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Feedback session about new Dyson products March 10th 1pm

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JJMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 09-Mar-08 19:12:35

Hi all

This is the meeting point for the feedback session with Dyson's engineers on Monday March 10th at 1pm. We hope everyone who has been testing a new Dyson will join us. If for any reason you can't make it please feel free to post your feedback in advance (and send the absence note from your mum to MNHQ ) but we're really hoping for an interactive discussion session, so we hope as many as possible of you will be there on the day.


VanillaPumpkin Mon 10-Mar-08 15:19:33

I have a DC04 so not sure your tactic would work Misdee. Worth a try though. I will ask dd1 when she gets home from school grin.
I have to say my biggest problem is the weight. The flex is lovely and long and the hose has stretched over time and now reaches beautifully all the way up the stairs (hope for those of you with a new one envy).

ScoobyDYSONDoo Mon 10-Mar-08 16:08:09

Thansk Carrie we all had a great time doing this & got a Dyson too so we are very pleased, really good idea smile

VanillaPumpkin Mon 10-Mar-08 16:31:22

Carrie - Can you let them know that if they need an old style Dyson cleaner for comparison research purposes mine is available for a swap grin. TIA.

magnolia74 Mon 10-Mar-08 20:52:05

Ok, Huge appologies here blush

The freak weather has meant an awful day mending a roof and stopping major leaks in my mums house sad

I am so sorry I wasn't here.

I did want to come and add my feedback though smile

Name Magnolia74, Dyson Dc23.

1. How did you find the out-of-the box experience and assembling the machine?
It was easy to put together apart from the hose bit that attaches to the hoover under the dust canister. A bit fiddly there but the rest was ok.

2. Did you use the instruction manual?
Not really that helpful, too many pictures without enough words. I like things spelt out to me smile

3. How did you find the following:
a. Bin emptying. Very Easy but bits got stuck so it needed a good shake.

b. Attachments: did you use them? Yes all of them, the smaller head with rotating brush is Fab! The little soft brush is great instead of dusting wink. The tiny flat one is pretty useless. The long thin on is ok BUT the big plastic bit of the hose is way to wide to fit in long gaps!!! The hard floor tool is fab and much better than the other head.

c. Filters: locate them OK? Yep easy peasy.

d. Manoeuvrability: get around furniture? Sucktion is so bloody strong it made the hoover really heavy.

e. Cleaning stairs? The best bit about the hoover! I now enjoy hoovering the stairs grin

4. How does it compare to your current machine? Far superior!!

5. Where did you store your machine? If possible: can you send a picture of your Dyson in its new home? At the moment in front of the shelving unit in lounge, yet to find a home for it. Will email camilla a pic when I find a home.

6. Best thing? The removal of every single dog hair on my carpet!

7. Anything that you would change? It needs a suction control not just a button to release suction. The end of the plastic hose needs to be slimer so it can get into thin gaps or a longer thin end for it. The hose doesn't always stay wrapped around the hoover. The handle on the hose bit needs to be more comfy.

8. One addition you would make if you were a Dyson engineer? Suction control!

On the whole I love it but my back does ache and I can't do more than 2 rooms at a time due to the heavy duty suction. Wouldn't part with a dyson now though grin
Huge thanks smile

RTKangaDYSONMummy Wed 12-Mar-08 12:27:17


{check your emails to find out who they are}

I won't announce it here but will let them


NeverSayNever Thu 13-Mar-08 19:32:50

Has been sat here waiting for the announcement hmm

Anyway am happy to report that Dustin Crudbuster is happy after his "trial period" and glowing with the good report I gave him, so heres to many more years of him being a sucker for punishment.


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