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Pretty good - but one big flaw
I bought this vacuum after moving into a new house. The house has hard wood floors as well as carpet, vinyl and tile. I have a cat and two small children, one who...Read complete review
I bought this vacuum after moving into a new house. The house has hard wood floors as well as carpet, vinyl and tile. I have a cat and two small children, one who just learned to crawl, so I needed a solution that would clean all of the floors thoroughly, but easily. I had heard about Dyson's reputation as a vacuum that never loses suction and it became apparent that my 5+ year old upright had. This was my first time using a canister vacuum, but I was enticed by the possibility of vacuuming under the furniture, so I gave it a try. It took a little getting used to since you drag the vacuum behind instead of pushing it in front, but once I got the hang of it I had a little fun. Vacuuming the stairs was a breeze and the amount of dirt the Dyson sucked out of the carpets that my other vacuum left behind was a little scary. My favorite part was using the new articulating hard wood floor tool - it reached EVERYWHERE - behind the toilet, right up next to the floor boards, in between the kitchen chairs, etc.! My only complaint, and it's a big one, is storage of the vacuum. The animal comes with three attachment heads, but there is no where to stow them. Even more annoying is the hose is not long enough to wrap twice around the body of the canister and it doesn't click into place. Also, there is no where to put the wand unless you want to mount it to the front where it sticks 3 feet straight up in the air - not practical at all! I am actually surprised by the obvious oversight in design, especially since Dyson is all about engineering innovation. The vacuum is great, the tools are awesome, the features are phenomenal. Storage of the vacuum is quite silly and cumbersome. Hopefully Dyson addresses this problem in future models.
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I have 5 or 6 Dyson vacuums and feel they were worth the money. However this last one was not so good. I rated it compared to the other Dysons. It is noisy...Read complete review
I have 5 or 6 Dyson vacuums and feel they were worth the money. However this last one was not so good. I rated it compared to the other Dysons. It is noisy (whistles while it works) and leaves little droppings as it goes along. No I can't find a leak. The suction does not seem as strong as others. The Head pushes the dirt around Yes the setting is right. It is rather cumbersome things get tangled up and difficult to maneuver. It is great at getting caught up on things.
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Comments about Dyson DC23 Motorhead Canister Vacuum Cleaner:
I know this machine is getting old, but with proper care and maintenance, it has performed very well for the last 6 years. I will only buy a Dyson product from now on.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The Dyson is a powerhouse. Cleans very well. The powerhead has an efficient action to pick up dirt from carpets. However, I find it is heavy to move around. I wish the wand was more useful-I find it is cumbersome even with attachments due to its large circumference. As far as cleaning- it is a great machine!
Household go to
I have pets, cats and dogs, and this vacuum changed my life. It was a gift, and as long as I have pets, I will never live without a Dyson. It has helped with the allergens in my house and it is such a joy to use. I can't recommend it highly enough.
This vacuum works like a charm! Even when you think your floors are clean, then you use this, you know they were not clean before!
The best vacuum cleaner I have ever had...so easy to use, and many great features.
I was tired to see my Golden Retriever's hair everywhere especially on the small carpet in front of the front door and in front of the sink... Got home, unpacked it and was able to use it in 15/20 min after opening...really impressed, my 2 carpets are cleaned and my floor too...tomorrow I hit the upstairs!! thank you Dyson...I'm so happy I bought you
I love Dyson
This is my second Dyson. I had an upright before and due to an accident, it was no longer usable. This time around I bought a canister style to help compensate for a shoulder injury. It is fantastic. Absolutely love it and especially enjoy that the head fits under the bed without having to change parts. Another top-notch product by Dyson.
Powerful on multiple floor surfaces
I have had this vacuum for four years and LOVE it. I have three kids and use the vacuum almost daily. This model is great on all floor types. I use it on my carpet, wood and tile with the same results. Great suction and cleaning power. It is awesome on edges. After having used this for four years straight, I need to replace the head because the agitator no longer spins. However, I am happy with this fantastic investment. I use and abuse my vacuum and this model keeps up with me. In the event my vacuum finally gives out, I will purchase the same one because I've had such a good experience.
It's a great vacuum but large and a hard to store. The hose falls off the coils sometimes making it less neat. The canister is plastic and became scratched on the inside. I was surprised by that.
Bought the animal upright in 2010 when I had carpet through the house, then we changed the floors to hardwood, so I bought this one and gave my daughter the upright, now I'm getting to old to pull the canister around more than twice a month, so am going to get the dyson V6 absolute. Thanks dyson!
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