V31265 - Dyson DC26 Mini All Floors Canister Vacuum w/Accessories
This is my 3rd Dyson vacuum. My first Dyson was the DC14 Complete, purchased several years ago, which I still have; it continues to work great. But, I recently purchased the DC41 Animal ball model from QVC as an upgrade with the wider, slimmer head that easily glides under kitchen cabinets next to the baseboard and for the ball design, etc.; I love it!
Then, after doing some research, I bought this small, lightweight DC26 Mini Canister Vacuum to mostly dedicate to grooming my dogs. I attach the Dyson Pet Grooming Tool (purchased separately), which is the best invention ever to help control pet hair, especially on my double-coated Shelties. It is the perfect vacuum to handle this job because I don't have to wrestle with the larger vacuum while trying to maneuver around it to do my dog grooming/vacuuming.
However, it has many other uses and gets my seal of approval for lots of other reasons. I especially appreciate the trigger in the handle that allows me to vacuum throw rugs and not suck them into the vacuum. And, I absolutely love the retractable cord. It does have a small canister, but that's what I wanted . . . a small, lightweight portable vacuum that's still powerful enough to do the job at hand! This will definitely be my go-to vacuum for doing odd vacuuming jobs around the house like dusting furniture, ceiling fans, getting cobwebs down, vacuuming small spaces like the bathrooms, or for any quick, lightweight vacuuming tasks. I can't say enough good things about the Dyson brand. The other big name brands that I've tried in past years can't begin to compare. Love, Love, Love it!!! DYSON ROCKS!!!
My only complaint would be that the vacuum head is so small. I wished it was much bigger, it will take a you a while to vacuum an area. I wished I would have gotten the next size bigger. I will keep it, it does work like they say, it's just very small.
I already own an upright dyson dc25 but took it over to my husbands business to use and I always wanted a dyson canister. I am very disappointed it doesn't work on carpet at all. It gets stuck moving bc the roller stops rotating on the rug. Seems the brush roller is not strong enough to vacuum rugs and I only have area rugs in my house. I let the time expire to send the vacuum back to qvc so I'm stuck with it. I even sent dyson an email to see if I was doing something wrong or if I could buy a different roller brush attachment they basically blew me off. I'm not buying another dyson, my upright since then has broke, what a waste of money!!!! I'm buying a Shark, I no longer trust dyson.
I wanted to love this vacuum after watching Dyson demos. I had a Kenmore canister vac years ago and loved itt so I thought this would be perfect. It is not...from the very beginning it felt awkward to use and felt like a chore to drag the canister around. I had it for just over 30 days when it just started spitting out what I was trying to pick up! I have 2 dogs and the hair just kept collecting around the button that is supposed to control the bush head. I called QVC and they sent me a label to return , at no cost to me. And I want to love the Dyson brand so I ordered the upright today. I'm hoping this one works for me...**fingers crossed**. QVC customer service is amazing! They turned my bad experience around.
I heart my DC26
I love this vacuum! I don't speak affectionately about household appliances so this is a tall compliment. I hate to clean but this powerful little machine actually makes vacuuming enjoyable.
We have owned this vacuum for over a year and it one of the best purchases we made. I did not want to spend a lot of money on a vacuum but my husband insisted on getting a Dyson. We were looking at the larger models but when we saw this model we couldn't believe that something so small could be so powerful. We tried it out in a store and were sold! We live in a small city apartment with very limited storage. This takes up so little space its hard to believe.
Its very fun to use and my husband actually volunteers to vacuum now. This vacuum is so lightweight and portable that its easy to get all corners and reach high up to get the dust that collects on our molding.
This machine is small but very powerful. And the handle can be adjusted to whatever length works for you (I'm 5'7" and my husband is 6' 1") and its very comfortable to use.
If you have a small space, limited storage, or want a portable powerful multi-purpose vacuum, I highly recommend this product.
If you have a huge house with lots of space to clean, you may want to consider a model with a larger canister.
I highly recommend the DC26. This was one of the best purchases I've ever made!
Unless you are under 5 feet tall....
I am a Dyson junky - love my Dysons - however this has been a huge dissappointment. It is intended for a petite person otherwise you will find it impossible to do any floor or area rug. For the price I will purchase another DC25 for my downstairs. I read reviews on other websites and I really could not understand the negative remarks/reviews until now. Dyson is the greatest but this leaves a lot to be desired. Sending back.
I needed a lightweight vacuum since I'm not able to handle my heavy one anymore (especially going up and down stairs). Because it was quite pricey I hesitated and shopped around for others. I couldn't find anything and ordered the DC26 Mini. To my surprise this vacuum is powerful and so lightweight and the tools you get with this are so great. You can just keep changing tools to clean the whole house. I love it! (no more pain in my arms and hands. Thanks Dyson.