Sucking It Up With The Dyson DC25!


And now for something completely different.  I do write tech reviews from time to time, but this is probably my first home appliance (I could look up if I have done others, but I don’t want to).  I give you the Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner (a nice short name).  Mrs. Shmee and I have always used midrange to cheap vacuum cleaners in the past, but with the arrival of Little Shmee we decided we needed something a little bit better, and something that worked well in the kitchen.  Then had the Dyson DC25 refurbished and on sale.  It was meant to be, and it is a big improvement.

First off it is way quieter and lighter than our previous machine.  It was so quiet I was almost worried that it wasn’t actually working, but low and behold it was, and it was picking up stuff that the other vacuum had left behind.  It was kind of amazing and gross to watch it all get pulled in to the clear waste area.  On the subject of the waste bin, it has a handy little button that drops a trap door at the bottom, so the dirt falls directly in to the trash.  That way I don’t pour it all over the place.  A fun little improvement.

I was skeptical about the ball.  It seemed like it would be more of a marketing trick than something that mattered all that much, but it does make the Dyson DC25 much more maneuverable.  It is not a big thing since the vacuum is pretty light, but it is enough of a change that I noticed the difference as soon as I made my first turn.  Like the trap door it is a little thing, but still better.

There are a couple of downsides to this vacuum: Its hose is short, so you have to keep the vacuum base right next to you at all times.  It can get a little awkward to handle.  I have not noticed a way to raise and lower the front of it, so if you have deep carpets you may have to get a different model.  By different, I mean more expensive. or would be your best options to save some cash.

The Dyson DC25 is not the prefect vacuum, but it is a very good one, and it is way better than what we had before.  It has good suction on flat floors and carpet, and it maneuvers well.  If you can live with a short hose and don’t have shag carpet, I think this will work well for you.  The Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner was definitely a step up for us.