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Compact, lightweight and very effective
Dyson DC24 Multi Floor
Member Name: Albestine
Dyson DC24 Multi Floor
Advantages: Weight, rollerball movement and size
Disadvantages: Size of waste bin
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.
Summary: Super compact light weight model
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