Dyson Digital Slim DC35 Multi Floor

by Simon Farrell
Dyson Digital Slim DC35 Multi Floor Product Review:

Just when you thought those clever Dyson engineers had done it all, they outsmart everyone again with another innovative creation to make your home a nicer place to live.

If you ever used the Dyson DC31 handheld vacuum cleaner and thought it would be great to have a longerreach and more powerful version for all floors, without losing any attributes, check out the Dyson Digital Slim DC35 Multi Floor.

Dyson says it’s the global market’s most powerful lightweight cordless vacuum — twice as powerful as its closest rivals — and after a weekend thoroughly testing it, I am not surprised at this.

Sometimes, I just want to quickly clean up a small or awkward space, such as a bedroom, stairs or under a table. With a regular vacuum cleaner, it’s a pain to get it from a cupboard, extend the cable, attach the right tools, and find somewhere convenient to plug it in.

Being versatile, compact, cordless and light, it’s like the DC35 was made especially for Japan’s relatively small homes and limited storage space.

For a start, the “docking station” included allows you to easily hang it on a wall (and recharge it there or elsewhere) along with the tools, always handy for quick and easy access.

Dyson Digital SlimOnce started, I could actually feel the dust being sucked up — even on carpets, which are generally harder to clean than smooth surfaces. That’s because it has a motorized tool to perform equally well on all floors — carpets, tiles, stone or other soft and hard coverings — and armed with rows of anti-static carbon-fiber ultra-fine brushes for hard floors and rotating nylon brushes for ground-in carpet dirt.

It’s not just floors, though, as I found its remarkably light weight ensured that overhead cleaning — closets, light fittings, ceilings, air conditioning units, tops of doors and above curtains — was far less heavy work. With a head that rotates 180 degrees, even low furniture, tight corners, awkward gaps and so on cannot escape as it has a detachable long-reach wand that reaches virtually everywhere.

Did I say versatile? To use it as a nifty handheld for quick spills, spot cleaning, upholstery and car interiors, simply detach the wand and “hey presto”.

You can clearly see the dust and dirt inside the clear bin at all times; so when you see it’s full, simply press a button that releases the canister into the bin. No messy bags!

At the heart of the Dyson Digital Slim DC35 Multi Floor, I am told, is the digital motor that spins up to three times faster than conventional motors to produce powerful centrifugal forces to catch nasty dust and dirt.

A major draw is, indeed, that extra power.

The DC31 handheld had six to 10 minutes of power depending on which of two modes it was on; the DC35 has boosted that to 15 minutes of power on regular mode (13 minutes with the motorized floor tool attached), and the six minutes of super suction on high power mode is still plenty to do a small room or passageway.

As with the DC31, you keep the “trigger” pressed down or it automatically switches off to save power. Some people might prefer to have a button that stays on during use, but this way is great to fully exploit the battery power and be friendly to the environment.