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Design over usefulness,
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This review is from: Dyson DC25 Multi Floor Lightweight Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner for Every Floor Type (Kitchen & Home)Updated after a few months of ownership: really really hate this now and bought a cheap little cylinder Hoover instead. The Dyson is all about design; not about usefulness. I can see that many of its features seem like really good ideas, but I don't think the designers vacuum their own houses! It is still good at nice big carpets, but it isn't good at all with my stone floors, dusty beams and little crevasses. My original thoughts are below.
I bought this, after reading all the reviews on Amazon, to replace a Henry. I was initially very impressed as having just cleaned with the Henry not very long ago, the Dyson sucked up absolutely masses of dirt. On the plus side it does suck very well and it is designed within an inch of its life. What is really likes is large expanses of carpet. On the negative, I find it very poor at getting close to the edges under kitchen cabinets, the ball for steering doesn't really make that much odds and the hose attachment is too short and far too springy. So if you have lots of spaces that you want to get under, or high ceilings, it is not much help at all. If you have lots of carpet and no clutter - great, buy it. If not I wouldn't spend the money I'm afraid.
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2011 15:06:27 GMT
Mr. J. Bury says:
Not sure how high your ceilings are, mine are 2.5 meters and the Dyson reaches those just fine, though I will agree about getting in to the low areas, but there is an attachment for that, but it does cost :(
Posted on 28 Mar 2013 10:08:31 GMT
I have found this Dyson to be very good as you say on suction but when you have weak hands I feel as if I have been in a boxing ring trying to vacuum with it. It is complicated and I have to explain to my other half everytime he used the attachments. I am now looking for a good cleaner which isnt heavy and awkward.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2013 04:59:52 BDT
Don't get the Vac Air Reach then, Yes it's light, small, has a long flex and hose, good suction, good price, good revues...But, I have very weak hands too and no way could I clip the hose and attachments on or off (even my 25yr old son found it fiddly and awkward too) I couldn't even grip the tube handle to push it either (or rather just the tube as the tube 'handle' is underneath when the tube is housed so useless) My old 11yr old Dyson has now been given a make over and although quite heavy at least the hose is by design permanently attached and is easy, not painful, to use!!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2013 06:59:06 BDT
My DC25 is obviously an earlier model from the one shown in the photographs. However I do not consider 7kg to be light!! I am still looking for a proper lightweight but efficient cleaner and like you I am hanging on to 'old thunder' that I have at the moment until I find something else. I am surprised that Mr Dyson has not realised there is a market out there for a light weight good vacuum cleaner. There are a lot of us who have weak hands and yet still need to vacuum the house. Come on Mr Dyson get to that design board again.
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