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So, Are Dyson Vacuum's Worth It?  
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3080 posts, RR: 5
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Yesterday afternoon I was vacuuming around the house when all of a sudden the vacuum made a loud pop and shut off. I thought it may have been the wall circuit or the power cord, but it doesn't appear to be so. The vacuum is about 9 years old and has had quite a few different parts replaced over the years, so I'm starting to think it's time to send it to wherever vacuum's go to die. Anyway, went to Best Buy this morning (had to get some other stuff) and looked at what they had. From what I can understand, people who are actually forking out the money for a Dyson absolutely LOVE it. They say it's the best thing since sliced bread. In fact, it actually kind of reminds me of the whole Apple thing. Strong fan base, but plenty of haters over the price.

Does anyone have one? Does anyone know anyone who has one? Is it worth all the extra $$$ compared to an equally setup and reviewed vacuum? Any tips/suggestions?


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2189 times:
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I bought a Dyson DC14 "Animal" six years ago, and it's still running like a champ. No issues whatsoever.

I had just finished vacuuming the floors with the old Hoover vacuum the Dyson would replace, then let my wife have a go at the floors with the Dyson. It filled the canister. Twice. I was amazed at the amount of deep-down dirt this thing picked up - and still does!

I wholeheartedly recommend buying a Dyson. Yes, it's expensive, and yes, people might give you crap for it - but it's worth it.



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

I also have a Dyson, it is the best vacuum I have ever head. I have had no problems with with the vacuum since I bought it five years ago. Before the Dyson, me and my family where Eureka loyalist for a long time but after a year "back then" the machine would start to wear and the bumper would sometimes fall off and later about two years after purchase, the vacuum cleaner would sometimes smell like burning rubber and then break down, it was repaired for about $200 at a vac shop.

One thing that I do notice when I go to Sears, Best Buy or any other store that sells vacuums is that most of the other brands look similar today to the Dyson.

It is certainly worth the money invested in a Dyson as it "at least mine" has never clogged up, it's suction is consistent, you don't need bags and the bumper has not fallen off.



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
I bought a Dyson DC14 "Animal" six years ago, and it's still running like a champ. No issues whatsoever.

I had just finished vacuuming the floors with the old Hoover vacuum the Dyson would replace, then let my wife have a go at the floors with the Dyson. It filled the canister. Twice. I was amazed at the amount of deep-down dirt this thing picked up - and still does!

I wholeheartedly recommend buying a Dyson. Yes, it's expensive, and yes, people might give you crap for it - but it's worth it.

Everything he said, except it replaced an Oreck. It seriously did lift 2 canisters of schmutz off the carpets the first time we used it. Especially good when you have a golden retriever.



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User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

I only have hardwood floors and no carpets so no they are not worth it.

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
I bought a Dyson DC14 "Animal" six years ago, and it's still running like a champ. No issues whatsoever.

I think that's the model I have, the one with the purple canister top. Best vacuum cleaner I've ever had.



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User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

I still have a DC01 which as the name suggests was the first commercial model. Its approaching 11 years old and all its needed in that time is a new brush belt and a couple of packets of filters. I Never thought it would last this long.

Needless to say I will not buy another brand when the time comes for a replacement.



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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2988 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
I had just finished vacuuming the floors with the old Hoover vacuum the Dyson would replace, then let my wife have a go at the floors with the Dyson. It filled the canister. Twice. I was amazed at the amount of deep-down dirt this thing picked up - and still does!


I read a consumer reports type comparison, there comment was the Dyson was what they used to clean up the test mess after having a go at it with each particular brand they were testing.
I will not go out and buy one until present unit, (Oreck) dies but the Dyson will be the unit I will replace it with.

Okie


User currently offlinestabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

My family has a Dyson. It's the one for pet hair (we have two labs that love to shed) and I think it's purple. When we first got it home and used it for the first time , I was SHOCKED at what it sucked up, as we had just used our old one a few days prior. Even I enjoy vacuuming with our Dyson...it's a breeze and works well; I highly recommend it!


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User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Yes.

We've had our DC25 for probably approaching 3+ years now, and it's still as good as when we bought it. Nothing has gone wrong with it so far, touch wood. Well worth the extra money.



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User currently offlinebtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 578 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

I have a dyson DC26 wood and wool and I have to say, I am constantly amazed at the amount of dirt it picks up. I guess that's one of the benefits - the fact you can see the dirt after hoovering.

I've had good hoovers before this one but, I have to say I will never go back to anything other than a dyson. I have hardwood and carpet and it works like a beast on both. One of the best purchased I've ever made.



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User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 962 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

We're onto our second Dyson - gave the first one to my parents after a valve went. Dad had it replaced, and it's still going strong, as is ours. Bagless all the way for me!!

User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

We've had our Dyson DC04 for around 8 years or so, the vacuum it replaced was one of those old things you had to drag around behind you and had the hassle of bags so the Dyson was a huge improvement, the first time we used it the carpet looked brand new. I'm still impressed with how much dirt it picks up and it has never had a problem.

User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

I have a DC25 Animal. The only pet that we have is a small cat, but it definitely did a better job (based on canister filling) than our old (quite cheap) Eureka. A couple years ago it was rare to find Dysons on sale, so I jumped on a 20% off deal at Best Buy.

I had no complaints about the DC25 Animal until I bought my sister a DC17 Animal as a college graduation gift. The DC17 is a bit bulkier but has notably better suction and cleaning power than my DC25. The DC17 loses the "ball" functionality of my DC25, but I'd choose the DC17 in a heartbeat if I were do do it all over again (MSRPs were the same at ~$550 when I made the purchase).

Also note that the difference between a "normal" Dyson and "Animal" model appears to be only the purple trim color and a turbine attachment for the extension hose. I do like the turbine attachment, but just keep in mind that the "Animal" model doesn't suck any harder (in a good way).

At the end of the day, I like my DC25. However, it reminds me a bit of a Bose product. It performs better than an average low/mid grade product, but at way too high of a premium (and the whole thing seems a bit too over-marketed). On the other hand, the DC17 is a complete beast. I might even buy a spare DC17 if I found one on sale (despite my DC25 working fine and having 3 years left of warranty coverage).



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User currently offlinevirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

For over a decade, maybe 2 decades, Dyson has been THE leader in Europe - certainly the UK for vacuum cleaners. They cost a lot but are well worth the money. We bought our first (and only) one 8-9yrs ago when in the UK and it was a big deal, the best way to describe it would be ike making the leap from CRT to LCD.

I noticed that Dyson are only becoming a household name or even known name in vacuum cleaners here in the US in only the last 5 or 6 years. In fact 6 years ago hardly anyone had heard of Dyson in the US, certainly not in Southern California..


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

I have mostly hardwood floors, and if I wanted a new vacuum cleaner, I would still take a Miele.
Sure, they need bags, but they actually trap the dirt and I would want to clean my flat, not my vacuum cleaner.

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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4951 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

I agree about the Miele too. We have had ours for 8 years without any problem. It's the only vacuum cleaner that will clean all the hair off our carpet from our 3 lab dogs and 1 golden retriever.

I was on a trip to my Miele dealer to get some more bags when I noticed a ton of Dysons in there for repair. I asked the guy why so many. He said that most of them actually weren't broken, but the owners failed to take the internal filters apart and clean them.
He said he'd clean them out and the machines would again be as good as new.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1812 times:

Yes, I can definitely recommend you to get one. The only thing which stopped mine was a huge amount of plaster dust which got into to motor housing, basically I was being lazy and asking far too much of the machine. To it's credit though I was able to quickly strip the entire unit down right into component parts, clean the lot including the motor, and have it working again perfectly.


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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1800 times:

I now have three of the beasts, one being at my business premises, one for the home and the oldest one in the shed. Highly unlikely to look at anything else in the future.
Can't quite work out the comment from the Miele user "I would rather trap the dirtt" The Dyson due to its filtraton is highly efficient at trapping dirt, expelling only clean air, paper bag cleaners chuck all the fine dust back into the atmosphere.

The only real problem I can think of with the Dyson is it voracious appetite. The suction pressure is such that it can often pick up objects which get stuck in the pipes, as every connection though is quick release its fairly easy to clear any blockages.

The latest ones with the trigger release for the dirt container are a great improvement as you can lower the canister right into the bin before you open it, that way you don't get enveloped in a dust cloud.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1779 times:
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I have this Dyson model. I bought it at Sears a couple of years ago for only $150. It was a slow selling model and they had two left. It was marked down from $500. I bought the other one for my mother. Both of us think they are great. They seem to work fantastic, they get the cat fur off the carpet very well. Being a canister vacuum it is a bit of a pain, but I can fit the head in places I could not get an upright model. The swivel on the head is great too. I used to have a old Kirby Classic III, but the Dyson works just as good or better and is way easier to use.

My mom and dad have one of those central vacuum systems in their house and after using the Dyson mom never uses the central vac anymore. The first time she used the Dyson she filled it up seven times before she was done with the house. The carpets looked clean, but that central vacuum just didn't do the job it looked like it did.

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 18):
The only real problem I can think of with the Dyson is it voracious appetite. The suction pressure is such that it can often pick up objects which get stuck in the pipes,

And lift poorly laid surfaces or rugs. They are powerful machines, more than a couple of times it's lifted the carpet or especially lino out of corners where it wasn't laid well.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

What if a Dyson sucks up a nickel or a pebble. Can it damage the rotor?


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User currently offlinetristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

We've had one for about three years, and it's a hoot to see what it'll pull up.

I have noticed that they can get clogged at times. I'm not sure what really does it, but there will be a noticable drop in pull, then I have to take the whole dirt container apart and dump out the contents. Sometimes it's near full, others not anywhere near. So there's no rhyme or reason.

Having a wife and two daughters with long hair might have something to do with it....



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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2301 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
They are powerful machines, more than a couple of times it's lifted the carpet or especially lino out of corners where it wasn't laid well.

Sounds like it's best to keep the puppy in another room when you are using a Dyson!  Wow!



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 23):
Sounds like it's best to keep the puppy in another room when you are using a Dyson!

But on the other hand, if you've got an ant nest you need to deal with...   



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