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Great machine for pet owners
Dyson DC25 Animal
Member Name: DJBenson
Dyson DC25 Animal
Advantages: Light, versatile
Disadvantages: Feels cheap, hose not long enough for average set of stairs
Owning dogs brings much happiness, but when it comes to cleaning the house, it isn't one of them. We have two dogs, a short haired patterdale terrier and a medium haired collie cross and both moult constantly. Our house is carpeted throughout and cleaning up around them is a constant battle - that is why we invested in our Dyson DC25 Animal.
The machine is delivered in a state that requires minimal construction but the instructions are very clear and it only took a couple of minutes to build.
The DC25 Animal is bundled with a powered hand tool (for use on stairs/furniture) a mattress/fabric tool and a crevice/delicate brush multi tool. The hose on the DC25 is a good size but it won't reach from the bottom to the top of the average set of stairs, the machine is however light enough to carry up the stairs as you go.
Maneuvering the machine around the floor is extremely easy due to the ball - it glides between obstructions with ease and can virtually turn on the spot making vacuuming almost a pleasure. On carpet, the Animal copes very well, and as you'd expect, it picks up a great amount of animal hair.
We also have some tiled surfaces in our house and again the Animal copes admirably.
The dust container is a paltry 1l and will need emptying regularly but that might not be a bad thing to stop smells/allergens from building up.
The machine is fitted with an array of permanent HEPA filters (permanent meaning they do not need to be replaced - they can be simply removed and washed by hand, let to dry and then put back in the machine).
All in all, it's a great little machine, the only downsides being it feels a little cheap for a £300 machine and as mentioned above, the hose isn't the longest.
Summary: Great machine but does feel cheap when you consider the price
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