Dyson DC24i

Summary

Pros

  • Smaller than most uprights
  • HEPA filter
  • Easy to empty

Cons

  • Very small dust capacity
  • Extendable hose is short

Review Price £300.00

Key Features: Dyson Ball technology; HEPA filter; Weighs just 5.4kg

Manufacturer: Dyson

Dyson DC24i

The first thing you notice about the Dyson DC24i is how good it looks with a combination of bright colours and clean lines making it a very attractive option indeed. It’s also smaller and more compact than most traditional upright cleaners. But looks aren’t all that’s important with a vacuum cleaner — thankfully the Dyson DC24i is powerful and very good at cleaning too will enough substance to match its style.

If you have allergies, there are a few features that might make the Dyson DC24i interesting to you. Firstly, it has a HEPA filter. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and a HEPA filter is very good at trapping the particles of pollen, pet hair and dust that you’ve just vacuumed up in the cleaner itself rather than letting them escape only to be redistributed around the house.

Secondly, the bagless Dyson DC24i is much easier and cleaner to empty than the traditional bagged models — no faffing round with pulling out bags means no risk of getting covered in dust and dirt, which is going to irritate asthma or allergies. It’s just such a pity that the dust capacity is so small. Most vacuums have at least a two litre capacity nowadays, but the Dyson DC24i doesn’t even have one litre so you’ll need to empty it often.

At 5.4 kilograms, though, the Dyson DC24i is light and easy to carry around the house. As both the cable and the extendable metallic hose are quite short this is useful, as you’ll need to physically move the cleaner around quite frequently to clean a whole room. It’s also difficult to clean stairs because of the short cable.

Finally, the Dyson Ball™ technology means that the Dyson DC24i is really easy to manoeuvre. Although it’s quite expensive, the Dyson DC24i has lots of features that could make it worth it.