Summary: After reading all the great reviews I was excited about buying a Dyson. Ive always been the person to buy the cheap $100 vacuums, but always seemed to go through them really fast. So I decided that maybe putting more money into it I would get a great vacuum that would last a lot longer. I decided to get this because we recently installed wood floor on the main floor, so I wanted a vacuum that I could go from the carpet to the wood floors with ease.
Summary: this vacuum cleaner was making horrible whistling sounds while working (rubbing plastic parts of the handle). suction is good, but I expected more for the price. not whistling like cheap plastic toy.
Summary: I've used a Dyson Animal upright previously and really prefered it's power to the canister. I thought the canister would have it's own motorized powerhead but I must have overlooked that detail. And frankly I don't know why it's not. The canister is great on my hardwood floors, vinyl and stairs and I can really get under furniture well, but the carpets really need the same power as the upright. I have 2 cats and one sheds a lot. Next time I'll buy the upright.
Summary: I bought this as it was so affordable and everyone talks about how Dyson is THE vacuum to own if you have pets. My house has laminate flooring throughout, except my bedroom. My bedroom carpet was amazingly clean after using this vacuum on it, as the dust particles it sucked up disgusted me...couldn't believe what was in my carpet.....however..... when I went to use on my laminate floor, it was great to pick up animal hair..