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Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum

People looking for a good canister vacuum should consider  Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum as their new vacuum cleaner.  Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum is designed as the main vacuum cleaner even in large homes and apartments, it features very strong suction, excellent air filtration, long reach and self-adjusting main cleaner head.

Elevated surfaces from the floor to the ceiling are vacuumed using flexible cleaning hose with or without wand and available cleaning tools and attachments.

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 Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister - Features and Specifications

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum dimensions (HxLxW) are 13.7 x 15.7 x 12.1 inches (~35 x 40 x 31 cm) and its weight is 17.64 pounds (~8 kg). Thanks to the Dyson's 'Ball Technology', this unit is rather compact model, but it is far from being lightweight.

During vacuuming most of the unit's weight rests on large wheels, while the user carries much lighter cleaning hose and wand, allowing the user to reach and clean areas that are unreachable by classic upright vacuums.

Also, 'Ball Technology' allows the vacuum to right itself up after being tipped over, which can be rather helpful when pulling the vacuum over uneven floors or in areas with many objects and obstacles.

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister features automatic power cord rewind system for its 21 feet (6.4 m) long power cord. In combination with the flexible cleaning hose and the wand, maximum unit's reach is respectable 35 feet (10.7 m).

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor features 250 Air Watts (AW) of suction power, making it one of the strongest home vacuums on the market - strong suction in combination with proper cleaning tools enable the user to clean almost any type of dirt from the surfaces commonly found at homes and apartments.

dyson big ball multi floor canister 2Note: motor features thermal protection system - if the air flow through the motor is decreased, in order to prevent the overheating, thermal protection system will shut off the motor. If that happens, turn off the vacuum, unplug it from the wall power socket, and let it cool down for 1-2 hours. After that try to remove any clog or blockage, empty the dirt bin and check air filter. If the motor doesn't start after letting it to cool down, contact support.

Dirt bin capacity is 0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters), allowing the user to vacuum large area without the need to stop with the vacuuming just to empty the dirt bin - although that can be done rather quickly. Dirt bin features bottom emptying system, allowing the user the empty the dirt bin directly into the trash can.

Dirt bin is transparent, allowing the user to see type and amount of the vacuumed dirt, but also to see if the unit is operating properly - if there is a clog in the system, or blockage of some kind.

Air filtration is true HEPA grade - unit is capable of filtering out 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles and the whole unit is designed to prevent unfiltered air escaping the unit before being filtered.

Air filtration system is based on cyclonic action (2 Tier Radial Cyclone) and washable lifetime air filter, making the maintenance costs almost zero.

Note: when washing the air filter, never assemble the unit with the wet or moist filter and never operate the unit with wet/moist air filter or without the filter at all.

carbon fiber turbine head

Main cleaner head is so-called 'Carbon Fiber Turbine Head', featuring brushroll with both carbon fiber filaments for picking up fine dust and debris and stiff nylon bristles for picking up larger particles and ground-in dirt.

Carbon Fiber Turbine Head features automatic height adjustment system, allowing the user to clean various floor types with ease. Also, it features very low profile and swivel neck, making it very maneuverable and being able to reach under the most beds and furniture.

Due to the strong suction and fast spinning brushroll, user can manually adjust suction strength and brushroll speed in order to protect more sensitive floors - nonetheless, it is recommended to test Carbon Fiber Turbine Head on the small hidden area of sensitive floor, before vacuuming whole area.

Note: Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister is simple to use and maintain vacuum cleaner, but just in case, before the very first use, be sure to thoroughly read the manual.

Additional cleaning tools include Combination Tool and Stair Tool.

Combination Tool is 2-in-1 cleaning tool, consisting of crevice tool and dusting brush. Crevice tool is long and narrow cleaning tool, allowing it to reach and clean hard-to-reach areas and gaps, edges, corners and other often awkward places. Dusting brush is used for vacuuming dust and other dirt from various elevated surfaces like bookshelves, desktops, tables, ceiling fans etc.

Stair Tool is designed for vacuuming small carpeted and upholstered surfaces. It is manual cleaning tool, with no rotating brush - it takes some time to clean larger surfaces, but it is also very gentle cleaning tool.

Dyson Canister Vacuums Comparison

Dyson manufactures several similar canister vacuums, which do differ in certain important details.

Some of these models are given in the following comparison table:

Model Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Dyson Ball Multi Floor - Dyson DC39 Origin Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum
Photo dyson cinetic big ball animal table  dyson ball multi floor table  dyson big ball multi floor canister table 
Dimensions (HxLxW) 13.7 x 15.7 x 12.1 inches
(~35 x 40 x 31 cm)
14.2 x 19.5 x 10.2 inches
(~36.1 x 49.5 x 26 cm)
13.7 x 15.7 x 12.1 inches
(~35 x 40 x 31 cm)
Weight 17.64 pounds (~8 kg) 16.9 pounds (~7.7 kg) 17.64 pounds (~8 kg)
Suction Power 250 Air Watts 280 Air Watts 250 Air Watts
Power Cord 21 feet (6.4 m) 21 feet (6.4 m) 21 feet (6.4 m)
Maximum Reach 35 feet (10.7 m) 45 feet (13.7 m) 35 feet (10.7 m)
True HEPA Filtration Yes Yes Yes
Filtration Technology Dyson Cinetic Radial Root 2 Tier Radial Cyclone
Air Filter Non-washable lifetime filter Washable lifetime filter Washable lifetime filter
Dirt Bin Capacity 0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters) 0.53 gallons (2 liters) 0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters)
Main Cleaning Head Carbon Fiber Turbine Head Triggerhead floor tool Carbon Fiber Turbine Head
Groom Tool No No No
Tangle Free Turbine Tool Yes No No
Stiff Bristle Brush Yes No No
Combination Tool Yes Yes Yes
Stair Tool Yes Yes Yes

As one can see, all three canisters in the table are true HEPA vacuums, although they all feature different Dyson's air filtration technology.

'Big Ball' technology allows the vacuums to be more compact, but also 'Big Ball' vacuums in the table are slightly weaker than 'Ball' vacuum. But, don't forget that 250 AW suction is really strong suction, being able to pick up deeply embedded dirt even from high-pile, thick, fiber-dense carpets.

Also, 'Big Ball' vacuums feature slightly smaller dirt bins (0.42 vs 0.53 gallons).

But, 'Big Ball' vacuums come with Carbon Fiber Turbine Head, which is suitable for various floor types.

All vacuums in the table feature Combination Tool and Stair Tool, but only Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal canister vacuum features Stiff Bristle Brush and Tangle Free Turbine Tool. These tools can be of great aid to pet owners in their effort to keep their homes clean.

Note: Dyson Groom Tool is one more tool that might interest pet owners. It picks up pet hair and dander directly from the pets, during grooming sessions - hence the name.

All cleaning tools and attachments can be ordered later, if/when required.

For Short: Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum is rather compact, but strong and sturdy corded, bagless canister vacuum.

It is designed for cleaning multitude of floors found at homes and apartments, including elevated surfaces using Combination Tool and Stair Tool.

If you are looking for a good, low maintenance canister vacuum, consider this model. After all, it also comes with 5-year limited warranty.

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