Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Review

by Melanie Edwards on May 15, 2011 · 2 comments

in home, reviews

This is a sponsored post.

My family and I have been trying out the new Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum for a few weeks. I can honestly say that there are some things we love about it and at least one thing we think could be improved upon. I’ll get into the details in a bit.

First, I’d like to share with you the video above from a Dyson design engineer, which takes you behind the scenes at the Dyson labs to learn more about all that goes into a Dyson machine, including the Dyson DC35 vacuum. I like that they put a lot of thought into the development of their vacuums and was amazed to learn that they grow their own dust mites in order to test their products! Watch and learn more.

When the Dyson Digital Slim was provided to us for review, we were told that it is the most powerful cordless vacuum, and that the detachable wand it comes with makes it easy to transition to a handheld vacuum. That part is definitely true. You can very easily use it as a handheld vacuum or use it as an upright when you attach the wand; switching from one to the other is effortless.

Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Vacuum

One of the things we think makes this vacuum a bit hard to work with is the fact that you have to press a trigger-like button in order to use it. That is, there is no standard on-off switch that you can use to power the vacuum for the length of time that you need it. Because it relies on you to press the trigger, after using the Digital Slim for more than 10 minutes, your hand is tired and hurting. Even my husband, who’s stronger than I am, had the same issue and his wrist began to hurt.

Other than that, we definitely do like the ease of use it provides, the flexibility of going from handheld to upright, and the swivel motion, which allows you to get into odd corners and under furniture more easily. It is great for a quick clean and especially useful for the kitchen area that often gets dirty. It sure beats having to sweep every night and gets the kitchen floor clean a lot faster than a broom!

Here are some more details of the Dyson Digital Slim, as provided to us:

  • Powered by the Dyson digital motor, the vacuum has anti-static carbon fiber brushes to remove fine dust particles from hard floors.
  • Dyson’s patented Root Cyclone™ technology – condensed to fit into the machine – spins dust and dirt out of the air using centrifugal force, so there’s no loss of suction.
  • A dual power mode allows up to 15 minutes of constant suction. For stubborn dirt, a button can trigger 6 minutes of higher suction.
  • A 26 inch, lightweight aluminum wand attaches directly to the machine to convert it from a handheld to a slim vacuum cleaner.

Do you think you would find the ability to switch from a handheld vacuum to an upright useful?

Disclosure:  As a member of the Walmart Moms program, I was compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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