I don’t do a lot of product reviews on this site, so you know if I do one that it’s a big deal. You can be sure that I am passionate about the product if I take a post to let you know about it. My friends, I recently got a Dyson vacuum. If it were a man, I would ask my vacuum to marry me.
We’ve all seen the commercials about the unique properties of a Dyson – in particular I believe it’s something like “the unique sucking power” that stands out. And the gentleman has an accent, which means I especially pay attention (right?). I’ve owned a lot of vacuums in my day, so it’s hard to believe that any vacuum is better than another. In fact, I didn’t believe it.
But I was wrong.
And let me emphasize that I hate cleaning, with one exception – I like to vacuum. It’s the one chore that I will gladly volunteer for. So when I moved into my apartment (which I’m subletting for a few months) I quickly realized that there was no vacuum. Um . . . how am I going to contribute? I certainly don’t want to clean toilets. We need a vacuum around here!
Enter the Dyson D35 Multi Floor. It’s not a huge vacuum, but we didn’t want one – this apartment isn’t large. It’s also cordless, which made me slightly nervous. Are cordless vacuums as good as those with cords?
So after a full charge, I decided to give it a go. Our carpets weren’t that dirty, but certainly in need of a vacuum. I read a little bit more about my D35 and realized that it would operate 15 minutes on constant suction or 6 minutes at MAX power (for the tougher cleans). The living room definitely fell into the tougher clean category, so I started going. AND I timed it.
6 minutes later, the vacuum was still going and I had finished the room.
8 minutes later, still going.
It lasted over 9 minutes on max power. Then I tested the constant suction, and it lasted about 3 minutes longer on that setting as well. I was totally impressed. But let’s get to the real question – how did it clean? Well, these next few pictures aren’t for the faint of heart.
The container was full. My Dyson did an AMAZING job of cleaning the floor. I went slowly, and it really picked up the mess – even bigger things that I didn’t know if it would be able to get. For bigger items, I just moved a little more slowly, and it worked well. When you need to dump the container, there’s a red push button on the side so that you don’t have to touch anything. No bags.
This photo is really nasty. The brush got SO much hair in it that I wanted to throw up. The great news is that it has one of my favorite features that no other vacuum I’ve ever owned has – you can easily take the brush out by twisting one piece and pulling. Then you clean the brush off and place it back in. I love that feature. I can’t even explain how much I love it.
Because this vacuum is compact and lightweight (less than 5 pounds), I bring it out nearly every day. I’ve owned it for about a month and it performs flawlessly every time. It charges quickly and cleans wonderfully. I recommend this size for a small space – an apartment or something like a craft room are perfect for this lil’ guy.
I know your question – is it worth the price? Now that I own a Dyson, I can say that the answer is positively YES. This is better than any vacuum I’ve ever had by a long shot, and I know from many other Dyson owners that these last a lifetime. So get one, and join me and the other Dyson owners in our love. I’m off to go vacuum!
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