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Dyson DC41 Animal
 
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$269.99 - $689.78
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Summary: This 17-pound upright from Dyson is bagless and has HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 35-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagless upright vacuums
About - Dyson DC41 Animal
The Dyson DC41 Animal upright vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds.
About This Brand

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 DC41 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 DC41 Animal
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1.0
Great Until it Broke!
9/19/2014
Pros
Cleans Well
Great With Pet Hair
Cons
Built Cheap
Best Uses
Comment:
When new, we were thoroughly impressed! Compared to our Oreck, the Dyson picked up pet hair exceptionally well on both the carpet (berber) and ceramic floors. The canister was easy to clean out and the vacuum was very easy to maneuver. <br />That is... until 1/2 of the wheel ball broke off. The vacuum still cleaned everything very well, it just became very hard to maneuver. We looked into getting it fixed but found that the closest repair store was 100 miles away in Columbus.<br />Next... the brush stopped working completely. So now with the exception of suction only cleaning, we're dead in the water...<br />$600 is a lot of money to spend for something built so cheaply and unreliably. In addition, they use an extremely cheap power cord that is very stiff and tangles quite easily. You would think for $600, they would put a higher quality power cord on it as well.<br />Very disappointing...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not worth the cost
7/11/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Cons
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
This was my second Dyson vacuum. I purchased one of the original designs and it lasted 8 years. I purchased an Animal DC41 less than a year ago and the cover of the ball broke off. For the price of this vacuum it should last a lifetime not 9 months
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Fair
7/10/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Lightweight
Cons
Inefficient
Best Uses
Tile Floors
Comment:
OK - I have area rugs upstairs on the hardwood and all my carpet is downstairs. I cannot make a reference to other retailers according to this site....but....the Dyson doesn't HOLD a candle to my other vacuum that sits downstairs to handle the chores of everything. I still carry it upstairs that I was hoping I wouldn't have to to complete my chores and cleaning. You will have to buy my other machine door to door if you want THE amazing vacuum of all time.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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