Helping Allergies with the Dyson Cinetic

15:07 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

Last Tuesday I set my alarm for very early, no-one ever wants to get up at a time starting with 'five', do they? I had good reason for this though as I was heading to London to see Dyson and their brand new Cinetic vacuum cleaner. As an allergy sufferer I'm always sneezing, in fact today is a bad hayfever day and I'm struggling, so any company which makes products that will help with this is always interesting.

Dyson Cinetic Launch Event

Dyson are one of the few companies who take allergy sufferers seriously. In 2001 they spent over £100,000 building a microbiology lab to fully investigate the nasties that lurk in our carpets and furniture, and to constantly improve how Dyson appliances can help to get rid of them! Dyson were the first company to bring in the bagless vacuum cleaner in 1993, interestingly, until last year we were still using one of the first Dyson vacuum cleaners, a DC01 passed on from my Grandmother, that was approaching 20 years of age. When we replaced ours we passed it on to my brother who is still using it with good results.

Checking out the Dyson Cinetic Vacuum Cleaner

Of course removing the bag from vacuum cleaners meant less mess and less reduction in suction but there were still filters to remove and wash, or replace every so often. With the Cinetic, filters are a thing of the past. 

James Dyson says: “Getting rid of bags solved the frustration of my vacuum losing suction. But washing filters - or worse – buying them, is still a nuisance. Dyson Cinetic™ cyclones are so efficient at separating microscopic particles that everything gets thrust into the bin, and you can forget about fussy filters.

So how does it work?

It's all in the cyclones. Dyson have reduced the size of their cyclones which allows them to generate higher centrifugal forces and capture tinier, microscopic particles. Unfortunately the tighter a cyclone is the more it leads to blocking. The challenge was to keep the size and minimise blocking. This was achieved by making the cyclone tips from a top-secret polymer which are agitated by the airflow, causing an oscillation pattern which stops the dust sticking to them. Very clever.

It took 50 attempts to get the cyclone just right, using different materials. If the tips were too hard they don't oscillate enough to move the particles through into the bin, too soft and the airflow causes the cyclones to shut, blocking them off.

Explaining the Dyson Cinetic Vacuum Cleaner

The Dyson Cinetic also arrives with a mattress tool which can be used to vacuum mattresses and pillows and remove all of those dust mites (and their faeces, yuck) which can cause allergic reactions. The turbine head is made from carbon fibre, with stiff bristles to remove dirt effectively, and ultra-fine antistatic carbon fibre filaments to remove fine dust on hard floors. We have wooden floors and tiles in our downstairs rooms so this would be fantastic for us.

As you will see from the photos, the Dyson Cinetic is a cylinder vacuum cleaner which uses the Dyson ball technology to ensure it is easy to pull on even the deepest of pile. It has an articulating chassis and a central pivot point for tight corners too.

Allergy sufferers will also be pleased to see that they can remove the dust bin and empty it by pressing a button and depositing it into the bin.

We were also treated to a demo of the Dyson DC50, Dyson's latest upright cleaner and this video shows how clear it was to see the difference in suction between the Dyson and a competitor.

The Dyson Cinetic is a really impressive vacuum cleaner and is available now. If you buy through a major retailer at the moment, and trade in your old vacuum cleaner you can receive £100 off any Dyson vacuum cleaner. Perfect if you are planning an upgrade.

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Disclosure: I was invited to the event by Dyson and provided with travel and a goodie bag.