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I bought my husband a Dyson hand held vacuum cleaner for his birthday, a gift that not everyone would be pleased to receive but he is a practical man and we have two messy kids so had multiple uses for an items like this. Fortunately at the time a free kit of accessories was also given when you bought the cleaner and the kit is expensive and can be bought separately at Argos for £74.99 currently.
Contents of the kit
The kit comes with four parts, different styles of brushes which I will describe below. It is important to note that these only work with the hand held Dysons and do not necessarily fit the full sized cleaners, you can buy a converter on Amazon though to make them fit. So included are a soft dusting brush, stubborn dirt brush, wide nozzle tool and extension hose. You do get a couple of brushes with the cleaner too (which I will be reviewing separately) so you end up with a very versatile cleaning kit. The parts are very easy to click on to the end of the cleaner when you want to use them, you really can't get it wrong as they only fit on one way.
I have tried out all the brushes for a variety of cleaning jobs but as the battery life is slightly limited with the hand held I do still use our full sized Dyson when doing a whole room. For spot cleaning though, this is ideal and the extension hose is handy for high up cleaning when you don't want to get the cleaner out but want to get a cobweb, it saves holding the cleaner over your head (although it's not terribly heavy anyway!). I find the soft bristles good for sweeping up crumbs from the table and the harder nozzle is great in the car and on soft furnishings. You can scrub away well with this dirt brush too. The wider brush is very handy for turbo cleaning larger spills and areas.
This kit is handy but I'm glad I've not paid £75 for it! I would not pay that for four brushes at any time, the cleaner alone was expensive enough so I think they should include this kit for free all the time. The kit comes inexpensively packaged in cardboard so it not suitable for storage when not in use. It would feel more premium if there was a bag to keep all the brushes together.
Happy to use these but not at that price!