Gorgeous, a well-designed work of art, and mighty powerful—these are just a few ways I’d describe the latest—as yet to be released—product line from Dyson. The is designed to be used on surfaces ranging from delicate hardwood to high-pile wall to wall carpet and is especially great at picking up animal hair. The new Ball technology in this range of vacuums is a first being introduced here—that’s right, for once, something has come to Canada first!
Dyson replaces the wheel — with a ball
The Ball technology that Dyson has has brought for the first time to their canister vacuums, after having it in the uprights for a few generations, makes it easy to zip around either a large, open floor-plan or a tightly spaced condo just the same. I’m really impressed by how easily the Dyson DC37 Animal maneuvers. The retractable cord is ingenious—perfect because there are no excess cords to trip on while you put it away. With a press of a button, the cord pulls in when you’ve finished vacuuming a certain area. Equally smart—you can turn the rotating beater bar/turbine action of the floor attachment on and off at the handle, rather then having to bend down or stomp on it with your foot.
New Ball technology™ replaces the traditional wheels with a smooth, free flowing and lightweight ball that steers into difficult places. The new Dyson ball vacuum cleaners took 6 years, 497 engineers and 2496 prototypes to develop. The result? Canisters and uprights with greater maneuverability. No awkward moves. And of course, there’s no loss of suction.
“Canadians love invention. They’ve backed Ball technology so much so that Canada will be the first country in the world to wave goodbye to wheeled vacuum cleaners. No more shuffling back and forth with fixed wheels, now we’re turning on a dime, all the time.”
A cut above the rest
I’ve tried other bagless vacuums, but my experience with them has been less than great. What tends to happen is that dirt gets stuck to the filter and you end up having to pull debris out with your hands. I like that you just need to run the Dyson’s central filter under cold water once a month, and simply empty the canister after each use.
In fact, it’s clear that Dyson have thought about everything when you consider the way they’ve designed the canister for easy emptying. You push a single lever to separate the canister (the clear cylinder) from the engine. Then, once you have it over the garbage, there’s a handy lever which empties gunk out the bottom. It’s straightforward, and keeps dust from flying everywhere—and sneezing to a minimum.
Speaking of sneezing, my favourite thing about the Dyson is the way it captures allergens. After just a few good vacuumings of the rugs and carpets, I already notice a difference in interior air quality. And after vacuuming my Mom’s old sofa with the Animal’s mini-turbine head, I can sit itch free on the same furniture I used to eat Froot Loops and watch Care Bears on.
Priced at $599.99, the Dyson DC37 Canister vacuum is a super-vacuum that works on a variety of floor surfaces. Perhaps even your pet—there is an attachment that allows you to gently vacuum/groom your medium or long-haired dog. I can’t wait to get a long-haired dog like a Borzoi, and be happy knowing that I can easily get rid of its hair. It won’t lose suction, there are no bags or filters to replace, and it is backed by a five year warranty. Like the other Dyson products I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing, this vacuum has a special place in my home. Check out the details on the DC37 vacuum and find out about other models on the .
I received a Dyson vacuum in order to conduct my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.