Tuesday 15 December 2015

Review | Dyson V6 Absolute

This post is brought to you by KidsBusiness and Dyson
Dyson V6 Absolute RRP $899 
Our house is old. Forty years old to be exact. And I'd say the carpet is at least twenty years old. Someone covered up beautiful polished timbers, but we've had babies in this house, so decided to keep the carpets down a bit longer. But after twenty years of wear and tear, our carpets are pretty horrible. So much so that our big expensive vacuum cleaner couldn't cope with our mess, and curled up in a ball and died, so we invested in a commercial shop vacuum.

Everyone I know who has a Dyson swears by them. They're the bees knees of vacuum cleaners, but I was sceptical. How good could it be? I mean, we had a top of the range European model, and it couldn't cope, how would a Dyson? So when KidsBusiness invited me to the Good Food and Wine show at the end of October, I reserved opinion until I could try it for myself.

My craft room has the best un-worn carpet in our house. It's primarily been a storage room since Chloe left, and let's face it, it hasn't seen much use in the two years since I took it over. It also has the best light for photographs. And Sophie got into the sequins and buttons recently, so it was the best place to take some photos of the Dyson V6 Absolute in action. (I tried to make a video, but stuffed it up)

The mini motorised head was probably the wrong tool to use on this job, the buttons got stuck in the head.

There's also a direct-drive head for regular vacuuming

And the soft roller head, great for timber floors.

There's a one-button release for the bagless bag. The dirt here is after one sweep across the carpet.

Yep, I dropped it all onto the carpet again. The Dyson uses "Whole machine HEPA filtration
patented 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones, a post motor filter and a sealed system to ensure that the air that leaves machine is cleaner than the air you breathe.
I don't usually do the vacuuming in our house, because my allergies are set off by dust. Using the machine was quite easy, and no allergies appeared until after I emptied the dust chamber.

The Dyson V6 Absolute has 20 minutes of operating time, with 17 minutes of fade-free suction. The MAX mode operates at full suction for 6 minutes. The battery takes 3.5 hours to fully recharge.

There are 2 filters in the Dyson V6 Absolute that require cleaning once a month, under cold water, and left to dry for 24hrs.

At this point I decided to pick up the buttons. I was actually surprised that the Dyson could pick them at all.

This was the third sweep over this spot. Each time, the machine got deeper into the fibres and pulled more dirt out.

I now have a really clean spot of carpet in the craft room.

And the kids are cleaning up their rooms this afternoon, can you imagine how much dirt will come out of those carpets?

I was gifted the Dyson V6 Absolute. All photos and opinions are mine. So is the dirt.

linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT

1 comment

  1. Vacuum cleaners are brilliant these days. I can't believe how much dirt and dust they can pick up. We recently bought a Hoover Allergy. We've been really pleased with it so far. #teamIBOT


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