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.