When we first heard about the new carbon fiber Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum, we were ecstatic. Not only are Dyson’s awesome vacuums, but make one out of carbon fiber, and they’ve got a customer for life. Because carbon fiber is so light-weight, we thought this was a brilliant concept as no one enjoys dragging a vacuum up and down stairs. Unfortunately, after some quick investigating, it was revealed that the Dyson DC26 isn’t actually composed of carbon fiber, just the brushes are…what benefit does that have?
The ultra-fine carbon fiber brushes are said to reduce static, preventing dust from clinging to hard floors. A young engineer reported that “the carbon fibre bristels got one hundred percent of the dust,” in an interview with The New Yorker. With this level of dust removal, the brushes also help in reducing allergens. Before the innovative engineers at Dyson thought of using this composite material, the standard Dyson vacuum was made with nylon bristles. This is just another great example of a unique and interesting way that carbon fiber continues to penetrate the consumer marketplace.
Even though the Dyson DC26 isn’t fully made of carbon fiber, it is still light-weight, at a mere 12 pounds. While this is a compact Dyson City vacuum, it works just as well as a full-size Dyson and is suitable for all floor types. After use, the DC26 can fold up so small, it barely looks like a vacuum and becomes extremely easy to carry and store.
Like we said before, Dysons are awesome vacuums. They state that they are different because of their trademarked Root Cyclone™ technology, “Instead of relying on bags and filters to trap the dust, a Dyson vacuum uses patented cyclone technology to spin the dirt out of the air. That’s one of the reasons why it doesn’t lose suction, picks up more dirt from your home and expels cleaner air. “A Dyson The Dyson DC26 Multi Floor can be purchased for $399.99 from the Dyson website or you can try something like eBay for a better deal.