Dyson V6 Absolute Review
Let’s face it, kids can turn your spotless house into something that resembles a cyclonic episode in a matter of minutes. I hope you enjoyed those sacred moments while they lasted!
I have always been a firm believer in children learning to pick up after themselves from a young age and as they grow, so do their responsibilities. It is not only beneficial for them but it also lightens the load on me. Is that lazy or smart? I’m going with genius, for now anyway!
Cleaning with kids
As the kids have grown they have each had an interest in vacuuming, I suppose it is because they see me doing it and want to be involved. Whatever the reason, I am not complaining. My only issue over the years has been that our vacuums have been too heavy for them to take control and do it solo. Until now…
For the past few weeks I have been basking in the glory of the new Dyson V6 Absolute vacuum cleaner. I was offered one to review and I am so glad I said yes! I have been a Dyson fan girl and owner for the past 8 years and I doubt I will ever stray from the brand. They have always done an impeccable job and I cannot fault them.
My house is approx. 70% tiles and 30% carpet; so having a vacuum that is light, easy and doesn’t require additional effort to transfer between the two is ideal. The Dyson V6 Absolute does exactly that in a small compact handheld vacuum. Like most homes; the kitchen, dining and living rooms are the high traffic areas that require constant attention (especially when there are kids inhabiting there). This handy little handheld makes it so convenient for quick tidy ups, spot cleans, once overs and if your home is small enough, possibly even your general clean.
The Dyson V6 Absolute comes standard with two Dyson-engineered cleaner heads. Using a combination of the two, they combat both large debris and fine dust, carpet and hard floors. I was so impressed with the amount of dirt and dust that this vacuum can pull from the carpets.
The fluffy cleaning roller is ideal for hard floors, including wood and tiles. The suction and seal created by the woven fibres sends the dirt and dust directly into the dust bin instead of having to backtrack a few times to ensure you got it all.
The direct drive motor head has bristles that drive deeper into the carpet allowing for better suction where it is most needed. This ultimately removes more dirt than you can even see in your carpet.
Like most of the Dyson handhelds, the V6 Absolute offers up to 20 minutes run time on standard. If you require more power for a particular job, push the MAX button on the back for an extreme amount of suction. This will reduce you battery life to 6 minutes.
While this is not a huge duration of time, it is ample to get those tidy ups and spot cleans done with ease.
Cleaning and maintenance
Like all vacuums, they require some degree of cleaning or maintenance.
- For starters, the hygienic bin requires emptying. This can be done quickly and simply by pressing the button to release the dirt.
- There is one filter that requires cleaning. That is as easy to clean as pulling out of the top, washing under the tap and letting it dry before placing it back into position.
- Like all rotating cleaner heads; hair, string, etc. gets caught around it and should be removed before causing the performance to lag.
I could not be more impressed with how well this little machine works. I also love that it is light weight enough for the kids to use. This eliminates the need for me to have to constantly clean up after them, they can now pull out the Dyson V6 Absolute and tidy up their own messes. That’s a huge win in my book! Not to mention they think it is fun.
Like every Dyson, they come standard with a range of tools that are designed to make jobs around the home easier. From removing dust and dirt from hard-to-reach places around the home to cleaning tight spaces in the car, these tools have you covered.
The docking station allows you to store and charge your vacuum both conveniently and neatly. The dock also holds additional attachments.
I find I use this the most in our lounge rooms, living room, bathrooms, around the dining table and under the breakfast bar. Because of its versatility and ease of use, it is perfect for these regular clean ups. Click the link for more information on the Dyson V6 Absolute and its features. As you can see, I am a huge fan of this machine. If you can afford the $899 price tag, it is well worth the investment; particularly if someone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies. If this price is above your budget, there are Dyson V6’s for all floor types starting at $599.
Do you have a Dyson? Tell me about your experience below!
Disclosure: I received the Dyson V6 Absolute for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.