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      06.11.2012 13:42
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      The Dyson DC24, best Vaccuum cleaner ever?.... It could well be...

      I bought my Dyson DC24 back in May of this year when I lived in my previous home which happened to be fully carpeted, my old Vax upright had seen better days at the time and was struggling to pick up anything in its path so I decided to indulge in a new expensive Dyson model that would, I hoped, justify it's cost by being the best vacuum cleaner ever. At over £220 the DC 24 was by no means cheap but it was one of the latest models Dyson had released and featured the 'ball' technology, I'd previously seen the TV advertisements and was sold on how easy it appeared to glide over both carpeted and hard-floors and having owned and used a Dyson in the past which had served me well for a good few years I decided to take a chance on it.

      The DC24 is an upright, bagless vacuum cleaner, it's 'ultra lightweight', uses 'cyclone' technology for suction and is probably best known and most recognisable for being a 'ball' cleaner. Unlike traditional vacuums which pretty much look the same with their fixed, square bases the DC24 has a pivoting ball which allows you to steer and manoeuvre the machine around. You can literally walk round pushing the machine in circles if you want to, the ball is reactive, smooth-gliding and is probably the best thing about this cleaner as a whole. That's not to say that there's anything wrong with how powerful the cleaner is at picking bits and dust up, on the contrary it's a superb vacuum cleaner, very powerful, relatively quiet compared to others and a mighty fine machine truth be told, but the best thing about it, in my opinion, is how easy it is to use.

      It weighs a little under 6 kilograms but compromises have been made to make the machine as light as it is, there's no automated cord retraction device for example so you have to manually wind and unwind the cord from the back of the machine. Similarly you don't get any tools with the cleaner other than an adjustable wand with a brush that allows you to clean hard-to-reach places so it's pretty basic as far as other cleaners go. This isn't a downfall for me though as all I wanted was something I could shove around my home that would pick up dust and on that basis there's very little to criticise with this model as it performs that task perfectly. It really is a multi-floor cleaner that adjusts automatically to the surface it's on. My previous home, as mentioned, was carpeted and the DC24 picked anything it is path with ease, the cyclone suction is strong and my carpets always looked renewed and rejuvenated after being given the once over. In my new home I predominately have laminate flooring and again the DC24 picks up anything in it's path with no problems whatsoever, I don't need to change any settings on it when I vacuum my rugs and I can go from my wooden passage floor into my carpeted bedroom without having to stop.

      The cord length is good, it's probably not the longest cord I've ever had on a vacuum cleaner and I think it would struggle to reach up a full flight of stairs if you live in a house but again I think Dyson have made a few compromises to keep the overall weight of the machine down. It's a bagless cleaner as mentioned so any dust and bits that it picks up are stored in a drum on the front of the machine and I find mine really easy to empty as it takes a push of a button to release the drum from the machine and then it clicks back into place once emptied. It's not the biggest drum ever but lasts me a good few weeks before it has to be emptied so I can't see this being too problematic for other people as I do vacuum every day but do bear this in mind if you live in a busy household and find yourself having to get the cleaner out a few times a day.

      Dyson are renowned for the filter systems they install on their machines and the DC24 has a washable HEPA filter which expels clean air, it has a sealed filter which doesn't allow any nasties to escape into the air so is a good choice for those with dust or mite allergies. Fortunately I don't have any issues with allergies so can't comment on how good this function is but I have no reason to disbelieve Dyson's claims. The machine comes with a five year parts and labour guarantee which I think is exceptional, you do have to register your details with Dyson to activate this warranty which can be done either by filling out the card you get or going online and I would definitely recommend that you do this as you never know when you're likely to need it and for a machine that costs upwards of £200 it's much better to be safe than sorry.

      I've owned and used my DC24 for over 6 months now and in that time have remained impressed with it, I deliberately waited a few months before reviewing mine to see if my opinion would change or if I noticed any niggles and can confidently say that I haven't. It remains as impressive today as it was when I first unboxed it and even though I do think it's a very expensive model compared to other vacuum cleaners on the market I think it's well worth the money. Whilst many may assume that the ball technology is just a gimmicky feature it does set this machine apart from the competition and I do think it is by far it's strongest selling point. It's a compact machine that weighs very little but don't let that fool you into thinking it's doesn't have the power to pick up anything in it's path, it has been the best vacuum cleaner I have ever owned and even though it doesn't come with an array of tools I honestly don't think it needs any as it is a remarkable machine that won't let you down.

      100% recommended by me even at the price it retails for, expect to pay between £200 and £280 depending where you buy the DC24 from but it's definitely worth it. Five stars as a rating here, thanks for reading my review.

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        20.09.2012 15:39

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        A nice, lightweight, compact cleaner, but a crevice tool would have been nice.

        We live in a tiny bungalow, with limited storage space, and needed a cleaner that would fit inside a cupboard without taking up to much room. The Dyson DC54 fits the bill perfectly and I love the way the handle pushes down to enable the cleaner to fit inside a cupboard with restricted height. It does not require any bags, so there are no ongoing running expenses. The dust chamber is easy to remove for emptying, but we often find that the dust gets wedged between the middle inner section and the wall of the chamber, which means poking something inside to loosen it (we use a plastic chopstick). The DC24 is also a nice lightweight cleaner, so my wife, who has health problems, can use also manage to use it. Another advantage is that rather than have several tools clipped to the cleaner there is just one multifunction tool. Sadly there is no crevice tool included though, and it would have been a very useful addition. That's my only criticism though. Overall it's the best vacuum cleaner we've owned so far.

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        26.06.2012 19:11
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        A decent mid range vacuum cleaner that is something to buy if your used to vacuum cleaners failing

        The Dyson DC24 MultiFloor is the best vacuum cleaner we have ever owned however before you think I am trying to plug it that is not saying too much! In terms of Price it sits in the midway point of the dyson range between the likes of the dear DC24 Animal and the cheaper dyson dc 35 slim animal.

        I don't know how it compares to dearer models, I suspect it would be inferior and that it would be superior to cheaper models. Lets go on what I do know about it and that is it turns the corner very well thanks to it be pivoted on a ball rather than the traditional wheels, compared to the old heavy things we used to use it is MUCH more agile and nimble and get into tight spots.

        As far as suction goes it does pretty well picking up most dirt and fluff but it seems to struggle with bigger bits of fluff or fluff made of denser material. Sometimes it does get clogged up especially if you ask it to demanding tasks like hovering up a room that has just had the wall paper stripped from it. However after contacting dyson customer support we were able to get it to work again although we ended up having to get them come out and fix the more complicated part of the machine.

        Most of our previous vacuum cleaners have broken down with 2 or 3 years but this has been with us for about that long now and is still going strong, further after it briefly was out of action and I had to use an old fashion "Henry" vacuum cleaner I really do appreciate how much easier it is to push a ball around than wheels and how much easier it is for the system to hoover up for you whilst you push it around instead of having to control the suction tube by hand.

        The bag capacity for this upright medium sized model is great, it goes at least a week normally before you have to empty the bag-less compartment and cleaning the filters is a simple case of washing them with water after you remove the bag-less compartment from the vacuum and then remove the filter from that compartment.

        The cable length is pretty decent too as it allows you to hover all around a room without having to stop your work and unplug and start again, getting the whole wearisome process of doing household chores out of the way quicker and giving you more time to do the things you really want to be getting on with.

        The choice of size of this model is completely down to what you want from your product, if you space is your concern then ask for the smallest DC24 which is petite is a little box/circle like thing, if you want to be emptying the vacuum chamber less often go for the medium sized vacuum Cleaner which balances space saving and maneuverability with bag capacity, if your a bit stronger or have more space to clean and more space to store then the larger sized model would be most appropriate which again like the medium sized model has the "classic" vacuum cleaner shape.

        The negatives are the price is a little higher than what we would usually spend however given the fact it has lasted longer than any other vacuum cleaner we have had, that it has better suction than any other cleaner I can remember using this leans me to words being inclined to say "go for this product".

        If you usually spend more money on a vacuum cleaner than this price range I would definately say that in my opinion this is a relative bargain that does all you need it to and does not feel in the least bit "cheap". It wont cut out on you, and it will suck up the vast majority of things you ask it to clean.

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          10.06.2012 19:25
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          Super compact light weight model

          After purchasing several different models and makes of hoovers, I finally found the perfect one. As for most people of a certain age, my mother found most hoovers too heavy to manage, so when I saw this ultra light weight hoover, I had to buy it for her.

          Firstly, the height of the handle is slightly lower than the regular weighted hoover, making it an advantage for the smaller framed person. However, don't be fooled, this little diamond has all the fantastic features of the regular model.

          The roller ball feature makes the movement around the home, weightlessly. It allows the hoover to move around objects without the need to lift and turn the hoover. The waste bin on the hoover is smaller than the regular model but as it is very easy to remove and empty, it has not posed any inconvenience. As with the regular models, the telescopic arm allows the user to reach those corners of the carpet and ceiling that don't usually get reached by the brush bar foot. It has the nozzle, which doubles up as a small brush, is fitted to the machine so it is easily accessible and just a gentle pull on the handle lifts the telescopic arm out from the hose. The brush bar foot is very easy to maintain has it has a little button on the side of the foot to press to reset the brush. This is ideal if you run over the odd sock or two. As the brush is run separately by a belt from the motor, it also allows the brush to be turned off when cleaning lino or tiled floors. This feature is next to the on/off button and only requires one click on and one click off. I have found this an advantage because when using it throughout the whole house, I have only needed to press a button rather than stopping the machine and having to bend right over to access the dial which most others brands have. It does not need you to guess which setting would be best for the floor needing to be cleaned.

          The filters are also easy to access and it does not need a lot of meddling to remove them. They also need to be tapped to refresh them but can also be rinsed under the tap to remove any heavy dust. But don't be put off by having to do this because once the filters have been tapped and replaced, the suction on the hoover is back to it's original newness. Saying that, in the months of use, the suction has never changed.

          The smallness of this machine has not made it any less powerful than the regular sized models. It feels like it is pulling the carpets from the grippers. Even with the brush disabled, the powerful suction is still there. Making the tiled floors a breeze with a click of a button. The power cable is of a good length and is easily unwrapped and re-wrapped back onto the storage hooks.

          Overall, I am extremely pleased with it. It is light weight making lifting it easy no matter what your size is. It is extremely compact and only needs a small space to store it away.

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            17.05.2012 15:55
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            A compact hoover that could take on most full size hoovers and win hands down.

            Dyson hoovers - you either love them or you hate them. Me? I get on ok with them as far as hoovers go as long as they do the job, but when our DC08 Carpetpro stopped with the suction I moaned and moaned at my husband until he gave in and shopped around for a hoover to best suit our needs.

            Before I go into the review I will tell you a little about the needs I had for a hoover. I live in a relatively small house so space is not freely available and with a toddler running around I needed a hoover with good suction. Our house is mainly carpeted with two rooms being a stone floor and the other laminated so we needed something that could manage both types.
            My husband did a lot of research before making the decision reading review after review and comparing with other brands along with comments I made about what I would need it to do.

            As our home is relatively small our previous hoover a Dyson DC08 Telescopic Wrap carpetpro, did take up more room that we thought but when we bought it 5 years ago we liked its style and the fact that it would probably suit us and last a long while. This time I wanted something more compact and easier to use. Trying to hoover with a toddler following you around is not the easiest of tasks and when the hose kept coming out of the cylinder unit enough was enough.

            My husband narrowed it down to two models and asked me which I preferred. Having always preferred to having a cylinder style hoover I was a bit reluctant to make the change to an upright hoover, until we were fortunate enough to trial the hoover as a family member had just purchased one.

            DC24 Multi Floor features

            Root CycloneTM technology
            BallTM technology
            Ultra-lightweight and compact
            Reversible wand


            I found it a lot easier to set up and get on with the hoovering and was able to get the rooms done in half of the time. We have a large wool rug on our living room floor and the DC24 has a rotating brush that really pulls up the carpet leaving it looking like new.
            The main challenge for us was whether our toddler's carpet would come up looking like new as it was the worst carpet we had in our house and everything appeared to stick to it. After hoovering the room it was as good as new and bits that I had tried to remove for the past 12 months simply got sucked up with ease so we decided to go ahead and purchase the DC24 from the Dyson Outlet on ebay for £174.00 a great price and it even had a 2 year parts and warranty despite it being refurbished.

            Our order arrived within 48 hours and as the delivery driver pulled out the box I was amazed at how small it was. As I opened the box the hoover was vitually brand new. I pulled out the main cylinder section out of the box and attached the rotating head to the bottom. This was easy to do I simply had to line up the two clips, one at the top and one at the bottom and wait until I heard it click into place.

            Next I had to insert the handle into the back of the hoover, again this was relatively simple to do and was a case of simply slotting into the extension hose and gently pushing together until I heard the click.
            Finally the multi tool simply slotted onto a space on the right of the hoover and the assembly was complete.

            The dimensions of the hoover are: 746 x 349 x 281 mm (HxWxD) or 1100 x 280 x 349 mm (HxWxD) when handle is extended

            To use the hoover simply pull up the handle until it clicks and the red footbar you simply press on and the wheels move out of the way to allow you to glide over your carpet with the minimum effort required.
            The ball design makes it so much easier to manouvere around your home. As we have lots of small spaces to get into the slim designed head and easy steering makes hoovering a quick and easy job.

            As the hoover is compact in size I have found that after hoovering 1 room it is close to the maximum fill and I have to empty the cylinder much more often but to be honest I don't mind as it is so simple to do. By clicking the red button in above the cylinder you simply pull away from the hoover unit hold over your rubbish bag and press it in again and the bottom of the cylinder will open and the contents will fall freely into the rubbish. Easy!
            The actula bin capacity is 0.85 litres.

            The hoover itself if a massive improvement on my previous model and suits my needs perfectly but if you were to purchase this for yourself I would recommend you check out your requirements first, the extension hose itself is not very long and to reach high places the wand on a DC24 machine reverses to reach awkward areas more easily and with a better grip. Tools click-fit to the end of the wand to give more options for cleaning high or hard-to-reach places. You may find that you will need to lift the main body of the hoover up in one hand and use the hose in the other, my husbands grandmother has this hoover and whilst I am sure that she does the main part of the hoovering herself, I do not thing that she would use the extension as she would not be able to manage lifting the hoover and hoovering at the same time. Personally I do not find it a problem for my home.

            Hoovering the stairs is easy as the hoover is so compact it simply sits on the step as I hoover the first few at a time before moving it along. DC24 machine weighs just 5.4kg meaning it's easy to carry.

            The brush bar is invaluable to our home as our son is forever crumbling bits of food into the carpet and the stiff nylon bristles spin at up to 90 times per second which really pull up the carpet pile and remove the crushed in dirt, leaving it looking like new. You can turn the brush bar on and off easily to suit your floors needs by simply pressing the button next to the red power button. As the floor tool is clear you will see the brushes spinning and when you turn the function off you will see the red bristles remain still.

            The cord length is only 6.1 metres so for some people this may not be long enough but provided you have a plug socket in each room you will not struggled to hoover your entire room. The cable stores away on the back of the hoover wrapping around two small plastic hooks just as it would on your traditional upright hoover.

            The additional tool we do not find to be that great and are looking at purchasing some additional tools to enable us to fit into narrow spaces etc, but overall this hoover is compact but powerful and it certainly is giving our home a new look with nice, clean floors something we haven't seen in a long while.

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              03.05.2012 11:25
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              Great hoover, would recommend to anyone in a small house/flat. Light and very easy to use.

              We LOVE our mini Dyson hoover! Previous to this we had a cheap one which we'd picked up in a hurry from a supermarket and it was terrible, hardly picked anything up.

              Getting the Dyson was both amazing and rather disgusting (amazing because of the way it performed, disgusting because we could see just how filthy our carpets were after using a terrible hoover for a year!). It's suction is incredible, we only have a small flat, which is why we went for the mini version, but if hoovering once a week will need to empty the cylinder twice before finishing our two bed flat.

              It's very easy to use, I love that you don't need to worry about bags, you can just empty the cylinder straight into the bin and because it's clear you can see when this needs doing. There's very little maintenance required, once a month or so we remove and rinse the filters.

              Dyson offer a 5 year guaranty on parts, so if anything goes wrong they'll replace it.

              Finally, as the handle will slot down inside itself you can store it in the smallest cupboard and forget about it until next week's hoovering session!

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              The Dyson DC 24 is ideal for vacuuming upholstery, stairs and even the car / A HEPA filter with Bactisafe screen cleans and expels air, which is great for allergy sufferers / The filter is washable as well, making it easy to keep clear of any built-up dust / The patented Root Cyclone Technology ensures that your cleaner doesn't loose suction power as you vacuum / And don't worry about your delicate rugs and hard floors, the motorised brush bars powerful bristles easily and effectively removes part hair for carpets / The reversible wand reverses to make it easier to reach those awkward areas more easily / The DC24 Multi Floor is Dyson's lightest upright machine / The handle even compresses so you can store it in small spaces so it stays out of the way / The DC-24 's patented ball technology makes cleaning smoother and quicker / It was built to steer smoothly and with a turn of the wrist / The Dyson DC24 Multi Floor Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is a great choice from a brand you can trust / If you have pets and suffer from allergies, then this is the vacuum for you / Characteristics Type Bagless upright vacuum cleaner with Dyson Ball technology Power (Watts) 600 Appropriate power (Watts) 100 airwatts (constant) Bag volume or reservoir (litre) 0.85 Filter type Washable HEPA Ergonomy Parking position Upright Telescopic tube Yes Cable length 6.1 Others Colours Grey and Yellow Included accessories Combination tool, Motorised brush bar Dimensions (cm) 74.6 x 34.9 x 28.0 Weight (Kg) 5.4 Hard Copy User Guides English / / Short name: Dyson DC24 Floor