Dyson DC14 Reviews and Ratings
With the wide variety of Dyson DC models that are currently available on the market, as well as the retired models that can still be purchased new from a wide range of retailers, you may be wondering why the Dyson DC14 offers the best bang for your buck. The DC14, like many of Dyson’s other models is available in both the All floors model and the Animal. Colors are the same as on all other Dyson models, so deciding which one is right for you will quickly become more difficult than finding it in the store.
The DC14 is an upgrade from Dyson’s first DC07, and while they look almost identical, you may be wondering why the DC14 is worth considering. Both the Dyson DC14 All Floors model and the Dyson DC14 Animal are a tad bit smaller and lighter than their predecessors. The canister is also a little shorter than that of the DC07, but the DC14’s canister is a little fatter so it is still able to hold the same amount of dirt and fuzz as its predecessor. You will be able to do just as much vacuuming as you could before without having to worry about more trips to empty the bin. The DC14 is also shorter than its predecessor, but this and any of the other sizes changes will hardly be noticeable to the average user, unless you decide to do an in depth comparison of the two, and the size difference may only become evident when they are sitting side by side. Combine these minor size changes with the DC14’s built in ergonomic handle and the machine becomes much easier to carry, especially up and down stairs, which may just make cleaning more of a joy than the chore it may currently be.
This model also offers the same Root Cyclone technology that was present on the DC07. This machine maintains constant suction power which pulls the dust and dirt out of carpets and other surfaces as its predecessor did. Using the DC14 on a floor that was just cleaned with a competitor ends up causing amazement and disgust in the average vacuum user who thinks their floor has been well cleaned by a competitor’s machine, only to find out that the Dyson picked up more “stuff” that they didn’t realize was left behind.
For homeowners who may have a house full of hardwood and carpet floors and need a vacuum that can easily transition between the two, the DC14 will automatically adjust its height between carpets and hard floors with no interaction required from the user. This vacuum also allows users the ability to turn off the beater bar so they can protect their delicate hardwood floors or any other delicate floor surface from scratches while still using Dyson’s sucking power. This can put an end to every last cat hair “tumbleweed” that may be floating around on the floor.
The DC14 also offers a 17 foot hose which makes cleaning the stairs a breeze. For those of us who have ever precariously balanced their upright on the stair below them in an effort to clean the carpets on their stairs, you know just as well as I how difficult and frustrating this can be. That is why this 17 foot hose is such a godsend. The machine can stay firmly planted on the floor at the bottom of the stairs while only you and the hose climb to the top. With Dyson’s sucking power, you are sure to get a great clean every time.
One of the best features of the Dyson DC14 is that it is Asthma and Allergy Foundation certified, making it great for those who suffer from some of the most common allergies. Both models come complete with the Lifetime HEPA filter, which may just be the reprieve fluffy or spot needs to stay in the house, while saving the families allergy sufferer from breaking into sneezing fits every time fluffy comes to say hi.
The animal contains all the features of the above listed All Floors model, but it does come with a few features that are primarily geared towards the pet friendly home. The Dyson DC14 Animal comes complete with the Animal Turbo tool, which is a powered handheld wonder that annihilates any pet fur that crosses its path. Whether it be Fluffy’s favorite chair or Spot’s favorite corner of the couch, your furniture will be as fur free as the day it was delivered from the store. There is also the included Low Reach Floor Tool which makes cleaning up the cat or dog fur bunnies from under the bed or any other location that they accumulate and are not within easy reach of the vacuum.
One feature that is also unique only to the Animal is the carpet care kit it comes packaged with. The DC14 comes with Zorb powder and Dysolv spray which work great at removing a wide range of stains from your rugs, helping them to look newer, longer.
While the DC14 delivers in the same power you would expect from Dyson, it is not without its flaws. One of the most common gripes about the DC14, and any of the other Dyson models is its cost. While you could, of course, buy a few of the lesser priced models for the price of one Dyson, but as the saying always goes, you do in fact get what you pay for. Quality rarely comes cheap.
One other issue with the DC14 – similar to that of its predecessor – is the possible need to have to stick your hand in the dirt receptacle to clear the air intake of attached kitty fur or rug fuzz. This may be a more consistent issue with the Animal over the All Floors model since pet owners are sure to have to suck up more pet hair on a daily basis than the average homeowner. For those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty, this is a flaw that is quite acceptable because it is proof positive of how strong Dyson’s sucking power really is.
In conclusion, the Dyson DC14 provides upgraded features that make it a better bet than its predecessor. The All Floors model is great for the average homeowner, while the Animal is great for the house full of furry four-legged “kids”. Whether you love pets or just love keeping a perfectly clean home, the Dyson DC14 is sure to suck up everything you throw at it while asking for more. Be sure to check out the Dyson DC14 reviews and ratings supplied by the users below or, if you’d like, please add one from your own experience.
|Model: DC14 All Floors||Model: DC14 Animal|
|Category: Upright||Category: Upright|
|Dimensions: 44.86” x 14.0” x 13.38”||Dimensions: 44.86” x 14.0” x 13.38”|
|Weight: 18.56 lbs||Weight: 18.56 lbs|
|Capacity: 0.71 Gallon||Capacity: 0.71 Gallon|
|Power: constant||Power: constant|
|Suction: 250 Air Watts*||Suction: 250 Air Watts*|
|Cord Length: 35.4 ft.||Cord Length: 35.4 ft.|
|Maximum Reach: 52.4 ft.||Maximum Reach: 52.4 ft.|
|Configuration: Dyson DC14 All Floors||Configuration: Dyson DC14 Animal|
|Animal Turbo Tool|
|Carpet Care Kit|
|Low Reach Floor Tool|
|Stair Cleaning Quick Draw Hose||Stair Cleaning Quick Draw Hose|
|Air Flow Tools||Air Flow Tools|
|Brush Control||Brush Control|
|Glides into Awkward Spaces||Glides into Awkward Spaces|
|Durable Construction||Durable Construction|
|17 foot hose||17 foot hose|
|Trigger Quick Empty||Trigger Quick Empty|
|Lifetime Filters||Lifetime Filters|
|Warranty: 5 years||Warranty: 5 years|
|Edge Cleaning Whiskers||Edge Cleaning Whiskers|
|Bagless Cyclonic Power||Bagless Cyclonic Power|
|HEPA filtration technology||HEPA filtration technology|
* Air Watts (the power of a vacuum cleaner is best measured in airwatts or ‘suction power’; Power wattage only indicates how much electricity is actually used.)
* Cyclonic Power (this debris capture method provides constant suction that never loses power.)
* HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arrestor)