Written on: 18/05/2012
I purchased this vacuum cleaner nearly 12 years ago when it went on sale at Comet. I have th Brush control model. It is a very useful feature, as it spares the hard floors from being scratched, and you can disable the brushes when vacuuming the car so they don't get ruined. This vacuum has never had anything wrong with it and at £350 new, that means I have paid about £31/year for an amazing vacuum! It also comes with 3 tools that do pretty much anything - it would be pointless to purchase any more. It also has such strong suction it even beat my old Henry - a feat worth noting! It also agitates the carpet pile very well, so the carpet looks new every time I vacuum. I also like just rinsing the filters, air drying them and shoving them back in again - its free, and much easier than trying to look for a replacement filter. The only criticism that I have is that the extendable wand is truly awful! it is awkwardly shaped, and falls out of the hose easily - however since i rarely use it anyway this doesn't affect me too much! the other problem is that the cleaner head is very bulky, so will not go under radiators and furniture, and necessitates the use of the silly wand! it also filters the air to an exceptional standard - the air is noticeably fresher with each vacuum and the amount of fine dust it picks up is astounding! I once took it to my Grandma's to let her try it and she was very impressed - cleaned the carpets much better than the sebo, picked up all the hair, brought up the carpet nicely and cleaned the stairs much easier than the Sebo - with that you have to attach an extension hose because the inbuilt one doesn't stretch and it is very short. She was so impressed she went and got one for herself! Another thing i like is that the vacuum doesn't follow you around when using the hose - it is flexible enough that it does not follow you around and attach itself to your leg - another problem with the sebo.
All in all I am extremely impressed with this vacuum, and I think it is a shame that Dyson no longer sell this vacuum - the newer ones have noticeably degraded in quality, I wonder if this has anything to do with moving abroad?
Only other bad thing is that I will have to give it up soon because I am moving to the US. It still works like new though!
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