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Dyson DC59

£259.99
£169.99 £90.00 cheaper than 61 days ago
mashable.com Mashable Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended
A giant 350W Handheld vacuum vacuum cleaner with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites
350W Handheld Vacuum Dry 2kg Dec 2012
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Dyson DC59 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Dyson DC59 number 366 across all vacuum cleaners.
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128 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Poor
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
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£86 Over 10 Years
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 128 reviews. This vacuum cleaner has received five awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus one other site and "" from Gadgetmac.com. Numatic vacuums also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer vacuums with better features are available. However this Dyson vacuum cleaner has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest vacuums 2017.
The DC59 has running costs of only £86 over 10 years, which puts it in the cheapest 9% of all 1,561 vacuum cleaners that we have compared it to.
Customers report , good suction and brush. However they also report that it is expensive, sub-standard product quality and difficult to empty.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Light
Cordless
Very low maximum input power

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this Dyson vacuum and have given it five awards.

This vacuum received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites PC Mag and Good Gear Guide.com.au, both of which decided that this vacuum cleaner was superb.

Another two expert review sites liked this Dyson vacuum. This vacuum received "" award from review site Gadgetmac.com and the editor of review site Trusted Reviews conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

The expert at one more expert review site concluded that this Dyson vacuum cleaner was very good. This was from Mashable.com who gave it an "Mashable Choice".

Expert Reviews Are Good

17 experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and PC Mag have rated this vacuum on average 84%.

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Good User Reviews

This vacuum has an average user rating of 81 out of 100 based on 111 user reviews.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Eight customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was expensive and seven customers agreed that it was not good value for money.

Customers Report Poor Product Quality

Six owners who bought it thought it was not good quality.

  • And the rubber seal inside the tube where the main pole and attachments fit has distorted, meaning the seal is no longer that good and part of the rubber obscures the airflow - an example of design not fit for purpose…
    Robert W (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Sucks well in the beginning, feels cheap and rubber seal not fit for purpose…
    Robert W (Amazon) - November 2015
  • The wandering hose is unwieldy and the build quality is poor…
  • It is light and very well designed…
    Mengkysan (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Constructed from very poor quality plastic materials and a dust container which is often difficult to empty due to a very poor design with the dust…
  • Very poor build quality and even less value for money…
  • Well made product that poorly executes its function…
    Dovecote (Amazon) - December 2015
  • A well made, stylish product that is let down by its lack of ability to fulfil the function for which it is supposedly designed…
    Dovecote (Amazon) - December 2015

Users Report Difficult to Empty

Four people who reviewed the Dyson DC59 agreed that it was not easy to empty.

  • It's also very easy to empty, you just squeeze a trigger…
    Susie J (Amazon) - April 2014
  • Emptying isn't easy either, you have to use two thumbs to open it, while also holding the whole thing over your bin, as the container isn't detachable…
  • It is never as easy to empty as they show…
  • The "bowl" that collects the dirt is small and 50% of the bowl is taken up by the inner section and then you are advised to empty once the bowl is half full…
    Mengkysan (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Constructed from very poor quality plastic materials and a dust container which is often difficult to empty due to a very poor design with the dust…
  • Is both fiddly and messy to empty…
    Dovecote (Amazon) - December 2015

Very Good Brand

Based on 13,662 expert and user reviews (including 12,246 verified purchases), Dyson has very good ratings for its vacuums. 91% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Portable

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to move around.

  • Brilliant lightweight…
    Wozzie (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Delighted with this lightweight.
    Wozzie (Amazon) - August 2014
  • It is super to use, lightweight and efficient…
    Jay jay (Amazon) - December 2013
  • It saves me so much time, can be used quickly and put back on the wall to charge, very lightweight and no hassle to do a quick whip round before leaving the house…
  • It seems very efficient at collecting dust and is extremely light-weight…
    Felixbelix (Amazon) - October 2013
  • Powerful, reasonable battery life, lightweight…
    J0n G (Amazon) - November 2015

Customers Report Good Suction

11 people concluded that this vacuum cleaner had good suction.

  • The units suction was excellent and its versatility was second to none…
  • Does it suffer poor suction, battery life…
  • And when on the odd occasion you have to use the Turbo suction, you'll be amazed at the cleaning power - just as good as my Upright…
  • The suction is better than most full size cylinder vacuums…
  • It also has a Powerful Suction button, for when you need a bit more oomph…
    Faye Lester (Amazon) - September 2014
  • There are no cords and it is light and easy to use - even one handed! The head is very manoeuvrable and can get into most places and suction is really powerful…
    Hants (Amazon) - April 2014
  • Suction was good for its size.
    Racy31 (Amazon) - December 2015
  • Suction was good, particularly on full power…
    Racy31 (Amazon) - December 2015
  • Good suction and easy to handle…
    Tony Horner (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Good suction and easy to handle quite light also…
    Tony Horner (Amazon) - January 2014

Customers Report Good Brush

Three customers who bought this vacuum cleaner agreed that it had a good brush.

  • The small brush head is fantastic for cleaning the stair carpet!
    R J WALTERS (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Another short motorised brush head is ideal for doing the stairs…
    Mo' Money (Amazon) - January 2015
  • It comes with the usual attachments like a crevice tool, etc and the small motorised brush head is very good at removing pet hair from beds…
    J. Duffy (Amazon) - November 2013

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight and five owners said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

19 customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Design

Six owners concluded that the product was well designed and four people said in their reviews that it was good looking.

  • It's beautifully designed, attractive…
  • While Vacuuming is still far from our favourite pastime, when it involves the latest technology and razor sharp design, we're more than happy to roll u…
  • Its a really practical design, dead easy…
  • An appallingly poor design and it is self evident that it was never tested…
  • The attachments are neat, easy to fit…
  • We are pretty light handed on our household tools…
    Robert W (Amazon) - November 2015
  • And the rubber seal inside the tube where the main pole and attachments fit has distorted, meaning the seal is no longer that good and part of the rubber obscures the airflow - an example of design not fit for purpose…
    Robert W (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It feels cheap - the plastic casing creaks…
    Robert W (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Extremely poor design - waste of money!
  • Runs out of battery life during cleaning and then you have to wait a great while for it to charge up, allowing you to finish your house work eventually, if you not in a hurry to tidy up that is…
    Reree (Amazon) - September 2014

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC59 had a good battery life and three owners wrote in their reviews that it was quick to charge.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £169.99 it is more expensive than 70% of vacuums.

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We found a cheaper price for the Dyson DC59 of $65.94 (£85.83) in the United States. That's a saving of £84.16.

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Features

Light

Across all the vacuum cleaners the weights range from 2.7g to 30kg, and the average weight is 5.9kg. The Dyson DC59's weight of only 2kg is in the lightest 5% of all vacuums when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum Input Power

With a maximum input power of only 350 Watts, the Dyson DC59 has a fairly low maximum input power compared to most of the other vacuums. The average maximum input power of vacuums is 1,100W, and the maximum input powers range from 3.6W to 8,600W.

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Cordless

The Dyson DC59 is cordless. 92% of vacuum cleaners are not cordless.

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Has a Washable Filter

The Dyson DC59 has a washable filter, which is unusual. 85% of vacuum cleaners do not have a washable filter.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Dyson vacuum has been on the market since December 2012.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The DC59 has an average running cost of only £86 over 10 years based on fine energy prices, which is in the cheapest 9% of all 1,561 vacuum cleaners.

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Product Identifiers

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dyson dc59animal

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