Best thing I've ever purchased
Decided to post a review as I want to update the vacuum to a new one.
This is around 15 years old now and in that time I've pulled it apart once to clean inside and out a new seal kit in and for all of 15 dollars it was as good as new but now it's getting really old, hose is cracking and cord won't retract etc.
I remember lending this to everybody years ago and everybody was shocked how much crap is in the carpets.
Once you've owned a Dyson you can't go back.
Im buying a new one, the cost is quickly forgotten and honestly worth every cent
Old school Dyson so much better than new models
I have owned a Dyson DC08 for over 10 years and love it. Had the engine replaced in its 8th year which was far cheaper than a replacement machine which you can't get anyway as they are discontinued but It still works perfectly. I recently decided to upgrade to the DC54 pro and thank god I held on to my old one! The DC54 is a piece of cheaply made rubbish compared to the old school design which I have reverted back to using. I wasted over $1000 on a machine that does not do what it claims. It blow dust and dirt everywhere if you can get it to pick it up in the first place my stick Dyson has better suction. It is very awkward and messy to empty and the new ball technology is a joke, there is no stability and it tips over at the turn of a hat. Mr Dyson WAS truly the innovator of the bag less vacuum when he designed his first models in the UK but it now seems since VSI in Malaysia has taken over manufacturing his good name has gone to the dogs. There are hundreds of bad reviews all over the Internet for the DC54 range which mind you is the most expensive too, that surely would ring warning bells for Dyson. I will be returning my DC54 and possibly look at purchasing a completely different brand.
I have had this Dyson for I think 7-9?? years and it has done some major work! I have managed over the years to blow up many machine and to this day the dyson is still ticking over nicely! The motorhead is great on carpets and the hard floor is brilliant on floorboards! I have a large home and it has done a lot of work.
I have replaced the motorhead and maybe the barrel a few years back. I have used other machines and even compared with friends cleaners and the dyson still cleans the best. The cord now doesn't pull out all the way but I have had this machine forever. I clean out the filters. I will be replacing this machine with another dyson.
I am a real dust phobic person due to allergies, I believe this machine helps clean my house keeps them at bay, where possible. My husband has been quite ruff with this machine and it is holding up! We have really have pushed this machine and it has held up. I have had my value out of this machine and have no issues with buy another one, when this one dies.
Makes Cleaning a Breeze!
Had this vaccume cleaner for 6 years now. Nothing has broken, and when cleaned and washed regularly it still performs as well as it did the day I bought it. I handles tiles, solid timber and carpet just the same - Brilliant!!! A must have if you have a long haired cat that loves the furniture too!!!
Great suction, easy to use, great with fine cat hair.
cable is too short, wish the carpet head had silicon or rubber teeth rather than fibres - would be much easier to get the hair out!
Makes cleaning a breeze
I love my dyson. It was definitely money well spent. It easily transforms from vacuuming the tiles to the carpet to the car. Lots of fabulous little attachments make cleaning out the car a breeze.
It comes with lots of attachments to get into all the nooks and crannys
The only con I find is it's a little heavy to carry when trying to vacuum the stairs also a good excuse to make hubby do the stairs.
In comparison to the upright turbine head Dysons this one is not so good. But in comparison to other brands of barrell vacs, this on is 100X better. I have been borrowing my mums upright to compare and hers does a better job on my sisal carpet, but before the sisal we had twist pile and it did a fantatic job on that. I think the new Dyson Barrell vac with a motorised head would be fantastic and solve most of the cons I mentioned. I would still never go back to a less expensive brand you really do get what you pay for.
Small and compact it fits in the cupboard
The turbine head is only powered by the air flow, not real strong. The brush gets tangled up and stops spinning, the brush cover is dificult to remove and teadious to cut off the hair and string, it only has a small hole before the main hose so anything the size of 5cents or bigger will block it.
Money well spent, I would definatly reccommend this product as it is the best prforming vaccum I have ever used. I can't wait to save up for the hand vaccuum now.
This vaccuum has amazing suction and picks up everything with ease.
It looks great, is sturdy is easy to empty.
Only that it is heavy and that the hose tends to get twisted while vacuuming