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Dyson DC19T2 Animal
Member Name: ice_pink
Dyson DC19T2 Animal
Advantages: Excellent performance, good quality and guarantee
I'm a bit of a bargain hunter, and hate spending more than is necessary on boring products such as irons, washing machines and, yes, vacuum cleaners. I'd much rather spend the money on a nice pair of Choo's (I wish!) or, to be more honest, a dress from Topshop. So, when my partner suggested investing in a Dyson when our poor little hoover packed up, I was not very enthusiastic, to say the least.
I've had a Dyson before, an upright version and yes, it was a good vacuum cleaner, but I can't remember it being so amazing that it was worth the amount of money spent on it. However, my other half persisted and we ended up spending over £200 on the DC19T2 'Animal'. On a vacuum cleaner?! Humph.
~*~ It's appearance ~*~
I must say, on opening the box, I was very impressed with the Dyson's appearance. It just has a clean look about it which I love and is very well made and sleek. This model consists of a small cylinder which is the main body, and the pipe attaches to a clip on the back which makes it look a lot more compact. This is probably my favourite thing about this model. It definitely looks a lot more up-to-date than the upright versions, and is good if you haven't got much space to spare as well.
~*~ The boring bit (Ok, the specifications) ~*~
280 AW (Air watts) suction power - doesn't mean a whole lot to me, but to give you an example, if you hold the hoover on say a door mat it can be extremely hard to get off. I wouldn't want to accidentally go near my hamster with it turned on, put it that way.
Cleaner head - dual mode floor tool. This makes it ideal for using on different surfaces - carpet and wooden floors. This is perfect for me as I have all wooden floors downstairs and carpet upstairs.
Bin capacity - 2 litres. This is quite a lot. I love the fact with Dyson's that you get to see how much you have picked up. My dog sheds so much that I can hoover on a daily basis and probably still get a full cylinder the next day. Which is not so good if you have to leave it for a couple of days! The cylinder is extremely easy to remove and to clean, simply pop it off, empty it in the bin and start again. My favourite thing about having a Dyson, I absolutely hate changing bags in other vacuum cleaners and all the problems that go with them!
Accessories - Stair tool and combination tool. These are just there to make your life a little bit easier and to get into those harder to reach places. A good little extra.
Weight - Approx 8kg. A good weight for me, I find it very easy to carry up and downstairs, something I've previously had difficulty with, with other cleaners.
~*~ The price ~*~
Currently on sale from the Dyson website for £219.00. This includes free delivery and a 5 year guarantee which is very impressive. If you purchase this model from the Dyson website, there is currently a special offer running in which you get a free car cleaning kit worth £50.00 with your purchase. So if you are looking to buy, now is a good time! Dixons, however are currently selling the same product for just over £170, which is quite a significant saving (they also offer free delivery). As always, its worth shopping around to ensure you get the best possible buy.
~*~ My opinion... ~*~
As you can probably tell from this review, I was initially extremely reluctant to purchase this Dyson. However, I have been so impressed with it's performance that I am now actually really glad that I took the plunge. The cleaner is so good at getting into those hard to reach places and it makes cleaning up after my nightmare of a dog (love her really) so easy. This little Dyson is very light and compact, and it's size makes it ideal for doing the stairs. It is small enough to just sit on a step, so you dont have to attempt to do any strange manouvers in which you are balancing the cleaner on one arm whilst vacuuming with the other - slightly dangerous!
As far as noise goes, I'd say this is pretty average, maybe edging slightly towards the quieter side but I may be saying that due to the absolute beast of a vacuum cleaner I owned before this one!
Overall, I have been very impressed with the performance of this cleaner and would definitely reccommend it to those about to purchase a Dyson. If you can bear sacrifcing a few shopping trips that is.
Summary: An excellent cleaner from Dyson
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