Dyson DC58 Review: Versatile and Powerful Handheld

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Our home isn’t big. It’s just a small 40 sq.m. townhouse with lots of small nooks and crannies. Buying a bulky upright would be impractical.

Dyson DC59 Review

First I would have to find storage space for it. Second, I can’t use it to clean stairs. Lastly, I wouldn’t be able to use it to clean vents and upholstery.

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This is where the DC58 comes in, Dyson’s newest and most powerful hand held vacuum to date.

Take note that the DC58 is the same as the V6 Trigger. Dyson has around 10 variants in their V6 product line designed for a specific need.

They claim it to be three times more powerful that other handhelds in the market.

This isn’t really bad news because it brings down the price to just under $190.

The DC58 is a hand held version of the DC59.

They have the same motor, charging time and run time. Biggest difference would be attachments.

Features at a glance

  • Weighs only 3.45 pounds
  • Equipped with the all new V6 digital motor
  • Produces 28 air watts in normal mode and 100 air watts in boost mode.
  • Comes with two attachments – a crevice and combination tool
  • 20 minute run time in normal mode, 6 minutes in boost
  • Uses a re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery

Pros

  • Strong suction
  • Very ergonomic
  • Boost function increases suction power three fold
  • Perfect for spot clean up
  • Decent 20 minute run time at normal mode
  • Easy to empty
  • Easy to clean the filter
  • Filter will last the lifetime of the vacuum

Cons

  • The most expensive hand held in the market
  • Boost function drops run time to a meagre six minutes
  • You cannot replace the built in battery by yourself, you’ll have to take it to a Dyson dealer
  • No wall mountable charger
  • No hose flexible hose but you can buy this separately

What to expect from the Dyson DC59?

One of the best qualities of the DC58 is the motor.

It comes equipped with a v6 digital motor that spins 110,000 times a minute.

Think about it for a second, it spins faster than a high performance sports car.

This strong motor produces as much as 100 air watts, easily three times as much suction as other hand held vacuums but there is one caveat – it will only last for 6 minutes.

In normal mode, it only produces 28 air watts which actually is less than a Black and Decker handheld but it is always nice to have that sort of power in tap when you need it.

DC 58 Features

Attachments and Accessories

It comes with two – a crevice tool and combination tool.

Attachments in the DC44 will not fit snugly in the DC59 but one consumer was able to pull it off by using electrical tape to make it fit snugly.

Charging Time

It will take around three and a half hours to fully charge.

Filter clean up

Similar to the DC59, the filter is located in the middle of the dirt bin and can be removed without the need to separate the dirt bin from the motor.

Here’s how you do it…

Run Time

In normal mode, it will run for 20 minutes. In boost mode that number drops to only 6 minutes.

Warranty

It comes with a 2 year warranty when you buy it in the United States.

Bare Floor Performance

This is strictly a spot cleaner because it does not have any motorized brush attachments.

It is great for picking up bits and pieces of cheerio’s, rice grains and similar types of debris. It will work great on dust because of the brush tool.

Carpet Performance

The absence of a motorized attachment makes this a spot cleaner.

It will be capable of picking up dust bunnies and pet hair on carpet because it has an agitator underneath the combination tool that help dislodge embedded dirt on carpet as well as upholstery.

Upholstery Performance

This will work well on upholstery because of the two attachments.

The crevice tool work great in picking up dirt in tight spaces and the combination tool works great on dust and hair.

Unlike cheaper vacuums that use friction to attach tools into the body, the DC58 has a secure locking mechanism that will ensure it will not fall off when putting some pressure.

Pet Hair

The absence of the mini motorized tool somewhat limits it ability to clean pet hair off carpet, particularly stairs but it is still capable of removing pet hair from carpet and upholstery because of the combination tool.

DC58's Combination Tool

 

See it in Action

An Amazon vine consumer compared this with the Black and Decker BDH2000FL and suction power was shockingly similar.

Product Specifications

AttachmentsCrevice tool
Combination tool
Battery22.2v Nickel Manganese Cobalt
ChargerPlug-in charger
Charging time3.5 hours
Battery life26 minutes (normal)
6 minutes (boost)
Net weight (with battery, wand and floor attachment)4.6 pounds
Shipping weight9.2 pounds
Cleaning path9.8"
Overall length16.3"
Battery indicatorYes
Filter typeWashable cloth filter
Dust capacity15.36 ounces
Air Watts28 AW
100 AW (Max/boost)
Voltage110v
Manufactured inUSA
Warranty2 years on parts and labor

Customer Reviews

Consumers were overall happy with the performance of the DC58. The best feature they liked is the strong suction power that was able to pick up a variety of debris like pet litter, bread crumbs, pet hair, dust and the likes.

Weight distribution is a big plus. Consumers say that it did not strain their hands or wrist.

The trigger switch drew mixed reviews. Some like it because it help them conserve run time while others don’t like it because it can be tiring.

As a spot cleaner, it shines because power does not fade and it is light but the lack of a wall mount disappointed some people because of the price.

They felt that it should have been included. Others were disappointed because it didn’t include any motorized brush or wand but remember that this is the handheld version of the DC59 which includes all of the attachments I mentioned above.

Run time wasn’t enough for some but take note that this is designed as a spot cleaner and is not to be used as your main vacuum.

Where can I buy this?

This variant is exactly the same as the Dyson V6 Trigger. You can buy this in Amazon for less than $195 and it’ll be eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.

Extended warranties are also available of up to 3 years if you want that extra peace of mind.

Conclusion

This vacuum is great for people looking for a powerful hand held vacuum that will clean all the nooks and crannies around their home.

It comes with 2 attachments that will do all of the heavy lifting. The crevice tool will clean crevices and tight spaces.

The combination tool works well on pet hair and dust.

Despite the high price tag, a lot of people still buy it because they know that they’ll get a top notched product that will clean efficiently with top notched after sales service as evidenced by reviews in Amazon.

The question is – are you willing to spend for this.

For me though the price is a bit too high, as you’ve seen in the video I shared with you, the Black and Decker BDH2000FL more or less matches the performance of the DC59 and is almost $70 cheaper plus it has a 4 foot flexi-hose that takes this to another level.

4 thoughts on “Dyson DC58 Review: Versatile and Powerful Handheld”

  1. Hi can u just buy a replacement plug for dc58 please

  2. I would not buy another. So many battery issues. Ive replacedvthe battery twice they dont last long. electrical board failure. its trash now. dont buy one!!

  3. My Dyson handheld DC 58 stops working every few seconds and then resumes while holding trigger in “on” position. I have cleaned it including filter (which is never dirty) and still vacuums intermittently. Please advise.

  4. I have the same problem as above,it works intermittently which is really annoying.Help please

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