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Dyson DC52
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Dyson DC52 Vacuum Cleaner

Les 5 Star Recommended
1,300W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 7.8kg Sep 2014
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9 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writer at decided that concluded that they would endorse this Dyson vacuum cleaner and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Les gave this vacuum a "5 Star" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website Les scored this high maximum input power vacuum 100%. Experts think this vacuum cleaner is one of the better vacuums of this type and age.

Has a Brush Tool

Unlike most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that have been on the market for a similar time to the DC52 which do not have a brush tool, the Dyson DC52 has a brush tool.

Alternative vacuums with a brush tool currently available which you might also want to look at include the Philips FC847[plb_1539084_price] which has better reviews; or the Sebo Felix 1 Premium[plb_1799481_price] which is cheaper.

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Dyson Has Good Vacuum Reviews

Dyson is one of the better rated vacuum brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Dyson also has good reviews for its high maximum input power vacuums.

Good Suction

Some customers said in their reviews that it had good suction. In November this year Thomas said in his review on Amazon “Yes it has a lot of suction”. Thomas also said “Try using them! The handle where they attached is massive and the suction tube and attachements end up at 45 degrees to each”.

A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is typical of many comparable spec vacuums that have been available for around the same time as it.

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A Dust Re-Emission Class

This vacuum has an A dust re-emission class, which is the most frequently found dust re-emission class on vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three Nozzles

Most vacuums of this spec and age have between one and six nozzles, including the Dyson DC52 which has three nozzles.

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Across all the vacuum cleaners of this age and spec the widths range from 32mm to 850mm, and the average width is 340mm. At only 261 millimeters, the Dyson DC52 is quite narrow compared to most of the other vacuums that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Design

Several customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was not a good design. Thomas mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “One major design fault is that the handle cannot be attached to it without it taking a 45 degree tilt”. Thomas also mentioned “Has several annoying design faults as a result of the technology”.

One Dyson DC52 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was not good looking. A few weeks ago Thomas gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “A pretty annoying design fault”.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

One Dyson DC52 reviewer who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Thomas gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 3 stars and he mentioned a few weeks ago “It is quite heavy to pull around” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

One Dyson DC52 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not thick. Thomas wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon this month “With a conventional vacuum cleaner you will loose suction quickly.”.

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Very Low Suction Power

With a suction power of only 260 Watts, the Dyson DC52 has one of the lower suction power amongst similar spec vacuum cleaners of this age. The average suction power of vacuums that have been around for more than two years is 580W, and the suction power range from 170W to 2,200W.

Vacuum cleaners with a higher suction power that might also be worth considering include the Sebo Felix 1 Premium[plb_1799481_price] (300W and cheaper); or the Dyson DC19[plb_2011092_price] (280W and higher rated).

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Very Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for a similar time to the DC52 is 77dB, and the noise levels range from 57dB to 85dB. When compared to other vacuums that have been available for around the same time as the DC52 that we have assessed the noise level of, the Dyson DC52's noise level of 85 decibels is one of the loudest.

If you would consider a vacuum with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Philips FC847[plb_1539084_price] (83dB) which is also higher rated.

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Not Cordless

Like most of the other vacuum cleaners of this age and type, the Dyson DC52 is not cordless.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Dyson DC52

Average Weight

At 7.8 kilograms, the Dyson DC52 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a similar spec and age to the DC52.

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Average Operating Radius

At 10 meters, the Dyson DC52 has a pretty average operating radius compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable spec and age to the DC52.

If you want a vacuum with a bigger operating radius then you might also want to look at the Miele S8320 Total Care[plb_1823731_price] (13m and higher rated); or the Sebo Felix 1 Premium[plb_1799481_price] (10.5m and cheaper).

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Dyson released the DC52.


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2 Awards

Les 5 Star Recommended

Expert Reviews

15 December 2013

Ce DC52 est une nouvelle référence. Il est très bien fini, d'une grande robustesse et aspire très bien, même s'il est loin d'aspirer le plus fort de ce comparatif, afin de ne pas perdre en...


7 March 2014

Testy praktyczne ? cechy z punktu widzenia ergonomii, analiza i podsumowanie testów praktycznych Cechy z punktu widzenia ergonomii Odkurzaczem manewruje si? zadziwiaj?co ?atwo ? jego...

2 September 2014

Knapp 580 Euro ruft Dyson für den Luxus-Sauger auf, 450 Euro sind es im Online-Handel ? ein ambitionierter Preis für einen Staubsauger. Aber die Saugleistung überzeugt: Was der Dyson noch aus...

User Reviews


It's BIG problem is that to get all the hair out of the container you have to get your hands Dirty. The previous cleaner I had was a cheap GBP50 pound model with a bag easy no fuss and it cleaned... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by Thomas

This is strange product to review. I just bought my fourth Dyson vacuum cleaner and it is ok. But I think you need to balance the features against the disadvantages. Yes it has a lot of suction.... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Wim Verschoof
(Verified Purchase)

Everything is oke.

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