|Dyson DC25 Animal Vacuum (Refurbished)|
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|Cleaning your home is no more a task when you own the Dyson DC 25 Animal upright vacuum cleaner. Thanks to its root cyclone technology, this Dyson vacuum cleaner does not use a bag to collect the dust and so it avoids clogging or loss of suction. Moreover, the 1.38-liter dust capacity of this Dyson vacuum cleaner lets you clean more, without the need for emptying the waste again and again. Featured with a motorized brush bar, the Dyson DC 25 Animal removes pet hair and ground-in dirt from upholstery. What’s more, this upright vacuum cleaner can be smoothly steered around the house, as it uses the Dyson Ball technology.|
|UPC||5025155007389, 5025155007686, 700953599629, 879957002296, 879957003682, 879957004856|
|Power Consumption||1200 Watts|
|Details and Capabilities|
|Dirt Capture Method||Cyclonic|
|Tank / Bag Capacity||0.31 Gallons|
|Cord Length||24 ft.|
|Cleaning Areas||Bare Floors, Carpets, Upholstery, Wooden Floor|
|Cleaning Path||13 In.|
|Attachment Type||Brush, Hose, Motor, Upholstery Tool, Wand|
|Additional Hose||With Hose|
Average review score based on 251 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I have had the Dyson DC25 Animal Upright for a little over 2 weeks now. It is deceivingly quiet while pulling up more dirt and debris than any other vacuum we have ever owned. I like the ball, because it allows you to get into spaces that a conventional cleaner would require lifting and twisting. It does take a little getting used to especially when trying to move the ball backwards in a straight line. The crevice/brush tool is a little chincy, especially the locking mechanism for the brush (it comes unlocked too easily). It would be nice if the brush were a little wider. Emptying the bin is really easy. You must, however keep the bin as clean as necessary. All the vacuum parts and mechanisms are made of plastic and while reasonably sturdy should still be handled with care to ensure long life. The only thing I don't like so far is when using the accessory hose it is very stiff. With the amount of suction this cleaner produces and the stiffness of the hose it makes use of the hose a little difficult and tiresome. I'm hoping as the machine gets used more the hose will stretch a little easier. I would highly recommend this machine for any home use and especially if you have shedding pets.
I guess that my wife was persuaded by the Dyson commercials on TV. Or maybe it was that this particular model advertised its excellence in dealing with anamil hair.
Personally I was a bit skeptical, because it looked like the product had all sorts of bells and whistles. Our other two vacuum cleaners were not doing the job with the cat hair in the carpets. I just didn't think this could be all that different.
When I tried it, I was delighted. After vacuuming only about 1/2 of a hallway the collector was full and needed to be emptied. Being somewhat mechanically oriented, I soon came to realize that there was a reason for the ball. The suction / brush assembly is essentially "free floating" from the rest of the appliance, and gives it a considerable advantage, allowing it to "latch on" to the carpet and stay latched, independent of how you push (and pull) the thing around. The ball allows it to turn easier. I could go on, but bottom line, this gadget has lots of clever design that seems to have a functional purpose.
Mr. Dyson is right. The other products loose suction. This one doesn't. And what good is a vacuum cleaner if it doesn't suck? ;)
The attachments are all conveniently stored on board, except for a mini powered brush cleaner that is particularly clever. Only one minor criticism: The way the extension tube and hose are stored and used is a bit unwieldy. But that's the only thing I don't like, and compared to the benefits, I can live with it.
One last thing: I bought a "factory refurbished" unit from one of the fine e-bay retailers. Even considering the slightly higher price for a "buy it now" product, buying refurbished saved me something $150 compared to in-store retail price. Except for a bit of haze on the inside of the "clear" dust container, it looked like a brand new product. Why go new? I'm glad I bought this thing, and bought it "refurbished."
I don't buy anything on a whim, so after reading multiple reviews about "how heavy, cumbersome, difficult to put together" this Dyson Animal was, despite its other good qualities, I hesitated, but decided to buy it anyway. Let me say first that I am a 48-year-old woman, who weighs just under a 100 lbs, so I don't know if the claim that this vacuum is "too heavy" was written by Thumbelina, but it's hard to imagine that if I can easily manage this machine that others would have trouble.
It snaps together in 3 pieces; easy to figure out. It MAY come with the telescoping wand extended, so that might have been the source of the confusion for the woman who claimed you had to be "clairvoyant" to figure it out. The telescoping wand fits inside the handle; once you retract it, you'll easily see how it connects. So, so far so good. I have 2 dogs, heavy shedders--a chow chow, and a seasonally shedding husky mix who blows her coat twice a year--and I have asthma and allergies. This machine is a godsend. I just hope it's true that the advertising claim about it not "losing suction" is accurate because it is a bit spendy. Worth every penny so far, however.
For those who are fanatical about research as I am, check out James Dyson, the engineer who designed this machine; his work, including the original prototype for this vacuum is in the Museum of Modern Art.
The one thing I would warn people about is to be VERY careful about using the upholstery attachments on certain fabrics. My couch is a very fine microsuede and the suction was almost powerful enough to rip it right off the cushions. Unless you have a sturdy, or tightly woven fabric, I don't recommend the upholstery brush. And, as others have mentioned, the hose is very stiff, so the entire machine tends to fall over when you're using attachments.
Minor problems, however, considering what you get. One other great bonus: I usually end up throwing away the dogs' beds after a few months since they end up so coated with hair that no vacuum ever got it off and it they never got clean in the wash. With this Dyson: vacuum pet beds as you do regular carpets, careful not to get too close to the corners where they could get caught in the suction. Miracle!!! Pet hair gone, toss in wash, beds like new!
There are minor flaws--it IS hard to get out of the box, but I did it myself. HINT: Lay box flat, remove packing material from one side, then the other, and push through.
P.S. I do NOT work for the Dyson company, though this review might make it sound as if I do.
It's great! Very easy to clean under coffee tables, etc. Sooooo easy to asssemble right out of box. It's a 1,2, 3 step process. I've never had a better vacuum cleaner. Get one! You won't be sorry. Lightweight, and easy to move around. This new "ball technology" is such a relief. Believe me, you will never send this one back. It's bagless, and 2 filters are washable every 3 months, so no further expenses (like bags). You can select whether or not to use the rotating brush (are you cleaning hardwood or carpets?). You will like this one!
I love my new Dyson DC25 Animal!!! It's lightweight. It's easy to maneuver. It has awesome suction. And, it's truly an all-surface type of machine--I can transition from my carpet to my wood floor with no thought at all. I've barely had to use a broom since I got the Dyson. The attachments are also nice. I am someone who has despised vacuuming my whole life...with this new vacuum, I have done this chore much more frequently, and almost don't mind it. I would highly recommend this item. Negatives? Just one: the power cord isn't long enough--it's just a little annoying to have to stop in the middle of vacuuming to move the cord to a different plug in, but this is an annoyance I can put up with.