When you’re looking for a new vacuum cleaner, it’s important to read reviews to find the best options. You’re probably familiar with a lot of brands, like Hoover, Dyson, Bissell, and Black and Decker. You’ve used some of those brands, maybe even for years. We’ve got a series of vacuums we think you should consider, from one of those well-trusted brands: the Dyson V6.

A History of Dyson

History of Dysons

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In 1987, James Dyson founded Dyson Limited. Previously, he had noticed a problem with vacuum cleaners. They used messy bags that often impeded the suction function of the vacuum cleaners. Dissatisfied, the man looked for inspiration and a solution. He found this at a local sawmill, as he watched the sawdust removal system. This system removed the sawdust from the mill’s air through large, industrial cyclonic system.

This kind of technology had never been applied to vacuum cleaners before, but Dyson saw its use, tried it out at home by jerry-rigging together a cardboard cyclone, and found this simple fix far more productive than the typical bags in vacuum cleaners.

Dyson found little success with his technology to begin with, but as the years passed, his ideas were proven viable. And now, Dyson is one of the most well-known vacuum cleaner manufacturers in the world.

The Dyson V6 Series

One of our favorite vacuum series is the Dyson V6. The V6 is basically an updated version of the Dyson DC59 Animal. It’s a lower cost version, with fewer attachments, but most people say they’d rather have this new version, even with the fewer attachments.

Since the Dyson V6 series works beautifully, we’re good with the changes. We’ll take a look at four of our favorite V6 models, and give you the what’s what on each of them.

The​​​​​​ Dyson V6 Absolute

Dyson V6 Absolutes

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This slim stick vacuum comes in the bright, almost heroic colors of red, blue and silver. It’s got two different heads, which feed that name, the Absolute. The two heads included are the soft roller, which is designed for hard surfaces like wood and linoleum, and the direct drive cleaner that goes after the carpet.

The awesome thing about the Dyson V6 Absolute is not only does it function like a stick vacuum, allowing you to suck up dirt and debris from carpet and wood, but it converts into a handheld for hard to reach places like corners, stairs, and behind furniture. It’s perfect for cleaning any surface, and we really mean that. Ceilings, walls, and drapes are as easy to clean as the floor.

The Dyson V6 Slim

Dyson V6 Slims

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This model is perfect for the smaller home, whether you’re in an apartment or small house. Its cordless feature makes it easier to maneuver in small spaces with fewer tripping hazards. Its shape and design make it easier for getting into those awkward places that only small homes have. It holds charge for about fifteen to twenty minutes, which is perfect for a small home.

The Dyson V6 HEPA

Dyson V6 HEPAs

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We love this model in particular. It’s got all the features of the other V6 models, but it’s got the added bonus of a HEPA filtration system. If you’ve got allergies or pets, the HEPA model is the way to go. Bonus, the filter is a lifetime filter that’s washable. Saving money is always good.

The Dyson V6 Animal

Dyson V6 Animals

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The Dyson V6 Animal is perfect for cleaning up messes left by your fur babies. Cat hair and dog hair are no challenge for the lightweight V6 Animal. Some customers have claimed that they’ve never had a better vacuum, and others rave about its power and its ability to keep the charge over a hefty length of time. For a cordless vacuum, that’s some pretty high praise.

The Dyson V6 Fluffy

Dyson V6 Fluffys

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The Dyson V6 Fluffy is especially great for hardwood, tile, and linoleum surfaces. It works on carpets, too, of course. But customers rate it most highly for use with hard surfaces when they’ve got pets that shed everywhere. Brooms just don’t do it, but the Fluffy does. It’s easy to clean, easy to empty, and because it’s light-weight, it’s easy to move around the house for getting those tough spots in the kitchen corners, bathrooms, and even the attic.

So, whether you’ve got a lot of drapes to clean, live in a small apartment, need a cordless vacuum for the car, or just like the convenience of a compact vacuum cleaner, the Dyson V6 series is worth considering as you shop for a new vacuum cleaner. The V6 series has several different models including the Animal and the Fluffy, which are both especially good for homes with pets. The V6 Slim is great for small homes, and the Dyson V6 HEPA is perfect for the family with allergies. Whichever model you go with, you’ll find a great clean for a minimal effort.

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