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Why I Bought a Dyson Vacuum

Updated on December 31, 2010
Dyson DC24 All Floors
Dyson DC24 All Floors

How much would you be willing to spend on a vacuum cleaner? $50? $100? Maybe $200? Would you be willing to spend more than $200 or even $300 on a vacuum cleaner? I certainly never thought that I would ever spend that much money on a vacuum cleaner – until just recently. Last week, I bought a Dyson DC24 All Floors vacuum cleaner. I have always heard that these vacuums were absolutely amazing and I simply had to find out for myself. My conclusion: a Dyson is definitely worth your investment! This vacuum really gets your floors clean. And I mean really clean. Honestly, I could not believe how much dirt, dust, and hair the vacuum picked up the first time I used it! This is quite surprising because I did a test beforehand: I vacuumed the carpet with my old vacuum cleaner before I used the new Dyson. I wanted to see if it was truly as superior as I had heard. It was absolutely disgusting to me to see what my old vacuum had been leaving behind on the carpet and missing completely! Granted, my old vacuum cleaner was not an especially nice one, but definitely not cheap either. This simple test alone made me realize that I had definitely made the right decision in purchasing this vacuum. Still not convinced that this vacuum is right for you? I have listed below several other reasons why I sincerely believe that this is one of the best vacuums – if not THE best – currently on the market.

Low Maintenance

All of the Dyson vacuums are bag less, and have no belts or filters. This alone can save you loads of money in the long run, since you will never have to buy any of these items ever again. Dyson vacuums use a cyclone technology (it sort of looks like there is a tornado spinning around inside your vacuum) to spin the dirt out of the air, instead of having to rely on bags or filters to catch all of the dirt and dust. This helps to keep dust out of the air that you are breathing and can also help reduce the number of allergens in the air. Dyson vacuums are also certified asthma and allergy friendly; if you have either of both of these conditions a Dyson vacuum could help to keep some of your symptoms at bay.

Low Noise Level

Dyson vacuums are relatively quiet in comparison to many of the other vacuums on the market today. I love that this vacuum is so much quieter than my last one. Even when I have my vacuum going, I am still able to clearly hear my phone ring. It is even quiet enough for me to vacuum while my husband is napping, and it will not bother him at all!

Easy to Maneuver

The Dyson model that I bought is the DC24 All Floors. This model rides on a ball instead of the four wheels that most other vacuums ride on. The ball makes this vacuum incredibly easy to maneuver. You can push it in a complete circle and get in hard to reach places that are nearly inaccessible when using most typical vacuum cleaners. Although this vacuum is also surprisingly light weight, it is still incredibly powerful and amazing at picking up every last speck of dirt or dust. When you are done vacuuming, the handle slides down, making it more compact and easy to store as well.

Never Loses Suction

Dyson vacuums will never lose suction, which enables them to continually pick up more dirt from your home as well as expel cleaner air. I do not understand all of the science behind exactly how these vacuums work, but I can see that they actually do. Because I have a dog, I want to make sure that I leave the floors as clean and hair-free as possible. This powerful vacuum leaves no doubt in my mind that I am getting my floors as clean as possible. This is also a great vacuum for people who have young children who crawl around on the floor constantly. No one wants their child to be crawling around on a dirty floor! Even when your carpet looks clean dirt can still be lodged in deep, but the Dyson will suck all of the dirt up leaving your floor exceptionally clean.

Some people look at the cost of a Dyson and think “I could never spend that much money on a vacuum!” But think of it as an investment you are making in the long run. You will be saving money on bags, filters, belts, cutting back on energy cost, and you will not have to worry about buying a new vacuum next year to replace the cheap one you bought last year. All around, I highly recommend this vacuum to anyone, and I am definitely glad that I decided to purchase one!

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    • Donna Janelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Janelle 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      I think you definitely get your money's worth with a Dyson. If it has lasted you seven years, that is better value than having to buy a cheaper vacuum that will lose suction every year or so! Thank you for your comment the positive story about your Dyson!

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      Poohgranma 

      7 years ago from On the edge

      We have the Dyson 17 Animal which I purchased refurbished, online about seven years ago. The one that arrived was defective and I was in a panic thinking I'd been ripped off and would never see our $350 plus dollars again. But I emailed the seller, repackaged it and sent it back with the free shipping label and another one arrived in about a week.

      I can not live without this vacuum - DO YOU HEAR THAT HONEY???? - trying to get my husband's attention. We have two dogs and five cats. All doors enter directly into rooms - no entryways or foyers. We have carpet, tile and hardwood floors. The Dyson handles them all beautifully. There is actually one belt on the Dyson that turns the beater bar. I know this because ours broke and I did have to order it online, which was a real pain because of the shipping time involved.

      And after about seven years of abuse and hard use I am finding we will possibly have to replace this one. There are two seals that simply refuse to stay in place. I sent for one of them but either I got the wrong part or I have managed to put the entire machine off kilter to the degree the seal doesn't fit properly. That said, I can not imagine not having this vacuum. I spent as much or more on lesser quality models and had to replace them within a short period of time. Dyson is absolutely the way to go - hands down. And you have written a wonderful, informative piece about them, answering many questions people would want to know. Good article!

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