So you know how I am forever moaning about the mess here at Chaos HQ?
Well, when the opportunity came up for me to trial a couple of Dyson Vacuum Cleaners, I simply felt obliged to say I’d do it.
Ok, ok, the truth is, my $18 bargain table vacuum is on it’s last legs, or wheels so to speak, and I really wanted to know what all the fuss is about considering the rather large price difference between my $18 bargain and the swish almost robot-like Dyson Vacuums.
With our budget at an all time low, every single purchase is made with great research and discussion. At this point in time though, we have replaced 7 vacuums since MonsterSquad Dad and I hooked up and started our family just over 10 years ago. SEVEN!!!
I’m starting to think that perhaps if we had of looked a little further than the bargain table, we may have purchased something much better suited to a large family full of children and big furry pets!
Anyway, a 2 week trial of the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 and the Dyson Cinetic DC54 Vacuums would surely show me if their price tags could be justified, and whether they would be suited to the ‘rumble-tumble’ constant mess and grime of Chaos HQ.
So the big question is….
Will these two Dyson Vacuums stand up to the test in our rather large 4 bedroom/2 living area home and clean up after, 2 adults, 6 children under 10, including a 1yr old toddler, 3 inside cats, 2 big, furry, wolf-like Husky dogs and a handful of recent renovations that have happened at Chaos HQ???
Let the road-test BEGIN!
The DYSON CINETIC VACUUM DC54 (ANIMAL).
* Dyson’s Cyclone Technology – no bags, no filters to wash and no loss of suction.
* Multiple head pieces to clean all parts of your home.
* Dyson Ball Technology for steering ease around furniture.
* Research and Testing – 29 Engineers, $11.5Million and 2000 prototypes were made in the design process.
* Trigger Bin Emptying System – Quick and easy one step Emptying.
* 2year Parts and Labour Guarantee.
Well to be perfectly honest with you all, I was slightly shocked and grossed out at what the Dyson Cinetic Vacuum DC54 sucked out of our carpet.
Here I was thinking that there was just some loose bits of dirt on the carpet when in fact, we managed to almost fill the vacuum with dirt, sand and dust on the first swoop over of just our bedroom. Gross.
We played around and experimented with all the different attachments and found that you could actually see the dirt being removed from the carpet through the clear turbine head.
The Tangle Free Turbine Tool is designed to remove hair and pet fur and it certainly did just that. Our pets are a massive part of our family and their fur mess is a constant cleaning task. This part of the vacuum removed hair and fur that we couldn’t actually see by eye until it was sitting in the canister waiting to be emptied.
The Dyson Cinetic DC54 moves easily around the house with little effort and is very much user friendly. After the initial clean up with this vacuum, I could easily run this vacuum around all of Chaos HQ every couple of days and only have to empty it once per vacuuming session.
I am still amazed at the sheer amount of muck that it lifts off surfaces and floors each and every time we’ve used it. I mean you literally cannot see this dirt around your home, and then the proof is sitting there inside the vacuum, right before your eyes, showing you how much you really can’t see.
I can really see how the Dyson Cinetic DC54 would be a godsend for people with dust allergies, hayfever and even asthma. In fact, I’m now wondering if it’s the unseen dust that causes so many of the hayfever type symptoms we get here at Chaos HQ!!!
I have to say, that the technology and power side of these vacuums really appealed to MonsterSquad Dad, as he was mighty keen to check out exactly how much disgusting dirt and grime there was in each room. I’ve never seen him so eager to clean!!!
The one downside I found to this vacuum is that it is quite a lot louder than our old cheapie vacuum. So much so, that I probably wouldn’t do bulk vacuuming whilst the MonsterSquad were asleep, and I also avoided it while Eli took his day naps too. I guess a small price to pay when compared to the difference it has made at our house.
All in all, I’d be more than happy to purchase this vacuum should it rain money over Chaos HQ.
The Dyson Cinetic™ is the only machine with no bags, no loss of suction, and no filter fuss. RRP: DC54 Animal Pro (RRP$1099), DC54 Animal (RRP$999), DC54 Allergy (RRP$899), DC54 Multi floor (RRP$799). Find the new Dyson Cinetic™ at www.Dyson.com.au
The DYSON DIGITAL SLIM DC59.
* Powerful, Cordless and Lightweight.
* Rechargeable – Versatile – Take it further than your home.
* Faster and Stronger Motor than it’s predecessor.
* Hygienic Emptying System.
* Only 2kgs – Easy for Children to handle too.
* Battery Charger has an Energy Star Rating.
* Machine runs for 20mins, 17 with motorised tool and 6mins on Boost mode.
The latest Dyson Digital Slim™ DC59 vacuum is lightweight, cordless, and packs the same power as a mains vacuum cleaner. RRP $649 for the Animal model and $599 for the Multi floor. Find the new Dyson Digital Slim at www.Dyson.com.au
The Dyson Digital Slim is basically a hand-held vacuum that packs the same kind of punch as a ‘normal’ big plug-in-the-wall type vacuum. It comes with a fantastic wall mount system that allows you to hang it up while it charges which makes storage a no brainer.
After seeing the sheer amount of dirt that the Cinetic Vacuum pulled up from our floors, we had little expectations of this model due it s size and the fact it was battery powered but boy, were we pleasantly surprised.
The no-bag canister holds more dust and dirt that you think, and weighing only 2kgs, it was THE PERFECT WAY to get the MonsterSquad involved in the spring cleaning around the house. It’s super easy to empty, with the push of a button, much like the Dyson Cinetic DC54.
Because the battery life is around 20mins, the kids don’t mess around and get the task done in no time. I like them to do a quick once over after dinner each night, which has turned into a big time-trial game. Once it’s done, they pop it back onto charge, which takes around 3.5hrs, and then it’s ready to go again the next day.
The extra attachments that come with the Dyson Digital Slim make this vacuum 100% versatile. We didn’t stop at the floors when road-testing this model, it even took care of the dusting around Chaos HQ and made mean work of the mess that was in our van.
For spot messes and quick once over’s, this portable vacuum is perfect and we are seriously considering saving up and purchasing one for Chaos HQ.
No we have seen the difference in what these machines can do in comparison to our old vacuum, it’s going to be difficult to go back. We’ll certainly notice the big difference, that’s for sure.
Here’s a quick little home video showing the vacuums in action. WARNING: Footage may shock some viewers, it contains members of the male species actually participating in a ‘housework’ task! BAHAHAHA 😉 😉 😉
Now I know I am not the only one that has wondered how good these machines are, and nothing I do or say will show you guys what they can do, as well as an actual trial in your own home would….. right?
So my friends at Dyson are giving 2 of my loyal Common Chaos Chronicle readers a chance to win a 2 week trial of a Dyson Cinetic DC54 or a Dyson Digital Slim DC59 in their very own homes!
Not only do they win a trial, if the winning readers fall in love with the Dyson Vacuums like we have, they will be given the opportunity to purchase their favourite model with a whopping 20% discount (there’s no obligation, just a bonus if you love it!).
This equates to a saving of approximately $160-$200 on the Dyson Cinetic DC54 (depending on model) and approximately $120 on the Dyson Digital Slim DC59.
So if a new vacuum is on your wishlist, here’s a chance to save some big $$$ before Christmas.
To be in the running to win your own Dyson Trial, simply tell me on this blog post,
“What problem do YOU want Dyson engineers to solve in your home?”
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The Fine Print:
* Competition open to Australian Residents only.
* Competition ends on Friday 22nd of Nov at 12noon ESDST.
* Winner will be contacted via email. Please make sure your email address is typed correctly and that you check your inbox and junk mail regularly.
* Winner has 48hrs to contact me with their details. If no contact has been made, I will select a new winner.
* Judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered in to.