Product Type: Dyson vacuums
Newest Review: ... that show me that it is starting to "die" is a slight loss of suction (despite Dyson repeatedly saying how Dysons don't lose su... more
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Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
Advantages: Extremely reliable for even the most demanding owners, decent suction, easy maintenance...
Disadvantages: The cable could be a little longer
My Mom has her own cleaning company and I have been going on jobs with her for a minimum of 2 hours per week for about 7 years. Therefore, I have been able to test a variety of different vacuum cleaners and can make experienced comparisons between many different models. This model is the main one we have used over this time and it has generally been great. After about 4 or 5 years it is still being used everyday as it seems almost as good as it was the day it was purchased, however it is starting to show signs of decline.
Considering we have been using it very intensively, it has probably worked the equivalent of a vacuum cleaner in the hands of a general household would in about 15 years or maybe even more. if you think about it like this and also consider that it is still going, this vacuum cleaner is extremely reliable and has been more than worth the money paid for it.
The signs that show me that it is starting to "die" is a slight loss of suction (despite Dyson repeatedly saying how Dysons don't lose suction). I assume this is due to some internal component starting to wear out through repetitive usage and is to be expected. It also now released all of the smells of other houses (especially those with pets) as it cleans. This is despite all filters being cleaner regularly and the vacuum being maintained too.
The build quality on Dyson vacuum cleaners is always excellent and this model is no exception. It is very sturdy and can handle being knocked around cars, floors, walls furniture and even handles being dropped down a few stairs a couple of times.
*The performance I will review for when it was in top condition*
The performance of this vacuum cleaner is pretty good, it will clean up the majority of dirt with ease without having to repeatedly go over the same spot multiple times. The main thing it seems to struggle with is pet hair, however as this is NOT the animal model of this vacuum cleaner then I cannot expect it to, if you need to regularly clean up masses of pet hair then go for an animal model.
Emptying the vacuum cleaner, as with many of the other Dyson vacuum cleaners, is easy. Simply click a button to detach the dirt chamber and then click it again whilst over a bin to release the base and have the dirt fall in. Then the chamber simply slots back into place on the vacuum cleaner. There are also filters which have to be cleaned out every 6 months but have a lifetime guarantee on them so you will never have to buy a replacement!
The vacuum is very easy to maneuver despite not having Dyson's famous ball technology. Personally, I do not see much point in the ball, it doesn't seem to make it any easier or harder to move a vacuum cleaner with one or without one in our opinions.
Summary: A fantastic vacuum cleaner from Dyson which will never let you down
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