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A vacuum for the single girls

Damage:

R6999.00 from House and Home

What you need to know:

  • Cordless
  • Light – only 2 kgs
  • 2 year parts and labour guarantee
  • runs for 20 minutes on one charge
  • no filters and no bags

What we think you should know

Like it or not we all need a vacuum cleaner. I’m the worst when it comes to cleaning and feign illness at the mention of unpacking the dishwasher. However, if you live alone and don’t want to fork out on some domestic help, at some point you’re going to have to get down and dirty. I splurge on gadgets but appliances? No ways. I’ll walk into the store and by the cheapest I can find which is why I’ve been through 3 dust busters in 3 years. When the Dyson DC62 arrived for review I was rather sceptical. It’s cordless and chargers much like a dust buster. Pssht, this will never work right?

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Dyson is a pretty popular brand in the UK. People swear by the quality of the brand so I expected big things from the cleaner. When it arrived though its long purple tube and space age design inspired me to make a Loki meme:

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Okay back to the serious stuff. The Dyson DC62 is extremely light to carry around. I found it extremely easy to clean unreachable spots. Without the pesky cord it was easy to trapse around the house cleaning all the things I’d usually just leave dirty. It works for about 20 minutes and takes around one to two hours to charge.

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It runs on a V6 motor and I was impressed with its cleaning capabilities. My biggest gripe was its small dust collecting container. If you’re on a serious cleaning mission you’ll find yourself emptying it multiple times. However, it is relatively easy to clean the container, it’s just a twist and empty. Cleaning the filter is easy as well. You can rinse it relatively easy.

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The long rigid neck means you might end up struggling to get under your coffee table unless you crawl around. It comes with a host of attachments to help you along. Honestly? It really does do a phenomenal job of cleaning. I was impressed with how it cleaned my car seats (which were in a horrific state) and my tiles. It doesn’t suck up water (you’ll destroy the motor) but it is the perfect dust collector and definitely a vacuum for the single girls living on their own looking to do a quick clean up before your crush pops by.

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Of course, you’d need to be a single girl with one hell of a bank balance. I love the Dyson DC62. It’s does everything it says it will and doesn’t let you down. But I cannot justify dropping close on 7k on a vacuum cleaner designed for a small apartment… even if it is so conveniently designed that you can do all your cleaning with a glass of wine in the other hand.

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So rad

  • Light and easy to use with one hand
  • No cords, no fuss and simple enough to clean

Makes us sad

  • That price tag!

 

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