Dyson Accessories – Read About all of the Dyson Attachments

October 3, 2006 · 7 comments

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There are numerous Dyson Vacuum accessories available in the various DC14 Kit packages, as well as available seperately. My package was called the Full Kit model which came with the following three accessories:

Hard Floor Tool: This tool is made for cleaning hardwood floors and tile. It has brushes on it and seems to do a pretty nice job on hardwood floors. It fits under cabinets, around chairs, etc and works fine on stairs. It seems to do a good job, and they built the brushes to leave some air space so it does not stick to the ground. This came with Dyson Full kit model that I have, otherwise it is $29.99

Dyson Mini Turbine Head: This is a small handheld tool that has 2 brushes that spin like mad and are only powered by the vacuums suction. When you start your vacuum up this tool takes a few seconds to spool up and it starts whizzing along and howling. It is kind of loud but it seems to do a pretty great job on smaller thick bristle rugs. I have not tried it on my couch yet, but I would imagine it does a great job. I would also think the mini turbine head would raise hell in your car, much better than any car vacuum out there. Luckily this baby came with my vacuum, otherwise it is $69.99.

Extra Lifetime Filter: Supposedly you never need to replace the filters, just wash them out, but they sell extras for $17.99. Mine came with an extra so I can still vacuum while the original filter dries out. This would be good if I used it every day but I don’t. Somewhat pointless now, but may make more sense down the road.

These are the Dyson accessories that I have not been able to review, since they did not come with my Dyson DC14 Full Kit Vacuum:

Flexi Crevice Tool: Dyson vacuums come with a standard crevice tool, but certain models come with this advanced tool. It allows you to extend and flex the tool to the desired angle that you want. It also comes with a mini brush. My Dyson did not come with this, and it would cost $29.99 to get. At this time I have no need for it and cannot write a review. If you enjoy the tool let me know in the comments below.

Mattress Tool: This is supposed to clean dust and dirt from mattresses? I do not have this tool or see the point in it. Cost is $29.99

Soft Dusting Brush: This has soft bristles and is supposed to help you dust. I read reviews and hear it is worthless other than for mini blinds or wood blinds. People said it tends to either push dust along by the bristles or have too much suction and stick to the surface. I did not get it with my full kit, and it costs $29.99.

Stiff Bristle Brush: This is supposed to remove stubborn and ground in dirt. I do not have it, new it is is $19.99. I would imagine you could use any $3.00 stiff bristle brush and one of the free attachments and save the $19.99.

Low Reach Floor Tool: It supposedly goes where most normal vacuums can fit…under things less than 3 ½” tall. I believe it has spinning brushes that are powered by the suction. It is $49.99

Carpet Cleaning Kit: I read reviews of this, and it is actually supposed to work. I guess you pour it into your carpeting, use a special tool to brush it in, let it sit, then vacuum it up. It is supposed to take extra dirt and odors with it. I would like to try it out, but it cost $49.99, which is quite a bit of money for some powder.

Read my full Dyson DC14 Full Kit Review
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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Terry 05.24.07 at 4:44 am

Great review – I’ll buy this one!

2 Brenda Wilhite 02.04.09 at 1:01 pm

Zork, the powdered rug cleaning stuff worked amazingly well on a large wool Navaho rug I keep on the floor. It was very dirty and I needed to send it to the expensive oriental rug cleaners. I tried Zork and used a broom to get it spread and into the fibers. I was amazed at how well it worked. This stuff is amazing for situations like mine. It would also be great for couches and such.

3 Dave 03.08.09 at 8:46 am

Have a DC-14 and after a few uses, I have to physically blow out the cyclone assembly with compressed air. It has so many different orifices that I had to add about 18″ of 1/4″ tubing to my air gun to get it cleared enough to work. Messy!!! Is there another way to clean this unit? No instructions came with the vacuum about this. Also, how does the mini turbine head attach to the unit? It appears that I may be missing a piece and it doesn’t seem to work very well.

4 Andrew 04.29.09 at 8:45 pm

The Low Reach Floor Tool does not have spinning bristles. It has bristles that surround the head and are retractable for using on carpet. When in “carpet mode” it has similar red “lint brush” type of strips that the standard accessory Stair Tool has. I’ve never seen the Hard Floor tool, but it seems like this might be similar, but with the retractable bristles for carpet.

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