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Dyson DC24 Multi Floor
Member Name: kellylouj
Dyson DC24 Multi Floor
Advantages: Easy to empty, compact, quiet.
Disadvantages: Lack of additional tools, small extenstion hose.
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
Ultra-lightweight and compact
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.
Summary: A compact hoover that could take on most full size hoovers and win hands down.
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