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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I heard a lot of positive opinions about Dyson products, but never really investigated them closely until it became apparent that we had to replace out Miele canister. We didn't really consider any of the Dyson uprights, since we have all hard floors and need to be able to vacuum underneath...
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.
Summary: I guess I'm just not a fan of Dyson because I really tried to like it but it's not as good as my Hoover. It took too long to vacuum carpet with that small of a head. It was actually pretty weak on carpet and didn't leave those nice lines unless I went over it 2 or 3 times.