Dyson DC58 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dyson DC58 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review
  • Performance - 95
  • Design - 90
  • Noise - 85
  • Maintenance - 85
  • Ease of Use - 95


This is hands down one of the best handheld vacuum cleaners you can buy. It is really powerful, picks up almost anything, runs quietly and comes with all the accessories you need to keep your home and car clean.

Though its futuristic design is the first thing that captures your attention, the Dyson DC58 Animal handheld vacuum cleaner packs an even bigger surprise inside. Turn it on and you will be surprised at how powerful the suction is. With a powerful 350W motor that spins up to 110,000 times a minute, the Dyson DC58 is no match for most other handheld vacuum cleaners.

Often when you buy a handheld cordless vacuum, you have to contend with reduced power. This limits the effectiveness of the vacuum cleaner. This one however produces enough power to almost match an upright vacuum cleaner. It will come in handy in many situations whether it’s on your kitchen surfaces, home flooring or car.

Dyson DC58 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review

What I like

  • Powerful suction
  • Variable suction power
  • Easy to use
  • Accessories included

What I don’t like

  • Short battery time
  • Pricey

What Are You Buying?

1. 20-mins run time and fast recharge

The DC58 has one of the longest run times of any handheld vacuum cleaner. While most units manage a maximum of 12 minutes, the Dyson DC58 gives you 20 minutes to do your cleaning before it needs a recharge.

If you are using the motorised tool, the battery lasts a still-impressive 17 minutes. This is more than enough time to get quickly dust all the surfaces and crevices you need to. When the battery dies, you just need to plug it in for recharging.

The lithium-ion battery fills up in just 3.5 hours, slightly faster than the standard 4 hours of most other brands. And because the battery is fade-free, it will be ready to use when you need to clean next.

2. Suction boost available

While the normal suction power is enough for most cleaning tasks, sometimes you need something more powerful to remove pet hairs and stuck debris. Instead of lugging along an upright vacuum cleaner, just press the boost button on the DC58.

It immediately increases suction power from the usual 28AW (air watts) to 100AW. This makes it just as powerful as some traditional vacuum cleaners. With the boost mode on, you can clean tougher surfaces.

Note that the battery lasts 6 minutes in boost mode.

3. Ergonomic and lightweight

The vacuum cleaner weighs just 1.6kg, light enough to carry around and lift up without getting tired. This allows you to turn and twist it with ease as you different surfaces. The handle has been designed to be easy to grip so you don’t get tired quickly.

4. Powerful motor

The Dyson DC58 is incredibly powerful despite its compact size thanks to the powerful motor inside. The 35W motor spins up to 11,000 times a minute to create enough suction to capture anything from large pieces of debris to pet hair. The boost buttons kicks the motor into high gear, giving you more power to clean better.

How Easy Is It To Use?

Quite easy. Everything from charging to attaching accessories is very straightforward. The vacuum cleaner comes with a manual in case you need to troubleshoot it or find directions to do something. You can also download a manual from Dyson’s official website.

What Accessories Are Included?

The Dyson DC58 comes with several accessories that give the unit added functionality. Perhaps the most important accessory is the combination tool. When necessary, you can convert the combination tool’s nozzle into a brush for dusting upholstery and surfaces.

Another handy accessory is the motorised tool. It helps to remove tough dirt such as pet hair and stuck dirt in upholstery and rugs. You simply roll it over the surface and it picks up everything.

Finally there is a crevice tool for those times you need to reach tight spaces such as between seat cushions and behind appliances.

Dyson also has additional accessories you can buy such as a flexible crevice tool, a mattress tool and a dirt brush.


  • Easy to use.
  • Powerful suction.
  • Variable suction power.
  • Accessories included.


  • Short battery time when boost function is on.

Anything Else You Should Know?

If you are wondering where you can use the Dyson DC58 vacuum cleaner, we have a few ideas. Because of its compact size, the unit is handy for cleaning your car, footwells, stairs, upholstery and in tight spaces such as under furniture and behind appliances.

You can also use it for surfaces, walls and area rugs.


This is hands down one of the best handheld vacuum cleaners you can buy. It is really powerful, picks up almost anything, runs quietly and comes with all the accessories you need to keep your home and car clean.

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