- Upright vacuum cleaner with Dyson’s Ball technology for smooth steering
- Designed for homes with pets; motorized brushbar
- Telescope Reach wand; Root Cyclone technology ensures no loss of suction
- HEPA filter; certified asthma friendly; hygienic dust bin; on-board tools
- Measures 12-1/5 by 15-2/5 by 42-2/5 inches; 5-year warranty
Equipped with Dyson’s signature Ball technology, this upright vacuum cleaner easily twists and turns around furniture and obstacles for thorough cleaning throughout the house–no more missed angles or tiresome back-and-forth vacuuming. Its ball design encapsulates the machine’s powerful motor, creating a low center of gravity for even easier maneuverability. Designed for homes with pets, the unit’s motorized brushbar features powerful bristles that remove dirt and pet hair from carpets, while its mini turbine head thoroughly cleans confined spaces such as upholstery, stairs, and the car. It also supplies a quick-draw Telescope Reach wand, which expands to offer 16 feet of reach for stairs, drapes, upholstery, and more. The vacuum cleaner us
Objective, In-Depth Review,
We purchased the DC25 Animal Ball about two weeks ago. What I would’ve liked to have seen before purchasing is a review that gave me all the answers- but I quickly realized such a review doesn’t exist. It’s impossible to tell the difference between what’s always true and what’s anecdotal, what’s proven and what’s someone’s opinion, brand loyalists, people who are determined to be underwhelmed or unhappy with the product, etc. So, in an effort to help everyone out there who is in the same position I was- here is my attempt at all the answers for you:
Some background- we are a family of 3, with 2 Shiba Inu’s that are adorable but shed year round, -especially- in the summer. I don’t mean there is a little hair here and there, I mean there is literally hair wafting through the air, it is EVERYWHERE, and it never lessens or ends despite hours of “furminating”. Beyond that, we are not overly zealous when it comes to cleaning and tend to value our time together over time spent vacuuming/dusting. We also are not the kind of family that can throw around $400-$500 willy nilly. So if we’re going to spend it, it better be worth it. That said, we had spent over $300 on vacuums over the last 3 years. Some were nice (Hoover Windtunnel), some were Walmart brands, etc. But all of them broke, -multiple- times, all of them clogged, and none of them were easy, or even began to help solve the hair problem. Recently, the latest model went to vacuum heaven, so my husband and I began a very long, tiring search into all the available brands and models and which would be best for us. Obviously, my biggest hesitation here was the money. The reviews for Dyson are generally good, but what I wanted to know was, is it such a good product that it’s worth a downpayment on a car? Here’s what I found, so you don’t have to:
If someone had told me, “This is the best vacuum cleaner you can buy for $400”, I would’ve said, “eh…” But if someone had told me, “Yes the vacuum is expensive, but it will clean your entire house, every nook and cranny while still being easy to use, easy to lift, and fun”, I might’ve saved myself some sleepless nights.
-The vacuum is -incredibly- easy to use. I have to laugh when I read reviews where people say it took them forever and a manual to make the vacuum work, or to use the attachments. I don’t mean to be confrontational, but if you can write a review (or even if you can’t), you can successfully use this vacuum and all the attachments/abilities. Everything on the vacuum uses the same “button release”, and it is simple to figure out.
-The ball is fantastic. When you have a smaller house with furnishings, it’s important to be able to get around and under things without breaking your back. Not to mention that the vacuum is less bulky, less rigid, and easier to move in general than any other vacuum I’ve seen to date. This includes my mother’s $1200 Kirby.
-There is an attachment for everything, and it takes less than 5 seconds (I counted) to choose one, hook it up and start using it. If you have hair all over your sofas, or your bedspread, behind your toilet, on top of your fan blades, or even just a healthy buildup of dust- there’s an attachment for that, and it will blow your mind.
-The hose is incredibly long and flexible, it can reach anywhere- plus you have the choice of using the rigid 3 feet of hose with the handle attached which is handy for floor trim where you don’t want to bend over constantly, or of detaching the rigid part from the flexy hose so that you can get to small spaces that are hard to navigate.
-The canister is slightly smaller than some vacuums I’ve used, but it actually holds MORE because it compacts everything very neatly and easily without you doing anything. When you’re going to empty the canister 2-3 times per vacuum or more, you don’t want to mess with bags and you don’t want to mess with a canister that is coated in dust and grimy after every emptying. This canister empties and stays clean- again because of the compacting.
-The suction on this thing is ridiculously wonderful. It pulled over 3x more hair out of my carpet than even the Hoover Windtunnel, and it pulled out dust which I have never seen in my other vacuum’s canisters/bags. After vacuuming, my house literally -smelled- cleaner and fresher. This is new to us, and we love it! Additionally, I watched it pull hair from under our bed and furniture on hardwood from over 10 feet away. Fantastic!!
-The vacuum has a 5 year warranty- everything is covered, and Dyson is incredibly easy to work with. That means that if it loses suction in 2015, I can get it replaced for free. That means my total cost for the next 5 years is a maximum of $430. Considering the vacuum is already far superior to all the others, it’s already cheaper and more satisfying to own a Dyson than it is any other vacuum.
-The vacuum is just generally fun…
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The vacuum of my dreams!,
Assembly was fairly easy, suppose to be 3 snaps with no tools. But I had a heck of a time getting it out of the box, and being not mechanically inclined I would have liked better instructions.
I have never reviewed a product before, but this vacuum cleaner has me so excited that I had to share it with someone. I really love this machine!
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Apartment dwelling, dog owning, clean freak approved!!!,
I have owned 2 cheap-o (less than $100) cleaners over the past two years. One was bagged and the other was bagless. They were both CRAP! I would have to take part the vacuum and unclog it just to get moderate suction power. In the end all i was left with was carpeting that looked clean at first glance…simply because of the vacuum track marks. But when i would closely inspect the carpet, it was nasty. Still covered in dog hair and dust! I wasn’t able to vacuum our dog’s hair to save my life and it was starting to stress me out. I gave in and started to research online for a new QUALITY vacuum. After hours of online research it came down to two choices and they were both Dysons. I had seen the commercials, knew people that owned them, and was always skeptical about paying so much money for a vacuum cleaner but I couldn’t ignore the reviews from both average Joe’s and online Consumer Reports.
It was either the DC17 Animal or the DC25 Animal.
In the end, I went with the DC25 Animal because of it’s smaller profile and ease of use. I am able to vacuum everywhere in the apartment without having to move lots of things around. The ball simply was icing on the cake. I was willing to give up the smaller collection bin for the low profile and “ball.” I was so totally right!!! Had i purchased the DC17, I would have had some problems getting under and around things in my apartment.
If you live in an apartment, if you own a dog/cat, if you HATE DUST, if you currently own a POS vacuum and are reading these reviews, trying to figure out if you are gonna cave in and buy a Dyson….DO IT NOW!!! BUY THE DYSON DC25 ANIMAL!!!! You will be glad you did and you won’t ever mind cleaning your apartment EVER AGAIN!!! It does it all!!!
-Cleans the carpet like a vacuum should!!!
-I got four words for you dog lovers…”NO MORE PET HAIR!!!”
-Low profile let you vacuum under and around without other attachments.
-The attachments let you clean everything from ceiling fans to sofas!!!
-Ball; the ball makes it fun to vacuum!!!
-The Dyson name…you know it will SUCK the best!!!
-Smaller dust bin than other models. You will have to empty it 3-4 times when vacuuming a, really dirty, 3 bedroom apartment.
Even with the smaller dust bin, the Dyson DC25 Animal lives up to the hype. Trust me, just go buy the damn thing and be done worrying about PET HAIR FOREVER!!!
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