Product Type: Dyson vacuums
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Dyson DC25 All Floors
Member Name: benlepensive
Dyson DC25 All Floors
I'm not sure if having three cats might have been anything to do with it (they all being of the particularly loose furry type) but my trusty old Vax gave up the ghost last month and I had to bite the bullet and buy a new vacuum cleaner.
Now, having made the mistake previously of buying 'cheap and cheerful' (the Vax!) last time, I decided to do some research on the Dyson range since my mum had had one of the early ones and I (sadly) have quite fond memories of a lairy purple affair. I even popped into my local electrical superstore (with usual not-very-helpful assistants) to 'test drive' a couple I had short-listed. Well, I was smitten... a quick zoom around Currys with Dyson's DC25 convinced me that I had to have this particular model.
The Look and features:
Why? You are probably asking.. well, firstly, it has a strange rolling ball mechanism which, although bizarre to look at, is incredibly effective allowing the cleaner to be manoeuvred amazingly easily and into very tight spots. That alone was enough to sell it to me, having spent hours going backwards and forwards (pretty ineffectively) with my old cleaner. With one push of a button, the revolving brush-head stops, allowing hard floors to be cleaned safely and effectively. Back onto carpet again, push the button and the brush-head starts revolving again. Simple.
It also came with all tools on board - ok, not a deal-breaker, but very useful nonetheless because I hate always having to trek downstairs to retrieve the illusive 'thin pokey attachment! And, finally, the ease of emptying the bagless cylinder was amazing - one push of a button releases the cylinder and another button on the cylinder itself opens the bottom to release the contents (85% cat in my case!) into the bin. The hose (which is integral to the cleaner) is easily released from the handle and 'concertinas' out and was long enough to clean the whole staircase (another definite plus point). Although not particularly light-weight, it feels solid and well-built.
Having decided on the model, I then checked out all the special offers and actually bought mine from Argos as they had an incredible deal. Putting the thing together from just as diagram was a little Krypton factor-like but I was soon zooming round the house picking up amazing amounts of fur, dust and debris which my old cleaner had 'overlooked'. The Dyson is not particularly noisy - suffice it to say all three cats tolerated it without looking traumatised - and a boring chore has now become almost good fun. Although I have not had mine for long, it certainly looks robust and everything clicks together very soundly - I am very impressed and even my cats approve.
Summary: Expensive but worth it - it's got the Cat Factor!
Summary: it sucks (in a good way)
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