Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum is very strong corded, bagless, canister vacuum cleaner, designed for cleaning various floor types, while keeping maintenance costs to almost nothing.

Thanks to the long flexible cleaning hose, wand and available cleaning tools, Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum is suitable for cleaning common surfaces found at home from the floor to the ceiling.

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Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum 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 it weighs 17.64 pounds (~8 kg) - it is not the lightest canister vacuum on the market, but it is carried by both hands and when in use, most of the weight is set on two large wheels.

Thanks to its design, it is rather compact unit, with very low center of gravity - center of gravity is so low that when it falls over, it can easily pick itself up again.

carbon fiber turbine headMain cleaner head is so-called Carbon Fiber Turbine Head featuring brushroll with bristles made out of two different materials: carbon fiber filaments are designed for picking up fine dust and other small particles, while stiff nylon bristles help remove ground-in dirt.

Carbon Fiber Turbine Head features automatic height adjustment system, allowing the user to easily traverse from one floor type to another and back.

In order to protect sensitive floors potential damage, user can decrease the suction and thus decrease the spinning rate of the brushroll.

Carbon Fiber Turbine Head features very low profile, allowing the user to clean under beds and sofas easily. Also, thanks to the full swivel mechanism, it maneuvers easily around floor objects and obstacles - much easier than classic upright vacuums, of course.

Power cord is 21 feet (6.4 m) long and features automatic power cord rewind system. Although 21 feet doesn't look long enough for the home/apartment main vacuum cleaner, thanks to the flexible cleaning hose and wand, maximum reach is respectable 35 feet (10.7 m), allowing the use to clean large area using single wall power socket.

Dirt bin capacity is 0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters) allowing the user to vacuum without interruptions for dirt bin emptying.

Dirt bin is transparent, allowing the user to see amount and type of vacuumed dirt and debris (missing socks? :) ). Dirt bin features bottom emptying system, helping the user to empty the dirt directly into the trash can, without making a mess.

Air filtration is excellent - Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum is entirely designed with true HEPA air filtration in mind. Unit is designed to trap at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles and to exhaust practically clean air.

Air filtration is based on Dyson's 2 Tier Radial Cyclone air filtration technology, combined with washable lifetime filter.

Note: never assemble the unit with wet filter and never use it with wet filter or no filer at all. This Dyson canister vacuum is easy and straightforward to use, but before the very first use, be sure to read the manual/instructions thoroughly.

Although HEPA filters and filtration are known to create larger pressure drop within the system, Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum produces 250 Air Watts (AW) of suction power - this is one of the strongest canisters on the market, especially considering that it is true HEPA vacuum.

If there is a clog or blockage within the system, motor's thermal protection shuts down the motor, to prevent any damage. When that happens, turn off the unit, unplug it, an let it cool down for 1-2 hours. Clear the blockages and resume with the cleaning - if the motor doesn't start or if it is turned off often by thermal protection, contact the Dyson's support.

cleaning toolsFor cleaning elevated surfaces, unit features two additional cleaning tools:

- Combination Tool is 2-in-1 cleaning tool, combining crevice tool and brush tool in one cleaning tool.

Crevice tool is long and narrow, allowing the user to clean hard-to-reach areas like between seats or cushions, along the baseboards, in the corners etc.

Dusting Brush comes with soft bristles which agitate dust and other dirt that is then vacuumed with strong air flow.

- Stair Tool is designed for cleaning stairs, upholstery and similar carpeted and upholstered surfaces that can't be cleaned using main Carbon Fiber Turbine Head.

Note: there are many other cleaning tools and attachments that can be ordered later, if or when required.

Comparison of Dyson's canister vacuums is given in the following table:

Model Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Dyson Ball Multi Floor
(formerly DC39 Origin)
Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum
Photo dyson cinetic big ball animal canister vacuum cleaner  dyson ball multi floor canister dc39 origin vacuum cleaner  dyson big ball multi floor canister vacuum cleaner 
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) 
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 
Tangle Free Turbine Tool Yes No No
Groom Tool No No No
Stiff Bristle Brush Yes No No
Combination Tool Yes Yes  Yes
Stair Tool Yes Yes  Yes
Amazon Link Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Dyson Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum

Note: Amazon links in the table open in the new windows, feel free to check them for more reviews and recommendations.

As one can see, all three vacuums in the table feature different Dyson's filtration technology. Nonetheless, all three models are true HEPA vacuums, even the somewhat older, but stronger Dyson Ball Multi Floor - Dyson DC39 Origin.

dyson tangle free turbine tool mDyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum features Dyson Cinetic filtration technology and non-washable lifetime filter. Also, it features most cleaning tools, including Tangle Free Turbine Tool and Stiff Bristle Brush.

Also, Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum is the most expensive unit in this comparison table.

However, if you are looking for exceptional canister vacuum for cleaning pet and human hair, among other dirt, consider Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum or consider Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum, but order separately Tangle Free Turbine Tool.

dyson groom tool mNote: None of these models feature Dyson Groom Tool which is designed for picking up pet hair while still on your pet.

If you have pet(s) that shed a lot, consider Dyson Tangle Free Turbine Tool and Dyson Groom Tool - both tools can be ordered separately and actually can really help pet owners to keep their homes clean.


Long Story Short: Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner is excellent vacuum that comes with nice price tag, but what you pay is what you get: a strong and durable vacuum cleaner, with excellent air filtration, minimum maintenance costs, long reach, with the main cleaner head optimized for various floors (Multi Floor - hence the name).

Combination Tool and Dusting Brush can clean most surfaces commonly found at homes and apartments and if more cleaning tools are required, they can be ordered separately.

If you are looking for the good canister vacuum to be used as the main vacuum cleaner even in large home and apartment, consider this unit.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).