I recently returned from the Housewares Show where I reviewed the new vacuum cleaners as well as some not so new.  Despite the claims by some other vacuum makers, I believe the Dyson line is still the king.

Beware of imitators. Isn’t it funny that you’ll see other makers claiming to have “cyclonic” technology, attempting to trump Dyson’s proven, patented technology?  It’s really not funny and, I believe, a disservice to the public.

The truth is simple. No other vacuum does what Dyson does so well. It NEVER loses suction, and that’s the big thing.  No bags or filters. Dyson is the only vacuum that uses patented cyclone technology and unlike others that rely on bags or filters, Dyson just NEVER loses suction which is what you need to keep removing pet hair year after year.  The others still lose suction.  From almost the moment a vacuum is switched on and it starts it chores, little particles of dust and crud start to be picked up. I see it in the bin on my Dyson all the time, but it never stops or lessens the suction.

This is what slows down the other vacuums. That fine dust layer coats the inside of the bag or filter on competitors’ vacuums. That dust is the cause of the loss of suction. And that loss of suction is the reason that ALL other vacuums, in their loss of suction, stir up allergens and other crud in the air.

Only a vacuum that maintains constant suction over time can truly capture dust and particles that cause allergies in your home.  Otherwise, dust and dirt are just moved from one place to another A Dyson vacuum, since it never loses suction, emits air with up to 150 times less bacteria and mold than the air we regularly breathe. Read that again, especially if you or your family members are allergy sufferers.

Notice, too, those others’ claims of excellence do not compare directly to a Dyson. Oh, sure, they allude to it, but they do not actually claim theirs is better than a Dyson. Until I tell you otherwise, this is still king.



Model DC14

Their leading edge design, from the original model 07, on up through the model 14 with its telescoping reach 17-foot hose to the model 15, known as The Ball, with its ability to get around corners like no other is truly unique in the industry.  You can get started with a Dyson vacuum for only $400 for the model 07, and only $430 for the model 14. The Ball, model 15, starts at $500.  Upgrade kits for all models increase the price. I like the extra attachments like the Mini Turbine Head for cleaning pet hair from confined spaces and the low reach floor tool for cleaning under low furniture. Be sure to look at all their models and their added packages to find what’s right for you.

I’ve used my Dyson very happily for over two years with NO problems at all. I’ve not even had to perform any maintenance, like replacing a belt.  Once or twice a year I dismantle the dirt canister or bin to rinse it out.  It easily comes apart and just as easily goes back together.

We vacuum, remove the bin, take it over to the lined trash can in the kitchen, put the bin down into the trash bag and pull the trigger to release the dirt into the trash can.  Then, we remove the bin, snap its bottom closed, put the bin back on the vacuum, and we’re good to go once again.  We do not find that there is a kicked-up cloud of dust when emptying the bin. For those with extra-sensitivity to dust, you can also try and dump the load into the trash while in the garage or outside.

I remember what it was like in the old days, pre-Dyson. We’d put a new bag into the vacuum cleaner and start to clean.  It did not take long for the bag to start to fill. And, I remember thinking about just how full it should be before emptying. Then, I’d have to pull open the cover over the bag to physically check it. On newer models, there’s a little light that comes on to indicate the bag’s full, but hy the time the light comes on, that bag is waaaaaay too full and suction has long ago departed to a level that did not clean very well. So, when to change the bag?  Half-full?  Three-quarters full?  How much is too much and how much is too little?  Regardless, we changed bags often, occasionally running out of bags, despite our best intentions and planning. What a pain that was, not to mention the recurring expense! More importantly, the inefficiency of the bag-type vacuum cannot be overlooked, as compared with my Dyson.

And, compared with other bagless we’ve tested they still cannot compare with our Dyson. Mrs. Gadget swears by it, too, and as loyal followers know, she usually hates everything.

Had I not switched to Dyson, I never would have known, and now, more than two years later, I’m even more of a fan than I was back then.  While vacuuming, I never get sniffly or watery-eyed from all the crud that’s no longer kicked up into the air as it was and STILL IS from most of the other vacuums.

There have been times that I use my Dyson to pick up spills of, for example, shredded paper, such as can occur when I am testing paper shredders.  Now, with other vacuums, I’d have a problem. With my Dyson, I can see as the bin gets full and simply empty it. No costly bags to waste.

And when I get too aggressive and try to pick up too much at once, I have even clogged it up. On other vacuums, that has become a big project. Not with a Dyson. There are easily removable traps on the side – you can see one above the wheel on the picture above. That piece pulls out. I can remove the clog, put back the piece of the Dyson and get on with business. Yes, it really is that simple.

Dyson is engineered and built like no other vacuum in the world.

Sure, there are lighter ones, like Oreck, and lots of other designs and makes, but . . . if you’re looking for a vacuum to love as well as one that really cleans best and, I think, will last, this is the name you want.

The Dyson is easier as well as more convenient to use, does a better job and requires much less upkeep than any other vacuum I know.

A Dyson vacuum just works better.  Period. And that’s the truth. So, what are you waiting for?  Get one and you’ll wonder why you waited. It’s that good.

More information is at www.dyson.com or call 1-866-755-9079.  Find Dyson vacuums at stores nationwide including Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Linens ‘n Things and usually best-priced online through Amazon, of course!

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