The Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor is one of the smaller upright vacuums in the Dyson line, weighing just 11.65 pounds. It has an upholstery/dust brush combination tool and a retracting handle that collapses for storage. Reviewers love the fact that the brush head self-levels when transitioning from high- to low-pile carpets or to bare floors. They're less enamored with the bagless Dyson's dust canister, however; some owners say it's hard to empty. The DC24 has a lifetime HEPA filter that must be washed in cold water on a monthly basis, and the vacuum is backed by a five-year warranty. The Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor (*Est. $400) is similar in size and price, but reviews say the DC25 is much better for removing pet hair.
We found the most comprehensive review of the Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor from ConsumerReports.org, which evaluates more than 80 upright vacuums for performance on carpet and bare floors, maneuverability, pet-hair removal and emissions. Which?, the U.K. equivalent of ConsumerReports.org, conducts similar testing of about 150 vacuum cleaners, including the DC24. However, many of the models included in this roundup aren't sold in the U.S. We found close to 1,500 owner-written reviews of the Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and Viewpoints.com.
The Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor is one of more than 80 upright vacuums tested and rated by ConsumerReports.org in its ongoing vacuum cleaner testing. Each upright vacuum is given a rating for carpet and bare floor performance, ability to pick up pet hair, emissions and maneuverability.
Review: Upright Vacuum Cleaner Ratings and Reliability, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, As of May 2012
2. Which? magazine
In its latest roundup of vacuum cleaner testing, Which? magazine (the U.K. equivalent of ConsumerReports.org) evaluates the Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor along with nearly 150 other models. Each vacuum cleaner is rated in terms of cleaning performance, maneuverability and other factors.
Review: Vacuum Cleaners, Editors of Which? magazine, As of May 2012
More than 1,000 owners contribute to an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. There are a few isolated complaints about motor failure after several months, but most owners are highly pleased with the suction power and maneuverability of the Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor.
Review: Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor Ultra Lightweight Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Contributors to Walmart.com
The Dyson DC24 earns an average score of 3.5 out of 5 in nearly 300 reviews. A number of owners complain that this vacuum is underpowered, and we also found a number of comments citing broken parts. On the other hand, happy consumers say this vac is lightweight and very easy to maneuver, thanks to its unique ball design.
Review: Dyson DC24 Ball All-Floors, Contributors to Amazon.com
The Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor earns an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 in about 85 owner-written reviews. Owners like the washable filters and praise the Dyson DC24's ability to pick up pet hair, even in homes with allergy sufferers.
Review: Dyson DC24 Multi Floor Ultra Lightweight Ball Bagless Ultra Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Contributors to Target.com
More than 80 owners weigh in with feedback on the Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor, contributing to an overall average score of 87 (out of a possible 100). More than half say they love this model; feedback overall is similar to that found on other sites.
Review: Dyson DC24 Ball All-Floors Vacuum Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com