Choosing a Dyson Vacuum can be difficult. We have determined that most people start with the decision of if they want a canister or if they are looking for an upright. We have divided this buying guide accordingly. Dyson is constantly introducing new models to the public making more improvements along the way. Follow along with this buying guide to go over some of the key differences and similarities between the series, if you’re still confused we offer visual comparison charts and our friendly staff is just a click or phone call away.
Currently the Dyson Upright series includes the DC24 Multi Floor, DC24 Animal, DC25 Multi Floor, DC33 Multi Floor, and the DC41 Animal. We will get to the main differences in just a moment, we find it helpful to start with the similarities first:
|Constant Suction: Unlike other vacuums the Root Cyclone technology does not loose suction.|
|Life Time HEPA Filter: Your HEPA filter never needs to be replaced.|
|Five Year Warranty: All Dyson uprights come with a five year warranty backed by Dyson.|
|Approved for Allergy Sufferers: The British Allergy Foudnation has approved Dyson Vacuums use for allergy sufferers.|
|No Extra Costs: No bags or filters to buy and all belts have a lifetime warranty saving you money over the life of the vacuum.|
|Clear Bin: You can see what you pick up and it is quick and hygienic to empty.|
|Attachments: All Uprights will include a dusting brush, upholstery tool, and a crevice tool.
While all of these features are great you will need to understand the differences between the series before you can select the best Dyson vacuum for your needs. Here are the major differences that will affect your buying decision:
|Maneuverability: The DC24, DC25, and DC41 vacuums can turn very easily.|
|Our View: One of our favorite features the ball allows you to turn the vacuum by a simply turn of the wrist.
|Weight: All of the Dyson upright vacuums weigh around 20 lbs except for the DC25/DC41 series which weighs about 16 lbs and the DC24 which weighs close to 12 lbs.|
|Our view: If you have stairs or trouble lifting objects the DC25/DC41 will be your best choice. For small homes and apartments with hard floors and light nap carpeting the DC24 provides a very lightweight and compact Dyson alternative. Please note that all Dyson uprights are balanced over the wheels or the ball and have a push weight of around 4 lbs.|
|Clear Bin Size: The size of the bin varies from model to model. A large bin means you will have to empty it less frequently.|
|Our View: The DC24 has the smallest bin size and we have not found it to be to problematic eventhough it is roughly a third of the size of the largest bin. If the bin size is the most important feature to you consider the DC33 or DC28.
|Motorized Brushbar Control: You can turn off the brush bar via fingertip controls on all the models except the DC33.|
|Our View: Having fingertip controls makes it easy to transition from carpeting to hard floors. On the DC33 you have to stop the machine and adjust the toggle switch at the bottom of the vacuum to turn the brush bar on or off. If you transition from hard floor to carpeting alot when you vacuum you may want to avoid the DC33.|
|Aggresive Brushbar and Airmuscle Technology: The DC33 and DC28 have stiffer bristles for more agitation and the DC28 has the Airmuscle technology.|
|Our View: For deep nap carpeting or homes with pet hair the more agressive brushbar will make a difference. Airmuscle technology make the DC28 the best Dyson vacuum for carpet cleaning as the head will automatically adjust it height to maitain ideal suction and you also have three fingertip controlled settings for the brushbar: Low, Medium and High.|
|Wand Type: The DC24 has the older reversible wand origionally found on the DC07 while all the other models either have the telescopic wand or the quick release wand.|
|Our View: The reversible wand on the DC24 is a three step process to set up and the same process in reverse to reattach it to the machine. The wands on the other machines are much easier to use.|
|Wide Channel: The DC24 does not have the wide channel|
|Our View: The wide channel is a larger opening at the front to accept larger items. The wide channel does help to pick up larger items however on models with out the wide channel you can always use the wand for large debris pick up.|
All of these differences can be daunting so we have a comparison chart to help you see the differences amongst the Dyson Vacuums. Remember if there is more then one choice within a series they are identical except for the accessories the come with. For example the DC24 All Floors and the DC24 Animal are the same except that the DC24 Animal comes with the hand held turbine tool.
All Dysons also come with some standard accessories. Generally a stair tool, crevice tool and large brush. In the DC24, DC25 and DC28 series the crevice tool and large brush and combined into a combo tool. All Animal models typically include the mini turbine tool. The DC24 does not include the stair tool.
We also want to take a moment and answer some of the most common questions we are asked regarding Dyson Vacuum cleaners.
If I have a pet do I need to buy an "Animal" model?
No. When Dyson first started selling in the US they only had two models. The DC07 All Floors and the DC07 Animal. The only way to get the popular Mini Turbine Tool, which is great at removing pet hair from furniture, was to buy the animal model. Now you can purchase the Mini Turbine tool for any Dyson upright.
Do the names of the vacuums have any relevance?
The names simply relate to the color of the vacuum and any additional accessories that may come with it. For example all "Multi Floors" models are yellow and come with the standard accessories. All "Animal" models are purple and always include the mini turbine tool.
Do you sell refurbished Dyson Vacuums?
At this time we only sell new Dyson Vacuums.
Do people like the Dyson Vacuum as much as I hear?
We feel the return rate of an item is the best indicatior as to how well consumers like the product. With a return rate of well under one percent we feel most customers are happy with their purchase.
If you are looking for a canister vacuum there are two models, the Dyson DC26 and Dyson DC23. You can see the differences between the two models by viewing their individual pages.