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Dyson DC39 Animal
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$349.98 - $698.99
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Summary: This 17-pound canister from Dyson is bagless and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 21-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagless canister vacuums
About - Dyson DC39 Animal
The Dyson DC39 Animal canister vacuum cleaner includes an upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, and a telescopic wand.
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Colorful styling, innovative features, and a splashy advertising campaign featuring its namesake owner and designer have helped Dyson quickly become a major player in the U.S. Ranging in price from about $300 to $600, Dyson vacuums have helped increase the average price paid for uprights. Canisters have joined that lineup. Hand vacs are also part of the mix. The brand is available nationwide through major mass merchants such as Target, Best Buy, and Sears.

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Features & Specs - Dyson DC39 Animal
info Bag No
info Weight (lbs.) 17
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust No
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User Reviews - Dyson DC39 Animal
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Extremely Dissapointed
Great Retractable Cord
Manuevers Easily
Brush Stops Rotating
Best Uses
I have a very small house so I didn't think I needed a large vacuum cleaner. The brush/rotator constantly stops rotating with only a few dog hairs. The smallest visable crumbs do not get sucked up they only get moved across the floor. I'm very dissapointed in its performance for the price. I will say the retractable cord performs excellant but that doesn't clean my house.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent vacuum
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Quality build
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Not sure about some of the negative reviews. We have carpet, hard to vacuum spanish tile, and ceramic tile. For the spanish tile I prefer the optional hard floor brush, which really should come standard. Excellent on pet hair (we have a smaller dog). Three long haired women give it a workout, but it does an excellent job. You will have to cut the long hair out of the carpet tool roller on occasion, but this has been true of all the vacuums we have owned. Emptying the bin is a bit messy if you have never done it before, but this is the price you pay with all the bagless vacs - best to do it outside. For ultimate cleanliness, I prefer to empty/change a vacs bin/bag after every use, which is why I prefer a bagless vac. The lifetime, washable HEPA filter is a big plus (quick and easy to wash out, so you do it more often). What I love the most about the Dyson is the cleanliness of the air that comes out - you just don't spread dust around. Five pounds lighter than the top rated Kenmore which I tried at the store. The weight really makes a difference. Quality everything. Well engineered. I might add that the Consumer Reports website shows a picture of the DC 39 Origin model, not the Animal.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Worst purchase ever!
Long Power Cord
Clogs constantly
Poor Design
Best Uses
The power head that was sold as being great to turn off the rotating bristles to use on hardwood floors leaves marks on my hardwood. Not scratches - just marks that have to be cleaned up. Dyson sent new little wheels and the same thing is happening. I called and they said to use the hard floor attachment, which I have to lift up every few minutes because the stuff isn't sucking up. It stays on the bristles. Worst product ever and biggest waste of money. My 20 year old Kenmore does a better job and has NEVER marked my floors.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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