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    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 13th Oct 16, 1:53 PM
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    Pop Up Pirate
    Dyson Cyclone
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    • 13th Oct 16, 1:53 PM
    Dyson Cyclone 13th Oct 16 at 1:53 PM
    I Have had enough so am posting this rant.
    I bought a top of the range Dyson Cyclone a few months ago at around £450.....I expected a really good vacuum at that price.

    How wrong I was.

    This vacuum is dreadful in so many ways.
    -Its a pain to empty it.
    -Putting the nozzle back onto the vacuum is so difficult and hurts my hands
    -The ball is a gimmick and actually makes it harder to steer around my room
    -The wire is that nasty stuff that goes hard and doesn't lay nice (why have Dyson started using this, they always used to use the lovely flexible stuff)
    -The brush thing is permanently attached and is so hard to undo if its been used. If it isnt being used, it gets in the way.
    -Its very noisy
    -It throws out an enormous amount of heat so to make it uncomfortable
    -It continually blocks up
    -You really need to be a few inches taller than me to use this

    I just wanted a powerful vacuum that would be easy to use. I dread having to get it out as its so heavy, awkward and frustrating.

    I have to say, Im sure Dyson don't give these to 'ordinary' people to test before releasing them for sale.

    Its nearly £500 down the drain.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Oct 16, 2:47 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:47 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:47 PM
    Did you carry out any research before buying ?

    Ask friends/neighbours if they had any recommendations ?

    Do you have any pets ?

    Henrys are meant to be good but can't comment on the noise nor how it is compared to the Cyclone.

    You spent £450 on a hoover, I use a Vax that cost less than a quarter of your Dyson.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 13-10-2016 at 2:53 PM.
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    • Jackieboy
    • By Jackieboy 13th Oct 16, 2:59 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Oct 16, 2:59 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:59 PM
    I have a Dyson "Animal" - obviously designed by someone who never owner a pet in his life!

    Get a Henry.
    • photome
    • By photome 13th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    photome
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    • 13th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
    on or second dyson, first one lasted 20 years.

    one with a ball, love it

    have added to our collection with a cordless hand held , love that to
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 13th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    Deep In Debt
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
    I've got a Dyson Animal which I've had for about 15 years. I rarely use it though as it's so heavy and so difficult to carry up and down the stairs.

    I got a Vax cylinder type a couple of years ago - it's great. It's light so I can carry it up and down the stairs easily and it does a good job.

    Dyson has been relegated to the cupboard now and rarely sees the light of day.
    • meer53
    • By meer53 13th Oct 16, 8:06 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:06 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:06 PM
    On my second Dyson too, love them, and the handheld one. Yes they are heavy but they let you test them before buying, might have been a good idea ?
    • fleshandbone
    • By fleshandbone 14th Oct 16, 9:22 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:22 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:22 AM
    The day someone invents a silent vacuum cleaner will be a wonderful day in history, then we can end this intolerable horrendous obscene noise pollution.
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    • vrbarreto
    • By vrbarreto 14th Oct 16, 11:19 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:19 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:19 AM
    The day someone invents a silent vacuum cleaner will be a wonderful day in history, then we can end this intolerable horrendous obscene noise pollution.
    Originally posted by fleshandbone
    Apparently this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM6ZvWDoik4

    Don't know if you can test with a tiger in the shops

    BTW have a Dyson DC39 which is hardly ever used and a Dyson V6 Animal which is used the vast majority of the time

    Do not like the emptying process which I seem to be bad at as dust seems to escape the bin dnd I have to use the vacuum again.
    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 14th Oct 16, 11:32 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:32 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:32 AM
    Another vote for a "Henry" here. It just works really well and it easy to use, empty and change the different cleaning heads/gadgets.
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
    • Timpu
    • By Timpu 14th Oct 16, 6:47 PM
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    Sooo relieved to read comments about Dysons being heavy. DH (then BF) had a handheld Dyson and it was a nightmare. It was a gym workout, I literally used to sweat my way around the house . It's the one thing I've ever really had a massive strop over and though he never, ever believed me, the tantrum prompted him to immediately order the Sebo upright that we still have and use. (Before anyone asks, his dodgy back means he has to do other things to make up for not vacuuming.)
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 14th Oct 16, 11:21 PM
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    Ectophile
    I've got a Henry. It cost just under £100 (mostly in Tesco Clubcard vouchers, when they still did the double-up offer).

    They aren't light at 8 Kg. I don't find the standard carpet cleaning head very good. On thin carpets, it's too inclined to stick to the carpet rather than gliding back and forth. There is an air hole you can open in the pipe to reduce the suction, though.

    As vacuums go, it's reasonably quiet. It also uses a lot less power than other cleaners at only 620W, but on maximum, it can still suck the carpets off the floor.
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