Dyson DC31 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
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- Ergonomic, lightweight handheld vacuum ideal for spot cleaning and quick pick-ups
- Dyson dual-power digital motor is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than conventional motors; root cyclone technology for consistent suction
- Provides 10 minutes of high constant suction or 6 minutes with 70% higher suction
- Motorized brush bar converts to a debris nozzle; high-velocity airflow crevice tool
- Measures 4.5 inches deep by 8 inches wide by 12.7 inches high; 2.9 pounds; 2-year warranty
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I finally chose the latter and am so glad I did. I hated spending so much, but the value of being able to get things clean FAST means a lot to me and that often means a quick burst here and a burst there when I notice something that needs attention. This new model is somewhat smaller, lighter weight and quieter, plus has a dual power setting. The normal power setting is fine for most things, in fact I haven't needed the strong setting at all except to get dog hair out of the crevices of my stair treads. The 10 minute run time is longer than it seems because the trigger action means the unit is on only when you're squeezing the trigger to actually vacuum something, not when moving to another location or shifting position. That's not only easier on the ears, it makes the work go more smoothly.Read more ›
What boggles my mind is that Dyson didn't design the vacuum to work with a power cord. Either allow the vacuum to be operated while the battery charger is plugged into the battery and the battery is plugged into the vacuum (a "pass through" mode that would send the DC power directly to the vacuum instead of the battery), or provide a separate AC-to-DC adapter with a (longer) cord, that would plug into the existing battery port. This is a no-brainer. If you Google reviews on this vacuum, you see over and over again that the main (if not only) complaint is the short operation time. Dyson could make a new AC-to-DC adapter NOW that would plug into the existing battery port. My only guess as to why they don't do this is that they want people to buy one of their larger vacuums for corded operation.
I'd give this item five stars if it wasn't for this obvious oversight. Three hours of charge time for ten minutes of operation is difficult to deal with.
GOOD FOR DUSTING
Certain parts of my home were overdue for a dusting, which was the perfect environment for the DC31. It's good for cleaning dust from hardwood floors, flooring trim, vent covers, and any smooth surface. I use the combination tool with brush (included accessory) to dislodge the slightly stuck-on dust and then capturing it, which is more convenient than getting a damp towel to wipe a dusty surface. Also, there are no left-over dust streaks with this method versus the damp towel. It might seem like overkill to spend this much for dusting, but the joy of using this tool makes it worthwhile. On carpets (short pile, car mats), the brush does a satisfactory job dislodging lint, foreign matter, etc, which then disappear into the clear bin.
The crevice (included) and flexible crevice tools (with brush; not included) provide an extended reach into corners to capture dusty cobwebs. Sometimes no attachments are used so that hair can be sucked-up without getting caught in the brush bristles.
Powder is difficult to separate within the bin and makes it through to the protective filter upstream from the motor. (This filter is easily washable.) In the operating instructions it warns against using on too much flour or other fine powders.
Weight distribution is well-balanced for comfortable usage around the house, and the weight (3 pounds) and size are portable enough.Read more ›
As far as a 'short' run time between charges, I just don't see it. Maybe if I were to try & vacuum the whole room, or do a real cleaning in the car at one time. But I bought it for spot jobs, the ones that you just happen to notice could use a quick once over. Or general touch ups in trouble spots. For that use this unit is unbeatable! No cord, GREAT suction (without even using the turbo mode), & quite reasonable run time for it's size & weight. If you need more, get out the real vacuum (as you probably should have in the first place).
Not cheap, but then either was my stand up Dyson. But you get what you pay for...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best buys I have ever made. I use it almost daily. It works very well and is easy to empty.Published 19 months ago by Judith A Roberson
I can't believe this is a Dyson ~ very poor suction and difficult to maneuver in small spaces.
Wish I hadn't wasted my money on this one. :(
This thing sucks...in a good way. Quick clean ups are pleasurable, and I expect it to pleasure anyone as long as it's not needed for too long/big jobs. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael B
No I wouldn't buy another one mainly because there is not enough suction in it for the price I had to payPublished on March 4, 2014 by a shopper
Poor performance for the price. The battery life it terrible, ever by their on web site standards you can only get 6 mins on full power. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by L. Laplante
Received this item as a wedding gift. Suction was adequate, but nothing spectacular. Operation time is minimal - you can barely finish sweeping your car out before the battery... Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Chadwick L Price
We returned it. It looked like a poor replication of the true Dyson and it didn't work. The battery would not charge.Published on July 6, 2013 by Elizabeth Maxwell