Dyson DC50 Vs DC59

This brief & objective comparison guide takes a look at whether you should get yourself a new Dyson (corded) upright DC50 vacuum or a Dyson (cordless) Digital Slim Mark III DC59 vacuum -- through highlighting both their commonalities & differences across specifications & features. Ultimately, this account will help you get a clearer idea as to what each model can offer you as well as which vacuum cleaner will provide you with the most overall value in fulfilling your cleaning needs & suiting to your preferences. 

Which Supplies the Most Cleaning Power & Best Fitted Technology?

Both the DC50 & DC59 offer Dyson's new unique cyclone system -- two-tier radial root cyclone technology that basically affords both models the benefits of being bagless, not suffering with loss of suction & being able to generate  ultra high centrifugal forces that allow for better suction performances than other vacuums with inferior cyclone systems.

Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
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With regards to power of the DC50 it operates on a '140 Air Watts' of constant suction & both these factors (i.e the Radial) have allowed a small compact vacuum (approximately just over a half of the size of a normal vacuum) to actually perform on similar levels to that of standard 'full sized' vacuums, a pretty impressive engineering achievement.

The DC59 is installed with a dual mode power system operating on standard & boost, with which the latter can allow the a cordless vacuum to "suck up as much dust as even a corded vacuum" at around just under 100 AW (a similar level to the Dyson DC24 upright) -- again another incredibly powerful cleaning machine. However, when compared to one another though, the DC50 is obviously the superior machine (with more than an extra 40 AW etc.) -- but both for their respective model types - a compact & cordless - offer a huge amount of suction power.

Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner
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Which Provides the Best Cleaning Performance?

They are also fitted with Dyson's latest cleaner heads (which can be used on various flooring: hard, soft, rugs, tiles etc.). With the DC59 it has been further improved upon (from that of the DC44) with it being lighter & an improved pick-up rate due to the installed self tightening mechanism to hold the cleaner head constant & dust capture channel to prevent any dust escaping back on to the floor.

The DC50's has been engineered & reconfigured to have a vastly improved pick-up on all floor types (from that of the DC24 model, which it aimed to fundamentally replace) through combining four fundamental technologies -- it also self-adjusts to different floor types with a lowering (hard floors) & raising mechanism (soft floors) to allow for a more optimal clean -- along with an array of fibre filaments to collect microscopic dust, pollen & dirt particles. Again, the DC50 edges it in this aspect.

Which is Easier to Use/Handle?

Obviously the DC59 being a cordless vacuum with 'lightness' (weighing in at just 2.3 kg) & 'ease-of-use' being at the forefront of design -- when you compare it with the DC50, it is obviously going to be the "easier to handle". However, the DC50 when compared to many other competing upright vacuum cleaners -- really is remarkably mobile, with it being pretty much featherweight at 5.4 kg (making it the lightest upright in Dyson's entire range) and also being fitted with the very latest centralised Dyson Ball technology -- makes it a complete dream to use. Both really are great options (within their respective categories) -- that should definitely be considered for those who after primarily a lightweight & comfortable vacuum (particularly for those who have arthritis & mobility issues etc.).

Which Provides the Best Practicality Factor?

Both machines are provided with the same set of accessories (within their given versions i.e corded & cordless) -- the combination tool (which basically allows for powered dusting) & stair tool (which can also be used on furniture etc.). Moreover, if you get the Animal versions (i.e the DC50 Animal & DC59 Animal) you also get a specialised turbine for effective suck-up of pet hair -- the DC50 gets the highly regarded 'tangle free turbine tool' & the DC59 a 'mini motorised turbine'.

A point that needs to be stressed with the DC50 is that it is a compact vacuum & is hence only intended for cleaning small homes & flats. Thereby, it doesn't have extensive specifications such as its rather limited 0.8 litre bin capacity & relatively short max reach of 16.3 metres (8.7 metres of telescope reach + 7.6 metres cord length). It does obviously have the benefits of taking up minimal storage space (dimensions: 106.4 x 28. x 35.4 cm) & being easy to lift up & down the stairs etc.

With the DC59 you also need to consider the fact that it is has a limited run time of up to 26 minutes on its standard mode & 6 minutes of constant boost mode (with a LED monitor stating the condition of the battery). It also comes with a wall mounted docking station, which keeps it nicely stored away as well as charging it (taking around 5 hours from dead to full) reay for your next use. A particularly great feature with the DC59 is its ability to turn into a handheld vacuum (essentially turning into the Dyson DC58 handheld vacuum), allowing you to perform more intricate jobs with ease such as cleaning out your car etc. This is simply done by removing the wand (the 66 cm aluminium pole) & attaching the combination crevice tool.

Further Information

With regards to warranty the DC59 is backed for two years & the DC50 is on a five year coverage, which includes both parts & labour.

They also are installed with a filtration system which prevents any allergens & dust particles from being produced into the air whilst vacuuming, allowing for clean healthy air to be expelled. These type of vacuums are particularly recommended for those with asthma & breathing problems and/or allergy sufferers.

Conclusion: Which Vacuum Should I Buy -- the DC50 or DC59?

Both these machines are about three aspects mainly -- power, ergonomic & lightweight. However, they do have slightly different jobs despite them both being upright vacuums.

The DC59 is a cordless vacuum that is simply meant to supplement cleaning of your house, so if you have a full sized corded vacuum already, then the DC59 is meant to add more convienience into your life. I liken the Digital Slim machines (stick vacuums) very much to tablets like the iPad, where although you are quite skeptical over what their purpose serves when you don't actually have one -- it all starts to quickly make sense when you do -- in that it offers quick & easy cleaning access. The DC50 is meant actually as a vacuum (rather obviously), so in essence the DC59 cannot (well certainly not to a fufilled extent) replace that of a standard vacuum, and hence the DC50 is what you would be after if you are looking for those particular features (i.e power & lightness).

In sum, the DC59 is for those who already have a decent vacuum & are looking to making their cleaning jobs easier & the DC50 is for those who actually are in need of a brand new vacuum for a smallish sized house/flat/apartment.

But which model will you choose to buy (or even get both) & why? Also, if you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding either the comparison guide 'DC50 Vs DC59' or about either model specifically then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section that you will find just below and we will respond to you as soon as possible.