Dyson DC41 Animal Ball Upright Vacuum with 7 Attachments
Good suction but hate to use the attachments
This vacuum has really good suction but I hate how hard it is to use the attachments. The hose is so stiff with no flexibility that it is near impossible to clean the carpet on the stairs. It is a chore to do anything with any attachment. Just terrible for anything other than using as an upright. I paid $599.95 way too much for his hard to use vacuum.
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I have had my Dyson DC41 for exactly 2 years now and I hate it! You cannot get under furniture because it is too big. It leaks...I have 2 dogs so a lot of dog hair and dander even though I vacuum every other day religiously. The canister leaks such that there is always dust on the outside of the canister...so much for being airtight! The canister is also not easy to empty and getting some of the parts out to clean is not easy, you must put your hand up into the canister and twist off one of the parts...yuck!
Being expensive is not always better!
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Almost feel cheated now that this is only $479 and I paid $599 just a few months ago right here on QVC. As to the vacuum - I am pleased. I own and still use my original DC07 although the tube that goes down over the handle is duct taped together. This model seems to pick up more, now that could be due to the age of my other one. It works well and I like Dyson vacuum or I would not have bought another one. Things I would change are: it doesn't want to stand up! I cannot tell you how many times I have thought it was clicked into standing and let go and it falls over! The canister is easy empty BUT most of the time you have to use the button to release the entire inside from the clear outer to get the stuff out Oh and expect to always have to wipe out the inside tube of the canister with a dry paper towel or the holes will be plugged. The newer no clog beater bar is an improvement over the original but still have to have long hairs and strings cut off of it. Overall I think Dyson are overpriced but I keep buying them because they do pick up dog hair well. I have 3 dogs.
I love my Dyson. Do not know what else to say but it is the best vacuum I ever owned and I am 66 years old and have owned lots of vacuums. When this one gets old, I will order another. Also, QVC has been great to deal with. I love the fact that you have a no hassle payment plan.
Thank you bunches and bunches. No more dust bunnies.
Dyson Animal ball - Fail
I wanted to LOVE my Dyson, however when i first recieved it i was a little dissapointed at how cheaply made it seemed to be, and how heavy this machine was. I absolutely loved the suction it did have and it picked the dog-hair up wonderfully. When putting the vacuum back in the up-right position, it wanted to fall over and didn't want to always stand back up. At 5 1/2 months the wand end of things broke, stopped having any suction. There wasn't a single blockage anywhere. This is when i had to send it back because it didn't work. The design of these machines is awesome, the company just needs to up their game on quality.. I truely believe they have become complacent with their products.. I do have to add that QVC was great and easy to get my money back.. After receiving my refund from QVC i ordered the Shark from them.. Hopefully This is the vacuum for me and my family..
I have had this for over a year and it is the best vacuum! This is my second one and I purchased another after this one for my downstairs. I have 2 goldens and we have an active life and this keeps us clean!
Not that Great
The main brush will get tangled up with long hairs when vacuuming carpeted areas. In our household we have three girls all with long hair so it is so annoying to have to un-attach that main brush piece after vacuuming each of their rooms and cut and remove the tangled up hair. Dyson should have created a non-tangle brush for that piece.
OK- but some drawbacks
I purchased this vacuum because my old Hoover had parts that kept breaking and was difficult to empty the chamber. The Dyson was shown to be easy to empty, but it isn't the way it looks in the video. I bought the Animal Ball Upright because of my dog, even though it is listed as an animal product, dog hair that spins in the chamber is usually stuck and does not come out of the chamber when emptying, so I have to use my hand or something else to empty it. I was hoping this would have been thought through when designing. I am also disappointed in the crevice tool, although good as specified, it is too large an opening to get into tight spots on my sofa and other places. I would have liked it to be like the older ones. Other than that, it has worked well and has a long cord to cover more area without having to plug it in again. Suction is good, and maneuvering is fairly easy. I like that the long rigid tube can be removed if I want to use just the hose for cleaning. Overall, it cleans well.
Love this vacuum!
Having dogs who always shed their coats I love this!!! Could not believe the amount of hair and "stuff" that it picked up despite using my "older" cleaner 5 minutes prior to using the Dyson!! WOW WOW WOW!
I enjoy working with this DC41&DC65
I'm a custodian and have three Dysons so far replacing my heavy work horses (kirbys).Hours of vacuming, many buildings, and the DCs are tough and powerfull. From floor to carpet. Am saving for my own.
Not as good as pervious animal 41
This is a extra dyson sweeper I have purchased. I wanted to have a second one for the upstairs area of my home. This sweeper will not stay standing up without double clicking the handle after you are finished using the wand. The other issue I have with this machine is the waste container is smaller then the original one I own. I bought this particular model because I have Labradors and they shed, I was dumping the waste container more often then I wanted to spend time doing. I have returned this one I was so disappointed. My friend has the same machine and she says she has problem getting it to lock in place too. If you aren't paying attention it will fall over against you! The suction was good.
Best Vacuum Ever
I Love It!!! This is the best purchase I ever made. The Dyson is so light and quite; Yukon my dog does not run away when I start to vacuum. I finally found something that actually picks up pet hair. My husband even loves to vacuum; so simple and easy to use. We are truly a Dyson family, looking forward to more products.