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Money well spent for a really clean house
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2018
I have a Rainbow Vacuum. For those of you familiar with the Rainbow, you know how powerful it is and that there are few, if any, that can pick up as much as it does. It's a beast. I also have an Australian Shepherd who, I would swear, shoots fur out of her body like a porcupine would shoot quills at a predator. I moved from a fully carpeted house to one where only the bedrooms are carpeted and the rest is laminate. The Rainbow is a very heavy vacuum and I'm 74 years old and weigh about 100 lbs. I decided that if I could find a good stick vacuum to use most of the time and not have to take out the Rainbow except for the bedrooms, my life would be much easier. My usual vacuum test is to take a new vacuum, spend a bunch of time using it in a small area and then make a single pass with the Rainbow to see if anything was left behind. 99% of the time, a LOT was left behind. After researching stick vacuums, and trying out Dyson's main competitor's newest offering and returning it immediately, I decided that it had to be a Dyson or none at all. And, after researching Dyson's offerings, I decided that their newest was the most powerful and that it might hold up to my Rainbow test. Surprisingly, it actually did. Not only did it make short work out of the laminate flooring, but on its most powerful setting, it actually left the Rainbow with nothing to pick up. I was stunned. That had never happened before. I got the Absolute model because people were not happy that Dyson had eliminated their "Fluffy" head from one of the models and the Absolute included it and the deeper cleaning bristle model with it. I also read that the Absolute was more powerful than the Animal, even for animal hair. Before I got the stick vacuum, I thought I could keep the hard floor clean with something like the Swiffer Wet Jet. You really can't. I walk around barefooted and as much as I would clean with the Swiffer, it never felt like it does after vacuuming it with the Dyson. And it's so fast. I can vacuum the house in just a few minutes. The low profile lets me get under furniture and find the places that Ginger's hair finds to collect. The house is SO much cleaner. I have allergies and I can feel the difference. I would have liked to have paid less for a vacuum (she says after paying $2500 for the Rainbow), but I really feel that the money I spent for the V10 over the V8 and for the Absolute model was money well spent.