The Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor (formerly known as the DC25 All-Floors) is a high-end bagless vacuum that receives generally strong ratings from professional and user reviewers. Owners praise it for its power and maneuverability, though some find the attachment hose and tools awkward to use. In professional tests, the Dyson DC25 receives good scores for cleaning performance on carpets and bare floors, as well as for controlling allergens and pet hair. However, a number of owners complain about noise.
Like all Dyson models, the DC25 comes with a five-year warranty. We also found positive reviews for the Dyson DC28 Animal (*Est. $600), but this model is more expensive, larger and harder to maneuver under furniture. If you're looking for a less expensive bagless vacuum, the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless UH70120 ($100) offers good performance for less than one-quarter the price of either Dyson model.
The most thorough tests of the Dyson DC25 are conducted by ConsumerReports.org and its U.K. equivalent, Which? magazine. Walmart.com has the most owner-written reviews of this model with nearly 1,500 ratings. We also found more than 1,000 user reviews at Amazon.com, Viewpoints.com, BestBuy.com and Epinions.com, most of them extremely positive.
ConsumerReports.org evaluates more than 80 upright vacuums, including the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor, by testing them on carpet and bare floor. It rates each one for cleaning ability, noise, emissions and ease of use, as well as its ability to pick up pet hair from carpeting
Review: Upright Vacuum Cleaner Ratings and Reliability, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Which? magazine
Which? is the U.K. equivalent of ConsumerReports.org with the same reputation for rigorous independent testing and unbiased ratings. The Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor is among 159 vacuum cleaners tested. Each gets a breakdown of specs and test results along with a short well-balanced review.
Review: Vacuum Cleaners, Editors of Which? magazine
Walmart.com has more owner-written reviews on the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor than other retail sites with nearly 1,500 users contributing to an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. The majority (92 percent) say they'd recommend this model to a friend. Owners say it's expensive, but most agree that it's worth the price.
Review: Dyson DC25 Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Bonus Accessory Kit, Contributors to Walmart.com
More than 600 users contribute to the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor's 4-star average rating at Amazon.com. Owners say the vacuum works exceptionally well, but some find the attachments can be hard to use, and others wish that the dust cup was larger.
Review: Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Contributors to Amazon.com
More than 380 users contribute to the Dyson DC25 Multi-Floor's average rating of 91 (out of 100). Although most owners praise the Dyson's performance and maneuverability, many complain of the high cost and say the hose could be easier to use.
Review: Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Vacuum Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
There aren't nearly as many reviews for the Dyson DC25 All-Floors at Epinions.com as there are at Amazon.com or Viewpoints.com, but many of them are especially thorough. The vacuum cleaner receives an average rating of 4 stars (out of 5) from about 70 users.
Review: Dyson DC25 All Floors Bagless Upright Vacuum, Contributors to Epinions.com