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Dyson DC41 Animal
 
Price range:
$289.99 - $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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Community icon48 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Bagless upright vacuums
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
2.0
Poor Design
10/14/2014
Pros
Great On Hardwood Floors
Cons
Bad On Carpet Bad On Dog
Best Uses
Comment:
Dyson took a step back in my opinion. Had a Dyson DC17 for 8 years, and it worked great. It finally died out, and i purchased the 41 model. Expecting great things, because of the past model, i used this for only 3 months and found it to be less than impressive, to the point, where i sent in the 17 model to be repaired and am planning on selling this model in the next garage sale. It works great on hardwood floors, but which vacuum doesn't? When it comes to carpeting, it is just plain bad. Dog hair removal from a product called the animal one would think it does a good job. No it does not. After vacuuming my carpet with the 41 and then used a 18 year old panasonic model, i picked more up with the panasonic model than the 41. Not worth the money, Dyson needs to go back to the 17 model and drop the 41.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Great Vacuum
10/8/2014
Pros
Cleans Well
Easy to Use
Efficient
Cons
Best Uses
Car And Truck Interiors
Heavy Cleaning
Indoors
Large Animals
Light Cleaning
Smaller Animals
Comment:
I've had this Dyson for over 5 years and I made the expensive investment because of my pets. With 4 indoor dogs (labs) and 6 indoor cats = lots of cleaning! <br />I haven't treated this machine with kid gloves either, it has been banged around going up and down stairs. It has never failed me, suction is still great and nothing has broken.<br />Last year I bought one for my 70 year old mother and she loves it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
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.
The Dyson DC41 Animal is part of the Vacuum cleaners test program at Consumer Reports. The Dyson DC41 Animal Vacuum cleaners features and specs include Manual-pile adjust, Brush on/off, Easy on/off, Weight (lbs.), Bag. In our lab tests, Vacuum cleaners models like the Dyson DC41 Animal are reviewed on Tool airflow, Noise, Overall score, Pet hair, Carpet, Emissions, Handling, Bare floors. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Dyson DC41 Animal based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Dyson DC41 Animal include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Dyson DC41 Animal.
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