Most traditional vacuum cleaners are heavy, large and not very easy to move around objects like furniture and corners. Dyson engineers have worked hard to invent a new vacuum that does not cause inconvenience but rather make our work easier. It is made possible thanks to the DC50’s lightweight, good cleaning performance on various floor types, Cyclone and Small Ball technologies and more. You might be thinking that it is not very powerful due to its relatively small size, but you couldn’t be further away from the truth. The Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor combines compact design and incredible suction power, making it everyone’s favorite vacuum cleaner.
Dyson DC50 Small Ball Review
Small Ball TechnologyAs mentioned above, the Dyson Small Ball uses the same patented technologies as other hoovers that the company produces. Firstly, there is the Radial Cyclone technology. It depends on 19 cyclones, structured in two rows, working simultaneously in order to increase airflow and collect more dust and other particles than any other ordinary vacuum cleaner. Secondly, it features Ball technology. It provides greater stability and ensures effortless maneuvering around furniture like sofas, tables, and beds. It goes well around corners too.
Design And Features
The Small Ball vacuum has a good-looking appearance as well. It has yellow, red and silver touches, making it a very distinguishable device, like most Dysons, really. The hoover measures 807 by 359 by 280 mm and has a retractable handle, which saves you up to 30% more storage space than the DC40 vacuum cleaner. The Small Ball Multi Floor is an ultra-lightweight vacuum cleaner. It is lighter than the DC40 Animal, DC55 Total Clean and DC40 Multi Floor. Thanks to the 5.5 kg weight, it can be easily carried upstairs and it is said to prevent musculoskeletal discomfort.
The dust bin’s capacity is 0.8L. It is quite large but if you have pets and they shed everywhere, you will have to empty it more often than other hoovers. This shouldn’t be an issue at all because emptying the bin is very easy. You just hold the canister above the bin and push the button to release the dirt without having to touch it at all.
The vacuum cleaner is corded and it could be a drawback for some people. If you have to clean a larger house than usual you just might end up changing outlets just a little bit too often. There is nothing to worry about, though, because the power cord is 9.67m with a maximum reach of 12.96m. It should be enough for small to medium places but for a larger house, I feel that there are other options that might be better, like the Cinetic Bill Ball, for example.
Even though it is small, this machine is strong enough to pick up most dust and dirt in your home. With its 84 air watts suction power, you will be surprised at how much dust particles it can suck up from your carpets and hard floors.
Most ordinary vacuum cleaners rely on bags, which can easily clog up and filters, which have to be replaced more often than not. The main benefit of the DC50 is the fact that there are no bags to buy or filters to replace. It comes with a lifetime filter which is easily washed under running water and it is designed to stand the test of time.
Dyson re-engineered the vacuum cleaner in order to achieve reduced noise and good sound quality. This Dyson model produces 30% less noise than the previous small ball upright cleaners. The sound level is sitting at 75 decibels which can be considered pretty quiet compared to other upright models.
Tools And Cleaning Performance
In the Dyson DC50 box you will find a combination tool and stair tool. With the stair tool and the help of the extendible hose, you can clean the dust from stairs with zero to no effort. Using the combination tool with the extendable wand you can reach up to 42ft. You can get rid of all the cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling.
Some other Dyson cleaners come with additional tools such as a crevice tool, reach-under tool, carbon fiber soft dusting brush and a tangle-free turbine tool. If you need some of these, you will have to spend some extra money and get them separately.
On the other hand, this cleaner comes with the advanced self-adjusting cleaner head, which is not included in the box for most other uprights. Its role is to automatically adapt to various floor types. You can use it for cleaning carpets and rugs to laminate, ceramic and wood floors. The head picks up even particles between floorboards! Its motorized brush bar with stiff nylon bristles gets deep into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt and particles.
If you are a pet owner you might struggle with the Multi Floor version. The tangle-free turbine tool is a godsend for people with pets that shed all the time. It just cleans better than anything else and pet hair doesn’t tangle all over the hoover. The Small Ball Animal might be a good choice if you fit in the category.
VerdictOverall, the Dyson DC50 Small Ball Multi Floor is an incredibly lightweight an powerful upright vacuum cleaner. It has great features such as the ball and cyclone technologies, the extendible cable, hose, and wand, which make the cleaning performance pleasant and quality, and the washable lifetime filter.
As it is called Multi Floor, it provides a self-adjusting cleaner head for every floor type. The best about this vacuum is the size and the retractable handle. It makes it compact thus saving you some storage space. What you might not like is the capacity of the bin, which is not as large as other upright models. It might also lack some tools. The price is quite high too.