DYSON DC35 MULTI FLOOR STICK VAC
Stick vacuum cleaners are a fast-growing section of the market, and Dyson has entered the fray with the cordless DC35 Multi Floor (also called the “Digital Slim”).
The DC35 is essentially a variation of Dyson’s handheld vacuums, with a detachable wand and power head. This gives it a different look to most other stick models, but it’s designed for the same spot-cleaning jobs. It wasn’t available in time for our recent review of stick vacuums, but we’ve since put it through the same set of tests.
The DC35 is a good performer, scoring better overall than all the stick vacs in the test. It’s easy to use, though you have to hold down the trigger to keep it running, which can be tiring after a few minutes. Dirt pick-up from hard floors is good, as is cleaning edges and corners and the interior of a car (though our tester noticed a few static electricity zaps while cleaning up flour). It’s excellent at removing pet hair thanks to its power head, and its dirt removal from carpet is significantly better than any of the other tested stick vacuums – it’s even better than some barrel models. That said, a good barrel or upright vacuum is still your best option for a thorough carpet clean.
The DC35 has a lithium-ion 22.2V battery, weighs 2.2kg and comes with crevice, upholstery, and dusting brush attachments. It runs for 16 minutes on its minimum power setting and eight-and-a-half minutes on maximum – more than adequate for most spot cleaning tasks. As with other Dyson handhelds, it shuts off completely at the end of its running time rather than trailing off as the battery runs down.
If you’re after a good-quality stick vac and don’t mind paying more, take a look at the Dyson DC35.
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