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You might already know that I am a die-hard Dyson fan. There is a story about how I got my first (and up until the DC59, my only) Dyson vacuum that has become the stuff of legend among friends and Marc’s co-workers. I’m not doing it justice here, but it involved me being pregnant with Rayna and all I wanted for Christmas was the Dyson Animal Ball vacuum. I was nesting big time and I told my husband that it was ALL I wanted. Come Christmas morning there was a giant wrapped box by the tree and I was so excited. Until I teared it open and inside was not the vacuum of my dreams, but a set of pink women’s golf clubs. The tears flowed immediately, but I had to wait until the next morning to send my husband back with the golf clubs, while I bought my vacuum.
I have been using that Dyson pretty much every day of my life since then. I swear by it. It picks up everything, is so easy to dump the dirty contents into the trashcan without touching a thing, and the pole piece is ideal for long distance bug-suckage when you’re terrified of big bugs. The only downside to this model has been that it is ungodly heavy. I’ve been looking at the new cordless Dyson models mostly because vacuuming the stairs in my house is such a chore. Even with an attachment onto the hose, the vacuum needs to be lugged up and down every few steps.
When I was offered a chance to try the new DC59 I was VERY excited! I was expecting a great lightweight vacuum for toting up and down the stairs, and the cordless feature would be especially awesome for cleaning the car, but I wasn’t expecting a vacuum to replace my beloved ol’ ball.
WELL. I have to say, that the DC59 has just as much “sucking power” as my previous model, if not even more. It has the same long pole for keeping my distance from huge creepy crawlies, and all the attachments you need for cleaning (crevice tool, dusting brush, mini motorized head). The best part of all, for me at least, is just how lightweight it is. The whole unit weighs just under 5 lbs. and the motor is up at the handle which makes it easy to lift it all around for cleaning up high as well as down low. As you can see in the picture on the right, you can connect all of the attachments right to the motor for having a small handheld, or they can all attach to the super lightweight stick for “full size” use.
I have used mine every which way so far, and I have been completely satisfied with the results. The only two things that have been a learning curve for me have been 1. the trigger and 2. the small dirt canister. The trigger requires you to hold it down the entire time you are vacuuming, which is to preserve battery life when you’re not actively using it. Also, and maybe I just have a particularly dirty house (which is 100% possible!), I find that the small trash receptacle needs to be emptied often. It is still the easy, push-button-and-dirt-ejects-into-trash feature that I love, but I personally require a bigger reservoir!
The fact that this vacuum is so portable and lightweight has allowed me to bring it to the beach house with me, which I was so excited about, as the vacuum here stinks (literally and figuratively!) and I just don’t have the room in my packed minivan to lug my previous Dyson. As soon as I got here I vacuumed the small 3 carpeted rooms (which had just been vacuumed with the junky old model that comes with the place) with the DC59 and I already picked up a canister full of dust that had been left behind:The next big beach house task was to vacuum the backseat of my van, which is where Buddie (my Dalmatian—did you know that Dalmatians shed something fierce? Fun fact, their short hairs are barbed on the end meaning THEY STICK TO EVERYTHING AND NEVER COME OFF). I didn’t bring all the tools with me, just the main articulating floor tool and the crevice tool, but I feel like it really accomplished quite a bit (I used the turbo “Boost” mode, which brings extra powerful suction for crazy pickups like this): I wish I brought the mini motorized tool with me, as then I could get the upper sides of the trunk, but I couldn’t believe just how hair-free the bottom of the trunk is. That crazy Dalmatian hair is so hard to vacuum, and the Boost mode really did wonders on it.
I can’t wait to use this vacuum more, and I’m hoping we can find a place to hang the charging station, as it looks super convenient to keep it docked and charging on a wall, always ready to go. Just another one of the downsides to not having a coat or utility closet, I guess.
Do you have a Dyson vacuum? Do you love it as much as I do? Ever since I finally got my vacuum back in 2007, I’ve been sold. I seriously will never buy another brand of vacuum.
Disclosure: I was given a DC59 to review. I was not paid or obligated to write this post, all opinions are 100% my own.