Dyson V6 Mattress - My Superhero SidekickTuesday, November 10, 2015
Like many superheroes, I possess an alter ego who harbours an innate desire to make the world a better place. And by 'a better place', I mean a cleaner place. Scrubbing the grime off the bathtub, polishing the ceramic stovetop, dusting off the furniture, mopping the floors and removing fingerprints from the stainless steel appliances. As much as they can be tedious chores, very little brings me greater pleasure than the resulting shine of a polished surface. My favourite chore, however, is vacuuming. It has been for many years but even more so since I made the switch to the Dyson DC78 Turbinehead Animal. There is a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes wielding the power of a Dyson vacuum. Take the Dyson V6 Mattress, for example. This small handheld vacuum packs quite the punch, kind of like Batman's sidekick Robin.If it weren't for a friend of mine, I never would have considered vacuuming our mattress. I knew it was the perfect place for dust mites to hang out and party while they feast on our dead skin cells. But I completed an allergy test years ago that showed I was allergic to dust mites so I had invested in a not-so-inexpensive mattress cover. Surely I haven't been sleeping in a bed that contains anywhere between 10,000 and two million dust mites and their product droppings. 'Cause that would be gross. Still, I agreed to test out the Dyson V6 Mattress just to be sure.
Luckily for me, I have a brand new sidekick to help me combat those evil mattress dwellers and purify the air all at once. The Dyson V6 Mattress is the first Dyson handheld to have a post-motor HEPA filter that captures over 99.97% of particles (0.3 microns in size which sounds really, really small). This includes allergens and bacteria.
The Dyson digital motor V6 is what gives this vacuum the most powerful suction of any cordless handheld vacuum. While the battery holds its charge for up to 20 minutes, the battery power is only used during vacuuming thanks to the run-time enhancing trigger. Plus, the motor is so powerful, it ensures that you don't have to vacuum the same spot twice. You will also recognize the 2 Tier Radial™ Cyclone Technology which is designed to fling dust out of the air and into the bin while separating the most microscopic particles. Included with the unit is a motorized mattress tool, a combination accessory tool and a crevice tool, making it perfect for vacuuming upholstery. The Dyson V6 Mattress is available at BestBuy.ca for $249.99 plus free shipping.
Unlike previous handheld vacuums that I've tried, the Dyson comes out on top in terms of quality, effectiveness and ease of use. It is also more lightweight and the unit doesn't overheat while in use making it comfortable to use. The quick release button also makes it easy to empty the bin with minimal fuss.
After vacuuming all of the mattresses in our home, I have sent off my sidekick on a special mission to my parents' place to capture all those nasty allergens and microscopic particles. I am confident Dyson V6 Mattress will be victorious. In fact, he will be making his rounds throughout the province ensuring that my family members will enjoy a #cleansleep. My hero!
So... when was the last time you vacuumed your mattress?
Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.