There is a very strange breed of people out there I like to call “vacuum connoisseurs.” The term was originally created for my mother who seemed to be the first one to try out every top of the line vacuum out there. There were even a few cheap vacuums thrown in the mix, but we all eventually learned that you get what you pay for and stayed away from those $49 deals since.
Funny, how even after owning her first Dyson ball, she still has that vacuum itch that needs scratching. Having the same vacuum for nearly 8 years has made her bored- will this thing ever die? Her Dyson ball has proven to be reliable and sturdy, while also being easy to maneuver and lightweight- because mama isn’t getting any younger and should have a machine that is easy to use.
I guess Dyson is ending this breed of vacuum connoisseurs with their machines that seemingly last a lifetime. Once I laid my eyes on the cordless stick vacuum from Dyson, I had to get my hands on it. To be completely honest, the hefty price tag held me back. After burning out 3 vacuums in 2 years, I decided it would have been more cost effective to get one machine that could withstand being put to use. So, when I received the Dyson DC59, that’s just what I did! I charged up this baby and had about a half hour of vacuuming to do. That’s just enough time for me to vacuum, and who really wants to vacuum for more than that anyway!?
We don’t have any pets, but my two kids and husband can make the same amount of mess that a litter of hungry mastiff pups eyeing a 50 pound bag of puppy chow can make, without the shedding of course. Cereal on the floor, dried playdoh under the couch, raisins everywhere.. There’s no job too big or small this mighty Dyson can’t handle. And the vertical blinds I paid a small fortune for? They are getting the quick dusting special from my new Dyson. Weighing in at just 5 pounds, this handy machine has become my new bestie. Cleaning the stairs is quick and easy, and I don’t have to lug a 20 pound machine down each and every step, along with cords and hoses risking my life each time. Yes, I went there. I don’t mean to sound like a cheesy infomercial but I am as clumsy as they get, so I keep off the stairs with heavy machinery and cords. Did I mention the DC59 is cordless? Yes, that in itself should be the best selling point! No cords, nothing to trip over, or have your kids pull out on you 4 rooms away and then yell, “haha, I’m too young to plug it back in, guess you gotta come back!” (True story!) It also makes cleaning out the car a cinch!
Sorry vacuum connoisseurs. Dyson might be the last machine on your wish list because these babies last a long time! Check out the stats below on what makes them so awesome:
- V6 motor
- Spins at 110,000rpm (5 times faster than a Formula One racecar engine)
- 4-pole magnet that delivers 50% more power than its predecessor, V2
- 3 times smaller than a conventional vacuum motor
- 350 Watts
- Re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery
- 1.5 times more power than its predecessor (same run time, however – the extra capacity is used to power the V6 motor)
- 3.5 hour charging time (vs. 5 hour in the DC44)
- Boost mode still available
- 2 Tier Radial Cyclone technology
- 15 cyclones, arranged across 2 tiers
- Work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust
- Re-engineered brush bar
- Wider (approx. 10” vs. 8” on the DC44)
- Improved maneuverability due to smaller ball at the back
- Self-tightening mechanism keeps the brush bar stable
- New configuration of carbon fiber filaments and nylon bristle tips to remove fine dust and dirt across all floor types
- Extended neck for greater ease of use
- Ergonomic updates
- Soft-touch trigger is easier to hold (makes for longer clean time – people don’t need to keep it on when moving furniture, etc. – less wasted energy)
- Handle now more comfortable to hold
- Only 4.65 lbs
- Hygienic one-touch bin emptying, now on both sides (for lefties and righties). One push empties bin, 2nd push detaches bin completely for washing, etc.
- Pre-motor filter located at the top; now much easier to take out for washing
To get your hands on the mighty Dyson DC59, be sure to head to Best Buy!
I’ve always coveted a Dyson but never could shell out the big bucks for them. However, the more I read the reviews the more I’m coming to the conclusion that its an investment that pays for itself time and time again.
One day I will make the investment of getting my own Dyson. With two kids and two dogs, we definitely need one.