Dyson DC34 hand held vac’

Dyson DC34
  • Worth having?
  • Product quality
  • Pricing and value for money


Not the cheapest hand held vac by a long shot, but good suction and six minutes’ cleaning from a recharge.

User Review
4.85 (20 votes)

The Dyson DC34 is amongst more of those items on the never-ending list of “must haves”. Previously I had used a Dyson DC30  in the motorhome and then later an upright Samsung. The latter, as good as it was, it is what can only be described as overkill with just a small area to clean. The other drawback with lugging a full-sized upright comes in the shape or format of its weight – close to 12 kg. Whilst this did not interfere with my payload in any way, the Samsung was bulky and had to live in the rear locker.

Tesco Clubcard to pay for the Dyson DC34

I had received a promotional email from Tesco stating that Clubcard vouchers were worth double their face value on certain items.  Vacuum cleaners are often available in the “Double Up” offer. Initially, I bought a Black and Decker handheld vacuum cleaner. However, it was neither use nor ornament, so I took it back and exchanged if for the Dyson DC34.  Whilst it is fair to state the Dyson DC34 is more than double the price of the Black and Decker, I think the old saying “you get what you pay for springs to mind”. In the end, I paid for the Dyson DC34 with £80.00 worth of Clubcard vouchers – so worth double at £160 and paid the last tenner in cash.

What’s in the box of the Dyson DC34?

This hand-held vacuum comes with various accessories. These include a long narrow nozzle, soft brush and a further head with a rotating brush. Within the instructions was also a leaflet detailing an offer whereby FREE tools and accessories were available by redemption. I sent the coupon back to Dyson and the freebies arrived a couple of weeks later. I  completed the online registration for the guarantee. Whilst completing this, I spotted a wall mounting kit that was duly purchased. This holds the vacuum securely in place against the motorhome bulkhead. The charging lead threads through the base of the holder. As a result, this ensures that recharging is neat and easy.

The Dyson has an extra boost button and really picks up dust and grime. The soft brush attachment is ideal for cleaning soft furnishings and even the laptop keyboard! In comparison to the Black and Decker, there is no comparison at all! The Dyson DC34 wins hands down. After a full charge, the vacuum will function for about six minutes. This is sufficient time to clean the motorhome.

The Dyson DC34 is available on the high street or via Amazon on the above link.

For details of the range of hand-held vacuum cleaners are on the Dyson website

What makes and model of vacuum cleaner do you have in your ‘van? Is it any good? Drop us a line! Fill out the “Leave a reply” box below.

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  1. Carol Weave June 23, 2012

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