Rated 5 out of 5 by SkippalongSis Dyson Ball Compact Animal
This vacuum did amazing; everything it was advertised to do. It is very easy to pull on carpet or on hardsurface floors, the suction is very powerful and cleaned my floors excellently, there was no dust kicked out when it was turned on as well as none while vacuuming (I have two people with severe dust allergies living in the home and they were not effected by the vacuuming), and-being currently five months pregnant-I had an easy time carrying it up floor levels and vacuuming the stairs.
The canister, while being a compact size, was able to hold all the dirt and other items vacuumed up from an entire floor (1600sqft) before I had to empty it.
Overall I was very impressed with it and my children are even able to vacuum happily and easily with it; which makes this momma very happy!
September 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fangio Great for a small house and allergy sufferers
Overall I'm very pleased with my Dyson after years of battling with clunky machines that lose suction and require bags. As an asthmatic, changing the bag and having dirty air blow about was counterproductive and made it worse. No doubt, this product is expensive but I after only one vacumn with it I can see it will be a great investment
* Even though my carpet looked relatively clean before using my new Dyson, the amount of dust and hair in the cannister Collected was almost scary. This machine does its job!
*After a bit of fiddling it's easy to assemble and switch the various heads around
* I found the ten metre cord perfectly adequate living in a small two bedroom villa with carpet
*It stores compactly and really easily after dismantling
* The brush head doesn't get clogged with long hair - I was a little worried about this. Some cotton thread got wound around the bristles which had to be removed by hand but apart from this all hair (and I have a lot of long hair) was sent straight into the cannister.
* the cannister empty slider is a little tricky to use but I'm sure it will get easier with more use. I found the close and lock trapdoor mechanism a bit temperamental and needed a bit of force to close properly .
* The on off switch and cord retractor switch is tiny. I like to turn my vacum off with my foot and this is impossible.
*The brush head is a little small and therefore you need to do more sweeps but because it's small it gets into more places so it's also a pro!
September 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by redsawdust My lil sugar
I named my little dyson Sugar, since suga means suck in Swedish and I thought the name appropriate since these smaller canister vacuums are so cute! But don't let the looks fool you, this lil thing is a beast.
I bought my DC47 recently but haven't used it at home yet since I just moved, however I did take it to work and cleaned my office which I don't think has been vacuumed for years. I think I could taxidermy a small animal out of the amount of hair it pulled and we're talking about only a cubicle sized office. I'm so impressed with the weight, how easy I can get to every little nook and cranny by the way the nozzle rotates. There were some long hairs that did get tangled up in the nozzle but since I'm easily able to remove it, it took but a minute to get it clean again. It's really quiet too and just overall makes me want to use it more often. I don't see vacuuming so much a burden anymore! Highly recommend this model if you hate upright vacuums like me, got a small place, and have tight spots you need to get to.
June 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NCBree LOVE this vacuum...BUT
I really love this vacuum and it did an amazing job getting up the dog hair that had taken up seemingly permanent residence in my old carpet. It is super lightweight and has amazing suction. I thought I would be disappointed that the head was smaller and would take what seemed twice as many strokes to vacuum but instead it was way better than my old one. Because it was smaller I could get into more cracks and crevices. plus it was so light it did not matter that I had to go over more times.
Two small things though - I am a little taller (5ft 8in) and I have to stoop a little because the handle on the brush head is just a little too short. Not a big deal because my house is not too big but if I had a lot of space to do I would get tired. Second for all you pay, they couldn't put a light on the brush head? Now I can get into all of these places that I couldn't before because of the awesome design, but I can't see if I am about to suck up something really bad.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanceLover LIKE NONE OTHER!
I am totally sold on Dyson. Would never have another brand!
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amari Wonderful
This is a most excellant machine for cleaning under beds and very high places. I love this machine!!!!!
July 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Wish it had one thing
My previous brand vacuum cleaner weighted 26 lbs!! What a pleasure it is to use my 11 lb Dyson. I have a long haired cat and it works great on the animal hair. I just wish I could purchase a larger head for the carpets. It is a shame your parts aren't interchangeable. I would purchase the larger one. All in all, a great machine.
May 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer good "but"
My whole house is hard surface flooring. I have engineered hardwood and ceramic tile. I have three dogs. I vacuum every day. When I first got my vacuum it did not include the floor attachment. I didn't think I'd need it because they SAY it would work on all surfaces. I found out that is NOT true. The all purpose attachment that came with it sucked much too hard to the hardwood to do anything more than scrape it. So I had to rig up a way to use a dust mop and the hose. After three years of that laborious job, I complained to Dyson and they sent me the floor attachment. It works very well. Now I can vacuum like any other human being and it gets up the dog hair quite nicely. That attachment SHOULD be sold with the vacuum. OR don't advertise that it works well on all surfaces.
May 10, 2016