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Dyson DC25I Vacuum Cleaner

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1,200W Upright 7.3kg 87dB Dec 2012
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The full-size Dyson DC25 Multi Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner uses innovative ball technology for easy steering on all floor types. Dyson engineering The DC25 features Dyson's patented Root... More
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Basic Review: Dyson DC25 Upright Bagless Vacuum

15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Dyson vacuum received a "Silver" from Toptenreviews.com who concluded that this medium maximum input power vacuum cleaner was great.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This vacuum received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from toptenreviews.com. If all the vacuums of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this medium maximum input power vacuum cleaner is in the top 6%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, DC25 owners rated this vacuum 86%.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. A Highland Lass mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC25 on Amazon “The Dyson is so easy to use and the power is impressive”. A. West gave the product an excellent review score and said on Amazon “In a few minutes it's become natural to control the machine's direction in a completely different way”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon six years ago “Much easier to use and more effective”.

A few Dyson DC25 owners who bought the product concluded that it was easy to assemble. H said on Amazon “The delivery was amazingly fast (Amazon), easy to put together, empty and remove/clean the filters” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. K. Scott mentioned on Amazon eight years ago “Very easy to assemble”. Kay Armitage wrote seven years ago “Husband to just release it from the box! Once released from captivity it was easy to assemble and my husband took control”.

One Dyson DC25 owner reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Edit said on Amazon “Make it more comfortable to use” but even so they gave it a score of 2 stars. One person wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC25 was easy to setup. Fussymissus said “Let me whinge It's easy to set up.”.

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Nice Design

Some Dyson DC25 reviewers mentioned that the product was a good design. C. G. Hay gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “I'm really impressed with the ball design and it makes it so much easier to move round furniture” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Davidddt gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 4 stars and wrote “To then not provide a hose long enough to reach even the shortest standard straight stair is design stupidity in the extreme” in their review of the Dyson DC25. Joe Thomas said “Quite simply a great design that works” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was smooth. Sharon said six years ago “A few weeks in, becoming less smooth in its use = yet another bad thing”. Simon.b :-) said on Amazon “The power too, wow! I've never had such a powerful hoover! It's very smooth when hoovering ohhhh” in their Dyson DC25 review.

One Dyson DC25 owner thought the Dyson DC25 was good looking. One person who purchased this vacuum cleaner considered that it was aesthetic.

One Dyson DC25 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed.

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Portable

A few Dyson DC25 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to move around. Andrea Bateman wrote in his review of the Dyson DC25 on Amazon “Dyson DC25 Animal Lightweight Upright Ball Vaccuum Cleaner for Pets”. B. Griffin said in their review on Amazon “Eventually I decided on the DC25 Animal as it was advertised as being lightweight and suitable for pet owners (we have 2 rabbits, so not a huge amount of pet hair.” and scored the Dyson DC25 4 stars. B. Griffin also said “Effortless, although I did find the unit wasn't as lightweight as I'd imagined.”.

Good Brush

A few Dyson DC25 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good brush. Edit wrote six years ago “Like all Dysons I have tried it has great suction power and the rotating brush attachment is good for stairs, upholstery etc” in their review of the Dyson DC25. Fussymissus wrote on Amazon “And although the brush bar is easier to clean, you still have to wrestle it out” in their review yet they only rated the Dyson DC25 3 stars. H mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I have two cats and the hair gets everywhere - well it did! The turbo brush is an added bonus”.

Easy to Empty

Twelve people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to empty. Three years ago Debs mentioned in their review on Amazon “Excellent suction for removing pet hairs which is good also easy to empty” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Dorothy Lockton gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon eight years ago “It is so efficient I have to empty the container almost every time I use it”. F. A. May mentioned in their Dyson DC25 review “The smaller cylinder has actually turned out to be no problem at all just emptying it a little more”.

Good Suction

A number of Dyson DC25 reviewers who reviewed the Dyson DC25 thought it had good suction. A. Whitlock mentioned on Amazon “The Dyson has brilliant suction” in their Dyson DC25 review. C. Morris said on Amazon “The suction is fantastic - I vacuumed a rug with my old Vax Mach 3 machine then went over with the Dyson” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 5 stars. Davidddt mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC25 “Excellent suction from this machine”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Dyson DC25 owners who bought the product mentioned that it was noisy. Cathy wrote on Amazon “Not as noisy as my month old Vax which I really hated as it blows air at my face”. Debs mentioned “Doesn't hold much dirt before needs emptying, not noisy” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Kalliopi G. Makraki wrote “It's powerful (albeit LOUD) It's the best I've ever used to vacuum carpets” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Some Dyson DC25 owners who reviewed the Dyson DC25 mentioned that it was quiet. Icabod wrote on Amazon four years ago “Have to say that I am delighted with the DC25 - great suction; compact design; relatively quiet; easy to use” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ms. H. Riddell wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The machine is light, quiet” .

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Robust

A few Dyson DC25 reviewers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was well made. A Highland Lass said on Amazon “It has a very solid feel” in their Dyson DC25 review. B. Griffin wrote “Then again, you're getting a good solid piece of kit here, so I'm rather glad it has a good weight to it if it means it feels solid”. Eight years ago Matthew's Mummy scored the product very highly and said “The build quality is excellent and the suction really is astonishing” in their Dyson DC25 review.

Several Dyson DC25 owners wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was strong and durable. Seven years ago A.a. mentioned in their Dyson DC25 review “It's way lighter to move and robust like a rock”. Rachielizzie said “Smaller than our previous Dyson, although it is just as sturdy” in their Dyson DC25 review and gave the Dyson DC25 a score of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Dyson DC25 concluded that it was reliable. Mrs. Lynne Mckenzie mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner “Unfortunately I bought a puppy who casts like crazy and my trusty vacuum cleaner just couldn't cope with the amount of hairs! After chatting to a few people”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. A.a. mentioned in their Dyson DC25 review on Amazon seven years ago “Buy a new Miele instead as the Miele seem to be of much better quality” yet they only scored it 2 stars. Icabod wrote in their Dyson DC25 review on Amazon “It looks fit for purpose”. Keith scored it very highly and he said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Top Quality”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

A number of people reckoned that the Dyson DC25 was good at cleaning dog hair. S. Hughes mentioned “It is fantastic on dog hair and the best I have had for hard floors” in their review.

One person considered that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Robert Taylor scored the Dyson DC25 very highly and he said in his review of the Dyson DC25 “Brings up carpets like new fantastic for cat hair and actually cleans better than our steam cleaner which is saying something all in all a must for pet owners”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good at cleaning pet hair. Seven years ago Techcrunch.com said “Effective on pet hair” in their review of the Dyson DC25.

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Good Brand

Medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners built by Dyson have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all vacuum cleaners (not just medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners) and found that Dyson also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Support

A few customers said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Baz scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon four years ago “The ball makes it so easy to go around corners easy to empty, help line excelent, would highly recomend this” in their Dyson DC25 review. M. Teresa Francou she said “The free Dyson help line seems good” in her Dyson DC25 review. M. Teresa Francou also mentioned “A quick call to the help line, put me right”.

7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The Dyson DC25 does not have a brush tool. Most of the other medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that were released around the same time as the DC25 also do not have a brush tool.

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A Bit Expensive

Some people who reviewed the Dyson DC25 mentioned that it was not cheap. Cathy said on Amazon nine years ago “I had avoided Dysons before as they are so expensive even though I had heard good reports about them”. Debs mentioned on Amazon “Heavy and expensive so probably wouldn't buy another one, would chose something else, cheaper” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated the product 3 stars. Godiva mentioned on Amazon “It is expensive”.

Some Dyson DC25 owners concluded that it was not good value for money. Debs wrote “Pricey piece of kit and very heavy”.

One Dyson DC25 reviewer who purchased this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Seven years ago Stephen Mccarthy said “I'm not sure the ball makes a great deal of difference” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Poor Power Cord

One Dyson DC25 owner considered that the Dyson DC25 did not have a good power cord. A.a. said on Amazon “The power cord is very messy”.

Not Cordless

Like most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for more than two years, the Dyson DC25 is not cordless.

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Very Small Dust Capacity

Across all the vacuum cleaners of a similar type and age to the DC25 the dust capacitys range from 0.5L to 32L, and the average dust capacity is 6L. The Dyson DC25 has a quite small dust capacity (only 1.38 liters) compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for around the same time as the DC25.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The Dyson DC25 has a fairly loud noise level (87 decibels) compared to most of the other medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners that were released around the same time as the DC25. The noise levels of vacuums that have been on the market for around the same time as the DC25 range from 59dB to 89dB, and the average noise level is 76dB.

Vacuums with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Electrolux UFPARKETTA[plb_2530309_price] (75dB and cheaper).

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Dyson DC25 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Nine years ago A Highland Lass said in their review on Amazon “The machine has a heavier feel than I expected” although they still rated it as excellent. A.a. mentioned “It's quite heavy to handle” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. A.a. also wrote “I felt it was heavy on my arm”.

Some Dyson DC25 owners who purchased it agreed that it was not a good weight. B. Griffin wrote “Not a 5 is the weight”. Pps said in their review on Amazon “The weight is not an issue nor is the noise, i have known noiser hoovers”. Sharon wrote on Amazon six years ago “This is not light unless you are a weight lifter - it made my wrist swollen” and scored the product 1 stars.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was not tight. C. G. Hay wrote “Not so easy to use in tight spaces” in their Dyson DC25 review but they still rated it as very good. One Dyson DC25 reviewer said that this vacuum cleaner was not tall. Jennifer Ewing mentioned on Amazon “I am very, very disappointed with this item, not a tall how it was described”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not lightweight. Ragwort gave the product a score of 20 out of 100 and said eight years ago “A) Under no circumstances could it be described as 'lightweight” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Dyson DC25

Average Weight

With a weight of 7.3 kilograms, the Dyson DC25 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuums that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a vacuum cleaner with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Electrolux UFPARKETTA[plb_2530309_price] (5.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This vacuum has been on the market for over four years.

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Expert Reviews

(3)
10 September 2010

I really, really like the Dyson. I was prepared to dismiss it as an overpriced gimmick, but I?m actually happy to say that I was wrong. Despite the price, the Dyson DC25 Animal is easy to...

Maneuverable
Excellent performance in tests
Great allergen control
Effective on pet hair
Fiveyear warranty
Expensive
Noisy
Tools can be awkward to use
Some consumers may need time to adjust to operating the machine on a ball
1 September 2010

The Dyson DC25 All Floors receives higher average ratings than any other Dyson model in this report from professional and user reviewers. Owners praise it for its exceptional cleaning performance... Read more…

This vacuum is powerful, has great filtration and a telescopic wand for above-floor cleaning...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Hlord007

Really disappointed with this model and wish I'd stuck to my previous Dyson. I had my Dyson for so long I thought it was time for a replacement --- this is not a good buy - it doesn't hoover... Read more…

Reviewed 3 October 2014 by Harvey120
Harvey120 would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

I'm a house cleaner so get to use a lot of different makes of hovers. I would recommend the dyson DC 25 it's about middle range of the dysons but I use someone's dyson DC41 which is almost £200... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2015 by Fat Controller
Fat Controller would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

This is our 3rd Dyson each one lasting well over 10yrs. Got it home and took about 5 mins to get it unpacked and working so simple to put together. They are getting better and easier use each... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Grandma 33
Grandma 33 would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

We bought this to replace an older Dyson. After researching other carpet sweepers on the market we decided to return to Dyson for the third time. Easy to use on multi floors creating a... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2014 by KA62
KA62 would recommend the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor

Just bought another dyson after using a different type of vacuum cleaner for 6 months. It is brilliant. Don't know why I bothered trying another make...

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