Mom Always Finds Out received products for a Dyson Animal Review. All opinions expressed are my own, based on experiences with the products.
A Dyson vacuum has been on my wish list forEVER. I re-add it to my wish list every time I watch a Dyson commercial – the vacuums just seem to good to be true! Twice the suction as any other vacuum? Removes allergens to keep your home’s air cleaner? Sign me up for a Dyson Animal upright vacuum! My household of 6 people and 2 dogs needs a vacuum cleaner that can do all this and more.
The day a Dyson vacuum showed up on my doorstep was like Christmas for me. Even my husband was excited for me to review the Dyson Animal. And if he gets excited about vacuum cleaner, you know there is something special going on.
Our home has a variety of floor surfaces – carpet, tile and laminate. The Dyson DC41 is designed to adapt to whatever floor type you are using it on. There is a protective seal to help remove dust from hard floors, long bristles to reach down and grab ground-in dirt from carpets, and shorter bristles to sweep the carpet top for pet hair and surface dust.
Dyson uses Radial Root Cyclone™ technology to make sure all debris – large and small – is sucked in by powerful centrifugal forces. Even microscopic particles like pollen and mold cannot escape. The Dyson Animal DC41 has twice the suction of any other vacuum.
The first time we used it, I planned to ease the Dyson Animal into our home’s crumby kitchen floors and tracked-in carpet dirt. So I happily start vacuuming away and turn around to see my husband lifting the couches off the carpet. Everyone knows that under the couch is the WORST place to vacuum – it’s a haven for old popcorn, dropped fruit snacks, HUGE dust bunnies and all sorts of unknown crumbs that fall through the couch’s cracks. Horrified, I asked him, Why are you trying to break my Dyson on the first day? He answered, Let’s see what your Dyson can do!
This was the ultimate test. I was scared for the Dyson. Could this vacuum handle our under the couch crumbs and dust?
I know the suspense must be killing you. So let me get right to the point. The Dyson Animal handled the worst my family of 6 people plus 2 dogs could throw at it. It cleaned under our couches like a champ. And then proceeded to vacuum my tile, wood laminate, area rugs, and other carpeted rooms in my home. And when it was done, I simply pushed a button to empty the canister (it’s clear, so I could see it was FULL to the brim) into the garbage.
I thought the Dyson canister would be mostly full of dog hair and crumbs. And it was. But the most surprising part to me was the huge amount of fine dust and dirt particles it pulled out of my carpet. You would have thought that I had never vacuumed my home before (and trust me, I pride myself on having a clean home and vacuum quite often). Obviously, the Dyson Animal was sucking up all the dust and dirt previous vacuums had missed for…years! It’s kind of gross to think about all those allergens festering in my floor. I’m so glad they are gone now.
A few of the my Dyson Animal’s features that really help me out around the house include:
There is absolutely no denying it, the Dyson Animal has the best suction on a vacuum I have ever used in my home, hands down. It’s the ultimate in floor care. The vacuum brush head was designed to get up ground in dust and dirt – and when put to the test in my home, it passes with flying colors.
Hard floors and tile floors have crevices with crumbs and dirt that most vacuums leave behind. I normally don’t use a vacuum on my tile and laminate floors because they just don’t get the floor clean. That has changed. I saw how the Dyson Animal vacuumed my tile and laminate floors, leaving no dirt behind. The powerful suction gets it all.
I really like that there aren’t all sorts of knobs to adjust on the Dyson Animal. The Dyson self adjusts to the perfect height for whatever surface I am vacuuming. The smallest amount of space between the vacuum and the floor means no loss of suction.
The Dyson Ball really does turn on a dime. It’s very easy to maneuver the Dyson Ball to vacuum around furniture. It’s also easy to vacuum the stairs. The Dyson’s wand is long enough to reach from the bottom to the top of the stairs. I can vacuum with the wand or use an attachment. Speaking of attachments, the Dyson Animal comes with the Tangle Free Turbine Tool for removing dust and dirt particles like pet hair from carpets and upholstery.
One of my favorite things about the Dyson Animal is how well it works to vacuum along the walls. My other vacuums could never quite pick up all the debris that gets right up next to the walls. I always had to go back and use the wand to vacuum along my baseboards. The Dyson has changed that for me. I don’t need to do that anymore. The Dyson vacuum’s brush bar extends all the way across the bottom of the vacuum cleaner head so that I can go right along the wall and have it pick up any debris.
If you suffer from allergies and/or asthma…you need the Dyson Animal bagless upright vacuum. The HEPA filter has a seal around it so that no allergens escape. Other vacuums do not have this seal, and allergens pass through the filter and escape into your home’s air. The Dyson keeps your home’s air cleaner. We have two dogs, so I love knowing that the Dyson Animal is removing the pet dander they leave behind. My carpets actually look fluffier after I vacuum with the Dyson DC41 Animal.
I expected a lot out of the Dyson Animal and it did not disappoint me. The Dyson commercials I have watched for years are all true.
Want to learn even more about Dyson? This brief video shows how the Dyson company does constant and rigorous testing to ensure their vacuums are superior to all others. They even TRY to break their vacuums so they can make sure the Dyson vacuums are durable enough to withstand 10 years of use in your home.
WHERE TO BUY:
Purchase the Dyson DC41 Animal online and in stores (Retail Price: $599).
Have you ever vacuumed with a Dyson? Could a Dyson vacuum help you keep your home clean? What are your favorite features of a Dyson Animal? Let me know what you think in the comments below.