Dyson’s V6 Mattress Sucks Up Dust and Allergens

Photo: Dyson
Photo: Dyson

Perhaps I haven’t been channeling my inner Martha enough, but I never knew it was a thing to vacuum your mattress. I suppose it should have occurred to me, however. Dust, skin cells, and allergens get everywhere. But perhaps I figured that my waterproof mattress pad would protect the thing. No? No. Vacuum attachments on long sticks are a bit tricky to use on something that’s a couple of feet off the ground, though, so Dyson has come up with a nice hand-held vacuum specifically designed for mattresses.

The Dyson V6 Mattress is a powerful and easy-to-use hand-held vacuum. It comes with four attachments, all of which make it easy to get into nooks and crannies, including one that is designed for mattresses and other fabric-y items. The special motorized mattress cleaning attachment agitates the mattress as it sucks, so it can loosen up allergens and particles.

Photo: Dyson
Photo: Dyson

Though designed for mattresses, with its other attachments this vacuum can also be used for places such as car seats, upholstery, stairs, baseboards, bookshelves, and even your computer keyboard. Vacuuming these elevated areas with the Dyson V6 Mattress is much easier than using the attachment hose on your upright vacuum.

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The machine is rechargeable and gives a good 20 minutes of suction. It only weighs a few pounds, so it is easy to tote around. There is also a Max mode for when you need additional suction.

If you’re not sure why you might want to vacuum your mattress, the information on the Dyson website will probably convince you. I’ll leave it at that.

I wasn’t sure how much would get sucked out of my mattress. I’ve had the thing for seven or eight years, I believe, but it looks brand new. After vacuuming the top and the sides (it’s a no-flip mattress), the vacuum canister wasn’t full, but it had enough in it to make me glad to have cleaned. It sucked up enough to convince me to vacuum my mattress on a regular basis. Eew.

Photo: Dyson
Photo: Dyson

As with Dyson’s Cinetic Big Ball uprights, the V6 Mattress vacuum is also easy to empty of debris when it gets full. Just pop the latch and gently shake over a trash can. And, like the Allergy + Animal upright, it also has a whole machine HEPA filter.

Dyson has a variety of hand-held vacuums, but this one is specifically for mattresses. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball uprights.

Check out the Dyson website for more information about how this super useful vacuum takes care of allergens and other microscopic things in your mattress and elsewhere.

The Dyson V6 Mattress is a fantastic hand-held vacuum for clearing the dust and allergens out of your mattress, and anywhere else it is needed.

Note: GeekMom received a sample for review purposes.

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Jenny Bristol is an Editor at GeekDad and a founding Director at GeekMom. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, losing herself in history, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.