This is the second time I’ve given a Dyson vacuum a try, and the second time I’ve been let down. I was so excited to move into the world of lithium ion cordless vacuums and, for $300 on sale, I expected this thing to deliver, big time.
I knew what I was getting into in terms of battery life, and I wasn’t disappointed by that. It’s also quieter than I expected and comes with a tool for pretty much every job, plus it has a washable filter. Great great and great, but that’s really where the positives end.
So let’s get into the things I really wasn’t okay with at this price.
Most people laugh at me when I try to explain why I didn’t enjoy my Dyson, and how, by applying some basic logic, most consumer-level vacuums aren’t all they claim to be. Even more hysterical to them is when I try to explain how you get what you pay for; a good vacuum is likely going to cost well more than $200.
Ask someone to name a good vacuum brand that costs over $200. I’d be willing to bet you’d hear about 85% “Dyson”, 10% “Oreck” and 5% other. Unfortunately, at least 95% of those folks apparently haven’t researched their vacuums like I have. Your logical thought then is “ok, Luke, what is a good vacuum brand, then, and why?”