Dyson vacuum cleaner guide

Dyson vacuum cleaner guide

by Matthew Knight

UK manufacturer Dyson offers a range of bagless cylinder and upright vacuum cleaners, but before you rush out to buy one, check our independent vacuum cleaner reviews to see how Dyson models tend to do in our tests and if are they worth the money.

British brand Dyson offers upright, cylinder, cordless and handheld vacuum cleaners featuring its bagless designs and patented 'root cyclone' technology.

Dysons are among the most iconic and biggest selling vacuums in the UK and often profess to push the envelope of vacuum design - but does that mean they actually suck up dust any better than the rest? Below is our exclusive summary of the brand's overall pros and cons and our expert verdict on Dyson vacuums. 

We've tested many Dyson vacuums over the years including the Dyson DC25 and the cordless Dyson Digital Slim and put each and every one through the same battery of tough tests as the models from the all the other brands. By testing each vacuum cleaner in the same robust way, we're able to accurately compare different models and brands to ensure we only recommend the very best as Best Buys. 

As well as testing vacuum cleaners in our lab, we also survey thousands of vacuum cleaner owners every year and can tell you how reliable each brand is, as well as the views of people who actually own them. 

Which? verdict on Dyson vacuum cleaners

Below we've collated all our test results for Dyson vacuum cleaners, plus our unique brand and reliability ratings, to bring you an at-a-glance guide to Dyson vacuum cleaners.

In the table below we've outlined how many of the brand's models are Best Buys and highlighted its overall pros and cons, to help you decide if a Dyson vacuum cleaner is right for you. You can also read our expert verdict on whether we think the Dyson brand is worth buying.

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Dyson vacuum cleaner overview table
Dyson vacuum cleaner overview table
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Cylinder reliability rating
Upright reliability rating
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How much do Dyson vacuum cleaners cost?

Dyson models are at the upper end of the pricing bracket for vacuum cleaners. Its models range from between £200 all the way up to £450.

Choosing the best Dyson vacuum cleaner

If you're after an upright cleaner then some Dyson models are very difficult to beat. The brand's cylinder models have also shown some good results over the years, although it doesn't have as many Best Buys in this category as Miele and Bosch.