Dyson DC59 Animal Handstick Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner : Good but not perfect

I was unwrapped by my new owner over a month ago now and i could tell that she wanted me the moment she saw me. After my first use, she was in love. Her old vacuum cleaner was dumped and was left in the cleaning cupboard to grow old and gather dust. Oh yes, she now had me in her life. Often people want more whereas i come with less. No cord to trip over, no out of reach places and, when it comes to cleaning out the car now, she has no excuses as i don’t need a constant electricity supply. Her indoors loves how i take about 3 hours to fully charge and then i can be used for 20 minutes.

A bit hard on carpeted floors. I am a very lazy person and don’t really care who knows. I like a neat environment, who doesn’t, right?. The problem is i hate having to drag my hoover out of storage, untangling it and all the shenanigans that accompany it. This hoover is the most convenient thing that could have been developed for lazy people like myself lol. Once it has been assembled, the most difficult part is over. Within 2 mins, the living room is already nice and clean but i do have to say that i find it a little bit hard on carpeted floors. It really makes me want to clean my surroundings every 12hours. I have forever been having mice problems (whole council flat is rigged with them) and this will really help in getting rid of crumbs on the floor which i used to just neglect. If you have the money and you hate hoovering like myself, this is a sound investment.

I really wanted a lightweight cordless hoover, the dyson dc59 fits the bill, there are lots of pros, it reaches areas other hoovers wouldn’t and gives a powerful clean. It comes with the necessary attachments, and a wall mounted charger is included. Its easy and small to store which i love. The cons, i can only fault it with one, but its a biggy. The battery does not last long enough to even quickly clean my very small 2 bed cottage. I think the price is way to high because of this, a second battery should be included as you would get with a cordless drill etc. Very disappointed with this. My house has to be cleaned in 2 stages. The battery takes a good 2 hrs to completely charge. Here are the specifications for the Dyson DC59 Animal Handstick Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner:

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  • Multi cyclonic technology.
  • 100 air watts.
  • Ideal for pet hair.
  • Variable power.
  • Capacity of dustbin 0.35 litre.

Sliced bread has nothing on this little beauty. Forget sliced bread – this is the mutts. We’ve had a few dysons now and currently have a dc41 (the one with the ball thing that’s meant to make steering easier). What a load of rubbish that is – it’s the most awkward and cumbersome thing to use. The wandering hose is unwieldy and the build quality is poor. Someone did tell me that dyson had moved manufacturing to somewhere new; well for ‘new’ i think they meant ‘cheap’. So, i was a bit apprehensive about the dc59 and at £350 ish, it’s far more than a punt. Well after about a week, i couldn’t be more pleased with it.

Powerful, reasonable battery life, lightweight. Excellent for doing the stairs and landing or for clearing up a spillage. You wouldn’t want to try to vacuum the entire house in one go, because 16 to 20 minutes isn’t sufficient for that. There is one major drawback. Every dyson seems to have a major drawback and with this vacuum cleaner, emptying out the dust is really difficult. If you empty it regularly before it gets too full, the lump of dust falls out quickly and easily. If you wait until it’s compacted you have to bang the battery side of the unit repeatedly against your wheely bin while the lumps of dust fall out bit by bit. The battery surely won’t take that sort of punishment indefinitely. A more minor problem – the filter falls out if you hold the unit upside down.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Light and effective
  • Great vacuum for my flat
  • Expected more for the price!

Well packaged and of good quality. Makes vacuuming an easy chore with no hassle.

Expected more for the price. When charged up does not really last long enough on full power for a device that is supposed to be so technologically advanced. Disappointing in general for a high priced product.

Agaena

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  1. Verified Purchase - July 24, 2017

    Use as my only vacuum cleaner in my small flat and works great. Battery doesn’t last long enough to do the whole flat and needs recharging. Very good product, but you’d expect that for the brand and the price.
    • Verified Purchase - July 26, 2017

      Use as my only vacuum cleaner in my small flat and works great. Battery doesn’t last long enough to do the whole flat and needs recharging. Very good product, but you’d expect that for the brand and the price.
  2. Anonymous - July 26, 2017

    This review is from : Dyson DC59 Animal Handstick Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

    I love the convenience and the wall mounted charger, but it constantly cuts out and i can find no blockage. Also my main gripe is that i have to use a knife to get all the dust out of the container. I am amazed those who posted a rave review have not experienced this. Otherwise i like the weight and ease. Glad i got it on black friday so didn’t pay full price.
  3. Anonymous - July 27, 2017

    This review is from : Dyson DC59 Animal Handstick Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

    I love the convenience and the wall mounted charger, but it constantly cuts out and i can find no blockage. Also my main gripe is that i have to use a knife to get all the dust out of the container. I am amazed those who posted a rave review have not experienced this. Otherwise i like the weight and ease. Glad i got it on black friday so didn’t pay full price.
    • Anonymous - July 28, 2017

      One of the best gadgets that i’ve bought. . This vacuum cleaner is excellentso why did i only give it 4 stars?the reason for only 4 stars is because from new the filter does not stay in the body. There is no positive engagement – it falls out of the head of the vacuum if it is tipped past 90 degrees. So from day one i have kept the filter in place with a piece of sticky tape. Apart from that annoyance i love it. I keep this vacuum cleaner upstairs. I have a four bedroom house and it will easily clean all of the rooms upstairs with charge to spare in the battery. And extremely easy to maneuver thanks to the ball type wheel on the base of the floor sweeper. And combined with the powered sweeper head this vacuum does a great job of cleaning my carpets. This thing makes vacuuming so easy that it’s no longer a chore. It’s also easy to clean out the cylinder and the cyclone head. And the best bit in my opinion is when the smaller motorized sweeping head is attached it makes so easy to clean my carpeted stairs – that was my main reason for buying it. Again, because it’s so lightweight and the head is motorized it’s almost a pleasure to clean the stairs.
  4. Anonymous - July 31, 2017

    This review is from : Dyson DC59 Animal Handstick Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

    One of the best gadgets that i’ve bought. . This vacuum cleaner is excellentso why did i only give it 4 stars?the reason for only 4 stars is because from new the filter does not stay in the body. There is no positive engagement – it falls out of the head of the vacuum if it is tipped past 90 degrees. So from day one i have kept the filter in place with a piece of sticky tape. Apart from that annoyance i love it. I keep this vacuum cleaner upstairs. I have a four bedroom house and it will easily clean all of the rooms upstairs with charge to spare in the battery. And extremely easy to maneuver thanks to the ball type wheel on the base of the floor sweeper. And combined with the powered sweeper head this vacuum does a great job of cleaning my carpets. This thing makes vacuuming so easy that it’s no longer a chore. It’s also easy to clean out the cylinder and the cyclone head. And the best bit in my opinion is when the smaller motorized sweeping head is attached it makes so easy to clean my carpeted stairs – that was my main reason for buying it. Again, because it’s so lightweight and the head is motorized it’s almost a pleasure to clean the stairs.
    • Anonymous - August 1, 2017

      I love it, but maintenance cost is expensive. . This handheld dc59 animal is a great cleaning tool. Pros:- easy to use, store and charge- 20 mins is good enough for daily clean- works with new parts (for upgrade) like: direct drive cleaner head, soft roller cleaner headcons:- dustbin is a little too small if you have lots of vacuum to do. – dust can easily get stuck in the bin, can’t get them out without getting hands dirty- cyclone and filter may need to be replaced after time, mine gone smelly after 2 years, i had them replaced- dyson replacement parts are not cheap, it is definitely costly to maintain if you are planning to use it over 5 years. Bottom line:it’s a great tool to have as long as you don’t mind the running cost.
      • Anonymous - August 2, 2017

        I love it, but maintenance cost is expensive. . This handheld dc59 animal is a great cleaning tool. Pros:- easy to use, store and charge- 20 mins is good enough for daily clean- works with new parts (for upgrade) like: direct drive cleaner head, soft roller cleaner headcons:- dustbin is a little too small if you have lots of vacuum to do. – dust can easily get stuck in the bin, can’t get them out without getting hands dirty- cyclone and filter may need to be replaced after time, mine gone smelly after 2 years, i had them replaced- dyson replacement parts are not cheap, it is definitely costly to maintain if you are planning to use it over 5 years. Bottom line:it’s a great tool to have as long as you don’t mind the running cost.