It’s easy to see why Dyson attracts such a huge following of devoted customers to their vacuums, and the new Dyson Cinetic Big Ball surely ranks among the best vacuum cleaners you could buy.
The Cinetic Big Ball, available in animal or animal+allergy models, won’t lose suction since it lacks the filters most vacuums use – filters that need cleaned and eventually replaced. Other vacuums lose suction over time as their filters get plugged up, which blocks airflow and keeps the vacuum from picking up smaller particles of dirt and dust. The Cinetic Big Ball has whole machine HEPA filtration.
Dyson’s Cinetic Big Ball offers such powerful cyclone technology that it doesn’t need a filter to grab smaller debris particles, including pet hair plus dander and other allergens. The company tested the Cinetic Big Ball’s technology with 10 years worth of dust that filled the vacuum’s bin hundreds of times.
The Cinetic Big Ball comes unassembled in a number of pieces, most of which are tools and attachments. It didn’t take long – maybe about 20 minutes – to figure out what pieces went where and put the thing together. My entire family was mightily impressed by the Dyson’s cleaning power and amazing ability to reach just about everywhere.
At the press of a button, I could pull out the long tube that runs down the back of the Cinetic Big Ball. I attached one of the tools and used it to clean in places that, unfortunately, hadn’t been cleaned in awhile, like behind the family room TV, under furniture, on top of windows and under desks. It did an absolutely stunning job of cleaning in hard to reach places.
Of course, it vacuums carpets and floors incredibly well, too, plus the long hose and super long power cable make it easy to use on carpeted stairs. I’ve never seen a vacuum with such a lengthy power cable that’ll reach all around a very large room – one side to the other – with no trouble at all. No more accidentally pulling the plug on the vacuum when you try to stretch it just a few more inches to finish vacuuming. The Cinetic Big Ball goes everywhere, and the cable quickly and neatly winds up on the handle.
The vacuum’s Big Ball serves as an excellent swivel for easily maneuvering the heavy device around rooms, against walls and into corners. The Big Ball’s assortment of handy attachment tools includes a nice carrying bag to keep them all organized and together, so you won’t lose a part, then find it years later and wonder what in the world it goes to. The vacuum’s huge dust bin holds a large amount of dirt and empties at the press of a button.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball costs $600 to $700, depending on the model, and is worth every penny when you consider how little you’ll spend on upkeep – no bags, no filters and no repair bills, since it comes with a five-year parts and labor warranty. Five years! I’ve rarely had a cheap vacuum that lasted anywhere close to that long. I’ve used bagless vacuums for years but have often had to clean and replace filters and belts on them.
Dyson spends liberally on research and development to come up with their designs – over $2.5 million weekly. The company employs more than 1500 engineers and scientists and puts their prototype vacuums through hundreds of different tests. Vacuums are dropped 10,000 times and slammed into iron table legs, and the on/off switches are pressed 20,000 times. The best vacuum cleaners take time and effort to design, cost a little more and last for many years.
You can find Dyson vacuum cleaners at most large retailers, including Target and Walmart, plus home stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond along with Lowes and Home Depot.
I received a sample device for the purpose of this honest review.
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