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Great for a small house and allergy sufferers
Comments about Dyson DC47 Animal Canister Vacuum:
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 Pros * 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. Cons * 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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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!
This is a most excellant machine for cleaning under beds and very high places. I love this machine!!!!!
Versitle and light
I just got this as a wedding gift and I LOVE it!!! It is so easy to change the attachments which makes cleaning quick and easy. I have all wood floors and a couple area rugs. It is hard to find a vacuum that works on wood and has good suction, the suction on it is fabulous. I used it to clean my husband's car and the suction was as good as the one at the car wash. I couldn't be happier with it!!!
Worth every penny!
The only vacuum I will ever own again! I have a dog and two cats so I vacuum pretty much everyday to every other day. I am amazed and disgusted all at the same time of the amount of dirt and hair that I empty out after each use. This thing is amazing I'm very happy and would highly recommend to anyone!!!
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.
Love love love it. Pure awesomeness
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.
Best deal ever
I LUV THIS VAC, I HAVE HAD MANY BRAND BUT THIS IS THE BEST ONE I HAVE EVER USED AFTER U USE A DYSON VACUUMS U WON'T USE ANYTHING ELSE
The Perfect Fit
It is with great pleasure I write this review. I have tried both the standing canisters and cordless vacuum. Both probably a good choice but not if you have furniture and if you have a 3 bedroom house to clean, that is actually occupied :) In other words, the cordless vacuum would only clean for about 8-10 minutes at the time and then needed to be re-charged for about a day.... Not a good fit for a busy mom on the go that has no time to clean in sequences ... :) The "upright standing canister" is a powerful machine, but if you have furniture, which most of the inhabited homes do - you are up to no good. The ball is so high you can go under almost anything in the house. It is probably the ideal fit if you are cleaning big open office spaces. It is a bit heavy as well. After much going back and forth between few stores we have found the canister option and even though by that time I was all very sceptical about Dyson we have purchased it and .... WOW. Lightweight, comfortable, extremely mobile. The low ball allows you to clean under anything and around everything. The canister is easy to clean and the machine is self is so light you can lift it and carry it around if you need to reach places. I vacuum and dust with it. I clean upholstery with it and the BEST - I can clean all the legos in the house without sucking any of them in with the flat service accessory .... Dyson has proven to me - it's worth spending the money! P.S. Side effects of using this machine - My husband has never been so interested in cleaning ANYTHING! :) I don't know is it the gadget appeal or the versatile use of this Dyson - but he loves to use it .... Yeyyy me !
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