In this Dyson DC59 Motorhead cordless vacuum review, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this model.
Pros of the Dyson DC59 Motorhead
- This vacuum can be used to clean your floor or the shelves by the ceiling. The cordless vacuum is light enough to use for half an hour or more.
- The nickel manganese cobalt battery delivers constant power until just before it runs out of power.
- The DC59 Motorhead has the suction of a high power corded vacuum in a handheld vacuum.
- It works on both deep carpet and smooth floors.
- This vacuum uses a digital motor. There are no belts that could break or need replacing.
- This vacuum uses the same cyclone action as Dyson’s upright vacuums. There are no bags to mess with. And the vacuum’s dust cup is easy to empty. It almost never clogs. On the downside, the dust cup isn’t very large, so it can fill up if you are cleaning up a lot of items from the floor.
- This vacuum is easy to assemble and use. You rarely need to refer to the instructions.
- The Dyson DC59 has a Mini motorized tool used for deep cleaning upholstery. It also has a brush tool and crevice tool. These tools can be stored on the docking station / charger when not in use. However, there is no way to easily store the attachments when you are in the middle of cleaning except putting them on a counter top or the floor.
- Dyson has a two year parts and labor warranty when you buy the DC59 Motorhead vacuum from an authorized seller.
- You can remove the handle to turn the DC59 Motorhead into a hand vacuum.
- This vacuum cleaner is powerful. It can pick up Cheerios, Legos, and all the big items that many weaker vacuums fail to clean up. This means it does a great job when you use it as a car vacuum, clearing out the junk, gunk and crumbs between car cushions and in car seats.
- The vacuum cleaner’s filter is straightforward to remove and clean. And you can clean it to extend its life.
Cons of the Dyson DC59 Motorhead
- The biggest strike against the Dyson DC59 Motorhead cordless vacuum is its price – roughly $550 dollars. And because this vacuum just came out in May of 2014, you won’t find it on sale, much less available at a discount refurbished. It is even fifty dollars more than the DC59 cordless vacuum specifically for pet owners, which is already available for $400 to $450 on sale. However, the Dyson DC59 motorhead has significantly more power than the DC59 Animal vacuum.
- With power comes great noise. This vacuum cleaner is loud, and the whine will irritate you, your pets or all of the above.
- The vacuum’s instructions are similar to Ikea’s – one set of instructions heavy on pictures and arrows with few words. The end result is that the instructions, if you need them, are hard to follow.
- The Dyson DC59 starts to get hot after several minutes of use, with the problem worse when the vacuum is on high power.
In this Dyson DC59 Motorhead cordless vacuum review, we came across information useful to potential buyers but that is neither a pro nor a con.
The battery is good for around twenty four minutes of cleaning time at normal usage, sixteen minutes when you use a motorized tool. If you use the vacuum at high power, it has about five to seven minutes of run-time. Dyson has added a run time trigger that turns off the motor if your finger isn’t on the trigger. This means the vacuum won’t waste power running the motor as you walk from room to room or between tasks. Despite this, it won’t clean a whole house.
It is difficult to transition the charger from wall mounted charging to regular charging. You should pick one and stick with it.
Dyson vacuums overall score high in terms of reliability, according to Consumer Reports. When it comes to canister vacuums, Dyson was the second most reliable brand, with only 8% of vacuums needing repair in a given year.
Dyson’s upright vacuums had a lower repair rate of 7% per year, though this was around average for upright vacuum cleaners.
You cannot lean this vacuum against the wall without it being plugged into the charger. If you need to put it down, you must either put it on the charger or lay it on the floor. Leaning it against the wall in any other situation risks it falling over because it is so top heavy, and this can damage your very expensive vacuum cleaner.
Charging this vacuum cleaner takes around three and a half hours after each use. The initial charge can take up to five hours.