It is not to say I would not still like one and really they could just come and clean the bathrooms. I do the kitchen as I go (oh maybe they could do the oven also, hate that) and I can't stand dirty floors so I hoover every other day so if I had one weekly or even fortnightly the only things I would be able to hold out on not doing would be dusting and those pesky (all of 1.5) bathrooms.
The thing is I went to a blogger event and met the team at Dyson. They didn't need to wax lyrical to me about the product as I already owned a barrel and hand held by them already and love them.
I did however put it to them that they could start an upgrade scheme as every time they bought out a new one I wanted to upgrade mine and unlike my iPhone there was not a certain month I knew this would be possible due to a given contract.
They showed me the DC54 Animal and I started to turn green as it had a few new whizz bang things that were just meant for me.. there was this head attachment that had little ovals that turned against each other to grab long hair and turn it into a little fur ball before whipping it up the tube. Anyone else malt like me? well my normal turbine head used to wrap those buggers around it and leave them there until I removed them.. no sucking up the tube..
THEN they showed me that it had no filter (because it has some whizz bang cyclones with oscillating tips that suck up way tiny particles)so I no longer needed to remember to clean that baby, um hello, less work, totally my bag...
Lastly they told me about the ball technology making it turn faster, tighter and smoother.. sure this thing is not a racing car?. Oh and then they said I could borrow it to try!. Marcus shuddered and I squealed.
So it arrived a week later and I fell in love.. we all know they look sexy but that 'animal' attachment for hair, well it confirmed I am an animal as it suckered up the daily malt with no leftovers. It felt stronger but maybe that was me in my honeymoon phase but it sure did work those corners and I was able to get to a couple of spots I had to hands and knees with the hand held before.
Moral of the story?
a) lets lobby Dyson to do trade up schemes
b) if you have an animal the animal version is well worth thinking about
c) if I had got that cleaner I would not have been able to afford to buy this baby
d) you know you can sell your old Dyson on eBay? I did :)
Do you own one? Do you love it? Did I really just write a post on a vacuum cleaner?