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I bought this to replace my previous Dyson vacuum which I had for 4 years, and this vacuum is very good indeed, and probably worth the £200 that I spent for it.
Firstly with it being able to reach 26 feet, it means that I no longer need to switch plug sockets when I hoover my 3 bedrooms upstairs (although the same cannot be said downstairs), therefore making my cleaning a lot more easier.
For those hard to reach places, there is a hose you can use, which is very simple to use and detaches from the cleaner and allows to clean places such as behind the sofa of under the bed with relative ease.
However one downside is when you carry the vacuum from upstairs to downstairs, you need to make sure that everything is fully attached to one another, otherwise the tank may open causing dust and dirt to be released - something which has happened to me once or twice.
I rarely have to change the filter paper (much less so than my previous dyson vacuum), perhaps once or twice a year at most.
Once you have finished with your cleaning, it is very simple to tidy it, and place all the items back where they belong.
Overall, I would recommend this vacuum, although I do know that are better models available.
After my Grandmother passed away one of the things that was passed onto us was a practically brand new Dyson DC15. before this, I think we were using a cheap Tesco's vacuum cleaner or maybe a Henry.
The colour of ours is White and grey, kind of like the above picture but the yellow bits are white instead, looks stylish I guess and one thing you immediately notice is that everything is plastic, initially giving me a worry that with enough use, bits will start to snap or wear very quickly, especially having two children, well we've had the Dyson 3 years now and its still all in one piece with all the bits in tact. The white finish hasn't faded or diminished at all and is still in very good condition, we lost one of the bits down by the main suction part which was one of the kids I think taking it off and then losing it, we went the the Dyson man on the market and paid £4 for a new one. Not too bad then.
Suction wise as you'd expect with a Dyson is as Good as the day we got it, works well, celan up most things (not water) and makes the house look like a home again.
I would recommend these to anyone really as I am quite impressed how it has lasted and been so durable
The dyson animal is the best if you have pets. It manages to pick up every pet hair without spending hours of vaccuuming and has special attachments to even get cat or dog hair off of furniture (it is like a mini vaccuum). I also love that it is bagless. I've owned so many vacuums over the years that I could never remember which bag I really needed...now I can just dump it in the trash and be done with it. Very easy to work with. It is simple to unassemble to get to the filters and you don't have to buy replacements just rinse and let air dry and then reassemble. I found the support techs super helpful too. A piece came off of the vacuum and I couldn't get it to work and once I called the 0800 number the tech talked me through a checklist that discovered that the piece was missing (I found it in the living room). There are only a few drawbacks. I hate that the cord doesn't rewind by itself (just laziness) but I love that you can vacuum the whole stairway without dragging the vacuum itself up the stairs. I only wish it was smaller. It's hard to get under furniture that is low to the ground. Overall the best vacuum I ever had.
this is the second dyson I've bought and i'm even more impressed with this one than the first one. I've got a combination of wooden floors and carpets, and it performs well on all of them. The ball does make it very easy to use round corners etc although i don't notice it any more, but if i went back to a normal vacume i'm sure i'd miss it.
We paid £160 as we had the last model off the shelf.
We have owned it for 3 years and needed a new hose as the old one was clogged up with muck and beginging to smell, but as it had the 5 year guarantee it was sent to us free the next day. Customer service with Dyson it fantastic, friendly staff and sort out any issues with no fuss.
The only critism is the weight of the hoover and carrying it up and down stairs, in an ideal world i'd have one upstairs and one down stairs.
I'd buy another tomorrow :o)
I have always purchased the cheapest hoover available thinking they all done the same job so why pay more? This all changed when we got our dog, he has got very long dark hair and sheds it all over the house which didn't look good all over my cream carpets! The old hoover was fine up until then, so I decided to get a new one which was from argos and said 'great for pets' which cost around £80 which I thought was very expensive at the time so bought it regardless. This hoover still didn't pick up the hairs. I'd given up by this point and was saving up for laminate flooring as I thought if a hoover which was made for pets didnt work then what would but luckily for me my friend was moving away and getting rid of everything including her dyson DC15 so she give me it.
I'd heard of dysons but didn't know anyone who owned one so didn't know what to expect. When she brought it to me I was abit shocked by the size, it is very large and as I'm only 5ft that was a problem but it was easy to wheel around the floor so it wasn't too bad,until I tried getting it up the stairs. It isn't much smaller than me so when I did manage to lift it from the floor as it is very heavy it bounced off every step on the way up so now my partner has to carry it up and back down for me or else I'll end up falling down with it one day.
The dyson DC15 is grey and yellow and the compartment where it keeps everything is clear so it is easy to see when it needs emptying. It has little holders on it to keep the attachments which is fantastic as you can't loose them.
When using this hoover it really is amazing though, it sucks up everything in seconds, after only hoovering my front room it was full and had to be emptied because there was so many dog hairs stuck in the carpet which my old hoover could never pick up. Best of all now you can see my cream carpets and not black fur everywhere.
The lead for it is very long so you don't have to keep unplugging it to get to other places further away. Due to all the attachments you can hoover in the smallest gaps you can find with ease. The hoover is very easy to move around and doesnt drag on the carpet or anything. There are no messy bags to empty which cost extra money so once you've bought the hoover there are no more money needs for it (and it also saves you electricity bills as now I don't need to hoover daily too)
This really is the best hoover I have ever used although the price is steep I now Know it is worth it, as they last such a long time and work brilliently. I now recommend this hoover to everyone and alot of my family have purchased it and also love it. It is now available from argos for £220 which is a good price and it is worth the money.
Ive had one of these for the last three years and its only just starting to show signs of wear and tear.
I can honestly say it is certainly one of the best hoovers I have ever had. It moves on the carpet fairly easily and it doesnt take much work either. Ive had 2 years warranty for it but never needed to use it as the product is so good. I have never had a problem with this hoover and it picks up almost everything it can also reach in some quite awkward corners which is good for me as it means i dont have to work so hard.
I can understand some people say that this is an expensive appliance compared to others but to be honest it is well worth it and there are no running costs with this really because you dont need to continously buy hoover bags because it all goes in the container.
This hoover is certainly convenient it doesnt take long to set it up, its eay to use and really does clean well, i would definately recommend it to others, regardless of the price.
The Dyson DC15 is my second Dyson, having had one of the original DC01's. Lets face it, we have all heard about their constant sucking ability, cyclone technology and hepa filtration systems rammed down our throats for years! So I don't plan on talking about them here at all!
We all know they are great vacuum cleaners, I guess that fact that I am now on my second one says a lot. Lets face it they do exactly what they say on the box. So why am I bothering to review it you may ask, why indeed! The question is is this the best vacuum on the market in it's category?
My current model is the DC15 animal ball. I have a cat who sheds lots of hair and there is no doubt that it does pick up lots of fur. The suction capabilities are impressive, that's a given. The manoeuvrability is fabulous, compared to a standard vacuum, it's mobile and responsive. The downdside is that because the ball is bulky you can't reach under low or not so low furniture. You end up having to use the attachments to reach under furniture, which just adds time to an already very dull job!
It's also incredibly heavy! I'm pretty strong, but I still struggle to get this up and down the stairs. If you have a bad back or are elderly this machine would be a disaster for you! In fact I have a friend that has two of these, one for downstairs and one for upstairs, just to avoid this problem. It's also made for quite tall people, if you are short heaven help you trying to carry this anywhere! I am 5'6" and I still have my hand tucked up under my arm when I take this upstairs, not a very comfortable position!
Onto the attachments! They are all attached to the machine, however when you are struggling upstairs with your very tall, heavy DC15, as it brushes against you you knock off at least two attachments which then bounce back down the stairs behind you. Very irritating and causes you an extra trip back down to retrieve them!!
The hose is not long enough to reach from the bottom of the stairs to the top (we have pretty average length stairs). This means that you have to then take it upstairs to do the top 3 or 4 stairs that you can't reach from the bottom. All very well as you have to take it up anyway. However, as mentioned this is a tall vacuum, so resting it at the top of the stairs while you vacuum down them is precarious to say the least. To say I have had to catch it on it's downwards fall on a few occassions is being kind to it. Believe me, catching one of these beasts is no mean feat! Especially as you are holding onto the hose at the time so your hands aren't free. It's a bit scary shall we say, and on one particularly bad occasion, it took me with it.
On the subject of the hose, it breaks so often it's a nightmare! To replace it is costly at around £30, it the two years I have had my DC15 I am on my 2nd hose. I have also had to replace the stair attachment twice too again at around £20 each.
The cheaper way of replacing attachments is actually to have an inhouse service, the last time I had one of these it was a fixed £55. for this they replaced any attachments that were broken or worn and all other parts that needed replacing except the motor (which if needed costs extra) so if you need lots of new parts this is definately the way to go.
On the whole it is a great vacuum, there are some irritation with it, as with most things. I guess the question is would I buy a third one? I think next time I would check out the sebo before making a choice!!
The Dyson DC15 is a great vacuum cleaner, as it is the first and only vacuum cleaner to feature the very unique ball. The Dyson DC15 upright vacuum has a large yellow ball that will allow the vacuum to pivot and roll with the greatest of ease which believe me makes a ton of difference. You can simply turn your wrist and the vacuum cleaner will change its direction. The ability is something that is commonly associated with canister style vacuum cleaners. It also offers quite an interesting filtration system. The air and dirt are sucked into the container where the outer cyclone removes large particles such as food, hair, and even fibers which has proved alot better than previous versions of dyson.
The DC15 has a very strict filter system, which will prevent 99.9% of bacteria and mold from getting to your home. The vacuum will suck it up and keep it inside of the vacuum where it belongs. Although a few years ago dyson were not as popular as hoover they are now taking over the market with their impressive design and functional capabilities
The Dyson DC15 is also known for its suction power and attachments as well. With the ball assembly, using attachments are a breeze. The only problem you may have, like i did was getting used to it!, i admit i dont hoover much only when the parents are away but compared to the old dyson this is a big step up and requires a bit of learning, when i moved around with the old hoover it was simply up and down and try to fit it into those angles but with the new ball attachment it gives a whole new level of turning, i realised that twisting the hoover to the direction was a bit of a quick shock as to "o yes it does actually go there" and you end up trying to regain control and pulling it back but after a few goes you soon get the hang of it and cuts your hoovering time by about 10 minutes (depending on the size of your house obviously).
The hose itself seems to be improved with more suction and is easier to disconnect and re-connect basck onto the unit, for getting under furniture compared to older models is slightly easier due to the front end is thinner and enables you to get to those areas slightly easier.
All in all its a great hoover and going back to the old style ones would be annoying now you can pick up one of these for about £250 the last time i saw but prices might be lower now, it fits away nicely under the stairs and is quieter than previous models.
Short name: Dyson DC15