I am not ashamed to admit that I am one of those weirdos that actually enjoys cleaning. There is nothing more satisfying than a sparkling clean house. Even if I do share it with five of the messiest people on earth and cats who are yet to learn to wipe their paws. At times it does feel like ploughing snow while snowflakes are still falling from the sky but that doesn’t stop me from at least trying to have a tidy house. One of my absolute favourite chores has to be the vacuuming though. That instant satisfaction of seeing dust and crumbs being sucked away leaving you with perfect carpets and floors. Ahhh who doesn’t love that? So when the lovely people at John Lewis got in touch asking if I would like to give the super duper new Dyson Small Ball a test drive, I couldn’t wait to give it a go.
Now first of all, the thing that struck me with this new Dyson is just how much smaller it is than my old one. In fact, when I opened up the box my daughter actually thought that it was a toy one for her! For a minute there the thought did cross my mind that I could offload a chore under the guise of it being a toy vacuum cleaner but to be quite honest, I didn’t want to share. This new toy was all mummy’s!
Although the Dyson Small Ball saves up to 30% more storage with the retractable wand than the full size Dyson, it still has every bit of power that you would expect. It even has 45% more reach than their previous small upright machine and I have to say that with the extendable handle, it certainly doesn’t feel like a lesser machine as it were. The cable, wand and hose extend to 12.96m making things like cleaning blinds an absolute breeze with the attachments. I love that it’s size makes it so much easier to store and it is ultra-lightweight too at just 5.5kg making it so much easier on my back to lift up and down the stairs as well as around the home.
It is so lovely to use too because it rides on a ball there are no more awkward moves. I tend to vacuum the whole house in one go from top to bottom which can be quite a mammoth task but it feels effortless with the Dyson Small Ball. It has a self-adjusting cleaner head so there is no bending down or fiddly dials and it automatically adjusts between carpets and hard floors sealing in suction. The clever technology means that the direct drive motor pushes the bristles deeper into the carpet while the carbon fibre filaments remove fine dust from hard floors. This is particularly handy from me as we have a mix of carpet and hard floors throughout the house. It makes life so much easier not having to fiddle about with different settings, I can just whizz through the whole house letting the Dyson do all of the work. Oh and as you might expect from a Dyson, it is of course a bagless cleaner and the dust is collected in a clear chamber so you can see clearly when it needs emptying. And emptying couldn’t be any easier or more hygienic, you just simply push a button to release the dirt without having to come into any contact with it.
The Dyson Small Ball costs £369.99 which includes a 5 year guarantee from Dyson on parts and labour. I couldn’t be happier with it I love that it comes with all the attachments you need and that it is so lightweight and compact to store away. I especially love that it feels so effortless to use with the multi floor technology. Cleaning just got a whole lot easier so thank you Dyson!
Disclaimer: For the purpose of this review I was provided with the Dyson Small Ball from John Lewis but all words and opinions are my own