Summary: I owned a Dyson and lasted for less than 2 years when I finally took it to the dump. The thing is I have 3 dogs and 5 cats. The hair is aweful. The dyson hose would clog up and almost impossible to clean out. Also, the belt broke quite a bit and to get a belt you have to call the company the get a replacement. You can't find the belts in the store. It would take up to a week and a half to get the belt. That is totally unacceptable.
Summary: Impressed at first, but not so much after a few years. Highlights include: 1) Bagless system saving landfills and pocketbooks on bags. 2) Pretty good job on hard floor surfaces. 3) Got to give it props for style and advertising. 4) Does better than our Hoover Windtunnel on hardwood and tile floors. 5) We've never had to unclog the hose from pet hair.
If You or Your Children Have Dust Allergies or Asthma, BEWARE!!!
28 December 2008
Summary: First, let me say that I owned the Dyson DC17 "Absolute Asthma and Allergy" vacuum cleaner for about a week, and LOVED the way it cleaned. The various attachments added to the versatility of the unit. If I wasn't holding onto my hat, that would have been sucked into its clear canister. Translated, the Dyson has incredible suction...at least when new, which is all that I can vouch for.
Summary: This is a well functioning vacuum and I like the ease of emptying the canister. I paid the huge price for this vacuum because it was supposed to be perfectly engineered. It certainly is compact and efficiently designed. I'm not sure they consulted a person who actually vacuums a house. The front of the vacuum is high and doesn't allow you to get under most furniture or under kitchen base cabinets so you need to move a lot of furniture.
Summary: I bought a remanufactured Dyson vac from Amazon. Delivery was great. When I received the vacuum, it came broken. I realized it was remanufactured, but normally they fix it before they re-sell it. I called Dyson, and they led me to a repair facility 7 or 8 miles from my house. One month later, I am still waiting for my new parts. The repair facility told me they don't get paid to order me a part for my vac, only when they rebuild. So far, not a good story.
Summary: I have had this vacuum for over a year now. It was challenging to figure out how it worked, the odd way the attachments worked...but I was VERY optimistic. I guess that I HAD to be optmistic to pay nearly $600!!!!!! for a vacuum cleaner. So...how do I feel about this vacuum a year later? I feel like a sucker. I did buy into the marketing hype. I have animals and mostly hardwood house. Here is my list of cautions: * The suction is NOT as good as my traditional hoover was.