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Dyson DC52 Vacuum Cleaner

1,300W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 7.7kg Aug 2013
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Poor design
8 Reviews + 2 Awards
Les 5 Star Recommended
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Poor Design

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was not well designed. Thomas wrote on expert website Amazon “One major design fault is that the handle cannot be attached to it without it taking a 45 degree tilt”. He also said “Has several annoying design faults as a result of the technology” in his review, and also wrote “A pretty annoying design fault”.


Two Industry Awards

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Dyson vacuum. gave this vacuum a "Recommended" award.

Les gave this vacuum a "5 Star" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This vacuum received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from Les If all the vacuum cleaners of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Dyson vacuum is in the top 6%.

Dyson Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Based on 10,983 expert and owner reviews (including 1,673 verified purchases), Dyson has good reviews for its vacuums. Dyson also has good reviews specifically for its high maximum input power vacuums. 93% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 7.8 kilograms, the Dyson DC52 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable type and age to this vacuum.

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Reasonably Priced

Two owners mentioned that it was good value for money. Sieg mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The previous cleaner I had was a cheap” .


Released Over Three Years Ago

This vacuum was released in August 2013.

Good Suction

Two people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it had good suction. Thomas said “Try using them! The handle where they attached is massive and the suction tube and attachements end up at 45 degrees to each” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. He also wrote “Yes it has a lot of suction” in his review.


Average Suction Power

At 290 Watts, the Dyson DC52 has a pretty average suction power compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this type and age.

If this vacuum cleaner suction power is too low for you then you might want to consider the VAX Air C88-A-H-E (310W and higher rated), or the Numatic HVR200A (£109.98) (600W and higher rated).

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1,300 Watt Maximum Input Power

This is a 1,300 Watt vacuum.

If you want a vacuum cleaner with a higher maximum input power then you might want to consider the DC41 (£103.11) (1,320W and higher rated), the DC19 (£164.99) (1,400W and higher rated), or the DC29 (1,400W and higher rated) all from Dyson.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of vacuum cleaners of a comparable age and type to this vacuum cleaner is 57dB and the loudest is 87dB. With a noise level of 84 decibels, the Dyson DC52 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other vacuums that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 84dB noise level vacuum cleaners to this vacuum cleaner and we think the Dyson DC19T2, and the Philips FC8472 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has an Upholstery Nozzle Included

The Dyson DC52 has an upholstery nozzle included, as do most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that came out more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dyson dc52completeparquet, dyson dc52animalturbine, dyson dc52totalparquet, dyson dc52plusallergy, dyson dc52multifloor, dyson 5025155018583, dyson dc52allergy, dyson 20558601, dyson 20574201
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Dyson DC52 Review Sources

To prepare this Dyson DC52 review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,851 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 142,676 product attributes, 28,879 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,712,100 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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