Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum Review - My new baby

Thursday, September 10, 2015
* I was given a Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum to Review, but all opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago, our new baby arrived. And by baby, I mean, my new Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum. Yes, I might be slightly exaggerating about it being my new baby, but this new appliance has captured my heart...or perhaps just made my days just that bit easier! 

As a Mum of two small children,  it is safe to say that before this new cordless vacuum, our old vacuum pretty much never got put away, except maybe when we had guests coming over. The big lump of a thing sat in the middle of the lounge, because who really can be bothered lugging a heavy vacuum back and forth multiple times a day, to clean up every pile of crumbs. So it became a choice, crumbs everywhere, or the vacuum became  permanent lounge room decor. And so, it had found itself a nice little home, basking in the warm sunlight, streaming through the lounger room windows. And in the middle of the night when we were getting up and down with kids who are waking at all hours of the night, for all manner of thing! Our vacuum laid in wait, planning its attack, the plug always curiously landing underfoot in those dark wee hours, causing under the breath cursing from its victim.. usually me.

But, that has all changed. There is no bulky vacuum looking ugly in the middle of the lounge, tripping up unsuspecting victims. There's no bending and lugging, especially now, with my baby belly getting bigger, the bending and the lugging sure was a pain! And best of all, it really sucks!! I mean, it REALLY, REALLY sucks! The power in this little machine is amazing, it takes the pain out of cleaning up mountains of toddler crumbs, that are constantly accumulating throughout the day. Or helping me zip from room to room for those 'quick vacuum' run arounds before people turn up at the door!

With its 20 minute running time after a charge I can't really do the whole house in one shot (we have a big house) but, lets be honest, I never did that anyway. It comes with two different exchangeable heads, one for hard floors and another the direct-drive cleaner with some serious bristles for carpet. Plus a range of other fun accessories! Our big vacuum doesn't have a beater head, and the amount of dust that the Dyson V6 Absolute sucked up on its maiden voyage through my bedroom made me shudder! The carpets looked amazing afterwards, and obviously a whole lot more dust was sucked out of them! I was recently informed, by my husband, the carpet guy, that many carpet manufacturers won't actually honour any warranties on your carpet if you don't clean it with a vacuum with a beater head!! Good to know, and now I can see why!

Our new baby lives in our pantry, nicely hidden away, with on its wall mounted charger/docking station, it really leaves me with no excuse to have dirty floors. Big crumbs or fine dust this can tackle it so easily.  And it has a HEPA filter to capture allergens and keep the air clean too! Goodbye dustpan and broom!!! 

The Dyson V6 Absolute is also pretty great at cleaning up the worlds most expensive sand (the kinetic kind). I'm so sick of crawling around picking it all up bit by bit! So, I've told them, this is it.. once its gone, its gone!

You can check out all the amazing features and sucking power of the Dyson V6 Absolute HERE!