Product Type: Dyson vacuums
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(Almost) Puts the fun into cleaning!!
Member Name: liz.wallbridge
Date: 17/03/03, updated on 17/03/03 (796 review reads)
Advantages: No bag = no loss of suction, Turbobrush picks up all hairs and fibres , No effort or strength required!
Disadvantages: Cost, but advantages outweigh this
Weighing up the options:
1. Okay, number one obviously has to be the cost.
2. My old vacuum, although only a Goblin – not the largest or heaviest cylinder cleaner ever – made a real meal of cleaning my carpets – partly due to the terrible carpets in my flat, and partly due to the many blonde hairs being moulted by me – it’s a surprise I am not bald by now!
3. As I have asthma, and a cat(!), picking up those flipping hairs and cat dust is a must, especially in the summer, when they invariably come in covered in pollen as well!
4. I have a couple of whiplash injuries, so am always in a bad way after the physical fight that is cleaning my flat – only a one bedroom, not a mansion, but nevertheless, still a struggle.
Well, I did the sensible thing, which was to check out this site and other people’s ops first, and was swung by their opinions. So that was it. I did the sensible thing first, comparing the different models, for features and prices. I decided the best one for me was the DC05 + turbobrush. This is a lightweight model, weighing approx 5kg (compared to 8kg for the DC08 model). Features include:
· Funky colours! (Mine is grey and green)
· 1200 watts
· Cord rewind
· On board tools
· 5 Filter stages
· Bagless – so no loss of suction
· Clear bin, so you can see how full it is
· Telescopic tubes
· Lifetime HEPA anti allergy filters (washable)
· Sits on stairs
h Allergy Foundation seal of approval
· Turbobrush – to improve pick up of pet hairs and other fibres
· Adjusts to carpet thickness
With the instruction booklet you also get an order form of spare parts, available direct from Dyson, for very reasonable prices (oh no, I sound like a Dyson rep now)!
For those of you who are puzzled as to what on earth a turbobrush is, if you imagine an upright vacuum cleaner, it picks up by using a revolving brush, whereas cylinder models generally rely on suction alone. This model comes with both!
I got my model from Argos for £196, the prices are pretty similar wherever you go, but you can find them cheaper on the internet.
Now, for my impressions. Well, I was like a child with a new toy! Sad, I know, after all, we are only talking about a vacuum cleaner, aren’t we! But, in comparison to my old cleaner, it was an absolute joy! No longer did I have to put all my weight into the cleaning, to get it to pick up those dreaded hairs! It didn’t take half an hour to do one room over & over again! It was marvellous, and as you may have realised by now, I don’t have a single bad word to say about it.
So what are you all waiting for? Go and get yourself one, and put the fun back into cleaning!