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The Dyson DC25 Multi Floor has too many features to list here but I'll try my best to get through them!
Our previous vacuum cleaner had given up the ghost and, after hearing lots of amazing things about Dysons, we decided to give it a go. Sure, they are more expensive than vacuum cleaners of other brands (we paid £219 from Currys) but, from the experience I've had with it so far, it's definitely worth it.
The first time I used it, I couldn't believe how much dust was in the bag! It was disgusting to think that it had all been sitting on our floors and just goes to show how rubbish our previous vacuum cleaner had been.
The Dyson cleans right to the edge of the floor without having to take out the pipe, which is amazing and very convenient.
The handle itself turns into the pipe, which makes for a very neat and tidy machine. It pops out with one easy movement; just pull it upwards and out it pops with a lovely satisfying click. It also makes it easy to manoeuvre as you can hold onto the handle to use the pipe. Added to this, the pipe is telescopic and very long, making it extremely easy to vacuum the stairs without having to try and balance the cleaner on every step. Our house has 13 stairs and I managed to clean 11 of them before I had to take the vacuum cleaner upstairs to do the final two. When you want to replace it, just push it back into position with another satisfying click and you're ready to use as an upright.
It comes with two attachments for the pipe; one is a wide headed sucker and one is a thin pipe with soft bristles attached. You can also buy an array of other attachments for cleaning mattresses, Venetian blinds and one with a 180 degree bend in it for hard to reach places like the tops of doors or ceiling fans.
To use in an upright position, it has two settings; one for carpets and rugs and one for hard floors. When you move from one to the other, just press the button next to the power button and it turns the brushes on or off. (On for carpets, off for hard floors). It sucks up dirt equally easily between the two and leaves the floors spotless.
The bin is very easy to remove and empty. One button to click it out, place it inside your kitchen bin and one button to open the bottom, dumping all the dust safely and neatly in your bin. Then just click it back into place; it takes less than a minute! The only problem I can see is that the max fill level seems to be quite low. Judging from how full it is from just one clean of the house, it would need to be emptied every two or three times we do the whole house. However, this shouldn't be a problem as it's so quick and easy.
The famous Dyson ball makes it easy to manoeuvre around corners and it's quite a bit lighter than other vacuum cleaners so another way to make it easy to move. The fact that it's lightweight also makes it much easier to get up and down stairs.
The filters need to be cleaned every three months to keep it in tip top condition and, if you register it online, they can send you an email as a reminder. I have yet to try this, I've got it on good authority from a friend.
It comes with a five year parts and labour manufacturer's guarantee which is excellent; I've heard of these machines lasting for 10 or 15 years so hopefully this won't be needed.
The whole thing is a fantastically engineered piece of machinery, both in terms of ergonomics and effectiveness. I would definitely recommend investing.
My vacuum cleaner started to fall apart and my Mum kindly bought me the DC25 as a replacement. She loves Dysons and her last one lasted about 10 years, which was longer than the 5 years my vacuum cleaner lasted (it wasn't a Dyson).
The DC25 costs around £300, but I got it for £220 in the sale. I'm sure there are always offers around, so hunt around if you want one. Needless to say, I wouldn't have been able to afford a Dyson otherwise. It's really easy to set up as there are only a few bits to clip together and I managed to put it together without reading the instructions. It isn't that much smaller than my old upright vacuum, but the clear plastic does make it feel smaller.
Dyson seems to gave solved problems I didn't even know existed with this model.
The roller ball, makes it so much easier to manoeuvre around the room. My home is fairly small and there are lots of little areas my old vacuum had problems reaching. With a flick of the wrist, you can easily change direction, unlike most other models which can only move in straight lines. When I was cleaning my
Bedroom, I was able to clean around the side of my bed without moving, whereas with my old model I had to turn both myself and the vacuum.
The cylinder is clear plastic which means you can see when it needs emptying. All you do us press a button to release the cylinder from the base and press it again to empty the dust into the bin. My last vacuum was bagless, but it was a pain to empty as you had to take the vacuum apart. The press button makes it really easy, although I did find that I sometimes had to remove some if the dust from the barrel myself.
The DC25 cones with a hose that even be used for walls and stairs although I haven't tried it yet. In addition there are two filters, which need to be cleaned every few months, which I haven't had to do yet, as I only bought it today!
The DC25 really does work. I can't believe how much it picked up when I used it today. It was so much more than my old model. Despite vacuuming yesterday, there was loads of dust in the Dyson, I couldn't believe how much there was.
We purchased this vacuum after our very old Dyson decided to sadly pass away!
The Dyson DC25 multi floor is one of Dysons upright vaccums with a unique ball design meaning it is very easy to manoeuvre around the home. It comes with a range of attachments, is fairly compact and looks very sleek.
The Dyson DC24 is one of my best buys ever.
Not least because it is the easiest vaccum I have ever used.
From the nice little cable holder at the back, it's very easy to plug in.
You press the pedal at the back of the vaccum to start the 'ball rolling' and then the big red button which you can't miss to start it up!
It really is very self explanatory and I had no problem at all working out how to operate it.
It's goes around corners effortlessly and cleans right up to the edge too.
There is a rotating brush in the Hoover that sweeps at carpet to get up more dirt/dust and it really works. I also found it great that you can turn this feature off by pressing the grey button to use on laminate or hard flooring. Cleans all my flooring really well!
We have a toddler a cat and a dog and you really couldn't tell. This does such a good job at cleaning up any mess or hair.
It is also fairly light, I'm not the strongest of people and I can lift up and down the stairs with little trouble.
There are a few attachments for extra cleaning such as the upholstery brush and a thin nozzle for small crevices. Again I found this very easy to use.
You just pull the nozzle out from the handle under the red flip up section and pop whichever attachment on you like.
Very easy to reach the ceiling too, I've not had a problem reaching cobwebs and suchlike.
Makes cleaning my sofa very easy!
I love the multi use functions of this Hoover and it truly makes my life much easier.
The Dyson is a bagless cylinder design which means it is very easy to empty. Also means once you have paid the initial cost you don't need to shell out more money on bags, which was a real bonus for me.
You simply press a button on the front and the dust and dirt compartment comes off, then I just simply empty into a bin bag and tie it up.
Very simple and mess free too.
Although the initial cost of this is more than many other brands I would highly recommend it if you can afford it.
It has so many uses and functions and really works much better than any other hoover I have ever used.
We decided to go for the Dyson DC25 after our previous vacuum cleaner lost the will to suck. Since our then defunct vacuum was a cheap and rather poor model, we decided to splash out a bit and go for a Dyson. We had always heard good things about them, and at the time Curry's had a promotion on all Dyson cleaners. We decided to go for the DC25 All-floor model as we have various floor surfaces in our flat, from carpet, to lino and tiles. At the time, if I remember correctly, we got over £70 off our DC25, but it normally costs approx. £250.
Our model was in stock at the depot, so we were able to take it straight home. It was well packaged, and nothing was damaged upon our first inspection. I have to admit, my first impressions of the Dyson were sceptical at best. It feels and looks very plastic. I wasn't particularly convinced that it would last very well in the long term. Regardless, we put it straight to use.
I guess the most important feature of any vacuum cleaner is how well it removes dirt from surfaces. Well it's safe to say that the DC25 sucks, in the best way of-course. Apart from washing our carpets, they have never looked cleaner than when using this vacuum. It has very powerful suction, and the info about the bag-less vacuums not losing power as they fill up is true. My old vacuum had bags to empty, and it got less and less efficient as the bag filled. This Dyson sustains its excellent suction as the canister fills. The only problem is that, even in our small flat, it seems to fill up very quickly, so needs emptying often. It also works well on lino and tiles, sucking up all the dust before we mop these surfaces.
The DC25 is one of the Dyson Ball range, and I have to say that this technology really makes a big difference in a small apartment. It's actually quite a heavy vacuum cleaner, but the addition of the ball makes it pretty nimble, and allows you to spin in quite tight circles. We have quite a lot of awkward spaces to get into, and this Dyson copes well. I found its lack of wheels meant it can adapt well to any layout. It's definitely one of the models best features.
The (pretty frequent) emptying of the Dyson is fairly simple: a button on top of the dirt holding canister is depressed, and this releases it from the cleaner. At this point be very careful not to release the release catch for the canister to empty, unless you are over a bin, as it releases the dirt from a door on the bottom. Releasing the dirt can be a bit messy at times, as dust can swirl out and into the air (try not to breath in at this point), and occasionally you may need to manually remove portions of dirt that can get stuck halfway up the tube. However, the fact that you don't need to hunt down hard to find hoover bags any more, makes up for this slight hassle.
Apart from the main head for vacuuming carpets etc, the DC25 comes with a detachable hose that can be used for all those awkward corners and edges. The hose is cleverly incorporated into the main handle of the machine, and pulls up and out with the release of a top catch. Also attached to the vacuum are a couple of attachments for this hose, which include an upholstery head, and a narrow nozzle, with a further attachable brush head. Cleverly, this brush head is incorporated onto the nozzle, and simply slides back when not required, meaning you don't have to keep on re-attaching it. My only problem with this hose is that it's rather stiff (no sniggering!), and this makes it a bit of a pain to manoeuvre about, especially for using it for things above ground level.
My only issues are that the DC25 is pretty noisy, and fairly heavy. Most vacuums have a fairly loud 'whooshing' sound to them, but this one has a very weird almost rasping sound to it. I don't own any animals, but I would imagine this would scare the bejesus out of any dogs etc! It's not really a major problem though, and you do get used to it. The weight issue again isn't really a big problem for me, but lifting it about could be a hassle for someone older, or with poor strength. It does have a rather sturdy lifting handle though, so it's not hard to hold onto, if you have to lift it up.
I mentioned at the start of the review that I was concerned that my Dyson looked a bit plastic-y, however, after over two years, my fears have proved unfounded. The DC25 still works perfectly, and none of the many plastic catches, buttons, or hinges has yet to break. In fact the whole thing is a miracle of modern plastic engineering if I'm being honest. The suction is still top notch, and on the whole I can say that the expensive asking price for the machines is, in my opinion, justified when the product preforms perfectly without issue for years of repeated use. I don't mind spending a bit more for quality. The 'Ball' is more than just a cheap gimmick, and really does make this rather heavy vacuum a breeze to use.
It's a testament to Dyson that most modern vacuum cleaners have changed drastically over the last few years to mimic their designs. It's a bit like the introduction of the iPhone to the mobile phone market. I'm sure some of the other vacuum manufacturers can offer similar but cheaper results these days, but I don't regret my Dyson purchase.
We have 2 cat's, both long hair and both enjoy the occasional scrap. So cat hair can be an absolute pain.
The previous vacuum cleaner we had was good, until we got the cat's. So we had a look at Dyson's. We thought the 'Animal' one a bit too much for what we needed and settled for the DC25 all or multifloor model.
Sad as this might appear, I couldn't wait to give it a go. I started on the living room carpet and was impressed by the power of suction. I then moved into the kitchen/dining area, which is hard wood flooring. I changed the mode to suit the flooring and was equally impressed with the way anything that got in my way was 'eaten'.
Both myself and my wife work long hour's, so the cat's are often left all day in the house. When we arrive home we are often greeted with hair everywhere. If you were to pick it all up and hold it in your hand you would think you'd just grown a kitten! But anyway!
A quick run round the house with the Dyson and it is soon shifted.
I much prefer the bagless cleaner's, easy to empty, straight into the dustbin. The attachment's that the DC25 comes with, all built in, are excellent. Getting into those nooks and crannies is a doddle.
I also find the ball makes manoeuvring around things really good.
By far the best cleaner we have ever had.
Previously I owned a dyson which had lasted around 7 years, it was brilliant. One day it decided to pack up, so me and my girlfriend went shopping for a new one, we got saw this in curries and decided it was the best for our small place. It wasn't as big as my old one and looked very modern and stylish. The nice man in curries really sold this to me, he seemed to know have he was talking about.
I paid a bargain £189.99 for this. It was the model on sale at the time and now it is much more expensive than the price I paid for it. For a dyson this is good value. I was expecting to be paying around £250. When buying a vacuum cleaner, it always is best to get the best. Dont settle for a cheap model as these will not pick up enough dirt.
It is a very slender model that has ball technology so that it is much easier to move. It also has a section that collects the dirt so you can empty and clean the section. It is much better than using bags which can be expensive. The dyson also has an extra function which allows for harder suction. To turn the vacuum cleaner on you push the on button and then put your foot on the back which lowers the dyson and starts the suction. it comes with a part which detaches and stretches so you can clean stairs and the ceiling etc.
Does it work?:
It worked very well for me, the suction is great and it really cleans my carpets well. You can see all the dust and dirt it picks up after use which is handy because you know how dirty your home is. It is not very heavy to use, it's very easy to guide around the house and doesn't take much effort to use. It is small so it can fit under hard places and it is flexible too. One of the things that does bug me though is the detachable suction, the actual tube is very stiff and when cleaning the stairs you alomost feel as if it is going to pull you back down the stairs. Maybe after more use it will become loose, this is the only thing that I can complain about at the moment. This also works well on hard flooring, our kitchen gets a lot of crumbs and this picks it all up! Brilliant :)
This gets a 5 star rating from me. I love my new dyson! The price was great for me, I would even pay more for it as I have had no issues and it cleans all the floors in the house, I would get another dyson in the future as I feel these are the leading brand at the moment.
Differences to my old model:
The cylinder is actually a lot smaller, so it does hold less dirt. I don't see this being a problem though. It just means that I must empty it more often. The smaller size means it can fit in smaller gaps around the house, such as inbetween cupboards. What I like most is the fact that you can get under tables with this, its flexible, my old dyson was rather large. Although I like the smaller size, I think the old one picked up more dust. It's not as powerful. I can also tell you that the noise is very loud, it is not the nicest sound, it's sounds like it Is growling. The thing which makes this better than any vacuum cleaner I have used before is the way you can handle it, when pushing it you will not have to put a lot of effort in! In the past I have has a dead arm after vacuuming the entire house, this is much more effortless. And I appreciate that! The last little annoying feature is the way it leaves your carpet looking...you get horrible lines! My old one looked nice, this isn't the best.
Thanks for reading :)
I was really looking forward to my new Dyson being delivered and was disappointed when it arrived faulty; the spin brush button had broken so it was stuck on the 'hard floor' function of suction only without the brush, which was ineffective on my dog hair ridden carpet. Because I work during the week, I had to wait two weeks for my day off for the Dyson engineer to come and fix it.
The engineer was very friendly and quickly sorted out the problem and I haven't experienced any faults since.
When trying to decide which vacuum cleaner to buy, the choice to buy a Dyson was easy due to its long guarantee, excellent customer service reputation and high ratings however I wasn't sure whether to purchase this model or the more expensive dc25 animal for my dogs' hair. I think I should have done for the animal as this one doesn't manage to get 100% of the hair off, especially from the sofa. You can however purchase the animal turbo brush separately which I am seriously considering.
The ball makes the vacuum cleaner really easy to manoeuvre and it's (almost!) a pleasure to do the hovering.
The Dyson DC25 Multi Floor Bagless Vacuum Cleaner swiftly lifts dirt from your carpets, upholstery and stairs with easy control and unmistakable style / The Dyson DC25 Multi Floor provides superior suction power from the patented Root Cyclone Technology / This highly effective upright vacuum cleaner will also take care of your delicate rugs and hard floors / The Dyson DC25 Multi Floor has a HEPA filter with Bactisafe screen, cleans and expels air to keep allergies at bay / The filter is washable so it's easy to maintain and remain efficient / The Dyson DC25 Multi Floor Bagless Vacuum Cleaner 's patented ball technology means your vacuum is easy to steer and glides effortlessly across surfaces, making light work of cleaning / Characteristics Type Bagless Power (Watts) 1200 Appropriate power (Watts) 220 Air Watts Filter type HEPA Indicator for bag content No Ergonomy Parking position Upright Cable length 7.5 m Others Colours Grey and Yellow Included accessories Combination tool, Crevice tool, Stair tool Dimensions (cm) 39.2 x 107.1 x 31.0 Weight (Kg) 7.4 / Short name: Dyson DC25 Floor