If you’re a fan of a Dyson you’ll know why I got very excited about being invited along to the Dyson London PR offices recently to hear all about their latest vacuum cleaner and to give a thorough Dyson DC59 Cordless vacuum cleaner review. Even if you’re not a Dyson fan, maybe you’ll be convinced once you hear about it? Let’s see.
Dyson DC59 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review:
The new DC59 is not cheap, and to begin with I’m going to tell you that it costs £350 generally. Now I’m going to let you make your own mind up as to whether you would want to spend that kind of money on a vacuum cleaner. I was given a complimentary product of course for the purposes of the review (that was fun on the Tube!) and having used it for a few weeks now I think I know where I stand on the price and its value for money.
That’s a cool entrance to the Dyson PR offices right?
We spent a few hours here coming to understand the technology behind the Dyson vacuums and other products as well as putting the new Dyson DC59 through its paces, and testing it against other leading competitors.
In theory the DC59 Animal Cordless vacuum is as powerful as a corded vacuum. It contains the Dyson digital motor V6. This 350W motor has a higher wattage than its predecessor and contributes to the ability of the machine to produce powerful suction. 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 a corded vacuum.
So that’s the theory but how did it do in the tests?
After hearing more about the technology from engineer Tim, it was time to put it all to the test.
What you see here is baking powder being packed into a crack in the flooring. What followed was very interesting. We simultaneously tested the Dyson along with 3 of its closest competitors in the cordless vacuum market. Using the same vacuuming action we attempted to use all 4 to clean up the baking powder. Suffice to say the Dyson was the best at cleaning up the mess and the ONLY vacuum that could suck the baking powder out of the cracks. A great test of its power and suction.
We even got to test how the Dyson DC59 would cope with pine needles stuck in the carpet. Everyone has this problem with a real Christmas tree don’t they and pine needles are one of the worst things to try to remove with your vacuum.
I personally gave this a go and found the pine needles were no match for the Dyson DC59.
Testing at Home:
Of course you might be skeptical and assume this is all very well orchestrated by the Dyson PR team, and no-one would blame you for thinking that. The real test comes when you take it home and test it yourself in your own house. Which is exactly what I did.
The Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless vacuum charges via a unit that secures on the wall and connects to the mains electricity. Once stored it is constantly charging. Hook it out of the cradle when you need to use it. Battery life will then last for 20 minutes on the standard power setting but just 6 minutes if you use the ‘max’ power setting. It is lightweight, extremely so compared to previous Dyson vacuums, has an easy to remove and clean filter and stores its accessories in the wall mounted unit.
1. Obviously being cordless it’s quick and easy to pick up and manoeuvre about the house. Very easy in fact. So easy even my children aged 6 and 9 can easily use it. This will revolutionise the way I get them involved in chores. Already they have vacuumed their own rooms, cleaned up the gerbil sawdust, and tidied up after themselves after messy play, and messy eating! I have found myself grabbing the DC59 to give the rugs a quick tidy, to pick up the bits on the wooden kitchen floor, and my black hallway runner (never buy a black rug) has never looked cleaner.
2. The DC59 is very light. My previous vacuum was so heavy I actually didn’t trust myself carrying it down our rather steep stairs. I’m not a fan of cleaning, like many of us I’d rather be doing something else but the DC59 is such a pleasure to use it no longer feels like a chore. The Dyson PR people suggested the DC59 would change the way we clean and I was rather skeptical of this fact, but I’m starting to think they are right. It’s no longer a big job to get the vacuum out, unwind the cord, plug it in and haul it around the room. Now I just grab the DC59, give it a quick whizz around the room and I’m done. It’s back in its holder before I know it.
3. It’s just as powerful, it not more so than a regular corded vacuum and I’ve had no problems with this at all. It doesn’t seem to ‘stick’ to the carpet like my old vacuum unless it’s on the MAX setting but that isn’t necessarily because of a lack of power. I’ve no evidence of that and my carpets and floors have never looked cleaner.
1. The bin section is small and if like me, you have a rather dense carpet or rug, it does seem to fill up very quickly. Or maybe there’s just way to much dust and dirt in the particular rug! Anyway, I just keep an eye on it and empty it as soon as I see the bin hit the max line. If you don’t the dirt compacts in there and you’re fishing it out with a knife. I’m interested to see how this goes over time.
2. It’s a small point but when you want to change the accessories you need to go and retrieve them from wall mounted bracket. Or remember to take them with you if you’re going upstairs and will need them. Like I say it’s a small point but something that has irked me. Maybe I’m being too picky, but I wanted this to be honest.
You may have guessed already but I absolutely LOVE this vacuum. The Dyson DC59 has already changed how I clean and I’m pretty sure the novelty won’t wear off. I love its versatility, its compact and lightweight build and I love the clever technology. It looks pretty cool too. If it coordinated with the colour of my kitchen I’d have no problem mounting it outside of the cupboard. My husband, on first view, suggested we would want to keep the upright corded vacuum too and use them in conjunction with one another. If you’re spending this amount of money on a vacuum that would seem pointless but he needed convincing. I am totally convinced that I will never use the corded vacuum again, and after a cleaning session last week, he’s convinced too.
Would I spend £350 on this vacuum? Absolutely! It is 100% totally worth the money and you won’t regret spending it.
If you want to see the full spec of the Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum you can do so here
and you can purchase them from the Dyson online site too.
I was also given a copy of the James Dyson book, a fabulous read, and one which was added to my husband’s Christmas stocking. Having read it in 2 days flat it’s now circulating around the family! Thank you Dyson.