Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 339
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulHCB Very good replacement
Purchased the dc 40 to replace an ancient dc 01 model, not that it had failed, more for convenience as we had now a number of differing floor surfaces, tiles, wood and carpet. The dc 40 works very well on all of those surfaces, the ball wheel enabling easy steering into tight corners. we use the long extension hose to clean around picture frames and windows and the high corners of the room, which it does with ease. The cleaner is a lot lighter than the old model, but that does make it more maneuverable. My only criticism, nit picking really is the finial on the accessory hose handle keeps coming off. apart from that very happy with our choice.
08 August 2014
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 5 out of 5 by Cazbop DC40 Multifloor
I used to own a Dyson DC7 and the DC40 ball vacuum replaced it. It would have been handy if the old tools fitted the new machine as there was a very handy brush which made short work of a leather Chesterfield suite, but the new model won't accommodate the old tools, which I've had to throw away.
However, the build quality is, as expected, superbly engineered by a very clever man.
This is my second Dyson and I wouldn't have chosen any other make. It does everything it says it does. Suction is second to nothing else on the market.
When the time comes time to buy another vacuum cleaner, Dyson will be my first choice. You can't go wrong with them.
13 November 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 4 out of 5 by Shembe DC40
We have owned this machine for a few months now and are very happy with the purchase. It certainly cleans well and is easy to manoeuvre. The extending wand means I can reach all the stairs from the bottom although my wife says she struggles with this and has to carry the machine half way up. The bottom section feels a bit less than sturdy but this may be due to the ball, almost a bit top heavy but it doesn't feel like it's going to break or anything. The colour looks good, we have the purple one. I find it easy doing the cleaning with this machine. I chose this one having read lots of reviews and it got a good rating with Which. Would recommend it.
18 August 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by linda7 ok for general vacuuming
good suction for general floor vacuum, but can not be changed for different material - sofas, bathroom mats - using different tools does not help
crevice tool - beyond useless, makes hose far too long, which can not be adjusted when compared to a cylinder hose
useless for car, skirting boards, stairs
why is there not a brake on the machine when wanting to use the hose, i keep getting hit in the ankles by the machine
bought because of lower back pain when using cylinder machine and the upright helped alleviate the pain, otherwise for this and the price, it would be in the bin by now
mechanism for releasing dirt stopped after 3 weeks
10 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Glokta DC40 Multi Floor
We have been using the DC40 Multi Floor Vacuum cleaner for about tho months and on the whole have been pleased with the purchase. Very straight forward and easy to use, great at getting in to the normally hard to reach areas. Cleaning power is great on both carpet, rugs and hard fllor (ours is wooden). It's nice and light so easy to maneuver about and carry up the stairs.
My only criticism is of the build quality, nothing has broken on it to date but it just doesn't have a sturdy feel to it. Some of the plastic parts seem a little flimsy and I wonder about the longevity of the product, only time will tell.
All in all though pleased with the product.
02 March 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