I’m a big fan of Dyson. I’ve been an admirer for a long time, but visiting their offices a few years ago, and finding out more about the company since then, has really sealed it for me. I know their products aren’t the cheapest around, but I’m a big believer in the idea that you get what you pay for.
I’ve been testing out one of the newer vacuums recently, the Dyson V6 Absolute and was interested to see the differences between this and an earlier model. I switched to a cordless vacuum over 18 months ago and I haven’t looked back since. I know some people aren’t convinced but I love so much about them, it far outweighs any negatives.
The way we clean our homes has changed a lot over recent years. Many of us just don’t have the time to spend a half or full day cleaning the house, and tidying up is done in a much more sporadic way. A friend has a system of doing one room a day for example. With this in mind, Dyson has created a battery that lasts for 20 minutes. It’s plenty of time to vacuum a few rooms, and probably more. And if you are doing a ‘big’ clean up, just go and charge it for half an hour whilst you clean the bathroom. Not having to drag a cord around behind you, winding and unwinding it makes a huge difference to the cleaning experience.
Many people think that cordless vacuums have far less power and suction, but of course, with Dyson that’s simply not the case. Last time I was at their offices we tested some of the other leading brand cordless vacuums against the Dyson and found it to be far superior. The V6 Absolute has twice the power of any other cordless stick vacuum. Quite a statistic really. We’ve certainly found that it manages to find dirt and dust that we didn’t think was there. Makes you wonder how you’ve been living in it all.
Furthermore, Dyson cordless vacuums use patented cyclone technology. Powerful centrifugal forces spin the dust and dirt out of the air and into the bin.
One of the main things I’ve found using the Dyson V6 Absolute is the ease at which it moves and gets into corners and under furniture. Of course, it’s light to use but the head moves almost flat and turns too, enabling you to get under coffee tables, tv units, behind furniture and under low beds. You realise you’re vacuuming spots that you haven’t done for a very long time. And you don’t need to move anything to do it.
I love how convenient it is. We have ours mounted in the understairs cupboard (you’ll need a power point of course and the above image is just for illustration) and it’s so easy to just grab it and clean up. Even the children will take it upstairs to vacuum their rooms – now that has to be worth it. After seeing ours, my family have all treated themselves to a cordless Dyson, including my disabled uncle. It’s been a real treat for him, and the lightweight, easy to use features means it makes daily chores so much easier for him.
All of the Dyson cordless vacuums, including the V6 Absolute come with:
- An easy to empty container – just hold over the dustbin and release the trigger.
- A variety of nozzles and accessories, the V6 Absolute comes with one for hard floors too.
- The wall mounted docking station, keeping everything neat and tidy in one place.
- A max mode button, allowing 6 minutes of high power for more difficult jobs.
- A 20 minute battery with an instant release battery so battery power is only used when it’s needed.
- A 2 year guarantee
This varies depending on the stores and deals at the time of purchase. At the time of writing, the v6 Absolute is available in the Dyson shop for £349.
The Dyson V6 Absolute was gifted but all comments and opinions are genuine, honest and my own.