Product Review: Dyson DC14 All Floors Vacuum
I purchased my Dyson DC14 All Floor vacuum cleaner, or “cleaning system” as it’s sometimes referred to, because I was tired of my other vacuum cleaner not doing a thorough job of picking up dog hair from my St. Bernard and Newfoundland. They shed so much, and especially in the spring and fall. The Dyson DC14 All Floor is not cheap. I got mine for $499.00. Putting the price aside, my Dyson DC14 is the most powerful vacuum I have ever used. It sucks up the pet hair like nobody’s business. It has a long telescopic wand that I attach the crevice tool to that allows me to get into the corners and do a good job around the baseboards. The vacuum itself state that the “wand instantly releases and expands for easy stair cleaning.” This is true. It makes cleaning the stairs easy.
The Dyson DC14 All Floor is a bagless vacuum cleaner. The only drawback with this, is that when I empty the cannister, the dust and dander have a tendancy to escape into the air. This is why I take my Dyson DC14 All Floor outside when it comes time to empty it. It’s true that I save money on vacuum cleaner bags, but it’s still kind of messy.
The root cyclone technology truly makes this machine very powerful indeed. “The first vacuum cleaner that never loses suction.” I have owned my Dyson for a couple years now and it works just as well today, as it did when it was brand new. It is lightweight and maneuvers well, but it is not self-propelled, so you do have to push it a bit although the bosch staubsauger , a german model, has proved its mettle to give others a run for their money.
I use my Dyson DC14 All Floor vacuum cleaner to clean my furniture as well. It quickly and effectively picks up hair on the upholstery and gives it a fresh look when I use the upholstery brush attachment.
On a less positive note, the beater brush, as it’s called, (I call it a roller), gets thick with dog hair and is difficult for me to remove. Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s easy for me to take a small pair of sharp scissors and cut most of the hair off of the beater brush, but to really make it spin, you have to totally remove it, clean it, and then put it back on. This can be rather challenging because the beater brush, aka roller, has to go under the belt that doesn’t have a lot of “give” to it. But after a little fooling around with it, I can get it back together and working like new again. I also use my Dyson DC14 All Floor to clean my hardwood floors too, and it does a great job. The telescopic wand works like gang busters on the hardwood floors. I have never had any trouble with my Dyson DC14 All Floor vacuum cleaner. It’s powerful suction vacuums like crazy.
Another nice feature is that there is a toll free phone number listed on the actual Dyson DC14 All Floor itself if you have any questions. It says they are open 7 days a week. You can always go to Dyson’s website, www.dyson.com if you have any questions. The website address is also listed on the vacuum.
I highly recommend the Dyson DC14 All Floor vacuum cleaner for anyone who has pets or simply wants a very powerful, well constructed vacuum cleaner.