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      12.12.2009 13:36
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      I bought this Dyson DC21 a couple of weeks ago for £199 on Amazon. This was an amazing price and the reason for it dropping in price is that the newer model has just come out - this is about £370 from the Dyson website!! Having said that I have just checked Amazon again and the model I bought has gone up to £230, but it might well come back down again. I bought a Hetty hoover last year (like a Henry but pink) it wasn't that cheap about £100 but although it had lots of suction it wasn't picking up hair from the carpet ( i have long hair that gets everywhere) and I have also been suffering from back problem and Hetty was too hard to push as you had to press quite hard on the carpet. I tried my boyfriends DC21 that he bought 3 years ago and decided I must have one for my flat too so was very pleased to get it for the price I did especially as it comes with a 5 year guarentee as I have gone through many hoovers in the past. It is fairly heavy - the actual cylinder - but for someone without a bad back this should be no problem and now it is up the stairs in my flat I don't need to lift it anywhere just wheel it so it is absolutely fine. The beauty of this hoover is that although it is a cylinder hoover there is a motor in the head of the brush part - this was lacking in my Henry and with the Dyson it means that the brushes turn and pick up hair but also makes it very easy to push along as it helps propel itself. The amount of dust and dirt it picked up on its first go was truly shocking! My carpet looked clean to the naked eye but after the Dyson had run over it there was so much dust and dirt in the hoover compartment and I could see that the carpet actually looked a better colour and like it was newer! I was hoping it would pick up all my hair that gets into the carpet but this was better than expected! In fact I used it 4 times that week - not because it needed it but just because it was so easy to use and picked up even the tiniest pieces of dust and dirt with such ease that it was a pleasure keeping the carpet clean rather than having to drag Hetty hoover out once a week and brush away for ages to get it to pick up certain things! The Dyson DC21 comes with: * 1 x DC21 Motorhead which is the hover body itself and it is a lovely shiny silvery grey colour all over * 1 x Motorised Brush Head * 1 x Crevice tool - to hoover in small places. A very useful tool * 1 x Stair tool - Haven't used this as I don't have stairs in my flat but at least it comes with it for people that do have stairs * 1 x Brush tool - This tool is actually very good for using on upholstery or for getting dust mites out of your pillows and mattress - especially useful if you are an allergy sufferer * 1 x User manual - being honest i haven't actually opened this yet - as i found the Dyson clicked together very easily and was so easy to use i haven't needed any instructions I would definitely recommend buying this and for the price for a Dyson it is amazing.

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        28.01.2008 15:55
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        When poor old Henry the Hoover took a tumble down the stairs a few weeks ago and died a horrible death I needed to buy myself a new hover, something new and modern which didn't take up too much space and could occupy the space in the cupboard under the stairs which Henry had lived in. Whenever I buy new household products my first port of call is always my Mum who always gives me the best advice and will often offer to come with me to buy something new and also haggle with the shop manager for a better price. This time she managed to persuade me at long last, as she put it, to buy a Dyson hover. For many years she has been going on about how wonderful these Hoovers are and however much attached to Henry that I was, he wasn't going to last forever. The Dyson DC21 is what they call a Motorhead Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner and it weighs only a mere 14kg which is really light in comparison to what I am used to. Looks wise, well this Dyson looks space age to me and with the main body being quite small where all of the dirt goes it expands with a long pip to the brush head. This Dyson and I suspect the case with most of the hoovers in this category is approved for allergy sufferers and they pick up the smallest of dust particles from your flooring whether it is a carpeted or wooden floor. Imagine the shock and disgust I felt when I first ever used my new Hoover, my mum did warn me that there would appear to be a hell of a lot of dirt being picked up and she wasn't wrong. I thought my house was always kept really well, the more common areas I would vacuum at least once a day and the less common areas twice a week. However the Dyson comes into my life and it looks like I had never bothered to hover up at all. One of the main reasons I bought this hover is because of the lifetime guarantee of not having to buy hover bags, I have found that over time it has become increasingly difficult to find hover bags anywhere other than a specialist shop and even then I would have to order them in, thankfully now this isn't an issue, the only thing I have to do is clean the filters every 3-6 months instead. The Dyson DC21 also stores away quite easily as the hose and the hose can be compressed and stored around the hover using special hooks. So having purchased by brand new Dyson who was aptly named Doreen by my mother after her neighbour who manages to get her nose into everyone else's business, I find within the box that I have got: * 1 x DC21 Motorhead which is the hover body itself and it is a lovely shiny silvery grey colour all over * 1 x Motorised Brush Head - this is the actual hovering up part of the Doreen. The manual states that the powerful bristles remove dirt and pet hair from carpets and it is operated by my foot so that I do not have to bend down and turn it on and off. * 1 x Crevice tool - the Crevice tool is amazing and since getting Doreen home I have used it probably more than any of the other accompanying tools and it is like a long slim pipe which can fit into the smallest of places, in my case down the back of the sofa, behind the bookshelves and I've even used it to hover my curtains. * 1 x Stair tool - This is a smaller bristle brush which fits onto the end of the pipe in the same way the Crevice tool did and it brushes each stair with ease. With Doreen being so light, it isn't a difficult task to go up and down each step ensuring it has been fully hovered. * 1 x Brush tool - The Brush tool I haven't yet used, but it is a circular brush and again it slows onto the end of the hose quite easily. * 1 x User manual - I have read this from cover to cover on how to use and operate my Dyson and found it to be really easy to read and quite useful in parts. To clean this hover it is actually much simpler than I first thought it would be. The bin where all of the waste goes into is clear and made of a quite hard plastic so you can see when your Dyson is near to being full or looks so foul it needs emptying which in my case I clean it after every use, you unclip the button and remove the bin and simply empty it into a rubbish sack and after you are happy it is clean enough you simply reattach it to the body kit and it is ready to be used again. My Dyson came with a 5 year guarantee and cost me £329.99 which to some will be a small fortune but for me it is an investment for the future. I have been using Doreen now for almost 3 months and although I was very fond of Henry she is the perfect replacement. Since buying this hover I have also bought some optional extra attachments to accompany my Dyson. Firstly I bought what is called an Up Top Tool and because I am not that tall (I am 5ft 4) I need something to help me reach the top of the bookshelves without having to stand on a chair and this tool is perfect. I also purchased a mattress tool and this helps to removes dirt and dust mites from mattresses and upholstery. In total both parts cost me an extra £20 and I wouldn't be without them now. There are also many other brushes that you can buy for your Dyson if you visit their website but all of the tools can be stored upon the Dyson itself, other than the two extra ones I bought which remain in their boxes until I need to use them. Overall I am suitably impressed with my Dyson, it is easy to use, easy to manoeuver, easy to clean and it definitely wins on performance with the amount of dust and cat fur it is able to collect from my house.

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        Dyson, already acclaimed for vacuum cleaners that never lose their suction, has released model with the patented Root Cyclone? technology that uses centrifugal forces to collect dust / The DC21 Stowaway? is a compact canister vacuum with a telescoping wand and a wraparound hose for neat and tidy storage / Short name: Dyson DC21