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Dyson DC50 Vacuum Cleaner

£195.00
660W Upright Vacuum Dry 5.3kg Dec 2012
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Good owner reviews
Good size
Good suction
967 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 1,000 owner reviews the average owner rating of this vacuum cleaner is 83 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this vacuum either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Dyson Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Based on 10,983 user and expert reviews (including 5,361 verified purchases), Dyson has good reviews for its vacuum cleaners. Dyson also has good reviews specifically within its low maximum input power vacuum cleaners range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One hundred and twenty-one owners thought the Dyson DC50 was lightweight. Nananic said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This dyson is lightweight and easy to handle with good suction, down side bin is small”. Nange mentioned “This Dyson is easy to carry, lightweight and easy to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Three years ago Mummyh wrote “Good suction, lightweight” however they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Eighty-three people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Three years ago Nedsram wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Our previous machine was a Dyson DC25 compact multi floor, which we have had for several years”. Misterh mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner also three years ago “The DC 50 is compact” . In the same month Peacockblue gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I purchased the dyson dc50 multi floor as my mother had an older dyson upright compact model like this”.

Sixty-five owners wrote that this vacuum cleaner was easy to carry around. 11kentonrow mentioned “The machine is light and easy to move around the home”. Three years ago Mum61 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Light and easy to handle”. Mobea said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Now, I am able to do it again, as the Dyson is so light and easy to move around”.

Fifty-five customers reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Msmop gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I find it heavy to push on carpet”. Mobea said “I purchased my Dyson DC50 because my previous vacuum cleaner was rather heavy to push around” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Motheroftwoboys mentioned three years ago “I bought this to replace my old Dyson which is on it's last legs and also very heavy” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers thought this vacuum cleaner was good structurally. Labrador10 mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I liked the sturdy construction of previous models” however despite that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

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Average Weight

At 5.3 kilograms, the Dyson DC50 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other vacuums that have been around for around the same time as this vacuum.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung CycloneForce (£212.99) (5.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Ckck mentioned in their Dyson DC50 review “This vacuum cleaner has many great features” . Ashb24 said “After the first vacuum it has gathered more dust than any of our old vacuums and the features and tools are easy to use first time” .


Portable

One hundred and twenty-two owners said in their reviews that it was easy to move around. Mumble wrote in their Dyson DC50 review “Lightweight and powerful, makes it a joy to clean with”. Nath gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Lightweight and compact yet very powerful for our large house” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Nick wrote “The DC50 is nice and compact, really lightweight” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

Good Suction

One hundred and twenty-seven people who reviewed it considered that it had good suction. Mustard1 said in their Dyson DC50 review on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This is by far my favourite Dyson(I have 3) It is light, manouverable and has good suction”. Nanny11 wrote “If you are just going back and to it is ok and suction is good” . Msmop mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I like the weight & the suction is excellent” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the Dyson DC50 was good at cleaning dog hair. Moodymiss1 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner three years ago “Great, love it! Picks up dog hair, good on all floor surfaces, container a bit small” . Misterh gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It picks up dog hair better than the DC41”. Bramley2003 wrote “Fantastic at picking up dog hairs, makes carpets look new” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Four customers said in their reviews that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Petfilledfarmhouse mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “Clearly powerful suction which picked up pet hair and farm detritus easily”. Three years ago Zanders wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Pet hair removal is excellent doesn"t blow it a round while you are trying to clean it up” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Workmum said on expert website Argos.co.uk also three years ago “The suction is good so can't fault that, although I don't have pets so can't comment on pet hair” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Three years ago Lilcrash gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The dyson glides very nicely and picks up cat hair great”. Antman82 mentioned “Amazing Little Machine, Cat Hair matted into our carpet” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Filter

Two people considered that it had a good filter. Coathamlass scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Dyson DC50 review “This is an easy task and cleaning the filter is a simple procedure”.

Good Brush

Twelve people considered that it had a good brush. Paulinkent mentioned “The brush mechanism starts up fine when it's first turned on.” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mike2121 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “If you need to use the brush with the pole fully extended to clean picture frames for example, you have to hold the whole unit high in the air”. Rick66 wrote in their Dyson DC50 review “Cleaning and motorized brush give superb results! I guess being a lighter weight is a bonus” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Easy to Empty

Fifty-nine customers mentioned in their reviews that the Dyson DC50 was easy to empty. Mum61 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner three years ago “Quick emptying system”. Moggiecat said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “So easy to empty Filters are easy to clean as well”. Three years ago Mosey wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I find my DC50 is easy and light to use as an upright and like the way it responds to both carpet and hard floors and the easy emptying.”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

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


Power

660 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is a 660 Watts vacuum.

If you want a vacuum with a higher maximum input power then you might want to look at the BGS5SIL2GB (£178) (700W and cheaper), or the BGL35MON2 (700W and cheaper) both from Bosch.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Sixteen people who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was quiet. Three years ago Mcdig said “Excellent cleaning power, picks up from all kinds of surfaces, very quiet and easy to handle”. Themightyvacman wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants a very quiet, small powerful vacuum cleaner.”. Three years ago Zag1 mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC50 “It is easy to manover, quiet in use”.

Three owners who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Oyinks wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “A bit on the noisy side”. Cookiemonster said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “If you have access to the Which magazine/ratings, you may be put off as this model is mentioned as being very noisy and with a short flex”. Dingbat2d mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk three years ago “Make sure you keep the filters clean or it gets noisy and performance suffers badly” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Price

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Expensive

We think this vacuum looks expensive compared to other vacuums of a similar type and age. The price range of vacuums of a similar type and age is from £33 to £814.

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-four owners said in their reviews that the Dyson DC50 was good value for money. Millymilkthistle wrote “As I suffer with Arthritis I needed something light and manoeuvrable and this little gem fits the bill perfectly and at a reasonable price I am extremely satisfied with it” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mazzat said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk three years ago “If it's half as good as that machine (which was traded in for the new one) then it's excellent value for money”. Mike2121 wrote “I would give it 5 star value if it was £150 cheaper”.

Fourteen people agreed that the product was expensive. Msmc wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk three years ago “This is my fourth Dyson is and by far the weakest, flimsiest and most expensive model I have owned” but they gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. In the same month Moro said “Expensive to start” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mike2121 wrote “Its VERY expensive for what it is” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. New Dyson Owner wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “You just need to keep calm and follow the instructions! Using it for the first time was just amazing”. Pet19hog mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk three years ago “Having just purchased the DC50 we set about following the instructions and very quickly had an assembled machine ready to use”. Mazzy said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The only problem I have found is the instruction book”.


Design

Easy to Use

One hundred and ninety-one people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Msmop said on expert website Argos.co.uk “I found it easier to use & empty my old Dyson machine”. Mum61 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Easy to use on stairs”. Three years ago Nicholias said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “A pleasure to use”.

Eighteen owners wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble. Nicjsteph mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Just received this vac, easy to assemble, just whizzed around to test”. Nicknick20 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Easy to assemble and much lighter to operate” . Mosy said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “This machine is light and easy to assemble”.

Four customers who bought the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. An anonymous author wrote “Only issue is could do with a better way to hold the cable when using as all the cable unravels” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Jonica mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “It needs to be much longer so you can vacuum the stairs more easily saving you having to hold the Vacuum in the other hand” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Jan wrote three years ago “However the light weight makes it easy to hold” in his review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Misty726 wrote “It is very disappointing, as it takes so much time to set up” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Harryh said “Looks good, easy to set up and not as noisy as the old DC04 we are replacing”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Handset said three years ago “It's ease of handling and emptying is first class.” .

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Nice Design

Fourteen customers said in their reviews that the Dyson DC50 was well designed. Patman mentioned “Great design, lightweight, yet as powerful as our old DC14”. Stan27 wrote three years ago “The design makes it easy to manoeuvre” and scored it 80 out of 100. Also three years ago Wackyvacky said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Would have liked a slightly bigger dust collection capacity, as I found it needed emptying every time! All in all very stylish and great design features”.

Nine customers who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was good looking. Lulu4now wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “In use its pretty good, light and easliy managed” and rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars out of 5. Reviewer2014 said three years ago “The problems begin when you want to do the stairs! The built in hose/wand is style over substance” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Daveofleeds wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Didn't realise dysoning the floor could be so fashionable” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Nine customers who bought this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was neat. Three years ago Nubes wrote “The cable tidy is only just big enough to take the cable”. Willis62 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in the same month “I am delighted with this machine which stores neatly in the corner”. Pipps wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk in the same month “I like the fact that it is very compact and fits neatly into a small storage space”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was smooth. Wakanut wrote “It tends to push bits around on smooth floors” and rated this vacuum cleaner 80 out of 100. Amyshe10 mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I can go from carpeted floor in the living room straight into the Dining room lamented floor in one smooth action and I don't have to change any settings”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty customers concluded that it was good quality. Pat7 wrote “I chose this particular model for its lightweight quality and I have not been disappointed” but even so they only gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 1 stars out of 5. Three years ago Pgtips2 said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Very good quality and last for years” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Notthedc50 wrote “The whole thing is like a cheaper, less well made and certainly less robust cleaner” however they gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5.

Robust

Twenty-one owners thought it was well made. Three years ago Nick73 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “A very good piece of modern engineering”. Orion5 mentioned “If reliability and construction is as good as the last one I will be more than happy” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mike55 said “It seems to be quite tough and well made though” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Ten customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Modernman said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Excellent product, as always the quality of plastics used is fantastic, with great durability compared with other leading brands”. Mike2121 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The actual powercord is the most robust part of the dc50”. Stevie008 said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Where the other one's have been strong robust etc this one yes is a lot less in weight”.

Ten owners who bought the Dyson DC50 said that it was reliable. Marty28 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Small, compact, light and reliable” . Mands1971 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “It was a mistake and I should have stayed with my trusty DC03 that I had had for 10 years ! Its nowhere near as good or reliable” however despite that they only gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 40 out of 100. Ymvp scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Very good product and very reliable product”.

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Z2002 wrote “Waste of money already broke not picking up correctly piece fell off” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Annie28 said on expert website Argos.co.uk “After 23 years my old Dyson is looking a bit tired and a few things have broken off”.

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