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I bought this vacuum cleaner just over a year ago after moving from a flat to a 2 bedroom house. I wanted something that was going to be easy to carry up and down the stairs, but not take up too much space. My house has very limited storage space and most vacuum cleaners are very bulky. This is small - dimensions are 267 x 330 x 210 mm (HxWxD), so perfect. FUNCTIONALITY This is my first Dyson and I wasn't completely sure what to expect from it. Straight out of the box, it gives the impression of a thoughtfully designed piece of kit. All the attachments have a place attached to the hose and so will not get lost and they can easily be swapped around without too much trouble. The rigid part of the hose can also be removed and all attachments can be connected to the end of the flexible part. This makes it easier to control vacuum cleaner when you need to get up close to the area you are cleaning. All the useful attachments are included: Flat-Out Tool (the standard flat wide head) - This looks a little on the small side and is much flatter than the head on my previous vacuum cleaner. However, it works brilliantly. It's actually quite handy as it can get underneath low items of furniture with ease. It also has just the right degree of flexibility to easily get under the sofa. Replacements can be bought from the Dyson website for £30 should the need arise. I have not needed to replace it so far. Combination Tool (the long flat nozzle and dusting tools) - This is a 2 in 1 tool, you get the standard long flat nozzle that you get with most vacuum cleaners for getting into small crevices and there is also a brush tool which slides down over the end of the nozzle for use for dusting. I use this for getting rid of spider webs from the ceiling dusting lamp shades and furniture. It works really well for this. The way this tool clips together is very simple and well designed. Replacements can be bought from Dyson for £10. Stair Tool - This is a small sturdy head with a velour strips to pick up hairs, the edge also lifts up the carpet pile to improve efficiency of cleaning. I would imagine it would be good for particularly dirty carpets. I don't use this tool much as the Flat-Out tool does a good enough job for what I need. The stair tool can be replaced for £10 from Dyson. As is standard with vacuum cleaners, this one has a retractable power cord and with 5 metre of cord, you won't find yourself unplugging it every 2 minutes. The suction is very good and I think it does live up the hype. A couple of downsides to this is that the DC26 is very loud. There is a very strong breeze blowing out of the back of the unit, which can whip up any dust from the floor and put it back into the air. This means you may find yourself having to vacuum again once the dust has resettled. BUILD It has a very sturdy build quality to it and is a very nice shade of blue! It's small and much lighter than it looks (5.3 kg to be exact), which is very handy as you can easily hold the main body in your hand whilst cleaning the stairs. Every removable part of the Dyson DC26 can be replaced, which means should you lose one or if you happen to break one, you don't need to replace the whole unit. CLEANING For those who hadn't already heard, Dyson cleaners are bag-less and very easy to empty and clean. The casing around the cylinder is transparent, so you can see the dust building up and you know when it's getting full. It clips off and can be opened so the dust is just tipped away.It can be rinsed with very little effort too. The cylinder does have quite a small capacity, so it need emptying fairly frequently (obviously, this depends on how dirty your house is), but I can live with that, since I wanted a small vacuum cleaner. The cylinder casing and the cyclone assembly can be replaced for £24.55 and £36.24, respectively. Dyson recommended that you remove the filters and rinse them with cold water once a month. Replacements can be purchased for £14.72. These functions, taken together make the Dyson DC26 a very hygienic cleaning system. SUMMARY Overall, I can highly recommend the Dyson DC26. The RRP is £279.99 from Dyson with free delivery or £229.99 from Amazon, which is where I got it from. I think this is good value for money considering you get a 5 year guarantee. The fact that replacement parts are easy to obtain and reasonably priced means you should never have to buy another vacuum cleaner. The only thing I would say against it is that the end of the hose part is supposed to attach to the main body and stand up as in the picture, but this doesn't really attach to it very well and keeps falling off. It's a shame really because it looks so neat and takes up less space that way.
DC26 Multi Floor is designed for homes where storage is at a premium. It weighs just 5.3kg and fits on an A4 sheet of paper. But choosing a smaller machine doesn't have to mean sacrificing performance - DC26 Multi Floor works like a full-size Dyson vacuum cleaner. (Description of the hoover from the dyson website) We got this hoover after the first dyson hoover we brought was too big for my mother in law to use if she needed to, so we settled for this hoover as it was lightweight and was possibly a good quality hoover. At first few or more months it was fine even though the suction could of been better I'm not complaining but the problem I have now because the head is so slim so much dust and hair is getting stuck with no avail I am having no choice but to hoover without the head even when I tried poking the dust out it hasn't helped so I'm really frustrated. I do not think I can return it any more but I will see if I can somewhat replace the head. I think they took too much care to the design rather than practicality because they could of made it lightweight with a proper head. If your living by yourself or with a partner alone then it probably will be fine for you but if your someone from a 6+ family and need to hoover practically everyday then this probably will not be for you. Overall I'm not happy I bought a Dyson hoover because I wanted a good quality hoover that would last me a long time, it may be of good quality but I don't think they really thought the design through.
Most new houses have very little storage space these days. However, you needn't worry how you can store this vacuum cleaner because it can fit into a fairly small space. Because this is the cylinder version it does come apart quite easily for storage. The cleaner is small but incredibly powerful. I felt somewhat embarrassed after using this for the first time because it lifted so much dirt off my carpets and rugs. We have a wooden floor in the hallway and kitchen and this vacuum has no trouble adjusting to the different cleaning surfaces. I hate cleaning the stairs because many other vacuum cleaners are heavy and awkward to use. This Dyson only weighs 5.3 kg and it has a 5 meter long hose which is useful if you only have one electric socket in your room or if you are cleaning the stairs. The attachment nozzles are brilliant for cleaning down the sides of the sofa and awkward corners. One of the best things about this vacuum cleaner is the simple way of emptying the dirt out of the cylinder. Obviously you don't need to buy bags with Dyson vacuum cleaners thus saving money and the frustration of not finding the correct size. There is something rather satisfying about seeing all the dirt through the see-through collecting cylinder. I paid £199.99 from Comet but I was assured that this was the sale price saving me £30.This vacuum cleaner might seem a little more expensive than some cleaners but I really think in this case 'you get what you pay for'.
We bought this vacuum cleaner when we moved house and discovered that our new house was seriously short on downstairs storage space. The vacuum cleaner takes up around half the space of our previously Vax model. Due to the size it is also considerably lighter and easier to manage. It's a mere 5.3 kilos, which is great it you will only have one vacuum cleaner for the whole house and so will need to be constantly taking it up and down stairs. Continuing the stairs theme, it has a 5 meter hose which means you can leave the Dyson at the bottom of the stairs and Hoover up half way before taking it up the stairs and doing the other half down from the top; no more dangerous positioning of the vacuum cleaner half way up the stairs and trying to hold it in place and hoover at the same time! Like also Dyson's it is bag less. For me that means 2 advantages. 1. Cost saving as you have no bags to replace and 2. You can see what you've accidentally hoovered up ie, little Lego bits, as the cylinder where the Capet residue is collected is just clear plastic. The dyson comes with 4 tools, a combi crevice tool which I find excellent for doing the gap between the skirting boards and the carpet. It also has a brush tool for wood floors a stair tool and a flat head tool which I mainly use for getting cobwebs out the corners of rooms! It comes with a free 5 year guarantee and is recommended by the allergy society. I found definitely recommend this Dyson as the model of choice if you are short on storage space or have trouble lugging much larger vacuum cleaners around your house.
I have had my DC26 Dyson Vacuum for several months and have found it very capable of doing the job I require of it. Having had Dyson uprights in the past, I have found these heavy and bulky, so this time went for the cylinder style. I can no longer lift heavy things because of a heart condition and the DC26 is very light and compact so very easy for me to lift up and down the stairs, so I don't have to ask someone to do it for me. I have wooden floors in my house with some rugs and carpets upstairs. The DC26 is excellent on the wooden floors picking up all bits and dust no problem. On the rugs and carpets it does do a good job but I find that vacuuming a little slower is the best to pick up bits on them. One drawback with the DC26 is it is so noisy, a lot noisier than any other vacuum I have every owned. Also it sends out a hot gust of air from the top of the vacuum and it can get quite warm if you are doing the whole house in one go. Overall I think for the size the DC26 is brilliant and does a great job.
The Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner benefits a reduced bulk / But this small-size device will deliver the same high performance that has made the reputation of the Dyson brand / Thanks to Root Cyclone technology, suction power never decreases and only allergen-free air is expelled / You can be sure to have no extra expenses, as the DC26 Multi Floor Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is a bagless vacuum cleaner / That's years of efficient cleaning at a fixed budget! Characteristics Type Bagless cylinder vacuum cleaner Power (Watts) 1300 Watts Appropriate power (Watts) 160 airwatts Bag volume or reservoir (litre) 0.68 litres Filter type HEPA Indicator for bag content Visible transparent collector capacity level Ergonomy Telescopic tube Yes Cable length 5 metres Others Colours Grey, blue Included accessories Combination tool, stair tool Bag reference Bagless Dimensions (cm) 267 mm x 330 mm x 210mm Weight (Kg) 5.2 kg / Short name: Dyson DC26 Floor