I love this vacuum. It's much lighter and easier to maneuver than my previous Dysons which I keep buying for myself and them giving to desperate family members when their vacuums die. Great suction and ease of use. I tried one of the cheaper competitors who advertise they they are better than a Dyson. It was such a toy with much smaller brush width and other issues. I took it back and bought this Dyson.
The Dyson Animal is a fun vacuum for boys and girls! The only set back I would say it has would be when I use it to clean the stairs. Yes, the hose is long, but it's very particular when it comes to the way you hold it, meaning that the vacuum may tip or the hose collapses. But when it comes to cleaning pounds of fur off of the couches, it definitely holds true to its name!
We have FIVE cats and dark carpets need I say more. This vacuum is a awesome and and I'm so glad I took the chance on buying one that was refurbished. Having just bought a new house, money was tight and buying a $600 vacuum was just out of question. So instead I got a refurbished one and the 3 year warranty for less than half the cost of a new one. I've used it everyday since I bought it over a month ago and I am so happy with the job it does. My carpets look great when I'm done, and no one would know we have so many cats. If you have pets, don't hesitate to buy this vacuum. You'll love it.
I've only used it 3 times so far but it seems to be running great the only thing I'm not a fan of it the hose "cover". When you not using the hose it should have a solid cover so no air comes out but it has a constant sucking noise it's more annoying than anything else but it runs great so far And it picks up a large amount of pet hair and dirt you didn't even know was in your rugs!
We love this vacuum! I've noticed it in stores recently at $$$ or more above what we paid for it, and it is everything promised. The suction is superior, and moving from carpet to our hardwood floors is a breeze. I LOVE that I don't have to haul it up and down the stairs also - it reaches for me! I would recommend giving this one a try!
The vacuum is in great condition and works just as well as I'd hoped. It was a great deal buying refurbished compared to retail on a new one. The vacuum works extremely well, picking up dog hair from our three dogs. It leaves the carpet looking like new - fluffy and clean. I don't have to sweep anymore either because it works so well on the tile floors too. I am very satisfied with the purchase!
You take a chance with refurbished items, mine arrived looking pretty used - like at least 3 months used. There was still dirt in the canister. It also smells of animal urine. Returning because it will NOT remain in the upright position, and after 3 uses, the hardwood floor feature stopped having suction. Hopefully the replacement will be better, because it did work great. I was replacing my old Dyson (still works, but being turned into our 'basement vacuum'). Dysons are the best so I hope the next one is okay - don't want to pay double.
I knew I was taking a chance with the 'refurbished' model after reading reviews. The vacuum came in a plain brown box, but packaged like it ws new. It was obviously used - not banged up or anything, but the canister had some dust in it and the entire thing looks like it was used for several months at least, not just once. However, we are keeping it, bought it last week when it was a daily deal for $239 and with a $25 coupon it was a good deal. About half what Amazon sells it for. Suction is fantastic. This was to replace my original Dyson which lasted 15 years and still works, but it going to be our basement vacuum. I love that the back bar on the bottom is gone on this model - manuvers so easily and is lighter weight than our old model. In case anyone misses it i the description - this does NOT come with the turbine attachment. Happy with the purchase, but it is not 'like new' and whoever refurbished it could have done a better job of cleaning it.
Whoever said that this Dyson doesn't have great suction...must work for the other company named after a "big fish!" My entire life I have never owned such a fabulous vacuum. Now I see what the fuss about owning a Dyson is all about! This refurb came and looks brand new and it works better than I could have even expected! Great price for this extremely worthy tool!
Although refurbished, other than the repackaged box it came in you can't tell. It appeared to be new. Someone else complained about canister appearing to be super dirty. Mine was a little dusty but didn't look like dust from use. I wiped it down and it looked brand new. This is one of the best vacuums I've ever purchased and for a fraction of the price of a new DC41. I'd highly suggest this item, especially to someone with a Husky like myself.
I have two cats - one grown up and one kitten. It would absolutely blow your mind if you could see the amount of hair this vacuum picks up in addition to just plain dirt! Hard to believe it has been refurbished. I have heard about Dyson for some time, but had no idea how great a product it is. Would buy it again instead of wasting my time on regular vacuums.
Love, love it! We spent $$$$ two years ago for a dog (not my decision ). I've been wanting to put a "free to good home" ad in the paper since then. Spent $$$ for a refurbished Dyson. Dog hair...what dog hair??? The Dyson is awesome on hardwood and tile. It's great on carpet as well. The dog can now stay, but the Dyson was the better investment.
This is my second Dyson and while I thought the first one was powerful, this one is even more powerful. I don't like the amount of plastic parts that is in the vacuum and the wand does get clogged easily, but overall its been a great vacuum and the price was the best I found.
I ordered this vacuum because I already have a Dyson vacuum but I wanted one for the downstairs so I didn't have to carry mine up and down the stairs. This came with new attachments and worked just like new. The price was great. I know what I paid for my first one! I would recommend this is the way to go!