Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 922
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great little vac!
We had a Dyson upright for over 10 years before the plastic parts broke (motor still worked!) so getting another Dyson was an easy decision. Highly recommend canister model! It maneuvers well and is much lighter. LOVE the retractable cord. Hose has good reach. Light weight. My only complaint is the multi-use head which understandably engineered for hard and carpet surfaces, does not work as well as a brush on hard wood floors. Although the suction is great, it does not pick up all the residue the brush would. Buy the floor brush attachment. That being said, HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANYTHING DYSON!! Just figure out what model would fit your life best.
February 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 dc39 animal doesnt pick up pet hair
I purchased the Dc39 as it supposedly is designed to handle pet hair. It does not handle it well. The 'powerhead' clogs with hair quickly and then the hair collects on the outside of the head and wand due to static electricity. To clear the hair from the roller brush it needs to be cut/pulled from the brush by hand. The brushes also wreck the nap on area rugs. Would not suggest this unless you have ONLY bare floors.
The machine also begins to stink pretty quickly due to a buildup of extra fine dust inside the 'Cyclone' unit. This needs to be cleaned out frequently using a brush and compressed air.
All in all NOT worth the premium price charged for the Dyson name.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 The Best
I purchased the Animal canister vacuum because I absolutely love my 5 yr old Dyson animal upright and wanted to leave one upstairs and the other downstairs. However, in retrospect I should have gotten another upright. While the suction and overall effectiveness of the canister is amazing I have to dump the bin too quickly and it doesn't dump out as easily as my upright. Maybe the upright spoiled me because it is so awesome? I also got the dog hair attachment and absolutely recommend it to anyone with a dog that sheds. My dog has a thick fluffy undercoat the the attachment works very well to gather the hair directly off him instead of the floor.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dmullins Excellent machine!
Plenty of power, versatile, well designed. Lots of convenient features. I actually enjoy getting it out and using it. Which is a lot coming from a man!
I would recommend only two improvements (which is a huge compliment to those that know me!). The carpet attachment really sucks down on dense carpets and mats, making it necessary to pull the release trigger. A stronger spring in the carpet head or a hard stop to keep it from going all the way down would be awesome. Secondly, its fairly well designed to follow you around corners but the wheel still catches on the corners of walls. Maybe a fender around the wheel to enclose it would help?
February 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by s2design Great product, great customer service
I have a Dyson Animal vacuum, and asked for this as a Christmas gift. Worked great for a few weeks, and then the unit wouldn't stay powered when pressing the trigger. It would work for a few seconds, but would turn off after you started moving the unit around. I procrastinated for almost a year, thinking the unit was shot; I then called customer service, who walked me through some diagnostics, and we found that it was a bad battery connection. Dyson sent me a new battery free of charge, and the unit works perfect. Great product, and great customer service. I recommended the vacuum to a co-worker and she ended up purchasing one also.
February 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FiestaGirl Nice Vacuum!
I am somewhat of a "neat freak". We have many rescue pets. I needed something that could help me keep the fur and dust under control better than my upright. Something that could be used on wood, tile, carpet, stairs, and furniture. This works on everything! For my everyday vacuuming (yes I mean EVERYDAY) it is easier to use than an upright. I just use the rotating brush attachment. It easily goes from tile to wood to carpet to furniture. It is light enough to be great on the stairs too. It picks up ALL of the dust and fur. Love the long cord and the fact that it is retractable! Also, very easy to dump the canister! This has helped me keep my sanity!
February 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phoebus Master Vacuum Reviewer
Love my vacuum! If my house was on fire, I would run back in to save my Dyson! I have 4 kids and one very hairy cat. (Oh....and a husband). I vacuum my house constantly! I never get tired of pulling my Dyson out and am always amazed at how clean I feel when the job is done. I love that I do not have to buy any sweeper bags or filters. Just empty the canister into the trash and wash out the filters monthly. Last December, Santa brought me your latest cordless sweeper and I love that one just as well. The feel, the power and the manueverability is just as good as the larger Dyson models. Winning the lottery doesn't excite me. Having Dyson vacuums does!!
February 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mittens Best Vac ever owned
We have a Bernese Mt. Dog-which means fur is a food group- and cats. This vac has been literally incredible at picking up hair from wood floors and rugs. In fact, the first two times we vacuumed the Living Room rug-which is regularly vacuumed and cleaned-it took two concentrated run-overs and we were still getting stuff from the very bottom of the fibers. Equally good at cat hair on furniture-for some reason it seems to particularly stick to the tops of upholstered. What usually takes me 15 minutes I did in 3 swipes with the vacuum. We have a much cleaner house, and we are very clean people. Never would have thought it could be this much better and easier.
February 14, 2015