Friday, May 20, 2016

Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Review #CleanEverywhere

We received the Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum free to facilitate this review.

The Dyson V6 Animal is a lightweight cordless vacuum that is easy to assemble and use. It is balanced with the center of gravity towards the grip for floor to ceiling cleaning. This particular Dyson vacuum is perfect for sucking up pet fur, hair, ground-in dirt, and fine dust. The wand quickly detaches and tools can be directly attached to the cyclone pack for a handheld vacuum conversion that cleans corners, crevices, edges, upholstery, stairs, car interiors, etc. easily and reliably. It comes with a 2 year limited warranty, operations manual, 5 attachments, and a docking station. This particular limited edition model comes in a slate-gray color that is only available to purchase from Target.

Specifications and Features:
  • Lightweight: only 5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 47.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Digital Motor V6: digitally controlled, the motor spins at up to 110,000 rpm
  • Max Power Mode: 2 speeds, push MAX button to select this mode which provides 6 minutes of 100AW (Airwatts) higher suction power for more difficult tasks
  • Cleaning Path Width: 9.8"
  • Canister Volume: holds .11 Gallon with one handed quick release button for easy, hygienic dirt removal
  • Run Time: 6-20 minutes, trigger releases instantly to not use up battery power when not cleaning
  • Charge Time: 3.5 hours with convenient docking station to hold vacuum and additional attachments while recharging (rechargeable battery and charger included)
  • Washable Lifetime Filter
  • 2 Tier Radial Cyclones: 15 cyclones, arranged across two tiers, work in parallel to increase airflow and capture more fine dust
  • 5 On-Board Attachments Included:
    • Direct Drive Cleaner Head: 75% more brush bar power than the Dyson V6 vacuum and drives stiff nylon bristles deeper into the carpet to remove stubborn ground-in dirt and carbon fiber filaments remove fine dust from hard floors for more efficient cleaning
    • Mini Motorized Tool: perfect for upholstery, furniture, car seats, and tight spaces
    • Soft Dusting Brush: great for gently dusting flat surfaces and furniture with its soft bristles
    • Combination Tool: two tools in one, with the push of a button you can slide the brush back to use the crevice function and forward to use the brush function
    • Crevice tool: gets into edges, cracks, crevices, and corners well
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty: covers parts and labor

I was very excited to try the Dyson V6 Animal out because the only vacuum I had previously was a large, heavy upright Kirby. I have had my eye on a Dyson Animal Upright Vacuum (most recently the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Plus Allergy) because of the people with asthma in our home and so that I may replace my ancient Kirby vacuum, but since most come with a hefty price tag I just placed it on my wishlist and never purchased one myself. My bulky Kirby is hard to get up and down the stairs in our house and misses dirt in hard to get places. I found the Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum was perfect to have in addition to my upright. I have listed the reasons below...

Look how well the Dyson V6 Animal picked up Prince's dog fur and dirt!
  
Pros:
The Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum is incredibly versatile, lightweight, convenient, and powerful. It goes up and down stairs like a breeze, unlike my clunky Kirby. It also cleans all the areas that my Kirby missed. It gets into the tight spots better and with the long wand cleans spiderwebs and dusts areas that are hard to reach. I love how simply it converts from a stick vacuum to a handheld and how the attachments effortlessly clip to the wand or vacuum for moving from one task to another quickly. I love to also use this for vacuuming the vehicle and under furniture that my Kirby cannot get to. My large dog, Prince, does shed quite a bit and this vacuum is perfect for sucking up his fur from off of surfaces and the carpet. My kids can use this vacuum with ease as well. I love how handy and multipurpose it is! Also, since this vacuum is cord free I am not tethered to a spot in my home to clean and do not have a trip hazard in the middle of my floor. It is so portable without the hassle of a cord. There is a blue light indicating that it is charged and when it is close to losing power the light blinks. I also love how this vacuum is bagless and the dirt cup is easy to dump out and clean. It also gets put away easily with the wall mounted docking station helping the vacuum stay off the floor and out of the way.

Dyson V6 Animal Canister Overfilled...oops.

Cons:
Even though I love the Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum for: my stairs, dusting, getting rid of cobwebs, pet hair, spot cleaning, and getting into tight spots, this vacuum really is not that well suited for cleaning large homes with lots of floor area because of the short run time on the battery. Dyson was trying to spare this by making you have to hold down the trigger to keep it on, but some think this is a nuisance. Like most that have this vacuum, I wish the charge just lasted longer. This will not replace your upright. This stick vacuum does not stand on its own. It is noisy, but relatively quiet next to my Kirby. It does have a distinctively drill-like sound when turned on. You also have to empty out the canister frequently and because the door flap drops down quickly to release the dirt you might get a dust cloud, so be sure you contain it within the trash bag while emptying. I learned the hard way that if you fill the canister/dust cup above the max line the dirt won't come out as readily, especially if there is a lot of hair and fur in with the dirt (see above picture). The docking station also doesn't hold all the attachments that go with the vacuum, just some. This vacuum has a hefty price tag of $499.99, but there really isn't anything comparable for less.

Dyson V6 Animal all parts out of the box.

The Dyson V6 Animal vacuum is so practical to have in addition to any upright. It is perfect for anyone with a smaller home, someone who needs a vacuum that is lightweight and versatile, or someone needing a vacuum that gets the dirt, dust, hair, and fur that their other vacuum missed.

BUY IT
You can purchase the limited edition Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum in Slate Gray Color exclusively at Target for $499.99.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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