Dyson DC40
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Dyson DC40

A classic 1,100W Upright vacuum vacuum cleaner, but with not very good features
1,100W Upright Vacuum Dry 6.6kg Dec 2012
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Dyson DC40 Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs, we have scored the Dyson DC40 as follows for Summary.
1,109 Reviews
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£270 Over 10 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this vacuum cleaner to others. Numatic vacuums also have excellent reviews in general.
This vacuum cleaner is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer vacuums with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest vacuums 2017.
This Dyson vacuum cleaner has running costs of £270 over 10 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,561 vacuum cleaners that we have compared it to.
Customers report good suction, at cleaning pet hair and that it is easy to use. However they also report that it is not robust.
The DC40 is missing some features:

Dyson DC40 In-Depth Analysis


Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 1,109 owner reviews this Dyson vacuum has an overall owner rating of 85%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this vacuum cleaner either 4 or 5 stars and 88% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Suction

20 owners wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC40 had good suction.

Users Report That it is Not Robust

Two customers who purchased it wrote that it was not strong and durable.

Dyson Has Very Good Vacuum Reviews

We checked 13,662 expert and user reviews (including 12,246 verified purchases) for Dyson vacuum cleaners and found that on average Dyson has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 91% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Two customers wrote that it was good at cleaning dog hair.

  • It seems very efficient at picking dog hairs and dust created by our pet Collie…
    Mike ( - February 2015
  • A very good vacuum cleaner easy to use on the carpets and floor not a problem picking up cat hair…
    Joyce ( - September 2015
  • Was amazed at how much dog hair it took up, very pleased…
    Jules ( - October 2015
  • Tackles pet hair great and is easy to clean brushes…
    Geri ( - September 2015

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use and three owners said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble.

Users Report Portable

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to move around.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was quiet.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was good value for money.

Users Report Easy to Empty

Four owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to empty.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to carry around and two customers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was lightweight.


Average Weight

The weight of the Dyson DC40 of 6.6kg is relatively typical compared to most other vacuums. It is in the heaviest 66% of all vacuum cleaners when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum Input Power

The Dyson DC40 has a fairly typical maximum input power (1,100 Watt) compared to most of the other vacuums.

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A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is typical of many vacuums.

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B Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

The Dyson DC40 has a better carpet cleaning performance class than most vacuums. This vacuum has a B carpet cleaning performance class, whereas most vacuums have a C carpet cleaning performance class. The worst carpet cleaning performance class of all vacuums is G and the best is A.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This vacuum cleaner was released in December 2012.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on fine usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the DC40 will cost £270 over 10 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,561 vacuum cleaners.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

dyson dysuvcdc40multifloorye, dyson dc40multifloorerp, dyson dysdc40multifloor, dyson dc40ierpcolour, dyson dc40animalerp, guarantee dc40i, dyson dc40mfiry, dyson dyndc40i, dyson dysdc40i, dyson fj369em, dyson fj374em, dyson fj374mp, labour dc40i, dyson 4fx69, dyson lfv7h


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