Dyson DC42
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Dyson DC42

A 5 year old 1,100 Watt Cylinder vacuum vacuum cleaner with poor features
1,100W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 6.6kg Sep 2012
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Dyson DC42 Review

With mediocre features,
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

Numatic vacuums have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better vacuum cleaners are available. View the latest vacuum cleaners 2017.
This vacuum cleaner is missing some features:
Very low suction power
Not cordless

Dyson DC42 Video Reviews

Dyson DC42 In-Depth Analysis


Dyson Has Very Good Reviews for Its Vacuum Cleaners

We checked 14,623 owner and expert reviews (including 12,999 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.


Average Weight

The Dyson DC42's weight of 6.6kg is pretty average compared to most other vacuum cleaners. It is in the heaviest 67% of all vacuum cleaners when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum Input Power

The Dyson DC42 has a fairly average maximum input power (1,100 Watt) compared to most of the other vacuums.

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Very Low Suction Power

The suction powers of vacuums range from 28W to 2,500W, and the average suction power is 480W. The suction power of the Dyson DC42 of only 200W is in the lowest 16% of all vacuums when ranked by this feature.

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Not Cordless

The Dyson DC42 is not cordless. 92% of vacuum cleaners are also not cordless.

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Has a Washable Filter

The Dyson DC42 has a washable filter, unlike 86% of vacuum cleaners which do not have a washable filter.

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Has a Hard Floor Brush

The Dyson DC42 has a hard floor brush. 78% of vacuums do not have a hard floor brush.

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Has an Upholstery Nozzle Included

The Dyson DC42 has an upholstery nozzle included, which is unusual. 76% of vacuum cleaners do not have an upholstery nozzle included.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Dyson released the DC42 in September 2012.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00879957005815, 05025155012307, 05025155019160

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