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Dyson DC59 Vacuum Cleaner

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The purple Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is an incredibly powerful stick vacuum that lets you get to confined spaces while remaining light and manoeuvrable. Improved vacuum motor The... More
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19 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst vacuum cleaners of a similar age and spec, this Dyson vacuum is one of the most awarded.

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

An additional two expert review sites liked this Dyson vacuum. Trusted Reviews conluded that they would recommend this vacuum and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received "" award from Gadgetmac.com who wrote it was good.

Mashable.com gave this vacuum a "Mashable Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and PC Mag this Dyson vacuum cleaner has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

This Dyson vacuum cleaner has an average owner rating of 81% based on 111 owner reviews.

Portable

Some people thought it was easy to move around. Felixbelix wrote “Very portable and definitely a desirable gadget”. J. Duffy wrote in their Dyson DC59 review on Amazon “The Dyson DC59 boasts phenomenal cleaning power, is lightweight, cordless, versatile, looks good so it's pretty much everything my old "Henry" vacuum cleaner was not”. J0n G mentioned “Powerful, reasonable battery life, lightweight”.

Robust

Some Dyson DC59 owners considered that the product was well made. Dovecote mentioned “Well made product that poorly executes its function” in their review of this vacuum cleaner however they scored the product 2 stars. Elizabeth Jones said “Well engineered - except for the dust disposal unit” and rated it 80 out of 100. Three years ago Mengkysan said on Amazon “Good, solid attachments which are useful” in their review of the Dyson DC59 however they only scored the product 2 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. K Minogue mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It feels less sturdy than the Miele” in their review of the Dyson DC59.

One Dyson DC59 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Mrs. Y. M. Warner mentioned in their Dyson DC59 review on Amazon “Their customer service have gone to pot! I have had a Dyson Animal upright for years, , made in uk always reliable”.

One Dyson DC59 owner who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Racy31 mentioned two years ago “On 3 occasions over the last 12 months, this has broken (build up of hair behind - which you can't get to- causing it to heat up” in their review.

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Nice Design

Several Dyson DC59 owners reckoned that it was a good design. Alak58 said “This machine has a major design flaw”. Hpj1982 mentioned three years ago “Simple design” in their review. John Eva gave it a score of 4 stars and he said “Overall the machine deserves a high satisfaction level due mainly to the exacting design using superbly cast components”.

A few Dyson DC59 reviewers who bought this vacuum cleaner said that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote “Beautifully designed, easy to manage with one hand, reaches into small spaces” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Dovecote wrote “A well made, stylish product that is let down by its lack of ability to fulfil the function for which it is supposedly designed”. Faye Lester wrote on Amazon “Fantastic, beautiful, brilliant, superb, amazing” and scored it 5 stars.

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was ergonomic. Darkstar mentioned on Amazon “The ergonomic design is superb” in their review of the Dyson DC59 and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 5 stars. Ddddcccc mentioned three years ago “The fact that it charges while hanging out of the way in a cloakroom makes it very ergonomic” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave the Dyson DC59 a rating of 5 stars.

Some Dyson DC59 owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was neat. Three years ago Mr B Gloucester wrote on Amazon “The attachments are neat, easy to fit” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. In the same month Olajumoke.a said in their review on Amazon “I like a neat environment, who doesn't, right? The problem is i hate having to drag my hoover out of storage, untangling it”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was well designed. Mengkysan mentioned on Amazon “It is light and very well designed” yet they only gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 2 stars. One Dyson DC59 owner considered that it had a good case. Robert W wrote two years ago “It feels cheap - the plastic casing creaks”.

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Good Size

Some people wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was lightweight. Charles D. rated it as very good and he mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Put back on the wall to charge, very lightweight and no hassle to do a quick whip round before leaving the house”. Clinton Clarke wrote “If you are looking for a lightweight, very portable, handheld vacuum, you are not going to do much better than the DC59 Animal” in his review of the Dyson DC59. Emily she mentioned on Amazon “I'm very lightweight so I'm even better at travelling up”.

A few Dyson DC59 owners who purchased it concluded that it was thin. Customer wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The charge on this slim one would never last long enough” but even so they gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Customer also mentioned “Too bad, because the slim one is light”. I. Sims said in their review of the Dyson DC59 on Amazon “More because, although the Digital Slim machines are very handy for a quick clean, design issues prevent them from being the only vacuum you need”.

A number of people concluded that the product was easy to carry around. Beck wrote “Very light and easy to use for little” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Darkstar mentioned “Its so light and easy to use, you use it every day without really thinking about it”. H mentioned in their review three years ago “* Very light and easy to clean.” .

Several customers who bought the product considered that it was a good weight. Boudicca wrote on Amazon “Its light weight and excellent suction make it a pleasure to use” and rated it 4 stars. Darkstar mentioned “Works as an extension of your arm, with very little effort or noticeable weight”. Denisiee wrote on Amazon “I loved the light weight”.

Four people reckoned that this vacuum cleaner was heavy and bulky. Faye Lester wrote “It was great to not have to lug a heavy vacuum out to the car”. Jordan Russell said “PROS--- No more lifting a heavy unit up” in his review. Two years ago Ms Bethany Evans rated the product as excellent and wrote “As it's not big and heavy it saves so much time as well as my back” in their review of the Dyson DC59.

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Easy to Use

Some Dyson DC59 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Adam Neve-Dunn wrote “For ease of use its definitely allowed me to hoover the flat more often than a conventional hoover”. Three years ago Amazon Customer gave the Dyson DC59 a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “So quick light and easy to use”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Everyone was amazed at how easy it was to use”.

Four Dyson DC59 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dolphin said on Amazon “As it was, I just needed to hold it differently to avoid the back draft of air” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mishel02 wrote “The machine is light to hold and the tools easy to attach, again this was a big plus point for this old person” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned two years ago “Pistol grip is comfortable to hold” in their Dyson DC59 review.

Two Dyson DC59 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC59 had a good experience. Ddddcccc said “Best vacuum experience ever!” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Four years ago Gre4t Moments wrote in their review on Amazon “Dust! True, vacuuming with DC - 59 is a pleasant fun experience” and scored it very highly.

One Dyson DC59 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC59 was easy to assemble. Paul R Kerrison he said in his Dyson DC59 review “That's hardly a valid point really, because the DC59 is a compact cordless machine and it would defeat the object to build it with a massive dust bucket”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Charles D. mentioned “I find the battery time fine and more than adequate as long as you don't use it on max power all the time”. Elizabeth Jones said in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Very well engineered and efficient, though battery time on boost is short”. Four years ago Gre4t Moments said in their Dyson DC59 review on Amazon “Battery Life A fully charged lithium ion Battery in Dyson DC -59 offers 26 minutes of cleaning in the official version”.

Some customers considered that the Dyson DC59 was quick to charge. Charles D. said “It saves me so much time, can be used quickly and put back on the wall to charge, very lightweight” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Felixbelix said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Still haven't worked out how long it takes to charge, though”. Lolotoo said on Amazon “The long hose stays attached simple! I left it to charge its little heart out”.

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Good Suction

A number of Dyson DC59 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good suction. Cecilia mentioned “The suction is ok when you use the handheld on sofas etc” in her review of this vacuum cleaner but she only rated it 1 stars. Clinton Clarke he mentioned three years ago “The suction power is tremendous; the downside is that I have to empty the dust container a lot” in his review of the Dyson DC59. Faye Lester wrote on Amazon in the same month “It also has a Powerful Suction button, for when you need a bit more oomph” in her review.

Easy to Empty

Twelve customers mentioned in their reviews that the Dyson DC59 was easy to empty. Albert Neanderthal mentioned “To empty and clean this thing takes a long time as it has to go back together just right or it jams”. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “What is an issue though is the emptying of the thing I push the button” in their review of this vacuum cleaner but in spite of that they rated the product 1 stars. Emily wrote in her review on Amazon “Then I'm so easy to empty that it doesn't really matter”.

Good Brush

Some people concluded that this vacuum cleaner had a good brush. Gaynor Thomson said on Amazon “One of the tools is a brush that is especially for cleaning the skirting boards” in their Dyson DC59 review. Mo' Money mentioned on Amazon “Another short motorised brush head is ideal for doing the stairs” in their Dyson DC59 review. Mo' Money also said “It also makes the decision between using a dustpan and brush, or a full size vacuum cleaner redundant, because the DC59 is so much more convenient”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Some Dyson DC59 reviewers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner thought it was good at cleaning pet hair. Four years ago J. Duffy said “The small motorised brush head is very good at removing pet hair from beds” in their Dyson DC59 review. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their Dyson DC59 review “Removed pet hair on carpet excellently in our tests”. Goodhousekeeping.com also said “The Dyson D 59 Motorhead stick vacuum cleaner performed extremely well on both pet hair and fine particles”.

One Dyson DC59 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good at cleaning dog hair. H said on Amazon “* Little rotating head is amazing for cat/dog hairs off sofas” in their review.

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Good Support

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. La Espanola wrote “I also don't like the fact that there is no basic manual provided; I had a problem with the machine pulsating” although they scored it 60 out of 100. La Espanola also mentioned “That kind of thing could easily be noted in a basic manual to save calls to customer service”. Ms Bethany Evans rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It fits together easily and obviously, though the instructions are easy enough to use if required” in their review of the Dyson DC59.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Dyson vacuums and also specifically for Dyson vacuums and found that in both cases Dyson had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

One Dyson DC59 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Gre4t Moments said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Best Vacuum Cleaner - With Impressive Features”.

Good Power Cord

One Dyson DC59 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good power cord. Darkstar said “The power lead is sensibly long so you don't need to be right on top of a wall socket to fit” in their review of the Dyson DC59 and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer thought it was quiet. Lolotoo scored it 5 stars and said in their review of the Dyson DC59 on Amazon “I was amazed how quickly and quietly it worked”.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £49.01

In the last month the DC59 has dropped in price by £49.01.

7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Dyson DC59 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Dyson DC59 was not cheap. Adam Neve-Dunn mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I guess the only problem is its very expensive and if you are not using the motorised head then it is not that powerful.”. Alak58 gave the product a score of 1 stars and mentioned two years ago “Such an expensive machine with such a basic” in their Dyson DC59 review. Andrew mentioned on Amazon in the same month “All I can say is wow, yes it is expensive and yes the battery doesn't last all that long.” in his Dyson DC59 review.

A number of Dyson DC59 reviewers said in their reviews that the Dyson DC59 was not good value for money. In January last year Bryan Robson scored the product 1 stars and he said “Extremely poor design - waste of money!” in his review. Two years ago Denisiee wrote in their review of the Dyson DC59 on Amazon “Poor value and fiddly parts, although ive had dysons since 1995”. Gre4t Moments mentioned on Amazon “It's really pricey and I bought a vacuum cleaner recently so, I am going to wait till the price gets down a bit” however despite that they still scored it very highly.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC59 was not a bargain for the price. Andrew mentioned on Amazon two years ago “A mini, though not cheap, wonder!” nonetheless he still gave the Dyson DC59 a rating of 5 stars. Dolphin wrote on Amazon “It is particularly useful for stairs, eliminating any need to balance a full sized vacuum on the stairs or deal with an unwieldy long hose” in their Dyson DC59 review. Ian mentioned on Amazon “Although it is not cheap I would really recommend it” in his review of this vacuum cleaner however he still rated the product as excellent.

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Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The Dyson DC59 does not have a brush tool. Most of the other vacuums that have been available for around the same time as the DC59 also do not have a brush tool.

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Poor Filter

A number of people thought the Dyson DC59 did not have a good filter. D. Hickson said on Amazon three years ago “The only thing I do not like is the small size of the dust container and the fact that the filter is not fixed” but they rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars. Two years ago J0n G wrote in their review on Amazon “A more minor problem - the filter falls out if you hold the unit upside down”. Mr a he mentioned “I am not happy with mine the filter falls out a lot” in his Dyson DC59 review.

Poor Product Quality

A number of Dyson DC59 reviewers considered that it was not good quality. Maxtoralias gave it a rating of 20 out of 100 and said “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” in their Dyson DC59 review. Maxtoralias also said “Very poor build quality and even less value for money”. Paul R Kerrison said on Amazon three years ago “The wandering hose is unwieldy and the build quality is poor” in his Dyson DC59 review.

Not Cheap

We think this vacuum looks expensive compared to other vacuum cleaners of a similar age and type. The price range of vacuum cleaners of a similar age and type is from £34 to £654.

Very Small Dust Capacity

The smallest dust capacity of vacuums of this age and spec is 0.3L and the largest is 100L. At only 0.4 liters, the Dyson DC59 has a quite small dust capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuums that were launched around the same time as the DC59.

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Not Cordless

Like most of the other vacuum cleaners that have been available for more than two years, the Dyson DC59 is not cordless.

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1 Other reason to consider the Dyson DC59

Released Over Four Years Ago

This vacuum cleaner was released over four years ago.

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4 Awards

mashable.com Mashable Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(22)

The Dyson V6 Motorhead excelled in our carpet test and was featured in our magazine as the "Pet Hair Champ" of our test. It also did very well in our bare floor test, cleaning up large and small... Read more…

Removed pet hair on carpet excellently in our tests
Very good at picking up debris on bare floors
Very light to carry up and down the stairs
Battery charges in just 3.5 hours
Washable filter
Have to hold power button constantly during operation
Consumer testers didn't like air that blows from the side of the motor
Pricey
Would still like the battery to last a little longer given the price
499 price tag is out of most consumer's vacuum budget
29 January 2015

I love to vacuum, but over the years I have gone through my fair share of cordless vacuum cleaners and honestly, I haven't been all that impressed. In fact, most of the devices I have used... Read more…

3 October 2014

This is a marvel of engineering, but it's pricey and has a few issues that make me question whether it's worth that much money.This is a marvel of engineering, but it's pricey and has a few issues... Read more…

20 September 2014

I told this story to the lovely folks at Dyson and they were nice enough to send their new DC59 Motorhead over for a test drive. Thankfully, I haven't been able to put it to the sort of test that... Read more…

20 September 2014

The DC59 Motorhead is packaged really we ll inside this very informative cardboard box. Dyson had done a decent job making this easy to unbox . And really, what else can you expect? It's not an... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 May 2014 by Christopher K.

Got it as I have a dog that sheds. In a boost mode, picks up everything you throw at it - as long as the job is not longer than 9 minutes (kinda would like to see Dyson's commercial where they... Read more…

Good suction, mobile
Portable. Won't break your back carrying up and down stairs. Reaches hard to get places. Small and hangs on the wall out of the way. Useful attachments available for purchase. Emptying the dust is eas
For my applications, it works as well as my corded upright, but it's super light, and NO CORD to get in the way. The D 59 is my 5th battery vacuum, and the only one worthy of the description of "vacuu
Not easy to empty (fully clean it), power button could use a "lock" mechanism to keep it from being pressed at random times
Expensive with considerable flaws in design. Battery lasts 10 minutes and then needs to be recharged for several hours. Cannot clean a small 2 bedroom apartment on one charge. Battery is not replaceab
Price
Reviewed 13 December 2014 by Ilan B.

I have owned the DC59 for 9 months now. I purchased it since at the time Dyson was the only company with a decent cordless vacuum on the market. That is no longer the case. I think Dyson owes its... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2014 by Richard p.

This is not, and probably isn't intended to be, a substitute for a full size vacuum for a full size home. It's perfect for pet hair, dust bunnies and touch-ups between thorough cleanings. For a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dyson dc59, dyson dc59a, dyson dc59an, dyson dc59ani, dyson dc59anim, dyson dc59anima, dyson dc59animal
Barcodes 00879957008663, 05025155014851, 05025155955000, 05054186354896, 08838129006960

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