This is the second cordless dyson we have purchases and love it! We have wood and tile floors and this is perfect and so easy to use. I picks up lint, hair and every piece of dirt in sight. It is great because it gets to every corner and hard to reach places. We use it daily as a vacumn and broom. Easy quick clean up! Thanks Dyson
This is absolutely the best vacuum I have ever owned. I am 56yrs old and have owned way too many vacuums that just didn't do the job this done. Upon getting this home and charging it I revacuumed an area rug that I had just vacuumed with my old vacuum and couldn't be me more surprised. This Dyson V8 Animal cordless vacuum is amazing. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw how much more dirt was sucked up into the canister. I had thought my carpet was clean. Now I can't imagine living without my Dyson.
We purchased this for quick cleanups during the week. For a cordless, its powerful suction does really well on hard floors. The brush is not mechanized, but it does well cleaning small area rugs. The light on the front will show every little hair and piece of dirt/dust missed, so be prepared. This is good for smaller rooms as the cleaning head is small and doesn't cover a lot of real estate in one sweep. It fits well underneath tables and such. As for emptying, not as easy as you would like. It is messy to empty (but most bagless vacuums are, no matter how they're designed). There is a removable filter - its pricey to replace, but I discovered that, since its manufactured so well, you can actually extend the life of the filter by washing it. The handheld part of the vacuum (the motorized part) comes off for quick clean-ups of spills, etc. and is handy, especially with the attachments. The charge lasts a long time - ours generally last about an hour after a full recharge. We're really pleased with this stick vac.
I really like the convenience of having this cordless vac and the suction is really good with the motorized head even on hardwood floor. My floors are bamboo and don't scratch easily so I do feel like I need the soft head attachment that's available for purchase separately. I don't really care for the other attachments that came with it. I feel like I don't get much suction with the bristle brush which I thought would be great for baseboards and the extender attachment is just ok. All in all I am please with it and I haven't had a problem at all with battery life which I was quite concerned about prior to purchase. I don't have any pets so I can speak on pet hair but it has worked for everything I needed it for.
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