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Great vacuum cleaner if you live with hairy housemates.....or animals!
Dyson DC19T2 Animal
Member Name: jiras410
Dyson DC19T2 Animal
Advantages: Picks up hair like no other vacuum.
Having made it through my student days and most of my 20s with vacuum cleaners that were either available at the properties I rented or purchased by fellow housemates I have never actually paid much attention to how many different types of vacuums are out there.
I bought a Tesco upright vacuum as it was cheap and cheerful and did an ok job, but it broke after 2 years and I therefore did a little more research and ended up with the Dyson DC19T2. And i haven't looked back since.
This product can be purchased for around £200, which for a vacuum is a lot (The previous Tesco one cost me £30.) but I know so many people who recommended Dyson to me and there is a 5 year guarantee with it so worth spending a bit more I think. But definitely shop around to get a good deal and I'm sure you can knock some money off that price.
The vacuum itself looks quite space age in grey and purple and the cylinder technology design. I do like the "modern" look of it. It comes with a lead that's plenty long enough and moves around very easily on carpets and hard floors. I've never had it topple over when pulling it behind me. Very well designed.
It comes with a big and smaller head both with an integrated brush. The big head is great for a quick vacuum and the smaller one is great for corners and if you want to be a bit more thorough. The brush inside the head starts spinning when you switch the vacuum on and it picks up hair like nothing before. You will see all the hair in the brush and I often have to take the brush out to get the hair out but that's easily done. Both heads open easily to remove the brush, just get the hair out and put back together. I clear the hair out probably once every 2 vacuums. If it's small animal hair you are cleaning up then it probably won't get "clogged" so quickly but as I said I live with 2 others and we all have long hair. So I can imagine the vacuum being even more efficient with animal hair.
I also found that the brush heads have sometimes stopped working and don't spin, this is due to hair being trapped inside and almost burnt to a crisp. I have since made an effort keeping the heads clean and hair free and not had issues with them spinning since. Just make sure you look after your attachments and you will get a much longer life out of this product.
The container that collects all the dust sits on top and easily clips on and off and is easy to tip out into the bin. Keep doing this regularly too to keep your vacuum working to its best potential.
As for the boring statistics, these are courtesy of Argos.
Multi cyclonic technology.
250 air watts.
Length of hose 3.5m.
Hose stretches up to 5m.
Dust capacity 2 litres.
Dustbag full indicator.
Foot operated cord rewind.
Includes combination tool/brush/stair stool.
Plastic extension tubes.
Suitable for all floor types.
6.5m power cord.
Size H44, W30, D36cm.
Manufacturer's 5 year guarantee.
I would definitely recommend this vacuum to anyone whose floors get very hairy at times. I don't think my carpets have ever been this clean. As for Dyson in general, I think my next vacuum will definitely be coming from them as well, they are just so well built, robust and compact at the same time. It's worth spending a little extra for good quality.
Summary: Great vacuum by Dyson, pricey but worth it for the quality.
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