Dyson DC21 Stowaway Cleaner

Enjoy a spic and span house with the help of the Dyson DC21. Designed with Root Cyclone technology, this Dyson vacuum cleans like a breeze. This canister cleaner has a motorized brush-bar for easy cleaning of carpets. The HEPA technology of this Dyson vacuum makes sure each and every particle of dust, dirt, pollen, bacteria, and mold is picked up and cleaned away. Other features of this canister cleaner include foot-operated control, a stair tool, a crevice tool, a 16-foot cord, a 0.44-gallon bin capacity, and a 220-airwatt suction power. With so much to offer, the compact Dyson DC21 weighs barely above 23 pounds and can be stowed away easily.

Product Review Summary

Based on 19 user reviews
74% recommend this product
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  • Powerful (5)
  • Easy to Use (3)
  • Lightweight (1)
  • Short Power Cord (3)
  • Difficult to Empty (2)
Good For
  • Multi-Purpose (5)
  • Stairs (5)
  • Carpet (4)
  • Pet Hair (3)
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Consumer Reviews



bych59 Mar 14, 2011
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Removes loose fibers from 'shedding' carpet.
Cons Bristles on power head are damaging!
Recommended it? No

In love with my Dyson at first....
I've had my Dyson canister for 2 years and can give an honest opinion as the "novelty" has worn off. 

I must say out of the box the Dyson looked somewhat cheap in quality compared to my Miele.  However, when I turned the Dyson on and... Read full review »


Fan of This Machine

byironman2009 Jul 18, 2009
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Manuverable<br>Powerfull<br>Reliable<br>Easy to clean canister
Cons Semi-short Power cord<br>Weak power cord retraction<br>Wand extension lock...
Recommended it? Yes

We bought this Dyson on the recommendation of a friend.  We’ve had it for almost two years now and have no real complaints to speak of.
The canister style means less back work and more maneuverability than a full upright.  The wand can be extended from about two feet to five feet pretty... Read full review »


Dyson DC21 rotten skunk smell

bygoumcanes Jun 21, 2009
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros superb suction and ease of use
Cons short power cord cheap plastic hose   Horrible smell after cleaning collection unit
Recommended it? Yes

Simply fantastic vacuum.  Power cord WAAAYYYY to short.  Cheap plastic for a $400 vacuum may lead to issues in the future.  BEST suction ever..horrid smell if you wash canister.

We have all hardwood floors in the house and the floor attachment is superb.  This thing picks up EVERYTHING and... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Number of Tools 3

Details and Capabilities

Filtration Levels 5
Air Watts 220
Hose Reach 11.89 ft.
Cord Length 16.4 ft.
Weight 22.49 lb.
Tank / Bag Capacity 0.44 Gallons
Cleaning Path 12.5 In.


Amperage 12 Amps
Power Consumption 1400 Watts

Product Identifiers

UPC 879957001190
MPN DC21 Stowaway

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