Summary: I really hate this thing. It's hard to lug around. It's clumsy. I feel like the power of a dyson should actually vacuum...but not this one. It sucks up surface debris but beyond that forget it... Totally not worth the price and if I didn't pay $200+ I would throw it out. Worst vacuum I've ever had. Makes me think the Dyson name is just all that...a name. The product here is horrible.
Summary: If this had cost $100-200, I might have given it two stars. If it had cost less than $100, I might have given it three. It worked great for the first couple of months, but eventually, even with regular cleaning of the filter, it just couldn't maintain enough suction to keep the spinner heads rotating, which makes it worthless on my rugs...I don't even have carpeting! Just a few area rugs and hardwood floors.
Summary: The Dyson works well when it is running, but the power head has failed within 12 months of use; and that with only one carpet to clean! When it is being used the wand design feels cumbersome, a little difficult to control for someone of slight build. However, you expect things to break at some point but in less than one year? And at $100 to replace the head this is perhaps not a good choice!
Summary: Even my 15 year old son agrees this vacuum is awful. I purchased this vacuum to replace my Dyson DC17--I had hardwoods installed in half my house and needed something more versatile....this is NOT it. This vacuum does not even come close to cleaning carpets. It's great on my hardwoods, but is absolutely useless on my low pile carpets.
Summary: Yikes! My machine arrived by UPS, and as I signed the electronic signature pad, I watched bedbugs crawl out of the shipping carton onto UPS man. I was afraid to open the shipping carton. I took it outside the house and carefully opened and, low and behold, we found dead bedbugs at the bottom of the shipping carton and baby bedbugs hanging onto life on the inside walls of the shipping carton.
Summary: Using this vacuum actually makes me a bad person. I'm just not even kidding a little bit. I'm a pretty laid-back guy (to the point where my wife actually gets exasperated by how I can always see the good in any situation), but this vacuum? Let me tell you about this vacuum... It's so ridiculously flimsy and difficult to use, and the suction is so *asthmatic* levels of useless, that it made yell at the cats, slam the door on the postman, be abrupt and rude with family...
Summary: I have always been a Dyson fan until I bought this vacuum. I don't even feel like it is a Dyson. Not good for stairs at all - power head is way to light and does not pick up anything. I contacted Dyson to trade for another model and they blew me off. Will never buy another Dyson product. This does not function as advertised at all.
Summary: I have used the Dyson DC 23 for two months and have decided to return it. It does seem to clean as it should on bare floors and the carpet in our living room, which is almost like a high traffic commercial type. However, in the dining room I have a low pile cheap oriental rug, and a medium thickness scuptured rug. On these it seems to gather both human and pet hair, combine it with dust or lint forming balls, and then mostly refuse to suck it into the machine!
One Vacuum trying to take the place of two (and failing).
Alex Baker "ToolNut", Amazon
26 December 2011
Summary: The problem with the DC23 is that is isn't a good floor vacuum and it isn't a good hand vacuum either. Also, it isn't as portable as you might think. When compared to a hand vacuum: What you want is a shop vac type setup with a quick well made attachment on the end of a long hose. Something good for couches, baseboards, blinds, etc. The DC23 has a hose that isn't long enough with a heavy extending head that is just awkward.