Summary: I bought the 23 Animal in January of 2012 and when I took it out of the packaging and assembled it, the vacuum worked flawlessly. When it came time to empty the container, I tried to push the button on the top of the canister but it never released the lid.
Summary: I was so excited to finally get to a place where I could afford a Dyson. I was concerned about what I was going to receive and it's appearance. (after reading other reviews) It came and looked brand new. Very clean and pretty. Did not look refurbished at all.
Summary: I bought the dyson that I have wanted for a long time. It arrived in 2 days and I enthusiastically attempted to put it together. Unfortunately a small but very important piece was broken and in bits on the bottom of the box.
Summary: I bought this Dyson cause I previously owned an upright version of a Dyson and loved how it worked. Easy to assemble but very annoying to store. Hose and tubing always falls down and the turbine head really does not pick up well on thick carpets. Works well on hardwood floors, ceramic, etc.
Summary: After reading many reviews on lots of vacuums we decided to go with the Dyson Animal DC23. At first the shorter hose took some getting used to, but not a major issue. We like the small power head to use on the furniture for the hair our animals leave.
Summary: You pay extra for a DC23 animal because of the extra attachments. The machine does not have a place to store the extra attachments. This means they will get lost. Very bad design also for storage. The hose makes it almost impossible to store.
Summary: I would say that this vacuum sucks, but it doesn't even do that. My last vacuum was a Kenmore canister. In four years, I "killed" two petmates and the wand broke. I also went through 3 belts on the main floor brush. But it still has more suction with a full bag than this one does.
Summary: I wanted to love the Dyson DC23 Animal, but it was designed for a midget. The bar attachment they give needs to be at least another foot longer, perhaps at least 18 inches. While it vacuumed great on hard floors and did suction well on the carpet, I felt that I had to push down and forward on the...
Summary: I totally agree with PJ on the previous review. I compared the DC23 with Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Electronic S3765. Both were canister type. The biggest drawback on DC23 was the turbine head. Although it works, it didn't work well.
PLEASE DO NOT waste your money (if you have carpet)
8 November 2011
Summary: I REALLY wanted to like this vacuum. I've had Dyson in the past and they were great. While it has some definite pluses, there's 1 big minus that I can't get over... THE "TURBINE" BRUSH DOES NOT WORK ON CARPET. My prior home that had almost entirely hard surfaces - and this vacuum rocked.