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I bought this when I was pregnant and found the weight of my standard upright vacuum cleaner difficult to use, particularly on the stairs.
After trying out most of the Dyson range in store, I opted for this one over the others as it is very light, particularly as the majority of the weight stays on the floor unsupported (and so minimal strain on my back) and is small enough to stand on the stairs whilst in use.
I have no grumbles so far...it works brilliantly on my hardwood, tiled & carpeted floors and comes with enough extra nick-nacks to do the edges & skirting. In particular, the skinny head is brilliant at vacuuming under furniture without needing to move it first! It is also quiet enough to not disturb the baby when in use!
Unfortunately, the light weight and small size of this vacuum cleaner means that it has a rather small storage tank for dirt & dust. Since this is a very powerful cleaner and sucks up more dirt than most, this means that the tank fills up rather quickly and needs emptying every time I have finished cleaning my standard three bed house. This may annoy some, though it is easily done and worth it to have such a small, light vacuum cleaner. Dyson make a model smaller than this, which although lighter, would need emptying in-between a usual vacuum session in my house, which I would find annoying and so opted for this larger model instead.
When I decided to trade in my old vacuum Tesco were very competitive on price plus they had a trade in offer running which was more generous than the one on the Dyson website and I ended up paying around the £200 mark for this great vacuum cleaner. I wanted something that was relatively light weight and very maneuverable so I opted for the DC47 multi floor ball model as it met all of the criteria I was looking for.
Dyson's are very effective at removing dirt and this cleaner is great on both carpets, wood floors and also stone tiled floor surfaces which is another reason why I bought it as our new property has all of these as did our old one. You can see the dirt and dust accumulating in the clear container as it gathers beneath the mustard yellow coloured dual cylinders that suction for this little bad boy.
Assembly is very easy as the Dyson has a click and press system to put the various parts together and the instructions are easy to follow however I found it very simple and intuitive. It is a little more fiddly when it comes to cleaning the components. You are recommended to clean it one a month and it needs to be left to dry naturally which will take a few hours when it is effectively out of action. However if you use it a lot and the dirt builds up then it makes sense to clean it every time you empty the cylinder.
The main arm can be extended to give you lots of reach and it is easy to adjust to your preferred length. It comes with four different attachments for variety of tasks. On the back there is the on off switch and the chord has an automatic retract button to ensure that it is stored away nice and tidy.
It is light enough to carry up the stairs while cleaning them and it has really good mobility however it is possible to tip it quite easily which is the only negative that I have. On the plus side it is well designed and the suction is very powerful. There is a release trigger that vents and reduces the suction which is useful on some carpets especially if the carpet is old and worn.
Overall I have little to complain about other than the stability issues and this only really occurs when I'm stretching it too far and too lazy to switch plug sockets.
DC47 Multi Floor is a new compact Dyson Ball Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner / It has Dysons latest cyclone technology 2 Tier Radial cyclones / 32 cyclones work in parallel across two tiers generating high centrifugal forces to separate more microscopic dust than any other competitor vacuum / Because more dust is extracted from the airflow there is no loss of suction / There are no bags to replace so there are no extra costs.DC47 Multi Floor has Ball technology / The ball houses many of the major Vacuum components / This lowers the centre of gravity making the machine easy to control / It has a spring-loaded articulating cuff that absorbs sudden movement and the pivot point is located near the centre of the machine / This Vacuum Cleaner makes tight turning circles and more easily follow the users path / It is also light to pull across different floor surfaces.DC47 Multi Floor has a dual channel floor tool / Two separate airflow channels inside the tool direct suction evenly for high dirt pick-up across all floor types / This Vacuum Cleaner also comes with a combination tool and stair tool / These tools are stored on-board the machine for easy access.DC47 Multi Floor has been engineered for reduced noise levels with no compromise in performance / It is compact and lightweight making it easy to carry and store / The clear bin is made from tough polycarbonate the same material as riot shields / Bin emptying is quick and hygienic.DC47 Multi Floor captures more microscopic dust / It is compact light to pull and follows with greater control / Short name: Dyson DC47