Dyson is one of the few companies that I can unequivocally say makes truly great products on a consistent basis. It wasn’t long ago that I gave the company’s new humidifier high marks, further engraving that thought into my brain. And for the last few weeks I’ve been testing Dyson’s new V6 Motorhead cordless vacuum and I’m incredibly happy with it — more than impressed, in fact — with one minor exception.
How well does it clean?
I’ll get right down to business here: the V6 Motorhead clean really well. Okay, will can you be more specific Mr. Reviewer Dude? Yes, I can.
My “normal” non-Dyson vacuum, which was an Electrolux I purchased at Target, (the one I had been using for at least a couple of years) seemed to do a decent job of picking up dirt, trash, pet hair and miscellaneous junk around the house. Until I got a robot vacuum from Neato which blew that “normal” vacuum out of the water. I was amazed at all the stuff it picked up — easily triple the amount of gunk. Well, that amazing robot couldn’t reach several places in the house: the stairs, blinds, plants, beds, counters… you get the point.
But the V6 Motorhead cleans just as good (if not better) than that Neato vacuum AND it can reach literally anywhere (except perhaps some ceilings). The amount of dirt the Electrolux picks up versus the Dyson is a joke. Despite it’s small, easy-to-use size, the Dyson is a powerful little beast.
It’s so good that I’d rather have the V6 Motorhead than a top of the line Electrolux. Man am I itching to get my hands on a Dyson robot vacuum…
Bottom line: the V6 Motorhead pulls more junk out of your carpet than you’d expect and leaves no visual trace of dirt or mess. As a vacuum, that would be the minimum qualifier for a good recommendation, but there are a few other reasons why this vacuum a winner.
First it’s light. Really light. It’s a breeze to push around, even though it’s not powered (and if it was powered, it would just be that much heavier). Versus that Electrolux I keep mentioning, this vacuum feels about 4 to 5 times lighter. It’s so light that it could almost be a bit heaver (haha — not really, it’s just about perfect — but you really wouldn’t want ...