Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 300
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lakegirl My Favorite Vacuum
I don't thing anyone loves to vacuum. So if you have to, get a machine that really does the job for you. This machine is 8+ years old and still running great. When I finally worked up the courage to spend the $$$ on a Dyson, I had to test it against my old (very popular brand) machine. I ran my old machine over the carpet in the family room, then went back over it with the Dyson. I had to stop half way and empty the dust bin. Unbelievable! This machine made my carpets feel and smell better, too. We have dogs and cats so I vacuum about 3-4 times a week. I clean the filter regularly and always stop and clear anything caught in the beater bar. I hope this guy lasts another 8+ years.
January 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer My Old DC17 Asthma and Allergy
This is the best vacuum that I have ever owned. Bought it new in 2008, and use it faithfully three times a week. Year after year with minmal maintenance this vacuum just keeps on working just like it did the day I bought it.
If there are any problems and/or questions Dyson Support is always ready and avaiable to walk you through the issues and help you out.
June 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Molly2010 Surprise Surprise
Surprise Surprise there really is a machine out there that will do what it says it will do. It cleans all my floors and car much better than I expected as I had been disappointed in the last model. Beside the cleaning capabilities of the machine, the biggest plus for me is how easy it is to get rid of the dirt it collects (no dirt clouds either). I am really pleased with mine and if I had it to do over again, I would buy it again. For me, whose hands have arthrits, I find pulling up the handle a little difficult. I will take that any day over the cleanliness it provides. I know my allergies are much better since I started using the Dyson.
December 29, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Finally a good machine!!!
I love my Dyson and wouldn't trade it for any other kind.So easy to empty the canister and put back together. I am amazed at the amount of dirt it collects every time I vacuum the floors. After my son's dog visits us, the canister is full of dog hair. My husband's asthma is so much better because my Dyson picks up all the hidden dirt and allergens on the floors and upholstery. A word of caution when returning the wand back on the machine-the wand retracts very quickly and can pinch your hand if it in the wrong place. After the first pinch, I learned my lesson. Still I love, love, love my Dyson.
December 20, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dysonlvr The best vacuum I have EVER owned!
I have been married for 18 years now. Up until the time I got my Dyson Absolute(which is like the Animal with less attachments) our family had gone through at least 11 vacuums that I can remember. I am very hard on my vacuums with 3 dogs and over the years up to 5 children. All other brands/models I have tried(I have gone from high end to low end vacuum brands) have NEVER lasted this long. Through it all my Dyson has never had a problem or lost suction one little bit. I havent had to have it serviced, change a belt, etc... the entire 3 years I have owned it. Im looking forward to getting a handheld next. I would never buy another brand of vacuum again!
December 20, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kokobear awesome
i love this vaccum - it sucks up dirt that you never knew you had. i found that to be effective in cleaning you have to empty the canister often. especially if you have pets that live inside. the only thing i do not like about this vaccum is that you really have to "blow out" the insides occasionally. it seems to get clogged with dust - it is a good thing the salesman told us that when we bought it, otherwise it probably wouldn't work as well. my husband doesn't think it picks up properly on linoleum floors, but i have had no problems with it. i highly recommend the dyson - if i have to buy another vaccum, i will buy a dyson.
December 23, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WY23 DC-17 and DC-14
I purchased this vacuum after previously owning one of your vacuums. I was very happy with the 1st purchase which lasted 9 years. But this current model DC-17, I have NOT BEEN HAPPY with it's performance. I have had several parts break from the 1st few weeks of owning. The removable hose is very cumbersome to remove and the overall function of this vacuum is sub-par, i.e. does not always clean the carpets and floors well. I also own a hand held model DC-14 and have not been happy with this product as well. The charge time is too short, the nose is not removable from the brush attachment also too short. Not enough suction. Not sure I would recommend to others.
December 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer House full of pets
My wife is disabled so over the years the outside pets have become inside pets. I have tried several other name brand and even one commerical brand machine. To vacuum the house all failed either not picking up or clogging so often. I spent more time cleaning the machine than doing the floors. This Dyson has not stopped yet. There are six dogs in the house. So vacuuming is a must. I have used the machine for a year now. Maintenance has been very low. With this many animals i expected the filters or hose to clog, not happened. If you want a vacuum cleaner that does what it is supposed to do and do that ecxeeding well. Get a Dyson!
December 21, 2010