That feeling when your house is a mess, you’re weighed down and stressed, and even depressed.
Yep. That’s me. Having a cluttered and dirty home can really affect my mental health. Seriously. Have you ever done some spring cleaning, maybe moved your furniture around, and you feel like a new person? I know I have.
Back when I was suffering from a high state of postpartum depression and anxiety, John and I decided to get a house cleaner once a month. It. Is. Awesome. But of course its not enough to keep the house in order on a regular basis. So with the cleaning we do do, we like to keep it simple.
So when Best Buy offered to let me review the brand new Dyson DC59 Animal Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum, I jumped at the chance. Almost 10 years ago when John and I married, we took a chunk of our wedding money and bought a full-size Dyson vacuum. We love love love our big Dyson. Its still going strong with amazing suction after all this time, and we don’t have to buy vacuum bags, which saves us money (another thing we like to do.) So when they said “Dyson upright cordless” they had me.
The Dyson DC59 is cordless as I said, so it is like a giant chargeable “dustbuster” (but WAY better) with the power of an upright vacuum. In fact, it has 3 times the suction of any other cordless vacuum, according to Dyson. And its the first time Dyson’s “2-tier radial cyclone technology” has been brought to cordless.
Does it sound silly that I was beaming with happiness when it arrived!? It is so cool. Sleek and purple (How’s that for a modern vacuum?) and it really does the job.
On one charge you get 26 minutes of vacuum time on the normal setting, which is quite powerful due to its new V6 motor that is 50% more powerful than the V2. There’s also a “boost mode,” or what I like to call super power setting that has major suction and lasts 6 minutes per charge. But I haven’t really needed that so far. The regular setting is great.
It maneuvers very easily with a smaller ball at the back and its slim size, sliding perfectly into small spaces under the cabinets or chairs. I can zoom around the four legs of our chairs and under the table so quickly and easily. And like all Dyson vacuums, the bin empties with one touch.
The DC59 comes equipped with a wall hanging unit that is set up with the cord attached, so all you have to do is click the vacuum in and it automatically starts charging. No need to plug in the cord yourself every time. A full charge takes 3.5 hours. And it comes with several attachments for different types of cleaning, just like other Dyson vacuums.
When I posted I got it a few weeks ago on Facebook, some friends asked, so you might be asking too, is it only for hard floors or can it be used on carpets too? Dyson says they re-engineered the brush bar to work on both hard floor and carpet cleaning. And I’ve seen that it definitely does work on carpet, but I’ve personally found it most useful on our wood kitchen and dining area floors.
It is also so light (only 4.6 pounds) that the kids (4 & 6 years old) can vacuum with it. Its funny because every time I use it, they want to vacuum for me. Score!
When I first started using it, I kept looking behind me to make sure the imaginary cord wasn’t getting caught (old habits die hard,) which I thought was pretty funny. But after using it for a while I’ve lost that silly urge.
I absolutely give this vacuum a 2 THUMBS UP!
It is pricey at $499.99, but as I mentioned Dyson vacuums are built to last. Our upright is still doing its job 9 1/2 years later, and I have no doubt this one will too. Purchase the DC59 at Best Buy here.
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.