Rated 5 out of 5 by Molich This model delivers EVERY outcome it promises!
Easy to assemble, a pleasure to use - and with a dog in the house that sheds, it's an excellent addition to my 'hairy life'!!!
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen This is my first Dyson vacuum and I am pleasantly impressed!
I have 2 cats, one with with long hair and I am very please with how this vacuum sucked up the hair and pet dander each time I vacuum which is about 3 times a week. Almost filling the dirt cup each time (and that's ok with me!)
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ziggy TWICE the Power, HALF the Size, 5 Year Warranty
I never thought I would love a vacuum cleaner more than my Shark Navigator. There's nothing like a clean dust free house, and before my Shark, no Hoover, Eureka, Dyson or any other brand I owned could hold a candle to the Shark's superior cleaning power, maneuverability, washable filters and light weight. Shark was the best 5 Star vacuum I ever owned until now. This revolutionary new Dyson DC50 is not anything like the Dyson I used to own. The Dyson I owned years ago was so heavy, I couldn't wait to replace it with a lighter one- which I did when I found my Shark Navigator. Now, my Shark is the heavy vacuum- which I didn't know until using this unbelievably lightweight DC50.
When I compare vacuum cleaners, I have a test I like to do. I let my rugs and hard floors get filthy for over a week. Then I take one room and vacuum it with my old vacuum cleaner, which is currently my Shark. I then follow up with the new vacuum cleaner which is my Dyson DC50. My Shark cleaned it perfectly, or what I thought was perfectly, until I followed up with another cleaning with the Dyson DC50. The Dyson DC50 picked up another cup of dirt and dust- that's 8 ounces of more dirt and dust that my Shark left behind! I couldn't believe it- my 5 Star Shark being outdone by a vacuum half it's weight and size! I then vacuum another room in the opposite manner. I vacuum first with the new Dyson DC50, then follow up with my favorite Shark. The Shark actually picked up a teaspoon of fluff- it looked like carpet fibers more than dust. Dyson picked up everything again, with the exception of a teaspoon of carpet fibers.
Next, some of my family and friends wanted to do my room test with my new Dyson DC50, as they couldn't wait to actually see this new vacuum in action. The results were all the same- the Dyson DC50 picked up at least a cup or more of dirt and dust on every carpet or floor. It didn't matter which 5 star brand Dyson went up against- Dyson's DC50 left every other top name vacuum in the dust. I then wanted to know how this is possible, that a tiny vacuum could outperform all these other top brands, including my favorite Shark, so I took a close look at this revolutionary new Dyson DC50. What I found is that this small barely over 11 pound vacuum is made of pure lightweight power. There are 19 light weight inner cyclones- 19- that's double the suction power of any other vacuum!!! Dyson put 2 tiers instead of their usual one tier of their powerful radial cyclones on this DC50. The powerul, yet light weight motor is in the ball to save weight and space. The long telescoping wand and hose is inside the handle! Talk about your well designed machine- everything is compact, neatly arranged with unheard of cyclonic power in a minimal space! Dyson made this DC50 compact in it's cord as well. The cord is a little over 25 feet long, where my Shark has a 30 foot cord. I honestly find 25 feet of cord long enough for every room in my house, as I have outlets on every wall, and I also find myself not tripping over a longer cord, which I always did with my Shark.
When you first open the box, you will see the vacuum, handle with telescoping wand inside, brush head, holder for attachments, 3 attachments and of course the directions and booklets. I needed no directions, as you carefully lay the vacuum down on it's back to attach the brush head. Stand it up and attach the handle with wand to the hose and then onto the vacuum. When you want to vacuum with the wand or tube, you just flip open the top lid on the handle and push up on the arrow on the red wand top to slide the wand off. Then, if you only want the tube, you can press the red button to release the wand from the tube. After attaching the brush head and telescoping wand inside the handle, you lay the vacuum face down and attach the holder for the two attachments at the bottom back. Only 3 steps and you are ready to vacuum.
There are 2 buttons- the power ON/OFF and the Brush Off button. You can use the Brush Off Button for hard floors that you don't want scratched with brush bristles, but also for carpets. Should you have a new carpet that is shedding too much or an old expensive hand woven one or delicate one that you don't want bristles on, you can vacuum with no bristles and it just lifts the dirt as if the bristles are on- it's suction is that powerful with those 19 cyclones! The vacuum always resets itself to brush on when you are finished, so remember to set it to brush off, whenever you need to vacuum without the bristles. You will especially love the bristles off for heavy long pet hair- although no matter how long or heavy the pet hair, these bristles never get tangled. I know, as my neighbor's border collie's hair which is super long and thick did nothing to the bristles! It sucked up every inch of hair as if the bristles were off and not moving. Families with animal members will absolutely LOVE this vacuum, which is powerfully made for vacuuming heavy hair! Besides the option of powerful cleaning with or without bristles, this brush head self adjusts to the height of your carpet or hard floors! No wonder it doesn't miss a piece of dust- it is self adjusting in height to the floor! I've never owned a vacuum this smart and efficient!
This small 11 inch wide brush head fits in the narrowest of spaces as the rotating ball lets the head turn on a dime. This Dyson turn on a dime ball is made of ABS and polycarbonate- the same material used in riot shields and crash helmets! Talk about strong plastic. Should you need a smaller brush head, Dyson has included a tiny 5 inch by 3 inch brush head with rotating bristles and it also has the self adjusting height! You can attach this tiny mini brush head to the wand and get in any teensy spaces! There are 2 other attachments as well, a stair attachment tool and a combination attachment tool that can telescope up from a skinny suction end to a wider brush end. These tool attachments are all I will ever need to reach my 10 foot ceilings all the way down to under my bed and dressers and behind my refrigerator and appliances. The telescoping wand extends a full 36 inches long- that's twice the length of my Shark wand of 18 inches! Both my Shark and this Dyson DC50 will sit at the bottom of my stairs and extend a full 8 steps up with their tubes and wands while vacuuming- with one major exception. When I pick up the vacuum to move up a few steps to finish the stairs, I need 2 hands to lift the Shark. I need ONE FINGER to lift the Dyson DC50!
I am over 50 years old and can lift this vacuum with ONE FINGER! I have never been able to lift and carry any vacuum cleaner in my life with one finger until now. This Dyson DC50 is truly revolutionary. The plug is super soft and comfortable to pull in and out of the socket. The handle telescopes down when storing it, to a mere 30 1/2 inches tall. My Shark is 46 1/2 inches tall! The 2 lifetime filters are washable with just a water rinse, shake and air dry overnight, and the filters are HEPA filtration. One filter is in the ball, the other in the dirt container. The dirt container snaps out and with the push of a stick it opens the bottom and releases the dirt, then you just snap back on the bottom, and put it back on the vacuum. The dirt container lets you know when to empty the dirt with it's easily visible MAX lines. There is a 5 year warranty, as with all superb vacuums. Now for more fabulous news, this Dyson DC50 leaves NO STRIPING on your carpet! Every vacuum I have ever owned left what I call stripe runway marks on my carpet. This vacuum leaves no striped runways!
I don't know how Dyson did it, but they created my first 10 STAR vacuum with this DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner. I can lift it with one finger, it has 19 cyclones in 2 layers for tremendous pure power you can find no where else, the thickest hair never tangles, it has a self adjusting brush head, you can use it without the bristles, the ball whips around corners, it fits in a closet space 30 1/2 inches high, by 15 inches deep and 11 inches wide, it has 2 lifetime washable Hepa filters, 3 tools you can use from your ceilings to under your bed, it has a 5 year warranty, no stripe runway marks on your carpet and it picks up more dirt after I vacuum with my favorite 5 star vacuum cleaner. You never have to buy bags, belts or filters- that alone saves a small fortune. Dyson has truly revolutionized vacuuming with their DC50 Animal Compact Upright and you will love the pure power and lightest weight that cleans up beautifully after your family and furry family members both!
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BandE A Believer
After reading a lot of reviews, I felt confident in buying a Dyson. My first job was selling vacuums so I had expectations for it's performance. My husband was very skeptical. However, after using our machine over the past couple of months, I was satisfied with my decision and he has changed his mind. I came home one day to find, not only had he vacuumed the whole house, but bragged about it on social media! He was impressed with the maneuverability. I am impressed by the overall performance - suction, ease of use, and well... I like the way it looks. I don't despise having to vacuum anymore. Thank you!
July 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ladylove Great Machine
The best vaccum I have used in years. I am a small person and I can't lift heavy machines. That is why I chose the Dyson 50 Animal. When I lift it to empty the dirt collector into the trash bin it isn't too hard. The first time I used my Dyson 50 I filled the dirt collector three times. I didn't know my new carpet was so dirty. I live in the desert and get lots of dirt from dog feet. Now each time I get less and less dirt. The Dyson 50 Animal Vaccum is easy to clean yet very powerful. I use it daily to keep my carpets and wood floors looking new.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Unbelievable Technology
I have owned (and still use) a Dyson vacuum before buying this one. Back then, it was clearly head and shoulders above all the other machines I owned before. The DC50 is easily better by a factor of 10! This vacuum picks up big messes and what appears to be fine dirt out of my carpets. I was very surprised to see very fine dust the collection bin.
Frankly, I have to wonder what more Dyson could possibly do to top this vacuum. It's light, maneuverable and pulls the dirt from the depths of the carpet.
I'm sold on the Dyson machines. They're expensive, but worth every penny.
July 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by sue2 NOT A LION
THE VACCUUM ITSELF HAS GREAT POWER AND SUCTION ON HARDWOOD,CERAMIC TILE, AND CARPET BUT HAS A HIGH PITCH SQUEAL IF YOU TRY TO USE THE ATTATCHMENT HOSE AND ACCESSORIES FOR CLEANING FURNITURE AND CURTAINS AND WALLS.
I WOULD RECOMEND THE PRODUCT BUT JUST KNOW ITS NOT AN ALL IN ONE CLEANER IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR SANITY.
I WOULD GIVE IT 4 OUT OF 5 STARS
July 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Petlovers Works well for it's size
I like the Dyson, and have been wanting one for some time. I did think it would pick up hair better, the attachments don't seem to really get the embedded hair stuck in the fibers of the couch, but overall, it works well.
Easy to move around. The wand isn't long enough so I do have to pick up the vacuum to reach ceiling cob webs etc., but it's certainly light enough.
Need to learn more about available attachments to purchase, that might might things easier.
Overall very happy.
July 6, 2015