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Dyson DC42
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Dyson DC42 Vacuum Cleaner

1,100W Upright Vacuum Dry 6.6kg Sep 2012
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2 Reasons For

Quite Big Operating Radius

Across all the vacuum cleaners that have been around for a similar time to the DC42 the operating radii range from 5m to 89m, and the average operating radius is 12m. At 12.4 meters, the Dyson DC42 has a fairly big operating radius compared to most of the other medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that are a similar age to the DC42.

If you want a bigger operating radius then you might want to consider the Numatic HVR200A ($330.00) (26.8m) which is also higher rated.

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Dyson Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Based on 12,046 expert and user reviews, Dyson has good reviews for its vacuum cleaners. Dyson also has good reviews specifically for its medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners compared to other manufacturers.

4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The Dyson DC42 does not have a brush tool, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec vacuum cleaners that came out around the same time as the DC42 also do not have a brush tool.

We compared this vacuum cleaner to all the other vacuum cleaners with a brush tool and we think the Bestron Ecosenzo which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Low Suction Power

The Dyson DC42 has one of the lower suction power (only 200 Watts) amongst similar spec vacuum cleaners of this age. Medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that were launched more than two years ago have suction power of between 78W and 1,800W, and the average suction power is 490W.

Vacuums with a higher suction power that might be worth considering include the Numatic HVR200A ($330.00) (600W and higher rated) or the Grundig VCC 4950 C (260W and cheaper).

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Not Cordless

Most similar spec vacuums that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DC42 are not cordless. The Dyson DC42 is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

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Very Small Dust Capacity

The dust capacities of vacuum cleaners of a comparable type and age to the DC42 range from 0.5L to 32L. At only 1.6 liters, the Dyson DC42 has a quite small dust capacity compared to most of the other medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been around for a comparable time to the DC42.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Dyson DC42

Average Weight

At 6.6 kilograms, the Dyson DC42 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable age and type to the DC42.

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Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum cleaner is Dry, which is the most commonly supported cleaning type on medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that were launched around the same time as it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Dyson released the DC42.

Specification

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Operating Radius
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Air Filtering
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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00879957005815, 05025155012307, 05025155019160

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