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      21.03.2012 09:26
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      My Dad's Other Cleaner My Dad is 87 years old now and has quite a big house just for him but he likes it as it means all the family can come down to stay over in the school holidays etc. A few years back he needed a new cleaner as the one he was using came out of the ark and finally died a death so he bought himself a Dyson as he wanted something that would last him out (his words). He originally bought the green coloured cleaner and found it really good at doing what it was supposed to do but it was too heavy for him to be able to lift it up the stairs so Dad being Dad he bought himself another one for upstairs. The one he bought was the Dyson DC07 and it is very similar in looks to the other one but it is coloured yellow instead of green. The rest of the cleaner is the same grey colour that all Dyson's seem to be. It is still quite a heavy cleaner to lift about but now he has two of them this one stays up stairs all the time. My Dad is now unable to do his own house work so my and my Other Half try to get over there once a week to do it for him. This cleaner is really easy to use, you can manoeuvre it about quite easily and you can get right up to the edges of the rooms. Dad has carpet throughout upstairs so we can use the cleaner on all the surfaces the same. It is quite easy to get the cleaner to go under the beds as far as we can reach as it still sucks when you lower the handle down. Sometimes I find it hard to get it to suck up dust from the corners of the room so I undo the hose from the back and use the end of that to reach into the corners and along the edges to give it a better go at it. In the bathroom he has a small rug on the floor and I find this quite hard to clean using the cleaner as it tries to suck it up underneath so I usually open the window and give it a good shake out there instead and then just hoover the carpet with the cleaner. The tools are all kept on the back of the cleaner and are in a handy place to be able to get to them and you won't have to worry about losing them as they sit on there nice and firmly in their places. I use a few of them upstairs. The little round brush is good for getting cob webs down from the ceiling and then there is a small head which looks like the end of a cylinder cleaner but smaller, this is good for getting dust off the curtains or for doing stubborn bits on the floor with the hose loose. There is also a long bit of pipe so you can extend the hose a the end and then you can attach another piece to this which is like a flattened pipe for reaching down the sides of the chests of drawers or between the wardrobes. The cleaner is very easy to keep clean, it just needs a wipe over with a duster, and it is easy to empty too. The buttons to undo it all are quite prominent so even if you are not used to using the cleaner you can see how to get it apart and put it back again quite easily. You do not need to worry about having to have bags either as this cleaner is bag less so the dirt goes straight into the container and then you empty in into the bin. The container is quite big so you can do a lot of hoovering without having to empty it every five minutes and you do not notice any reduction in the suction even when the container is getting full up. I don't think you can still buy these cleaners today as they now have the new ball design ones but if you find one second hand then it would be worth getting as they do last a long time and are excellent cleaners.

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      07.10.2011 00:25
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      Great value for money

      Dyson Vacuum This dyson vacuum was purchased about 4 or 5 years ago back when our old one gave up, in fairness back then I wouldn't have touched a vacuum cleaner as those sort of jobs aren't for kids but as it has become part of my life and a big use in jobs I'm given I thought I'd give my opinion on it for other to base their decisions on. In terms of looks I think the dyson vacuum looks pretty stupid, the overly silver with a little yellow colour combination just makes me think of some futuristic space device which it's not quite that good. The vacuum is also quite bulky for those with storage issues / living in smaller houses this could be somewhat of a problem for you. The functionality of the Dyson is great, it really does suck in terms of the basic going over carpet. For your basic carpet pushing back and forth the Dyson does really well getting most things up leaving only the really tough or large objects behind, however due to the size and shape of the Dyson head bit that's going across the floor it struggles to access corners or small spaces which moves me on to my next point. The Dyson comes with many little adaptors to help do different jobs like getting in really small spots or scrubbing a little bit to help something come free and be sucked up but when using this it just doesn't feel as though it pulls as well as It does along the floor. For instance I was cleaning dog hairs out the car and the vacuum was struggling to actually pull the hairs that were just stuck on the material in the boot of the car. I think already the fact that I mentioned that it was purchased so long ago that the dyson is a reliable appliance. I think although the initial purchase cost is quite high it may be better on the long run to buy this rather than a cheaper vacuum that may only live a fifth of the lifetime that this one does, thus in my opinion this is a great choice of cleaner.

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        28.09.2011 15:23
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        Brilliant long-lasting hoover for a larger house.

        We've had our Dyson many years now and would never even THINK of going back to a bagged vacuum! I was surprised to see that you can still buy bagged vacuums! An always reliable companion, this thing sucks as well now as the first day we bought it. We have cats in the house and are regularly complimented that we don't have 'that pet smell'. It really is great at lifting dirt and fur. The only problem that we've ever had is long hair wrapping round bristles and having to cut it out with scissors (I make sure to sweep my hands over my bedroom carpet where I tend to brush my hair before I vacuum nowadays). Also find this vacuum useful to clean out the car, I use the telescopic hose but no attachments (I find they get in the way) to quickly hoover up dirt out of my carpets and mats. I do find that this vacuum can be a little on the heavy side lugging it up and down stairs, but well worth it for it's capacity and performance.

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          13.08.2011 10:41
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          Well done dyson

          I have had my dyson for a good few years now and it's still as good as when I brought it! I'm not sure if you can still buy this model, but the common ones now are the dyson ball which look pretty good! We paid around £130 for it I think. The dyson is an upright version which is yellow and grey in colour, there is a plastic "tube" which you can see all the sucked up mess spinning around inside. There are also a number of attachments such as a soft brush for curtains and other soft furnishings, a flat brush for doing the stairs and a long stick one for getting into corners- I usually use this for everything! It is easy to extend the hoover, by clicking the release button you can pull the handle out and attach one of the attachments and get on with cleaning. Or you can attach an attachment to the end of the handle by pulling back a little yellow guard and that way you have extra length and can reach the ceiling corners! The only thing dyson advise it to wash out the filter every so often, We are not that good at remembering to do this. But when we do the filter is filthy! What I love about dyson's are that you can basically take them apart and put them back together again! If you accidentally suck up a pen or something that is blocked somewhere you can easily take it apart to find it and click it all back together! When we got our dyson we did a hoover test, We hoovered with are old vacuum cleaner and it all looked clean, then straight away we used the dyson on the same area and we got LOADS out of the carpet, which just showed how good dyson are! The only problem i've had with it was when the plastic extendable pipe split open- this was caused by doing the stairs and stretching it a bit too much over time i think. The parts are easy to replace and not too expensive, I ordered a new pipe off the dyson website costing around £8 and it was delivered pretty quickly. Took me about a minute to replace it where as on any other hoover you may have needed to take it in for repair for them to take it apart. I hope my dyson lasts a long time, but it for whatever reason it dies on me then I will replace it with another dyson!

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            31.05.2011 10:53
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            great product

            This Dyson has been out over 10 years now and is still as good as the day it was bought. We got rid of this hoover last year to replace it with a newer Dyson. The only reason why we got rid of it was because it was looking a bit tatty. After 10 years of use it was starting to show its age. We didn't however send our old Dyson to the scrap heap. We recycled it to my mother who still uses it now a year on and it is just as good at sucking up dirt as our new one. This Dyson comes with 3 attachments all of which are very useful. They fit onto the machine and don't get in the way at all. I used the brush one the most as it has so many uses - kitchen crevises, stairs, under sofas etc. The hose is long enough to get almost the whole way up our stairs, I only have to do the top 2 or 3 from the landing. I have also never had to replace the hose (although I have replaced other bits - see further down). I think this is testomony to how good the machine is and how well built it is. The emptying mechanism has changed very little since this first model. With it being bagless the mess is collected in the transparant holder and can be removed with the click of a button. This is so easy to do and mine only needed emptying once a month or so (Im a pretty light user). I have looked after this hoover very well and had it serviced every 2 years, whether this has contributed to its long life Im not sure but I do know it was excellent value for money due to the amount of years Ive used it. These cost £189.99 new but second hand you can pick them up for less than £40.

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              17.05.2011 23:09
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              A totally reliable vacuum cleaner

              I have had my Dyson DC07 for over 6 years now and it sucks as good now as it did the first time I used it. *Grab one quick* Although you can still buy this model they are fazing them out. So let me tell you all about it before it's to late and you miss out on a great Dyson model. I think I paid around £130.00 for mine but if you wanted one and were lucky enough to find one I'm sure you'd pick one up for a fraction of the price I paid. This model was produced around the beginning of the millennium, so many other models including hand held's have been produced since. *My Dyson* My Dyson is the usual upright Dyson, yellow and grey with transparent plastic cylinder bin that lets you see all the dirt and dust that it collects along the way. Complete with various accessories, the main ones I'll mention as these are the ones I mainly use and if your anything like me then they are probably the ones you would use most too. These include: A stair tool, for me this is a real handy little tool making the stairs a much easier task as this little tool is designed to grab and drag easily enabling you to move onto the next stair quickly and easily. A brush tool, I use this on the curtains and along the top of the curtain rail, great little tool for this particular job and it's never caused any damage to my curtains either. A crevice tool, this is handy for getting into tight spaces without having to completely move furniture around, this has proved very useful to me over time. The Dyson does have a lifetime pre-motor filter and it is advised that this is rinsed every 3 to 6 months, the instruction booklet explains how to do this. There is also a lifetime post-motor but this does not need to be removed and cleaned. The instructions also show you how to check for blockages and how to change the belt. It is all very straightforward and easy to understand. *It's so easy* The Dyson itself is pretty straight forward to assemble and understand. Everything you need or want to know is written and set out nicely with labeled diagrams in the instruction booklet. I had no problem at all setting it up and getting started with it. After plugging in and switching on pushing down on the front while pulling back the handle, I was away, noisy yes, but aren't they all? When using the Dyson I can feel the pulling as it drags out all the unwanted dirt and dust that's trapped within the fibers of the carpet. The suction on this Dyson is fantastic and not only can I feel it but I can see exactly what's being dragged out as it collects in the transparent cylinder bin. That's another great thing, no bag is needed, when it reaches the fill level I simply have to release the cylinder bin from the Dyson and empty the contents into my wheelie bin outside. Once done I just snap the cylinder bin back into place. The cable on the Dyson is very long indeed and will reach right round the whole of my downstairs without me having to unplug and plug in somewhere else. When I've finished using my Dyson the cable winds neatly up the back and I clip it in place with the clip that is already situated on the cable, keeping it neat and tidy when not in use. The stairs are a breeze with the extending pole situated in the Dyson, I just have to pull this out, attach the stair tool, leave the Dyson at the bottom of the stairs the pipe stretches to the top of the stairs in order for me to do a quick and easy job of the stairs. I don't need to stand struggling to hold the Dyson in one hand while juggling the stairs with the other. I have had to do this with other Vacuum cleaners and I can assure you it's no fun at all, but then again hovering stairs isn't exactly fun in the first place, but someone's got to do it as it's not going to do itself. *Over time* Over the years my Dyson has continued to perform well and I know I can always rely on it, the durability is excellent it still looks and works as new. When it does eventually lose the will to live I will not hesitate to purchase another Dyson vacuum cleaner, I can totally recommend it as I have had continuous use out of it with no problems what so ever. If you were interested in buying this model I think you would have to hunt about a bit, as like I mentioned before, you can still buy them but it won't be long before you won't be able to get hold of them. I'm giving the Dyson DC07 5 stars because it has given me no reason to give any less. Thank you for reading my review which may also appear on Ciao

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                20.03.2011 00:43

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                No going up and down up and down over one stubborn bit anymore, with this suction power! Ace!

                I first came to use this particular Dyson about 3/4 years ago, because I cleaned the house for my neighbour when she went away and they had one. (This leads onto why I now have one, but please check my other reviews for that one!) The first thing that struck me about this Dyson is the iconic look it has about it, and I don't know about you but when I think of this brand I assume high quality, something that works probably, lasts a long time, worth the money, will be recommended and basically the best from the large bunch of hoovers out there. I used it and was not disappointed at all. They have pets and the suction power of the hoover is fantastic, especially because it has speciality parts to use in certain places, e.g the designed floor tool (which is the great big heavy thing that works for carpets, kitchen floors) and the brush tool (which is great for wooden slacks, near window sills and on furniture) and the crevice tool (which is great to use in your car, or for tiny little places you need to maneover around). All parts work brilliantly, and the best thing about this product is that they don't appear to discontinue the smaller parts, and I know if they get lost it doesn't appear to be hard to search around and find spare products. The main concern with this product is of course the cost. I don't think you can buy this certain model new anymore, but if you can second hand great (looking about £100 I would think). Most modern models now of this are over £200, with parts beginning at £10 and going to over £50. So pretty expensive. Yet I think it's worth it, this hoover will last for years. Plus if you keep hold of the parts, and wrap them up around the hoover (which is also an excellent design of the hoover the fact everything clips on everywhere so it can be stored nicely) there's no problem. This model is also quite heavy to lug around, especially to carry up and down the stairs, but with the power it has, you wouldn't need to hoover once a day, maybe 1-2 times every 2 weeks, depending on animals! An investment certainly worth taking, but shop around first, and check out the models to find one to suit your needs.

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                27.01.2011 02:15

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                Good hoover, worth buying

                Have had this hoover for over a year now and it has never failed me once.. it easy to use and cleans up the carpet with great ease, picks up all the dirt and it doesnt take me very long for all the hoovering to be finished. I found it was also very easy to empty this hoover with just a twist of a button its pulled out, emptied and back in again within 30 seconds! As i do not have any pets I cannot comment wether it is powerful enough to pick up animal hairs however this is a very nice little hoover to get the job done, it has served me well over the past year and has not got blocked or anything once. Wouls recommend this hoover to anyone who just wants to get the hoovering done and dusted in a short amount of time with good effects!

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                19.12.2010 01:25
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                Highly recommended product that gets the job done.

                This was the very first Dyson that we ever owned. I remember being excited about owning a Dyson because they were relatively new and the idea of hoovering without a bag was amazing. I was younger then! Anyway, this was the best vacuum cleaner that we've ever owned. We had 2 dogs at the time, and as one of them cast quite a lot we always had trouble with dog hairs around the house and in the carpets. This dealt with that brilliantly, and our house was soon very clean. You wouldn't have known we had dogs, it was that good. Emptying a Dyson is one of the easiest things to do. Simply remove the bin, open it and empty into a bag or bin. This feature is one of the reasons why Dyson has become so popular. This product is not just for the house, it's excellent for cleaning your car. The hose attachment is long enough to reach into every part of a vehicle, and the suction is amazing. I cleaned my hire car before I gave it back and they thought I had paid for a full valet! Main Points 1. Not too heavy, but some people may struggle to carry it upstairs, especially the elderly and frail. 2. The hose is long enough for most jobs, up to over 6 foot, and the supplied attachments are very useful, although they aren't always necessary. All of the attachments can be stored on the vacuum itself, meaning they are always available to you when needed. The host is built into the handle of the machine, and so it's always there for use. However, you may find it easier to do all your main hoovering before using the hose to get the edges, otherwise you could waste too much time continually removing and replacing the hose. 3. The Dyson makes a little noise, mostly due to the suction power, but it's not deafening like some other vacuums. If you are worried about this ask at a local retailer to hear it running. 4. Cleans brilliantly on carpet (thin and thick). Also great for use on walls and ceilings. 5. Removable parts mean that it's easy to service should anything become stuck or blocked. I had experience of this once and was able to unblock the blockage within five minutes. 6. New parts are easily available at many retailers. Unless the power unit fails, this product should last a good few years even wtih new parts. 7. Features a clear bin, meaning it's easy to know when it needs emptying. Also gives a good idea of how well the Dyson is picking up dirt. 8. It has automatic height adjustment for carpets of all type. 9. Features washable filters, meaning that you can keep suction power up to full speed by regularly cleaning them. They are easy to remove and easy to refit. I always recommend Dyson's to my friends and family, and most of them already have one and recommend them also. Sadly this Dyson finally died after many years of faithful service, but it will be replaced with a brand new Dyson, and maybe even this very model. It's older, but it's very, very good. I've read that newer Dyson's are a little noisier, but this one was certainly easy on the ear. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a vacuum that requires little effort, little maintenance, but works like a horse.

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                  02.11.2010 16:21
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                  More of a style statement that actually useful. Save your pennies and get something else!

                  I almost didn't write my review after reading the others about the dyson DC07 as my opinion seems to differ so dramatically. But I HATE this hoover. My Mother In Law gave me this hoover because she bought it and hated it and wanted her old henry back (we had previously inherited that when they 'upgraded'. I was thrilled about getting the dyson initially because they have such an excellent reputation, for both performance and style (I know it's a hoover but they are stylish). With a £200 odd price tage- I probably would not have actually purchased one for many years as it does seem an exorbitant amount for a vacuum cleaner. I think so even more stringly now after experiencing this. So, as mentioned before, the dyson does look good. It is modern and full of so many twiddly bits that it resembles some kind of space craft. Although initially this was one of the things I liked about it it eventually became one of the things that I hated because a vacuum cleaner should be easy- plug it in and hoover up mess- but it was just far too complicated. It comes with several twiddly little attachments, which to be honest I have never used. I found the hoover bulky and difficult to manoveur- not necessarly when hoovering, but when transporting from room to room and from floor to floor (our house is unfortunately over 3 levels). Hoovering the stairs in general, was a night mare because if the boody of the vacuum cleaner was at the bottom then the hose was only long enough to reach up a few stairs and if the cleaner was at the top, then the hose only reached down a few stairs. This means that unless you want dirty stairs in the middle you have to hoover by propping trhe dyson on the stairs- and it isn't narrow so this is difficult. People rave about the suction on a dyson- but I have to say I didn't ever find it that good and in fact I do think the Henry was better with heavy dirt (we had some building work going on at this time). The main brush underneath the unit for normal carpet cleaning seemed to get clogged and need cleaning far more often than I would have hoped for a top of the range vacuum cleaner. Furthermore, you had to unwind a lot of the cable to plug it in, which was a pain if only wanting to hoover a small area. I also found it diffcult to reattach the cable after hovering so that it wouldn't fall off the hooks and ofte resorted in tying it in place, which obvioulsy meant it was more of a pain to get out again! The major plus point is not needing hoover bags and being able to empty and reattach the 'jug' bit that collects all the dirt. I have no returned to my trusty henry and although I am much happier- it is more of a pain to have to change the hoover bag.

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                    08.10.2010 10:15
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                    Always works with no loss of suction

                    This Dyson is amazing at cleaning. I have had mine for 4 years now and it works perfectly. I don't think the colour scheme of yellow and grey is too bad but do like the newer purple ones. I find it very easy to use as the power cable is released by turning a hook on the back and all the cable comes off at once without having to unwind it all. The attachments on it are also stored all over it so just remove it and attach it to the end. I really like the fact that you can see the fluff and dirt inside it as you know you are getting it up off your floor and also you know when it is full. It is very easy to empty as you just slide the catch back and pull the cylinder out and when you get to the bin just flick another catch and it all comes out. It is so efficient and takes no time at all to empty and put back together. One of the best things about this way of emptying it is that you don't have to touch any of the dirt or dust. It is easy to remove the pipe by unclipping it and when you do it switches over from upright cleaning so you can use the pipe straight away. The one problem I have had with it is that the flexible pipe on it did get a hole in it fairly quickly but that problem was solved with covering it with black tape. I also think they are right when they say there is no loss of suction as unless something has got stuck in it it is a very powerful vacuum cleaner. A really good vacuum cleaner than you can see is working.

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                    03.10.2010 12:10
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                    The one that set the standards for others to follow

                    This was my first ever Dyson many years ago, and it is still going strong all these years later, although now it has been relegated to the garage to hover the cars etc since we have long since upgraded the household requirement to a newer Dyson model. OK, this one is now a little battered and has a few knocks and scrapes. But it is all still intact with all the fixtures and fittings. The stylish combination of the yellow and grey may not have been everyone's cup of tea, but the overall design was neat and well thought out. It had a neat arrangement of the tools fitting into the back either side of the central main handle, which additionally passed into the extendable hose which was stored on the outside of it. A simple clip released the hose and handle affair to give you a good reach to hoover in the remotest of corners. The way the power cable unwraps off the back has also been well thought out. Whereas with other uprights you have to manually unwind the cable from the 2 cable hooks located top and bottom, with the Dyson you can turn the top hook through 180 degrees, thereby releasing the entire 8 metres of cable in one go. When it first came out, I remember it was quite expensive at £239 (I sadly still have the original receipt!!) and I've noticed that you can still get them on eBay to this day, although very much cheaper now as they will often be second hand. In use in its day, it did have a very powerful motor at 1400 watts which did put it towards the top end of the hoover power scale, and the motor on this still provides more than enough suction today. To operate, you push the button on the front to start it up, press the front bit down onto the floor with your foot, and lean the upright bit back using the handle on the top, and away you go. Some people say that it is fairly heavy to use, but we didn't find it excessively so. Much of the time you are just pushing it around the floor rolling it on the wheels, for which it is nicely balanced in use. One of the complaints that some people had with this model was that it was fairly noisy in use, and to an extent I do tend to agree. But I offset that with the brilliant cleaning performance and hence, it is not really something that bothers me enough to want to go out and get a different make. As I said before, I also have a newer Dyson model in the house and people also complain about that model being noisy as well. When this model first came out it was something of a revolution because it was the first bagless cleaner, thereby giving 'no loss of suction' as the Dyson mantra went. Every other hoover design of the day still utilised the hoover bag which was buried deep in the machine, where all the dirt sucked up was whisked into the bag never to be seen until you came to empty it out. The Dyson concept though sucked the dirt and dust up into a clear chamber on the front of the machine, and this seemed to me to be the main dynamics behind why it suddenly became so popular and still is so to this day. No-one likes to have a dirty house and whilst you ran your old traditional hover over your carpets, you never really saw the dirt after it was sucked up. Everything was hidden away. With the Dyson, you suddenly found that all the dirt sucked up was instantly put on display in the clear bin for all to see, going round and round in the internal cyclone that the design created. And every time someone bought a new one, the first thing you heard them say after using it for the first time was 'Oh my god, my house was so dirty'. On our first venture with this, we ran our old hover over the floor first and then started up this Dyson to do the same. The suction was incredibly strong, so much so that it was actually lifting the fitted carpet from the floor. Bearing in mind that we had just hovered with our old hoover, it was quite shocking to see how much dirt and dust this thing was actually lifting out of the carpet, and by the time we had finished the lounge and the hall, the clear bin was almost full. Almost embarrassing, but at least we knew that it was working well. A good design feature with this is the methodology used to empty the bin. You press a little button on top of the bin which is incorporated into the carry handle for the bin. The whole bin clips off and you take it to the dustbin, pull the little lever under the handle and the bottom flap opens to empty it. Clip the bin back onto the machine and away you go again. No messing around with bags and trying to fit them into a machine. The overall design of the machine was also very modular, where you could easily remove tubes and parts to clear blockages or to service it. One of the important areas that people often tend to forget is the filter down on the left hand side. This needs to be cleaned out on a fairly regular basis, I believe Dyson quoted every 3 months, but it will depend on how dusty your house is. Don't clean it and the Dyson starts to struggle to 'breath', meaning the motor works harder to try and suck more air in, thus over-heating and then failing altogether. Cleaning the filter is simply a case of removing the spongy bit, rinsing it under water and letting it fully dry before you refit it. So in summary, I'm totally hooked on Dysons. This DC07 model has proven longevity and is extremely reliable, never once letting me down in all the years of use. Definitely worth 5 stars. Review also on Ciao under Randal1.

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                      hugely powerful vacuum cleaner

                      My mum and dad have had one of these for years which is why I was surprised that it was fairly expensive for me to pick up a new one last year. When it first came out it was revolutionary and you could almost understand the premium pricing but nowadays £200 is quite a lot of money for any kind of vacuum cleaner. However I had seen the benefits at my parents house and was convinced enough to put my hand in my pocket, in fact I would argue that the price represents good value for money. If you have always used traditional vacuum cleaners then be prepared to be amazed the first time you fire up a Dyson. The suction is incredible - we had an old reddy coloured carpet that despite regular vacuuming still looked grey, dusty and tatty. The first time we used the Dyson it visibly changed colour and we can finally see the red colour coming through. Likewise small bits of dirt that had become entwined in the carpet will soon come up despite a typical hoover having tried and failed. The tagline is 'no loss of suction' and you can certainly notice that the suction power remains consistently high even when the dust container is nearly full Ok so onto the product description.... The yellow and grey plastic may not be to eveyone's taste but they certainly are bright and in my opinion quite stylish. You will find the Dyson is much heavier to lift than many other vacuum cleaners and it is an awful lot noisier - don't even bother to try to watch the TV while this thing is running! On the other hand it rolls along easily enough and despite the incredible suction you do not get air blowing out all over the place (I had tried out a Vax bagless vacuum prior to this and it blew out so much air it sent any paperwork flying off tables and notice boards). The cable is very long - so much so that I can clean all of my flat without having to move to a new plug. As you use it you can see the dust gathering in the clear plastic central container (no bags with these babies!). It is a simple job to unclip this container - you press one button at the front of the handle to release the container and then carry it over the bin. You pull the trigger at the top and hey presto the bottom opens and the dust falls into the bin. Clipping the container back in is just as simple. You will also find that the handle unclips and then forms the end of an extendable hose that you can use for cleaning tight spaces e.g. inside cars or on the stairs. The reach of the hose is very good and it is fairly lightweight to hold. The end of this handle slides out of the way allowing you clip in various attachments which you will see clipped onto numerous places on the Dyson. I was presently surprised to find that they have never once fallen off even though I have often banged the Dyson around...if only other companies could take their example Maintenance ---------------- So many sections of the Dyson unclip that it means you can easily pull it to pieces and put it back together again. You will need to clean out the filter next to the left wheel - this is held in a circular section that rolls forward to reveal the circular filter. It takes a few bashes to knock the dust out and you will find that you need to do this every couple of months. If you don't do it then you may find that the Dyson will overheat and stop working for a couple of hours....I learnt this lesson the hard way. Because of the sheer suction power the main dust container will also fill up quickly. I have had it one third full just from one clean of my relatively small apartment. However, as per the above this is easily emptied and at least you don't have to faff around with fitting a vacuum bag. The drive belt on the underneath should be checked every few months for signs of wear and tear. As I will describe the below it is a bit of a pain in the wotsit to change these over Any criticisms? ------------------ Well just a couple. Firstly I find that the Dyson will not clean anything within 3cm of a wall. Not a big problem and many vacuums have the same issue. The attachments can easily be clipped onto the hose to allow you to clean up these areas anyway. Secondly my Dyson has chewed up several of the thick rubber bands they use as a drive belt. It takes an awful lot of strength to change these over as they go on so tightly - usually it is a 5 minute long frustrating job for 2 people. However this has only been a problem on my Dyson and other family members and friends have not had any issues Conclusion --------------- I am delighted with my Dyson and really recommend it highly. It is not perfect but it does its job fantastically well and in my opinion is worth every penny

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                        19.09.2010 02:31

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                        great little sucker!!

                        Dyson are , as we all know, famous for their cyclical hoovering system. If you've never owned one beofre, prepare to be amazed and disgusted at the amount of hair, dirt and dust that will be sucked out your home. I'm on my 2 nd dyson now, having tried similar machines (made by other manufacturers) I would say save your money and buy the real deal. My dyson is easy to use, fairly lightweight which comes in handy for climbing up and down the stairs. The hose reaches from the bottom of my stairs to the top comfortably, it comes with a range of tools and attachments such as a brush and nozzle for crevices and, best of all, is easy to empty and clean. just press a few buttons and it's straight out and into your wheelie bin. There is also a 5 year guarantee with all dyson hoovers, I have used mine to get a new hose when I got a wee bit carried away with stretching it through 3 rooms. My fault and the dyson helpline were still supportive and sent me a free hose anyway. buy it! mine cost approx £180

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                        05.09.2010 16:33

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                        Best for picking up all the dirt of carpets, easy to use, very thorough.

                        Best hoover I have ever used! Picks up everything whether you are using it upright or with the stick. You can even see all the dirt you pick up in the transparent case which at first is quite shocking and disgusting as is shows how dirty you never even knew your carpet was!!!! But I quite like that as it shows the hoover works and has picked up everything possible. The hoover is quite compact. To use the stick it is in the handle on the back of the hoover that you need to pull out from the top. It is easy to use, however, in my experience, when wanting to push the stick back into the handle it can get stuck and takes a few tries to push it back in. To carry the hoover upstairs, it´s not heavy and it´s not light. It´s noisy but no more so than other hoovers and other household appliances. It´s the best hoover for its thorough cleaning and pick up of dirt from floors and carpets.

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                      Short name: Dyson DC07 Origin