Constantly reinvigorating the humble vacuum mustn't be an easy job, but somehow Dyson always finds a way.
TR is a site which is always enthralled by the smallest, lightest and slimmest and I have to say the British ingénue has come up with a masterstroke in the shape of the 'DC18'. High tech kitchenware has wowed me in the past, but my heart is a fickle beast...
In creating the DC18 Dyson has managed to transfer all of its patented cleaning know-how to an upright just 300mm across at its widest point and weighing a mere 6.6Kg. Consequently, it is rather incredible that the new model has a constant suction rating of 200 airwatts (just 20 airwatts less than its monstrous DC15 'Animal') and a bin capacity of 1.8 litres (compared to 2.5 litres in the Animal).
Furthermore, like all full sized Dyson uprights, the DC18 retains the same root cyclone technology so it doesn't clog or lose suction, ball-based steering for easy manoeuvrability, a central pivot head to ensure constant contact on the floor and even a 'Quick Draw' telescopic wand smuggled away for getting to hard to reach places.
There is also a DC18 variant that comes fitted with a HEPA filter (the DC18 'Allergy') to kill mould and bacteria on contact and this has been approved for allergy sufferers by the British Allergy Foundation.
Both the DC18 and DC18 Allergy are on sale now. As is usual with Dyson products, at £279.99 and £299.99 they don't come cheap, but class never does...