I’ve used many different vacuums in my day, but none – and I mean not 1 compare the the Dyson DC 24. Last year my husband and I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a bagless vacuum with the cyclone type canister to hold all the dust. Our house has a little bit of carpet, but the main floor is hardwood and ceramic tiles, so we thought we wouldn’t spend too much money on a vacuum, because they all do the same thing right? We even went a little bit overboard, and bought a vacuum that is meant for shedding pets. We have a toy poodle (a non shedding dog) so thought this would fit our family the best – I was pregnant when we made this purchase – can you tell?!? We brought our new vacuum home and were in awe to see all the dust that it picked up, and it was so cool to just dump out the canister and start all over again. The new vacuum gave us instant gratification, because as we vacuumed the house, we could see the results immediately in the cannister. What better than to see your hard work actually working.
I had heard wonderful things about Dyson in the past, so was very eager to receive one for review. To be completely honest, I thought it was just a vacuum that did the same thing as every other vacuum, but it was cool because it had a little yellow ball to turn on – more about that later. I should have known better, there is a reason people RAVE about the Dyson.
We vacuum about once a week (or once every other week), we just so happened to vacuum our whole house 2 days before the Dyson arrived. Upon receiving the Dyson, we were surprised as to how compact it was and how light as well (Awww,,, how cute). We quickly put it together, and put it to work. To our complete surprise, shock (and horror) we watched the canister fill up higher and higher and higher very, very quickly. How could this be?!? WE JUST VACUUMED?!? This was one of those OHMYGOODNESS moments.
The rug in the living room, which had just been cleaned 2 days before with our previous vacuum filled up the entire canister and needed to be dumped so we could keep vacuuming. I wish I could say the canister is small, but unfortunately it isn’t – it’s huge! I shed worse than the dog, and the Dyson filled up the cannister with my hair, among other very small pieces of dust that were lodged in the rug. We then did the rest of the house, and had to empty the canister 3 or 4 more times. Since the first use of the Dyson we have not had to dump the canister so often. The reason we had to do it so frequently on the first use was because it picked up everything that our previous vacuum had left behind for the last few years (ewww yuck). On a bright note, all that old dust is now out of our house.
If you can’t already tell, we love the Dyson. It is AMAZING – ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! It never loses suction and it suck really hard. It gets every single thing out of the rugs, off the hardwood or ceramic tiles, and continues to keep on going and going. My hair did manage to get the brissels caught up once, but there is a reset button that just needed to be pressed and the Dyson was ready to go again.
Not only does the Dyson work really well, it is also easy to handle. The yellow ball makes turning super easy. This was one of the biggest complaints I had about our old vacuum. It was like trying to turn it on square wheels. The Dyson can weave in and out really easily and get to any space without having to pick it up. It can simply turn to the place I want it to go. It is also very lightweight so it is easy to bring up and down stairs. It is also compact so easy to store.
My mother can’t stop talking about the old school vacuums- the ones that have the long tube handle and you pull the vacuum along behind you. She loves these because the long tube makes it easy to get under the couches. With most uprights, you can only get about 2 inches under the couch before the vacuum hit the front of the couch. This is the “hook line and sinker” moment for the Dyson. Although the Dyson is an upright vacuum, you can take the handle off (which is the suction tube), and hook it into the attachments and continue vacuuming with the long tube . The vacuum can now go all the way under couches without hitting the front of the couch. Once again, it does not lose suction and vacuums with the same strength.
Before experiencing the Dyson, I did not know there was a difference in vacuums. I thought they all did the same thing. However, since we have used the Dyson, we have all been convinced that there is a difference – a big difference. Dyson has made a huge impression on us. If you are considering buying a Dyson, I can say without a doubt – go for it, you will not be disappointed.
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