DYSON DC61 MOTORHEAD
$399, from Robinsons, Takashimaya D.S., Tangs, and major electrical stores Attachments: Roller head, brushcum-regular-nozzle-and-crevice-tool Washable parts: Roller brush and lter This solid machine boasts powerful suction, but that’s also where it trips up; the suction was so strong that it was hard to glide the roller head across surfaces smoothly. It also heated up faster than the other machines and the warmth radiated to the handle, which might bother users.
At 15cm long, its roller head is shorter than the Dyson V6 but longer than the Black+Decker machines. Great for vacuuming all manner of spills, it also navigated most spaces well. VERDICT A robust and competent heavyweight with excessive suction power.