Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim Cordless Vacuum w/ 6 Attachments
We purchased this for use on our boat. It is ideal -- light weight, good power and suctioning, great in tight spaces and easy to store. Perfect for a vacation home, mobile home or boat. We had a problem with our battery (after over a year of use) and Dyson replaced it free of charge.
We keep the handle plugged in between uses so it is always charged and ready to go when we need it.
While I love the idea of a cordless vac, spending this kind of money for one that only allows for 20 minutes of continuous use seems foolhardy. Once the charge is done it takes "only 3 hours" for it to fully charge. Unless you are using this for only a few things and a corded vac for everything else, I don't see the point in spending this kind of money. Sorry dyson, I love your products but this one is not worth the money.
Great Stick Vac! I keep mine always at hand & use it every single day. Since I'm 58 years old with back problems the last thing I want is a corded, big vacuum to have to drag out & assemble each time I wish to clean up. With this Dyson there is no danger of tripping over the cord. It is super light and rolls over carpeting beautifully, so it's easy on the back.
Since I "Swiffer" my hardwood areas throughout the house it's not necessary to use the vac there, however, if there's dirt or dust or dry spills I'll reach for the Dyson stick vac. The charge lasts 15 minutes total. In that amount of time I'm able to do my bedroom, bedroom walk-in closet, hallway, kitchen runners & hallway runners. The suction is very good. Now remember, 15 minutes doesn't sound like a lot of time but since I enjoy using this unit everyday, the house stays pretty clean so it's not necessary to spend much time on any area....and if you take your finger off the trigger to walk to a different spot or move something out of the way, you extend the length of the charge. I quick dump the dust out of the collection cup (really easy) & set it into the charger. It charges up quickly. I do traffic areas daily and the not so traveled areas & under furniture only once a week. The fact that it coverts to a handheld unit is so convenient. I do lamp shades, upholstery, etc.
Terrific CORDLESS Vacuum
If you read the specifications on QVC it clearly states on high power for about 6 minutes and regular power for about 20 minutes. The lady that stated she was able to get 10 minutes on high power is doing great. I have this vacuum ... it is GREAT!!! It is what the specifications state. Remember, this is a cordless vacuum. It will NEVER be as powerful as a corded vacuum. I have had several brands of cordless vacuums... this Dyson runs circles around the others. The suction is great for a cordless.
Didn't last a year
Bought the big Dyson and then this cordless Dyson. Loved the cordless at first for small tasks like clean-ups, stairways, backs of divans, drapes, etc. Then it began to make this stop-start, stop-start sound. It would do this for about 30 seconds then stop completely. I'd press it again and it would repeat that...like a faulty on-switch or something. It has gotten worse. This Dyson cordless has had light use and we are always careful with our equipment. It is fully charged when used. Tried to email questions to Dyson, but their customer service link is very difficult to use. Will have to take this to be repaired OR order another one. LOVE our big Dyson! This just doesn't match the quality.
Best Ever Bare Floor Vac
Every time I use this product (which is nearly every day) I marvel at it. I've searched for many years for a truly good bare floor vacuum, and I've hated bare floor because I could not find one. Then I finally tried this product. It is the best vac for bare floors (corded or un-corded) ever. It's edge cleaning is superior. It works for touch ups on carpet (the only times I really use the "boost button"). And of course stairs, a dream come true (even though mine are carpeted), it is just what I've always wanted. This model does come with the (hanging) docking station, even though they do not show it in the photos. I could not love that more--out of the way, yet always ready to go.
Not worth the money
This is our first Dyson purchase. Not real thrilled for the money that we spent. Looks wonderful on TV.
Great Product! Love it!
We use this daily in our entry and traffic areas. Came in so handy this past winter with all the salt that we were bringing into the house. It's not meant to replace a regular vacuum - this product is meant for the quick jobs. Very light weight and we have found the suction to be more than adequate. We're finding that our house is so much cleaner because it's so handy and convenient. My husband even uses it because it simple, easy and does a great job (and I keep it where I know he'll see it). Only thing is it's only good for 15 minutes at a time so it's not meant to tackle a whole house of carpeting at one time.
I received this vacuum as a gift on Christmas and tried it out soon after. It has excellent suction and it is nice to be able to vacuum without the use of a cord. There is one major drawback however. In order for the vacuum to remain on, you have to constantly hold the on-off lever in. This is extremely uncomfortable, especially if you have any arthritis in you hand. I find myself switching fingers and switching hands to alleviate some of the discomfort. There has to be a better way.
Worst Expensive purchase ever
I bought this vacuum thinking it will be better for me since its lightweight and its cordless, but here is the problem it charges for a while and it dies in about 10 minutes if you use it on high which is the most efficient, so think that you can only do about a room or two if small and then you have to recharge it not what you would want if your trying to do the whole house. The suction is weak too, I hate it plus you have to press the button while vacumming to stay on and it can get your wrist very tired fast.
Own it and buying 2 for gifts
I use my upright Dyson once a week, but use this daily for high traffic areas, entry, kitty litter and spills. Very convenient, light weight and powerful. I bought mine a few months ago and this is a better buy, so am buying for my grown kids for Christmas ~ if I can wait that long to give to them.