This vacuum cleaner prevents you from sleeping with your enemy. And it is that, the mattress of our bed is full of dust mites . A report from Ohio State University indicates that a normal mattress can have between 100,000 and 10 million mites . And these microscopic critters don't just live on mattresses. A pillow or cushion we use a couple of years can weigh up to 10% more . All that added weight has to do with the mites and their bowel movements. In addition to all this being very unsanitary, the problem we have with this additional bioburden is that it seriously affects people. Approximately10% percent of the population is allergic to dust mites as indicated by Dr. Clifford Bassett , a specialist allergist in New York . Ultimately, mattress and pillow mites cause dermatitis, asthma and all kinds of allergic problems.
But ending mites is not easy. There are mattress cleaning equipment that uses ultraviolet light , but these systems have been shown to kill only those that live on the surface as long as we focus the light on them for at least 60 seconds. Other systems that use vibrating platforms that shake the mattress . A system that is also not very efficient , because these bugs cling to the fibers of the mattress at a depth of 10 or 20 mm. The problem is that these platforms do not have enough power to move and suck them. To solve this problem, Dyson engineers have developed a specific vacuum cleanercapable of removing and sucking mites and all the dirt that they deposit on mattresses and pillows. The powerful motor of the Dyson V6 Mattress together with its motorized brush make it an effective weapon against mites. All this with a compact design in an accessory of just over two kilos and with the futuristic and modern look so typical of the brand. The Dyson V6 Mattress vacuum cleaner can already be found on the market for a price of 310 euros . We have had the opportunity to test this model in depth, we will tell you our impressions.
An outstanding engine
One of the sections in which the Dyson V6 Mattress makes a difference from the first moment is in the power of its engine. This team uses the Dyson V6 digital engine capable of turning at 110,000 revolutions per minute , faster than a conventional car engine. Thanks to this, a suction power of up to 100AW is achieved . Care when developing the engine is not only due to facilitating faster cleaning.
For thirteen years, Dyson has had its own laboratory where it studies the behavior of allergens and the best way to clean them . In the case of mites, they have been cultivated and it has been found that the most effective way to clean them is to get enough power to pull them off the mattress. And the new V6 digital engine increases the power of its predecessor (V2 digital engine) by 50%. Thanks to this, a greater number of mites and their stools that cause allergic reactions are eliminated .
Futuristic design and easy to clean cube
Dyson designs and manufactures equipment that seeks to make a difference, and the Dyson V6 Mattress was not going to be an exception. This vacuum cleaner has the unmistakable features with which this brand has conquered the market. As with its full-size vacuums, the V6 Mattress includes a transparent cabin from which the operation of the cyclone system can be seen. In addition, the roof on which the cyclones are located has a very futuristic look . This impression is also joined by the use of the color greenboth in the internal structure of the cylinder and in the rear area where the air is expelled. On the other hand, both the trigger and the tab to open the dirt tank are in red.
The total weight of this equipment is just over two kilos . A weight that is well distributed, so that the bulk is concentrated in the area where we hold the vacuum cleaner. This makes it easy to handle. The full dimensions of the Dyson V6 Mattress go up to 127 x 319 x 208 millimeters. As for its bucket, a compartment is used at the bottom of the cyclone system with a capacity of 0.4 liters.Cleaning is as simple as bringing the vacuum cleaner to the garbage can and lowering the tab so that the compartment opens from below. Its operation is more than correct, but you have to be careful that the compartment “clicks” because it can remain half closed if we get lost. Finally, we must highlight a circular button on the back with a blue LED light that serves to activate or deactivate the maximum power mode.
In addition to the power of its engine, the V6 Mattress has a key element in its motorized brush . This accessory uses nylon fiber bristles that enhance its hardness and facilitate the work of sucking difficult items (both mattress mites and dirt or hair from other surfaces). All in all, it is easy to move the brush across the mattress or sofa without having to apply a lot of force but achieving effective cleaning. We also have two other accessories, a corner and a multifunction accessory to deal with cleaning other elements such as the corners of the house.
Expels air cleaner than it enters
Another key element of this vacuum cleaner is its 2 Tier Radial cyclone system. It consists of fifteen cyclones that are capable of separating dirt particles and allergens from the air . Cyclones are arranged in two parallel rows and use the centrifugal forces generated by the engine's own power to isolate dirt. In addition, an after filter is capable of trapping very small particles down to 0.3 microns . On a practical level, this means that the air that the vacuum cleaner expels is even cleaner than what we breathe . Excellent news for people allergic to dust using the equipment.
Autonomy and price
To work with the Dyson V6 Mattress, a battery capable of giving us up to 6 minutes of cleaning in max mode or up to 20 minutes in normal mode is included. These are competitive times, although sometimes we may be a little short if we want to carry out a deep cleaning. Perhaps the only "but" of this model is that it does not work connected to the electrical network, something that forces us to wait for it to recharge every time we want to use the equipment at full capacity. The Dyson V6 Mattress vacuum cleaner is priced at 310 euros.
Results of the test proposed by Dyson
When carrying out the test of the Dyson V6 Mattress, the company asked us to keep a diary with notes on our cleaning sessions throughout a week. In each of these sessions, the vacuum cleaner had to be weighed before and after cleaning, in addition to including details about the items being cleaned. Here we leave you the results.
Weight before (gr)
Weight after (gr)
11 Oct 2015
Double mattress (145 cm), 1 long pillow (130 cm), 2 small pillows
The mattress had not been cleaned for two years, always use protector.
12 Oct 2015
The Nordic has a year and a half of life. It had never been vacuumed.
14 Oct 2015
The sofa bed has been in the apartment since we arrived two years ago. It looks to be quite old. Exterior cleaning of the cushions and the interior area under the cushions. Sporadic cleaning with vacuum cleaner
14 Oct 2015
Vacuuming of seats, trunk and car floors. Peugeout 206 vehicle, habitual presence of pet (small dog of 8 kilos). One month without cleaning.
15 Oct 2015
Cleaning the interior of the sofa-bed, focusing on the 180 x 110 cm mattress, a thin mattress without a cover and that has been used very occasionally (approx. 20 days since we are on the floor)
17 Oct 2015
Double bed mattress
In all likelihood error when initially weighing on the scale or failure of the scale itself.
Oct 18, 2015
Sofa bed and four small cushions
Deep cleaning of sofa bed cushions (above and below), armrests and backrest and cushions.
Dyson V6 Mattress
|Model||Dyson V6 Mattress|
|Type||Handheld vacuum cleaner|
|Dimensions||127 x 319 x 208 mm|
|Colors||White body with gray and green accents|
|Others||Button for maximum power with blue LED light|
|Type||Dyson V6 digital engine|
|Suction power (maximum)||100AW|
|System||2 Tier Radial cyclone system (fifteen cyclones), filter for bacteria and allergens down to 0.3 microns|
|Type||Motorized brush with nylon bristles, corner unit, multifunction accessory|
|Features||Cleaning mattresses, sofas, car interiors, corners and walls|
Autonomy and deposit
|Autonomy max.||20 minutes|
|Autonomy maximum power mode||6 minutes|
|Cube||0.4 liter capacity|
Automatic cleaning with open button
Price 310 euros