The Dyson DC26 Multi Floor ($399 MSRP) is lightweight, but it’s no substitute for a full-size vacuum.
21 December 2011
Conclusion: The Dyson DC26 Multi Floor is a good target for customers seeking a portable vacuum that can suck up dirt from a kitchen floor. Just don’t expect it to perform well on either short or high carpet. The DC26 struggled on low carpet and barely picked up any dirt on the high pile. On hardwood floors, it did pretty well. But for a vacuum that has a $399 price tag (it can also be found for $319 online), the overall results are disappointing.
Conclusion: Who should buy this machine? If you have a smaller place with hard floors and short pile carpet, this Dyson is meant for you. Actually, if you have a smaller place and are allergic to pet dander, dust, or pollen, this vacuum is perfect.
Pros: Ultra lightweight, Does an excellent job cleaning hard flooring, HEPA filtration system, Quiet noise level, Powerful suction for a small machine, A good variety of cleaning attachments
Cons: Short cord is only 16.5 feet, Not great at cleaning medium to long pile carpeting, Turbine head is pretty narrow, Small dust bin at only 0.15 gallon capacity, Have to switch cleaning heads when transitioning from carpet to hard floor and vice versa
Conclusion: The Dyson DC26 Multi-Floor City Vacuum Cleaner is the smallest canister vacuum Dyson manufacture and it is indeed small. So much so that the body of the vacuum will fit on a letter sized sheet of paper. It is also powerful (especially for its size) and, as one would expect rather light.
Pros: Strong suction for such a small machine, Tools and attachments couple and uncouple smoothly, Very lightweight and easy to carry, Good for small apartment dwellers, Able to vacuum in narrow areas, Dirt canister is easy to empty, Great looking machine, Not too noisy, A number of owners find it useful for cleaning their vehicles
Cons: Strong suction for such a small machine, Tools and attachments couple and uncouple smoothly, Very lightweight and easy to carry, Good for small apartment dwellers, Able to vacuum in narrow areas, Dirt canister is easy to empty, Great looking machine, Not too noisy, A number of owners find it useful for cleaning their vehicles
Excerpt: The Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum is a compact canister model with a retail price of $400, although you can find it on sale for $320 pretty easily. In this review of the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then we can decide if it’s worth the premium price. As far as looks go, this model has all the style and appeal that any unit from this manufacturer has.