The Dyson DC14 All Floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner is a general purpose household vacuum cleaner. It uses Dyson’s patented Root Cyclone technology which provides powerful suction while ensuring there is no loss of suction when vacuuming. Also included is a motorized brush bar that can be turned on to remove embedded pet hair from rugs and rugs, or turned off to protect more delicate rugs (and for bare floors). The DC14 replaces the previous Dyson DC07 model.
Consumer feedback on this vacuum cleaner is generally very favorable, with many of the consumer reports expressing satisfaction with the suction power, ergonomics, and durability of the machine. On the negative side, some consumers indicate that the price is excessive and others indicate that the wand accessory can sometimes be annoying to set up. Several consumers also indicated their dissatisfaction with the accompanying documentation, or lack thereof, although other reviews indicated that the documentation was complete but simply contained several minor errors. One comment that came up several times was how the vacuum automatically adjusts to the height of the carpet, making manual adjustment unnecessary. This is a popular feature with consumers. Customers also seem to appreciate the canister’s easy-empty feature and the fact that the filter, while it does require occasional cleaning, never needs to be replaced.
Consumers report that the Dyson DC14 operates at about the same noise level as other Dyson models. Although it’s not an overly loud vacuum cleaner, it can’t be described as quiet either, and so is probably about average when it comes to household vacuum cleaners in this regard.
Several consumers have commented on the difficulty of setting up the wand accessory. This is probably due to the fact that setting up the wand is a two-step process. The wand must be removed from the hose, then the hose is attached to one end of the wand and the accessory to be used to the other end. The steps involved are a hassle for some, though apparently not for others. Wand accessories include a stair tool, a crevice tool, and a brush tool.
The Dyson DC14 all-floor vacuum is priced at $292 for the base model and $529 for the model with all the bells and whistles. An extended warranty can also be purchased if one feels that the standard warranty is not enough. If you can find a model on sale or find a retailer with special coupons, savings of up to 20% can sometimes be had, making this high-quality machine much more affordable. You can also buy a mini turbine head, useful for picking up pet hair in tight places. It costs about $70 and is available, among other places, at Sears.
Some vacuum cleaner reviews express concern about the plastic parts found on many makes and models. The Dyson DC14 uses polycarbonate materials that form a very hard and durable plastic, and Dyson consumer reviews do not mention any breakage of the bowl or any other plastic parts. There are various versions of the DC14 available, the main difference being in the available accessories and colours. The basic Low Reach model has a low reach tool and 3 other accessories. The Animal model comes with a carpet cleaning kit and small turbine wand, while the Full Gear model is the same as the Animal model, except the warranties differ. The Complete model features a mattress attachment and a soft brush.
Qualifications and availability
Consumer ratings for the DC14 are good, but perhaps not as good as some of the other Dyson verticals on the market today. Dyson DC14 models can usually be found at K-Mart, Amazon.com, Home Depot, and Sears. Reviews indicate that the Full Gear model is available at Best Buy and the Complete model at Sears; however, it is likely that these models can also be found at other Internet retailers.