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1300 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1300 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size. The design is also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. There are some critical opinions about the value for money.

usability, design, size

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the DYSON DC16 ROOT 6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review


Many Dyson aficionados who have had great experiences with Dyson uprights have jumped at the opportunity to own a Dyson handheld - but consumer reviews and ratings for the Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld have been mixed. It has strong suction, is low...

Strong suction - Wall mountable charger - 2-year warranty - Dirt canister and filters are easy to clean (easy maintenance) - Not too noisy - Included tools are useful

Short battery life (very common complaint) - Bulky - Heavy - Expensive (typically about 150USD) - Numerous comments about repair issues

Vacuum Cleaner ManualFor those that want to read a little more the Dyson site provides a Dyson DC16 manual.

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Dyson Root 6 DC16 Handheld Vacuum Review and Prices


The Dyson Root 6 DC16 is by far the most powerful handheld cordless vacuum we've tested. It picks up debris with ease, including larger particles such as cereal, sand and other debris. In fact, it performs like we think all handheld vacuums should --...

Powerful suction, two attachments


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Amazon review summary for DYSON DC16 ROOT 6


alaTest has collected and analyzed 849 user reviews of DYSON DC16 ROOT 6 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Vacuums on

usability, design, size, reliability

value for money

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld Vacuum CleanerDyson Root 6 DC16 Handheld Vacuum CleanerDyson DC16 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner


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Great Vacuum!!!


I had read so many bad reviews on this vacuum but I decided to purchase it anyways because I own the DC24 Animal and absolutely love it. I tried the DC16 in my car and it worked perfectly! The suction is so powerful that while it only lasts 6 minutes,...

Light-weight, Portable, Simple to use

Short Battery

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Dyson Disappointment


Owning a Dyson upright we had good expectations for this. Issues - Awkward shape makes it difficult to get into some locations. Awkward mounting bracket (side mount). Real run time is maybe 4 or 5 minutes, they claim 6 and 3 hours to charge. There is...

Its a Dyson

Awkward shape, no tool caddy, short battery life

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don't buy $180+ (4 min.) hand held


I wish I would have read the reviews 1st. However I am returning this item today. It is not worth the money

It doesn't stay on long enough to find out

Over $180 for 4 minutes of use time

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Don'g Buy, 3 hr charge last 3 minutes


We bought this vacuum because of the name "Dyson". We own a dyson vacuum so we thought this dyson hand held had to be good. We charged it for 3 hours as instructed and it lasted not even 3 minutes vacuuming the stairs. We didn't even get to the fourth...

It's a dyson

Short Battery Life, 3 hr charge last less than 3 minutes

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Whatever you do, Don't buy It


Bought It Saturday, will return it today. Inside the box, on the vacuum, it says 6 minutes of power, and that it all you get and then you have to charge for 3 hours. It has a lot of suction for the 6 min and that is it. I found it quite deceptive how...



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Dyson Root 6 - Clean Your Home Six Minutes At A Time


We live in a high-Ranch style house, with dark carpeting covering the steps that lead up to the main living area.  My family is up and down these steps many times each day, and it needs to be cleaned fairly regularly.  I have been through a multitude...

Hand held, cleans well

Only cleans for 6 minutes at a time; can be heavy

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not all that great


i already have a dyson upright and it works great. i was really excited to purchase this handheld but I can't even vacuum my car on one battery charge. i can only get halfway done with a job and then have to recharge. i feel like 5 minutes of vacuum...

battery life

Product Specifications

Root 6: The only handheld that doesn't lose suction. Powerful constant suction. Patented Dyson cyclone design. 21.6 volt lithium ion battery technology recharges up to 3 x faster than others. Like many handhelds, runs 5 minutes of continuous use on each full charge. One-touch emptying - no need to touch the dirt. Lifetime washable filters, and no bags to buy.