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So many of my friends have moaned about Dyson vacuums but as someone who is currently on my second Dyson I still can't understand what they are going on about.
The Dyson comes with a 5 year parts and labour guarantee, which I have never needed so far, and despite being almost all plastic it has a solid, reliable feel to it which gives me the hope it will last.
This particular Dyson is easy to use, provides the tools for all the normal jobs you would use a vacuum for and they are all stored on the machine and very easy to connect when need. The quick draw telescopic reach wand and hose when attached has a maximum reach of 14.64 metres and I can just about reach to the top of the stairs meaning I don't have to carry it behind me. The fact that the brush stops spinning when the machine is upright removes that worry of friction burns on the stairs if you do end up carrying it behind you.
I have a cat and a dog and my Dyson has no problem vacuuming up any fur on the furniture or carpets. It also makes short work getting rid of the usual build up of crumbs in and under my sofas. It is equally as good when being used on hard floors such as in the kitchen due to its auto height adjustment which alters according to the floor type..
The tools are very easy to attach and use and the fact they are all carried on the Dyson means no hunting around trying to find them when required. I have found filters etc easy to remove and clean and the large 2.3 litre capacity dirt collector can be removed and emptied one handed.
It can be a little heavy and awkward when carrying it up to vacuum the first floor.
It is currently available on Amazon for around £220 but a bit of shopping around could probably find you a cheaper one.
I knew that having a pet was going to cause problems around the house but was not aware how much fur there would be. For years we struggled on with an ordinary Dyson but in the end gave up and got one that could deal with pet hair.
The first thing I was pleased about was how easy it was to put together and I managed to use it right away. It not only got rid of all the cat hair, but also seemed to pick up a lot more dirt than the other machine I had been using.
I also found it much easier to clean the furniture as the attachments were easy to connect and very powerful. The suction was powerful and it did a good job of getting rid of even more fur.
Stairs are not a problem at all as here again the attachment is easy to fit and really effective. Getting into the corners was not quite as easy but I suppose you can't have everything. With a hose that is almost 15 meters long there is no need to run back to the main part of the hoover and move it every few minutes. The cord is 9 meters so wherever I clean there is no need to keep on unplugging and plugging in at the next socket.
Although I don't have a laminated floor the instructions said that it was just as effective on them, so there is no need to worry about the fur that would be left behind there.
There is a 2.3 litres cylinder so it is possible to have a good hoover around quite a few times before it needs to be emptied. As it is clear it is easy to see how much is inside and so far I have not left it too long before emptying. When this eventually needs to be done it is just as easy as every other process with the machine as it is just a button release.
All in all I wish I had bought this earlier as there are a number of other features that are as good or better than other machines. Obviously without a bag there is an ongoing cost removed and although this is not an issue for me if there are allergy sufferers in the house then the filtration system is good news for them.
I really can't fault the hoover from the point of view of performance, but this should be expected as it does come with a hefty price tag. The price I paid for it was higher than most Dysons but knowing that this also meant I was insured for 5 years against break downs meant I was confident about buying it.
I cant remember exactly how much I paid for it but I am sure it was under £300 although they are now selling for £329.99 on the official site. Other stores do have it on sale for up to £100 less however.
It has been again a great success to have a Dyson. I had one some years ago and gave it to my son and needed a new vacuum cleaner. This had to be a Dyson again and I am delighted with it. It collects cat and dog fur easily. It is easy to take to pieces to empty and all the parts slot back so nicely with a firm clunk that there is no feeling anything may break.
Having one of these has made housework so much easier and it is one of the best house appliances I have ever had. I am more than satisfied with it and would really recommend it to anyone, indeed friends have bought Dyson vacuum cleaners on my recommendation and all are delighted!
I like the style of them. They are heavy I guess that is my only issue but I feel it is definitely worth the weight.
We have had a love affair with hoovers from the Dyson range over the last 7 years. After the last hoover gave up the ghost, so to speak, we purchased the Dyson DC27. We were, as always, extremley pleased with the hoover. The suction of the hoover never seems to cease in volume or power and I believe this is why many have come to love the Dyson. Thre are several nozzle attachments which are also a bonus as they can be used to get into those hard to reach areas. It might be worth noting that to really get the benefit and life longevity of the hoover you have to be careful as to what you suck up! whilst recently renovating a house the Dyson was on constant stand by to get the dust and powder off walls. Whilst it went through the filter it was met by moisture and therefore clogged up the filter which then needed replacing. I would recommend a heavy industrial hoover for this typer of job although I am aware that most households would not produce that amount of dust and dirt!!!! Just thought worth mentioning!
Quite why developers feel the need to fill new builds with cream carpets throughout I don't know, and with the introduction of two cats to our home a Dyson pretty soon became a priority buy. We were actually after the ANIMAL, but they were out of stock at the time and bought the DC27 instead - can't believe the difference it's made. We like to keep a clean home, and hoover regularly, but when we'd done the first "back and forth" with the DC27 the rest of the room looked filthy, you would have thought this was the first time the carpets had been done since we moved in! This has become (annoyingly for me) the first thing the wife does when she comes home on a Friday night - i'm trying to catch the news, she brings in the Dyson with her favourite saying "a tidy home gives a tidy mind" (or some rubbish like that). I feel that a Dyson is a Dyson - regardless of what the spec is. Sure, the ANIMAL was designed for people like ourselves with pets, but the "cyclone technology" is so powerful I think pretty much any Dyson does the job - great on upholstery as well thanks to all the attachments.
I haven been through many vacuum in the past, and have never found one that I was completely comfortable with and that was great at picking up hairs from my dog. . I know a hoover is primarily only meant for cleaning, but it is important to get one that you are comfortable with, as especially if you live in a messy home like myself, the hoover is used on a weekly basis, if not more often.
The main aspect I use to judge a hoover, is not on the price, but on the performance in one hoover. By this I mean simply just hoovering over a spot once, and if it clears all the dust, as with my previous hoover, you would need to over a spot maybe two or three times to gather all the dust, and have it looking like new. So with the DC27 it was a case of just going over the spot once and hey presto, it was like having a new carpet.
Root cyclone technology, which means that you dont lose suction, the exact mechanics behind it I am not sure, but the way it sucks up the dirt, means that none of the dirt gets blown away, as the suction only starts at a specific point.
It is a great hoover for any type of surface and any type of product, whether it is for the standard carpets, or hard surfaces like my kitchen, or curtains or carpets, it really is an all round product. The best test that many people tell me to use for a hoover, is to use your current vacuum on a test surface, and then use the Dyson dc27, and I promise you there is a clear difference. This really is state of the art when it comes to Vacuum cleaners.
It does come with the standard suction accessories that you get on pretty much every hoover, although unfortunately others are available at a cost, it would have been great if they chucked them in for free as well, so there is a clear way for Dyson to make a little more money from their products. You can deattach the suction pipe of the hoover, so that you can reach the ceilling, corners, and other places that arent normally reachable without a lot more effort. The duster is used for more control, and I like to use this on wooden furniture, as it simply does not miss a spot.
Also for those that suffers alergies from different sources of dust, and especially animal hair and things like this, then this Dyson is fully recommended and approved by the British Allergy Foundation, so you know for a fact that it has been tested by a source that matters and that it will pick up everything.
The main downside in terms of the performance is that it is a little on the heavy side, however this can be balances of with their being no bags, but I guess those are a bit old fashioned anyway. Just was the inside when you get a chance, from a very easily removable containers, just pop it over your bin outside, press the release button which releases the bottom of the container and the dust pours out, then wash it out with water, then pop it back on your hoover, and thats how easy it is. Just imagine how much money you save from not using bags.
When it comes to price you can get it at a competitive £220 at Argos, wich is a very competitive price, although you can get it at a similar price from Amazon. Don't settle for anything more as other stores like Debenhams will charge you a lot closer to the £300 mark. Currently at the moment Argos is offering £50 instore, although I am not sure how long this goes for, but you are looking at £170, so no excuses when it comes to price.
Overall this is the best vacuum cleaner that I have used, and the fact that it is specifically signed to pick up hairs from my dog is an extra bonus. I think for the price that it is currently available at Argos, than you can not go wrong. I am sure going forward I will always stick with Dyson's they are reliable and come with a great warratny, so if there are any problems, I know that the people at Dyson will be ready to help me out. Overall this deserves 5 stars.
When me and my partner moved in together there was only one hoover I wanted and that was a dyson. I had heard great things about them and I have to say I love the funky design of them.
I was not disappointed after making my purchase. The dyson is great to look at, doesn't take much space up to store and the results are the best. The one thing I like about dyson's is that the hose is extendable so you can place the hoover at the bottom of the stairs and it actually reaches beyond the top of the stairs and the suction is still strong. The Dyson is quite heavy so you have to be quite strong to carry it up the stairs so this hose is invaluable.
The suction is great definitely the best on any hoover. It is super strong and picks up all kind of things and reaches into all kinds of places. The Dyson is easy to move around and not to heavy to push. Using it both with the hose or pushing the hoover via the handle gives it versatility. There is a clear plastic cylinder in the central part of the hoover housing so you can see what your hoover is picking up. (Ideal if you suck up a little toy or item that you don't want to send to the rubbish tip) You detach this cylinder from the hoover via a small clip and then you have a ring pull that just opens the door at the bottom of the cylinder so you can empty straight into the bin. No messing around with changing hoover bags etc.
Overall a great item.
Once you go dyson you never go back!
It is mainly made from coloured plastic which, although not metal, still gives it a reliable feel. The collection chamber is made form clear plastic so you can see the dust build up and you know exactly when you need to empty it. It looks very modern and sleek.
It is switched on by a large clear button on the top, and it is supplied with a long mains wire so you can probably hoover a whole floor - as in ground floor - without having to constantly relocate to a different socket. It works with some magical new dyson technology which, if I understood it correctly, creates some sort of vortex. Basically, it is ten times more powerful than cheaper vacuums. It even makes Henry sound like he's got asthma! It works like your standard vacuum, ie push and pull technique across he carpet. You can gently push down the the front so that it is always resting on the floor, no matter what angle you make between the handle and the floor and this means the most efficient dust collection yet. Another added feature is that you can remove the handle, leaving a suction tube which means you can get right into the corners and up to the walls in any room. This comes with several attachments for rugs, cushions and up close hoovering.
This is easily where dyson comes into its own. No more buying dust bags. With dyson you can easily remove the central compartment, empty it and put it back without any bags. This is particularly useful feature.
Come with accessories for the suction tube for cleaning various things like rugs and mattresses. Also, if you accidentally hoover up a large item, like a pound coin or pencil, it doesn't go into the waste section with all the other dust, but it gets deposited into another section that you can check easily.
Dyson may be more expensive than other vacuums, but it is so much better it is worth. It also comes with a 5 year warranty if bought new, which is great.