The rate at which pollution is increasing across the world, the need of the hour is to protect yourself and your loved ones. You may think if you spend most of your time indoors, you become immune to pollutants and allergens. But the truth is your home is just as dirty and dusty, it’s just that you cannot tell through the naked eye.
While letting some fresh air into your home is essential, you can also give your home frequent deep cleans so that it is free of all dust and allergen. The following product I am about to review is the Dyson DC58 Animal vacuum cleaner, which is a lightweight, handheld, cordless vacuum cleaner that is capable of giving your whole house a clean.
- Compact and handheld
- Runtime: 20 minutes
- Weight:6 kg
- Suction Power: 28 AW
- Boost Suction Power: 100AW
- Bin Volume:4L
About the Product
The DC58 Animal is one of the latest products from Dyson. It uses cyclonic technology and is powered by the Dyson digital monitor V6, which spins up to 110,000 times a minute. In other words, it claims to have the ability to spin three times faster than other motors. Its 350W motor helps the machine produce a powerful suction, also enhanced by 2-Tier RadialTM cyclones.
It has the ability to capture microscopic particles as small as 0.5 microns. It also comes with extra tools like the dusting brush tool and crevice tool for tricky spots. There’s also a mini motorised tool for finer particles. It’s designed such that it can fit easily into the hand while also providing a strong grip.
The following are some useful features the product boasts of:
The device employs cyclonic vacuum technology, which is more powerful than other competitors. The suction of the device is enhanced by 2-Tier RadialTM cyclones. There are 15 cyclones which are laid out across two tiers and work parallelly to increase the airflow and capture minute particles of dust. Microscopic dust particles as small as 0.5 microns are captured through this technology.
The strong and resilient battery life is provided by a re-engineered nickel-manganese-cobalt battery which has been designed in a way that it can deliver the power needs of the device. The battery offers fade-free power and delivers a runtime of 20 minutes. When using the motorised tool, the battery life could come down to 17 minutes. It recharges up to three times faster than other machines in the same category, the manufacturer claims.
The battery can also support a boost mode which provides the machine six minutes of higher suction at the click of a button.
The DC58, like other Dyson products, comes with extra tools which ensure a versatile, all-round deep clean. The nozzle on the 2-in-1 accessory tool can convert into a brush tool for dusting. There is also a crevice tool which is great for cleaning in tight gaps and tricky corners. The vacuum head also comes with a mini motorised tool for tricky cleaning jobs, like removing fine hair and dirt from upholstery, insides of the sofa and other confined spaces.
Its bagless and cordless quality gives it more capacity and allows it the flexibility to be taken around the house, without needing to plug it into a power outlet.
The judicious design sits perfectly in your hand and gives you a tight grip to get to all the tricky spots of dirt.
What I Liked
Having assessed all the features and descriptions of the product, let me get down to what I personally like about the product:
I appreciate that the product is compact and lightweight. It’s designed quite like a small pistol so it fits right into your palm and offers just the right amount of grip. It is so small, it can be stored anywhere — a drawer, in the corner of a cupboard or on the top of a shelf.
Despite its size, it is extremely powerful. The cyclonic vacuum technology creates a powerful suction. The 15 cyclones work to increase the airflow and ensure even the minutest dust particles get sucked in. This is especially useful for those prone to allergies from fine dust. There’s also a separate boost button that provides six extra minutes of higher suction.
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For a device that is this small, the battery runtime of 20 minutes is quite commendable. Even larger cordless devices have a similar battery runtime but are not as compact and hassle-free as this. Besides the standard 20 minutes runtime, the boost mode provides higher suction for six minutes. Given the size of the device, you will essentially use it to clean smaller surface areas and not the entire expanse of the carpet. For such tasks, the battery runtime seems more than enough.
The onboard tools like the dusting brush and crevice tool are extremely helpful in tackling dirt stuck in tricky spots. The motorised tool adds more power to the device and helps get out stubborn dirt like fine hair.
What I Didn’t Like
The only issue I can find with the product is the following:
The fact that it is bagless means that it has more space and therefore a greater capacity as compared to a bagged variety in the same size. But given that the Dyson is working so hard to suck in fine dust particles, there’s a chance you may inhale the dust particles when you’re cleaning the dust container out. This makes the work of the strong filters counterproductive.
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As is evident from my review above, since I found only one issue with the product, my verdict is a fairly positive one. Even with the issue that I did point out, it may be difficult to have a bagged vacuum cleaner in the same size — it would compromise on the capacity for sure. So all things considered, I think the Dyson DC58 Animal handheld cordless vacuum cleaner shows great promise!