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As the owner of Vacuum-Direct, my view of the Dyson Vacuum line comes from nearly 12 years of experience using and cleaning with a Dyson, showroom use, operating nearly every Dyson vacuum model made, along with customer discussion and feedback. Running a family owned business, I find customer satisfaction the primary drive for the products we sell.

My first experience with a Dyson was a DC07 vacuum that arrived at our shop after it fell out the back of a pick-up. The vacuum sustained very minimal damage considering the impact and circumstances. We quickly determined which parts were needed and contacted Dyson. We received the parts quickly, with no charge. Upon servicing the vacuum we recognized how well it was built and the quality of the parts. Once the repair was complete, we tested in our showroom and immediately fell in love with the Dyson's ability to clean. I will never forget watching the amount of dirt and debris collecting in the vacuums clear bin in a very short time. Soon after, we became a Dyson Dealer, and have never looked back.

If it helps, I have included a brief summary below of each vacuum in the Dyson vacuum model line. Below the individual vacuum information is further explanation as to why I favor specific Dyson models over others.

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Dyson Canister Vacuums

Dyson Handhelds


Dyson DC50 Animal Vacuum

 

Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson's latest upright vacuum cleaner with the new 2 Tier Radial Cyclones. This compact vacuum uses Dyson's latest ball technology, which makes maneuverability of this vacuum easier than ever. The DC50 has a motor driven brushbar, and weighs only 11.8 pounds, Dyson's lightest upright yet.

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Dyson DC47 Animal Vacuum

 

Dyson DC47 Canister Vacuum

The DC44 is Dyson's latest Canister vacuum that features Dyson's new 2 Tier Radial Cyclone technology. The canister incorporates the ball shape that allows for easy movements and provides a central steering mechanism that guarantees tighter angling and cuts down on awkward movements found in other canister designs. 

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Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum

 

Dyson DC44 Handheld Vacuum

This handheld is great for all around pickup. We highly recommend this cordless vac to consumers with kids and pets. This model is supremely balanced, lighter than the DC35 and also offers an increased run time. This is a versatile handheld that is sure to please. 

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Dyson DC41 Animal Complete

 

Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Vacuum

The DC41 Animal Complete is the same vacuum as the DC41 Animal but comes in a different color and and offers more attachments, plus a new tool designed specifically for animal owners. The Tangle-free Turbine tool is the only pet hair removal tool that does not tangle as it removes hair and the flexible head and articulating base plate guarantee constant contact with upholstered surfaces even if the surface is uneven. Also included with this vacuum is the multi angle dust brush, stiff bristle brush, soft dusting brush, combination tool, stair tool and the Dyson Zorb carpet powder.

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Dyson DC41 Animal vacuum

 

Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum

The DC41 Animal is the latest edition in the great line-up of Dyson upright vacuums. The DC41 offers revamped cyclone technology which makes the DC41 the most powerful Dyson as far as suction is concerned. The animal includes the self-adjusting cleaner head for maintaining constant contact with all floor types in addition to the mini turbine head attachment for easily removing pet hair from upholstered surfaces and stairs. For pet owners looking for the best in Dyson upright technology, look no further than the DC41 Animal.

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Dyson DC40 Multi Floor Vacuum

Dyson DC40 MultiFloor Upright Vacuum

The DC40 shares some similarities with the DC28 and the DC25. This model includes the Dyson Active Base Plate technology which ensures constant contact with all floor surfaces, similar to the airmuscle technology found in the DC28. Overall, though, this vacuum is an updated version of the DC25, one of our all-time favorite Dysons. Just like the DC25, the DC40 uses the Ball technology for excellent maneuverability and a motorized brushbar for deep cleaning of carpets.

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Dyson DC39 Multi Floor Vacuum

Dyson DC39 MultiFloor Canister Vacuum

The DC39 MultiFloor is similar to the animal but does not include the attachments that homes with pets require. Like the animal, the multi floor version offers excellent mobility with the Ball technology while being lightweight and much quieter than any previous Dyson canister. This model is great for all floor types.

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Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum

Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum

The DC39 Animal canister vacuum is the first canister to utilize Dyson’s famous Ball technology. With this technology in place, this compact canister vacuum offers unbeatable mobility and never hangs on obstacles. The animal version includes the perfect tools for homes with pets including the popular mini turbine head attachment to deep clean upholstered furniture and stairs.

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Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Handheld Vacuum

Dyson DC35 MultiFloor Handheld

(no longer available)

If you find yourself needing to quickly pick up pet hair, grass, or other debris particles on a daily basis, the Dyson DC35 is a perfect fit for you. Also referred to as the DC35 Digital Slim vacuum, this handheld is designed to clean multiple floor types including carpet, ceramic, vinyl, and wood. With a detachable long-reach wand and motorized cleaner head, a new generation of handhelds has been born. This has taken over as my favorite handheld, as it doubles as a stick vac as well. I've retired the DC16 since we got these in.

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Dyson DC34 Handheld Vacuum

Dyson DC34 Handheld Vacuum

The DC34 is the lightest handheld made by Dyson, weighing in under 3 pounds. Like the DC35 and DC44 it also utilizes the Dyson digital motor for efficient, powerful cleaning. If you are looking for features, we like the DC44, but you can’t beat the price and weight of the DC34.

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Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Vacuum

Dyson DC33 MultiFloor Upright Vacuum

The Dyson DC33 vacuum is an excellent introductory model for anyone. Designed to replace the DC14 model, the DC33 is packaged at an affordable price and is an ideal choice for allergy and asthma sufferers. The DC33 comes with Dyson's new combination tool (crevice and dust tool in one) and a stair cleaning tool.

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Dyson DC31 Hanheld

Dyson DC31 Handheld
(no longer available)

The Dyson DC31 Handheld vacuum is no longer available for purchase, but was a big hit in the U.S. The predecessor to the DC35, the DC31 was powerful and convenient, but lacked versatility, and was not different enough from the DC16 to stay in the current lineup of Dyson vacuums. If you are interested in a handheld, consider the new Dyson DC58.

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Dyson DC28 Vacuum

Dyson DC28 Airmuscle Animal Upright Vacuum

Your first question may be what is the Airmuscle Technology used in the DC28? In simple terms, the technology helps keep optimal pressure between floor and vacuum head to prevent suctions loss. This is accomplished with a pneumatic actuator that works off pressure from the vacuum motor on medium and deep pile carpet settings.

The technology also includes a cam system that allows for the brushbar bristles to sweep deep into the carpet to ensure a thorough cleaning. Although the DC28 model does not include Ball technology, it does offer a new technology that ensures truly deep cleaning. When compared to the DC25, we can assure that customers will be pleased with the cleaning power of both models.

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Dyson DC26 Multi Floor

Dyson DC26 MultiFloor Canister Vacuum

The Dyson DC26 entered the Dyson family of canister vacuums for individuals living in smaller spaces. The DC26 is sometimes referred to as the Dyson "DC26 City" because dwellers of city spaces typically have less storage space, and this canister packs up small to fit in tiny spaces. The DC26 is also perfect if you desire a second vacuum upstairs, need a vacuum for dorm, or desire a canister for an RV.

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Dyson DC25 Multifloor

Dyson DC25 MultiFloor Upright Vacuum
(no longer available)

I must say this is presently my overall favorite Dyson model. Dyson engineers have taken the best of every model and formed a nearly perfect vacuum model. Smaller, lighter, yet just as powerful as the largest Dyson model. Offering overall great cleaning ability on all floor types, this vacuum can fit nearly every floor cleaning need.

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Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum

DC24 Animal Upright Vacuum

The DC24 Animal vacuum is similar to the multi floor model but includes extra accessories that excel at removing pet hair from upholstered furniture and stairs. This vacuum is the lightest upright machine designed for homes with pets while also being the most compact Dyson upright, allowing for great storage in smaller spaces.

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Dyson DC24 Multi Floor

Dyson DC24 MultiFloor Upright Vacuum

Small, agile, lightweight, and made to fill niche cleaning. If you require a vacuum for a cottage, small apartment, RV, motor home, or other small areas, its a cleaning mighty mouse. Great for all floor types.

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Dyson DC23 Turbinehead

Dyson DC23 Turbinehead Canister Vacuum

The Turbinehead was released along with the DC23 Motorhead. The main difference between the two vacuums: The Turbinehead does not have a motor driven brushbar, it is driven by the vacuum airflow. Therefore, the Turbinehead is better suited for hard floor surfaces and low cut or tight loop berber carpets.

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Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vacuum

Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vacuum

The DC23 Animal canister vacuum is a full sized model designed for cleaning homes where pets are present. The DC23 offers the mini turbine head attachment which removes pet hair from upholstered furniture, stairs and tight spaces. The DC23 Animal also includes a lifetime HEPA filter, another plus for homes with pet hair and dander.

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Dyson DC23 Motorhead Canister

Dyson DC23 Motorhead Canister Vacuum
(no longer available)

This is the replacement for the DC21 model and was introduced to the US market before the DC22. Full size canister with motor driven brushbar. If you are looking for a full size canister with ultimate suction and deep carpet cleaning, this is the one for you. FYI: It also includes a hard floor tool not found in the DC23 Turbinehead.

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Dyson DC22 Turbinehead Vacuum

Dyson DC22 Turbinehead Canister Vacuum

Same new brushless motor technology as found in the DC22 Motorhead. However, the Turbinehead does not offer the bare floor tool or motorized brushbar. The brushbar is driven by the airflow from the vacuum. Therefore, the Turbinehead is best suited for hard floor surfaces, low cut or tight nap berber carpets. The DC22 does offer 10 additional Airwatts of power over the DC23 models, along with being smaller and lighter.

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Dyson DC22 Motorhead

Dyson DC22 Motorhead Vacuum
(no longer available)

 The DC22 models are the first to include Dysons new brushless motor technology. The motor is smaller and more efficient. Therefore, the DC22 models are smaller and lighter than the DC23. The DC22 models also offer 10 more Airwatts of suction power over the DC23 models. The Motorhead model is equipped with a motor driven brushbar and additional hard floor tool not found in the Turbinehead version. To summarize: The DC22s are smaller, lighter, and more powerful!

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Dyson DC21 Canister Vacuum

Dyson DC21 Canister Vacuum
(no longer available)

If you prefer a canister with Dyson’s patented power and cyclonic cleaning ability, you cant go wrong. The power brush head is easy to move from area to area and a bonus for stair cleaning. With Dyson’s 5 year warranty, its hard to beat.

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Dyson DC18 Vacuum

Dyson DC18 Upright Vacuum
(no longer available)

Presently, this model is a great buy, but is being phased out by Dyson. This is a good overall performer on nearly any floor type, but has slightly less suction ability the larger models, such as the DC15, DC25 & DC40. However, when compared to most big box store vacuums, it clearly outperforms and out cleans hands-down. The unit also sells with a full 5 year Dyson warranty (like all Dyson upright & canister vacuums).

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Dyson DC17 Vacuum Cleaner

DC17 All Floors Upright Vacuum
(no longer available) 

This vacuum goes back to a two rear wheel design (no ball). The DC17 vacuum performs well on short cut loops, short piles, and berber carpets. You may wish to consider the DC15 or DC25 if you have deep or shag carpets. Also, the vacuum bed on the DC17 sits fairly close to the floor, which is great for suction, but you may find it difficult to pick-up large debris (like lar

ge bagel crumbs) from hard floor surfaces.

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Dyson DC16 Vacuum

Dyson DC16 Handheld 
(no longer available)

I must say we use this in our home nearly everyday. With a 2 year old, 1 dog, and 1 cat, we have multiple needs everyday. Seriously, until you have one, you do not realize how needed it really is. The unit runs for approx. 4 to 5 minutes continuously on a single charge. However, I find you can actually clean for 10 minutes from room to room, as you do not need it powered on the whole time. Great for picking-up bugs, pet hair, cereal, crumbs, dirt and so on.

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Dyson DC15 Vacuum

DC15 All Floors Upright Vacuum
(no longer available)

The first Dyson vacuum with the ball design. This vacuum differs entirely from the DC14 and DC07, with exception of the cyclone technology. This model uses two motors, versus one in the DC07 and DC14. One large motor creates suction, while one smaller motor powers the brush bar. We feel the DC15 offers better performance across a wider range of floor types than any other Dyson vacuum, except the DC25 or DC41.

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Dyson DC14 Vacuum

DC14 Animal or All Floors Upright Vacuum
(no longer available)

This vacuum has several upgrades over the DC07; including an improved handle design that pulls out quickly to a telescope wand. The cyclone head was also redesigned for more efficient operation. There are also several other small improvements too numerous to mention.

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Dyson DC07 Vacuum

DC07 All Floors Upright Vacuum     
(no longer available)

Dyson’s first vacuum introduced into the US market. Great basic model and quite a performer for basic floor cleaning needs. This vacuum is being phased out by Dyson, but still sells with a 5 year warranty.

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From the age of 20, I typically bought a $125.00 vacuum that would last a year or two, then buy another, repeating the process. It always seemed that some cheap plastic part would break, or the unit would simply lose suction. Worse, these cheap vacuums would kick-out dust everywhere. Therefore, I appreciate the fact that the Dyson we use at home is nearly 7 years old and still looks and operates like new. I will never miss the days of the smelly, dusty vacuums that end up being nothing but landfill in two years or less. For this reason, I do consider the Dyson a Green product.  

Many customers ask; which is your favorite model. This brings up the point that we use a DC14 Animal at home. However, this is not to say that the DC14 vacuum is our favorite Dyson, we simply have no reason to move into a new Dyson model. We use a Dyson DC28 in our showroom for regular cleaning. I do favor the DC28 over the DC14 vacuum. From experience, the DC28 handles a wider range of floor types and offers a switch to turn off the brush bar within a finger reach. Dyson equipped the DC28 with two motors, one for suction and one for the brush bar. This allows the vacuum suction to be constant. It is also equipped with Dyson's new Airmuscle Technology that reduces suction loss and ensures the brushroll deep cleans carpet fibers.  

Beyond the DC14 & DC28 models, Dyson offers several other canister and upright vacuum models with updates and improvements over an already great design. You may notice that the higher the model number, the newer the model. Presently, the DC41 is the newest Dyson model. The first mass marketed Dyson vacuum in the USA was the DC07 Upright, then followed by the DC14 Upright, DC15 Ball Upright, DC16 Handheld, DC17 Upright, DC18 Slim Upright, DC21 Canister vacuum, DC22 Turbine Head & Motorhead Canisters with Dyson's new Digital Motor Technology, DC23 Turbinehead & Motorhead Canisters, DC24 Lightweight upright, DC25 Ball Upright, the DC28 upright vacuum with Airmuscle Technology, DC33 Upright, and now the DC41 Animal upright vacuum.

Out of the current Dyson vacuum line-up, I favor the Dyson DC41 vacuum for overall design and performance and Ball Technology. However, the DC28 model truly ties as a favorite with superior Airmuscle cleaning technology, but does not offer the Dyson Ball Technology. The DC41 also offers many small improvements over  earlier Ball models, which includes a full size clean width and power. The fully motorized brush bar works well across all carpet types, and the on/off switch allows the user to turn off the brush roll on hard floor surfaces. The vacuum also offers parking improvements over the DC25 and DC15, plus a reduction in the size of the ball. The DC41 is a happy medium that seems to be a great hit among users. We have had nothing but positive feedback on this vacuum. We would be happy to answer any questions if you call our toll free number. Many opinions have been formed by customer feedback and personal use. We hope you find our Dyson vacuum review helpful in your search for the perfect Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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