I’ve owned three Dyson Vacuums so far. Here’s my review.
The original Purple Animal Dyson from around 2006-2012.
It worked well picking up my Pit Bull’s short hair but there was a distinct smelly dog smell coming from it before we stopped using it in 2013.
We bought another Dyson around 2013, the orange one called a DC33 model.
We bought it after my Pit Bull passed on and we didn’t have a dog so we decided to buy a regular one not meant for pets. I found the hose a little tricky to use, I always felt like I was wrestling with it to get it out. We moved after we bought this Dyson and our new house came with a central vacuum system and then, we got Bolt. We used the Dyson on our carpets after we got Bolt and fostered Dutch because the central vac wasn’t cutting it. Even though the DC33 wasn’t meant for animals, it did a good job. But I found my long hair would wrap around the bottom and I’d have to cut my hair out once in a while when the suction seemed off (yes, I shed too).
We moved again in 2016, we don’t have carpet anymore, our whole house is laminate and we have small tiled areas. My parents-in-law gave us a Purple Animal Dyson DC25 and I love it. It is loud like the other ones we had, but it does its job so well and the hose is finally easier to use. It’s also easy to empty, like the other models I don’t need to buy any vacuum bags, I just like to empty it outside so the dust doesn’t fly all over the house again.
I love that I can see the brush housing, how it is clear plastic, when it is turned on the bristles spin and when it stops it looks like the picture above. I like that I would be able to see if it gets entwined with a bunch of my long hair. So far, so good, no hair cutting needed and I like this because I don’t have to turn the vacuum over to see the bristles. This is genius! Also, I like when it is turned on, the bristles spinning look like they are moving so fast that I feel like it is picking up all the little hairs and dirt my four legged friends bring into the house. I love clean floors!
However, there are a few downsides in my opinion.
One, the electrical cord is not as long as the Orange DC33 Dyson. With the Orange Dyson, I can plug it in to my front foyer which is in the middle of the house and vacuum one side of the house and then the other side without unplugging the cord. With the Purple Animal Dyson, I need to unplug and replug the electrical cord and do two rooms at a time. Our house isn’t that big, we live in a small bungalow. I’m not sure why the cord had to be so short, shouldn’t it be the same as the other models?
Two, although the “ball” technology helps it to swivel and make sharp turns, it’s bulky and I can’t go under my coffee table or sofa, it would be nice to have that slimmer. Or maybe I just miss that capability in my central vacuum hose…
Three, it’s loud. Well, all of the Dysons are loud, I guess it’s expected for powerful vacuums.
Overall though, it picks up the dog hairs and my hair really well.
Do you own a Dyson? What are your thoughts? Feel free to give your review in the comments on your pet vacuum. Is it working for you?