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Are Dyson Vacuum Cleaners Really Worth the Spend?

When it comes to products for the home, we totally love a bargain, right? And we like to know that when we invest money in a product – especially a functional one – we want it to work marvellously and stand the test of time.

Which brings me to answering the question of today’s post: Are Dyson vacuum cleaners really worth the spend?

Dyson made contact with me recently to see if I was keen on road testing the new Dyson DC50and in today’s post I’m going to give you the complete lowdown. Here are some of the bits that I was most impressed by when using this vacuum at home.

This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Dyson.

The Best Bits about the Dyson DC50

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The head automatically adjusts between floors.

I have carpet, rugs, floor boards and tiles in my home. What I had to do with my old cleaner is change the settings back and forth between floors (and in a three-storey apartment I can assure you that this wasn’t fun). All too often I’d forget one of the heads downstairs and have to run back and forth all the time. Cue the perspiration.

The DC50 automatically adjusts between floor types so you can glide around the house with ease without changing heads.

It’s really easy to move around.

I’ve had back-breaker vacuum cleaners in my time that have rendered me in need of major spinal manipulation. The two major issues I have with most vacuums is that they’re clunky and that the handle isn’t long enough, so you’re always bending down and lugging it around – huffing and puffing like you’re at a personal training session and your instructor keeps yelling at you to feel the burn.

You don’t get that with this Dyson DC50. It rides on a ball so you can steer it with the turn of a wrist.

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It has new dust busting technology.

I’m no techie and I don’t tend to like gadgets, but what does impress me about the Dyson DC50 is its powerful suction. This model is said to capture even more dust than its predecessors; and with two cats in the house who are malting their winter coats at rapid speed, its technology that’s keeping my house furball free. (Seriously, nobody told me that having cats meant fur would be everywhere, all the time!).

There are tonnes of extra tools.

As per my previous point, the cats drop fur on my sofa like it’s going out of style, so extra clip-on heads are ideal for cleaning the couches, cushions, armchairs and other nooks and crannies a regular head can’t get into.

The DC50 comes with 5 extra tools in total – so you really can clean every inch of your home.

So, is it worth the spend?

As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, I’m a little bit smitten with this vacuum. Yes, it’s a bit of a splurge purchase at $699, but it does work phenomenally and it does come with a two year guarantee on parts and labour.

It also gets the thumbs up from asthma Australia, so it’s amazing for people with allergies.

Oh – and don’t be overwhelmed when you pull it out of the box, either. There are a fair few attachments but it is very easy to put together and get going.

My verdict: Winner winner chicken dinner!

Find out more about Dyson vacuum cleaners here.

Do you own a Dyson vacuum cleaner? Drop a comment below and share your experience!


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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7 Responses

  1. I have had a Dyson animal stick for 3 years and still love it as much as the day I got it. Great for dog hair, my only qualm is the charge sometimes last for the full house.

  2. I love my dyson, it was a huge investment for me but has certainly paid of, my asthma has greatly reduced and it’s amazing considering I vac every second day how much it still manages to get. Best product ever!

  3. I bought one recently and am very pleased with it for all the reasons you have given. Two things they could improve on. It needs a slightly longer hose that comes out of the top, or a longer reach tool. I cant quite reach my ceilings to get at those pesky cobwebs, and the cord is a bit of a pain to wind up. An auto wind one would be great. Got mine on sale at Harvey Norms so Im happy.

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