I have two English mastiffs total combined weight of 350lbs and two cats plus I have extremely long hair myself. So you can only imagine the amount of hair that is constantly all over my floor, couch, clothes, ok who are we kidding here all over everything. I have burned through about eight different vacuums that all claimed to be able to lift pet hair and so forth. Well needless to say a bunch of empty promises later had me once again in search of a vacuum that would stand true to its name.I too was just like you are now, hesitant because of the hefty price tag that comes along with the Dyson. I believe that I spent an entire week scrubbing the internet reading hundreds of reviews about the Dyson Animal and after I stumbled upon one lady who owned 16 cats and her glowing review I decided that if it worked for that many cats it might have a shot in my household. One of my friends has one but is wasn't the Animal version, she said it was good and that is was worth the money. She did fail to express how good it really was.Rest assured I do not work for Dyson or have any ties to them what so ever. However OMG BUY THIS VACUUM if you have a animal hair problem in your house.I used to joke and say that I wanted a vacuum that would suck the carpet off the floor, well I believe that the Dyson has that ability. It not only cleaned the carpet beyond recognition I think it made it new again. At the time I was living in a run down rental house and there were stains on the carpet prior to me renting, we cleaned that carpet for 12 hours straight one night with a steamer and the stains never came up. However one swipe with the Dyson Animal and TA DA no stains...PURE MAGIC!I don't know why they don't show things like that on the commercials or the massive amounts of hair that it picks up that you can't see but these are huge selling points. I always find myself amazed every time I vacuum now and empty the canister you could make another animal out of all the hair it picks up. Speaking of the canister this is one company who has it right. When you go to empty it and remove/replace it back on the vacuum you never once get your hands dirty. everything is controlled from a push button located at the top. I always hated emptying the vacuum and all the dirt would get on my hands from opening/closing the container well no more with the Dyson.I have had my Dyson Animal just about 8 months and I love it. It has changed the way that I clean. I threw out the swifter things, threw out the push broom for quick jobs. The Dyson is truly the only cleaning machine you need. It makes cleaning fun, easy and fast. I know the price is high but trust me it is worth every penny and more. I would like to own two just in case, God forbid anything ever happens to mine, I have a back up without having to suffer a day without it. I love the Dyson Animal and from this point on will purchase no other. Thank you DYSON!
We had a water style vaccuum due to allergies. It was time consuming to clean. This one takes the push of only 2 buttons. My husband and 16 year old son have already used it and are now willing to vacuum and clean it! I don't like how I have to pull on the hose for the nozzle end but I love the compact design. No dusty smell like older vaccuums with filter bags. I also love that I can see inside to see what it is picking up. I have only used 2 main attachments but like both. I really like how it can switch to different surfaces with the push of a button. It is very powerful. I have only had it 2 weeks but absolutely would recommend it. In fact I have!
I'e had a series of vacuums and they never seem to hold up to my housekeepers. I haven't had this one long enough to know if it will last. But it seems to be great. The attachments seem a little unhandy, but the animal hair attachment seems to work great. Better than the similar one I had on a Hoover Wind Tunnel.
I thought my Hoover windtunnel was a great vacuum, but this one blew it away. It does everything the ad says. I have two long hair dogs, and this is the first vacuum that actually get all the hair off the rugs and furniture. It did not come with instructions, so it took me a minute to figure out how to connect and use all the accessories. Now cleaning is very effecient. I've only had this a couple weeks, but it seems well made and sturdy. Even when overfilled, it does not lose suction. I am very pleased with this purchace.
Wow! I have 5 dogs so needed a really good vacuum. This one is it! The rooms even smell better after I sweep. If you need a powerful machine, buy it. I was at a store where they sold the same machine, and they wanted $150 more than what I paid. I really got a good deal with this.
Not only is this the best vacuum I've ever used (I love seeing all the new dust/dirt/hair picked up EVERY day - and yes, I use this every day!) but overstock.com had the absolute best price. The transaction was easy, my vacuum shipped extremely quickly, purchase could not have been better!
I have three long-haired cats and up until now had been using a central vacuum system. We all were getting tired of the constant cat hair around so we tried this vacuum. I have been ecstatic with it so far. I vacuumed with my central vac and then followed up with this one, and was amazed at how much hair and dirt had been left behind. It makes vacuuming much faster as the suction is amazing and doesn't require me to go over the same spot several times. The price was fabulous, it was delivered in days, and it looked brand new out of the box (refurb model) so I am giving this two thumbs way up!
We initially had a Kirby $1100.00 vacuum cleaner that constantly was clogged, smelly, and expensive to run (all the darn bags) due to the amount of pet hair in our home. This machine is great, allows us to see when we need to empty the canister and keeps our allergies way down. An excellent investment.
I think this is the best buy I have ever made. What the people have said about it doesnt even give it justice, It is just unbieveable the dirt the machine can get out of your rug. Also many people said that they dont like reaching up in canister to retreve dirt, there is a button up ther to release the canister. My hubby found it in his looking it over to see where everything was. It is truly something you have to have to appreciate. I would tell every one to get one. My husband and I argue over who is going to sweep.
We own a St. Bernard. Needless to say, our carpet gets hairy! Our first bag-less vacuum would clog easily and lose suction quickly. We had to take it apart and clean it out at least once a month. I had been eyeing Dyson vacuums since I heard of the Animal line. When I saw the price on Overstock, I couldn¿t pass it up! The day I got it, I vacuumed the living room and was amazed. I was weary at first because it is quite heavy. I was surprised because VERY easy to maneuver. The design for emptying the container is brilliant; just take it out, aim over the trash can, push a button and its empty! I don¿t know how we lived without the Dyson! The container looked a bit dirty when we took it out of the box (it was refurbished) however, it was purely cosmetic and doesn¿t effect my opinion: I LOVE THAT VACUUM!
Every time I use this vacuum I am completely impressed. The stories are completely true. I had to try it so when I got it I vacuumed with my old vac. which was supposed to be pretty good. Then I used my new Dyson. The results were astounding! I could not believe the amount of dirt it picked up. I did not feel that it was difficult to assemble or use. My Dyson looked perfect, it didn't look like it was used. My only complaints were that when I was inspecting the filter it appeared to be used. I assumed that a new one would be put in during the re-man process. The other problem is with one of the attachments not staying on. It is such a minor problem in the scheme of things though that I hate to even mention it! Overall this is one of the best purchases I have made.
I received my product in a timely manner after ordering. I am very very satisfied wiith this product and would recommended it to anyone who has multi pets in the household. This product is very easy to use and the onboard attachments are handy and easy to get to. I was absolutely amazed at the amount of pet hair collected.
I had clogged up two other vacuums and our central vac with all the hair from our herd of cats. This machine is fantastic in getting all the hair from the rugs, the collection chamber is easy to dump, and you can see when its full, plus the machine will not turn on when the cup needs to be emptied. With a touch of the button you can go from carpet to hardwood floors and the wand with attachments is right in the handle. How easy is that! I love my new Dyson!