Cleaning is more than just cleaning for me! I don’t consider my space to be clean if I know there’s a layer of dust in the hidden corners. Unfortunately, with the constant construction activities in the Delhi NCR region (where I live), dust and debris manage to enter my home. Simply put, I see visible dirt on my lounge and floors more often than expected.
That’s where a reliable vacuum cleaner becomes my go-to tool for keeping my home spick and span. The Dyson V15 Detect, known for its cutting-edge technology and exceptional performance, caught my attention as a potential solution to my cleaning needs. Despite its potentially steep price tag, I decided to put this cordless vacuum to the test and see if it truly lives up to its reputation.
Design and Build Quality
The Dyson V15 Detect’s first impression is captivating, boasting a sleek and modern design that adds a touch of elegance to any living space. The device weighs 2.74 kg and features a generous 0.77 L bin size, striking a balance between portability and capacity.
While some may find the weight a bit on the heavier side, it still falls within a manageable range for shorter cleaning sessions with one-handed operation. For more extended tasks, I’ve found that taking support from my other hand helps prevent any discomfort. The V15 Detect’s design and functionality may not cater to everyone’s interpretation of “lightweight,” (including me) but its performance and ease of use will make up for any minor inconveniences.
All the attachments that come with V15 Detect have a specific purpose. The Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner features a soft brush bar specially designed for gentle and effective cleaning on hard floors without causing damage. Among many additions are the Hair Screw Tool and a crevice tool for reaching tight spaces. The combination tool, soft dusting brush, and stubborn dirt brush further enhance the V15 Detect’s versatility. The attachment mechanism is simple, allowing for quick interchangeability without adding power or precision.
Technology and Performance
At the forefront of the Dyson V15 Detect’s impressive features is its more powerful 240AW motor. The standout feature of the Dyson V15 Detect is undoubtedly its Detect technology with the green laser light. As a meticulous cleaner, this technology will show you the minute particles that you didn’t know stay in your house rent-free!
The green laser projects in front of the cleaning head, illuminating microscopic dust particles on hard floor surfaces. The thorough and effective cleaning it provides leaves me with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that my floors are impeccably clean. You even feel the difference if you touch the surface with your bare hands or feet.
Despite not owning a pet myself, the Dyson V15 Detect’s Anti-Tangle cleaner head has proven to be invaluable whenever my friend brings her cat over. It is equipped with precision-engineered hair removal vanes which efficiently direct all hair types directly into the bin, preventing clogging and tangling. This cleaner head incorporates Dyson’s Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS) technology, a cutting-edge innovation that constantly monitors brush bar resistance at an impressive rate of 360 times per second. The DLS technology automatically adjusts the motor’s speed depending on the floor type, effortlessly transitioning between carpets and hard floors.
The vacuum ensures a clean and pet-friendly environment by effortlessly removing pet hair from my lounge, furniture, and floors. And if you’re someone with long hair, you know how difficult it is to clean your hair with the basic broom and mop. The V15 Detect proves its mettle by effortlessly removing any type of hair from all the hidden corners.
Ease of Use and Versatility
Living alone means I’m responsible for every household chore, including cleaning. The cordless design of the V15 Detect has been convenient because I no longer have to worry about finding a nearby plug socket or untangling cords while moving from room to room. The freedom of movement and convenience it offers make cleaning under furniture and tight spaces makes cleaning hassle-free. Whether it’s reaching high places or cleaning a car’s interior, the cordless design has proven to be a game-changer.
Another feature that makes all the difference is how easy it is to clean the Dyson V15 Detect bin. With a simple push of a button, the bin effortlessly detaches from the main unit, allowing for quick and easy emptying of collected debris. The smooth interior surface of the bin prevents dirt and dust from sticking, simplifying the cleaning process further.
Battery Life and Charging
The Dyson V15 detect comes with three power modes: Eco, Auto, and Boost, and intelligently switches between, them based on the detected dust particles. And yes, the V15 Detect offers a unique feature through its LCD screen at the top of the machine. In real-time, the screen displays data on the size of dust particles present in your house, indicated by four bars representing different ranges (>10, >60, >180 microns, and >500 microns). It provides the actual count of dust particles captured within each size range.
While the V15 Detect’s battery-saving feature is commendable, I must admit that the battery life does have limitations, especially when utilizing boost mode. The Boost mode, in particular, delivers powerful performance but at the cost of quicker battery drain. I occasionally pause my session to recharge the vacuum to ensure uninterrupted cleaning. However, the Medium mode provides satisfactory battery life for regular cleaning tasks without compromising performance. Individuals with kids or pets and extra cleaning needs can invest in a spare battery for extended cleaning sessions.
V15 Detect offers a convenient wall-mounting option that adds to its practicality and ease of use. Wall mounting the Dyson V15 Detect not only keeps it within reach but also ensures that it remains charged and ready for use whenever you need it.
Should you buy it?
The Dyson V15 Detect undoubtedly stands out among the crowd but it comes with a steep price of Rs. 65, 900. While the price tag may be higher than some other models, the unique features and exceptional performance justify the investment for convenience. For anyone with a reasonable budget and a passion for maintaining a spotless home, the Dyson V15 Detect is a stylish, chic, and one-of-a-kind cleaning product that delivers on its promises.