My 11 year–old Dyson upright still works wonders, and I wash the filters every quarter. Not sure I’d buy another one as the man has turned out to be such a See You Next Tuesday. (As indeed has the CEO of Next this week.)
Both Brexit hypocrites. Dyson talks a load of nonsense about now having “Freedom of Spirit” and peddling the ‘trade deals’ arguments, and Wolfson was this week bemoaning the effect on the UK economy of the lack of immigrants, of all things!
Dyson cordless fan here. Will never use a different vacuum.
Get em serviced properly, how you should with any kitchen appliance, and they’ll last a decade or more at least.
It’s probably the same with other manufactures, but Dyson make their parts available to consumers so if you do break something, you can buy the part and fix it yourself super easy.
In addition to lasting ages, and being generally easier to get serviced or repaired, and the superb aftercare support. The major thing you’ll notice in use compared to others is suction power. Dyson’s doesn’t fade, and remains strong until the battery depletes and it cuts off.
Literally every other cordless I’ve seen and used, will start losing suction power as the battery drains. The loss in suction often starts immediately as you start using it. It’s very noticeable when you remember how it was performing towards the end of cleaning, and it’s suddenly a lot stronger the next time you vacuum after charging back to full.
Dyson have ruined a lot of battery powered devices for me because of it though. Electric toothbrushes suffer the same issue and it’s dead noticeable now. The only time an electric toothbrush actually delivers on the marketing promises are the first time you use it after being charged to full. As the battery depletes through use, they get weaker, and are significantly weaker at cleaning when the battery is low vs when it’s full. Electric shavers are the same too.
Even some mains powered electric appliances turn out to be like this as well. So Dyson have also ruined other hair dryers for me now. Theirs maintains temperature and airflow. Others get too hot, and reduce airflow in use. I can’t go back to my GHD aura anymore.
Dyson are engineering marvels. I’m not sure quite how they achieve it so consistently, but their products tend to solve really challenging engineering problems that hold the products back. And other companies just don’t seem able to replicate their engineering feats.
Finally jumped into making a purchase, got a free car cleaning accessories pack with it, so just £199. One flexed it on one of my 6 month interest free an all. It comes out as decent in most car cleaning reviews I’ve seen. It’ll just live in my boot as I’ve no use for it around the house.