The Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum is a very stylish canister model, with a $500 price tag. The price can be justified if it truly is a spectacular model. In this review of the Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this unit and then decide if it’s worth the price. As with most models from this manufacturer, I think it looks spectacular. The actual unit is small, even though it’s not really that light – it weighs just over 23 lbs. Here’s a rundown of the best features found on this model: powerful Root Cyclone technology, a motorized brushbar, HEPA filter, 13 inch cleaning path, lifetime washable filter, brush cleaning tool and back-saver wand, edge cleaning, an easy empty dirt container, effortless steering, and a couple attachments. Of course, the whole reason this vacuum is called the stowaway is because the hose and wand compress and wrap around the unit. After you compress it all together, it doesn’t take up much room at all in the closet.
Now, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum. One thing I’m not a big fan of is the 16.4 ft power cord. This is way too short, even though the hose and wand help extend that length some. Another thing is that the hose tends to get kinked up easily, which totally kills the suction. Actually, I’m not all that impressed with the quality of the hose either. Also, the canister doesn’t seem to pivot very well, and at times can be hard to drag behind. Lastly, the Dyson DC21 Stowaway is a little too heavy for my liking. This makes it a little tougher to drag behind and also to take up and down stairs. Overall, I’m giving this vacuum a 3.8 / 5 star rating.