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Testing out the Dyson Digital Slim DC35 Vacuum

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 19, 2011 · 30 comments


So I introduced you to the Dyson DC35, and I took you behind the scenes to see what goes into the making of a Dyson vacuum -- now you're probably wondering what it's like in action. I actually have Dyson DC25 All Floors Ball vacuum that I absolutely love, so I had some pretty high expectations going into testing the DC35. It didn't let me down one bit.

  • Maneuverability --The DC35 has the same ball feature on the head, which allows it to pivot and turn to easily pick up all of those crumbs left beneath my kitchen table after every meal. It's smooth and effortless and even my kids can push it. In fact, I've only had to vacuum with it a handful of times, because my kids bicker over who gets to sweep with it -- I'll take it!
  • Suction -- The Dyson Digital Slim really excels in the suction department. There isn't a speck of dirt or dust left behind, and the multiple attachments make it easy to get in all of the cracks and crevices that my other kitchen vacuums couldn't even touch.
  • Convenience -- I love that the Digital Slim has three different attachments that allow it to convert from a floor vac to a hand vac. It actually completely eliminated the need for my other hand vac, so we moved it upstairs for quick use. The charging station is phenomenal. Everything has a place, and it's easy to place the vacuum back on the charger after each use so it's always ready to go when I need it.

So are there any drawbacks to the DC35? Well, it is pricey at $299. However, after seeing the work that went into it, I feel like it's a good investment -- and as I mentioned, it's actually taken the place of two different vacuums I owned previously. Also, when you use the vacuum on high, it only lasts for approximately six minutes on a single charge. However, when you use it in regular mode, it goes for 15+ minutes of constant suction which I think is very reasonable.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to other moms. It's made cleaning up after my kids a breeze, and believe me, they really know how to make a mess!

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for the time and effort spent creating this post. However, my participation in this program is voluntary and my opinions are my own -- always have been, always will be.

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1 Scentsy Wickless Candles May 19, 2011 at 12:32 am

My family and I have a Dyson and absolutely love it. Well worth the investment.

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2 Robin May 19, 2011 at 1:31 am

We use a broom and dustpan. Our vacuum broke about a year ago and I have not replaced it. We don't have any carpets so its not that bad but I bet this Dyson would work incredible on my floor.

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3 cherie reece May 19, 2011 at 1:36 am

Would LOVE to have this Dyson!!!

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4 Mary Kaye Weaver May 19, 2011 at 6:21 am

Have a Dyson Animal Control; have had since they came out. Have 2 dogs and 2 cats, it is a life saver, love it. This sounds like it would be great for quick pick ups. Dyson has a great product, would give THUMBS UP on any of their products.

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5 Cathy Polachek May 19, 2011 at 6:40 am

I need to check this vacuum out. I have no carpeting in my home and have 3 cats and a black lab that sheds so much. I vacuum a couple of times a day and have a Kenmore canister vacuum that I have not liked since the day I bought it 8 years ago. A good friend has a Dyson and loves it.

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6 Joanne marcellus May 19, 2011 at 6:44 am

I have a Hoover but would LOVE this Dyson. Always wanted a Dyson!

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7 TENA May 19, 2011 at 7:37 am

wish i had a dyson

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8 loghousechick May 19, 2011 at 7:39 am

Love my Dyson and think this smaller option would be great for the kitchen!

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9 carmom May 19, 2011 at 7:43 am

I have a Hoover but I haven't had a decent vacuum for years. Wow I would love to have this.

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10 lisa May 19, 2011 at 8:34 am

I have hardwood and tile floors all of which i installed myself. Two dogs and two kids! i am sweeping every day. This Dyson would be a godsend!

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11 Gina May 19, 2011 at 8:53 am

So you tempted me with the intial teaser on this vac so I HAD to get one... cashed in some credit card reward points for a Bed Bath and Beyond gift card and combined it with a 20% off coupon and it was a great deal! I LOVE IT! Now I think I need one upstairs too :-)

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12 Pamela May 19, 2011 at 8:59 am

I am a facebook Fan!!!

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13 Pamela May 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

I have hardwood floors and this would be amazing!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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14 Pamela May 19, 2011 at 9:04 am

I use a Eureka and would love to have the dyson!!!!

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15 Pamela May 19, 2011 at 9:04 am

I am an email subscriber!!!

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16 Telisha May 19, 2011 at 9:04 am

I just began following your site on FB!

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17 Telisha May 19, 2011 at 9:07 am

Now I use a Dirt Devil vacuum. I live in an apartment that has all carpet, so it works ok. Yet in two weeks I am closing on my first home! Very excited! My new home has all hardwood floors, so my Dirt Devil will have to go. From the reviews I read, looks like the Dyson would be the way to go!

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18 Stephanie May 19, 2011 at 9:07 am

We have hard wood and a few ruds and til so I do alot of sweeping which kills my back but I do also have a little eureka that helps out a bit but getting old.

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19 Angie May 19, 2011 at 9:21 am
20 Jackie May 19, 2011 at 9:29 am

Hi my name is Jackie and I am a vacuum cleaner addict! I use the shark navigator and a eureka stick but I have a few more but so far never a Dyson! Having 3 kids 2 great Danes and a cat We need a great vacuum!!

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21 melissa May 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I have always wanted to try the dyson, but at their current prices I find it hard to purchace. I think they are a good design; however, that is a lot of money for something made of plastic. I am not sure that it will last.

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22 Cristen Lafferty May 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm

OMG, I love Dyson, but have not bought one yet. I currently use a ProTeam professional series upright.

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23 Renee May 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm

My family and I use this really old school Eureka my mom bought probably 30 years ago. We always try to stockpile vacuum bags when we see them at dollar stores and other places. They don't make them anymore!

I have heard great things about Dyson. My sister has one in her new home and she absolutely loves it.

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24 Renee May 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I am also an e-mail subscriber!

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25 deborah May 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I am also an e-mail subscriber and currently use only a swivel sweeper.
I would love a dyson.

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26 lisa May 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Love dyson!

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27 Angie May 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I had a dirt devil , which worked for a short time and then it was just the vacuum I used. Now in my new house, I have a Panasonic which was passed down from my husband's uncle. It works, but I can't help but wonder what about a dyson??

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28 Margaret May 20, 2011 at 12:52 am

I use a Dyson for my carpets but it makes a god awful noise on my area rugs because the suction is so strong! I love Dyson products.

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29 Jenna May 20, 2011 at 8:22 am

would love one!

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30 Amy May 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hoover wind tunnel

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