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toolboxhero
Nov 9 , 2012
Required For 3 Dogs, 2 Cats, 2 Doves and a Rabbit!
We own the original Animal and after five years of trouble free use we decided to upgrade to this one with the ball. It picks up everything from the dirt out dogs bring in on their feet to the fine, downy hair that our Belgin Shepard sheds this time of year. She sheds so bad that we can fill up a bag on our old Kenmore canister vac every week. There is no extra expense like bags with the Dyson. We use it to clean carpeted floors, ceramic floors, throw rugs, bare cement in the basement, and the entry rugs in the garage. We really like all the new attachments this Dyson comes with. One of the best things we like about the Dysons is there are no bags to buy. It comes apart easily to clean. (We wash the canister, suction tubes and filter every six months) The HEPA filters are washable. It never loses suction. And it picks up finer dust a lot better than most of the bagged vacuums. If you have animals this is the ONLY vacuum to buy!
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dontlie
Jan 1 , 2013
Worst Vacuum I have ever used
It picks up more hair on the outside then it sucks up. It does lose suction when what they call the cyclone gets full of dirt and you must blow it out or take another vacuum to it which is what they recomended or just beat it on the floor which make me feel better. My 15 year old hoover worked better than this and it had cracked hoses. They did say this wasn't there more powerful one when I told it couldn't even suck up my tiny area rug which my Hoover use to eat for breakfast. Very Very dispointed for the amount of money I spent.
 
Mar 13 , 2014
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Impressed so far

We have only had this for a couple weeks but so far it's been nice. I's quieter than our old bag cleaner and the "ball" steering is easy to adjust to. So far so good.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 10 , 2014
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Best Vacuum!

I love this vacuum! It gets all the dirt and crumbs that my lil ones leave behind! It came with so many lil tools that I don't even know what to do with them all! Best purchase made!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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trillyosx

Michigan City, IN

Mar 7 , 2014
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good vacuum, springy hose

The vacuum does seem to do a very good job. I like the bagless dust collector. It's amazing how much dirt it picks up every time i vacuum. The thing I don't like is the hose. I guess in a way, it's sort of cool, when you let go of the hose, it all springs right back to the vacuum. However, that tight springness makes it very difficult to actually use the hose. You have to use one hand to hold on to the hose and the other hand to do the vacuuming.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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essew

Hudson Falls, NY

Feb 10 , 2014
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Determined To Be Clean

I couldn't believe the amount of left over dirt and animal hair that was picked up by this machine, right after using my pricey "E..." canister vacuum. It is such a comfort to know my carpets will be thoroughly cleaned, quickly and efficiently. I really like seeing what all is suctioned out and deposited into the clear container. Really like the hot pink too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Cindyannie

Brookfield, WI

Feb 7 , 2014
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Vacuum

We heard so many positive things about the Dyson brand so decided to take them to the test. Stairs were always a challenge. You can leave the vacuum at the bottom and vacuum all the stairs without dragging the unit with you. The Dyson picks up so much more dirt than our previous vacuum. Love the "ball" turning apparatus all the attachments that came with the Animal Complete.


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Jan 30 , 2014
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Great vacuum over all but....

This is a great vacuum over all but when you try to use the hose is when it becomes not so great. Pull the house out and try to use it and the vacuum will never stay standing

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LoveDyson

Austin, TX

Jan 28 , 2014
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Dyson Animal

We have owned a Royal vacuum for 2o years. My friend bought a Dyson and loved it, so I could not wait to purchase one. My husband was reluctant to purchase this item. I used my points and caught a great sale! The Dyson Animal is AWESOME!! we have a golden retriever and a kitten, it is amazing how much hair and dust the Dyson is picking up each day! We truly vacuum the carpet every day now and it also has a floor mode, which we use on the wood floors!I Only wish I would have bought one sooner! The attachments are very easy to use as the hose is connected to the vacuum. Best household purchase!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ReginaPlage

Farmingdale, NJ

Jan 20 , 2014
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Dyson Animal Complete

It works well so far but it's hard to get it to stand up. Also the directions could be better.


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Fecia

San Antonio, TX

Jan 5 , 2014
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Great

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 27 , 2013
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More than I expected!

This is an excellent machine. The carpet in my family room is very old and I didn't think anything could help it's look. Was I wrong.... I think it pulled 3 tanks of dust and dirt from the old thing. The entire room felt so much more clean. It is a little heavy, but as I use it, I am finding if I maneuver it correctly, I don't have to deal with the weight, it moves so easily with only a slight movement from me. We love it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Megs89

Baltimore, MD

Dec 20 , 2013
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I love this vacuum!

I recently upgraded my vacuum from a vacuum that I bought almost a year ago when I purchased my house. I've been wanting this vacuum for a while now and when I seen that it was on sale during the Black Friday sale I decided to buy it. It has great suction and it's very easy to push when vacuuming. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone who has pets. It picks up the cat and dog hair so well and I love the tangle free turbine tool which I use to vacuum my couch. It also comes with a full 5 year warranty and the wand reaches far. I can leave the vacuum at the bottom of my steps and vacuum my whole entire set of stairs. This is just a great product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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K.faulk

Harlem, MT

Dec 17 , 2013
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Great machine!

I just tried this vacuum in my living room. It had only been a couple days since I last vacuumed, and I couldn't believe how much pet hair and dirt that my old vacuum missed!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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loftygoalgirl

Frederick, MD

Sep 25 , 2013
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Dyson DC41

I have two very heavy shedding Labs and this machine is hands down, the absolute best! It cuts vacuuming time on carpets in half and my house and car are finally dog hair free. Love it!!! I only wish I would have known about the dog grooming tool... it should be included.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RobBayarea

Alamo, CA

Sep 14 , 2013
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Not worth the money, but not terrible

The quality is just not what they say, and CERTAINLY not comparable to the price. I replaced an orrick I bought at ****** (WHICH I HATED) with this, with the hope that it was a TOP NOTCH Vacuum, and its just not. While I like its slightly better then the Orrick, the Orrick was $199.99, this was more than 3 Times that!!! The suction on this is just not that great either. I have a puppy, and some throw rugs, its takes many many passes to get the hair up, while the Orrick was MUCH fast.. The pluses here are the way the handheld part works.. Very cool, great useful attachments, and the ball is cool, easy to roll around. I've been VERY seriously considering taking it back and trying the Meile. Seems like a pain, but I can tell you that when the time comes not likely I'd buy another Dyson. If it was 300, MAYBE, but 700 with tax.. not a chance..


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93306

Bakersfield, CA

Sep 14 , 2013
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Great Vacuum

It is the best vacuum we have ever owned !!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 9 , 2013
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Works well

So far this device works very well, and I enjoy emptying the bin to see the amount of debris it picks up. It is just a bit tedious on carpeted stairs as the stair attachment is so small.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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orgelsanger

Oregon City, OR

Aug 30 , 2013
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Great Dyson

Picks up even more dirt than expected the first time, and even the 2nd and 3rd times. Easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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shansen

Waterloo, IA

Aug 10 , 2013
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vacuum

It worked great the first couple of times, then it jammed up. I cleaned the filters and everything and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't pick up like it did. Took me a long time to figure out that the hose clogged up with dog hair. Am a bit disappointed because I spent a lot of $$ on this vacuum because it was supposed to be great on picking up animal hair and not clogging.


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mccultc

Columbia, SC

Aug 10 , 2013
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dc41

It work as you would expect it to.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Anonymous

Aug 4 , 2013
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Best vaccum I've ever had

I'll be the first to say that I'm not the guy that would normally take the time to write a review about a vacuum but here I am. The DC 41 is an incredible machine. You may think you have a clean house (I certainly thought I did). After using the vacuum, I found myself appalled at how much dust and dirt had be hiding in the carpet and furniture (after regular use of our previous vacuum). My family includes two children under 2 years old and we feel its a very small price to pay to give them a MUCH cleaner carpet surfact to play and occassionally face plant on! Thanks Dyson!


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Anonymous

Aug 3 , 2013
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Initial Use

Quality product with powerful suction. Easy to assemble, use and clean. Cord should have a better angle as it interferes with vacuuming operation. Other vacuums have a molded notch in the handle to restrict cord's interference.


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Anonymous

Aug 2 , 2013
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The Amazing DC41 Animal Complete

Taking time out of my crazy schedule to praise this Dyson Vacuum ! I was very apprehensive due to the purchase cost and poor quality of other models ....I have owned many but decided it was time to try the Dyson. One rug alone in my home was purchased for $1400.00 and I have 3 of them so I needed a vacuum to keep them in good condition as they cover my Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and I need something that could handle the edges when the carpets meet the floors . this Dyson is incredible , I thought that my rugs were clean , I seen no hair , dust etc.. after using my Turbo carpet cleaning head from my central vacuum but they just seemed faded looking , Then we brought home the Dyson DC41 last night unpacked it and started our test in one rug alone the entire canister was filled with dust and hair that was not visible before we started , my husband was stunned because he was in doubt of another pricey vacuum and this one excelled our expectations !!! Do not hesitate to make your purchase for you rugs, carpets and hardwood floors it can handle all of them .. if you think your home is clean just test this vacuum and you will be shocked to see the filth that can hide in plain site .. We are thrilled and will always own only a Dyson , thank you for designing this incredible quality vacuum .


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Kron2

Schenectady, NY

Jul 24 , 2013
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quality, reliable, lasts, great vaccuming but not perfect

very good vaccum in many ways, I am on my second one as I gave the first to our niece and its still going strong. However, they have some minor flaws that Dyson should address First, the older ones tend to blow dust and hair around rather than suck it towards the vaccuming. Once you get better used to how to use the machine you can avoid this most of the time, but its still annoying and takes longer. second, the ball can be stiff and hard to push, which I feel could scratch hardwood like on some of my floors. Third, the detachable hose isn't long enough and is stiff, kinks easy and hard to use. The older ones were shorter yet and nearly useless. Still, by far the best vacum I have had and far superior than the cheap knock-off shark I had that died after 2 years.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Cammy

Jul 22 , 2013
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BEST INVESTMENT!!

My dad always had another name brand vacuum so I thought when we moved to were the beach was with our 2 dogs and cat and get a vacuum like my fathers that would work. Well instead i got a Dyson Animal Complete knowing it would do great but boy it did EVEN better! We vacuumed at 3ft by 3ft square and the amount of dirt and hair it picked up WAS amazing! I will never go back to another vaccum and I informed my dad that his old vacuum needed to be upgraded.


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Jul 18 , 2013
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Engineering genius

As a cat owner I have my animals shaved, vacuum regularly 2x per week and the carpeting white and of a higher end cost. Smug in my belief My house was clean, when my machine broke I ordered 3 brands. The Dyson was a "no vacuum cleaner is worth $699 retail" unless I say it is challenge. After using this vacuum I felt I should be paying Dyson it out performs the imagination. It left me humbled by the amount of dirt it extracted even after testing the two others prior. The method of storage for the extension wand was a pleasant surprise and for those unhappy w/ its flexibility, with use it becomes more pliable. I would like to warn that this vacuums suction is VERY strong and if you have low end cost carpeting you risk fiber damage. Overall I'm pleased and confirm the product has met all of its intentions and applications,

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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