Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner


Avg. consumer rating = 92/100 

Make no mistake about it, this is an expensive machine -– presently about 400USD at Amazon -  however the reviews indicate that you get what you pay for.  This unit gets very good ratings/reviews and there were over 190 that we found.  This is a pretty solid sample size so clearly consumers that purchased this product (regardless of its cost) feel that it was worth the money and does what it was designed to do.

Features & Information
The Dyson form of “locomotion’ is quite unique and it is said that the vacuum cleaner can easily change direction with a simple turn of the wrist.  Dyson call this Ball™ technology and the vacuum essentially sits on a ball (it is the only rolling surface that touches the ground during operation) and can therefore be manuevered quite easily – the 11 amp motor is also inside the ball ensuring a low center of gravity.  To get an idea how this works check out the Dyson Ball Technology video at the top of our Vacuum Videos page.

The Dyson DC25 vacuum cleaner uses Root Cyclone technology that, according to Dyson, ensures that the vacuum cleaner doesn’t lose suction (Dyson proves no loss of suction using the IEC 60312 Cl 2.9 test standard).  Cyclonic suction involves spinning air at very high speed to throw dirt and dust out of the airflow and into the collection bin.  This technology does not require bags or filters.  TheDC25 has 220 air watts of suction power.

The Dyson DC25 uses a HEPA filter.  What exactly is a HEPA filter?  A HEPA filter (high efficiency particulate air) is a high-efficiency air filter that is capable of removing at least 99.97 percent of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers or larger.  These filters are used for many applications in the nuclear and biomedical industries but have more recently found a home in the newer vacuum cleaner models.  They are especially helpful to those suffering from asthma and allergies.  Actually all Dyson uprights are certified asthma friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the HEPA filter used by Dyson is washable and designed to last the lifetime of the vacuum.  You may want to check our online shop for bestselling Dyson accessories.

As the name states, the Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors is good for both hard surfaces and carpet.  It has a motorized brushbar that can be turned on or off depending on the surface you are cleaning.  Other features include a telescope reach wand, which provides up to 16 ft of reach for stairs, drapes, upholstery, etc. The clear plastic dirt container has a capacity of 0.31 gallons and empties from the bottom (this configuration apparently minimizes risk of contact with the dust and dirt). The power cord is 24.6 feet long, the DC25 dimensions (HxWxD) are 42.4 x 15.4 x 12.2 inches, and the vacuum weighs-in at just over 16 pounds.  A combination tool and a stair tool are also provided (the Dyson Soft Dusting Brush is a popular attachment one can buy separately - it is for cleaning delicaite surfaces and is shown to the right in purple).  The Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors comes with a respectable 5 Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty and a 7-day/week manufacturer's helpline for product support.

Consumers like this vacuum.  A compilation of reviews and ratings from several sources is shown below: 

 Source  Consumer Rating  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.58 stars out of 5  151
 Walmart  4.68 stars out of 5  19
 Epinions  4.5 stars out of 5  15
 Ciao  4.5 stars out of 5  7

A review of consumer comments also indicates the following common DC25 likes and dislikes:

- Very good suction
- Does a great cleaning job
- Lightweight and very easy to turn (folks like the ball technology a lot)
- Very easy to assemble
- Lifetime washable filters save money
- Worth every penny (as it is costly)
- Extendable hose is a great tool
- Fairly quiet
- Good warranty

- A wider stair attachment tool would be helpful
- Sometimes some dirt stays attached to inner walls of bin when emptying
- Some indications that it is hard to move back and forth on carpet
- A few comments that people would like a longer power cord
- Some folks would like a larger dirt container
- Extendable hose can be a bit stiff




0 # Jody 2017-12-29 15:24
I must of bought a dud. I own the DC17 and the DC25 IMO there is no comparison. The DC25 suction is terrible on mine. Its hard to stand up and well I really don't like anything about it. I love my DC17 but sadly after 12 years she finally bit the dust. She was the best vacuum I have ever owned. I had to replace a few parts such as the hose and canister over the years but it was worth it to me.
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0 # RJ 2012-11-11 08:26
The vacuum is great, BUT if the plastic parts break, the replacement cost is as expensive as buying a new one. We bought two and they work very well as far as picking up dirt, etc. but the plastic \"cap or lid\" at the bottom of the canister broke. One cannot just get a replacement \'cap or lid\", you have to buy a complete canister.
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+1 # Loretta 2010-04-20 20:10
I have been saving and saving to buy a Dyson 25 and purchased it tonight. It is worth every penny. It has unbelievable power and my carpet has never looked so good. It\'s easy to use and the design is so well thought out. I would definitely recommend this vacuum.
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0 # Justin 2009-12-17 10:15
I just bought this vacuum and I love it now I vacuum alot now maybe to much but like alot of other people I have allergies and this vacuum is one of the keys to me not having allergy attacks! It was worth every penny and I do tell my friends to invest in one.
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0 # cindy 2009-12-06 15:18
I bought a Dyson 25 animal because I have bad allergies. Oh my gosh!! I had just vacuumed with the old vacuum, and then I used the Dyson. Not only did it clean efficiently, I couldn\'t believe the amount of dirt and carpet fiber it picked up. I have two levels and I had to empty it in between the two. No wonder I couldn\'t breathe! What a difference in getting a quality machine.
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