I said all vacuums were the same. Dyson said, “Liar, liar – pants on fire…”
I was absolutely giddy when I bought a new dish washer. Getting a top of the line blender gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. But, the words “I just got a new vacuum. Oh my gosh!” have never passed my lips. They all suck up dirt and they all feel like you are pushing a compact car around your house. I hated using them. Because of that, I never cared which one I owned.
Then Best Buy asked if they could send me the new Dyson DC59 Cordless Stick Vacuum for review. The cordless aspect was very appealing. The humor of my four year old trying to jump rope with the cord while I vacuum wore off a long time ago. I’d never owned a ‘stick’ vacuum either, so my aching back said, “doooo it”. Everyone else told me, “It’s so easy. You’ll see.” They were right.
Two clicks and you’re ready to go. Snap the motor to the stick. Snap the brush?…head? We’ll call it the bottom – snap that to the stick and you’re done. How often can you say something is easier than 1,2, 3? I had no idea it came pre-charged, so when I playfully pulled the trigger I almost had a heart attack. This thing is powerful! But could it handle all of the crumb and fuzz tumbleweeds? How about cleaning my stairs without killing my back? And, could I navigate my (very full) house or would I need to clear the furniture before I could even clean?
Let’s just say, once I got started…. VACUUM ALL THE THINGS! I was sucking up dust, dirt and crumbs like a mad woman. The DC59 is so slim that I could slide it under the couch without having to move anything. I have an electric sweeper that can do that, but let’s be honest – they are called ‘sweepers’ for a reason. The Dyson, on the other hand, was like a magic wand. I flew from room to room and, at one point, made my husband come over and hold it as I repeated, “Look how light it is. Isn’t it light? I mean wow… this thing is light!”. I think he agreed with me, but I was too busy searching out more floor fuzz to pay attention.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
No matter how clean you think your current vacuum gets your floors – the Dyson will prove you wrong. On the day I got it, I had just vacuumed the living room area rug with my full size upright. After running over it again with the Dyson, the hygienic one-touch bin was 1/3 full. I can’t lie – it grossed me out knowing that all this time my floors and rugs weren’t really clean.
Portable, thy name is Dyson. If you’ve ever tossed an extension cord over your shoulder and drug your upright down to the garage to vacuum your car, raise your hand. Hi, that’s me. I never have time to drive to the car wash – so I’d lug my vacuum downstairs to clean things up. With the DC59 I can unsnap the stick and attach the mini brush head – instant portable cleaning. I use it on the stairs, the couch, in the car and in close spaces like the rug behind my desk.
Light, powerful, portable. I will never again say ‘All vacuums are the same’.
But, wait! There’s more…
- 3x the suction of any other cordless vacuum in use
- V6 motor performs like an upright
- works equally on carpet, rugs and hard wood floors
- 50% More Power with Boost Mode
- opening panel lets you remove obstructions on the bar
- Less than 5 pounds so it can be used upright for overhead cleaning
- one-handed use
- 26 minute run time from each charge
- hygienic one-touch button release on the collection bin
- Root Cyclone™ technology to capture fine dust and allergens
- free 2 year warranty, parts and labor included
- included docking station to keep your dc59 out of the way while charging and holding attachments
*While typing this my son decided to get a snack. Now you can see why a discount upright just won’t cut it in this house. (yes, those are swimming trunks over his pajamas. I have no idea.)