Monday, 23 November 2015

Object of Design: Why we Love the Dyson V6

When design works, 
everyday boring objects like vacuum cleaners 
 have the power to transform a mundane task into a pleasant activity. 

This is surely what happened 
when the cordless Dyson V6 Total Clean came into our lives

Before, we would kind of argue 
about whose turn it was to vacuum clean. 
Now, much to my surprise, everyone's become a vacuuming fan; 
even the four-year-old. 

A Mum in London

It gets rid of spider webs on the ceiling easily

In a house with staircases, carrying around and plugging/unplugging 
a heavy vacuum cleaner is not the most practical thing. 

The Dyson V6 is so light and easy to carry around,  
we clean the house much quicker and with half the effort. 
Plus being cordless, there's no need to worry 
about the cord not being long enough.

We don't hide it in the broom closet 

The Dyson V6 is so pretty, it certainly doesn't look like a vacuum cleaner.
We have ours in a corner of the kitchen readily available, 
and it has received many compliments from friends and family. 

The V6 comes with four different heads 
and converts into a handheld device with a few clicks .  
My favourite is the powerful mini motorised head that removes ground-in dirt 
{I use it to clean the children's mattresses, the buggy and the car seats}.

A Mum in London

It cleans the worst kids' mess 

With a motor that spins at up to 110,000 rpm, nothing stands in its way. 
We put it to the {kids} test: from mashed cereal on the carpet 
to sticky Play Doh bits on the kitchen's stone flooring, 
the V6 sucked everything up. 

Plus, being very quiet, it's the only vacuum 
that doesn't scare my baby to tears. 

It makes cleaning fun & it's fun to clean

Firstly, the air that comes out of it is cleaner than the one that comes in. 
Secondly, you can empty its bin with just one click. 
Thirdly, all its components can be easily removed and cleaned. 

But my absolute favourite thing in the V6 is its clear bin.  
By watching all the nasty stuff it sucked up, 
I can't help but feel a sense of accomplishment.  

In a nutshell: functional design that looks good. 
A vacuum cleaner that makes cleaning fun. 

Dyson V6 Total Clean, currently £279 (was £430), available at Currys & Dyson

Disclosure: Gifted sample for the purposes of this review.
All views and wording my own.

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