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At first I resisted purchasing this as I thought it was a little pricey, but I kept seeing them advertised and also had a go of one in a department store and I was hooked!! I ordered mine online and couldn't wait for it to arrive, as soon as it did i put it on charge and set up the cradle with the tools stored neatly away, as soon as it was charged I could not wait to try it especially on the stairs, it was so easy and unbelievably lightweight, it made housework fun and took a fraction of the time. One i had cleaned my house I took it round my neighbours house she also has dogs and she was also amazed at this compact small dyson that has taken over from my large dyson which I found heavy to carry and when doing the stairs I used to trip on the flex. My neighbours have since purchased this also along with another couple of my friends, overall a great buy!!
Ive had a few dysons over the years from one(possibly 2?) of one of the first ones out ,which worked great after we "upgraded" the wires/cabling to industrial "katie proof" to one of the ball ones that never stood up straight and i hated it. What first attracted me to this was actually the name, and after i had researched it decided it would be perfect as i have pets plus i thought the other half could use a cordless cleaner for the car.
1 x DC44 Animal vacuum cleaner
1 x Wand
1 x Motorised floor tool
1 x Charger
1 x Docking station
1 x Mini motorised floor tool
1 x Combination brush/wide debris nozzle tool
1 x Crevice tool.I haven't really used all the wee tools but the combination brush is quite handy for dusting
1 x Operations manual and 1 x Quick start guide - I never pay that much attention to these to be honest its more of i plug in first then if there is any problems check the manual. I suppose its handy that its there but i have never used it.
My initial worry was with it being cordless and so compact that it wouldn't pick up much dirt/ pet hair. The normal setting works fine but i know recently i maybe haven't done as much around the house as normal so i have been using something called boost mode..as the name suggests its just for more difficult (dirty areas). Its very simple to use this function all you do is push a button on the hoover to turn it on/off
.Suction power -65AW at end of wand in max mode or 28AW at end of wand in standard mode. I have a handheld vax that is only 10.8aw so you can imagine just how powerful this is.
As you can see it is rather compact and as such is really light aswell - not something that affects me that much but i would recommend this for an older person or someone who perhaps cant lift heavier objects.
Storage wise i have a lot of cra.. items and i like how this doesn't take up that much space .Also with it being light its perfect to use instead of having to drag a larger/heavier one out the cupboard.
It's suitable for every floor surface: carpet, ceramic, vinyl and wood. I cant vouch for ceramic surfaces but it works well on the others.
The filter is reusable. It is very easy to take off and clean.
I do feel this will last however it also comes with 2 year parts and labour guarantee.
I think this is £299 on the dyson site . I purchased mine from that magical place i buy everything (amazon) for £279. I would assume now would be the best time to get it in a sale somewhere?
I do recommend this, it may be more expensive but like my original dyson i think it will last for years . I just don't think cheap hoovers do the job when you have pets plus i don't really think cheap ones last as long and it ends up being a false economy.
Remove pet hairs and ground-in dirt effortlessly, thanks to the Dyson DC44 Animal cordless vacuum cleaner / This lightweight vacuum cleaner has at its heart the Dyson digital motor, spinning up to three times faster than conventional electric motors, this motor doesn't generate carbon dust emissions / Dyson engineers developed DC44 Animal for versatile floor to ceiling cleaning / The centre of gravity is located towards the grip for easy handling up top, down low and in-between / It's suitable for every floor type: carpet, ceramic, vinyl and wood, arriving with attachments that will ensure your house is always clean / The motorised floor tool uses ultra-fine conductive carbon fibre brushes to remove even fine dust from hard floors / It also has rotating stiff nylon bristles that agitate carpet pile to dislodge and remove ground-in and stubborn dirt / A mini motorised brush bar designed specifically to remove pet hair and ground-in dirt works with double the power, driving the bristles deeper into the carpet / In addition, it comes with a combination accessory tool with a wide debris nozzle that picks up crumbs and large particles, and that converts to a brush tool for dusting / There's also a crevice tool for cleaning skirting boards, picture rails and in-between furniture / Like all Dyson vacuum cleaners, DC44 Animal has Root Cyclone technology, so it doesn't lose suction as you clean / Other features include: 20 minutes of constant high suction or the option of 8 minutes of even higher suction using the boost mode Increased capacity nickel manganese cobalt battery, releases charge evenly and recharges up to 3 times faster than others Docking station for convenient storage and recharging The DC44 Animal includes a 2 year parts and labour guarantee / You can register the guarantee by post / the form's in the box / or online / Short name: Dyson DC44 Animal