The Dyson Models


The DC01 was the very first UK upright Dyson model and is still very popular today because it’s built like a tank! This the first bagless vacuum cleaner based around James Dyson's famous dual cyclone technology.

These are considered pretty retro now where they were first introduced in the mid-nineties but are still quite sought after because they are such great work horses. If you want the famous Dyson suction but haven’t got (or simply don’t want to spend) £300+ for a new one, this is a great introduction to the world of cyclone technology.


The DC02 was Dysons first attempt at the cylinder pull along type vacuum cleaner. Built around the same dual cyclone technology as the DC01, the DC02 was designed to sit nicely on the stairs.


The DC03 was Dysons lightweight, low profile upright cleaner, intended for people who found the DC01 too cumbersome to carry around the home. The DC03 is the quirky twin cylinder version of the DC01 with one cylinder to collect dust and dirt and the second which contained a pair of HEPA filters.


The DC04 was the successor to the DC01 and included washable filters and a few other improvements on what was already a great cleaner! Unlike its predecessor, the DC04 is more suited to larger homes and some of the models include a clutch so the brushbar can be turned off and used on hard floors and delicate rugs. These are still incredibly popular for very good reason!


The DC05 was Dysons second attempt at the cylinder vacuum cleaner. It was a huge improvement on the DC02 which hadn’t proved particularly popular. The now pretty rare motorhead version had a motorised brushbar for improved pick-up on carpets.


The DC07 supersedes the DC04 and uses Root 8 Cyclone technology which improves the suction over the DC04 ever so slightly. This model is a definite improvement over the previous versions, most notably the bin emptying. Dyson started using a hinged bin flap so emptying was much cleaner and easier than the DC04. The DC07 is probably still the most popular model and the one I sell most of!


The DC08 is the bigger version of the DC05 and is more suited to larger homes. The DC08 was the first cylinder vacuum cleaner to incorporate the root cyclone technology.


The DC11 was the first cylinder Dyson to feature the telescopic wrap. This enabled the wand and hose to wrap around the body and stow away in a much smaller space than the previous cylinder Dysons. The turbine head and tools were also designed to be stored on board the machine to make it even more compact.

The DC11 wasn’t a great success for Dyson so they later introduced the telescopic wrap feature to the more popular DC08 model.


The DC14 is the model above the DC07. The telescopic wand on this model is the most noticeable improvement and much better than the DC07 for the stairs and hard to reach areas. This model can still be found in the shops for around £300 so there’s a huge saving to be had with one of my reconditioned DC14’s!


The DC15 is the ball equivalent of the DC14. The ‘ball’ makes it much more manoeuvrable than the other upright Dysons to date as it can glide around obstacles rather than the traditional backwards and forwards motion.


The DC18 ‘Slim’ is the next version of the lightweight DC03 weighing just 6.6kg. The DC18 was an improvement over the DC03 and used Root 6 Technology over Root 8 because of its more slender shape and also incorporates the ball technology.


The DC19 is the more modern looking DC08 but also incorporates the on-board tool storage of the DC11.


The DC20 is the telescopic wrap version of the DC19.


The DC24 is the small ultra-lightweight ball Dyson weighing just 5.4kg. This Dyson is extremely compact and ideal for people who live in flats or small homes/apartments where storage is an issue. The bin capacity is pretty small so I wouldn’t recommend this model for anyone in a big home as you’d be forever emptying it! These are still current in the shops for around £300 so there is a real saving to be had here!


The DC25 is the bigger brother of the DC24 and takes everything that’s great about it and makes it larger and more suitable for bigger homes. Being the ‘Ball’ model this glides around the home effortlessly and makes going around any obstacles a breeze. Still in the shops these fetch around £330 so you can get this at half the price!