Dear Dyson DC78, I Love You!Sunday, February 01, 2015
I have a confession to make. I've met someone else and he has stolen my heart. We've been together for quite some time now but I can't hide it from you any longer. He's tall, dark and easy on the eyes. I mean, he is chiseled to perfection! This guy really knows how to work the room, too. Some say he's a bit of an animal. But I believe he's easily misunderstood due to his hard exterior which hides his sensible yet complicated side. Every time I take him by the hand
le, I know everything is going to be alright, regardless of how messy things can get. The best part? He is very low maintenance. My friends, allow me to introduce you to my newest love interest - Dyson DC78 Turbinehead Animal.
Isn't he gorgeous? Dyson DC78 is the latest vacuum to hit the market that uses Dyson's patented Cinetic™ cyclone technology. (Try saying that five times fast!) That means it has 54 cyclones with high-frequency oscillating tips that extract microscopic particles but also vibrate to prevent the openings from clogging. These cyclones are so efficient at dust separation that they eliminate the need for filters to be washed or replaced. Plus, the air that is expelled comes out cleaner than the air you breathe. The best selling feature: it will never lose suction! In fact, the suction is so impressive that, after using my old canister (which happens to be a really good vacuum), the Dyson DC78 still managed to remove an incredible amount of dust and particles from a small area rug. It was amazing and yet horrifying to think that, after all these years, there was still so much my old vacuum had left behind.
This dust-eating machine features Dyson's latest Ball™ technology allowing it to turn on the spot. I'm telling ya, it curves like it's on rails! The ball is where you'll find all the fancy parts such as the electronics, motor, pre-motor filter and 6.5 metres of cable. With a low centre of gravity, it easily maintains stability. Both the power button and the cable retraction button are located on the ball as well as the button for removing the bin when it needs to be emptied.
The DC78 Turbinehead Animal comes with an articulating hardwood floor tool that has two curtains of soft nylon bristles. My favourite feature is its ability to pivot 180° and reach into awkward gaps between cupboards and furniture thanks to its ultra-slim profile. Also included: a tangle-free turbine tool, groom tool and a stiff bristle brush, which can be mounted directly onto the wand for quick and easy access. This wand is telescopic which makes it easy to adjust to your own height or to vacuum those hard-to-reach places.
Once the bin has reached capacity as indicated by the red line, all you need to do is press the grey bin release button. This will detach the handle and the bin will come free. Place the bin over a deep receptacle or waste bin and press the red button to release the cap on the bottom allowing the contents to fall out. Sometimes I have vacuumed for too long and the bin will be over capacity. This means that larger particles or strands of hair that are above the red line will not come out as easily. So I suggest that you empty your bin frequently.
When you are done
dancing vacuuming with your Dyson DC78, you can reattach the carpet tool onto the wand. This tool is what allows you to attach the wand onto the ball by sliding it into a notch on the back for storage.
In short, I absolutely love my new vacuum and have declared myself the CEV of the household. And while it's a little bit louder than my previous vacuum, I highly recommend it. The Dyson DC78 Turbinehead Animal comes with a hefty price tag, however, ringing in at $799.99. This includes free shipping, a 5-year warranty and tools valued at $251.96. If you don't need all the tools, you can purchase the Dyson DC78 Turbinehead for $100 less. Plus, when you think of all the money you will save in the long run by not having to buy new filters and vacuum bags, the upfront cost doesn't seem so high. In my opinion, the Dyson difference is worth it.
Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.