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The BEST for homes with pets! And NO MORE CLOGS!
I received this machine about a week ago, and am very impressed. I have owned an older model of the Animal Ball for years (which is still going strong, and is soon to...Read complete review
I received this machine about a week ago, and am very impressed. I have owned an older model of the Animal Ball for years (which is still going strong, and is soon to be gifted to a relative in need). I thought the old Animal Ball had strong suction, but WOW -- the Animal 2 is even stronger! This thing picked up every little crumb and dog hair in every nook and cranny, with only one pass. I used it on hard floors, carpet, and even a shag rug. Some of the carpet in our house is original from when our house was built (1977!) and the Animal 2 left a very satisfying vacuum line pattern on this old carpet, like I had never seen before. The vacuum is very intuitive for people who have never used a Dyson before. Its design is well thought-out and aesthetically pleasing, with a modern, futuristic look to it. There is a button to power on/off, and one to turn the brush on/off for transitioning to carpet/hard floors. There is a handle above the dustbin that makes it easy to carry up and down the stairs when needed. The cleaning wand is slightly different than the older model (the new one is less bulky because the "handle" part stays put on the main part of the machine), but just as easy to use. It pops right out whenever you need it, allows to you to easily snap on/off attachments, and stretches an impressive distance. The suction from the wand is quite powerful; vacuuming our carpeted stairs was a breeze with the included stair attachment, and the turbine brush attachment helped de-fuzz our dog's pet bed in no time! Can't wait to try it on upholstery. When done with the wand, you simply push a button to get the wand to collapse back into itself and replace it onto the handle. I was able to do this with one hand once I got the hang of how it worked. Another cool feature-- older Dyson attachments that I already own are compatible with the Dyson Animal 2! And the cord seems significantly longer than the last model. Another new feature is how the machine automatically pops into vacuuming position from standing -- no need to push down on a foot lever to engage. You just naturally position yourself into a "vacuuming stance," and it's ready to roll! Very cool. Pops right back to standing with ease. The clear dustbin holds a significant amount of debris (even more than the older model) and emptying it is easy as can be. As a person with allergies, I can't stand the thought of touching all the dust and dirt that gets trapped in the bin, so I love the one-button release into the trashcan! I can even close the Dyson dustbin without touching it by using the edge of the trashcan to carefully push the gate closed. My hands never have to touch any of the nasty stuff. It's also quite nice that the dustbin on the Animal 2 is clear, so that you can physically see the dust being vacuumed up as it is happening, and know when it is ready to empty. I think my absolute favorite thing about Dyson vacuums is that I have NEVER EVER had to clear out a clog. Not once. Never. And we have had multiple, shedding animals inside our home for years. I had never owned a vacuum before this that I didn't have to unclog at least a few times a month. While I've never personally experienced a clog with the Dyson Animal 2, if one should occur, the easy-to-follow instructions show where to look and how to unclog if needed. That's another nice thing about this vacuum -- it comes with clear, user-friendly, illustrated (with color!) directions. No need to hunt through lines of text in the manual; the pictures tell you everything you need to know about how to assemble it (I did it in less than 10 minutes), clean the filters (also easy- just rinse and let air dry completely before returning it to the machine), and use it. My only concerns for this vacuum is that the parts are made of a plastic material, which I fear could maybe crack with increased use. Fortunately, Dyson has an amazing warranty period (5 YEARS!), so you can feel at ease in case something happens. I never had an issue with my older Dyson Animal, so hoping that will be the case for this newer one. That about sums it up! If you have pet that sheds, you NEED this vacuum. The Dyson Animal 2 is a POWERHOUSE of a vacuum that gets the job done easily (and looks great doing it). Nothing compares to its suction and ease of ownership. No more clogs ever again!
Most Liked Negative Review
truly a disappointment - 1. it is awkward if you never used an upright before.2. it is heavy to push around especially if you have a lot of floors to...Read complete review
truly a disappointment - 1. it is awkward if you never used an upright before.2. it is heavy to push around especially if you have a lot of floors to cover. a real physical workout if you want to do serious cleaning.3. ball structure limits ability to vacuum under furniture4. bagless is a ROYAL PAIN - emptying the canister is truly a mess no matter how careful you are - try wiping off the dust that clings to ALL the plastic nooks and crannies on the outside of the canister and machine, yuck. you need another vacuum cleaner to just clean up all the loose dust! 5. the flexible hose is very inflexible!! it keeps retracting back into the machine as you pull/tug to keep it stretched out in order to use the accessories. it's even worse when using the extender with an accessory and trying to reach up to the ceiling - good luck.6. time consuming and inconvenient to switch out using the accessories due to the design of the machine, such as to do stairs (which you wouldn't have to do with a canister model). 7. while a 35 foot cord sounds great, having to constantly keep moving it out of the way is annoying.8. while the suction is amazing, it's not worth the extra time, hassle and frustration to just do routine vacuuming. 9. written instructions and pictures could be improved regarding the accessories. photos on the box were more helpful.sorry, dyson should be able to do better. who was their focus group demo??will return to buy a meile.
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Holy cow!!! My wife and I have been wanting a Dyson Animal Ball for a while, and when we finally got the Animal Ball 2, we were not disappointed. This vacuum is amazing! It has the most suction and versatility I have ever experienced in a vacuum and navigates around different carpet types and hard floors seamlessly. It has no trouble removing those stubborn dog hairs from carpets and area rugs at all. I was also very pleased with the length of the power cord and all the accessories accompanying this cleaning machine. I have to say I actually enjoy cleaning now. One thing is for sure, after vacuuming with the Dyson Animal Ball 2, my house actually looks and feels cleaner than ever before. Thank you Dyson - I love this machine.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best vacuum cleaner I have ever owned. Last Dyson held up for over ten years I hope this one does the same. Easy to handle, very agile, filters have easy access. Accessory tools are also great. The turbo tool is amazing. Also this vacuum cleaner is quicker as you do not have to continually vacuum the same area. One or two passes and done.
Unbelievable! Great product!
I previously owned a Dyson and thought it was fabulous! This new Dyson is even BETTER! It is more powerful with even more suction which is exactly what I need as the owner of two Golden Retrievers! I vacuumed my carpets with my Old Dyson the day prior to the arrival of my new vac and was shocked to see how much my new vac brought up! You will not be disappointed!
Definitely the best clean ever!
The vacuum does have unparalleled suction! Set up and attachments are super easy to facilitate. I was even able to clean my cat condo and haven't seen it so clean since I purchased it. I was about to throw it out! The only thing stopping me from giving a 5 star is the weight of the vacuum. I have a bad shoulder and it is difficult to maneuver especially if you have many stairs. The handle on the front of the vacuum does help; however it's an excellent workout! I really like but I love its cordless counterpart more I must say!
Best ever suction
On the front of this vacuum it says, "Strongest suction of any vacuum", and I would agree with this. Our carpets are a deep shag and it pulled every bit of dirt and sand out. This is our second Dyson and we love the long cord, the ease of changing tools, of moving from carpet to tile with no problem. plus effortlessness of emptying debris collected. Also excellent is the easy release of the wand and length of stretch available for cleaning ceiling fans and high ceiling areas. The tools for baseboards and upholstered furniture are a plus. The vacuum arrived quickly and was easy enough to unpack and put together. We appreciate all the pictures in enclosed booklet which helped immensely in understanding how everything worked together. Definitely a valuable asset for keeping the whole house clean, and would recommend this vacuum to our friends, especially highly recommend to those with pets!
The last dyson I purchased in 2005 and lasted 12 years. This new Dyson Animal 2 is a beast and performs above my expectations , The improvements they have made in twelve years has definitely insured i will continue to be a loyal customer . #DIRTSGOTNOTHINGONDYSON
from Chicago illinois
Comments about Dyson Ball Animal Multi Floor Upright Vacuum:
We have owned just about every other brand of vacuum cleaner and this is the best one so far. Amazing how much better it is at cleaning carpeting. Highly recommended
Great on dog hair.
I bought this machine two years ago. Works great on dust and dog hair. Easy to use and maintain. And the chat service is great.
By far the best Dyson Yet!
I just recently received this vacuum. As always, the packaging is stellar - everything packaged nice and neatly. As with all Dyson products - the assembly was a breeze. This is now my 7th Dyson product that I have owned. I currently have the Cinetic Big Ball Animal & Allergy as well as the V8 Absolute. I just recently sold my DC65 since I received this new one. The appearance is pretty much identical to my others with the exception of some color changes. From an appearance standpoint, the vacuum is very cool looking. This vacuum is by far the best that I have used to far. I prefer it over my Cinetic Big Ball as this new one feels much easier to maneuver. It also feels much more solid than the others. The handle doesn't feel as flimsy as some of the older models that had a tendency to feel like they bend when moving it around. The suction is beyond powerful - WOW. One way to experience this is when you use the hose with an attachment. At times it almost feels as if there is too much suction but this is a good problem to have. We have cats so the more suction the better. The tangle free turbine accessory tool is incredible for cleaning fur off of coats and anywhere else. Overall, I give this vacuum a 4.9 out of 5! The only reason I did not give it a full 5 out of 5 is because I still experience a slight struggle with the reach of the hose when doing our steps. While this is a very small concern, I feel that it is worth pointing out. It definitely isn't something that would prevent me from buying another Dyson as these are by far the best vacuums ever!!!!! While they are pricey, I feel they are worth it. Dyson's customer service is by far the best I have ever experienced. It is up there with the "zappos" of the world. The incredible service I received and continue to receive from Dyson is one of the major factors as to why I stick with them. I know that no matter what - if I have a problem with any of my products - it will be fixed properly and in a very timely manner with superior communication. If you are in the market for a new vacuum, I can't express enough how happy I have been and continue to be with Dyson. This new Ball Animal 2 is the best! I can't wait to see how they further improve future models as I believe they have already reached as close to a perfect product as one can. THUMBS UP!!!!
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