Being a blogger, takes me to visit some amazing companies, all around the UK, and even further afield! I was extremely lucky to amongst the first bloggers to be invited to a Dyson blogging event in the UK. It was such an honour and an interesting event, meeting many of the Dyson team.
We arrived at the marketing HQ of Dyson, which was decorated at its entrance, with the actual machines that we were going to review and find out more about. How cool is that? The buildings top floor incidentally used to be James Dyson’s flat.
We then looked at some of the past, present and future projects of the Dyson family. Modern looking hand dryers, fans and heaters and Dyson vacuum cleaners of the past, and future exciting projects, that promise to revolutionise cleaning even more.
Dyson’s amazing, space-saving tap and hand dryer all in one!
We learnt a little more about the technology behind the Dyson DC59 Animal cordless vacuum cleaner, with some of Dysons very own, and very clever engineers.
But it’s all very well, being told all of the information, we then got to be hands on, and test out the Dyson DC59 Animal cordless vacuum, against three of the leading cordless competitors.
The Dyson DC59 Animal cordless vacuum cleaner didn’t just beat them, it absolutely smashed them all out of the park. Their rivals seemed not only weak in the suction but had flimsily designs, not able to negotiate movement in the front head section well. Some, you could even see blowing out, as much dust (flour) as they were picking up. You can clearly see above how the Dyson has even removed the debris in the joint, which no other vacuum was able to do. The above photograph really does show you how well the Dyson performed, compared to the others. However we were all keen to review the DC59 ourselves in our own homes.
The DC59 Animal cordless vacuum cleaner is powered by the Dyson digital motor V6. This 350W motor, 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones and a re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery combine to provide powerful suction. The latest motorised head with carbon fibre filaments aids in achieving high dust removal. Together these four technologies enable DC59 Animal to suck up as much dust as even a corded vacuum.
Testing At Home (DC59 Review)
I have an upright vacuum cleaner already, and I really dislike it for two reasons. It’s incredibly heavy, and this makes it nearly impossible to vacuum the stairs. I just can’t, even with attachment provided, hold and vacuum and the same time. It also has a very short lead, and I get so frustrated, plugging and unplugging it, as I vacuum. So I soon realised that the Dyson DC59 would be a vast improvement on my old vacuum. Its more than that though, it actually changes the way that you clean – no really! It is so quick and easy to use, I use it little but often around the home. It almost makes cleaning a pleasure. It is light, but also feels robust, easy to move, and vacuum under things (the head flattens to the floor and has a very small depth) with a quick change, you can even do the hard to reach areas like cobwebs in the corners, or skirting boards. Amazingly easy to use on the stairs, the correct attachment is easily attached with one click. I have only hardwood and tiled floors downstairs and it works just as well on those as it does on carpet.
Once out of the box, it clicks simply together, no construction required. I still can’t get over how light it is, I have really struggled with my vacuum, especially taking it upstairs, this is an absolute dream in comparison!
Emptying the filter is simple, this does require washing once a month, and air drying instructions how to do this are included. I actually see this as an advantage, as I have other vacuum before with a filter that couldn’t be washed, and after time, they have a strange dusty smewll I think.
As you can see from the above photograph the chamber that collects the dust is small, but I find this is sufficient for one clean, and I empty it each time I use it. There are two different power modes. You can choose between 20 mins of high constant suction or 6 minutes boost mode for more difficult tasks. I have been using my Dyson DC59 for nearly two weeks so far, and whilst cleaning I haven’t as yet run the battery out mid clean. I rarely use it on the boost, as the suction seems sufficient on the lower speed. I did however this weekend use it, as I vacuumed under each of the children’s beds (which I must admit doesn’t get done as often as it should) boost mode was great for this, it also filled quicker with dust, but that’s only to be expected.
What’s In The Box
- Crevice tool
- Combination accessory tool
- Removable wand
- Quick start guide
- 2 Year Guarantee
- Docking station
- Battery charger
- Mini motorised tool
The Technical Information
- 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones
- Run-time enhancing trigger
- Lightweight and ergonomic
- Balanced for floor to ceiling cleaning
- Stair cleaning
- Docking station
- The latest motorised head with carbon fibre filaments
- Re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery
- Hygienic bin emptying
- Cleans under low furniture
- In car cleaning
- Mini motorised tool for tough tasks
So overall I have been extremely impressed with the DC59, it is quite simply is the best vacuum cleaner I have ever used. I will never go back to one with a cord, I just don’t know why you would. It feels like I am being so much more successful with my time, I can vacuum quickly, simply, and above all far more effectively than ever before. As an added bonus Tall Dad, is absolutely smitten too, and doesn’t need to be asked twice to whip out Dasher (our new name for the DC59 Dyson) and quickly vacuum. Perfection I think! 😉
One Month On :
I don’t have anything to add other than it is still the best vacuum I have used. I did a spring clean of the downstairs of the house once I had taken the decorations down, moving the sofas, and other furniture etc. It was a dream to use, I would have no hesitation recommending people to buy it. If you need to learn more about go to the Dyson site, where you can also purchase it directly priced at £350.