Post # 1
Hubby and I are looking at getting a new vacuum, and the Dyson range has been recommended to us several times.
Now we just need to choose a model!
SO, I’m looking for reviews/recommendations from some of you wonderful ladies who might have owned/used one!
Pet model vs. Regular model
Upright vs. Cannister (ease of use?)
Please and thanks!
Post # 3
I have the DC33 Multi Floor
I LOVE IT!!!! I am what you would call… a clean freak. I bust that thing out several times a week; I’ve had multiple vacuums before I decided to bite the bullet and cash out for a Dyson, and there really is no comparison. THEY WORK SO MUCH BETTER!! I love it, it’s amazing! I’ve had sharks and a couple other big brands too, and they never were able to suck up things like kitty litter. My dyson picks up everything (kitty litter included!) without a hitch. We have the older version of the DC33 where I work (I’d guess it’s at least 7 years old), we use it every day or every other day, and that mother still works awesome.
Post # 4
I have the DC 24 – Multi Floor – and I love it. It’s nice and little and light weight but still has great sucking power. I’d recommend it. The only thing – I don’t have stairs so I can’t give you a review on ease of use for that.
Post # 5
I guess I should have given a bit more info on us as well: we live in a 2-storey, mostly carpet house, with one short-haired dog.
Thanks Ladies Above!
Please keep the reviews coming!!!
Post # 6
Dyson owner here! I have the original DC07 Animal. It is amazing and was the best money I ever spent! If you have carpet you will absolutely need an upright vacuum. The drag-behind ones are interesting and great for quickly getting underneath things but only work well on wood/tile floors.
Post # 7
We have the DC25 Animal (not sure if they even make that one anymore — it’s about two years old), and I LOVE it! I wish I had one for upstairs and one for downstairs.
Post # 8
I suggest getting a consumer reports account and looking at their recommendations! I was thinking about getting a dyson, but I went with the best performing bagged vacuum (which turned out to be a hover).
Post # 9
We have the DC14 (multifloor vac) and DC35 (slim vac). We have a dog that sheds like crazy. Before, I had to sweep every day, and I would sweep up piles and piles of dog hair. The DC 14 is fantastic. When I vacuum, it sucks the hair towards it. I live in a small house and the canister is always full when I vacuum every 5 days or so. The slim vac, is good for touch ups here and there.
Post # 10
DC37 Turbine Head Cannister Vacuum (Pet model)
I love mine and it comes with some great attachements which surely help with the mutlitudes of pet hair in our house.
Post # 11
@velvetcats: We also went with the Hoover that Consumer Reports recommended but the pet version of it. It was on sale for about $120 and we love it. We have a two story house, one 50 pound dog that sheds insane amounts of black hair and one non-shedding little dog. That vacuum cleans our house so quickly, so well and it even has the pet attachment. I was prepared to spend them oney on the Dyson but when I saw that Consumer Reports rated the Hoover as tied in first place with the Dyson I went for it and I haven’t regretted it one bit. We use the pet attachment on our stairs because that’s where Brandie sheds a lot for some reason and it takes care of it so quickly. The amount of stuff that gets sucked up in that vacuum is crazy, we don’t have to empty the canister too often because it’s huge but when you have dogs (even non-shedding ones) it really increases the crap the vacuum has to suck up.
Post # 12
You girls are great! Thanks so much for the recommendations!!!!! I might actually look into that Hoover as well now 😉
Anyone else want to give their 2 cents?
Post # 13
I’d love to hear the recommendations too!
The canister looks so cute and easy, but it’s not so good on carpets? That’s kinda the point of a good vacuum, I’d say. I can swiffer the hardwood floors.
I want something that can get the carpets clean. But also the couch cushions. The upright still comes with lots of attachments, right? Does it work with those space saver bags? I’ve always wanted to get those, but I’ve always only had super cheap vacuums without any attachments.
Post # 14
Anyone else?? I want to go to the store after work today because I’m impatient and want it NOW! 😉
Post # 15
@koi424: The Hoover and Dyson pet vacuums both come with attachments that will take care of pethair on the couch, as well as regular attachments that will as well.
Post # 16
I have a DC24 multifloor and its great on everything except my hair– my hair was about 2 ft long and it would wrap around the brush.