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Post# 406801   3/17/2019 at 06:22 (378 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Because they are so far ahead of the crowd 🤗




Post# 406844 , Reply# 1   3/17/2019 at 23:08 (378 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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Ahead like selling a vacuum with an expiration date of 5 years because either the motor will die or the lifetime filters will be fully clogged by then?


Post# 406847 , Reply# 2   3/18/2019 at 01:01 (378 days old) by Superocd (PNW US)        
My wife seem enamored with her new Ball Animal 2

(or whatever it's called, I don't know Dyson lingo all that well). Her birthday was on the 15th so after we came home from dinner, I had the box waiting in the foyer. At first, she was like "another vacuum, Kyle? Seriously? What is wrong with you?" (since I've brought a few vacuums home since January) but then it clicked that it was *her* Dyson so she didn't have to use the "old-fashioned" vacuums.

We now have six uprights -- my Sanitaire SC886, Kirby Sentria, Royal 884, Kirby Avalir, Kirby Heritage II, Hoover Convertible (JCPenney) -- and now the Dyson Ball Animal 2 (I hope to add a Dual Sanitronic/500 series Kirby or a Sanitaire with the "old" 7A motor to my collection, and then after that I think that I should call it quits for at least a while as our designated broom closet is now at capacity, lol).

Now, while it does seem to clean well (there was a bit of dust in the bin after vacuuming the living room with my Sentria) I'm still not too impressed with its build quality, which is my main beef with Dyson. For its price range, it should feel pretty damn solid but it just doesn't have that sturdy feel that my vacs have. Even something like the older Bissell PowerForce bagged uprights had a more solid feel, which is what we owned before I bought the Sanitaire. Fortunately, it's just me and my wife with no kids around to break it so it may last longer than usual, but I am not sure that it will make it past year 5 without some cracked or broken plastic somewhere. As far as the motor goes, I think it will easily last 10 years, which I would think would be the norm for most vacs if they are treated with reasonable care (though I'm not so sure about the ultra cheap "compact" Bissells/Dirt Devils/etc).


Post# 406851 , Reply# 3   3/18/2019 at 10:03 (377 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Gotta love that 52 CFM of airflow! Not!

Post# 406857 , Reply# 4   3/18/2019 at 11:33 (377 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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The troll is obvious here!

That guy is trolling all vacuumland by saying that.


Post# 406858 , Reply# 5   3/18/2019 at 11:43 (377 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Haha if you say so Alex. 😂

Post# 406859 , Reply# 6   3/18/2019 at 11:46 (377 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I'm just fed up of the biased views on here and especially the arrogance of Kirby owners. They are not as good as some like to think.
I'm not surprised so many members dont bother with this site anymore.


Post# 406860 , Reply# 7   3/18/2019 at 12:12 (377 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I'm fed up with people lauding Dyson as some Holy Grail of vacuum cleaners. It's not just Kirby owners hating on Dyson, it's everyone who owns a high quality vacuum. I've used and tested many Dysons over the years, and I must say that I would rather use a high quality machine over the plastic fantastic Dyson.

Post# 406861 , Reply# 8   3/18/2019 at 12:19 (377 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Good for you dude. I sold my Kirby I hated it I think they should be confined to a museum they are so outdated.

My first choice would be my central vacuum but I much prefer using a Dyson to a Kirby. It does a very good job on my low pile carpet. On higher pile it might not cut it.


Post# 406864 , Reply# 9   3/18/2019 at 13:39 (377 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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I noticed you changed your avatar from a picture of yourself to a troll icon

Post# 406870 , Reply# 10   3/18/2019 at 15:09 (377 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        
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Listen to me. I said everyone who has a high quality vac hates Dyson, not just Kirby owners. It's obvious that you're just trying to take the piss out of people with your statements. You even changed your profile pic to the troll face. Face it, Dysons are piss poor vacuums and there are much better vacuums on the market.

Post# 406878 , Reply# 11   3/18/2019 at 15:41 (377 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Not everyone dude 😁

There are some nice vacs out there Vorwerk, Sebo and Miele would be my choice but I still think Dyson have a lot to offer.


Post# 406883 , Reply# 12   3/18/2019 at 16:50 (377 days old) by vexorgtr (Sheffield, Ohio)        
There's lots of good vacuums...

It's hard for one company to take the crown as the "best" since everyone's needs are so different. In my case, I'm so sold on Central Vacuum that I wouldn't both with anything else... however I do keep up on it.

When someone asks me what vacuums I recommend, I usually give them a list of stuff I recommend and let them pick one.

Dyson's vacs in my opinion do not offer enough VALUE, meaning that performance & durability do not meet the price tag. If they had a 10 year warranty, then perhaps I would like them better.


Post# 406891 , Reply# 13   3/18/2019 at 19:28 (377 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I'm not a troll. And I am not saying this to upset anyone. I've thought about making a detailed, well reasoned thread about why I don't care for kirbys. I haven't because I knew it probably wouldn't do anything other than make a mess. I don't post on threads about kirbys because I don't know enough about them to be helpful, and I don't like them very much. I appreciate them for what they are, and I think the older models look nice. But I do not enjoy using them and they don't do what I need them to do.

I think most vacuums have a place in the market, and there is a reason variety exists. When someone asks me for a vacuum recommendation I don't rule anything out until I start learning about their needs. I have friends and family who own dysons, as well as mieles, even sharks and others. For one of my neighbors, I can't think of anything better for their situation than a dyson. Besides, If someone likes the vacuum they own they are far more inclined to use it. Hopefully we can agree that frequent vacuuming is preferable to infrequent vacuuming.

As for dysons, I use mine pretty often. I even use my dreaded sharks pretty often. I like them and they work for me. I can understand and often agree with many of the criticisms leveled against dyson. I especially dislike their marketing.

And yes, I own other "high quality" machines. Several mieles, taccony machines, a sebo, and at least two dozen kirbys, and lord knows how many electroluxes.

I have quite a few quality vacs, and I do not hate dyson.


Post# 406902 , Reply# 14   3/18/2019 at 23:37 (377 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I can't believe I need to tell you people this:

~Don't feed the trolls.~

It's like the number one rule of the internet... oh wait, it's actually rule #14. Meh, same thing.


Post# 406909 , Reply# 15   3/19/2019 at 01:55 (377 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@MadMan rules 1&2


Post# 406912 , Reply# 16   3/19/2019 at 03:03 (376 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Isn't it funny, there was a thread on here slagging of Dysons no mention of trolling there. Say anything positive about Dyson or negative about kirby and you're a troll. Haha 😂

Post# 406917 , Reply# 17   3/19/2019 at 06:40 (376 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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You literally changed your icon to the troll face. Tell me you're not trying to troll people. Also, this isn't just about Kirby. It's about all of the high quality vacuums and how any of them can outdo a Dyson 10 to 1.

Post# 406919 , Reply# 18   3/19/2019 at 08:30 (376 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Not getting into the debate

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Just wanting to state that Marcus is not a troll.  He just likes have fun pointing out the obvious in some situations.

 

 


Post# 406924 , Reply# 19   3/19/2019 at 09:30 (376 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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See Harley understands me haha 😂😂😂

I changed my face to a troll after I was called one. Did you like it? Haha


Post# 406925 , Reply# 20   3/19/2019 at 11:35 (376 days old) by DesiredName (Utah)        

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Kirbysthebest- I think your profile name is exactly the type of thing Marcus is talking about...

Post# 406926 , Reply# 21   3/19/2019 at 11:38 (376 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
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Yes, but. . .He got over it a long time ago. 

It's not the words, it the attitude. 

 

. . .And I said I was not entering the debate, just defending a friend that has a different opinion.


Post# 406929 , Reply# 22   3/19/2019 at 12:01 (376 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I don't really hate Kirby's they have a lot of good points but like every vacuum cleaner they have some bad points too.

My preference is for the bagged vacs I named earlier. I still say the latest Dysons perform well on low pile carpets and they are very easy to manouvre around the easiest uprights I've used.

Thanks Harley I appreciate it 🤗


Post# 406930 , Reply# 23   3/19/2019 at 12:26 (376 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        
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Letís not forget that they also have one of the best post filtering systems for a bagless cleaner when compared to any other bagless machine on the market. Not including water vacs.

Post# 406936 , Reply# 24   3/19/2019 at 13:06 (376 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Yes that's very true Mike. 😊

Post# 406937 , Reply# 25   3/19/2019 at 13:19 (376 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        
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There are some things I do like about my Dyson DC07. First, despite it being pretty heavy at 19.2 lbs., it's very maneuverable and well-balanced. I'm surprised at how easy it is to push compared to other vacuums I've used.

Next is the hose and attachments. Dyson vacuums feature an incredibly long stretch hose. Combined with the nice, long extension wand, you get 17 feet of reach, which can stretch to the top of an average staircase, so you can leave the vacuum at the bottom.

The attachments are very thoughtfully designed; the dusting brush and upholstery tool have heads that twist to make cleaning certain places easier. The upholstery attachment and crevice tool have vents that channel airflow downward for better pickup without sticking to delicate objects.

Dyson makes the nicest turbo brushes on the market. They are designed so that if you're cleaning something like a pretty dense fabric, the brush will increase in speed rather than slowing down. That's a great example of Dyson engineering!


Post# 406938 , Reply# 26   3/19/2019 at 13:32 (376 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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That is good to hear Nick. 👍

Post# 406940 , Reply# 27   3/19/2019 at 13:48 (376 days old) by DesiredName (Utah)        

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I enjoy my DC01, I like how it spins the dirt freely like my Fantoms. Like watching a little tornado! Plus I l like how the plastic has little metal flakes in it. Much like my Dc07 it gives it a very unique look! Plus how many dc01's are in America? I also found a working DC28 at a thrift store for cheap. That has a very unique clutch system. I wish I could get my hands on a DC01 or Dc02 De stijl. I love the color combo.

Post# 406948 , Reply# 28   3/19/2019 at 15:47 (376 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I do admit that I do like the design of the classic Dyson machines. AFAIK, there's only one Dyson DC01 in the U.S.A, and it's in the hands of Tom Gasko. I've been thinking about importing a DC04 for just for shits and giggles. Will the DC04 work with a 120V DC07 motor?

Post# 406949 , Reply# 29   3/19/2019 at 16:16 (376 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I also have a dc01, and early one with the early lettering style before they had their logo down. I also want to get a dc04 one day, I imagine since most of the 04 is similar to an 07 a 120v dc07 motor could be fitted but I'm not positive.

Post# 406953 , Reply# 30   3/19/2019 at 17:27 (376 days old) by DesiredName (Utah)        

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Here are some shots of my DC01. The dual cyclone machines are nice because it is easy to keep the cyclone cleaned out.

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Post# 406962 , Reply# 31   3/19/2019 at 20:41 (376 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        
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Wow. Iím envious. Thatís a great collection you have there. A DC01 is at the top of my ďwantedĒ list. Up there with it are the other DC02-DC07 models and a Lighting/Destiny canister. Really, any Kenmore Destiny would be awesome!

I may not have a DC01, but I am lucky enough to have a complete Amway CMS 1000, the DC01ís ďillegitimateĒ sibling. I could be wrong, but I think this is the only(?) CMS 1000 on this site which was produced early enough to have all of the original designs. It has the smaller (and more efficient) cyclone tip, the ring around the cyclone, the perfectly cylindrical clear bin, and the large fine dust collection chamber. It is my understanding that the designs of all of these parts were changed shortly after the CMS 1000 was introduced because they infringed on Dysonís parents. Even though this vacuum was unfair to Dyson, I still like it because itís an interesting piece of vacuum history. And yes, I do use it to clean my house from time to time. Things are meant to be used, no? 🙂

Iíve included my other early dual cyclonic vacuums here, too.


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Post# 406970 , Reply# 32   3/20/2019 at 01:22 (376 days old) by Superocd (PNW US)        
Wow, a lot of passion on both sides!

It's no different in anything else. Cars, computers, and even HVAC, where a lot of guys are pro-Carrier, pro-Trane/American Standard (that would be me right here, even though I work in a Carrier shop, lol), pro-Rheem and so on. The common denominator in HVAC circles is that a lot of people tend to put down Goodman. In my opinion, Goodman has a bad reputation because the company sells to anyone, not just authorized and licensed distributors and dealers/installers, so the so-called "horrible" Goodman products are usually nothing more than the cause a bad install, which is not the fault of Goodman. Are they the best thing out there? No, but given a proper install, they're decent. In my opinion, Trane, Rheem and Carrier (in that order) take the cake on the best units, but then again, it's my opinion and I totally respect the opinions and viewpoints of others (for example, a seasoned veteran feels that Trane/American Standard falls short in its spine-finned condenser design as it could collect and retain things like dryer lint, dog hair, etc., which would be hard to remove) and I have only been on the job for less than four years. Any system will fail much sooner if someone who isn't trained performs the install. HVAC is so granular we even bicker about commercial reach in fridges. I can't stand True reach ins or any of the low-end makes like Turbo Air (I think McCall and Traulsen have a superior design, since everything is at the top and easily accessible), but a lot of guys love them.

Anyway, back to vacuums, I can see why people love Dysons and dislike Kirbys. To be fair, a Kirby is on the heavy side, the attachments take time to set up and AFAIK, I'm not sure that the most expensive Dyson comes close to the price of a brand-new Kirby at full price. I also recognize that Dysons can and do live out reasonably long service lives. My aunt Kim has a Dyson Animal (not sure what model exactly) from 2006 that is still running today and has never seen a service center AFAIK. Likewise, I'm sure there have been a few Kirby vacuums that have burned up in less than two years, even in the hands of a careful owner.



Post# 406972 , Reply# 33   3/20/2019 at 03:51 (375 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I didn't know Goodman had a bad rep. I (personally) installed a Goodman high efficiency furnace in my previous house, and it worked for the ~9 years we lived there. Granted, it needed an inducer motor once, but like... pssh, big deal. Actually, we took the A/C condenser unit with us when we moved, and that's still working in our new house, it's at least 15 years old now.

I think you're right though, it's really up to the installer/owner. It's the same with cars. Me personally, I like Chryslers. Everyone else craps on them all the time, claiming how 'unreliable' they are. As I'm a mechanic, I know the truth of the situation. Because Chryslers are cheap, they're often owned by poor people who drive them into the ground and do no maintenance whatsoever. So, gee, I wonder why they're so 'unreliable.'

I'd imagine - to a certain point - the same truth extends to vacuum cleaners.


Post# 406978 , Reply# 34   3/20/2019 at 08:35 (375 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I love my vintage Dysons. From the Antarctica Solo DC01 and DC02, to the first Dyson with a power nozzle, the DC05 MotorHead. While my Cyclon is the most rare, second would be the ReCyclone (recycled Dyson DC02). Thanks to Doug Smith for making a heavy duty outlet/shut off in which I can run my 240 volt machines. I recently shampooed with my Dyson DC04 Zorbster. The old Dysons were fabulous.

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Post# 406987 , Reply# 35   3/20/2019 at 15:25 (375 days old) by Superocd (PNW US)        

@MadMan, you actually took the condenser with you when you moved? That's unheard of! Heck, most people think removing a dishwasher and taking it with them would be a big task to undertake so they leave it there. Condensers would be totally off the table for them. Did you remove it yourself or have an HVAC service do it?

For it to do a 15-year run with no problems *on top* of the 9 years at your original house, I guess you had it installed properly and sized accordingly, and it proves that Goodman (or just about anything) can last given that it was installed and serviced properly.



Post# 406997 , Reply# 36   3/20/2019 at 20:51 (375 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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I do like my DC40 mkII (Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 ). It's very light to handle due to the motor in the ball = low center of gravity. Brushroll is very powerful in this model. It has seriously good agitation. Also the filters stay clean a very long time.
My main complaint is just that the airflow is low so it really can't clean medium to high pile carpets well as the bagged vacuums.
That's my opinion.


Post# 407001 , Reply# 37   3/20/2019 at 22:23 (375 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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@Superocd lol I know it's weird, right? Truth be told, we were being foreclosed, so we took anything we needed for the new place. Of course my father and I did all the work like that, including taking the condenser - we installed it! We're not HVAC guys, but we kind of are, because we do automotive A/C. We took our recovery machine from work and used the unused R12 side of the system to recover the R22, cut the condenser unit off and reversed the process at the new place. :P

I would buy Goodman again. They've yet to let me down.


Post# 407243 , Reply# 38   3/27/2019 at 04:28 (368 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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I donít like Kirby OR Dyson 🤷🏻‍♂️ Go figure.

Kirbyís are fantastic performers and reliable but I find them too heavy, too loud, too big, too much of a pain to convert to tools and donít agree with the dirty sales tactics.

Dysonís are a cheap heap of plastic and the cordless models are just glorified dustbusters with an insane price tag. Dysonís whole success is based on clever marketing and lies, not the performance of the cleaners.


Post# 407249 , Reply# 39   3/27/2019 at 11:15 (368 days old) by Holeefuk (Chai-nar qualitee...anything more = ip theft)        

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Post# 407250 , Reply# 40   3/27/2019 at 11:37 (368 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Dyson cordless vacs are way overpriced that is true. I love my V8, I find it very convenient to use for quick clean ups between using my mains cleaners.

As I've said many times the latest Dysons such as the light ball perform very well. They are a match for my Sebo Felix. My preference is for bagged cleaners but Dysons are a pleasure to use, for me anyway 😀


Post# 407253 , Reply# 41   3/27/2019 at 13:31 (368 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Hey Marcus, how's it hanging Bash Brother? Missed seeing you around here! :)

Now let's troll these beeotches, like Alex, & stir the pot a bit :P


Post# 407254 , Reply# 42   3/27/2019 at 14:00 (368 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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Thinking about it, I tend to use my V6 weekly for quick cleanups here and there. The DC40 (half ball) I have, I used when my basement was redone to clean up most of the fine concrete dust that was all over the floor and other surfaces. To my surprise, it took quite a while for the middle filter to plug and whatís even more surprising is that inside where the hepa resides is still clean. I have then since switched to using a pro aqua in my basement for cleaning the concrete dust because itís a little more effective with the 14í of hose and I donít care for it all that much so if something happened to it, Iím not out anything. However I think I want to fix the ball on the Dyson at some point and give it a good cleaning and use it for other things since itís in such good shape still. Has anyone tried or gotten their hands on a kinetic? If so how is the performance? I have heard mixed reviews.

Post# 407255 , Reply# 43   3/27/2019 at 14:23 (368 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Bash brother haha. It's hanging to the left 😁

Post# 407265 , Reply# 44   3/27/2019 at 19:58 (368 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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One of the reasons Consumer Reports recently downgraded all the tested Dyson stick vacs is due to the early death of their batteries. After about 5 years of use, the batteries die and along with it, the vac itself. Who wants to go out and pay another $600 every 5 years?

Dyson must start to offer swappable batteries in the future if they donít want to lose their customer base.

Also, a ďstay onĒ power button would make the vacs more comfortable to use.


Post# 407288 , Reply# 45   3/28/2019 at 03:52 (367 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I agree with you Brian. I wouldn't pay $600 if they had removable batteries. I know they invested a lot of money into R&D but they are not worth more than £250 of anyones mone

Post# 420105 , Reply# 46   2/17/2020 at 13:25 by Rdwdcp (UK)        
I love Dyson

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I love Dyson Especially my DC07 Standard witch is 15 years old and still works well today. here is a picture of it next to my DC07 All Floors.

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Post# 420108 , Reply# 47   2/17/2020 at 13:43 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I wonder if it would be possible to install a 120 volt DC07 motor in a Dyson DC04 so that it could be used stateside without a bulky converter box?

Post# 420109 , Reply# 48   2/17/2020 at 13:51 by Rdwdcp (UK)        
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do you like dyson

Post# 420155 , Reply# 49   2/18/2020 at 08:19 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Absolutely positively NOT!!! I do, however, like the look of the older models.

Post# 420157 , Reply# 50   2/18/2020 at 08:43 by Rdwdcp (UK)        
I love Dyson

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My Dyson DC07 Standard is 15 years old and still works really well today. Dysons are awesome.

Post# 420166 , Reply# 51   2/18/2020 at 09:48 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I've never liked using any Dyson. There is almost no airflow, which means that you'll be going over the same spot over and over again in a vain attempt to pick up a stray piece of thread. Also, they make their brushrolls overly aggressive on the carpeting, most likely in an attempt to compensate for the poor airflow. The final kicker is the cheap plastic that falls apart over time, especially on the older models.

Post# 420168 , Reply# 52   2/18/2020 at 12:56 by Rdwdcp (UK)        

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My DC07 Standard picks up and it has good airflow my Dyson DC07 Standard has got strong suction

Post# 420187 , Reply# 53   2/18/2020 at 19:11 by broomvac (N/A)        

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My DC07 has a lot of power, and it shows. It extracts plenty of sand from my carpets. The same goes for my UP13, UP14ís, and UP20.

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Post# 420191 , Reply# 54   2/18/2020 at 19:25 by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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You can tell by how dark and matted it is, that stuff was trampled in for a long time.

I have seen several pro carpet cleaners on YouTube that use off the shelf Dysons (the older uprights, never the ball cleaners) to pre-vacuum carpets before cleaning. Then they shampoo, extract and let the carpet dry, rake the nap, then vacuum again once the carpet has been groomed to remove more dirt that got stirred up from the orbital scrubber, the rinse sprayer, and the grooming rake.


Post# 420225 , Reply# 55   2/19/2020 at 08:03 by Mike811 (Finland)        

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Here is some of my thoughts about Dyson uprights

+ They look very different and cool
+ Usability is often great
+ Technical innovations (pushing bagless technology forward)
+ Cyclonic system is by far the best in the industry
+ Great filtration
+ Availability of spare parts
+ Very high agitation in their latest ball models + DC17
+ High suction levels

- Weak airflow (tested by many channels in youtube)
- Very flexible plastic in many newer ball models
- Narrow and complicated air paths
- Cyclone pack doesn't come apart easily for cleaning
- Older models have very weak agitation (DC01-DC65, not upgraded ball models or DC17)
- Older models are super noisy

So I always find bad and good features regardless of the vacuum brand.
I don't have any certain favorite vac brand.


Post# 420312 , Reply# 56   2/20/2020 at 14:59 by Rdwdcp (UK)        

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sorry I put witch instead of which. my mistake.

Post# 420461 , Reply# 57   2/23/2020 at 11:14 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
I wouldn't even take a Dyson for free...

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About a year ago, I was at the back door of a thrift shop, helping a friend load up a piece of furniture she'd bought and there was some sort of yellow plasticrap Dyson* sitting there with a piece of paper taped to it that said "Free". I could see that it needed a new plug on the end of the cord, but I wasn't even remotely interested enough to look at it further.

For me, a filter bag is a 'must' and the more metal in the construction, the better. I couldn't give a rip about a vacuum--or any other appliance looking outdated. My favorite machines that I own are between 30 and 50 years old. I seriously doubt any Dyson currently in existence will still be operable 30-50 years from now. I just don't understand why people think dirt cups and clogged filters are such a great idea. Of course, if that's what the industry feeds people, sooner or later they'll think that's all there is on the buffet.

*I wouldn't know one Dyson model from another. They all look like cheap plastic toys to me. I mean, c'mon, who designed those things? Fisher Price?


Post# 420872 , Reply# 58   3/1/2020 at 14:16 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        

Interesting observation on this thread. A lot of comparison of Dyson to Kirby but NO comparisons of Dyson to Aerus/Electrolux. Hmm seems to me there is no comparison. Aerus is just far superior...lexan virtually indestructible plastic. Versatile combination attachments. Warranty...ease of use, longevity...ease in emptying...the list goes on...every Dyson Iíve tried is no comparison to even my 35 year old Electrolux Silverado. Yes the Aerusís and US Electroluxís may lose suction due to the bag filling with dirt but a Dyson does require the nasty filter cleaning. The aerus Electrolux is simple to change the bag and the dirt is sealed in and every time you change the bag suction is fully restored. I just consider a Dyson nothing more than an overpriced big box store vacuum. Iíll give it the best bagless design for preventing dirt from clogging the filter but it still will happen over time just a longer time than others. I used a Dyson upright and found it very heavy and awkward to use on carpet and couldnít get under any furniture period. Tried a canister and the rotating brush nozzle was turbo driven and a very poor performer at that and the suction on the canister even with a clean filter was just so so. Some of the attachments were already broken in this 2 year old Dyson canister. Tried a practically new Dyson ball upright. An underperforming product for the price. Still heavy...still couldnít get completely under furniture only the nozzle head partway and it was generally awkward to use and forget easily switching to attachment hose mode...rather frustrating.

Being a person who cleans very thoroughly in all the corners, along the tops of baseboards, cobwebs up high, bugs and dirt in windowsills, crumbs and pet hair in couches and furniture I still find the Electrolux or Aerus especially the canister models the easiest and most versatile to use to switch modes fast and deal with the dirt the machine has collected is never never an issue. I do t see the dirt, touch the dirt, or breathe the dirt. A Dyson bagless, the dust will still always cling to the outside of the plastic bucket when you empty it as this is a static electricity issue requiring the step of now wiping the bin down with a wet rag or paper towel...and if you are remotely worried about allergies or breathing dirt, you have to go outside to empty it and wear a dust mask. Yeah I might not have to buy bags but I have to buy dust masks and use paper towels.

And Dysons plastic brush roll bristles are hard and can damage some carpet. The Aerus Electrolux power nozzle which is also on their upright is self adjusting and Iíve never come across a carpet thick or thin, low or high pile, it wonít clean nicely.

Iím glad I never wasted money on a Dyson and I do not recommend them to anyone who wants a vacuum brand recommendation as most people know I like vacuums. First I recommend the Aerus Electrolux and if they donít want to spend that much then I just recommend some of the newest Shark products. Both US companies interestingly enough though not necessarily all built in the US.


Post# 420885 , Reply# 59   3/1/2020 at 17:31 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Electroluxes actually keep their airflow longer than a Dyson if you use HEPA bags.




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