Dyson DC25 Reviews and Ratings
With the Dyson DC25 Ball being one of many vacuums available on the market today, you may be wondering which one will offer you the best bang for your buck. The DC25 upright is the next model in the Dyson vacuum lineup. While it looks like a grownup version of the DC24, it offers more power than you could ever expect from a vacuum that is about half the size. It is available in the two flavors – the Dyson DC25 All Floors and the Dyson DC25 Animal – that we have come to expect from Dyson. Both models weigh a little less than its predecessors, and makes carrying them around the house much easier than some of the older Dyson models.
The Dyson DC25 uprights contain the same Root Cyclone technology that was present on their predecessors. Suction power is equivalent to earlier models so you are sure to pick up every last dust bunny or kitty fur ball that may be lingering in the corner. The suction power of the DC25 is not to be confused with the power that is contained in the DC24. The DC25 may look like a grown up version of the DC24, but the similarities don’t go beyond that. The DC25 has more cyclone power than the DC24, which gives you the power to clean up every last allergen that may be in your house and deposit it into the clear bin canister so you and your loved ones can breathe cleaner air.
This machine also offers users a wide range of convenient cleaning options that makes cleaning multiple surfaces in your home a breeze. The DC25 comes complete with the same motorized brush bar that was present on previous models. This bar, when combined with the vacuums strong suction, can pick up every last dust mite or allergen source that can make life unpleasant for allergy sufferers. The vacuum will also auto adjust to a change in floor height. Transitions between carpet and hard floors are becoming more commonplace in homes today, and the DC25 can easily transition from one floor type to another without any changes needing to be made on the part of the operator. There is also a built in brush control button which allows the user to turn the brush bar on and off if they so choose. This feature is great for providing a good cleaning to hardwood floors that may be susceptible to scratches from a rotating beater bar.
The Dyson DC25 also offers user the convenience of a 16 foot hose and a quick draw telescoping wand. The hose offers users the ability to vacuum a set of stairs without having the lug the vacuum up and down the stairs with them. You are free to clean with both hands, free from having to worry about balancing the machine on the step below you while you clean with the other. The telescoping wand also comes in quite handy for cleaning those hard to reach corners of your house. Dreaded cobwebs will become a thing of the past. The wand will do the stretching so you don’t have to.
This vacuum also comes complete with the same Ball technology that was present on the Dyson DC15 Ball and the more recent Dyson DC24 Ball. The motor has actually been moved to the inside of the ball which provides it with a lower center of gravity that makes driving the vacuum even easier. Just a twist of the wrist and you can easily glide around any piece of furniture in your home as you clean.
While the DC25 vacuum comes complete with the same accessories as its predecessors had, Dyson has done some redesigning on these tools. The crevice and dusting brush have been combined into one tool that is now referred to as the combo tool. In its normal position it acts as the crevice tool, but once extended it turns into a dusting tool.
The best part about the DC25 Dyson Ball is that it is certified to be asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy foundation of America. Since this vacuum comes complete with a washable HEPA filter, vacuuming your home with the DC25 actually does double duty. While you are cleaning your floors you are actually cleaning the air as well since the HEPA filter allows less of the bad particles back into the air, making the air in your home better to breathe.
It appears as if Dyson has made some changes when it comes to this Animal model. Previous versions used to come complete with a cleaning kit as well as the mini turbine head. The Dyson DC25 Animal now comes with the mini turbine head which is great for getting all the pet fur off your furniture.
While newer models always intend to offer improved features or a newer, more streamlined design, the DC25 is not without its flaws. The Ball has a low center of gravity which makes this vacuum easy to drive but can also be quite frustrating since it will not fit under low standing furniture. Instead of being able to lay the machine nearly flat so you can vacuum way under the sofa, the telescoping wand will have to be used for this purpose.
Other concerns are that the hose that comes with the machine is stiffer than it was on previous models. This stiffness can cause some frustration for those who may have some difficulties with maneuvering hard to handle tools. The tradeoff here is that the hose is higher quality but less flexible.
The biggest concern is if the DC25 Animal is really worth the extra money just to get the mini turbo tool. When the Dyson models first came out, you could only get that tool by purchasing the Animal. As newer models have come to market, Dyson now offers that tool as an accessory that can be purchased separately, although the tool may cost more than the total Dyson Animal package may cost. As previously specified, both machines are identical, except for some color differences and the fact that the Animal comes complete with the power head. Make sure you take this into consideration when deciding which DC25 is the best model for you.
In conclusion, the Dyson DC25 vacuum offers some minor improvements over previous models. With its motor now located in the ball, and weighing in at less than most of its predecessors, this vacuum provides the same performance in a lighter package. It also has a much lower center of gravity. The DC25 Ball is just another example of the consistent quality that we have come to expect from Dyson. Be sure to check out the Dyson DC25 reviews and ratings supplied by the users below or, if you’d like, please add one from your own experience.
|Model: DC25 All Floors||Model: DC25 Animal|
|Category: Upright||Category: Upright|
|Dimensions: 42.4” x 15.4” x 12.2”||Dimensions: 42.4” x 15.4” x 12.2”|
|Weight: 16.12 lbs||Weight: 16.12 lbs|
|Capacity: 0.31 Gallon||Capacity: 0.31 Gallon|
|Power: 1200 Watts||Power: 1200 Watts|
|Suction: 220 Air Watts*||Suction: 220 Air Watts*|
|Cord Length: 24.6 ft.||Cord Length: 24.6 ft.|
|Maximum Reach: 40.3 ft.||Maximum Reach: 40.3 ft.|
|Configuration: Dyson DC25 All Floors||Configuration: Dyson DC25 Animal|
|Ball Technology||Ball Technology|
|Root Cyclone Technology||Root Cyclone Technology|
|Quick-draw Telescope Reach Wand||Quick-draw Telescope Reach Wand|
|16 ft hose||16 ft hose|
|Certified Asthma Friendly||Certified Asthma Friendly|
|Lifetime HEPA Filter||Lifetime HEPA filter|
|Motorized Brush Bar||Motorized Brush Bar|
|Hygienic, easy to empty canister||Hygienic, easy to empty canister|
|Auto Height Adjusting||Auto Height Adjusting|
|Onboard Accessories||Onboard Accessories|
|Fingertip brush control||Fingertip brush control|
|5 Year Warranty||5 Year Warranty|
|Mini Turbine head|
* 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)