Dyson vacuums came to the United States several years ago and created quite a stir in the bagless vacuum market. Though there had been bagless vacuums available before Dyson, this brand stole the show, creating competition and inspiring copycats in almost every other major brand - in once case resulting in a patent infringement lawsuit (which Dyson won).

The Dyson brand has at least ten different models that have different features ranging from low reach capabilities to dealing specifically with pet hairs and dander. All Dyson vacuums offer a lifetime HEPA filter that never needs replacing. The major claim Dyson makes is that their vacuums never lose suction, making them the superior cleaning machine. Using what the manufacture calls Root8Cyclone technology, a centrifugal force is created that spins the dust, dirt and debris away from the filter so it cannot clog. The bagless design means no additional cost to the consumer (no bags to buy) and no dirt left in the vacuum that can cause additional clogging in the filter (creating a decrease in suction). Empting the canister on the Dyson is simple - hold the canister over a trash receptacle, press a button and the bottom of the canister drops open like a trap door, releasing the dirt.

Each of the Dyson models comes with different features, such as an extendable hose that makes vacuuming the stairs all the way to the top simple. Others have several different attachments including a special turbine head for cleaning animal fur out of carpet and furniture or a low profile head for cleaning under furniture or low clearance spots. Some, of course, include all these features. Most Dyson models also feature the ability to vacuum both deep pile carpet and delicate hardwood floors by simple flicking a switch.

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