Gtech and Dyson are both leading names when it comes to vacuum cleaners. The modern, handheld, cordless vacuum cleaners are an asset to any home. They both charge well and give optimum cleaning. Both the brands have incorporated new technology and upgraded their cleaners over the years.
If you are thinking of buying one of them and are unsure whether you should buy the Gtech or Dyson, these are the five main differences among both brands. They will help you make a more informed choice.
Charging and Performance Time
The latest Gtech AirRam MK2 takes 4 hours to charge with a 22V Lithium-ion battery. It can run for 40 minutes, and there are LED indicators to show how much time is left.
The Dyson V8 Animal takes 5 hours to recharge with a Nickel-Cobalt aluminium battery. It also has 40 minutes average run time on regular mode with only-suction accessory. However, it will only last around 7 minutes at maximum suction, and with the powerhead, it will last around 25 to 30 minutes.
The Gtech weighs 3.5 kg, and this makes it lighter than most upright vacuum cleaners. It is slightly heavier than stick vacuums but still easier to handle as it glides smoothly across the floor.
The Dyson V8 is lighter, weighing 2.61 kg, almost one kilogram less than the Gtech. However, it is more of a handheld vacuum cleaner than an upright one. You can use a floorhead to carry some of the weight while trying to clean an entire house holding the cleaner predominantly in your hands.
The dustbin capacity in the Gtech is 0.8 litres. It can hold 2.4 litres of dirt. It has a snail-shell cross-section that compresses the dirt and debris together, taking up less space after being sucked into the vacuum cleaner. To clear out the dirt after the bin is full, you just need to remove the bin. Then use the slider to get everything out without laying your hands on the dirt even once.
The dustbin capacity in the Dyson V8 is 0.54 litres. But it can hold dust from cleaning an entire house. To clean out the grime, you have to press a button, and the bin is automatically emptied. However, you also need to clean it frequently if you clean pet hairs because that fills up the bin fast. And if the bin is overloaded, the suction is compromised like with most vacuum cleaners.
Special Features for Cleaning:
The Gtech is designed especially for floor cleaning. It has a sleek, slim, and portable design, making it easy to maneuver into difficult to reach corners. There is an airLOC with a small flap in the front of the machine. It moves along with forward-motion but snaps down with every backward motion to create a seal and trap all the dirt in.
Perhaps, the coolest feature is the headlight. Headlights on a vacuum cleaner are a novel idea because it helps you spot dirt in the room’s shaded corners or under the furniture.
With the Dyson, there are several accessories to help with better cleaning. There is a mini soft dusting brush, a combination tool, a crevice tool, and a mini motorised tool. It also comes with a comfortable docking station and has a Direct Drive Cleaner Head. However, there is no onboard storage.
Handling and Comfort
Gtech uses bagless technology. Conventional vacuum cleaners suck the dirt and leave it in the bag inside the vacuum cleaner. However, the Gtech uses a brush to beat up the dirt before a fan sucks it in. Because of this, the cleaner does not stick to the floor and instead glides smoothly across any surface. It is great for cleaning floors and carpets, and the motor is quiet.
With the Dyson V8, the new version has more power. Although it is a handheld vacuum cleaner, it comes with some attachments to reach into the inner corners. With the attachments on, it is about the same size as a regular, stick vacuum cleaner. This is great for pet owners as it is great for cleaning fur from all kinds of surfaces. It is designed for cleaning the entire house, but it is also more expensive than the Gtech. Being mostly handheld, you could feel some strain if you want to clean the whole house in one go.
Both the vacuum cleaners have their own merits. So if you were not sure whether you wanted to buy the Gtech or Dyson vacuum cleaners, now you will be able to make a more informed decision based on their respective features. Nevertheless, both are excellent machines and have been a staple in most homes for years.