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Picture this.. A very handsome young man is vacuuming the family home with a Dyson DC07 when it suddenly cuts out and as he has guests coming over he needs a vacuum so in a blind panic he drives to Argos and tells his partner to go online and reserve the cleaner of her choice (even though she's never vacuumed) and text me the reservation code and I arrive in Argos, get a text and purchase my Vax Power 6 Pet for £149.99 and arriving back home where I'm told to take it back as our branch of Argos has one last Dyson cylinder on a clearance sale for £139.99 and as we wanted a cylinder and I prefer Dyson I did so, I was skeptical about the Vax anyway as it has the pleated filter my Electrolux vitesse+ pet lover had and it always got clogged.. so I went to collect my Dyson which came in a sleek black box which was rather heavy, upon getting the cleaner home I unpacked it very astounded by the packing and set to work.. it was amazing!
(by the way the DC07 had just overheated!)
It's small but very powerful but it is noisy. I like how small it tidies away but I usually don't bother with this as storage space isn't an issue in my house as the cleaner just lives wherever needs to be vacuumed next, usually in the hallway or on one of the landings.
It has a short power lead and quite a small dirt chamber which is very awkward to empty, in theory the button at the top releases the catch at the bottom and the dirt falls out but in fact the dirt gets stuck inbetween the bin and the cyclone assembly and needs pulled out which is annoying because its meant to be a cleaner for people with allergies but I do find it doesn't need emptying as often as I thought it would. I vacuum everyday and I empty it twice a week, now in a 5 bedroomed, 3 floored house with 6 people and two dog's I think that's very good. I also find the cleaner very good on stairs as it sits on the stairs, but the small power lead gets annoying here.
Also the wand is very heavy and cumbersome but I'm glad that I'm able to attach the tools directly onto the end of the hose unlike some other dyson cylinders. I especially like the floor tool as there's no alterations to make to go from hard floor to carpet and it can get under low furniture but I do find it very inefficient on thicker carpet as it just judders over and rakes the hair into a ball but it works well on shorter carpet and hard floor, this is where a turbo brush would of been useful I was going to order one but at £47 I couldn't justify it as I wasn't sure it would have strong enough suction to spin the brushroll.
I use the dyson to clean my car but the crevice tool isn't particularly thin for getting in between the seats and if you have this cleaner and use it for the car where it would be outside place it on a mat as the wheels will scratch and look very worn.
Last week my cleaner started to whistle so I called the helpline (very friendly) and they sent me a new bin assembly which didn't solve it so I called again and they sent me new filters which I needed anyway as the builders had used it to clean up dust when I was having an extension built.
But I do love my dyson. Thanks for reading