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Dyson DC40 Vacuum Cleaner

1,100W Upright Vacuum Dry 6.6kg Dec 2012
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
User reviews are good
Easy to use
Good size
870 Reviews

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 990 user reviews this vacuum cleaner has an average user rating of 85 out of 100. 522 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Dyson Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Based on 10,983 owner and expert reviews (including 2,970 verified purchases), Dyson has good reviews for its vacuum cleaners. Dyson also has good reviews specifically for its medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirty-eight people said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was lightweight. Jasper2006 said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Nice and lightweight.”. Jan60 mentioned “It also is lightweight which is an added bonus”. Jan46 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Lightweight, easy to carry upstairs, easy to use”.

Twenty-nine owners who purchased this vacuum cleaner considered that it was heavy and bulky. Jarralass gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned two years ago “Heavier than expected”. Jan46 wrote “Capacity a little small - a compromise between a larger capacity (heavier machine) and ease of use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Three years ago Jeffw said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “However my wife( 82 years old) finds it a bit heavy”.

Twelve customers mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to carry around. Jem37 scored this vacuum cleaner the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Light and easy to move around the house” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Lizw123 mentioned three years ago “It is light and easy to use and glides round the room”. Stirling said “Although the machine itself is very light and easy to use, powerful” .

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC40 was thin. Freezywater1 wrote “Dust and fluff remains in the container and the opening is too narrow to shift it out”. Gratwick said on expert review site Argos.co.uk two years ago “Only criticism is the hose seems shorter and the cylinder is made of thinner, less durable plastic than older models” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Toniliz wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “The slim design is brilliant getting under sofas etc too”.

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was compact. Reet62 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “Its compact and the suction is great”. Ellenemk wrote “Then a bigger cylinder would mean a less compact vacuum cleaner”. They also mentioned “This model is incredibly compact, light, good suction” in their review.

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Average Weight

At 6.6 kilograms, the Dyson DC40 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec vacuums that were launched around the same time as this vacuum.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nilfisk Power Energy (6.6kg), the Bosch BGL45ZOO1 (6.6kg), or the Miele Compact C2 EcoLine (6.6kg).

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Good Suction

Ninety-seven customers who bought this vacuum cleaner said that it had good suction. Jboy wrote “The suction is as good all bits are picked up” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Jh mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk two years ago “Light to handle, great suction power on all surfaces”. Three years ago Houseproud1 wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Once the replacement had been fitted, suction was very good”.

Portable

Thirty-eight customers concluded that the product was easy to move around. Hmw777 mentioned “It is lightweight and has all the items to clean the house” in their Dyson DC40 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Harvehh said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Brilliant! Powerful, lightweight and so easy to push about” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Linda47 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Best vacuum we've ever had, lightweight reaches all way up the stairs” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Easy to Empty

Fourty customers who reviewed the product said that it was easy to empty. Happy Cleaner wrote in their Dyson DC40 review in April last year “Excellent model, superb suction, visible bag contents, easy to empty, easy to move around the owners what else do you want !” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Ishearn gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It is very easy to empty and my only criticism is the "pull back" when using the extending tubing” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Husband Cleaner gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “So easy to empty” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Ten people who reviewed the Dyson DC40 considered that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Houns scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Very happy sucks up dog hair easily carpet actually looks clean! Stairs little tricky at first”. Happy wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Picks up dog hair excellently”. Ian686 gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “Excellent for picking up dog hairs”.

Seven people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Lindyloo1 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Happy, light to move and excellent suction for pet hair”. M8y8k8e said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “It performs brilliantly in cleaning including pet hair”. Julianna12 wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “This vacuum has great suction and the tool for pet hair is excellent” and rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars out of 5.

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Two years ago Joyce mentioned “A very good vacuum cleaner easy to use on the carpets and floor not a problem picking up cat hair”. Al said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “An excellent vacuum cleaner which certainly shifts the cat hairs from the carpet”.

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Good Brush

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had a good brush. Gillyken said two years ago “It's very light and agile in comparison and the ball makes it very maneuverable under furniture with a much lower brush bar for better access” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Lyndsey Kirkwood mentioned “This nozzle also has a brush on it to that can be slid up to cover the nozzle - this would be ideal for going along skirting boards etc”. Adamr wrote “Great ease of use, especially on stairs and picks up well on multitude of surfaces – the rotary on / off brush control is a good feature, easy to empty” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Nine people wrote that it was quiet. Gavboy said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk three years ago “Quality product very light and quiet” and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Fb79 mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “It is much quieter than the old one” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Fazersmart said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Its lighter and quieter which is great” but in spite of that they rated it 40 out of 100.

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Shafiq rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Only one thing is that bit noisy otherwise this is the best vacuum cleaner”. Mrsw1964 mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “It is very noisy” although they scored it 3 stars out of 5. In April last year K. Ktori said “Con's Not as manoeuvrable as you'd think, still quite noisy, power chord shorter, collection bin very small”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Gratwick said two years ago “The special features of this model are the ball action which enables the user to swivel around objects” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. G. Lord mentioned “The really positive features are” in their review of the Dyson DC40. The Spoon said on expert review site Amazon “Still has the same features, albeit it glides from carpet to wooden floor with ease” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This vacuum cleaner has been on the market since December 2012.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three people concluded that this vacuum cleaner had good technical guidance. Whaeed said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk two years ago “Really easy to assemble, simple instructions and away you go” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Maurice65 mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Not easy to establish whether the brush movement is on or not, instructions a bit confusing” and rated the Dyson DC40 80 out of 100. Charles E. Kerwood wrote on expert website Amazon “Good assembly and operating instructions combined with a first class after sales available if required” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Power

1,100 Watt Maximum Input Power

This is a 1,100 Watt vacuum.

If you are looking for a higher maximum input power then you might want to consider the Einhell TE-VC 2230 SA (1,150W).

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Design

Easy to Use

Seventy-five customers who bought the product considered that it was easy to use. Helen4 mentioned “Very easy to use and empty” in their review of the Dyson DC40 and scored this vacuum cleaner a maximum of 5 stars. Linda47 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Picks up very well, easy to control”. Lori mentioned “This was well worth the money, great suction, light to use especially if you have any disability” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Nineteen people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Helen4 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Was easy to put together”. Lindy999 gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Very light to push around, easy to assemble and use”. Laura mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “As expected, this is a great product! Very easy to assemble and works perfectly” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Swoo said “Just looking for a safe place to hold the spare parts” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Four years ago Marinah mentioned on expert website Amazon “This is a very comfortable vacuum cleaner”.

Two owners who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Max654 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “Great machine and so easy to set up and use” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Perfect mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Best one for pet hairs light and easy to set up and use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Not Robust

Ten owners considered that the product was not strong and durable. Two years ago Lnsc01 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “The product does not feel as robust as the older traditional upright models” however they still scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Goodgriefy said “Its not quite as robust as the old one” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Sharon wrote “The only downside is the handle doesn't seem as sturdy as previous ones” in her review of this vacuum cleaner yet she still gave the Dyson DC40 the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Eight people who reviewed the product considered that it was not well made. Two years ago Crystaldee mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This one, although very efficient, is very flimsy looking in its construction and does not look as if it will stand the test of time”. Gc5967 gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner three years ago “Very concerned how long it will last before it breaks because the construction does not seem very strong”. Two years ago Fazersmart mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Unblocking it involves removing fragile clips that are awkward” and gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

Five people who reviewed it said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Cmdench mentioned “Of course once the seal is broken and you have used the product it is non returnable” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Markie256 wrote “Nothing has broken as a result though” but in spite of that they scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Klb16sheep mentioned four years ago “Red slider used to remove bin is very flimsy and has broken already” in their review of this vacuum cleaner although they still rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Product Quality

Eleven customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Lizzie54 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Great machine picks up really well great tools and well made” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Three years ago Caf101 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “The quality standards seem to be getting lower as the models get newer” however they gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. Ricek85 said “Never buy any other brand, truly superb! Well designed and built to last” .

Nice Design

Thirteen owners who reviewed it said that it was well designed. Jled mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Seems like a silly over sight when you look at all the other nice design touches on the vacuum” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Catmalloy wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “The bucket design is great too, so easy”. Three years ago Edsta75 said in their review of the Dyson DC40 on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The design is faultless & all the extra connections snap to the unit keeping everything neat & tidy”.

Six people reckoned that it was good looking. Susiec said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Thought our vacuum cleaner was pretty good”. Matt mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner “Emptying the container into the bin was pretty painless and quick” . Three years ago Nitram54 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The suction is pretty good” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Two people thought it was smooth. Edsta75 wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk three years ago “It glides around the house & with such smooth maneuverability making cleaning easy” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Oldsparky mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Found it very smooth and quiet to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was neat. An anonymous author wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner three years ago “The handle feels like it is going to fall apart during use and the cable tidy feels a little feeble”. Zoe said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Love it, my floors are immaculate”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-four owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Jazzshel wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “For the price a real disaster, would not recommend it” but despite that they scored the product 1 stars out of 5. Jonh Boy said “They would get a good deal” . Cmp wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This may be me! Technology has moved on and for this reason the cheap looking plastic elements keeps the weight down” in their review of the Dyson DC40.

Thirteen owners reckoned that it was expensive. Islander mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Secondly it is on the expensive side though if it does as well as my old one this is not an issue” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also wrote “It is very easy to empty with no mess or fuss and as the filters are now washable less expensive to maintain” in their review. Sheils mentioned “This product was expensive” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Product Identifiers

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