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Dyson upright vacuum Cinetic Big Ball "never loses suction"

Katharine Byrne
8 Jan 2015
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Latest Dyson Cinetic vacuum uses flexible tips which vibrate 350 times a second to ensure no dust is allowed to clog the filter

Dyson has announced its latest upright vacuum cleaner, the Cinetic Big Ball, claiming that it's the first upright vacuum that truly never loses any suction. According to Dyson, testing standards associations will allow any vacuum cleaner to pass this coveted claim of 'no loss of suction' as long as it's able to run one bin full of dust through a machine without a drop in performance. However, the company says that several vacuums which rely on filters can quickly drop in performance after that initial bin load due to dust building up its filter.

The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball, however, has flexible tips which vibrate 350 times a second so dust doesn't clog the aperture. Dyson claims that dust particles as small as 0.5 microns can be spun out of the airflow into the bin, and much like the company's Cinetic DC54, this means you also don't have to spend any time cleaning the dust filter either.

“Removing the bag from a vacuum solved one hassle, but filter maintenance remained an annoying problem that needed fixing," said company founder James Dyson. "Dyson engineers have spent six years perfecting cyclone technology to make filter maintenance obsolete. The constant flexing of Cinetic tips ensures the cyclones do not block as microscopic dust is spun out of the air – not trapped in a cyclone or on a filter.” 

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

Dyson spent 9,000 hours in real homes and in the lab to ensure the Cinetic Big Ball never lost suction, and conducted tests using the equivalent of 10 years' worth of dust. It took a total of £136,000 to ensure the Cinetic Big Ball maintained a constant level of suction throughout its testing, and Dyson says its test engineers ran their dust suppliers' stocks dry.

The Cinetic Big Ball also has an active plate that self-adjusts across every floor type, maintaining close contact with the floor at all times. By automatically raising and lowering, suction is sealed in. Likewise, the Big Ball's lower centre of gravity means it's easier to pull without snagging on corners or carpet pile. 

The launch also coincides with Dyson claiming the top spot in an independent survey of consumers by the German Institute for Quality, beating several rival German companies including Miele, Vorweck, Siemens, AEG, Bosch and Karcher to become best vacuum manufacturer.

The Cinetic Big Ball doesn't come cheap, however, as it costs £460. It's available now directly from Dyson and comes with a five-year guarantee. We're hoping to take a look at Dyson's new vacuum models in the coming months, so make sure to check back and see how it fares against our current vacuum champion, the AEG Ultracaptic Animal

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