The Dyson DC34 is one of the cheapest handheld vacuum cleaners on the market. Nevertheless, its performance and efficiency should not be underestimated. What is more, it is bagless hoover and has a washable filter that doesn’t need too much maintenance. It is most suitable for small and quick tasks and it is recommended for people who reside in smaller apartments. It is ideal for cleaning cars and RVs as well. It is the smaller brother of the V6 and it fits well with the rest of the rest of Dyson’s family of handheld hoovers.
Dyson DC34 Handheld Vacuum
The Dyson DC34 has a very sleek appearance. This vacuum is made mostly of plastic with silver and yellow accents. Apart from being cordless, the DC34 is one of the lightest vacuum cleaners available, weighing only 1.3 kg. Its height is 204mm, length – 416mm and width – 115mm. This hoover has an ergonomic design, thanks to which the vacuum fits naturally into your palm and its weight is evenly distributed for easy handling.
The filter of most vacuums can get clogged up pretty easily because of inefficient cyclones which let dust pass through and onto the filter. Clogged filter means automatic loss of suction power and inefficient cleaning. However, the company’s range of cordless vacuums takes advantage of using Root Cyclone technology as all Dyson corded do. The centrifugal forces are so powerful that they separate dust and dirt out of the air and capture the microscopic particles into the bin.
DC34 features the V2 digital motor which is up to 3 times faster than most conventional portable vacuum cleaners motors. The motor uses digital pulse technology to spin at up to 110,000 times a minute. Although it may be small in size, it sure packs a punch when it comes to cleaning and suction power. It makes it possible for the DC34 to be small in size but a powerful cleaning machine as well.
Battery Life And Suction Power
The suction power of this machine is 28 air watts on standard mode which provides you with roughly 15 minutes of run-time. On max mode, the vacuum can generate 100 air watts. By using the max button you get higher suction power for more difficult tasks but it decreases the run-time to only six minutes. The battery of this model is lithium-ion and provides fade-free power. That means that dropping charge doesn’t reflect on the suction power of the motor – the current is consistent all the way till the end. A nice touch is the LED indicator which lets you know when there is one minute of battery life left. The charging takes about three hours and a half.
The dustbin of the DC34 is made of durable polycarbonate. In addition, it is very convenient that the bin is see through – you can see what amount of dust and dirt you have collected as you go – no guessing needed. The bin capacity is 0.4L. A serious advantage of the bin is the easy and hygienic emptying when full. It just requires a push of a button and the dust and dirt fall into the bin without contaminating the air and spread dust and allergens all over the place.
Dyson DC34 Handheld
Tools And Attachments
What’s in the box?
The DC34 comes with a number and tools and accessories. What’s included is a combination tool, a rigid crevice tool, and a wide nozzle tool. The first two accessories are very useful for car and caravan cleaning. Whether you want to clean footwells, upholstery or under car seats the fit is just perfect. The wide nozzle tool performs very well with pet hair. A thing that should be mentioned is the mechanism that helps the attachments to lock in place smoothly and securely. It just works. With the push of a button, you can quickly release any of the tools and replace it quickly. It also ensures that they will not fall off while vacuuming.
Overall, it offers a high level of cleaning on both hardwood floors or carpets. However, it has difficulty vacuuming larger debris due to the narrow openings of the attachments. For example, you might have some hard time picking up the small bits of a cat or dog food spilt on the floor.
Review VerdictThe big positives of the DC34 are high suction power and strong portability. The lack of power cord makes it very convenient for vacuuming any type of vehicles. The limited run-time of the battery is the main issues. Also, the trigger, which needs to be held down in order to keep the vacuum on, is not an ideal solution and some people might not like it. However, the trigger mechanism ensures that no energy is wasted when moving from room to room, for example. The number of accessories may be considered a downside as well, even though the included attachments are plenty and should cover most cleaning jobs that are required of them. The vacuum does a great job in the kitchen by cleaning crumbs and similar debris.
Overall, the DC34 should be on your radar if you don’t have the budget for a proper V6, for example. If you do, though, the Dyson V6 is a far better purchase than the DC34.