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I far prefer using upright hoovers because I feel you get greater control, but after a friend recommended this model, I decided to give it a try.
First and foremost given its compact size it is incredibly easy to store. I hate having cleaning appliances on display.
This is incredibly lightweight and very easy to move. I tend to find with these designs you don't have much control over the movment, but I have to say that isn't the case with this hoover.
The head of the design is great for reaching underneath furniture making cleaning much quicker than having to move everything around to clean.
I was a little concerned, given the size, that this would need emptying on a regular basis, but that hasn't been the case at all.
The suction is far better than on other models, again making this perfect for a quick clean.
I have had bad luck with hoovers in the past and had to repalce them quite regularly but this has been very sturdy and reliable, and I can see myself having this for a long time.
Although it is more than I would normally pay for a hoover, I would say that it is great value for money, because of its durability. I would definitely recommend others to invest in this product and not be put off by the price tag.
The best feature is the length of the plug, with other models I have had to unplug and replug every room I clean, but not with this. Also, the cable wraps up very quickly and neatly.
Following a dropping incident with my iRobot Roomba vacuum *cries* and it's subsequent not working-ness. My partner found a deal on a Dyson. Now I've always liked Dyson vacuums though going from a vacuum robot that does it for you to actually DOING the vacuuming yourself is not pleasant. But lets by-pass that and go for the review.
This is a nice compact vacuum, rather than one of the upright ones. It has the unique Ball Technology design that allows it to move fluidly behind you rather than jerking and clunking into every piece of furniture at the slightest pull.
The main head is very slim, allowing you to get under much of the furniture without moving it (great for built-in units or larger pieces that just can't be moved).
The cyclone-bagless chamber sits on the front and though it is VERY small, this belies just how much it can hold. We did three large rooms (that REALLY needed a clean) and it did not reduce the suction at all.
The hose is a stronger, sturdier make than my old Dyson (from years ago, where the hose split because it was this thin stretchy material). This hose feels much more "built to last".
The extender is one piece that, well, extends! Rather than being either a fixed length or one were you have to add additional pieces to get a length. Just the push of a button gives you the different lengths.
To empty the chamber, again a simple button releases it from the vacuum and another opens the chamber to dump the contents into the bin. I did manage to fill mine to capacity so that I had to reach in (yuk) and pull at some of the debris until enough fell out that the rest came with it.
As soon as you open the box there is a massive message to clean the filter once a month! (which upon reading this I realise I haven't done that yet! oops) The manual is very "picture heavy" to make it more global so it's pretty clear how you are to clean and dry certain parts of the vacuum. This all helps to prolong its life and its suction ability.
[Wheels & brushes]
It does not have any brushes on the head like many vacuums do - this is actually good because I always hated having to spend good part of an hour cutting and unwinding hair from said brushes. (Both myself and my partner have long LONG hair and we shed worse than the cats at times).
It does have two VERY tiny wheels and these unfortunately do catch hair - though they are so tiny, as is the socket they sit in, that all I can do it tug at the hairs and try and remove as much as I can like that.
This is a very light weight vacuum so lifting the main body and carrying it around are so much easier than with other versions. However the hose and extender (while they can be removed but who can be bothered doing that) are pretty cumbersome and so sometimes negate the good part of the vacuum being light. I usually have to drape the hose around my neck like a technological boa just to get it up the stairs without knocking pictures off the wall.
With the Ball Technology there is a definite reduction of drag in the movement, so you are not constantly having to pull it around behind like some petculant child. However as the vacuum body is so light, if you pull too hard (easy to do if you've ever dealt with heavier vacuums - comes almost second nature) the whole unit tips over, so you will need to get into the habit of just walking and letting the vacuum follow.
This would be so easy to store, if the hose wasn't so rigid (I know I just mentioned that as a positive above, but now it's a hassle again). Because the hose arcs outwards means it won't fit neatly in a narrow cupboard (unless you detach the hose, which I am too lazy too do each time).
The accessories come in a little compartment (which keeps them all neatly together) and this clips to the hose/extender. This is just annoying so I leave it off and have them stored under the sink.
There is also a small slot on the back of the vacuum, this is where a hook on the head can be slotted in to keep the unit together. This slot is dumb - firstly you need to tilt the vacuum cleaner upwards to get the two to line up, second the slightly knock and it breaks (we found that out the hard way).
One aspect I do like is the cable reel, I've never before had a vacuum were you pressed a button and the cable winds up inside for easy, non-tangled storage. It is pretty slow to do and stops the instant there is any friction so you are best to make sure the cable is straight enough and in line with the body before pushing.
Personally I feel this will be the first part to fail.
The suction is very powerful and is great for both hard and soft surfaces. As mentioned the bin holds loads and it has no problem with all the cat hair our house suffers. Strangely enough though, there is a small issue with it being TOO strong.
It is so strong that on some carpets it holds so tightly that anything slightly larger (for example a tiny stone from the garden) is pushed across the floor rather than sucked up because the head is holding the carpet so tightly. Without brushes you dont have that space between head and floor.
I usually find going back over something rather than forwards over it will solve the problem.
Apparently it expels cleaner air, but I can't prove them :)
This model is around £299.99 in most shops.
I believe we got ours from Argos and some of the newer models are actually on offer.
There is a manufacturers 5 year warranty with this.
Great suction, lightweight and easier movement, large bin, good accessories. A great vacuum, exactly what you expect from Dyson.
Loses a point for one or two niggles but otherwise, a cracking vacuum
Dyson seems to be my mother's preferred brand of vacuum cleaner since I accidentally fell onto and smashed her last old fashioned plastic one, this was back when I was a kid so it wasn't intentional and she has been getting Dyson Vacuums ever since, so maybe I did her a favour?
The yellow floor based Dyson's do seem to be her favourite such as this one however as the upright ones are prone to be heavier and although are very good suction wise take up a lot more space and are more prone to falling over and in general just wouldn't fit in our under the stairs storage area.
Apart from the fact that we have rarely if ever had a technical problem with this model I really like the fact it doesn't have have a bag that constantly needs replaced or washed. Instead any dirt or grim is sucked up into the transparent cylinder so you can see exactly what is sucked up which is great if I find I am missing any of my craft items, beads or fastenings. I think its great if you are a parent and end up sucking up legos, war hammer, or any other small toys or items that may be really important to your family as they are much easier retrieved compared to vacuums that have the bag facility.
In terms of handling it is really very smooth and navigates around our winding hallways with the greatest of ease and as for suction we have never really had an issue that hasn't been solved easily. The power cord is even a good length we can stretch from our hallway through the kitchen all the way to our living room which is pretty impressive as there is nothing I hate more than short extension cords.
The vacuum comes with a number of attachments the main larger one can be switched back and forth from a carpeted surface to a tiled/wooden surface with the smallest tap of your foot, there are even icons showing you which is which. Other attachments include a brush with a rounder nozzle, a flat attachment which I find is great for carpeted stairs since it isn't as large and seems to get on corners.
If you find that its vacuum power is decreasing the best idea is to empty the cylinder I find that this usually solves the problem.
There is an automatic retrieval button for the plug also that pulls it back in tidily which I really like and switching the machine is very simple there is just a button. The vacuum may require minor assembly when you bring it home but you shouldn't have an issue with this as everything seems to slot together smoothly and there is an information booklet that comes in the box if you get stuck. Not that you should.
My only trouble is when I am trying to get it up and down the stairs as it is a little bulky and my balance is a bit poor, however I am sure I would have a lot more difficulty with other heavier models so can't really complain since it is still much easier to use than the old brown relic my mother used when we were kids.
In terms of price am not going to lie to you they are expensive maybe between £199-£299 but new they do come with a five year guarantee and in our families past and current experiences with Dyson they can go on for a decade at the very least. I also find that although they are not exactly quiet they do cause slightly less noise pollution than other vacuums I have used in the past which can only be good and from what I have heard and read they are only making more and more improvements.
Dyson's are also pretty widely available throughout the UK I think you can get them from Argos, Amazon, Currys and many other chain stores, though it may be best to have a good look at them in store in person to see if this one is right one for you. This style of Dyson suits us since we have carpeted areas, rugs, wooden floors and tiled flooring we don't have animals and are floors are relatively small surface area wise. Though if you own animals or have larger flooring or carpet less floors you may want to look at one of their other models as there is no point paying for features that you will never need to use or getting one than doesn't have all of the features that you may need.
After a few years moving from hoover to hoover, each more unsatisfying than the last, my wife and I finally had that talk. All couples will have it; that defining moment where you both sit down and decide enough is enough - We were buying a Dyson. We have heard the good and the bad from friends and relatives. Some swear by other companies, whether it is Vax, or good ole' Henry.... but we had been let down by all of them in our time, and so we thought to go with the DC38
Why the DC38?
Several reasons. Firstly price. We had a strict budget, and the DC38 fell in line with it. It came with more attachments than other dyson products of a similar price (two!) and had a larger internal volume and suction power than other models. Also, we had been using upright hoovers for years and just noticed a steady decline in quality - we decided to opt for a change with this model.
The first thing I noticed, and this is a very superficial thing, but I'll mention it nevertheless - the hoover is cool. So, so cool. It looks almost space age. It's very ergonomic in it's design, and quite aesthetically pleasing. The instructions were very thorough and it gave nice helpful tips about how to clean the filters, and how often. Typically the hoover will be used with the extension tube and hoover head, connected to the hose (which runs into the machine) but you can also run the attachments straight to the hose, for getting those hard to reach areas.
Ease of Use
Its very simple to take apart in case of jams, and all the hinges and buttons are nice and clear as to what to press and when. The hoover clips together easily, and runs over carpet, laminate and tiles with no bother. The two attachments do their job well enough, whether they're clipped to the hose, or the extension tube. Emptying is easy enough, though it is important to double check what buttons open what section of the waste area. Suffice to say I did not check, and I ended up hoovering twice...
The quality is unparalleled in any hoover I have ever owned so far. The machine is durable, easy to use and provides excellent suction and cleaning across every surface I have tried it on. Jams are easy to fix, and do not seem to do any lasting harm. The suction power is great, so much so that there's a lot of effort required when going over thick carpet - this could prove to be an issue for those who would struggle, but for me and my wife - it's fine!
A very high standard of hoover across the board. It excels at everything you would expect a hoover to excel at.
It's a little hard to move around. The roller-ball it is mounted on helps this, but you'll still find yourself sighing as you turn around to find the hoover caught on the kitchen table leg, or blocked by it's own wires. I appreciate that this is a fault of the floor-based vacuum cleaners as a whole, and to it's credit this model isn't anywhere near as bad as others I have used. But it's still a pain.
Overall... I love it! And when it breaks I will be buying another Dyson. And if the standard of other models are reflected by this one, they have a customer for life. Easy to use, provides excellent cleaning again and again, and hasn't shown the slightest sign of slowing down.
My parents always used dysons when I was a child and I remember most of them, when I got my own flat I needed a new vacuum cleaner. My flat is rather small, so I did not want a large vacuum cleaner, when I saw this I knew it was the most sensible. I have always liked dysons as the technology used seems to be very advanced. I will now go into more detail on the product and explain why it is very good.
I bought mine from curry's instore for £250 when it was on offer, this product has been on sale for £300. It is available from lots of places, looking online you can now get this much cheaper than the price I paid. It is worth the money though and it will last you a good few years. A good investment that will last.Look out for cheaper deals though.
It is designed like a ball, the vacuum cleaner is moved when you pull the vacuum end. It works similar to a henry (which i also own). The design is very small and compact, and all aspects can be removed. The Dyson comes with lots of attachments which you can put on the end of the 'nose hose'. Its customiseable which was a big feature that appealed to me. overall I would say the design is very subtle, yet it looks very stylish. The Dyson DC38 is also very lightweight and is easy to carry around, if you live in a house, this would be easy to carry up and down the stairs.
This works very well, the suction power is very strong. I use it on my carpets every-other day and i get a lot of dirt up which I didnt even know was there. I am amazed with how much dust can accumulate on my carpets every week and this product really helps keep my flat looking clean and tidy. I also use it on the tiles in the bathroom and the kithen and it works well on these too. The attachments which are given are very handy when I need to get rid of cobwebs on the cieling and getting behind the cupboards etc. I can't fault this product. The attachments also come in handy when I want to clean my car, everything about it is simple and effective. Emptying the Vacuum is easy, the compartment which collects the dust comes apart and you can empty straight into the bin.
I would recommend this product to people who own smaller houses or flats. The compartment that collects the dust is small, but perfectly fine for smaller floor spaces. I am very happy with this product as it hides away nicely in my cupboard. I have suffered no issues so far with this and that makes me happy! I would get another one of these in the future if this one was to pack up. It is very practical and stylish, It has to be the best looking vacuum cleaner I have seen on sale. This product gets 5 stars from me! thanks for reading my review on the dyson dc38, keep an eye out for this product if you are on the market for a new vacuum cleaner.
I was very indecisive when it came to me needing a new vacuum as I had always had upright ones before but when researching for a new one I could not find a bad thing said about this vacuum.
The vacuum is very lightweight at only 6.5kg, it's very easy to move around and glides across any sort of floor surface, great to have such a compact light Hoover that fits around all areas on your house. The Hoover itself is very easy put together and does come with an instruction manual in box just in case but I didn't feel the need to follow this. The hoover comes in a box with operating manual, quick start guide, mini flat out head and a stair tool. All these help when using it on different surfaces. Another good point of Hoover is the clear bin so you can see if it needs emptying and how much dust etc your picking up around the home.
I paid around £270 for my dyson Hoover a year ago and have never regretted it, I think this Hoover will last me for a very long time and would recommend to anyone in need of a Hoover.
I could never be bought into the dyson revolution when the craze went mad years ago. I can't stand been over sold something, similar to the apple craze with iphones ipads etc. So i always bought other brands of hoover, but to be fair none of which stood tall and worked perfectly. Each had their glitches. So when my last upright hoover broke i decided to take the plunge and buy a dyson hoover. This model was most fitting to my needs due to the multitude of floors in my home. I purchased it from argos and upon its first use i was very impressed. Firstly the weight was amazing. Its so light weighing 6.6kg. At first i found myself pulling it over because it was so light, having being used to previous heavier hoovers. The ball feature,in my opinion is a good idea but also a bit of a gimmick. I cant see the real benefit but it might work slightly better than normal wheels. It has a foot operated cord reel and has a 5 meter power cord. The tools are very useful, and the adjustable floorhead is a great feature. The real difference is the cleaning power, the suction is amazing, and picks up more than my previous hoover.
I got a 5 year manufacture guarantee which is true value and really reassures me if anything happens. It seems every time you get a years guarantee with an appliance they brake after 13 months or so.
I think im sold into the dyson revolution now and won't look back
Thanks for reading
Dyson DC38 Multi Floor is ultra compact and lightweight with Ball technology for smooth steering and greater control / The new Dyson Ball Cylinder features a central steering mechanism for easy manoeuvrability / Dyson Radial Root Cyclone technology ensures more microscopic dust is captured than other cyclones with remodelled airways to maximise suction power / At just 6.5kg it is easy to carry and store / It features a Mini Flat Out head for high dirt removal across all floor types / Short name: Dyson DC38 Floor