Monday, October 13, 2014

Cleaning House With The Dyson DC78 Turbinehead

Having two very messy young boys and a construction worker husband has been really hard on the floors in my home.  There are constantly crumbs scattered through the house (honestly, it doesn't matter WHAT they eat, the crumbs follow them into EVERY room) and dirt, dust and debris from my hubby's work boots littering my front hallway.
I have tried numerous vacuums over the years, and none of them left me feeling like my floors were truly CLEAN.  I often got flustered while emptying out the bagless vacuums and cleaning the filters (then of course, having to wait until the filters were completely dry before using the vacuum again).

When I received my Dyson DC78 Turbinehead I was so happy to test it out.  It's the first with no bag, no filter AND it keeps suction. The mat in our entryway seems to be the hardest hit by all the dirt and dust (which makes sense since it is the first place for outdoor footwear to step) so it was the first area I used it on

This was the first time I have used a canister vacuum, all the other machines I have used have been uprights or central vac.  I found the DC78 rolled easily along the floor as I was vacuuming, the suction was great and picked up all the dirt it rolled over.  Changing tools is easy and quick to go from one type of surface to another.
carpeting in our family room
I always found my previous vacuums did a passable job on carpet, but on the ceramic tile they were not good at all.  The DC78 is great on both flooring surfaces and even our micro-fiber couches.  I had an easy time cleaning the stairs (although at first I found the weight a little awkward, but I quickly got used to it.)

Emptying out the bin was super easy.  One button click to release from the unit, and another button clicks open the bottom and the contents release into the garbage (I found it best to place the bin into a garbage bag and release).

I have always heard amazing things about the Dyson brand and the technology they use.  I was extremely pleased with the results the first time I used the DC78, and have been equally impressed every time since.

"DC78 Turbinehead has Dyson Cinetic™ cyclone technology. 54 ultra-efficient cyclones with oscillating tips extract microscopic particles. Because of their efficiency, there’s no filter that needs washing or replacing meaning there is no loss of suction. With our latest Ball™ technology it turns on the spot with no awkward moves. And Dyson’s most advanced cleaner head technology ensures high dirt pick-up across all floors.
DC78 Turbinehead comes with an Articulating hard floor tool and Soft dusting brush."
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Thank you to Dyson Canada for sending the above mentioned product in exchange for this review.  All opinions are honest and belong to Tales of Mommyhood; your opinion/experience may vary.


  1. Living with two small boys and one big one is messy business. I could probably vacuum every day. There are always crumbs everywhere. And the dog doesn't help either. This vacuum looks amazing!

    1. I should vacuum everyday....but I just can't do it...twice a week at most (unless we have company coming!) I can't imagine adding a pet to the mix too

  2. Sounds like a fabulous vacuum, my daughter needs a new one

  3. I love Dyson! We have a 5 year old Dyson in our house and it still works great. The DC78 sounds great. Maybe we'll have to consider this one when we trade up!

  4. Dyson, the name says it all! I have never owned one but I keep reading good good things about how amazing they work and how clean everything gets! This sounds like a great choice to consider since our current machine broke, its not a Dyson. :(

  5. I have a dyson and love it. Use to think they sound to expensive, but they are well worth it!

  6. I just received a Dyson too for review! I cannot say how IMPRESSED I am with Dyson! Everyone who comes over to my house, I make them vacuum with the Dyson for a minute so they can see how powerful it is! lol!

  7. Oh man.. a dyson would be handy in this house!

  8. That's an amazing looking vacuum cleaner!

  9. Sounds great! This will be my next purchase!!


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