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Should I Buy a DC25 or DC33?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

DC25 Vs DC33

If you are trying to decide between buying the Dyson DC25 and the DC33 or you are simply wanting to know the differences between them, then good -- you have come to the right place. Below, you will find a specification and features comparison of the two models, highlighting their differences, along with a concluding verdict as to which Dyson vacuum offers you the best value for money -- and also which Dyson upright is more suited to your specific needs and preferences.

The Dyson Upright DC25 Vacuum (Multi-floor) Cleaner: The DC25 is a moderately powerful upright vacuum cleaner which has been specifically designed to be both manoeuvrable and ergonomic.

The Dyson Upright DC33 (Multi-floor) Vacuum Cleaner: The DC33 is a powerful upright vacuum cleaner that offers itself primarily on its practical terms (e.g. huge cleaning reach).


The DC33 offers the most power -- at a constant suction power of 255 Air Watts, whereas the DC25 comes in at 220 Air Watts. With a difference of around 35 Air watts, makes the DC33 a noticeably better 'cleaner'.


Both are built with the unique Dyson Root Cyclone technology, so neither will lose suction as the debris in the bin capacity builds.


The Dyson DC25 encompasses the Dyson Ball that allows the user, greater control of steering and flexibility, than that of a fixed wheeled upright vacuum like that of the DC33 -- which has to be dragged back and forth. Moreover, the DC25 weighs less at 7.4 kg, with the DC33 weighing in at 8 kg. 


The DC25 is smaller and hence easier to store than that of the DC33 with dimensions of Height: 107.1, Width:31 and Depth 39.2 cm and the DC33 dimensions of Height:108.4, Width:34.8 and Depth: 34 cm. The DC33 does however have a larger bin capacity (2.3 litres) than the DC25 (1.4 litres) -- as well as a greater cord length (9.25 metres) and max reach capability (14.25 metres) than the DC25 (cord length:7.5 metres & reach:12.34 metres).

Further Information

Both come with a HEPA filter to act as an 'extra' protection of expelled air that contains bacteria which could inflict those who suffer with asthma or allergies, as well as both being backed by a 5 year labour and parts warranty.

There are a few additional subtle differences between the models, such as the quick-draw telescope of the DC25 and standard telescope of the DC33 -- simply the quick-draw telescope can be drawn out in one simple movement, rather than several for that of the DC33. As well as the finger press control on the DC25 which can change the motorized head from the handle rather than having to bend down with the DC33's motor head and change it manually. 

The DC33 was also awarded with 'Which? Best Buy' for vacuum cleaners on April 2011.


Both are provided with the same standard onboard accessories -- a stair tool and combination tool, and if you were to get the Dyson Animal version of the DC25 or DC33 you also get a mini turbine, specifically designed to pick up pet hair.

Should You Buy the DC25 or the DC33?

The DC25 comes in at around the £300 mark, being around £30-50 more expensive than that of the DC33 (both slightly more if you purchased the Animal Versions). Whether you buy the DC25 or DC33 really comes down to preference, both offer you good value for money. Essentially, you are choosing between power and practicality versus better manoeuverability and improved technology & features. Personally, I would opt for the DC33, as cleaning performance is pretty important to me and also the practicality factors appeals to me over the manoeuvrability of the upright cleaner that the DC25 offers. 

Which upright vacuum cleaner would you buy and why? Please let me know in the comments section below as well as any other general remarks or questions you have specifically regarding the DC25 vs DC33 debate.



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