Tiny Teddies, dust, dried apple, fluff, yoghurt buttons, dirt, stickers, hair, glitter, a mini pom pom and sultanas.
All of this and more was sucked out of my car and shot into the clear chamber of a Dyson V6 Absolute.
I hadn’t given my car a proper vacuum since Millie was born and I shuddered when I looked at the crud that came out of my vehicle. But at the same time I’ve never felt more satisfied.
My new Dyson cordless vacuum comes with a mini motorised head just made for whizzing over your car seats. Never will I again struggle with one of those insipid vacuum hoses at the car wash, trying unsuccessfully to get the car looking presentable before my $2 worth of suction runs out.
When I finally did some vacuuming of the floors inside the house, I was, well, floored.
After about 20 seconds of running the lightweight handstick over the carpet, the body of the vacuum was CHOCK-A-BLOCK with dirt and dust. I’m a clean and tidy housekeeper. I maintain a neat household and vacuum regularly. But looking at the dust and dirt my old vacuum had ‘missed’ made me feel ill. These are the same floors my baby girl has been rolling around on since day dot. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
Now I don’t need to have a clean-freak panic attack when Millie upturns her box of Duplo all over the lounge room floor.
It must be the direct drive cleaner head that ‘drives bristles deeper into the carpet’ to remove more filth. Whatever it is, I’m in love.
Bonus feature: There’s a patented fine dust and dirt filter inside with a sealed system so that the air leaving the vac is cleaner than what you’re breathing in. For a sneezy, watery-eye hayfever sufferer with a young child, this is brilliant. Kind of feels like I’m cleaning our entire house, not just the floor.
I love that I don’t have to unplug as I go from room to room – when fully charged the battery provides 20 minutes of suction – or even change the head when going from the carpeted areas to the tiles. So clever.
It takes me half as much time to vacuum now because the suction is so strong. I only ever have to go over something once. There’s a max power button too, but I haven’t really needed the extra oomph.
It’s not as noisy and cumbersome as my old vac either, which used to frighten Millie and send her bolting to her room. When this one is on and she doesn’t bat an eyelid.
Cleaning is simple. A button releases a hatch and the dirt falls straight into the rubbish bin. I’ve had to help pull out some of the hair wound around the inside of the chamber on a couple of occasions though.
I’m really impressed with this appliance. I’m actually excited to vacuum – the chamber full of dirt when I finish is incredibly pleasing (I know, it sounds weird, but it’s got me hooked). This busy mumma is glad she no longer has to waste precious time going over and over the floors with dud vacuum for little result. A quick scoot around the house and it’s spic and span – and I can get right back to spending quality time with my little girl.
Would a normal domestic vacuum be capable of picking up as much dust and dirt as the Dyson V6 Absolute? I don’t know (but unlikely). Would it be cheaper? Probably. But it certainly wouldn’t be as efficient, powerful or convenient. This vacuum is well worth its $899 price tag, and then some.
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*MillieMummyMelbourne was gifted a Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum to try out at home for the purposes of a review