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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby slippyfish » May 3rd, 2016, 11:08 am

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bepster wrote:But then I see it in my local housewares store and am frankly mortified by the molding and overall built quality.


The visible mold flow knit lines due to using that crazy metal flake-infused plastic is what has dragged down some of their earlier vacuum products. There's an overall plasticky feeling to the products too, but as long as they work and I can get replacement filters I'll be a repeat customer.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby yo » May 3rd, 2016, 11:19 am

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we are a Miele family over here. My wife couldn't get past the buck rogers feel of the Dysons. The Miele's just feel more tasteful.... that and the ratings on their HEPA filters sold Kristina.

Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby Mr-914 » May 3rd, 2016, 11:44 am

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I have a Kenmore branded Panasonic. I find it pretty good.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby FH13 » May 3rd, 2016, 2:11 pm


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Yeah, I spent a fairly good amount of time researching "the best vacuum". After reading countless reviews and watching comparison videos I got tired and just went to Best Buy and got a hoover or eureka for $130 or less. I got tired of all the "this is good for floors but not carpet" or "good for low pile carpet but not for shaggy carpet", "this one can pick up rocks but not fine dust or vise versa", etc.
Sharks got really good reviews but felt like plastic toys. I liked the look of Electrolux vacuums but didn't want to go by looks only.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby KenoLeon » May 3rd, 2016, 4:08 pm

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Don't know bout $400 hairdryers, but I have a Dyson DC35, my experience as a consumer is that:

a) It works ok and is more practical (being cordless,handheld) than my previous vacuum ( a mecha yellow eureka)
b) it's quirky, very quirky.

As a designer I am left scratching my head, it is overly engineered in some parts ( the plastic is riot shield grade), the packaging and installation was simple, clean, I like the design, yet it blatantly says f**k the user in others, this last point is evident when emptying the thing, here's a depiction:

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So the manual says that you should not fill it over the line( the first one from bottom to top) , which holds very little, yet it allows you to do so, ( an affordability) plus are you really looking at that line ? while vacuuming? , anyways, when you inevitably fail to do so, all those little holes get filled up with gunk and in order to dislodge them, you have to reach in with a twig, a bloody twig, I even have a special twig in the kitchen just for this purpose, I researched online ( maybe I was doing something wrong), and no, other folks have their special twigs, madness.

On the plus side I had a spider in the bathroom spawn hundreds of little spiders, this thing took care of that business in no time, you even get to see them die as they spin to death while you laugh maniacally, so yeah, good product with room for improvement and questionable design choices.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby Mr-914 » May 4th, 2016, 6:40 am

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Keno: My vacuum has a similar holey plastic cylinder inside. Doesn't the Dyson come apart so that you can rinse it out in the sink?
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby KenoLeon » May 4th, 2016, 11:25 am

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You can disassemble it more, something of a hidden feature that I learned after the 1st year of using it on an amazon review out of all places, I don't think you can rinse it since it has some electrical contacts, so you bang the thing hoping the little holes dislodge themselves while creating a dust cloud.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby Mr-914 » May 4th, 2016, 1:30 pm

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That seems poorly thought out. My Kenmore completely disassembles, but it's a proper canister vacuum not a hand held.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby rkuchinsky » May 5th, 2016, 7:33 pm

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Never saw/thought about the holes in the dyson vac. My biggest issue is you have to hold the trigger down to make it work. Gives you trigger finger after 5min (it's not light!). And the button is huge and square so causes major finger pressure issues. I don't know how a person with smaller fingers could use it for more than 3 min without discomfort!

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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby mas » October 11th, 2016, 7:02 pm


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This guy does a product teardown of the Supersonic. Pretty funny but a bit rude and contains lots of swearing.

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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby IDiot » October 12th, 2016, 9:40 am

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slippyfish wrote:
bepster wrote:But then I see it in my local housewares store and am frankly mortified by the molding and overall built quality.


The visible mold flow knit lines due to using that crazy metal flake-infused plastic is what has dragged down some of their earlier vacuum products. There's an overall plasticky feeling to the products too, but as long as they work and I can get replacement filters I'll be a repeat customer.


They even put a marketing spin on the mold flow lines. I used to carry one of these chips around with me and when marketing people wanted to try to mold metallic plastics I would ask if they were ready to do something like this?
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Postby Generatewhatsnext » October 12th, 2016, 12:12 pm

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We have a whole-house central vac system which didn't seem all that appealing when we bought the house but quickly earned its value - all the dust, pollen and particles travel to a big basement canister and the resulting exhaust air travels outside through a vent at the back of the house. I empty the canister about once a year...it's got super-suction and lots of accessories. With regular vacs, anything the vac doesn't filter out leaves with the exhaust air - back into your house.

That said, a friend at Hoover sent me two Air Steerable HEPA Upright Windtunnel vacs about 3 years ago, we keep one upstairs and one downstairs - they are as effective as the Dyson DC35 Animal we had for a decade before, just as "plasticky" but easier to keep clean...and I think the retail on them is only $200.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby Mr-914 » October 12th, 2016, 2:32 pm

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I just want to +1 that product tear down. I love how the guy makes mistakes, but will correct himself as he goes on. It's also a great display of how to get some basic product specs using household tools and products.
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Re: Dyson Supersonic

Postby yo » October 14th, 2016, 12:01 pm

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liquid steel, that is a good one! I'm sure they are laughing all the way to the bank on that little gem.

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