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Dyson DC55 Vacuum Cleaner

£240.00 £229.98 cheaper than 73 days ago
700W Upright Vacuum Dry 7.7kg Dec 2012
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
User reviews are average
A bit expensive
Poor design
8 Reviews
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A Bit Expensive

Two customers said in their reviews that the Dyson DC55 was not good value for money. Zen_sunrise wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It would have cost £99 to repair it”. Customer mentioned “I paid £279 for this hoover from a high street store and is a similar price on a few on-line sites” in their Dyson DC55 review.


We think this vacuum looks expensive compared to other vacuum cleaners of a comparable type and age. We checked 87 vacuum cleaners of a comparable type and age and they range in price from £33 to £814.


User Reviews Are Average

Based on 8 user reviews this vacuum has an average user rating of 70%.

Dyson Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuums

Based on 10,955 expert and user reviews (including 5,361 verified purchases), Dyson has good reviews for its vacuums. Dyson also has good reviews specifically for its low maximum input power vacuum cleaners compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Product Quality

Three customers reckoned that the Dyson DC55 was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “A Good Quality Vacuum Cleaner”. Rebecca mentioned two years ago “Anyone who is looking g for a high quality robust vacuum will definitely be happy with this one” in her review of this vacuum cleaner.


Two Dyson DC55 owners wrote that the product was strong and durable. Rebecca mentioned on Amazon “Awesome hoover! I researched vacuums for ages, I have a dog, 2 mucky children and needed something robust to pick up hair, food etc”.

Easy to Use

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Dyson DC55 was easy to use. Customer said on Amazon “It has an easy to use switch to stop the brush rotating when moving from carpet to floor” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Last year Book Mad Me wrote in their Dyson DC55 review on Amazon “Not worth the money and so hard to use and clean”.

One Dyson DC55 owner wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble. Zen_sunrise mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It was very easy to put together (instruction sheet came with it” and gave it a rating of 9 stars.

One person who purchased the Dyson DC55 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Poor Design

One Dyson DC55 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was not well designed. Jenny Webster wrote last year “Whether a design fault or a fault specific to this model” in her review of the Dyson DC55.

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four Dyson DC55 reviewers thought it was heavy and bulky. Jenny Webster mentioned in her review of the Dyson DC55 “The attachment arm, meant to slide out and fit back into position easily, is temperamental at best and often needs heavy handling to ram it back into place”. Two years ago Zen_sunrise said on Amazon “I am pleased with this one and the only downside for me is that it is still really heavy (probably slightly lighter) than my previous model” in their review of the Dyson DC55. Customer mentioned “I do not find the 'Ball Technology' is easy to manoeuvre and is heavy to use” and scored the product 6 stars.

One person who reviewed the product said that it was a good size. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I live in a good size three bed house with a large conservatory”.

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At 7.7 kilograms, the Dyson DC55 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other vacuums that are a comparable age to this vacuum cleaner. The lightest vacuum that has been on the market for around the same time as this vacuum is 5g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg.

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Good Suction

Three customers wrote that the Dyson DC55 had good suction. Jenny Webster mentioned “Sadly not enough to compensate for the dreadful suction in the floor-cleaning upright position” in her review of the Dyson DC55. Jenny Webster also said “The best function is the suction on the attachment arm for overhead cleaning” in her review.

Easy to Empty

One Dyson DC55 reviewer who bought the Dyson DC55 considered that it was easy to empty.

Good Brush

One Dyson DC55 reviewer said that it had a good brush.


Good Technical Guidance

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance.


A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is typical of many comparable spec vacuums that are a similar age to it.

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A Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

The Dyson DC55 has an A carpet cleaning performance class which is better than the B carpet cleaning performance class found on most vacuums of a similar spec and age to it.

An A carpet cleaning performance class is actually the best carpet cleaning performance class amongst all vacuums that have been available for a comparable time to this vacuum.

The worst carpet cleaning performance class amongst similar types of vacuum cleaner is G.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Dyson released the DC55.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dyson dc55totalclean, dyson n119494w
Barcodes 05025155020722

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