Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Vacuum Cleaner Review – Dyson is calling the Cinetic Big Ball “the first upright vacuum cleaner that truly never loses suction”. It works by eliminating the need for filters. The first thing you’ll notice is how enormous the Big Ball is. It’s heavy too, not ideal for carrying up and down stairs. But what it is ideal for is sucking every particle of dust out of your carpets.
Even a perceptibly ‘clean’ carpet will yield a frightening amount of dust into the Dyson’s bin. The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball is unashamedly a premium product, and costing £460 it’s probably the most expensive vacuum cleaner ever. Though if you trade in your old vacuum, you’ll be able to get it for £350. The top of the line model comes with a range of tools, including a turbine tool that does an excellent job of getting rid of hair from carpets and upholstery. An instant-release ‘wand’ attacks pesky spiderwebs.
Where this thing really excels is in open spaces. An active plate self-adjusts across every floor type and it maintains close contact with the floor at all times, automatically raising and lowering. It’s less ideal for weaving in between furniture, though, so you could well find that one of Dyson’s smaller options is more suitable for your needs.
The CBB could also do with better cable management – the lead needs to be manually tidied rather than wound. Which is a bugbear.
Dyson’s next-level system one-ups conventional filtering
Bagless vacuum cleaners have been around for decades now, but most have insufficiently powerful cyclones to trap all of a carpet’s dust particles, and thus use filters. But filters require maintenance, and as they become clogged, performance of the vacuum cleaner drops off dramatically. the smallest-ever cyclones, generated in the Cinetic Big Ball, create higher centrifugal forces to capture the smallest dust particles. But the tighter the cyclone, the more likely it is to block. so Dyson uses flexible tips which vibrate 350 times a second to shake particles through the tips and into the bin.
- The best suction we’ve ever come across.
- It’s incredibly well engineered.
- No filters to clean
- It’s very expensive
- A little too heavy for regularly carrying around the house
- Cables are far too fiddly
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Vacuum Cleaner Specifications
- Cyclone Technology Dyson Cinetic science
- Suction power 120 AW
- Movement type ball tech
- Filter non-washable lifetime filter
- Cleaner head self-adjusting cleaner head
- Stair Cleaning Quick-draw Telescope reach wand
- Bin volume 2.18L
- Cord length 10.8M
- Dimensions 1,100mm x 438mm x 340mm
- Weight 8.7kg