You wouldn’t think that a cleaning item is giftable until you see the Dyson Cordless Vacuum in action.
***Do you have experience using a stick vacuum? Share what you liked and disliked about different models in the comments below!***
A couple of years ago, I wrote about this cheap vacuum that I love in this post. It cleans perfectly well, is nice and lightweight, and best of all, there’s no need to take it for repairs. Because, when it dies after a few years, you simply throw out and replace with a new one. Easy maintenance!
So, no, I do not own an expensive vacuum cleaner. But then I saw this one in action. I was in my friend’s house and she was in the kitchen.
She took it out and used it to suction up some crumbs that were on the floor. It was so effortless, she was probably doing something else with her other hand. There was no power cord, and it was just this stick; no vacuum bulk. “What is that? An electric broom for floors?” “No, it’s a vacuum. It works everywhere, floors or carpet.” Then I saw the “Dyson” name on it. “Ah…it’s a Dyson.”
“My sisters bought it for me last year when I had a baby. I thought it was a funny gift but they told me, ‘Trust us! You’ll love it!’ And I do!”
There are two caveats. One, it’s pretty expensive (but it’s so cool that if you never before considered getting a vacuum as a birthday gift, you might change your mind this time. It looks like it’s pretty life-changing).
Two, since it’s rechargeable and cordless, it doesn’t last so long with each charge when using the “max suction” setting. So you can’t go vacuum the whole house at on one charge (there are more expensive models that have longer battery life). Everyone we’ve spoken to that has splurged on this, though, loves it.
Here are a few of the models available. We shopped around and saw that generally Amazon does not have the best price and availability. The best pricing and availability, we saw, was from either Home Depot or direct from Dyson (they also offer some free extra tools). While we only featured models in the $299-$499 range here, there are more expensive models with more power and run time and other features (although we don’t know anyone that owns these for a review). You can view all the options at Home Depot or Dyson.
The LG cordless is much better. And has two batteries so one can charge while using the other. And it’s on sale now in Costco.
I don’t want to burst the bubble, I did not have a good experience with Dyson. If it vacuums anything larger than a crumb it clogs the machine and doesn’t suction until it’s removed. I returned mine.
Hi which of these is best for a regular household. Pls advise. Thanks!
I have the dyson v8 animal cleaner and I’m obsessed!! I notice my kids taking it out to clean ther messes before I see!
Whoops actually mines a v11 animal
Talking about Vacuums, i am looking to replace my cheap dirt devil with another cheap machine.
anyone has experience
Victoria Dwek says
See this post on a good cheap vacuum:
I was always a cheap vacuum buyer I must’ve bought one of each brand,until I got the LG cordless one and did not feel like my house was clean after I finished vacuuming. I went and bought the Dysonv10 animal from Costco and have never been happier! It picks up everything the house feels cleaner after vacuuming and the dirt and dust it picks up is no comparison! Yes it does get stuck often put that’s a small price to pay for this vacuum.
Victoria Dwek says
After writing this post, I went ahead and bought the vacuum on sale this week. I love it! In response to some other commenters:
1- I LOVE that there’s a hold button because I can release it when I’m moving from one side of the room to the other. Turning it on and off would be so annoying.
2- The battery life is ok for me so far. I did the whole downstairs on one charge. I’m keeping it plugged in when not in use. Some say that the battery life gets shorter with time, I have yet to see because it has not been so long.
3- The biggest factor here is that it makes a broom obsolete, except for Shabbos. It’s so much easier and quicker than sweeping.
4- I agree with Leah above that the floor and house feels so clean after using the Dyson. In response to one reader who said it doesn’t pick up big crumbs, if you go slowly over that big intact pretzel, it will, but honestly, if I vacuum an area and there’s one big pretzel on the floor, I don’t mind picking it up because there’s literally not another crumb around it and I know the floor is clean. It’s SO easy to release the dirt into the garbage. Takes a sec.
5- Yes, I agree with MW below that this is life-changing. That being said, it doesn’t mean that other brands don’t make similar items with more or less features. Everyone might have different preferences which might make different stick vacuums preferable to them. That’s why this discussion is great!
6- And yes. The Dyson is so cool that even my kids love vacuuming. That is priceless.
Thanks for the info! Which model Dyson did you get?
Victoria Dwek says
The V8 Motorhead
The dyson changed my life, I wouldn’t be able to go an hour without it. I can literally watch my kids cover the kitchen floor with crumbs and not panic at all because the dyson is mounted to the wall right there and will get the job done in seconds. I would recommend this to anyone without full time cleaning help
Target had Dyson v8 motorized for 250 I tried it. Horrible. My hand killed bc had to try and hold down the button for it to go and it was sooooo loud when pushed on hard floor
Shark pet pro was 220 in Kohls also really really loud can’t vacuum when kids sleep and doesn’t go under furniture well.
Just got tineco a11 hero it’s quiet suctions we’ll and gets under furniture and has a trigger holder so your hand doesn’t hurt!! So nice
Dyson is a name but not always worth it…
Hi I've got the shark cordless vacuum, i bought a second battery so find that helps, but to be honest i don't really like it, I love its compact and especially on stairs easy to use but it often gets clogged even just with dust sometimes hair through pipe bit or the part that goes on the floor, it needs so much looking after that I sometimes wonder if I spend more time cleaning it then cleaning with it. Just my experience but I did alot of research before I bought an now regret, so hope this helps.