Dyson Vacuums - Does Performance Match the Popularity?
We admit it. Dyson vacuums look kind of cool, or at least different. While we don't really take looks into account, the distinct presentation of a Dyson vacuum combined with a massive advertising campaign have turned Dyson into a houshold name and have made it a very popular vacuum cleaner choice for consumers.
Dyson vacuum cleaners are bagless. Some people really like this feature because they have had some negative experiences trying to locate vacuum bags for older vacuums. Dyson also promotes the fact that the include a lifetime filter. We wouldn't really go that far, and most of the uprights have 2 filters with only one being what they call a lifetime filter. With that being said the filters are extremely easy to find in stores at the moment, and we think it's safe to assume that Dyson vacuum filters and parts will remain very accessible to consumers (at least online) due to the popularity of their product line.
Dyson vacuums perform well on carpet and on hard floors. For a bagless vacuum cleaner, Dyson produced a fairly low amount of emissions which would be a concern for those with very sever allergies. Compared to most upright vacuums available in retail stores, Dyson holds it's own,
Dyson has continued to introduce new and improved models as time goes on. The Dyson Ball is an example of there commitment to innovation in the vacuum market. Dyson vacuum cleaners are relatively easy to maintain and if you don't neglect to change or clean the filters you shouldn't have any real problems.
For those of you who are considering buying a Dyson, we strongly recommend you buy it online from a vacuum cleaner store. While Dyson is pervasive in retail outlets across the country, if you ever have a significant problem or a question regarding maintenance, you are probably not going to get any answers from a retail outlet. Go to the shopping centers and check out the various models available. The cost is going to be the same online or in a store, but these vacuums are expensive and if you have a problem, you would be better served to buy it from somebody who would have the ability and interest to help you.
Overall, we feel the Dyson vacuum cleaners currently available are decent when compared to other retail quality vacuums. We feel that it is highly unlikely that a Dyson is going to out perform or prove to be as durable as a Sebo vacuum or a Miele vacuum, but they don't cost quite as much either. Again, you are buying a bagless vacuum cleaner, so you really need to be certain this is a feature that you would prefer in a vacuum. Dyson vacs are also kind of heavy as far as upright vacuums go and a little bit noisy. These aren't problems (unless weight is an issue), just observations. Some of the newer models are a bit lighter than the standard Dyson vacuums for consumers who desire a lighter upright vacuum.
Dyson Vacuum Reviews
The Dyson DC24 Ball series vacuum cleaner is Dyson's "lightweight" upright model. At approximately 12 pounds, it's very light for a Dyson. Most lightweight vacuum cleaners weight 8 to 9 pounds, but the Dyson DC24 upright is 4 pounds lighter than Dyson DC25 vacuum so we'll leave it at that. The Dyson DC24 upright vacuum we will further review is the All Floors model vac.
The Dyson Ball is on tv as much as Seinfeld. Our experience is that consumers think that the ball features is the be all, end all. When we tested this vacuum cleaner out, we were surprised at how well it manuevered. It actually works like it does in the commercial. Dyson did a nice job adding the "Ball" features to there vacuum line. Don't expect to clean underneath your bed with this vacuum, but other than that the ball vacuum really is easy to turn and navigate. We didn't notice any loss of performance on the carpets we tested this features on either. This vacuum maintained it's suction as we whirled and twirled it around the floor.
The Dyson DC24 upright vacuum can also become pretty compact. The handle compresses for storage and handling. This design is striking similar to one there competitors (the other vacuum is a popular bagless vacuum as well) which we found amusing. As a result of the ability to adjust the handle, this vacuum is a little bit easier to carry up the stairs when necessary.
As you would expect, the Dyson Ball DC24 is a bagless vacuum and has a long lasting HEPA filter. This machine is certifed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. We weren't familiar with them. This Dyson vacuum had very low emissions during normal operation, but we don't really think that bagless vacuums are best choice for people with asthma and allergies, especially if that's the person who has to empty the dirt cup. The filtration on this vacuum was good while it was operating, but it's still a bagless vacuum so you will encounter dust and debris when you emtpy the dirt cup.
The Dyson DC24 All Floors Ball vacuum performed well on the carpeted and hard surfaces we tested it on. We felt that it did a pretty good job removing pet hair from the floor. It has all the standard cleaning tools that one would expect. This vacuum was pretty user friendly. One thing we didn't care for was the length of the cord. It was only 20 feet long, which is really on the short side.
Dyson DC24 Ball Bagless Upright
Pros: Superior maneuverability. Good suction. Works well on carpet. Low emissions for a bagless vac. Light compared to other Dysons.
Cons: Short cord. A little expensive for a bagless vacuum. A decent vac but we expect either better peformance or features for the price.