Post # 1
So my Fiance and I are seriously considering buying one. I’ve read alot of awesome reviews on them, but since they are an investment, I want to read some bee’s reviews. Which model do you have, and what are its pros and cons??
Post # 3
I have the Dyson Animal (DC24) and I love it. It was a housewarming gift from my dad when I moved out on my own so it’s hard for me to say that it was worth the cost because I didn’t spend the money, but if anything ever happened to mine I would buy another one.
Post # 4
Pretty much everything MissBoPeep said. We have the same model (DC 24 animal) and its amazing. We got ours as a shower gift but if we hadn’t been gifted with it, we would have bought it ourselves. It’s an incredible vacuum.
My Brother-In-Law and SIL have the regular DC 24 that works great but if you have any pets, you should definitely spend the extra $100 or so and get the animal model. You wouldn’t believe the cat hair that thing sucks up.
Post # 5
I got a Dyson for Christmas after years and years of begging for one (I’m weird) and I loooove it. It was kind of mortifying vacuuming my apartment for the first time though – I had used our old crappy vacuum like 2 days before, came home Christmas day and had to break out the Dyson and within like 2 seconds it was FULL of dirt and grit. I have the DC33 Multi Floor + an allergen extensions kit. Not the priciest model, but it totally does the trick.
Can you tell I love it? Haha
ETA: I didn’t even mention any pros or cons, oops! Haha. Pros – the allergen kit has a lot of handy extensions for doing the couches and drapes which is good because our dog sheds like nobody’s business. It really does get a lot of the dirt, and I never have to go over the same area more than once. Plus the multi-floor function is fantastic for our apartment just because we have a bunch of area rugs.
Cons – My model doesn’t necessarily have a lot of mobility, and sometimes on the carpets it will make an awful grinding noise. There’s usually a cause – like a thread from our old damaged carpets getting caught in the vacuum, or a piece of dog toy that won’t suck up, but it ALWAYS scares me when it does it.
Post # 6
For those that have the Dyson Animal, do you have pets? We have a very heavily shedding labrador and I want to know if it’s worth it from the perspective of someone w/ a pet that sheds like craaaaazy.
Post # 7
Not sure which model I have. It’s the first gen. light weight one. So much bigger than the light weight model they have out now. This is actually our FOURTH Dyson. We bought 2 DC 24’s and another one of whatever model we have now. Why? because our family members kept stealing them! First my Mother-In-Law, then my SIL, then my own parents. In all honesty, I don’t think it’s really worth it except for the ball. The ball makes it so easy to push around and maneuver.
Post # 8
I also have the DC24 model & love it! My neighbor loves it so much she comes over every week and borrows ours.
Post # 9
We bought the Dyson Animal (DC24) and it really does suck up a ton. I love having a bagless vacuum and it’s kind of fun/gross to see all the dirt that gets sucked up.
The spinning brush on the vacuum gets tied up with my hair often… so, I’m always removing the bar to cut the hair off. It’s pretty simple to take apart and the extender hose makes cleaning in corners and high places easy.
It has a LOT of sucking power (watch out when you are around your curtains!) and does a great job getting EVERYTHING!
We’ve been using it for the last 2 years and have no complaints!
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Changed my life!
Okay, that’s an overstatement, but my previous vacuum was a $250 Kenmore and my $400 Dyson (bought on sale) blows that thing out of the water. I have a canister because they get more suction. We absolutely love it. The first time we vacuumed, the floors didn’t even look that dirty and there was not a lot of visible dog hair, but we filled the canister 3 times. I have a 1000 sq foot apartment. That’s a lot of cleaning power!
Post # 11
@MrsDrRose612: I have a cat who sheds like crazy, my dyson kicks ass. >:)
Edit: Whoops, that was supposed to be 🙂 but I guess >:) works too haha
Post # 12
@MrsDrRose612: That cute guy in my avatar is Lincoln. When he’s not shaved like a lion, he has enough fur to cover half a dozen cats. The dyson has changed my life. Mostly because Darling Husband actually WANTS to vacuum now but also because my carpets have never been cleaner.
Post # 13
Thanks for this thread!!!! 🙂
Post # 14
I like what I hear!! I’m just hoping they go on sale sometime soon!!
Post # 15
I have one and I love it – not sure what model it is; I’ll check later, but it’s an older, bright yellow one. We have two vacuum cleaners because Fiance already had one when I moved in, but we NEVER use his anymore! The dyson’s suction is uncomparable, and I’ve had it for a while with no problems at all.
Post # 16
I’m not sure where you are at, but I have my husband’s one year old, rarely used DC23 canister vac for sale. I am in Birmingham. He bought it before we got married. I have a Kirby sentria and never got used to using his vac when we were at his apartment….not a fan of canister vacs. He stayed with me most of the time, so it’s probably been used maybe 15 times. Right now it’s just taking up space in our guest room until we have our “combining households” yardsale next month.