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Dyson DC18

Dyson DC18
alaScore 82

1038 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1038 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Dyson DC18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1038 reviews)

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Pet Owners, the Animal Vac Is Man's Second-Best Fr...


For pet owners, the Animal is man's second-best friend. This sucker picked up an astonishing amount of fur from rugs that looked fairly clean at the outset,

Brush bars are accessible without tools. The 17-foot hose with mini brush bar allows for remote cleaning without lugging the whole rig around

Power button easily confused with the canister release. Entire cord must be unwound to use the wand

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Dyson DC28 Animal Upright / Bagless / Silver-Purple


A high price tag for a vacuum, but it provides a lot of performance for the money

Strong performance on all surfaces; Simple and straightforward to use

Very noisy and energy hungry; One of the most expensive we’ve seen

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Dyson DC28 Animal Review


The Dyson DC28 Animal is another Dyson machine made for households with pets. On average it gets very good consumer ratings. There are occasional grumblings – mostly related to the machines weight, but consumers are generally thrilled with this unit’s...

Very powerful suction- Four push-button height settings- Good at vacuuming up pet hair- Washable HEPA filter (easy to wash and re-insert)- Dirt canister is easy to empty- Good on both carpet and bare floors- Long 35 foot power cord

Heavy- Expensive- Can be hard to maneuver for some- Only room for 2 tools in on board tool storage

Consumer ratings for the Dyson DC28 Animal are provided in the table below and indicate, for the most part, significant satisfaction with the machine. In this case the outlier seems to be Amazon where reviews are a little lower than the average.


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Dyson DC18 Slim All-Floors Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review


The Dyson DC18 is a bagless, upright, HEPA vacuum cleaner. It is Dyson’s lightweight upright, weighing in at 6.7 kg (about 14.7lbs). It has most of the same features as Dyson’s heavier uprights and still delivers 200 air watts of suction power. It gets...

Very powerful- Lightweight- Dust container is easy to empty- Washable filters- Very good warranty- Small & maneuverable

No retractable cord- Dust container is a little small- Loud (a few comments on this)- Expensive- Power cord is short- Picture book manual – not well documented- Attachments of limited quality

Interestingly there are a few areas regarding the Dyson DC18 where consumers seem to disagree. The weight of the vacuum (is it heavy or light) and the maneuverability of the machine. With respect to the weight of the DC18 some folks feel it is very...

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Dyson DC28 Animal


If you love pets, but are unhappy with an endless coating of messy pet hair on your clothes, carpets, furniture, draperies and the inside of your car, the Dyson DC28 Animal is designed with you in mind. Not only will this zap that annoying pet hair,...

This powerful bagless vacuum is especially good for picking up pet hair

This does not have the trademark Dyson ball for maneuverability

This vacuum provides great suction power, a HEPA filter and 16-foot telescopic wand.

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Dyson DC28 Animal Vacuum


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Amazon review summary for Dyson DC18


alaTest has collected and analyzed 830 user reviews of Dyson DC18 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Vacuums on

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dyson DC28 AnimalDyson DC18 Slim All-Floors Cyclone Upright Vacuum CleanerDyson Dc18 Hepa Filter

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It's worth every penny! I owned mine for three years now, To clean it, use warm water and air dry..make sure its dry before using again.

picks up everything thing! long/short pet hair, Christmas garland, even some stains when vacuum daily


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Works well, some issues....


I called Cust. support and they walked me through releasing the base (use a butter knife). Then they set me up a repair ticket (20 mi. to the nearest repair center) for the bulb. Will see how long the new one lasts (umm... LED anyone?). I have mostly...

Excellent suction, picks up everything on the floor (pet hair, dander, etc.). Adequate set of accessories. Good price (NewEgg Black November 20% Discount)

DO NOT plug it in with the power switch on! FIRST TIME I used it, I accidentally pressed the power button while relocating, plugged it in, power indicator bulb burned out (surge). This is also part of the "blockage" warning system (light flashes)....

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U think ur floors are clean.. no


I vaccumed my living room with my old vaccum before i went over it with this one and this dyson filled the container like 3 times right aftrer i had vaccumed.. i dont have any pets which this is for but i mainly got it cuz it was the newest model and...

Awesome suction power ; Awesome looking ; Lifetime everything ; Wow idk what to say about this vaccum except i love it this thing picks up stuff off the floor u would have never know was there very easy to put together hand tools are awesome its a...

Price ; Weight.. it wasnt a big deal to me but it weighs 30 pounds so for some it could be

Product Specifications

Slim / Light / Easy to maneuver / Bagless / Root Cyclone System / Telescoping Reach Wand / 5-Year Warranty Clean Exhaust - Air expelled from a Dyson has up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than the air you breathe. Quick-Draw Telescope Reach - Extends instantly for stair and high reach cleaning. Hygienic Bin Emptying - No need to touch the dust, just push the button. HEPA Filter - Approved for allergy sufferers by the British Allergy Foundation Unit Dimensions H 43.7 x W 12.1 x D16.34 (HxWxD); Weight 15.8 lbs