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The BEST Vacuum Period! - PERFECT FOR EVERYONE!
Let me first start of by saying that I have loved many products I have purchased but have never written a review on them but cannot pass this one up. Yesterday I was vacuuming...Read complete review
Let me first start of by saying that I have loved many products I have purchased but have never written a review on them but cannot pass this one up. Yesterday I was vacuuming with an old Kenmore lug around that has been with me for about 15 years and it finally gave up and stopped working. So I went to a local retailer (because I had a coupon) and purchased the Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Vacuum. I decided on Dyson because I own the Dyson AM02 Fan and love it, and because everyone kept saying what a great vacuum it is. This vacuum is amazing, and I will never purchase any other vacuum ever! Oh, and just another pointer before I begin, this vacuum is one of the most powerful invented by Dyson as far as air wattage (suction) is concerned, it has a 240 air watt rating, most of the Dyson balls and Animal machines are in the 165 to 220 range. So about the machine, it is built very well and extremely durable. The suction power is CRAZY!!! Some background about my apartment, we have two medium hair cats (a sokoke forest cat and a russian blue) and a dog (pit-bull terrier mix). All three shed religiously, but the majority of the pet hair in the apartment comes from the dog. There is carpet in the bedroom and wood floors in the living room, dinging room, kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms. I was able to vacuum my bedroom with the old vacuum before it died. I wanted to do the "Dyson Test" and vacuum my bedroom again and see what the old vacuum left behind. I about gagged when I looked at the bin. There was dust, cat hair, and carpet freshening powder (almost a full inch all the way around the bin). My carpet in my bedroom has NO smell at all anymore, the air in the bedroom is noticeably cleaner, and the carpet is fluffy and spongey again. The machine is incredibly easy to maneuver and here is one of the best features, you do NOT have to move cords laying around or by baseboards, the vacuum simply pushes them upward out of it's way to clean what is under them and then puts them back so to speak. Awesome design! After the bedroom I cleaned the entire apartment with the vacuum and WOW! This machine does incredibly well on hardwood floors as well! It has my floors completely spotless which has never happened since moving in due to the pet hair. There is no dog or cat hair anywhere, and again the air is noticeably cleaner and easier to breath. OH, an important point for those with allergies or asthma, this vacuum is allergy and asthma certified, it does not indicate this on the Dyson website when using the search for your perfect vacuum feature, but it is says so on the machine and the box. Also for those of you who wear contact lenses... I told my mother about his vacuum and she said they are nice but does not want to use one because she doesn't want dust in her contact lenses when she empties the bin. Good news.. This vacuum does NOT make a cloud of dust so emptying is suitable for even the most sensitive of contact lense wearer's. I wear glasses myself and have switched from contact lenses to glasses for eye health reasons. The attachments that come with the vacuum are a "dusting" attachment and a "hard to reach" attachment with bristles. They are both very well built and work well, however I do think I will be purchasing the other tool sets as they offer more versatility. About the hose/wand that so many people complain about... It is a little difficult to use at first but does get better with some practice. Many people complain saying it is impossible to use, that is most certainly NOT true it is usable but keep in mind that Dyson built the hose to retain DURABILITY so yes it is stiff but does loosen up after a coupe of uses and it most definitely reaches he ceilings. I did notice a little neck and lower back discomfort from using the wand because I was using it to clean a vent on the ceiling but I think that is pretty much standard when cleaning something 9 feet above you with a hose... The wheels glide so easily on any surface and it is easy to change directions if you wish to do so, the cord is CRAZY long, could probably do the whole apartment without moving the cord. The air that is expelled from the vacuum is clean, clean, clean! NO ODOR AT ALL! There are two HEPA filters that have a lifetime guarantee and have to be washed every three months minimum (ONLY cold water and NO cleaners, soaps, or scrubbing and wait 24 hours before using the vacuum after cleaning so the HEPA filter's may properly dry). As for mom's, please stop lugging around that old vacuum that picks up 1/10 of the dirt on your floor, and puts out dirty air with who knows what in it. You deserve much more than that, after all you are mom's! You do so much work around the house, from cooking to cleaning to homework, etc, you don't have time to use an old vacuum that you have to vacuum the same spot over and over again. Plus if you have children, especially babies and toddlers, you'll feel a lot better about letting them crawl on the carpet or floors once you know that they are actually clean. The vacuum is lightweight and easy to store, so those with mild arthritis or other discomfort should not have any problems using this wonderful machine. Oh, one last thing... before using my Dyson vacuum my apartment took on the familiar but not so pleasant "Oh you have pets, a dog and two cats. Hmmm..." even though I cleaned the house weekly, with one thorough vacuum the smells are gone, and I mean GONE!
Most Liked Negative Review
I like my Dyson suction power, but very disappointed with the pull out hose for the attachments. The hose is very stiff and not user friendly, I love to clean everything and can...Read complete review
I like my Dyson suction power, but very disappointed with the pull out hose for the attachments. The hose is very stiff and not user friendly, I love to clean everything and can not use my attachments, because of the stiff hose, just can't get it to flex like I like, takes to much time to work with getting the hose to do what you want it to do. I'm not happy that I made the investment for this vacuum for that reason. I have always made a investiment in a good vacume. I have had elextrolux, kirby, went with a cheaper vacuum once a windtunel, and now the Dyson. I have never had the problem that I have with the Dyson on getting the hose to work with me as I clean, it just will not bend the way you want it to do.
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great little machine
I have had my DC33 for 3 yrs,Have had not 1 problem,,,the only thing I have a problem with is when u try to vac. the furniture I have to put the hose over my shoulder to keep the vacuum in place it wants to move
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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We just recently purchased a dyson and love it. Not only are our offices cleaner we are noticing differences with staff that have allergy issues.
Best Technology Ever
This vacuum is the only one to develop enough air pressure differential and the proper airflow to efficiently remove dust the size of talcum power from the air, without the use of filters. This vacuum doesn't just spin the dirt in the chamber and then rely on a filter, this one actually works! I have had a DC33 for 5 years, in a house full of long haired dogs and have only had to clean the brush. It really doesn't lose suction, and you don't have to wash a filter every week to keep it running correctly.
Very Very Good
It has the exact functions and durability I wanted in a vacuum cleaner. Strong machine
This machine is incredible. Compared to all of the other vacuums in the market, this one certainly takes the 1st spot when it comes to cleaning and low maintenance.
Basically the vacuum I would have invented, great!
this machine fell apart ...
this machine fell apart in a matter of months. Definately not worthy of the Dyson name
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I hate everything about ...
I hate everything about this Dyson. It doesn't pick up the dirt from my shag rug. it brings the dirt to the top and there is sits. my daughter's hair gets all in the brush. I cleaned it and now I can't get it back together and it makes this horrible annoying loud noise. I have hated since the day it got it. I would NOT recommend anyone get this machine or any dyson.
This is my first Dyson, and I am very impressed. Everyone says the suction is so much stronger, and it truly is. I love that the handle turns into the wand and all of the attachments are right there on the machine, easy to use and put away to store.
It has it's ups and downs
So the suction is GREAT! And it's easy to move around and easy to empty when full. What I don't like are 3 things, 1. It has a very bulky front (the area that actually sucks up on the carpet) - so it doesn't fit under lower to the ground coffee tables/chairs/couches. 2. The only way you can use the hose, is by un rolling all of the plug chord - since the upper hook is attached to the actual hose arm. 3. As you are trying to reach up to vacuum ceiling areas/fans, etc. the hose is not very loose and flexible. (and with that, it would be nice if it had a mechanism that allowed the hose extender to bend to be able to adjust the suction surface when using the attachment tools.)
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