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Dyson DC40 Vacuum Cleaner

1,100W Upright Vacuum Dry 6.6kg Dec 2012
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Good owner reviews
Easy to use
Good suction
878 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, DC40 owners rated this vacuum cleaner 85%. Over 81% of reviewers gave this vacuum cleaner either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 10,955 owner and expert reviews (including 2,943 verified purchases), Dyson has good ratings for its vacuums. Dyson also has good ratings specifically within its medium maximum input power vacuums range compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

One hundred and thirty-five people wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to use. Hulk rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said on Argos.co.uk “Very easy to use and manoeuvre withe the ball technology” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Houseworkmamma said “I feel that I sacrificed ease of use for it” yet they scored the product 2 stars out of 5. Jazzshel said “My old DC25 is much easier to use, glad I kept it”.

Twenty-nine customers who bought the Dyson DC40 concluded that it was easy to assemble. Hazel said “The Dyson DC40 animal was an excellent choice, easy to put together” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Laura wrote “As expected, this is a great product! Very easy to assemble and works perfectly”. Jude wrote “Great suction, light weight, easy to assemble” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Happycustomer12 gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “A lot lighter than older Dysons, handles extremely well” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Bez mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “Easy handling with ball technology, lighter”.

Two owners agreed that this vacuum cleaner was comfortable and easy to hold. Swoo said on Argos.co.uk “Just looking for a safe place to hold the spare parts”. Marinah mentioned “This is a very comfortable vacuum cleaner”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Max654 wrote on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Great machine and so easy to set up and use” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Three years ago Perfect rated this vacuum cleaner the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Best one for pet hairs light and easy to set up and use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Product Quality

Eighteen customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was good quality. Janer mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC40 “I have used Dysons (DC-01's) since they came out and was thrilled with both of them, they lasted years and were impressive vacuums with outstanding build quality”. Two years ago Gillyken said on Argos.co.uk “The DC40 build quality is outstanding”. Katy31 rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “As im disabled my old vac was very cumbersome I purchased this and what good quality well built easy to put together lighter then expected good suction”.

Nice Design

Nineteen owners who reviewed the Dyson DC40 reckoned that it was well designed. Jled gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Seems like a silly over sight when you look at all the other nice design touches on the vacuum”. Catmalloy said on Argos.co.uk five years ago “The bucket design is great too, so easy” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Dysonfiend1 scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Great design, excellent price” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Seven people who bought it considered that it was good looking. Louise mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Surprised to have to put the item together, yet pretty straightforward” in her review of this vacuum cleaner and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Nitram54 wrote on Argos.co.uk “The suction is pretty good”. Jack said “It also fits beautifully under the bottom shelf in my cupboard, as though it was built for it”.

Two customers who bought the product considered that it was neat. Jolondonjo said two years ago “Its a pleasure to use and tucks neatly under the stairs”. Zoe she wrote on Argos.co.uk “Love it, my floors are immaculate”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. M. William Hamilton wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner “A lot of thought has gone into designing this state of the art ergonomic machine”. Damian Corcoran he wrote on Amazon “I had hoped an upright and ergonomically designed Dyson would be easy on the joints”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Oldsparky gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Found it very smooth and quiet to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Robust

Twenty-six people who reviewed the product said that it was well made. Lizzie54 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Great machine picks up really well great tools and well made”. Jonsyboy said on Argos.co.uk “Great suction, well built, lightweight and well worth the price” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Darcamunda mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Still feels well made” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Seventeen customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was strong and durable. Gollyb4 mentioned in their Dyson DC40 review on Argos.co.uk three years ago “I find the construction of the DC40 Animal flimsy and have concerns that it will be robust and last” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Tukey wrote “The old grey and yellow model it was more sturdy” but despite that they scored it 60 out of 100. Suzie Says said in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “I doubt this model is going to be as robust as my previous one”.

Thirteen customers who purchased the product concluded that it was reliable. Bri735 wrote on Argos.co.uk “I like my Dyson and it's good to know it's backed by a 5 year warranty, which if it's as reliable as the original, then I wont need it.” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Smh66 wrote “Very reliable Dyson Animal vacuum” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Smh66 also said “Knowing how reliable my old Dyson had been, I was only interested in an updated version of it” in their review.

Two people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Catperson wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk three years ago “I was disappointed it broke so soon”.

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Easy to Empty

Fifty-nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to empty. Hulk wrote on Argos.co.uk “Very light and simple to empty as well” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ishearn wrote on Argos.co.uk “It is very easy to empty and my only criticism is the "pull back" when using the extending tubing” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Harbour said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “So easy to empty”.

Portable

Sixty-four people said in their reviews that it was easy to move around. Kevin512259 wrote “It is very lightweight compared with the DC33 so is ideal for staircases ROTC”. Two years ago Keith scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “This is a very efficient cleaner lightweight and powerful”. Three years ago Justinait mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC40 on Argos.co.uk “This is a great vacuum, lightweight, powerful and a funky colour”.

Good Suction

One hundred and sixty-four people wrote that it had good suction. Hulk wrote “Great suction as one would expect from Dyson”. Icleanshecooks scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Argos.co.uk “The suction is very good indeed”. Hobbsy mentioned “We did wonder whether it would match the impressive suction power of our previous machine”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Nineteen customers who bought the Dyson DC40 wrote that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Houns rated this vacuum cleaner a maximum of 5 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “Very happy sucks up dog hair easily carpet actually looks clean! Stairs little tricky at first”. Fussy said on Argos.co.uk “It leaves the carpet clear of dog hair and halves the cleaning time which for an arthritic pensioner is of maximum importance”. Happy mentioned “Picks up dog hair excellently”.

Eleven people who reviewed it agreed that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Kandy wrote on Argos.co.uk “Well they were right! I couldn't believe the amount of pet hair this picked up” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Lindyloo1 wrote on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Happy, light to move and excellent suction for pet hair” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Julianna12 wrote on Argos.co.uk “This vacuum has great suction and the tool for pet hair is excellent”.

Three owners who purchased it agreed that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Two years ago Buleon said on Argos.co.uk “I vacuumed a big Indian rug with an old DC07and got a container full of dog/cat hair as you would expect”. J. V. Appleton mentioned on Amazon “The dyson fitted the bill, also it is very good picking up cat hairs, I am very pleased with it, I would recommend it to anyone”.

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Good Filter

Three customers agreed that it had a good filter. Three years ago Nutty123 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Haven't looked at how to clean and change filter yet this looks complicated” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. M. Dowden wrote “The bin is easy to empty and keep clean, as is the filter, that shouldn’t need to be replaced” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Good Power Cord

One person concluded that the Dyson DC40 had a good power cord. Two years ago M. Dowden mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Has a power lead that is 7.2m long”.

Good Brush

Eleven people wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had a good brush. Gillyken rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their Dyson DC40 review “It's very light and agile in comparison and the ball makes it very maneuverable under furniture with a much lower brush bar for better access”. Cazziek said “I preferred the swivelling brush heads of the older models for the wand, as it was easier to get a decent angle with the brush when required” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Flatdweller mentioned “It also has a revolving brush which is very effective at picking up dirt from the carpet” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.


Other

Popular Choice

The DC40 is a popular choice of vacuum according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Dyson released the DC40.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Glyn G wrote five years ago “I really like this cleaner, good performance, easy to move about, light, looks quite good, some great features, Price - a tad dear at over £300”. In the same month Adamski said in their Dyson DC40 review “This is a slimline upright vacuum cleaner with some great features”. G. Lord said on Amazon “The really positive features are”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it had email functionality. Three years ago Netty9 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “The 'Reminder to clean your filters' email is an excellent idea”.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of recycling. Bear30 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk two years ago “At least it was all recyclable!”.

Poor Battery Life

One owner considered that the Dyson DC40 did not have a good battery life.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seventy-one owners reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Hilaryb mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Excellent hoover lighter than old dyson we only get dyson as wife heavy handed”. Heather56 wrote “I am little and found it heavy and difficult to maneouvre because of the ball head” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Jarralass mentioned on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Heavier than expected”.

Sixty-four customers who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. Jan46 wrote on Argos.co.uk “Lightweight, easy to carry upstairs, easy to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Gillie mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Lightweight & easy to manoeuvre, really happy with my purchase”. Harbour scored this vacuum cleaner the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Such a joy to have a lightweight machine” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Fourteen customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to carry around. Three years ago Happyvac said “It's so light and easy to manouvre it is great”. Jem37 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “Light and easy to move around the house” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Three years ago Chezzy60 gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “It's really light and easy to carry up the stairs”.

Six people reckoned that it was compact. Jolondonjo said on Argos.co.uk “Though ''LOVE THE STAIR TOOL'' that lets me run it up the riser as well as the tred, its so much lighter, more compact and quieter then my old dyson”. Chrism2014 said on Argos.co.uk “It's light, compact, easy to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ellenemk wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “This model is incredibly compact, light, good suction” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Six owners considered that this vacuum cleaner was thin. Freezywater1 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “Dust and fluff remains in the container and the opening is too narrow to shift it out” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars out of 5. Sken wrote on Argos.co.uk “The slim head is handy for getting under furniture”. Three years ago Toniliz mentioned “The slim design is brilliant getting under sofas etc too” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Average Weight

At 6.6 kilograms, the Dyson DC40 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other vacuums of a comparable age and type to this vacuum.

Other vacuums with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Bosch PAS 11-21 (6.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Ten customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Doormouse13 mentioned “The instructions were simple to follow”. Superclean said “Th e instructions provided are easy to understand” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Muddydogs rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Argos.co.uk three years ago “Very pleased with this, good customer help line” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Twelve people who bought it agreed that it was quiet. Crispy B wrote in their review of the Dyson DC40 on Argos.co.uk “Lightweight, manoeuvrable, quieter than my previous Dyson”. Three years ago Drrkscott gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Good replacement for the DC14 Origin (which apparently had greater suction power) - lighter and quieter plus better on corners due to the ball”. In the same month Maidmarion1982 wrote “I have had a bosch silent hoover which I thought was a good hoover”.

Nine owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was noisy. Chelseaman said “I have found this to be very noisy compared with both of our previous Dyson cleaners”. Sandi mentioned “It is easy to empty and it is not as loud as my previous one”. Mrsw1964 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It is very noisy”.

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Product Identifiers

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