Should I buy Dyson Small Ball Allergy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner?

A brilliant bagless vacuum with a ball design that might be funky to look at but it’s one of the most agile machines you’ll ever clean with

Dyson Small Ball Allergy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
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Dyson’s Small Ball Allergy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner is bound to be a big hit come Amazon Prime Day, but it’s actually very affordable even when not on sale. It's one of the best vacuum cleaners you can buy, giving sublime cleaning. That's thanks to an innovative Dyson direct drive cleaner head and the cool, quirky but highly efficient built-in ball technology.

Yup, if you love a vacuum that can root out all of the dust around your home and deliver an enjoyable experience along the way then the Dyson Small Ball machine is going to be one for you. We love the lightweight and manoeuvrable design that can get into the tightest of corners, but best of all is the fact that it’s been approved as asthma and allergy friendly. There’s an awesome 9.4 metre cord too, along with a 4.4 metre hose and that combination makes it a real ‘go anywhere’ machine, unlike others we could mention.

Dyson Small Ball Allergy |

Dyson Small Ball Allergy | £199 at John Lewis

It’s all about the performance with a Dyson and this model is no exception. Being a bagless is a plus of course, especially thanks to the 1.2 litre bin capacity, but it's the Radial Root Cyclone technology that makes this model such a hit with us. That feature means the Dyson scores a carpet cleaning performance class category of C, and it gets the same for hard floors too. The 700 watts of power means it sucks up dirt like a dream, although the ball design also means it’s one of the most agile vacuums in what is a very packed marketplace.

3 reasons to buy Dyson Small Ball Allergy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

•  Plenty of power

•  Innovative design

•  Lengthy cable and hose

Rob Clymo

Rob Clymo has been a tech journalist for more years than he can actually remember, having started out in the wacky world of print magazines before discovering the power of the internet. Since he's been all-digital, he has run the Innovation channel for a few years at Microsoft, as well as turning out regular news, reviews, features and other content for the likes of Stuff, TechRadar, TechRadar Pro, Tom's Guide, Fit&Well, Gizmodo, Shortlist, Automotive Interiors World, Automotive Testing Technology International, Future of Transportation and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International. In the rare moments he's not working, he's usually out and about on one of the numerous e-bikes in his collection.