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Dyson DC42
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Dyson DC42 Vacuum Cleaner

1,100W Upright Vacuum 6.6kg 200W Sep 2012
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£78.40
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3 Reasons For

Quite Big Operating Radius

The Dyson DC42 has a quite big operating radius (12.4 meters) compared to most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that have been available for a similar time to the DC42. The smallest operating radius of vacuums that have been available for around the same time as the DC42 is 5m, the biggest is 89m, and the average operating radius is 11m.

If this Dyson vacuum operating radius is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Dirt Devil M3310[plb_1908286_price] (13m).

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Dyson Has Good Vacuum Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Dyson vacuums and also specifically for Dyson medium maximum input power vacuums and found that in both cases Dyson had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Three Nozzles

The Dyson DC42 is a three nozzle vacuum cleaner.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The Dyson DC42 does not have a brush tool, although this is within the context that most of the other vacuum cleaners of a similar type and age to the DC42 also do not have a brush tool.

Alternative vacuum cleaners which also have a brush tool that you might want to look at include the Philips FC832[plb_2376838_price], or the Bestron Ecosenzo[plb_2508553_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Low Suction Power

The suction power of comparable spec vacuums that have been on the market for a similar time to the DC42 range from 78W to 1,800W, and the average suction power is 480W. At only 200 Watts, the Dyson DC42 has a quite low suction power compared to most of the other similar spec vacuums that came out around the same time as the DC42.

If you want a higher suction power then you might want to consider the Grundig VCC 4950 C[plb_2717039_price] (260W and cheaper).

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Not Cordless

Most medium maximum input power vacuums that were released more than two years ago are not cordless. The Dyson DC42 is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

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Very Small Dust Capacity

Vacuum cleaners of this spec and age have dust capacities of between 0.5L and 32L. With a dust capacity of only 1.6 liters, the Dyson DC42 has one of the smaller dust capacities amongst vacuum cleaners of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Dyson DC42

Average Weight

At 6.6 kilograms, the Dyson DC42 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that have been available for around the same time as the DC42.

If you would consider a vacuum with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Numatic Harry Hoover HET200A[plb_1050921_price] (6.6kg).

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Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum is Dry, which is typical of many vacuums that have been around for a similar time to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Dry vacuums currently available including the Nilfisk Saltix 10[plb_2287598_price] which is cheaper.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Dyson released the DC42.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20306001
Barcodes 00879957005815, 05025155012307, 05025155019160

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