Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 104
Rated 4 out of 5 by SJASLN DC 40 Multi Floor Cleaner
This was bought to replace a DC06 which had finally given up after many years of faithful service. This new machine is obviously constructed using much lighter materials which has its benefits but am not totally convinced that it will stand the test of time as our previous model. The plastics seem quite brittle and am sure will be subject to breakages. Suction and picking up properties are no better than the old model but they were exceptionally good in any case. First impressions are relatively good but as mentioned it remains to be seen what will be the longevity of this model which is a fairly expensive cleaner. I hope to be pleasantly suprised
25 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Primrose Our last two vacuums have been Dyson that have lasted years and I have been really pleased with them. Unfortunately I purchased a DC40 online without trying it out first. I was so disappointed with the ball system, after using it my wrist was painful - the machine takes a lot of controlling. It doesn't seem as sturdy as the previous ones and doesn't always click back into the upright position. The dust container is much smaller, the cable shorter and there Is nowhere to put all of the attachments. Wish Dyson had kept at least one model that was not a ball type. Fortunately JL were brilliant and exchanged the Dyson for another make which is brilliant.
21 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BB02 Dyson family use.
We started with Dyson DC01 and over the years it became a multi coloured model when replacement parts were required. My wife would not be without it. In fact she has passed her advanced driving test with it
due to vthe amount of use to which it is put.
Moving on to the present time she decided that it was time to retire DC01 and purchase a DC40, which she drives more than ever.
Now that we are getting on in years she insisted that we buy a DC24 for use upstairs instead of having to carry the larger machine upstairs for thedaily drive.
She is a confirmed Life long member of the Dyson brand.
Our daughter is now a Dyson owner also.
21 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JulesF DC40 Multi Floor
I like the manoeuvrability of the new Dyson, much easier than my old one. I do not like the fact that you cannot remove the brush off the crevice tool & it is a nuisance that hair gets caught in the little wheel in front of the brushes. I don't think the plastic of the cylinder feels very robust either, but only time will tell. Emptying is easy, though I wish the cylinder held more but anything any bigger would be too heavy for me to carry up and down the stairs.
The suction is terrific, in fact it is a bit difficult to pull put the hose as the suction is so strong! The cleaning ability is much better than my own Dyson, but time will tell if it stays like that.
23 February 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bramble1 could be better
This is my 3rd Dyson, so feel I can comment. The bin is not big enough, and although easy to empty, you have to pull out most of the dirt by hand, which defeats the object of not touching the dirt. The tools are really fiddly to attach and if you have arthritic hands or long nails, the buttons are hard to push. When using the hose extended, the machine keeps toppling over unless you put your foot on it and the hose is very stiff to pull out. I have wooden floors with rugs on and it is impossible to vacuum the rugs as the suction is so great I cannot push the machine over them. Also the machine cannot accommodate all the tools on the machine so you have to store them elsewhere.
20 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kitters Good but not better than my previous model
My DC40 is a replacement for my previous Dyson. It is a much lighter and compact model. Find it very easy to manoeuvre round and the suction and general performance is as good as I have come to expect from Dyson.
On the downside, I had to return one DC 40 because it did not release from the upright position at all. A replacement was achieved quickly and without question, and the current one. whilst it does release, I do not feel is as free as it could be. However, my concern is not such that I need to return it again, and the 5 year guarantee I am sure will action if there proves to be a problem later on.
20 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by iggyjohn DC40 Multifloor
we are generally pleased with the new machine which has replaced and elderly but still very serviceable earlier Dyson machine ( now passed to Daughter for her first home ) The new machine seems to have much more suction and is lighter to use but there are several items we miss on the old machine. Firstly the lead is shorter on the new machine so we have to move to other sockets more often, secondly, the bin is considerably smaller so needs emptying more often and thirdly, the latch that closes over the hose when upright keeps coming unlatched when the machine is in use and is very irritating.
26 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackdaw DC 40
Yesterday I took the plunge and bought myself a Dyson DC 40. I chose this machine as the height and weight when tested in the shop were suitable for me. I am 4ft 10 high and a pensioner. My grandaughter already owns a Dyson and recommended them to me. I found the machine easy to assemble the instructions with it very clear. I immediately used it to clean through the house,as i own one hairy dog my floors get very grubby, so I was eager to see how it would perform. All I can say is Fantastic Machine. I could not believe the amount of dirt which it got up. I do vaccuum most days. Also used the attachment to do stairs, and found the machine easy and lightweight to manouver.Fully recommend the Dyson.
30 July 2013