Dyson DC23 Animal – Pet Owners Dream

Dyson DC23 AnimalThe Dyson DC23 Animal vacuum is a canister model, which is made specifically for pet owners. The super compact size makes this model very easy to store. In my review of the Dyson DC23 Animal, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $500 price tag. Since this unit is so small, it can feel a little awkward handing over this much cash – so we’ll dig a little deeper and see why someone would want to pay so much for such a small canister model. For one thing, this manufacturer has perfected the art of making their units look sleek and stylish. As far as features go, here’s what you can expect with this model: HEPA filter, telescoping wand, a 21.67 ft power cord, pet hair power brush, 12 amp motor, mini turbine head, crevice tool, lifetime filter, retractable cord, brush tool, stair tool, brush on and off switch, and non-stop suction. It’s also a huge bonus that this vacuum comes with a 5 year parts and labor warranty.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC23 Animal vacuum. One thing that I’ve noticed about this model is that it can be rather noisy. It’s not extremely noisy, but just enough to be able to hear it throughout the house. I also wish the wand extension was a little longer. Sometimes you find yourself bending over a little too often. Lastly, I wish the head picked up better along the edges. You especially notice this problem on bare floors. Overall, the Dyson DC23 Animal is a very nice little vacuum cleaner. It does have a couple issues, but that’s to be expected. I’m giving this model a 4.2 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC28 Animal Review

Dyson DC28 AnimalThe Dyson DC28 Animal is an upright model, which is designed specifically with pet owners in mind. It also features Airmuscle technology for cleaning up pet hair. In this review of the Dyson DC28 Animal vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the nearly $600 price tag. What I really like about the technology on this unit is that it actually brings the head closer to the floor, which allows you to get a very thorough cleaning. Here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this model: fingertip controls, quick-draw telescoping wand, a 35 ft power cord HEPA filter, edge cleaning, brush bar on and off switch, and a 5 year warranty. I love the fact that you can push a button on this vacuum, and it will automatically adjust to the correct height for your floor type. There are a lot of high-end features found on this unit, I guess which is why this manufacturer is so popular.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC28 Animal vacuum. One thing that I’m a little disappointed with is that there is no pet hair attachment. I’m actually a little surprised, seeing as they make a big deal about this model being animal friendly. Another issue I have is that it is pretty heavy, at just over 20 lbs. This can make it a little hard to drag up and down stairs. Last issue I have with this model is the higher price tag. I know it’s kind of expected with this brand, but it’s still hard to fork over $500. Even with these issues, I still really love the Dyson DC28 Animal vacuum cleaner. It’s built so well, and the technology behind it is far beyond the competition. Overall, I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Review

Dyson DC26 Multi FloorThe Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum is a compact canister model with a retail price of $400, although you can find it on sale for $320 pretty easily. In this review of the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then we can decide if it’s worth the premium price. As far as looks go, this model has all the style and appeal that any unit from this manufacturer has. I really can’t see how the canister could get any smaller than it is – otherwise, you would have a dirt cup so small that it would need changed 4 times every cleaning. Here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: an air-driven brush bar, washable HEPA filter, 10 ft wand and hose, 9.2 amp motor, clear collection bin, easy-empty dirt container, carbon fiber brush bar, articulating floor tool, large canister wheels, and a 16.5 inch self-winding power cord. As you can see, there are not a lot of extra tools that come with this vacuum. I’m sure the main reason for that is because there’s not a lot of extra room to store them.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum. While I think the suction power is sufficient, it’s not quite in the same league as the bigger upright models. Also, it doesn’t have many tools, as I mentioned above. Although, the articulating floor tool is pretty useful. Another thing about this model is that it doesn’t do that great on high pile carpet, it does a much better job on the shorter carpets and bare floors. It would also be nice to have the power controls on the wand as well. Overall, I really like the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner. It’s on the pricey side, but I’m still giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Review

Dyson DC35 Digital SlimThe Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum is basically a very high-end stick model, which can also be converted into a hand-held. It has a very unique look to it, because it is so thin. In this review of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $300 price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of features found on this unit: a digital motor with root cyclone technology, detachable long-reach wand, crevice tool, dual power mode with different suction strengths, hygienic bin emptying, constant floor contact, a motorized floor tool, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. Another cool thing about this vacuum is that it has a fade-free battery – meaning, it doesn’t lose power at the end of the battery life. Plus it charges about 3 times faster than most of the competition.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum. First off, the $300 price tag is sure to keep most potential buyers away. It has to be one the most expensive stick / hand-held models out there. Another issue I have with this model is that the battery life is far too short. If you have it on max suction power, the battery life is a measly 6 minutes. To be fair, any cordless model you buy has a very short battery life – and this is no exception. I also don’t like the fact that you have to hold down the trigger button in order to clean. I suppose they do this to conserve battery life, so I understand somewhat. Lastly, the dirt container on the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner is pretty small, so you’ll have to empty it almost every time you use it. All in all, I really do like this little model a lot. It has it’s faults and is very pricey, but you just can’t help from liking it. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating, even with it’s issues.

Dyson DC24 Animal Review

Dyson DC24 AnimalThe Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum is an upright model, currently selling for around $450. This model is designed to be super powerful, yet very lightweight. In this review of the Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects, then decide if it’s worth spending the extra money on this machine. To make it less heavy, they made this unit a little smaller and kept the design very simple. Here’s a rundown of features you’ll find on this model: ball technology for quick turns, washable lifetime HEPA filter, mini turbine head, an easy empty dirt container, motorized brush roll with on and off switch, certified asthma and allergy friendly, a 20 ft power cord, fingertip controls, and it has a 5 year warranty on parts and labor. Oh, and this vacuum weighs just 11.6 lbs – which is substantially lighter than the original model.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum. First off, the 20 ft power cord is entirely too short. I would have at least liked to have 25 ft, but preferably even 30. Also, the 11 inch cleaning path is pretty narrow – meaning it will take a longer time cleaning large spaces. Another thing is that the hose is pretty short – so it can be hard to reach tall places. Lastly, the Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum cleaner has some trouble with bigger items. Although, you probably wouldn’t want to risk ruining the motor by sucking up something big anyway. All in all, I am a big fan of this new model. I’m giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating, even though the price is a little more than I would normally spend.

Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Review

Dyson DC33 Multi FloorThe Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum is an upright model which boasts superior suction power and the ability to work on any floor type. In this review of the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then determine whether it’s worth the nearly $400 asking price. As far as looks go, I think this model definitely hits the nail on the head. It’s sleek, stylish and the color combination looks great. Here’s a quick rundown the features you’ll find on this model: a telescoping reach wand, combination and stair tools, a quick-empty dirt container, lifetime HEPA filter, Root Cyclone technology for extra suction power, and this vacuum also has a 5 year warranty. Another thing I really like about this model is that it weighs just over 17 lbs – which isn’t super light, but lighter than a lot of the competition.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum. Probably the biggest drawback of this unit is that it’s not as agile as some of the Ball models. Also, it doesn’t fit under furniture and beds very well. Unfortunately, it’s a little hard to push on thicker carpets, because the suction is so strong. Another thing is that the brush roll switch is in a awkward place – by your feet. Lastly, the price is a little higher than most of it’s competition. However, I know a lot of people won’t have a problem spending a little more money on the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner. Even with the few flaws this model does have, I think it’s still a good buy. I’m giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC17 All Floors Review

Dyson DC17 All FloorsThe Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum is a stylish upright model, which is currently selling for around $450. The platinum color scheme really looks nice. In this review of the Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses this model has to offer, then decide if it’s worth the higher price. As with most models from this manufacturer, you’re really paying a premium for quality, performance, and even for the name brand. Here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this unit: 35 ft power cord, HEPA filter, mini turbine head, motorized brush roll with fingertip controls, edge cleaning, telescoping wand, certified allergy and asthma friendly, a couple accessories, and a 5 year warranty. Not a bad set of features on this vacuum, but there are some other models from this manufacturer that come with more attachments.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum. First off, let me state the obvious – the price. I know the suction is tremendous on this unit, but it’s just up to the consumer if they feel like paying a premium for slightly more power than the competition. Also, there are a few users who say it really loses it’s suction strength after a couple years. Another thing is that this model is pretty loud. Lastly, the one negative aspect of having a really powerful suction is that it can be a little hard to push it on thicker carpets. Overall, the Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum cleaner is good – although, I think the company makes a couple better models. However, this unit cleans well and looks great. You just have to decide if you’re willing to spend the extra money. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC21 Stowaway Review

Dyson DC21 StowawayThe Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum is a very stylish canister model, with a $500 price tag. The price can be justified if it truly is a spectacular model. In this review of the Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this unit and then decide if it’s worth the price. As with most models from this manufacturer, I think it looks spectacular. The actual unit is small, even though it’s not really that light – it weighs just over 23 lbs. Here’s a rundown of the best features found on this model: powerful Root Cyclone technology, a motorized brushbar, HEPA filter, 13 inch cleaning path, lifetime washable filter, brush cleaning tool and back-saver wand, edge cleaning, an easy empty dirt container, effortless steering, and a couple attachments. Of course, the whole reason this vacuum is called the stowaway is because the hose and wand compress and wrap around the unit. After you compress it all together, it doesn’t take up much room at all in the closet.

Now, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum. One thing I’m not a big fan of is the 16.4 ft power cord. This is way too short, even though the hose and wand help extend that length some. Another thing is that the hose tends to get kinked up easily, which totally kills the suction. Actually, I’m not all that impressed with the quality of the hose either. Also, the canister doesn’t seem to pivot very well, and at times can be hard to drag behind. Lastly, the Dyson DC21 Stowaway is a little too heavy for my liking. This makes it a little tougher to drag behind and also to take up and down stairs. Overall, I’m giving this vacuum a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Review

Dyson DC25 Animal BallThe Dyson DC25 Animal Ball vacuum is one of the most popular upright models currently on the market. Well, we were curious as to why that is. So, in this review of the Dyson DC25 Animal Ball vacuum cleaner, we’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model and then give you our final analysis. Here’s a quick rundown of the best features found on this unit: great suction with Root Cyclone technology, washable filters and no bags or belts to buy, mini turbine head attachment, a brushbar that you can easily turn off, a telescoping wand, a couple extra tools, and of course the ball technology for super sharp turns. I also like the fact that this vacuum is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, which tells you that there’s not a lot of dust escaping. As with most models from this manufacturer, the suction power is intense. This is especially useful for sucking up pet hair.

Now, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC25 Animal Ball vacuum. As I’m sure you already know, the $450 price tag is a little steep. It’s definitely on the high end, as far as upright models go. Another thing is that it’s pretty loud. A couple other things I’m not a big fan of: it can’t be used under furniture very well, the hand held tube isn’t too easy to use, and the Dyson DC25 Animal Ball is a little bulkier than the DC24. Overall, I absolutely love this vacuum, even with the couple issues it has. I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC23 Turbinehead Review

Dyson DC23 TurbineheadThe Dyson DC23 Turbinehead vacuum cleaner is an innovative bagless canister model, which is a lot smaller than most of the competition. In this review of the Dyson DC23 Turbinehead, I’ll go over it’s best features, as well as the potential downsides to owning this vacuum. As with most models from this manufacturer, I absolutely love the design. It’s sleek, curvy, and hard to keep from admiring the style. As far as features go, here’s a rundown of what you’ll get with this model: a nearly 22 ft power cord, HEPA filter, motorized brush roll, 12 V of power, 5 year warranty, a 10 inch cleaning path, and an easy-empty canister. It’s also extremely powerful for a little vacuum.

Unfortunately, there are a couple negative aspects with the Dyson DC23 Turbinehead vacuum, which I’ll go over. First off, it weighs a whopping 24 pounds – which is heavier than most canister models. On the other hand, you can tell it’s made of high-quality materials. The nearly $400 price tag is also going to deter some people. Another couple issues I have with the Dyson DC23 Turbinehead vacuum are: I’m not sure how well the latch components will hold up, and the canister seems a little small. Overall, I think this is one of the best canister vacuum cleaners out there. I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC28 Airmuscle Vacuum Review

Dyson DC28 AirmuscleThe Dyson DC28 Airmuscle vacuum is a deluxe model which actually pulls the unit closer to the carpet for deeper cleaning. In this review of the Dyson DC28 Airmuscle vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s best features and it’s downsides, if any. First off, here’s a rundown of it’s best features: a telescope wand, Root cyclone technology, 5 year warranty, a powered cam which adjusts the brush bar, fingertip controls, and of course the Airmuscle technology, which pulls the vacuum head closer to the carpet. As you may have noticed, this model is geared specifically for pet owners – to pull that hard to get pet hair and dirt out of carpets. And to this end, it does a superb job.

Now I’ll be going over the negative aspects of the Dyson DC28 Airmuscle vacuum. As with all models from this manufacturer, I think pricing is going to be a big drawback. I’m not saying this model isn’t worth the $500 price tag, but it’s still a good amount to pay for a vacuum cleaner. I also wish this model had more tools included. This would be a big help for cleaning up pet hair in hard-to-reach places. Lastly, a couple users had problems with clogging, after a year of use. Overall, I absolutely love the Dyson DC28 Airmuscle vacuum cleaner though. I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Best Vacuum for Couches

Couch VacuumLooking for the best vacuum to clean up your couch? Well, we’ve done some research to help you out. There are actually two worthy vacuum models that can clean up your couch in no time. In our view, this vacuum has to have all these features: be small enough to get into really tight areas, have super strong suction, last longer than 15 minutes (assuming the vacuum is battery powered), and lastly it needs to be good with pet hair.

The vacuum we consider the best for couches is: the Dyson DC31. This one definitely costs more than most handheld vacuums, but it is also the best. Its small wand can get in just about anywhere. The suction is what really sets this one apart, you’ll notice the difference the first time you use it. Also, there is a pet friendly version of the DC31 that absolutely does great with pet hair.

The runner up in the best vacuum for couches category is: the Eureka 71B. This vacuum also has tremendous suction for a small handheld. It has a roller brush, which picks up pet hair quite well. You can also squeeze this vacuum into the corners and cracks of the couch for deeper cleaning. The pricing on this model is also considerably less than the Dyson, so it’s something to consider.

Best Vacuum for Tile Floors

Tile FloorThe best vacuum for tile floors is most often the vacuum that works great on all hard flooring types. However, not all vacuums are created equally. In fact, you may have a machine that works just wonderfully on carpet, but scatters the dirt around on bare floors and tile floors.

For getting into the grout areas of the tile, you’ll want a machine that’s powerful enough to suck up all the dirt that’s stuck down in there. If it has a roller brush, it should be able to be turned on and off. I’ve come across two different units which I think do a great job on tile flooring (and all bare floors, for that matter).

What I would consider the #1 best vacuum for tile floors would be the Dyson DC14 All Floors model. The suction is perfect for getting the dirt out of all the crevices in the tile flooring. It also does well on other types of hard flooring, and even works great on carpeting. The one thing that’s tough to swallow is the price tag – around $400. So, even though it works great, it may not be for everyone.

The Eureka 4870MZ Boss is my #2 choice. The suction isn’t quite as strong, but it’s still very good. It comes with a fair amount of tools as well. You just need to remember to turn off the brush when you are cleaning bare floors, such as tile. The price tag is one of the more attractive features – around $150.

Dyson DC23 Motorhead

Dyson DC23 MotorheadThe Dyson DC23 Motorhead is a compact canister vacuum. Actually, the Dyson DC23 Motorhead looks very similar to the DC22 I just reviewed – although, this model is powered by the Level 3 Root Cyclone system instead of the digital motor. It’s still a good system, but probably not quite as powerful nor does it have as much “cool” factor. A few features you’ll find on this vacuum cleaner are: a motorized brush bar (great for picking up pet hair), HEPA filter, a hose and wand that wrap around the vacuum, easy to empty canister, and a slew of additional wand fittings.

The fact that the Dyson DC23 Motorhead is so small is great for storing in tight places. One drawback to being small – the canister is not very big, so you’ll have to empty it quite often. There doesn’t seem to be a lot to complain about on this vacuum cleaner though.

Dyson DC22 Turbinehead Review

Dyson DC22 TurbineheadMy Dyson DC22 Turbinehead review: Powered by a digital motor, the Dyson DC22 Turbinehead vacuum is one good looking machine. Since it’s a canister vacuum, it is actually about 1/3 the size of a normal upright Dyson. But don’t mistake smaller for cheaper – it costs around $650-$700, which is more than any current upright model. I really like the filtration system on this model, it’s basically HEPA grade. I also love how small this vacuum is, making it really easy to stick in a small closet. And, like all Dyson’s, the suction is amazing and it’s bagless.

Even though the Dyson DC22 Turbinehead is small in size, it is actually quite heavy. I don’t really mind too much, because normally heavy equals a quality build. However, I can see it being a bit of a nuisance for people with a lot of stairs. You also have to be prepared to empty the canister at least once every time you use it (the canister is quite small). Lastly, I think the cord could have been a couple inches longer. It won’t reach across a big room very well.

So, I wouldn’t say this model is without faults. However, there’s a lot to like about the Dyson DC22 Turbinehead vacuum. I can’t give it 5 stars because of the price and the few minor issues I mentioned above, but I think it’s still worthy of 4/5 stars. Well done Dyson, once again.