Dyson launch their first dedicated wet floor cleaner in a bid for a "barefoot clean feel"

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Dyson has done it again. Another fine example of engineering for our homes' has been designed and recently launched in a bid to make our floors (squeaky) clean.

It's specifically for use on hard floors across large spaces, which, unlike the best wet/dry vacuum cleaners, is dedicated to a single floor type. However, it does work in a similar way. The Dyson WashG1 claims to pick up wet and dry debris, but it uses a combination of hydration, absorption, and extraction tech to remove the debris in one go—automatically separating it out, making maintenance and cleaning easier.

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How it works is like this.

Two individually powered rollers counter-rotate, while a pulse-modulated pump (a pump with a pulsating action) distributes water evenly across 26 hydration points dotted along each microfiber roller. These dense rollers, combined with a consistent application, will absorb your cereal and coffee spills, while crumbs and hair will be wrapped up by 64,800 filaments per cm2.

Over the years, a vast array of wet floor cleaning formats have emerged to help us tackle this chore, yet users’ expectations are often left unfulfilled when it comes to stain removal, pick-up performance, and floor finish. Dyson engineers solve the problems others ignore, and we thrive on the challenge of creating better technology. The Dyson WashG1 is the result of this; it is our first dedicated wet machine to wash hard floors properly.

Charlie Park, VP of Engineering, Dyson

With one roller at the front and the other at the back of the floorhead, the stains and spills will effectively get a double-whammy of removal attempts for that desired "barefoot clean" feel the brand is aiming for. Each roller is the full width of the floorhead to allow cleaning into the corners. They'll be spinning in opposite directions with separate motors, so they'll be cleaning in both directions. Much like the Dyson Omni-glide ($349.99 $244.95 on Amazon), the Dyson WashG1 has balance and weight support casters, while the low floorhead will reach underneath the couch or dining set.

After spinning around the floors, dirty water is squeezed out of the rollers by built-in extraction plates, while a secondary nylon-bristled inner brush bar removes dirt and debris from the rollers and flickers it into a debris tray. 

The separated dirty water will be kept in a tank, whereas the dirt and debris will be held in the floorhead for easier disposal. There are also no sharp internal surfaces or crevices to prevent grime build-up.

One of the Dyson WashG1's best features (in our opinion) is the self-cleaning mode. This saturates both rollers with clean water on a "boost" setting, flushing out the system so it's ready to go for the next clean. It looks like it can stand upright for a clean in a dock, thus avoiding the need to mount it to a wall, but this is just an observation from what we can see, so we'll know more when we get hands-on with it.

Like the sound of it? The Dyson WashG1 will be available in Fall 2024 for $699.99. Sign up on the Dyson website to be amongst the first to hear when it's available.

Jennifer Oksien

Jennifer Oksien is the Editor of Top Ten Reviews. Jennifer (Jen) has over a decade of experience as a digital product writer specialising in appliances, smart tech and mattresses for some of the UKs leading retailers and magazine titles such as TechRadar, Real Homes and Ideal Home. Generally, you’ll find her watching the latest Netflix series, digging around in the garden or making a cake.