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An animal lover's new best friend
Author Name: superness11
Date: 01/05/11, updated on 23/05/11 (146 review reads)
Over the past five years I have gone through three different vacuum cleaners never spending more than £70 pounds on them as there are always better things to spend my money on, however when the last one blew up I decided to invest in something that would last me longer than a few years. I decided to look at Dyson vacuums as they come with a five year guarantee. I could justify to my boyfriend spending the extra money if it was going to last a lot longer. I chose this model because of the size. It is small enough to fit on a sheet of a4 paper. Which makes a lot of room in the utility cupboard.
It weighs only 5.3kg so I can now store it on a shelf as lifting the vac above head height is not a problem. This also makes dragging it around the room and up the stairs easier. I have wooden floor, lino and carpets in my house and switching between the two is simple; there is a little catch at the front which drops the brushes down or puts them up to assist the best suction and deep cleaning action.
The suction comes in at 160 AW where as some of the bigger models are 200 / 230 AW. However I personally think 160 AW is enough suction if you actually want any carpet left! I have a cat that is constantly leaving irritating little hairs everywhere he goes however I thought I managed to get most of them up using my old vacuum. I was surprised when this machine picked up an incredible amount of white fur from rugs that looked fairly clean to the naked eye! I want on a cleaning spree after this revelation and vacuumed all the mattresses, rugs and sofa marvelling at the disgusting rubbish that was humming round the machine afterwards!
Due to it's size (only 0.68 Litres) it does need emptying more regularly but this isn't a problem because it's bag less therefore it doesn't cost anything to empty it! The machine comes with washable filters, which are easy to pop out and clearly labelled so you can put them back in the right way. It advises this is done every six months. You simply take them out and run them under the tap and then leave out to dry. I did this after four months because I was curious about how much dirt the filter contained and even after this short time it was a lot!
After replacing the filters the vacuum seemed to have a surge in suction and the machine felt like I'd just taken it out of the box for the first time! The machine isn't as quiet as I thought it would be, still roars away scaring the cat but is a lot better than my other machine.
Even though the machine is small the cord is still as long as regular machines and I'm able to nearly do all of the stairs before having to plug the machine in somewhere else. Coupled with this is the hose is fairly long too at eight meters and makes reaching fairy easy too. It's easy to move around the room and I find it easy getting into corners. The heads can be swapped simply; making those harder to reach places easy to do.
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Summary: For a vacuum the size of an A4 sheet it has incrdible suction power
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