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Dyson DC22 Multi Floor Medium-sized Lightweight Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

by Dyson
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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  • Medium-size cleaner, 1/3 smaller than a full-size Dyson cylinder, but with no compromise on power
  • Dual mode floor tool - removes dirt on carpets and hard floors
  • Patented Root Cyclone technology so it doesn't lose suction
  • Core separator - captures microscopic dust
  • 5 year guarantee - parts and labour

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 10 Kg
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  • Item model number: 19688-01
  • ASIN: B003479PKC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Jan 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,395 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

DC22 Multi Floor is Dyson's medium-size cylinder vacuum for use on every floor type

DC22 Multi Floor is 1/3 smaller than a full-size Dyson cylinder, with no compromise on power. It has patented Root Cyclone technology so it doesn't lose suction. This has been combined with a core separator  an extra cyclonic stage, to capture even more microscopic dust. And because there are no replacement bags or filters to buy, there are no extra costs.

Cylinders are usually easier to store than uprights and DC22 Multi Floor  has Dyson's patented Telescope Wrap system - the wand and hose compress and wrap for compact storage. The dual mode floor tool removes dust and dirt from carpets and hard floors.

DC22 Multi Floor is constructed from tough ABS polycarbonate materials,  the same used to manufacture crash helmets, to withstand bumps and bashes. But it is compact, light, and easy to carry.

Patented Dyson technology
The technology that makes up the Root cyclone
Root cyclone technology for no loss of suction.

Dyson engineers are constantly testing and inventing new technology. As they work they file patent applications to protect their inventions. They have been granted 564 patents to date. That's why the only place you'll find Dyson technology is inside a Dyson machine.

Root Cyclone technology + core separator  captures more microscopic dust
DC22 Multi Floor has a 3-stage cyclone system to capture more microscopic dust. First, dust is drawn into a powerful cyclone. Centrifugal forces of 500 G fling larger dirt, debris, fibres and pet hairs into the clear bin.

Smaller particles are then forced into the core separator, an extra cyclonic stage between the outer and inner cyclones. Here the air spins so fast it separates particles as small as 0.5 microns from the airflow. These include allergens like pollen, mould spores and bacteria - so tiny 200 of them could fit on a full stop.

Dust and dirt is then spun from the core separator and into 14 inner cyclones, where the smallest particles are separated out. Here the cyclones generate forces up to 150,000G, capturing even more microscopic dust than any other cyclone system, with no loss of suction.

Dual mode floor tool, moving from carpet to a wooden floor
Dual mode floor tool. Removes more dust and dirt from every floor type. Not just carpet.

Side of the dual mode floor tool as it moves over carpet
The outer edges of the dual mode floor tool agitate the carpet pile, flinging ground-in dirt and dust up into the airflow. View larger
DC22 Multi Floor features

Dual mode floor tool
Cleans every floor type, with a wide debris channel to capture more dirt and dust. The outer edges agitate the carpet pile, flinging dirt and dust up into the airflow. To clean hard floors, press a button to release long bristles that protect delicate surfaces from scratches. The bristle curtain has gaps so it won't snowplough larger particles like rice and peanuts.

Underside of dual mode floor tool as it is used for cleaning
Underside of dual mode floor tool. Cleans against tight edges

How the filter works
HEPA filter traps microscopic particles. View larger

Emptying the bin by releasing the bottom of it
Hygienic bin emptying one-touch trigger release.

Telescope Wrap system
The wand and hose on DC22 Multi Floor compress and wrap around the cylinder, so it can be stored in confined spaces. And because it is compact, it is easy to carry.

Lightweight wand
For easy high-reach cleaning. Constructed from glass-filled polypropylene to withstand bumps and bashes, with a suction release trigger, so curtains, upholstery and rugs won't stick to it.

No extra costs
Other vacuum cleaners need replacement bags and filters and over 5 years the cost can be up to £175. Dyson vacuum cleaners don't use bags, and have lifetime washable filters, so there are no extra costs.

Clear bin lets you see when it needs emptying
The bin on a Dyson vacuum cleaner is transparent, so you can see when it needs emptying - and how much dust, dirt and pet hair has been removed. Emptying is quick and hygienic - just press the button to release the dirt.

Approved for allergy sufferers
One in three people in the UK suffers from allergies. Most reactions are triggered by dust mites and their faeces, pollen, fungus, fibres, food particles, all things that make up household dust. Also, animals deposit allergen-rich saliva on their fur when they clean themselves. This ends up on upholstery and carpets, where it can trigger allergies. Dyson machines are so efficient at removing allergens that they have been approved by 12 allergy associations worldwide. These include the British Allergy Foundation (BAF) and Allergie Suisse - one of the most stringent in the world. To secure it, vacuums have to provide constant suction and separation performance so that they don't lose suction power while you clean.

Washable HEPA filter for cleaner expelled air
DC22 Multi Floor has a lifetime washable HEPA (High-Efficiency Particle Air) filter to trap tiny particles as small as 0.1 microns. That's about the size of a single particle of cigarette smoke. Particles this small include common household allergens such as pollen, mould spores and dust mite faeces.

The air expelled by DC22 Multi Floor contains up to 150 times less mould spores and bacteria than the air you breathe. And because the filter is washable you won't need to replace it. Just give it a rinse once a month with cold water.

5 year parts and labour guarantee
Dyson engineers continually seek improvement: in performance, durability and ergonomics. They carry out extensive tests on their machines to ensure they're as durable as possible. Floor tools are knocked sideways into a metal bar 200 times. A push/pull rig shoves cleaners a minimum of 4,452,651 feet. The hose is kinked 7,280 times. The bin is flung open and slammed shut 1,560 times. Upright vacuum cleaners undergo 207 different validation tests, cylinders 235.

That's why Dyson guarantee all their uprights and cylinders for 5 years parts and labour. But if there is a problem you can call Dyson's award-winning UK-based call centre for free. And if something can't be solved over the phone, a Dyson engineer will come to you.

Comparing the size difference between DC26, DC22 and DC32 DC22 Multi Floor is Dyson's medium-sized cylinder vacuum for use on every floor type

How DC22 Multi Floor  compares to DC32 Animal:

DC22 Multi Floor
Side view of the DC22 Wood + Wool
Bin capacity: 1.2 Litre
Weight: 7.29kg

Dual mode floor tool
Dual mode floor tool
Removes more dust and dirt from every floor type. Not just carpet.
Accessory tools
Combination tool
Stair tool

DC32 Animal
Side view of the DC32 Animal
Bin capacity: 2 Litre
Weight: 8.88kg

Turbine head brush
Turbine head
For better dirt removal on all floors.

Hard floor tool
Hard floor tool
For improved dirt removal on hard floors. Long bristles prevent damage to delicate surfaces.
Accessory tools
Stair tool
Crevice tool
Brush tool

Mini turbine head tool
Mini turbine head
Cleans pet hair and dirt from confined spaces such as upholstery, stairs and the car.

Box Contains

1 x DC22 Multi Floor cylinder vacuum cleaner
1 x Operations manual
1 x Quick start guide
1 x Dual mode floor tool
1 x Brush tool
1 x Stair tool
1 x Product registration card
1 x Free 5 year guarantee form (available in UK only)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars try before you buy 26 Jan 2011
I bought this model after the similar model Dyson I'd had for over 10 years, and which I loved, finally died. This one has good suction, and packs away small but it's a pig to empty, and for this reason alone I've given it such a low score. The debris doesn't just fall out of the bottom, you have to hold the bottom section open and pull out fibres etc by hand. This results in you and the dust holder getting covered in dirt, and clouds of dust being released into the air. I suggest you find somewhere you can try it out before buying - I wish I had, cos I would have gone for a different model
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the carlsberg of vacuum cleaners 10 Dec 2011
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I have had a panasonic bagless vacuum cleaner for years and it has been excellent. However the plastic clips on the dust bin had recently become brittle with age and broken, a replacement would have cost over 150, so after using duct tape for a few weeks I finally gave in and bought a dyson DC22, as it was the right size to fit in my cupboard.

I so wanted to be impressed with it but unfortunately I am not. I have waited a few weeks since using it in the hope that I would become happy with it, this hasn't happened, all I can say is that it is adequate.

The head that was supplied with it was cheap looking, clunky and too big to fit under furniture, so I had to lash out another 30 to get the flat head version which is much better and almosts gets right into corners.

I like a few things about it: the ease with which it assembled, without the need for the very good pictorial instructions;the star-wars looking telescopic handle(I thought they had sent me a flame thrower as an accessory)the neat little handle, the fact that it sits on the stairs,you can see when the bin is full, as promised it doesn't lose suction; it is lightweight. I do like the cervice tool's extension brush.

Unfortunately these are far outweighed by what I don't like: the main gripe is that it doesn't grab the carpets with meg-suction like my old one used to; the bin is fiddly to empty, the debris gets stuck up the sides of the cyclone and you have to poke around with your fingers (or a wooden spoon handle is handy as slightly longer!
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars first ever Dyson-worth it! 17 Aug 2010
By sasha
This is my first ever Dyson having wasted 100's of pounds on others, and, i must say after first few uses i am impressed at the amount it collects- great suction!

Also very easy to attach/detach pieces and tuck away.

Its not too heavy either but if only they were made using the 'ball' technology for easier maneouvering as it tends to get stuck around sofa's?!?

I have had the same issue of having to 'pull out' the dirt but I do hope it corrects itself in time!! Overall money well spent!
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dyson DC22 Stowaway 17 Jun 2010
I love this little hoover. I had a Dyson for about 10 years which broke down. I was skint so bought a hoover for 50 which was great until about the 3rd time I used it. After weeks of frustration I decided to buy another Dyson. I bought this because of the 'wood and wool' description and it is absoultely fantastic! The power is 2nd to none and it's very cute. I really enjoy using it and it makes quick work of my hoovering. With the cheap hoover I was spending time going back and forth over the same piece of dirt and sometime had to pick it up to literally shove it up the tube! My new Dyson does it all first time. It stores away easily as it wraps up really small and tidy.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Frankly anyone who actually suffers from a dust mite allergy should not buy a bagless vacuum cleaner - which excludes any Dyson machine as the bagless design is their calling card. Allergy sufferers definitely need bag vacuum cleaners in order to contain the dust on disposal. I bought this vacuum because my daughter has a dust mite allergy and the DC22 has two filters as well as a cylinder for filtering out dust mite droppings - and it does do a terrific job however, when it comes to emptying the cylinder, a dust mite allergy sufferer doesn't stand a chance! Dust goes everywhere and the cylinder does not discharge the more solid dirt easily - sometimes requiring some poking and prodding and pulling out with fingers. Luckily this is ok for me because I don't have an allergy. My daughter however is just about to go to University and will need her own allergy vacuum cleaner - trust me, I will not be buying her this one!

Another important point is that when I first bought this vacuum, I had a hard laminate floor and its ability to clean this was faultless. Since then however, we have moved to rented property where there is a carpet and its cleaning ability is flawed to say the least. I don't know why this is called a `multi floor' vacuum; there is not even an adjustment on the head to adapt it from smooth floor to carpeted let alone a turbo head. There is a turbo head available which you can buy separately (but is expensive). The biggest problem we found with this vacuum on carpet is that it does not suck up human hair at all. It just rolls it up into tight little balls, which we found ourselves pushing around the floor and in the end, having to hand-feed into the hose.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars absolute nightmare to empty - is this really great design?
Beware, absolute nightmare to empty - is this really great design?
Published 2 days ago by Mr Phillip R Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Super
We have had this since July 2011. It is still going strong. We have had no problems with it at all. Super quality
Published 11 days ago by EM
3.0 out of 5 stars Good to use but poor to assemble.
It works very well but I strongly dislike the design of various tools and how to attach/detach them. It's a bit like a doing jigsaw puzzle without a picture! Read more
Published 19 days ago by Annabel
1.0 out of 5 stars A dreadful contraption
I wish I had never bought this contraption: it is very badly designed, and far too heavy for convenience. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Egomet
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my Dyson
Great vacuum cleaner, have been using it for quite awhile now and am pleased. I have two cats who run amok and i have to do heavy duty vacuuming at least 4-5 times a week on top of... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Maddy
1.0 out of 5 stars Dyson doesn't live up to claims.
Cord too short. Pushes fluff around doesn't pick up unless I take the brush head off.Suction not as good as my old Hoovermatic. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Maureen Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Vacuum cleaner
One of the best Vacuum cleaner. you can really feel the difference only draw back bit expensive but they do last long
Published 8 months ago by Fahad Khan
3.0 out of 5 stars Not all I hoped for!
I chose this Dyson to replace my old DC05 animal. It does not do as good a job and I wish I had kept my old Dyson (I loved that machine! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sheila Phillips
2.0 out of 5 stars Suck-tion
Dyson. Never loses suction... Because it doesn't have any.

Sarcasm aside (but I hope I made you chuckle), this isn't a very good hoover. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jesse Nandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect but definitely worth every penny
This vacuum cleaner is not perfect but I do feel that it warrants five stars. Important factors to us when purchasing were:

1. Picking up cat hair
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Published 13 months ago by Beth D
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