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Dyson DC 31

Dyson DC 31
alaScore 82

571 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 571 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the value for money.

usability, design, size, reliability

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Dyson DC 31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Handheld Sucker Blows Competition Away


Dyson's vacs are the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever did suck. And we mean that in a good way. Meet the debris-gobbling DC31 wonder vacuum.

Sucks like it means it. Accidentally swallowed wedding rings are easy to retrieve from crystal-clear debris chamber. Retractable dust-brush head for when you want to hit the crevices

Big, unwieldy, and weighs in at a wrist-tiring three pounds. Priced higher than many full-size upright vacuums. No wall-mount dock for charging/putting on display

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Dyson DC31 Vacuum Review


The Dyson DC31 Handheld vacuum is widely available but consumer reviews and ratings at this time are sparse. Having said that, those that can be found are not too bad. It seems the DC31 is an improvement over the DC16, Dyson's first handheld attempt.

Charge lasts longer than 10 minutes because only “on” when trigger squeezed ; The “low” power setting is sufficient for most vacuuming ; Very light ; Good for stairs and automobiles

Only 10 minutes of power ; Loud ; Expensive ; Not good with a lot of fine powders as these quickly clog the filters

Vacuum VideoCheck out this great Dyson DC31 Video to see how the vacuum is put together and to watch it work. It is a little bit of a commercial but still very good for getting an idea how this handheld looks and works.

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Dyson DC31 Animal Handheld Vacuum Review


The Dyson DC31 Animal could be considered the handheld version of the Dyson upright and canister vacuums. It too has the root technology that its other siblings have, along with powerful suction, and sensitivity to allergens too. I have used many a...

Really Powerful suction. Relatively quiet operation. Ergonomic design. Easy to empty clear bin

Even though the design is actually very ergonomic, some may find the handle awkward. Would have liked the battery to have lasted longer

Overall I enjoyed my experience with the Animal DC31. It is certainly the most unique handheld vacuum I have ever used and I appreciate that Dyson’s Root Cyclone technology was applied to this smaller device. The price tag certainly stings when you can...


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Dyson DC31 Handheld 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 DC 31


alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Dyson DC 31 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Vacuums on

usability, design, size, reliability

value for money

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dyson DC31 Handheld Vacuum CleanerDyson DC31 Handheld Animal Vacuum CleanerDyson 91304901 Handheld Tool Kit for DC31 Handheld Vacuums

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Dyson Animal hand held vac


Have not received this item, had to send the first one back ; wrong model and was 100.00 less than what I paid for it. Customer service had I response the day I called, and am waiting for these to come in so they may send me the correct model. Monica...

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Powerful Hand Vac!


Very powerful vac! Can pickup dirt and pet hair like nothing else. Only drawback is the lack of a wall mount.

Easy To Empty","Easy to Use","Efficient","Lightweight

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compact and powerful


We have a HUGE dog that sheds. We can never keep the house clean of fur balls (especially on hardwood and stairs!). I've used this item everyday since we bought it. A quick run around the house and the fur balls are gone! Only con? It has a blower that...

Easy To Empty","Easy to Use","Efficient","Lightweight","Powerful/Good Suction

Blows dust around

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Great mini-Dyson


This mini-Dyson has great suction and good battery life.

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Do not recommend because of poor construction


I have 2 of these. One of them is fine after several years of use. The other is completely useless. I had purchased 2 because they were on sale, and the first one was amazing. I went back the same day purchased the second one and stacked it in my...