Tried and Tested - Dyson DC62

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You know you’ve officially entered adulthood, when you get excited about vacuums. A household name in the hoover business is Dyson and we take the Dyson DC62 out for a spin.

Read on to learn about the good, the bad and our final verdict.

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What we like:

It’s small yet mighty. It’s compact (especially when in the hand held format) but still packs a punch, so you’re not compromising any power for size. Best of all, it can be neatly tucked away in the front closet, of cabinet.

It’s cordless. Cords and electric sockets slow us down, so this makes cleaning up that much more seamless. Also, we can say that we’ve been much more likely to bring out the cleaner to suck up dust and crumbs on a whim.

It’s bagless. This means there’s no need to buy refill bags as you’ll dump as you go. But best of all, you can easily pick out anything that wasn’t meant to be sucked up. Oops – was that an earring?

We love a machine that can play double-duty. With several tools, it goes from a handheld vacuum to a full-size floor machine with just the switch of an attachment. Making it multi-functional and great on several floor types.

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Some things to look out for:

It’s pricey. Going at $550 a pop, it’s definitely an investment piece that you’ll need to think about.

Watch out for the battery life. At a full charge, it will give you 26 minutes with the short adapter, and 17 minutes with the wand. That suffices if you’re tackling a condo or you’re just tackling a few rooms but if you have a lot of ground to cover (read: a family-sized home) you will need to charge as you go.

No press, no go. The power button for the vacuum is ergonomically located by the handle, but you need to keep it pressed down to power on.

Bottom Line:

Great small machine that packs a punch. If the power doesn’t sell you on it, the design and practicality of it should. Lets be clear, its an investment piece with a price tag that is $500+

Ideal for a condo and the various attachments and tool makes it a good option for all surface types so be it carpet, hardwood or tiles. As a secondary vacuum, it is a no brainer. If this is your primary machine or if you live in a house, I’d suggest considering one of Dyson’s standard models as you will cover more surface.

We’re trying and testing some of your favourite household products as part of Tried and Tested.

The Nitty Gritty – Dyson handheld DC62

Testing: Dyson prototypes are subjected to 636 different validation tests. On/off buttons are punched 20,000 times. Prototypes are drop tested 10,000 times. Cleaner heads are slammed into iron table legs.

Patents: There are 350 patents and patent applications worldwide relating to the technology used in Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners, including patents relating to Dyson digital motors.

Run-time: This machine will run for 26 minutes, 17 minutes with the motorised tool, and for 6 minutes on boost mode.

Hygienic bin emptying: Just push the button to release the dirt directly into the bin.

Weight: 2.11kg

Guarantee: The machine comes with a 2 year parts and labour guarantee.

Energy Star Rating: The machine’s battery charger has qualified for the Energy Star rating, due to its energy efficiency.

Available on DysonCanada.ca and in-stores across Canada at Target, Sears, Canadian Tire, The Bay, Future Shop, Best Buy, Home Hardware, Lowes, Home Outfitters, Leon’s, The Brick and Wal Mart.

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