The 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.