Excerpt: I have had this Dyson DC28 Animal Vacuum for just over a year now and I cannot say enough good things about it. My only complaint is that the front is a little big and does not fit under furniture quite as nicely as I would like, but the overall performance and ease of use cannot be beat. One of my favorite features is the long twenty five foot cord.
Summary: This vacuum has been a complete and total nightmare. I have had it serviced twice, once by Dyson, and it is still acting up. It locks up on me constantly. I have to turn the machine off then turn it back on, it will go two or three swipes then locks up again. I am so over this over priced piece of garbage. The funny thing is when you call Dyson or the warranty repair center, tell them what is going on with the vacuum they say "it's a DC28 isn't it?
Excerpt: We have two large dogs and a foster dog, it is amazing how much dog hair and dirt this vacuum picks up! We had used another vacuum when we brought this one home, we then ran this vacuum over the same area and it picked up so much more than our old one. With the ball feature, it is easy to use and gets in difficult places. the attachments are great and allow for many options.
The Dyson Animal Vacuum is one ruff, dog-catching device!
12 December 2013
Excerpt: I have had my Dyson Animal Vacuum for almost 5 years and I still LOVE it! My daughters (all 3 of them) have learned to vacuum with this cleaner (and you know that means they run over everything from rubber bands and Barbie shoes to curtains still attached to the walls!) and it still sucks as good as the day I brought it home!
Summary: The only thing I don't like about this vacuum is the recoil strength of the hose. I have to use the wand two-handed, otherwise it gives me tennis elbow. It requires some grip strength to fight against the hose, so this probably isn't great for people with arthritis or tendinitis. Otherwise, holy cow super-convenient wand, Batman.
Excerpt: If this vacuum would have cost less I might have rated it higher, but for the price it should do at least some of what it claims. I honestly have no idea how they can call this a specialty vacuum for people with pets and charge extra for the specialty. Other than being purple rather than yellowish orange, it seems exactly the same as the regular Dyson model.
Excerpt: With three kids and two dogs I needed a miracle vacuum, and for the high price I thought I would get close, but no. Don't get me wrong it is a decent vacuum, but truthfully it performs about the same as my shark. It is also quite a bit heavier and harder to get up and down stairs. It does have a good suction, but a tad difficult to maneuver. I think it is a little high priced for the performance.
Excerpt: I bought this vacuum when it went on sale during black Friday last year. If you have pets this vacuum is for you! If you don't have pets, it works great for allergies also. It picks up much more than any vacuum I'd ever owned. The attachments make it easy to clean pet hair off furniture, and the removable handle makes cleaning steps super easy, and it's great for cleaning cobwebs off the ceiling. Also, the attachments make it easy to clean under furniture.
Excerpt: This was our first Dyson. We have 2 dogs and 2 young children, so our house is always in need of a vacuum. The Dyson works great and picks up hair and things that I didn't even seen on the floor. My only complaint about this vacuum is that it is a bit heavy, it would be a higher rating if it were lighter and easier to maneuver around. We are definitely Dyson for life users.