Avg. consumer rating = 82/100
The DC24 Ball vacuum cleaner is another upright "Ball" vacuum cleaner from Dyson. Based on the unique Ball technology this vacuum is likely to be popular among those looking for a lightweight, compact cleaning machine. It will be available in the U.K. after 20 February 2008 and after 10 March in the US. Be sure to check Dyson's website for the exact date it will ship. They are taking pre-orders at this time...
Could this be best vacuum cleaner ever by Dyson? The DC24 comes with Dysons patented ball technology and it includes all of the following features: a motorised brushbar, washable HEPA filter, clear bin, auto height adjuster, and a combination accessory tool. It is suitable for all types of floors, from hard surfaces like tile and wood, to carpets and rugs. It also has attachment tools for cleaning upholstery and draperies.
The Dyson DC24 Ball is a fairly powerful machine and has a 6.5 amp motor. The 6.1 meter cord allows for easy travel from room to room without unplugging. It is lightweight, weighing just over 5 kg. This should allow one to carry the vacuum cleaner comfortably to multiple levels of a home.
Filters & Bags
If you are an allergy sufferer you may wish to seriously consider a Dyson. The Dyson DC24 Ball is approved by the British Allergy Foundation. It features clean air exhaust so that virtually all allergens are removed from the environment. Many other vacuums expel the debris that is not trapped by the filter back into the room. In a sense, you are just blowing the dust around instead of removing it. The Dyson lifetime washable HEPA filter keeps the dirt where it belongs, off of your floors and in the vacuum.
What do all of there features really mean to you, the consumer? A HEPA filter traps particles down to at least .03microns in size. Dust, pollen, dust mites, mould spores and other bacteria are all captured in this type of filter. Many people have reactions to dust mites. Not only are they a respiratory allergen, they can also cause contact dermatitis, resulting in itching and irritated skin. Removing the dust mite allergens from a household benefits everyone. Additionally, it is stated that heating and air conditioning units will run more efficiently and carpets will last longer with this type of technology.
The DC24 is a bagless vacuum. Many other styles of vacuums have bags. Bags can become overfilled resulting in a decrease in vacuum suction. In addition, bags require constant replacing. Bagless technology removes the added expense of messy papers bags. The Dyson DC24 is easy and sanitary to empty. Never having to replace bags (or filters) likely saves one a significant amount of money over the life of a vacuum cleaner.
What are Consumers Saying?
|Amazon||4 stars out of 5||81|
|Walmart||4.5 stars out of 5||30|
|Viewpoints||5 stars out of 5||2|
|Epinions||3.5 stars out of 5||8|
The Ball Technology
If you are unfamiliar with Dysons patented ball technology you may be surprised by this innovative approach to vauum cleaner locomotion. Instead of a vacuum that travels on wheels, the Dyson Ball vacuums literally spin around on a ball, thus enabling tight turns and great manoeuvrability. This approach is said to make cleaning in cramped spaces and around furniture much simpler. The Ball technology also makes the Dyson easy on wood floors that can be scratched by hard plastic or metal vacuum wheels.
If you order direct from Dyson Online you can expect to pay about $450 including delivery for the DC24. You will receive a 5 year guarantee on parts and labour and the free pickup and recycling of your old vacuum. Dyson claims that it has experts available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and help you with problems. Dyson Online also has authentic Dyson parts and accessories available for you to purchase. Prices at Amazon are similar if not cheaper.
Dyson Vacuum Videos
We have a number of good Dyson vacuum videos on our vacuum videos page.