Summary: There are several things wrong with this vacuum, and they overwhelm the good things. The first problem is the cord. Or the hose. Probably the cord. Some combination of the two isn't long enough. You have to unplug and move to get to the other side of the room. And my rooms aren't that big. The second problem is the suction. It's OK, but this is a premium priced vacuum. It should have more suction.
Summary: My daughter wanted a real working vacuum that was her size, which led me to this product. It says there is enough suction for small papers or debris but the one I got has absolutely none. It makes noise, but no suction. This left us all very disappointed. For the price of the product I do expect it to work, if I wanted a toy vacuum that only made noise I could have got one for $40 less. I am one unhappy customer!
Summary: 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. My parents once owned a Dyson (which was some ancient model they bought secondhand) and they weren't impressed by its less than stellar suction performance. After years of trying to convince them that Dyson hoovers have evolved and become much better, we decided that we would invest in one of these compact cylinder Dysons.
Summary: As a cleaner this product is fine, I purchased this as a ligtweight option for my pensioner father in December 2011. However I was very annoyed to find out he has been cold called today (December 2012) by a company called excelservicing about taking out a maintenance contract at £60 a year! I'm afraid their is only the one place they could have obtained his contact details from so be warned.
Summary: This model has amazing suction, too much for some tasks. The suction is adjustable when the wand part is attached but not otherwise. With attachments fixed directly to the not very flexible pipe, you have only full suction. The flexible pipe is rather stiff as well as being too short for a lot of tasks. I suppose it's this short so that it fits onto the machine for neat storage. The extendable wand is rather bulky and cumbersome.
Useless for allergy sufferers ...oh yes...and carpets!
S. M. Conway, Amazon
30 August 2011
Summary: 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,...
Summary: Like many people I like the idea of a Dyson. They are the iMac of the vacuum cleaner world and when you open the box you feel as though you have made the right purchase. Every component exudes design - the instruction manual, the way it's been packed and the product itself. It's only when you use it when you use it that you realise you've been totally conned by marketing, and in my case, a 21 year old kid who sold it to me!
Summary: 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.
Summary: I've been using this for a week now and am extremely impressed. We have a 3 bedroom town house and this is the ideal size cleaner for us. It is compact, powerful, and everything works together very well indeed. Vacuumming with our old cleaner was just a painful experience and left me frustrated, sweaty and annoyed. The Dyson on the other hand is a dream to use. It cleans much better, is easier to maneuver, and the attachments are to hand and easy to fit.
Flimsy, not great at suction, poor for taller people
nicdigby "Nicola", Amazon
30 September 2008
Summary: Bought this and took it back after one day - the main problem is that I am 5'10" and I found that the hose wasn't long enough for me, even when fully extended. I was getting back ache in just a few minutes due to leaning over because of the short hose. My other half is 6'3" so had more of a problem. The other issues are that I felt it was flimsy, that it didn't pick up too well on a carpet (tho good on hard floors) and had a small capacity.