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We decided to buy the Dyson DC39 Animal Ball Cylinder vacuum cleaner because it had good reviews for people with allergies, and I am allergic to dust mites and pet hairs. We have two guinea pigs which are often let out to play, and our old vacuum cleaner didn't seem to clean the hairs off the carpet and sofas properly, so eventually we made the leap and invested in the Dyson Animal.
The Dyson Animal vacuum cleaner is a heavy duty cleaner. What I mean by this is that it has an obviously high suction that has the ability to clean carpets, sofas and corners efficiently. This was apparent from my first use of the cleaner, and since then the power of the machine has not diminished. The marketers claim that this is due to their 'Patented Radial Root Cyclone technology', which I must admit I originally scoffed at, but compared to our old Hoover and other vacuum cleaners I have owned over the years, the Animal clearly has something special about it that gives it powerful and relentless suction that I have yet to see rivalled by other cleaners.
The Animal vacuum cleaner has a typically modern look to it. Our's is deep purple in colour and it has a suave sort of style that hints at futuristic aspects of vacuum cleaning. Futhermore, the large ball at the back of the cleaner - or the 'ball techonology' to use its technical term - is far more efficient than the usual wheels vacuum cleaners have that don't rotate well and often pick up dirt as they go. Certainly this is a well thought out, well designed model of vacuum cleaner, and although I'd have happily paid less for an eyesore that did the same job, it is quite nice having a funky looking appliance like this around the house.
The Animal vacuum cleaner is lightweight as it is quite compact, so that it is easy enough to move around with you while you vacuum- it doesn't get stuck in doors, and can easily be used on the stairs. It's small size and low weight also make it easy to pack away into the cupboard under the stairs, which of course is one of the main advantages of having a non-upright model. This is a bag-free vacuum cleaner and the cylinder that holds the dirt shows when it is full, although it is not a clear cylinder but a purple-tinted one, in keeping with the design. A clearer cylinder would certainly make it easier to see when the cleaner is full however - although you might assume that you would know from when the suction decreases, I have found that with this cleaner the suction power keeps going strong even after the cylinder is full. I haven't been able to decide whether this is a good thing or not.
Due to being compact in size the cylinder does fill up quickly, but this is a bonus in my book as the cleaner clearly picks up a lot of dirt in very little time. Pet hairs are nowhere to be seen after using this baby. On the other hand, it can be a little finicky to empty the cylinder, and you have to be careful not to get the hairs everywhere as they get crammed in tight in there. For the price I would expect this not to be an issue at all.
The cleaner is not particularly noisy but my toddler is afraid of it nevertheless, as it makes a powerful noise when it is on due to the high suction factor. It is definitely quieter than our old Hoover was, but then that was an old model and I think perhaps new models in general are less noisy nowadays.
The Animal cleaner comes with several attachments, a few of which I have used but not felt the need to reuse after the first attempt. I'm sure that they work; they look well-designed enough, but our needs are met by the basic nozzle of the Animal so I tend to stick with that when I vacuum. My husband does use the mini turbine head for tight corners and he has found that to be useful, but we both think that with or without it the house gets properly cleaned using the cleaner, without the additional attachments.
At over £300, this is by no means the cheapest vacuum cleaner on the market. However, reassuringly it comes with a 5 year parts guarantee and, having owned it for well over a year, we have not had any problems with it yet. I'd say that it has been worth the money we paid for it, as it does a much better job at getting rid of pet hair than any other model I have used in the past, and does so with minimal effort and maximum efficiency. Moving away from it's key feature (i.e. its ability to hoover up fur and hair), it's a great vacuum cleaner in its own right, but perhaps not worth the high price. For me personally, this cleaner has been magnificent at reducing my allergies, including my hayfever in summer and my eczema due to dry skin in winter.
In summary, this is an efficient, excellent model but it is not a cheap vacuum cleaner. As with many household appliances, you get what you pay for, so if like me you suffer from allergies or are annoyed by pet hairs covering all your surfaces, this is the cleaner to invest in. It cost us £305 on offer at the local Currys store, but the RRP is £339.99. Either way the price is steep. Although it comes with a 5 year guarantee, I don't think the investment will be worth it for most people unless it will significantly higher your standard of living, which is has done for me. So I give it 4 stars for personal indispensability and the few niggles I have listed here, but general high quality.
When I was recently looking into purchasing a new vaccuum cleaner, I knew that I was going to go for a Dyson. I was unsure which product of theirs to go for but when I saw this vaccuum was made specifically for hair, I knew this would be the one. Between my long hair and the animal hair, it was going to have it's work cut out for it.
The animal cleaner has all of the Dyson innovations, the bagless technology, the cyclone technology and the newest adaptation, the ball for ease of moving. The vacuum is purple and silver in colour and is a cylinder vacuum. It comes with several attachments (the usual brushes and precision tools and the special animal accessory pack which include a mini turbine head with a brush inside for cleaning animal hair in confined spaces) The main selling points of this vacuum are the fact it is specially designed to clean up animal hair and it comes with a special HEPA filter to trap spores and allergens which is ideal for allergy sufferers. It is usually priced for around £280.
The DC39 is a very good cleaner, as you would expect from a Dyson. It does everything you would expect from this brand. The suction is excellent, picking up even unseen dust. I never realised how much dust my old vacuum was missing until I used this for the first time! I have both carpet and hard floors and this performs equally well on all my surfaces.
The ball technology is a time saver as the vacuum can be manouvered round easily and can reach into the hardest to get to places. It is also excellent for cleaning stairs as the vacuum is specially designed to rest on stairs making it much easier to clean as there is no stretching the hose from the bottom of the stairs.
As with all Dysons, this is amazingly easy to empty. You just unclick the dust bin part and when over the place you wish to empty it, it is just a simple matter of pressing one button and giving a little shake.
The main selling point of this vacuum is obviously the animal hair cleanup. This cleaner manages to pick up every hair, even my long hair. It can get stuck in the brush but this is just a simple job of removing the brush and picking the hair out. The attachments are also good, there is a good variety. Obviously not everyone will use them all but they have catered for a lot of eventualities.
This vacuum, although expensive, works out good value for money when you take into account the efficient cleaning and the money saved on bags etc over the lifespan of the cleaner. I can't fault this and would definitely recommend it for people who have animals and/or allergies.
After trying many different vacuums I finally gave in and purchased a dyson. I had been using cheaper branded vacuums as I simply couldn't afford a dyson and was convinced in the beginning that all vacuums did exactly the same job. My last purchase was a vax vacuum for pet hairs. I have a dog that malts ALOT, I was sick of vacuuming up to walk round and see dog hairs still embedded in the carpet everywhere so I gave in!
I finally got the credit card out and treated myself to the dyson and I am so glad I did it. I vacuumed with my old vax first and then went over with the dyson and I was shocked at how much the dyson picked up from my carpets!!! At first i thought the dyson felt heavy when picking it up but once it's in use it doesn't feel heavy at all. I also thought that I would struggle hoovering the stairs but they make it so easy for you as the vacuum can easily sit on the steps. I found I only have to move it once up the stairs anyway as it has a really long extension pipe so u can do the majority of your stairs without having to move the dyson at all.
It has all the usual attachments, it's really easy to use and is an all round brilliant vacuum. It saves you so much time in the long run as it's so good. I really can't reccommend this vacuum enough it has saved me a lot if time and energy and if I had just bought this vacuum in the beginning it would have saved me a lot of money.
Please note that my review is for the Dyson DC39 Animal vacuum cleaner, rather than the Dyson DC39.
With two pet cats at home, we often find our carpets covered in a layer of cat hair, both leaving the house looking untidy and presenting problems for those with allergies to animal fur. This hair can be difficult to remove using an ordinary vacuum cleaner and for this reason, when our old vacuum cleaner went up to household appliance heaven, we decided to purchase a vacuum cleaner designed specifically to clean up pet hair.
After much deliberation, and after reading many reviews on Amazon and various other websites, we opted to buy the Dyson DC39 Animal Ball Cylinder model, which is targeted at pet owners. We purchased it from Amazon, where it was being sold for around £320, slightly lower than the RRP of £339.99.
Using this vacuum cleaner
This model is very easy to use; it feels pretty lightweight when being moved around and is easy to manoeuvre around tight corners and in small spaces. It uses ball technology which means that it takes very little effort to turn around - this makes it far easier to use than traditional models which use wheels to turn. The Ball Cylinder design and the fact that it is relatively light also means that this model can be used to clean stairs with ease - it is far easier to drag up stairs than traditional upright-standing models. The model is advertised as not being too noisy when in use - I'd say that the noise that it makes isn't too loud, but it's still quite substantial and usually scares my cats into fleeing from the house!
This vacuum cleaner also has very strong suction power, leaving carpets incredibly clean in minimal time and with very little effort. It picks up pet hair rapidly and incredibly effectively: our carpets are left looking pristine, and far cleaner than any other models have left them looking in the past. As a Dyson, this vacuum cleaner is bagless and has a transparent bin so that you can see when it needs emptying. This lets you see just how much hair has been picked up (I'm often astounded just looking into the barrell!) and also has the added bonus of removing the hassle and expense of purchasing bags for your vacuum cleaner.
This model comes with clear, easy-to-follow instructions as well as a number of attachments: a mini turbine head for use in small spaces, a combination tool (which includes a brush for stubborn fur), a stair tool and a hard floor tool. All of these attachments have been used in my house to great effect.
Price and value for money
At over £300, this is by no means the cheapest vacuum cleaner on the market. However, reassuringly it comes with a 5 year parts and labour guarantee and, having owned it for almost 6 months, we have not had any problems with it yet. We've always had Dyson vacuum cleaners at home in the past, and have found them to be reliable and long-lasting, as well as fantastic at cleaning. I'd say that this model has been worth the money we paid for it, as it does a much better job at getting rid of pet hair than any other model I have used in the past, and does so with minimal effort and maximum efficiency. Moving away from it's key feature (i.e. its ability to hoover up fur and hair), it's a great vacuum cleaner in its own right.
I'd strongly recommend this vacuum cleaner to anybody who has pets at home and struggles to remove hair and fur from their carpets. This vacuum cleaner has made it far easier for us to remove all traces of pet fur from our home, making the house look cleaner than it did for years before purchasing it. No other vacuum cleaner that I've used in the past has ever picked up so much hair and fur as this one does, and it also comes with a number of attachments to make cleaning all areas of the home as pain-free and -dare I say - enjoyable, as possible. With a five-year guarantee I know that I can rely on this model, and I'm sure that it will continue to work well for a number of years. Overall, it's a fantastic vacuum cleaner that removes pet fur from carpets and other surfaces incredibly effectively.
The DC39 Animal is a full size Dyson Ball Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner with Ball technology for smooth steering and greater control / The new Ball Cylinder features a central steering mechanism for easy manoeuvrability / Dyson Radial Root Cyclone technology ensures more microscopic dust is captured than other cyclones with remodelled airways to maximise suction power / The DC39 Animal comes with a Triggerhead tool that adjusts at the handle for different floor types so no need to bend down / It also includes a Tangle Free Turbine Tool to remove pet hair and particles caught in the carpet fibre. / Short name: Dyson DC39 Animal