Dyson's strapline is 'only a Dyson works like a Dyson'. It might be a marketing slogan, but it's true. After testing these for years, we know first-hand that they're powerful, agile, and ergonomic. We always have them at the top of our vacuum buying guides. However, it is also true that only a Dyson is priced like a Dyson. These top-of-the-market price tags are enough to turn buyers to similar, but cheaper alternatives like the Shark Vertex Pro.
However, don't rush over to Shark, Amazon's slashed the price of the Dyson Outsize in the final hours of Prime Day. However, the deal is still live, so it's $649.99, rather than $799.99. That's still a great reduction. In fact, it's the cheapest the Outsize has been all year.
If you're after a vacuum in the Prime Day sales, this is the best one you'll buy. Cordless, capable, and designed for deep cleaning, it's a premium product, just without the large price tag. Remember, Prime Day finishes tonight, so don't hang around.
Our team of experts have tested the Outsize. One of our expert testers used it in her home, where she put it through its paces, vacuuming sugar, flour, and cereal. When she used it on a dog bed, it literally changed color, redefining the phrase 'as good as new'. We wanted to find some weaknesses, so we could justify buying a cheaper alternative, but all we could critique was the price.
The suction power was incredible. As a cordless vacuum, it's nimble, easy to use, and it holds its charge really well. It comes with two batteries, which contain 60 minutes of charge each. The half-gallon dust bin and wide floor head mean that you can clean for a long time. We reckon your house will be sparkling before the Outsize gets tired.
The Outsize is well-suited to big houses, houses with pets, and those with different surfaces. It's relatively quiet (82 dBA) and the screen will give you a run time, so you'll know how long you have left to vacuum, depending on which mode you're using (eco, auto, or boost). The range of tools, from a light pipe crevice tool to low reach adapter are all really useful for reaching the dirt and dander that the average vacuum would miss.
If you'd like to know more, our expert Jaclyn has written a full review for the Dyson Outsize, detailing her experience. Also, if the outstanding Outsize savings haven't turned your head, here are a few other excellent vacuums that are reduced for Prime Day. Our experts have tested them all too, so you know they're excellent and practical, as well as a Prime Day steal.
What are the alternatives?
There are few other options if you still aren't feeling the Outsize. The cheapest post-Prime Day is the Shark Vertex Pro, but it's no longer on sale. Other top choices like the Samsung Bespoke Jet and iRobot Roomba j7+ are currently exactly the same price as the Outsize, so they can be compared exactly.
Cordless, capable, and lightweight, the Shark is one of Dyson's biggest rivals. We recommend it as an affordable alternative to Dysons and when it's reduced by $50, the savings look even better.
Was $849.99, now $649.99 at Amazon
Samsung are vacuum innovators, especially when it comes to cordless models. The Bespoke Jet has an HEPA and bagged base to protect your allergies from stray dust and fur. It might seem expensive, but this is an excellent price.
iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum |
was $799, now $649 at Amazon
If you've wondered about a robot vacuum, there's no better time to invest than Prime Day. This is the best on the market, especially if you have allergies, and it's reduced by $130.
When does Amazon Prime Day end?
Prime Day is all over at 11.59pm PCT July 12. Amazon will still have some savings on other products, but most of the best, unmissable deals will be gone.
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Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.
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