DC56 Vs DC58

Here will contrast & compare the ultra powerful Dyson handheld vacuum, the DC58 to that of the cordless Dyson Hard DC56 vacuum -- highlighting both their obvious differences as well as their commonalities across aspects & features to establish which model is right for you cleaning needs & preferences.

Intended Cleaning Jobs: to clarify the DC56 (despite looking similar to the Digital Slim range) is intended as a specialised hard-floor cleaner -- removing the aspect of two jobs to clean such a floor (vacuuming & then wiping) into one job that simultaneously picks up dirt & debris (through its vacuum channels) as well as wiping away grime & stains (with the fitted wipes) -- see here for more details on how the DC56 works. The DC58 on the other hand is simply intended for intricate cleaning tasks such as the inside of a car, stair ways etc. 

Dyson DC56 Hard- Hardfloor Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
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Cleaning Power & Specifications: although difficult to compare directly the cleaning outcome (given the above), we can contrast fitted specs. The DC56 is fitted with basic root cyclone technology, a 22.2 volt lithium-ion battery & Digital motor V2 -- that produces through its dual power mode -- standard (28 AW of constant suction) & boost (65 AW of constant suction).

The DC58 on the other hand is more advanced in every one of these aspects -- a far more advanced two tier radial root cyclone technology (offers no loss of suction as well as generating higher centrifugal forces that translate into a greater suction power), a re-configured cobalt battery (that supplies 50% more power than the 22.2 volt lithium battery) as well as a more advanced Digital Motor V6. This makes the DC58 three times as powerful as other competing vacuum cleaners -- where on boost mode it operates at just under 100 AW of constant suction.

Dyson DC58 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
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Practicality Aspect: with regards to the run time on the DC56 it operates for 15 minutes on standard mode & 6 minutes on boost mode, the DC58 by contrast can last up to 26 minutes on standard & 6 minutes on boost with them taking roughly 4 hours to charge (they both have an LED indicator stating the condition of the battery -- the DC56 also gets a wall mounted docking station to keep it neatly stored away also). Moreover, because they are designed on a similar premise where the DC56 has a bin capacity of 0.35 litres & DC58's bin is only slightly larger at .4 litres.

Moreover, with regards to the accessories they are provided with -- they both receive the combination tool (which basically allows for vacuuming awkward gaps & corners which has the ability to also power dust with the brush nozzle being attached) & stair tool (which can be used on furniture as well etc.). The Animal version of the DC58 also comes with a specialised pet hair tool engineered for effective pick up of hair -- the mini motorised turbine. Note: the DC56 also gets a set of 12 wipes as well (more has to be bought for continued use).

A particularly great feature about the DC56 that is worth mentioning is its capability to turn into a handheld vacuum, essentially an advanced Dyson DC34 handheld (through simply removing the wand & attaching the crevice tool).

Dyson DC56 Hard Floor Cleaning Wipes- 1 pack
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You also have the ability to improve the functionality of your Dyson DC56 & DC58 when you purchase additional accessories -- such as the Cordless Tool Kit bundle -- which provides you with the following: an extension hose (to provide you with an extended reach), wide nozzle tool (to engage with cleaning your mattress & upholstery, basically an advanced version of your stair tool that is provided), a soft dusting brush tool (which is great for cleaning delicate surfaces & areas that you don't want to be scratched e.g. tables, television screens etc.) and a stubborn dirt brush (to remove hard tough dug-in dirt stains from carpets through performing a flicking motion with the nylon bristles to pop-up the dirt straight into the vacuum's bin).

Mobility & 'Ease of Use' Factor

In this regard they are pretty much identical, having been built on the same framework -- the DC58 weighing in at 1.3 kg and the DC56 at 2.04 kg (with the wand attached & cleaner head) along with the weight being distributed mainly into the handle allowing the user an added sense of balance & control.

Further Information

Both cleaning machines are backed by a two year coverage warranty when bought new (from the day of purchase) that includes both the parts & labour costs required to fix the model should they break. 

Also, they are fitted with an advanced filtration system that prevents & captures allergens and ultra fine dust particles from being expelled into the air whilst vacuuming (which is obviously very beneficial for those who having breath difficulties e.g. asthmatics or are allergy sufferers).

Should You Buy a DC56 or DC58?

Ultimately, which cleaning machine you choose will depend on what machine you are in need of. If you are wanting pretty much the most powerful handheld vacuum cleaner on the market for cleaning out your car to an incredibly high standard -- the DC58 is your model. However, if you have a lot of hard-floors in your household & want to make the job simpler, less time consuming & to a better standard -- then DC56 is your model (it is just that you have to weigh up the bonus of being able to double up as a handheld vacuum, although far less powerful -- so you can perform the intricate jobs as well, so arguably the DC56 does offer greater functionality & hence value for its price).

But which model will you choose? Also, if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding either the comparison article: DC56 Vs DC58 or about either model specifically then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.