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Dyson DC25 Vacuum Cleaner

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1,200W Upright 7.3kg 87dB Dec 2012
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The full-size Dyson DC25 Multi Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner uses innovative ball technology for easy steering on all floor types. Dyson engineering The DC25 features Dyson's patented Root... More
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site decided that this vacuum was very good. Toptenreviews.com gave this Dyson vacuum cleaner a "Silver" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Vacuum cleaner expert review site toptenreviews.com scored this vacuum 100 out of 100. This puts this vacuum cleaner in the top 1% of all the vacuum cleaners of a similar age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 313 owner reviews this vacuum cleaner has an overall owner rating of 86 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of people reckoned that it was easy to use. A Highland Lass wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The Dyson is so easy to use and the power is impressive” . A. West mentioned “In a few minutes it's become natural to control the machine's direction in a completely different way”. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Much easier to use and more effective” but they rated it 20 out of 100.

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to assemble. H wrote “The delivery was amazingly fast (Amazon), easy to put together, empty and remove/clean the filters” in their Dyson DC25 review. K. Scott wrote “Very easy to assemble” in their review and rated it 5 stars. Kay Armitage said on Amazon “Husband to just release it from the box! Once released from captivity it was easy to assemble and my husband took control”.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Edit wrote “Make it more comfortable to use” in their Dyson DC25 review. One person who reviewed the Dyson DC25 thought it was easy to setup. Fussymissus wrote in their Dyson DC25 review “Let me whinge It's easy to set up.”.

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Nice Design

Some Dyson DC25 reviewers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was a good design. C. G. Hay rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “I'm really impressed with the ball design and it makes it so much easier to move round furniture” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Davidddt scored the Dyson DC25 4 stars and said in their review of the Dyson DC25 on Amazon “To then not provide a hose long enough to reach even the shortest standard straight stair is design stupidity in the extreme”. Joe Thomas wrote on Amazon “Quite simply a great design that works”.

A number of people who purchased the Dyson DC25 thought it was smooth. Sharon said “A few weeks in, becoming less smooth in its use = yet another bad thing” yet she only gave the Dyson DC25 a rating of 20 out of 100. Simon.b :-) said on Amazon “The power too, wow! I've never had such a powerful hoover! It's very smooth when hoovering ohhhh”.

One Dyson DC25 owner concluded that this vacuum cleaner was good looking. One Dyson DC25 owner who reviewed this vacuum cleaner said that it was aesthetic.

One Dyson DC25 owner who reviewed the Dyson DC25 concluded that it was well designed.

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Portable

A few Dyson DC25 reviewers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was easy to move around. Three years ago Andrea Bateman mentioned “Dyson DC25 Animal Lightweight Upright Ball Vaccuum Cleaner for Pets” in his review of the Dyson DC25. B. Griffin said six years ago “Eventually I decided on the DC25 Animal as it was advertised as being lightweight and suitable for pet owners (we have 2 rabbits, so not a huge amount of pet hair.”. B. Griffin also said “Effortless, although I did find the unit wasn't as lightweight as I'd imagined.”.

Good Brush

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good brush. Edit mentioned on Amazon “Like all Dysons I have tried it has great suction power and the rotating brush attachment is good for stairs, upholstery etc” however they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Fussymissus said “And although the brush bar is easier to clean, you still have to wrestle it out” in their review nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars. H said seven years ago “I have two cats and the hair gets everywhere - well it did! The turbo brush is an added bonus” .

Easy to Empty

Twelve Dyson DC25 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was easy to empty. Debs mentioned on Amazon “Excellent suction for removing pet hairs which is good also easy to empty” in their Dyson DC25 review. Dorothy Lockton mentioned on Amazon “It is so efficient I have to empty the container almost every time I use it” in her review and scored it very highly. F. A. May said in their review on Amazon “The smaller cylinder has actually turned out to be no problem at all just emptying it a little more”.

Good Suction

Several Dyson DC25 owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it had good suction. A. Whitlock scored the Dyson DC25 5 stars and wrote “The Dyson has brilliant suction” in their review. C. Morris wrote eight years ago “The suction is fantastic - I vacuumed a rug with my old Vax Mach 3 machine then went over with the Dyson” in their review of the Dyson DC25. Davidddt mentioned in their Dyson DC25 review on Amazon “Excellent suction from this machine”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Dyson DC25 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was noisy. Cathy said “Not as noisy as my month old Vax which I really hated as it blows air at my face”. Debs said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Doesn't hold much dirt before needs emptying, not noisy”. Kalliopi G. Makraki mentioned in their Dyson DC25 review on Amazon five years ago “It's powerful (albeit LOUD) It's the best I've ever used to vacuum carpets” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Several customers who bought this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was quiet. Icabod wrote “Have to say that I am delighted with the DC25 - great suction; compact design; relatively quiet; easy to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ms. H. Riddell gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The machine is light, quiet”.

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Robust

Some Dyson DC25 owners considered that the product was well made. Nine years ago A Highland Lass rated the Dyson DC25 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It has a very solid feel” in their Dyson DC25 review. B. Griffin wrote six years ago “Then again, you're getting a good solid piece of kit here, so I'm rather glad it has a good weight to it if it means it feels solid” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Matthew's Mummy wrote in their review “The build quality is excellent and the suction really is astonishing” .

A few Dyson DC25 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Seven years ago A.a. said “It's way lighter to move and robust like a rock” in their review of the Dyson DC25 nonetheless they only scored it 2 stars. Rachielizzie wrote “Smaller than our previous Dyson, although it is just as sturdy”.

One Dyson DC25 reviewer who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was reliable. Eight years ago Mrs. Lynne Mckenzie rated the product 5 stars and she said in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Unfortunately I bought a puppy who casts like crazy and my trusty vacuum cleaner just couldn't cope with the amount of hairs! After chatting to a few people”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Dyson DC25 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was good quality. A.a. mentioned on Amazon “Buy a new Miele instead as the Miele seem to be of much better quality”. Four years ago Icabod scored this vacuum cleaner very highly and said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It looks fit for purpose”. Keith mentioned “Top Quality”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Two Dyson DC25 reviewers reckoned that the product was good at cleaning dog hair. S. Hughes wrote in their Dyson DC25 review “It is fantastic on dog hair and the best I have had for hard floors” and gave the Dyson DC25 a score of 80 out of 100.

One Dyson DC25 owner who purchased the product considered that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Robert Taylor said on Amazon “Brings up carpets like new fantastic for cat hair and actually cleans better than our steam cleaner which is saying something all in all a must for pet owners”.

One Dyson DC25 owner who purchased the Dyson DC25 concluded that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Techcrunch.com wrote “Effective on pet hair” .

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Good Brand

Dyson is one of the better rated vacuum manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Dyson also has good reviews for its medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners.

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Good Support

Several Dyson DC25 reviewers mentioned that the product had good technical guidance. Baz rated the product as very good and wrote on Amazon “The ball makes it so easy to go around corners easy to empty, help line excelent, would highly recomend this”. M. Teresa Francou wrote on Amazon “The free Dyson help line seems good”. M. Teresa Francou also wrote “A quick call to the help line, put me right”.

6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Like most of the other comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for a similar time to the DC25, the Dyson DC25 does not have a brush tool.

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Poor Power Cord

One Dyson DC25 reviewer concluded that the product did not have a good power cord. A.a. scored this vacuum cleaner 2 stars and said in their Dyson DC25 review seven years ago “The power cord is very messy”.

Not Cordless

Most vacuums of a similar type and age to the DC25 are not cordless. The Dyson DC25 is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

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Very Small Dust Capacity

The Dyson DC25 has a fairly small dust capacity (only 1.38 liters) compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuums that were released around the same time as the DC25. Medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for around the same time as the DC25 have dust capacitys of between 0.5L and 32L, and the average dust capacity is 6.2L.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of vacuum cleaners of a comparable type and age to the DC25 is 75dB, and the noise levels range from 59dB to 89dB. When compared to other medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that are a similar age to the DC25, the noise level of the Dyson DC25 of 87 decibels is one of the loudest.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Electrolux UFPARKETTA[plb_2530309_price] (75dB) which is also cheaper.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Dyson DC25 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was not heavy and bulky. A Highland Lass said on Amazon “The machine has a heavier feel than I expected” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. A.a. gave the product a rating of 2 stars and said in their review on Amazon seven years ago “It's quite heavy to handle”. A.a. also wrote “I felt it was heavy on my arm”.

A few people who purchased the Dyson DC25 considered that it was not a good weight. Six years ago B. Griffin said in their Dyson DC25 review “Not a 5 is the weight” although they still rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars. Eight years ago Pps wrote on Amazon “The weight is not an issue nor is the noise, i have known noiser hoovers” however despite that they gave it a rating of 5 stars. Six years ago Sharon mentioned “This is not light unless you are a weight lifter - it made my wrist swollen”.

One customer thought the Dyson DC25 was not tight. C. G. Hay mentioned on Amazon “Not so easy to use in tight spaces” in their Dyson DC25 review. One person reckoned that it was not tall. Jennifer Ewing wrote in her review “I am very, very disappointed with this item, not a tall how it was described” and scored the product 20 out of 100.

One customer said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was not lightweight. Eight years ago Ragwort said on Amazon “A) Under no circumstances could it be described as 'lightweight” in their review of the Dyson DC25.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 7.3 kilograms, the Dyson DC25 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a similar type and age to the DC25.

Vacuum cleaners with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Electrolux UFPARKETTA[plb_2530309_price] (5.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Dyson released the DC25.

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Expert Reviews

(3)
10 September 2010

I really, really like the Dyson. I was prepared to dismiss it as an overpriced gimmick, but I?m actually happy to say that I was wrong. Despite the price, the Dyson DC25 Animal is easy to...

Maneuverable
Excellent performance in tests
Great allergen control
Effective on pet hair
Fiveyear warranty
Expensive
Noisy
Tools can be awkward to use
Some consumers may need time to adjust to operating the machine on a ball
1 September 2010

The Dyson DC25 All Floors receives higher average ratings than any other Dyson model in this report from professional and user reviewers. Owners praise it for its exceptional cleaning performance... Read more…

This vacuum is powerful, has great filtration and a telescopic wand for above-floor cleaning...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Hlord007

Really disappointed with this model and wish I'd stuck to my previous Dyson. I had my Dyson for so long I thought it was time for a replacement --- this is not a good buy - it doesn't hoover... Read more…

Reviewed 3 October 2014 by Harvey120
Harvey120 would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

I'm a house cleaner so get to use a lot of different makes of hovers. I would recommend the dyson DC 25 it's about middle range of the dysons but I use someone's dyson DC41 which is almost £200... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2015 by Fat Controller
Fat Controller would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

This is our 3rd Dyson each one lasting well over 10yrs. Got it home and took about 5 mins to get it unpacked and working so simple to put together. They are getting better and easier use each... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Grandma 33
Grandma 33 would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

We bought this to replace an older Dyson. After researching other carpet sweepers on the market we decided to return to Dyson for the third time. Easy to use on multi floors creating a... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2014 by KA62
KA62 would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

Just bought another dyson after using a different type of vacuum cleaner for 6 months. It is brilliant. Don't know why I bothered trying another make...

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