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Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum - 61502-01

Abt Model: DC56 | UPC Code: 879957008571
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Double-Edge Cleaner Head/ Root Cyclone Technology/ Dyson Digital Motor V2/ Converts To A Handheld/ Fade-Free Lithium-Ion Battery/ Uses Dyson Wet Wipes To Remove Dirt And Grime/ White Finish
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Dyson Hard DC56 Handheld Cordless Vacuum - DC56

The Dyson Hard™ cordless vacuum cleaner is engineered for hard floor cleaning. Using dual suction channels and a wet wipe, it removes both dust and grime in a single action. It has patented Root Cyclone™ technology and is powered by the Dyson digital motor V2. It's the only vacuum cleaner to combine powerful constant suction and a wet wipe.

Removes dirt and grime in a single action

The Dyson Hard™ cordless vacuum cleaner is engineered for hard floor cleaning. Using dual suction channels and a wet wipe, it removes both dust and grime in a single action.

Dyson DC56 - Removes dirt and grime in a single action

Double-edge cleaner head

DC56 has a double-edge cleaner head that combines suction and wiping to remove dust and grime at the same time. Dual suction channels provide suction before and after the wipe.

yson DC56 - Double-edge cleaner head
Dyson DC56 - Powerful constant suction

Powerful constant suction

DC56 is powered by the Dyson digital motor V2, has a lithium-ion battery and patented Root Cyclone™ technology. These three technologies combine to provide powerful constant suction.

Dyson DC56 - Root Cyclone technology

Root Cyclone™ technology

Dyson’s patented Root Cyclone™ technology doesn’t rely on a bag to trap dust and dirt. Instead, it spins the air so fast that centrifugal forces up to 70,000 times the forcte of gravity fling dust and dirt out of the air and straight into the clear bin.

Light and adaptable

The machine’s center of gravity is located towards the grip – for easy handling. The additional tools fit to the end of the wand for cleaning up high, and directly to the machine for handheld use.

Dyson DC56 - Light and adaptable

Powered by the Dyson digital motor V2

Intelligent electronics constantly adjust a powerful magnetic field, spinning a neodymium magnet up 104,000 times a minute. The Dyson digital motor V2 spins up to three times faster than conventional motors.

Dyson DC56 - Powered by the Dyson digital motor V2

Features of the Dyson Hard™ cordless vacuum cleaner

Dyson DC56 - Extra Tools Dyson DC56 - Hygienic bin emptying Dyson DC56 - Docking station

Extra Tools

Two extra tools for handheld use.

Hygienic bin emptying

Just push the button to release the dirt.

Docking station

Store the machine for charging and hold tools.

Dyson DC56 - Boost mode Dyson DC56 - Fade free Lithium-ion battery Dyson DC56 - 2 year warranty

Boost mode

For more difficult tasks.

Fade free Lithium-ion battery

15 minutes of powerful suction.

2 year warranty

Parts and labor.

Key Features:

  • Double-edge cleaner head
  • Patented Root Cyclone™ technology
  • Powered by the Dyson digital motor V2
  • Converts to a handheld

Features:

  • Double-edge cleaner head
    DC56 has a double-edge cleaner head that combines suction and wiping to remove dust and grime at the same time. Dual suction channels provide suction before and after the wipe. The double-edge cleaner head has a swivel neck that allows it to be manuevered into awkward places with a turn of the wrist.
  • Root Cyclone™ technology
    Dyson's patented Root Cyclone™ technology doesn’t rely on a bag to trap all the dust and dirt. Instead, it spins the air so fast that centrifugal forces up to 70,000 times the force of gravity fling dust and dirt out of the air and straight into the clear bin. Because there’s no bag to clog, there’s no loss of suction.
  • Dyson digital motor
    Conventional motors work by passing current through their carbon brushes, making them spin. This results in sparks, excess heat and wasted energy. Inside the Dyson digital motor, intelligent electronics constantly adjust a powerful magnetic field - spinning a neodymium magnet 104,000 times a minute. This creates a power-efficient cordless vacuum.
  • Fade-free lithium-ion battery
    DC56's lithium-ion battery provides 15 minutes of powerful, constant suction, or 6 minutes on boost mode for more difficult tasks.
  • Converts to handheld
    The long-reach wand is detachable, so DC56 can also be used as a handheld with the Combination and Crevice tools. The additional tools fit directly to the machine.
  • Dyson wet wipes
    Dyson wet wipes are designed to remove dirt and grime from sealed hard floors. Wipes will be available for purchase on Dyson.com in September 2013.

Specifications:

  • Patented cyclone technology: Root Cyclone™ technology
  • Suction power: 28 AW in normal mode / 65 AW in max power mode
  • Movement type: Cordless vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaner head: Double-edge cleaner head
  • Bin capacity: 0.09 gallons

What's in the box:

  • Operating manual
  • Quick start guide
  • Product registration card
  • 3 starter packs of Hard floor wipes (9 wipes total)
  • Combination tool
  • Crevice tool
  • Charger
  • Battery
  • Docking station

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 44.1"
  • Width: 7.9"
  • Depth: 9.84"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 4.86 lbs
  • Shipping: 7 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Year Parts And Labor
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TypeHandheld
BaglessYes
ColorWhite
Cord LengthCordless
FlooringHard Floors
Hand ToolYes
Hepa FilterNo
PetsYes
Steam CleanerNo
Wet / Dry SurfacesYes
  

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Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum
 
4.5

(based on 77 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great hard floor vacuum, average "mop" feature

Note: I received a complimentary Dyson Hard as part of the Dyson registered owner program. I've had 2 weeks to test it out and here is what I think so far: Pros: -...Read complete review

Note: I received a complimentary Dyson Hard as part of the Dyson registered owner program. I've had 2 weeks to test it out and here is what I think so far: Pros: - The top handle + canister part detaches and you can connect other (included) parts to it, so that you now have a hand-held cordless vacuum. - The battery power never ran out or weakened before I was able to finish cleaning our hardwood floor (which covers the majority of the first level in our house). - As with my other Dysons, the vacuum strength was impressive and removed all of the dirt off the floor. - The removal and installation of the wipe is quick and easy. Same goes for releasing the canister to empty it. Cons: - If you try to clean a large area with just one wipe, when the wipe starts to lose moisture (which happens only after a few minutes of cleaning), there is more friction at the bottom. This makes it necessary for you to use more force to push it around, which becomes rather tiring after a while. - I noticed that the Dyson wipes left a faint white streak on my hardwood floor. - To keep the vacuum on, you have to continuously hold down the "trigger" on the handle, which is a minor nuisance. (It would be nice if there was just an ON button like on the Dyson canister vacuums.) Overall, I believe that the ability to convert this into a cordless handheld vacuum makes it worth the cost. Also, if you have a decent-sized area you need to clean, you would ideally need to use more than one wipe. Therefore, I will probably end up using a dry wipe (like a Swiffer wipe) most of the time just to vacuum the floors, and then once in a while use a wet wipe only when needed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dyson Hard DC56

The DC56 as with all Dyson products are durable and work very well. I like the idea that you don't have to vacuum the floor before cleaning it, due to the vacuum functionality of...Read complete review

The DC56 as with all Dyson products are durable and work very well. I like the idea that you don't have to vacuum the floor before cleaning it, due to the vacuum functionality of this product. There are several things that I would like to see changed in order for it to be a viable product. 1. Have some sort of systeom on the machine that moistens the pad, so a person does not have to use "pre-moisened pads, (moistening system could be above the pad so just the pad is moistened and not the floor) 2. Since the sides of the "mop head" are made of rubber, it does not glide easily next to base boards. Instead it bounces off of the wall or baseboards. (need some sort of roller ball on the side). 3. Due to the vacuum nozzle on the front and back of the mop head, the DC56 does not get into the corners with the moistened pad 4. Battery life is too short (I was not able to finish my wood floors before the battery went dead, therefore, my premoistened pad dried out by the time the battery was recharged. Need to be able to swap out batteries with the dyson cordless vac or......Have the Dyson Hard mop head be interchangable with the dyson cordless vac (be able to purchase the dyson hard DC56 "mop head" as an added tool if you already own the cordless vac. At this point I don't see the cost effectivness of the hard DC56. That is why I would have a hard time recommending someone to purchase it. I love the cordless vac and although expensive, it is an awesome tool

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4.0

Quick easy clean up

By GM love company and dogs

from Arlington heights

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Pros

  • Easy To Empty
  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful/Good Suction

Cons

  • Pressing On Power For Use
  • Wet Pads Slip Off

Best Uses

  • Carpet
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Pet Hair
  • Stairs
  • Tile Floors

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

I love being able to wipe up floor and vacuum daily with easy access in specific places ..example dirty paws from my dog!!?

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dyson Hard DC56

By MES252

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

I received the Dyson hard for Christmas and was very excited as I love Dyson products. If you are looking to sweep and mop your floor at the same time this is an awesome tool. Also loved the holder that mounts on the wall and the two attachments provided and the fact that it is cordless. However I was a bit disappointed when attempting to just sweep the floor without the mopping attachment of the double-edge cleaner head. It isn't designed to really pick up dirt very well in that scenario. If you want to just sweep the floor without using the mopping function you can, but you would need to use one of the two other attachments provided but they are small and not meant for sweeping an entire hard floor. Also the power button has to be held in at all times, there is no locking mechanism. One last thing that would give the Dyson Hard a rating of 5. If there was a place on the wall mount holder to put the packet of wipes.

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5.0

Best Purchase Ever!

By Catjack

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

I read all the reviews and almost didn’t buy it. I was afraid the 15 minute charge would be insufficient and the trigger switch concerned me. I am so glad I went with my instincts and bought it. It is light weight, easy to use, has excellent suction and with the trigger switch you don’t waste battery life. That fifteen minutes stretches to an hour or more of actual use. And a big plus - this is the most quiet vacuum I’ve ever owned. The DC-56 changed my life - literally. I have dogs, cats, and a parrot so I’m always sweeping something up. I’ve had several different vacuums and every time I turned one on the cats scattered, the dogs barked, the parrot squawked - and my husband would shout, “Shut that thing off!� So for years I’ve used a broom and dustpan. The first time I used the Dyson went unnoticed by the animals in the house, but soon my husband came out and said, “What is that thing? Let me try it.� Now he walks around the house like a character out of Star Wars and I seldom get to use it. My best purchase ever!

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4.0

Dyson Hard

By Yplata

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

Overal it is a great lil machine. The suction power is good, but i think it needs one more attachment. It needs like a sweeping attachment that could sweep and suck up dust and hair before you put on the moist pad. The most pad really does a nice job of cleaning the floors but I live with 2 women and their hair gets stuck to the floor if I hit them with the moist pad first. A couple more attachments and this would be a 5 star device.

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5.0

A must own for people with kids, pets or both!

By HappyDad

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

Can't imagine life without the Dyson Hard anymore. Once we got dark hardwood floors, it became disgustingly clear how much dirt and pethair we'd been living with and exposing our children to! Now a quick once-over in the morning is all we need to make sure our floors are looking like they did when we moved in. The Dyson Hard makes it easy!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is all Good

By HonoluluTony

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

I agree with all the positive comments that have been made. I want to refute several of the perceived shortcomings. I have used only one paper pad as a template to cut many microfiber car cleaning cloths to size. I wet these in clear water then rinse or switch them out whenever they start to get dirty. At the conclusion they all go the washing machine for reuse next time. These are far superior in cleaning ability and leave no residue or streaks. I push the red button for the vacuum only when I need to pick up something. At least half the time I am mopping only. Watch that power boot button on the back, it can lock on then you needlessly drain the battery. The normal vacuum mode is very good and normally sufficient. Along the edges I make the first pass using the vacuum edge then come back with the mop edge. Coverage is complete. This machine really is a great value and well engineered and constructed. Just think a little and experiment and adapt and you will realize the machines potential. I have only a few small area rugs so I have no need for any other vacuum. I will certainly not use a mop again.

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4.0

No cord, all the suction

By RachelTB

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

The Dyson Hard DC56 is an amazingly powerful hand-held vacuum with useful tools for cleaning hard floors. Open the box and you'll find a fully-charged vacuum ready to pick up dust, hair, and debris. Three tools accompany the vacuum - a floor cleaning attachment, a thin crevice tool, and a brush attachment for upholstery. All can be used with the long arm to reach floors, under furniture, and high places. A charging dock also accompanies the unit. In about thirty minutes I installed this and love that it keeps all the parts in one place. The design seems robust and charging mechanism works every time. The vacuum is the most powerful I've used, easily cleaning my messy farm house and pet hair without losing suction. It is so intuitive and lightweight that my eight year old daughter loves to use it and doesn't even realize it's a chore. The waste release mechanism drops the bottom of the unit quickly to put the waste in the trash exactly where you want it, no spills. The floor unit itself is great for sweeping as the vacuum flows through two channels to pick up debris. A mopping pad sits in between the vacuum channels. This works for spot cleanup but isn't robust enough for deep cleaning. I don't love that the mop cloth must be reordered frequently, as I try to limit waste and disposable items. My family makes frequent use of the Dyson Hard to clean messes, vacuum floors, and furniture. Through the clear commitment to quality design, It's an investment I expect to last for years.

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5.0

Fabulous Multi-use Handheld Vacuum

By ThriftyChicMom

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

As an owner of the original Dyson handheld vacuum I was excited to see how the Dyson Hard would compare. I adore my handheld Dyson and the Dyson Hard is no different except now I have more suction power in my hands. I would have been thrilled to just have more power but the addition of the floor cleaning option is perfect especially for moms like me. With 4 kids we have tiny spills all the time that need immediate attention and the Dyson Hard gives me a quick response option. Attaching the floor cleaning pad is really easy and the integrated vacuum option means that I don't have to worry if my liquid or sticky mess also has crumbs in it. Another great thing about this vacuum is the wall mounted charging station, this gives you the perfect place to keep all of your attachments together. Overall I have been thrilled with the new Dyson Hard it provides two services in one vacuum and floor cleaner! The pads are easy to install and clean my whole kitchen in one pad. I would highly recommend this vacuum for anyone with kids, now they have no excuse not to clean up after themselves it is so easy with the Dyson Hard.

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5.0

Perfect for every hard surface

By Leanne

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

Do you hate vacuuming and sweeping just so you can start cleaning your hard floors? Yeah, me too. So, I used to cheat and just use a moist pad cleaner and kind of push all the dirt, dust bunnies, and crumbs to one spot so I could get down with a paper towel and scrub it up off my floor. I'm fairly certain nothing about my method was effective, but it was a time saver. But, with the DC56 I can finally be a lazy AND effective cleaner because I can simply add a wet wipe right to the Dyson Hard vacuum to remove both dirt and stuck-on messes in one pass. The unit itself is really small, it’s cordless, and it’s extremely lightweight so it can go everywhere and maneuver around anything. I use it mostly on my wood floors in my kitchen, dining, and living room, but I also occasionally use it on the linoleum upstairs in the master bath and laundry room because it’s so much easier than other mops or sweepers. With the wet wipe attachment on I can reach most everywhere in my house, but if you remove the whole attachment what you're left with is a long vacuum wand that can reach just about anything. I've used it to clean my baseboards throughout the house, clean in the couch cushions, the scrub the air return on my 10ft ceilings (with the brush head hose attachment), get in the tracks of my sliding glass doors, and even clean cobwebs and dust from the tops of my curtains, window frames, and corners of the house. The fact that it can reach even truly awkward spots while still being lightweight and easy to maneuver means that I use it every single day, sometimes multiple times each day. All this fall weather has brought a few million pine needles and leaf fragments in with us every time we go outside, so the DC56 has truly been a lifesaver. The only 2 negative things about the DC56 are: 1) You have to hold the power button down continuously while vacuuming 2) You need to buy replacement cleaning pads, so there's an additional cost per use The positive of the disposable wet wipes is that I can simply throw away the pad when I’m done, but it is obviously more expensive than a reusable one. Since I have a huge hard surface area in my house, I was surprised by how efficient the wet wipes are. They were really good at scrubbing off all sorts of gunk, cooking oils, and food that comes from cooking with young kids; however, they are pricey, which makes me hesitant to use them too frequently. The positive of that is that I don't have to use a wet wipe each time I use the Dyson Hard. Sometimes my floors just need the crumbs cleaned up, and for those times I just use a dry dusting wipe instead of the Dyson wet wipes. Of course, I could remove the entire wipe-holding insert and vacuum on its own, but the dry wipe makes it easier to dust the floors. But, the absolute best thing about the DC56 is that my kids can use it. It's lightweight enough that my 5 year old can easily handle it throughout the house - either in mop mode or in straight vacuum mode. Since the Dyson Hard arrived she has declared vacuuming to be her favorite chore, and for that I am very, very happy.

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4.0

Solid Vacuum

By ksmccausland

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dyson Hard DC56 Cordless Handheld Vacuum:

If you're looking for a small vacuum to handle everyday small vacuuming tasks this the is one you want. The hard floor attachment accomplishes exactly what it was designed for. You can easily vacuum while you wet wipe, thus your wet wipe goes a little further since dust that would normally go into the pad is vacuumed instead. I tried non Dyson brand wipes as well, and could use them on the pad; although I prefer the scent of the Dyson pads better. The battery is sufficient for me to clean the kitchen and bathrooms of my apartment, but one of the places where this machine really excels is in the car. If you spring for the attachments bundle you get all the tools you'll need to clean you car, odd nooks and crannies, or the couch after a football match. With this you are really getting a two role vacuum. The only thing it can't do is it obviously won't replace your dedicated floor vac. But since I already have a floor vac, the advantage of the DC56 over the other handheld Dysons is the wet mop capability. I don't see Dyson adding this feature to their other models as the DC56 wand has locating pins the other models don't; thereby making it incompatible. I only have a couple complaints. One would be to have some button or lever to allow the user to lock the trigger in if they wanted. It's not that horrible to hold the trigger in and I'm assuming the reasoning is for you to only use power when you actually need it. But when you're vacuuming a large area it would be nice to just lock the trigger in and then release it when you're done. The other is that while the suction is Dyson good, the inlet vents on the hard attachment are a little thin, thus things about a 1/4" won't get picked up.

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