Dyson - Ball Animal 2 Bagless Upright Vacuum - Iron/purple

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Clean carpets, couches and stairs easily with this adaptable Dyson Ball Animal vacuum. Various attachments, including a tangle-free turbine tool, a multi-angle brush and a stair tool make pet hair removal quick and simple. The Dyson Ball Animal vacuum comes with a generous 35-foot cord, making it ideal for larger homes.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Dyson Ball Animal 2 Bagless Upright Vacuum
    • Stair tool, motorized brush, combination accessory tool, extension wand, flexible hose, tangle-free turbine tool

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (832 out of 867)

    Features


    Self-adjusting cleaner head

    Automatically adjusts between carpets and hard floors. Engineered to give more power for tough tasks across all floors.

    Designed for homes with pets

    Tangle-free turbine tool removes pet hair from carpets and upholstery without tangling.

    Whole-machine HEPA filtration

    Ensures that allergens and bacteria are trapped inside the machine, not expelled back into the home.

    Radial Root Cyclone technology

    Increases suction and reduces the number of microscopic particles in the air flow.

    Bagless design

    Saves time and energy with no bags to buy or replace.

    Smooth action release feature for wand and hose

    Makes it easier to clean up high and under furniture.

    Tools Included

    Stair tool, combination accessory tool, and tangle-free turbine tool.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dyson is Excellent For Challenging Grand Kids

      Posted
      pauldar
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      I live in North Florida on six acres of land, which is 'paradise', for my Grand Kids to roam, play, and have fun. However, when they come inside for treats from Grandma, meals, or 'potty', they bring the great outdoors in with them. All of my heavy traffic areas get littered with grass clippings, sand, leaves, and an assortment of yard debris as the kids constantly go in and out. The nationally known brand of upright vacuum I used to clean these areas did a credible job, but sometimes I had to use my industrial shop vac to help out because it is more powerful. However, my shop vac was not designed to clean carpets, and, only picked-up surface debris.. Another matter was my youngest Grand Daughter, who is sixteen months, and could spot a cookie crumb on the floor from twenty feet away. She is notorious for putting everything she found on the floor in her mouth. So, it is especially important to keep our floors as clean as possible. When I had an opportunity to receive a complimentary Dyson in exchange for an honest and comprehensive review, I chose the Dyson Ball Animal 2 because it is specifically designed for pets and heavy-duty cleaning, like the challenge of my messy Grand Kids We do not have a pet yet, however, the Grand Kids are 'pushing' that issue with Grandma and me – it won't be long. After two weeks of cleaning with this Dyson I have found it to be amazingly powerful, rugged, and lifts, embedded dirt, sand, and debris from my carpets, upholstery, and hard floors with ease. What impressed me the most was all of the sand I was getting out of the carpet the first few times I vacuumed. Never saw any sand in the housing of my old vacuum, and, now I know why. It's suction was not powerful enough. I estimate that this Dyson removed approximately one and one quarter cups of sand from my carpets the first week alone. WooHoo! It took me several days to get used to the 'maneuvering' with the Ball. The powerful suction of the Dyson allows it to glide almost effortlessly over my floors. I discovered that the Dyson turns and maneuvers easily if you just keep it moving before trying to turn it. Getting used to turn my wrist to change the direction of the Dyson was a learning curve for me. During the first week of vacuuming with the Dyson I kept stepping on the attached electrical cord, especially when I went backwards. There is no cord clip at the top of the handle to help keep the cord out of the way of my feet. But, I found an easy solution to that scenario. I ran the electrical cord through the triangular shaped opening in the handle. The handle is approximately twelve inches above the cord stress-relief attachment, which is high enough to keep the cord from under my feet as I moved the vacuum around. Since I am right-handed I ran the cord through the 'left' side of the handle space so I could wrap the cord up using my right hand when finished with the unit. If you are left-handed go through the right side of the handle. What is also impressive is that the Dyson's powerful suction makes this an excellent dusting and versatile, cleaning tool for under furniture, walls, corners, and ceilings. It comes with attachments for your stairs (under furniture also), combination crevice/brush accessory tool, and upholstery turbine tool, which is so cool. Everything 'clicks' and 'snaps' together for speed and convenience. It takes only seconds to use any of the attachments with the expandable hose and wand. I found that the hose and wand together gives me a generous eleven foot reach. YooHoo! No ladders needed! But I don't have to use the wand for any of the attachments. In fact it gets in the way using the upholstery turbine tool. I use the wand and hose for use under my furniture with the stairs tool. The electrical cord is approximately thirty feet in length, which allows me to move freely about from entrance way to hallway to living room. The unit has an 'ON' and “OFF' switch and a Brush Roll switch. Whenever the unit is in the upright position, the brush roll turns 'OFF' automatically, and for good reason. When you dust or clean other then carpets, keep the unit upright, or, turn the brush roll switch 'OFF'. If the unit is stationary and the brush roll is rotating, because of the powerful suction, it could cause some damage to the carpet. So, the Dyson designers made it so, as long as the unit is in the upright position, the brush roll defaults to 'OFF'. A word of 'Caution' – combined with the suction and brush roll rotation this unit may damage wood or laminate flooring. I found that it was too much for my real wood floors, and turned the brush roll 'OFF'. The powerful suction cleans them thoroughly anyway – no brush roll needed. After using the Dyson for the first week and removing so much sand I decided to clean both of the lifetime, washable filters. Glad I did, the filter in the ball was ready for cleaning. They are both washable and easily removed, but follow the instructions for the ball-filter carefully. I put them both out to dry in the Florida sun. They were completely dry in eight hours. However Dyson recommends a twenty-four hour drying period. The debris bin is so easy to detach and empty – I found it is best to empty in an outside environment – you will be surprised at the amount of dust, dirt, and debris from your flooring this unit will vacuum. Now, I want to mention the 'Wish-It-Had' features, which I think would make this Dyson an even more outstanding cleaning machine. LED lights on the brush roll would help in areas that are dimly lit; A small cord clip on the triangular handle would help to keep the cord from being a nuisance; Storage attachment to carry all three cleaning tools 'on-board' (will only carry one now); A flexible, ninety degree-turning, dusting attachment to clean the top of shelves, ceiling fan blades, furniture, etc. My final thoughts are pretty much aligned with the old adage, “You get what you pay for”. This Dyson undoubtedly is the best vacuum cleaner I have ever used. It's upfront price should be considered with the thoroughness of its powerful cleaning ability, the money saved in not having to buy replaceable filters, and outstanding reputation that Dyson has established as the leader in floor cleaning technology. I highly recommend the purchase of this unit, especially if you have messy Grand Kids, and, or pets – you will not be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Attachment usage is the weak spot

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      InsaneDiego
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      First let me answer the obvious question. Does it have suction? Yes, it certainly does. Things I liked about the Dyson Animal: - It has good suction - Is reasonably quiet - Almost all the attachments have a place on the vacuum which means I'm not hunting for them - It has a very long power cord - The beater bar can be manually turned off. - The beater bar will automatically be turned off if the vacuum is upright - The way you empty the vacuum is painless and easy - The top handle is thick and pleasant to hold - The ball allows the vacuum to turn reasonably easy - The expandable vacuum hose is permanently attached to the vacuum This is a vacuum and it works pretty much like every other vacuum you've used in your life from the standpoint, turn it on, roll the vacuum forward and back. Nothing mysterious or difficult there. The Dyson though uses a ball for it's engine and that allows it to turn. The Animal is literally a beast when it comes to weight. It is not a light vacuum. While the ball helps you turn the vacuum while your using it, it does take a little effort and practice to work WITH the Animal instead of against it. What I mean is, it's a little like driving a car with a trailer on it. You don't just whip around a corner. It's not nimble. You have to push it forward and then begin to turn it while pushing forward. After using it a few times you start to get the feel of it but again, it does take a few rounds of practice. The vacuum itself did a great job. It didn't pick everything up the first time you ran over it but by the second or third time it was gone. It did a great job on my car but the hose was a bit of a problem as I'll discuss later. It was really nice that the beater bar doesn't run which means you can use it on the driveway to clean your car. I used it for running over furniture for dusting and wow, did it suck it up nicely. Things I didn't like about the Dyson Animal: - The expandable vacuum hose - The brush attachment is mounted on to the wand attachment - The brush attachment can't connect directly to the vacuum hose - The long wand has to be connected to the vacuum hose when using the vacuum as a standup. This causes issues when using other attachments. - The power button is half way down the handle instead of the top where you are grasping My main issue with the vacuum isn't when it's used as a "normal" vacuum. It's when the attachments come into play. Let's start with the expandable hose. It expands a very nice distance. The problem is the suction. The Dyson sucks so well that it literally "unexpands" the hose. It sucks it back to it's tightened state. Basically you are fighting the suction with the hose. I've started to get a little bit of technique to counter this but you can easily wind up with sore arms because you're constantly pulling on the hose. This makes jobs where you need the nice length of the hose to be expanded an issue. You really can't appreciate this scenario until you experience it. I think the only way they could have solved it is to have some sort of clip to allow it to remain expanded without you having to constantly pull it. That brings up the next issue, the attachments. The long wand you see the advertising, where the women is doing the ceiling, is attached to the vacuum hose in normal mode. In order to use the hose, you have to FULLY extend it otherwise the hose won't bend. Once it's fully extended, the only good it will do is if you are vacuuming the floor or ceiling. If you're trying to do something waist level, like a table, the wand is too long. So you need to then swap it out for the shorter wand. All my previous vacuums simply allowed me to pull out the hose and put on a new attachment. With the Dyson, it's a two step process. Take off the long wand, put on the short wand. Of course when you are finished you have to once again do the two step process in reverse. And the short wand attachment is the third issue. If you are doing a table or shelf, I don't want any unflexable wand on the hose. I want the brush attachment attached directly to the hose which allows me to clean the shelf. The included brush attachment though has to be connected to the foot long wand. Between that extension and the hose wanting to be sucked back into the unexpanded state, you are doing as much fighting as you are cleaning. Once the brush gets flush with the surface you are cleaning, it's incredibly wonderful. I believe they sell a few extra attachments to do what I'm describing so I'll probably need to get one of them. Bottom line for me is, if I'm vacuuming the floor, I'm loving the vacuum. When I go to use the attachments the machine and it's design are actually working against me to some extent instead of with me.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        DysonProductExpert

        Hi there, this is Krystal with Dyson. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on the Dyson Ball Animal 2. I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying many of the great features this vacuum provides, such as the amazing suction power. This model is currently our strongest vacuum.

        As for the issue with the hose, with it being new, it can be a little stiff for the first few uses. This will decrease over time and become easier to use. You can also attach the attachments directly to the hose without having to use the wand. If you are unable to attach to your hose, we would value the opportunity to assist and want to ensure your machine is working as intended. Please contact us at askdysonUS@dyson.com, include your name and contact information, and we will be glad to assist. We look forward to hearing from you. 

        Best Wishes,
        Krystal
        Dyson Customer Support Dyson-EN_US

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Now a Dyson convert, but room for improvement

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      bzm3j81
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      This is my first Dyson vacuum. My previous vacuum is a Eureka Airspeed that was adorned in stickers that claimed 'better cleaning than Dyson, less than half the price'. This Dyson Ball Animal 2 cannot be matched when it comes to cleaning power at the head. A lot of this I attribute to what I call the sealing plate. There's a floating plate that helps to direct all the suction to the carpet and prevent leaking that suction power around the vacuum. This little bit of innovation guarantees that the Dyson pulls up all the dust and dirt from the very root of the carpet. What's also a nice surprise is that it's quieter than my previous vacuum! Now we get to the part of the Dyson Ball Animal 2's shortcomings. After some assembly (to which you are aided mostly by Ikea-like instructons) I was stumped that this vacuum comes with 4 attachments but only provides storage for 3? It comes with a crevice tool, a brush that attaches to the crevice tool, a stair cleaning tool and the tangle-free turbine tool. If you keep the brush on the crevice tool, they sit on top of the accessory holder. The stair cleaning tool snaps on the bottom of the accessory holder. There is no spot for the tangle-free turbine tool. Why sell a vacuum with 4 tools when it can only store 3 on board? The sealing plate gives the Dyson that great cleaning power, but it also prevents the cleaning head from getting that last inch of carpet next to a wall. There is no lock pedal to release the head. You basically tilt the vacuum back, push forward so there is pressure on the back wheels which releases the head. A neat idea, but there are times I need to move the vacuum from one side of the house to the other side and I can't push the vacuum around on just the rear wheels. I'll just have to change my habits to pull the vacuum behind me when moving from one area to another. To lock the head, you push up on the handle to the upright position and there is a loud click and then a softer click. If you don't get the softer click, the handle falls to the floor when you release it. If you have the vacuum running while locking in the upright position, it engages the accessory hose that is part of the handle. It's a little surprising the first time this happens because all of a sudden, the vacuum starts sucking your shirt sleeve. The accessory hose is rather interesting, The extension wand stores in the hose and becomes part of the handle of the vacuum. But this also means that you need to line things up just right before stowing it properly. Sadly, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 doesn't retract the electrical cord. We're back to winding the cord onto two hooks on the back of the vacuum. Despite the shortcomings, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 really does a great job at picking up everything. We have a cat and the old vacuum didn't always pull the fur entangled in our plush carpet. The Dyson pulls it up with no effort!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very powerful for the size

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      xKing
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      Let's admit - vacuuming is not everybody's favorite chore to do, so choosing the right vacuum cleaner is very important to ease the trouble. Cordless machines and even vacuuming robots seem to be a great option, but only a line powered machine would have enough suction power for a nice thru cleaning. Power alone is not everything, compact easy to maneuver design is important as well, no one would like to haul a shop vac (which has plenty of power but awkward to move) behind. I've tried many models and settled on Dyson 6 years ago (I own a cordless and 1st generation multi-floor Dysons), I was excited to try this new model now! Assembly and first impressions: It's pretty straightforward to put together - just couple main parts, only go together one way. Machine is equipped with a long 25' cord and detachable accessory hose reaching impressive 14' away from the machine's location. Assembly instructions are well illustrated and easy to follow. Vaccuum cleaner is equipped with electric power brush, accessory hose, upholstery attachment, wand/brush and a small air powered brush. All accessories with the exception of small power brush (that is the only negative point I've found) could be stored on the vacuum's body and easily accessed during vacuuming. Usage: Very nice and easy to maneuver around, new "ball" construction makes it possible to operate the machine only using one hand - just grab the handle, pull it down towards you - and start moving! The heaviest part of the machine - it's motor, is located at the very bottom, makes it extremely easy to move. Big powered brush has a fast spinning cylinder which fluffs up the carpet making it feel like it's almost new again. It also "brushes up" a lot of dirt, debris, hair, etc, making cleanup an easy process. Just make sure to turn the power brush OFF, if you cleaning something that was just spilled, especially on the hard surface (hardwood, tile, etc) - otherwise power brush will just shoot the debris towards you with a good enough force that it won't be sucked in, but end up behind you instead. Attachment wand is extremely easy to pull out and put back in as well making accessory use an easy task. After cleanup: It's a bagless vacuum, so most of the cleanup is fairly easy - take the dust storage bin off the machine, hold it above the trash can and push the button, everything just falls into the trash! However you may still need to reach into the bin with your hand to pull out some loose hair that has a tendency to wrap around the cyclone system. Also - bin itself kinda collects static charge and some dirt may still hang onto the bin walls. Every 2 months there is an extra step - pull out both filters (1 in the dust bin - filter "A" and the 2nd one - filter "B" is in the "ball" - just twist off the purple screw on the side of the ball until it comes off) and wash them with water. I usually take them outside and wash with a hose, also give dust bin and cyclone system a good wash. Overall: Excellent machine with attachments for a tough cleaning jobs!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An “Animal” of a Vacuum!

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      Kelby
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      Design: The Dyson Ball Animal 2 has a sleek, modern look with purple accent coloring. It looks and feels like it is made of durable materials, so I am confident that it is built to last. Even if there happens to be an issue in the future, Dyson backs its vacuums with a 5-year warranty, so I am not worried at all! It is nice to have the sense of mind that I have a durable, warranty-backed vacuum that will last. Another aspect of the design that I like is the long cord that minimizes the number of times I need to unplug and re-plug the vacuum into an outlet. Performance/Effectiveness: Dyson advertises that the Animal 2 has the strongest suction of any vacuum, and I certainly believe it. Dirt, dust, and pet fur are gone in one swipe. I simply have never owned a vacuum this powerful, and I am amazed by what it can pick up. The Animal 2 is even effective on our kitchen’s wood floor and our bathroom’s tile. The suction and performance of this vacuum are second to none! As mentioned above, there are attachments included, and I have found them to be very useful. The combination accessory tool, extension wand, and flexible hose help me clean hard to reach places, and the hose is long enough for my needs. Additionally, I really like the stair tool and motorized brush. As implied in the name, the stair tool is designed for cleaning the stairs, and it is effective for that purpose. I use the motorized brush for my couches, and they have never looked better! This tool is also tangle-free, which is great. Ease of Use: Assembling the vacuum is quick and simple, and there are no tools required. With the ball design, the vacuum is also easy to control, even at tough angles, and the base automatically adjusts to the type of surface you are on. All other vacuums that I have used have required manual adjustment for different surfaces, so I quickly noticed the added convenience that the automatic adjustment provides! I also appreciate the release button when emptying the bin. It makes the emptying process fast and hygienic since it prevents human contact with whatever the vacuum has collected. Verdict: After extensive use, I truly believe the premium price point is justified. It performs phenomenally! In addition, the features and tools are useful and effective. I have never used a vacuum this powerful and easy to use, so I would highly recommend the Dyson Ball Animal 2 to those looking for one of the best vacuums on the market.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's an animal!

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      FlyingC
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      When I'm trying to decide whether to buy a new tool of some kind, I'm most interested in answering three questions: 1) Does it do a good job? 2) Is it easy to use and maintain? 3) Will it hold up to use? After using this Dyson for a few days, I'd say the answer is "yes" to the first two. The last question is always harder to answer, but at least with this model it comes with a 5-year full parts and labor warranty. That tells me Dyson is pretty confident it will be durable. Compared to other vacuums I've used, this one definitely seems to have the strongest suction. The roller brush also seems to very thoroughly clean carpet and rug surfaces. Best of all, the head automatically adjusts to different surfaces just like they advertise. We have a mix of carpet, ceramic tile, and hard wood floors with throw rugs scattered around. It really is a breeze to vacuum over the solid surfaces and rugs without having to do anything other than tap the roller brush switch on and off. The long hose, wand, and turbine attachment allowed me to do our entire carpeted staircase with the vacuum sitting at the bottom--something I've not been able to do with any other vacuum. The turbine brush appears to clean the stair carpet very well, too. I also like the fact you can change between the floor head and the wand without having to manually switch the air flow. When you lock it in the upright position, it automatically switches suction to the hose. I found the vacuum to be easy to maneuver around things and even into corners. I couldn't go straight under the cabinet toe kicks in the kitchen because of the way the roller head sticks up in the middle, but I could easily turn parallel and run either edge of it under the cabinets. The ball design with its low center of gravity makes it easy to twist the handle and change directions without too much effort. Maintenance seems like it'll be easy. It was definitely convenient to empty the canister into the trash using the push button on the handle. After giving it a couple of taps on the inside of the trash can, everything was cleared out. We have multiple cats and a black lab so there was a significant amount of hair to empty, but I never had to reach up inside the canister to clear it. The manual says the two filters should be rinsed at least every two months. I was pretty skeptical when I first read that since one of the filters is inside the cyclone canister. On other vacuums, this filter always got dirty fast. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see no dirt on the filter after I vacuumed the entire house. It really might go a couple months between cleanings. The other filter is on the motor inside the ball. I had trouble removing it according to the directions and ended up calling support to make sure I was doing it correctly. I was, but I just needed to really put some torque into it to break the filter out of the housing. When it finally did come loose, my hand hit the roller head causing a pretty nasty slice on one of my knuckles. However, it's now easy to attach and remove, so just be careful that first time you remove it. There are only a couple of minor things I don't like about the vacuum, and they may or may not be an issue for you. One is you need to unwind the entire cord in order to use the hose and wand because the top cord hook is on the wand. Another issue is the push button on/off switch. You can't really tell by looking at it if it's on or off, and it's apparently easy to get pushed when moving the vacuum around after use. Several times now I've plugged the cord into the wall and had the vacuum unexpectedly leap to life. Last, there was no place to store the turbine tool. The support person said they sell a small bag to hold all the attachments, but the other two tools already have a nice little storage attachment on the vacuum. Eventually, I figured out you can snap the tool into the wand on the top of the vacuum before you put it away. Then, when you need to use it next, just unwind the cord, pull the wand out, pop the tool off, and then carry it with you while you vacuum. Overall, I like the vacuum. It does the job very well, it's easy to maintain, and time will tell if it's durable. At least I know I'll have a good, solid vacuum for the next 5 years while it's under warranty.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible

      Posted
      Randy
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      I’ve been skeptical about Dyson vacuums. I have seen the commercials showing all the technology in their products which makes them look impressive but I was not quite sold. I thought our vacuum seems to have plenty of suction and cleaning power, how much of an improvement could a Dyson really be? Well, after using this one I have come to this conclusion: Dyson is the real deal. Its cleaning power is amazing, especially on carpet. It is very maneuverable, I l love the way it glides on the ball which makes it easy to turn. It also lays down much flatter than our previous vacuum which allows us to get underneath our bed and vacuum where our dog likes to sleep. It is far less bulky and lighter than our Bissell which it is replacing. To prove whether or not the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is really that good, I waited for our housekeepers to finish cleaning our home and I went to our bedroom and vacuumed with the Dyson to see if I could vacuum up anything after the cleaners had already vacuumed. Attached is a picture, and this was only our bedroom. It picked up bunches of our dog’s hair out of our carpet even after our cleaners had already vacuumed. Well, I am sold! The Dyson Ball Animal 2 does command a steep price tag so time will tell if it is justified in the long run (and it does come with a 5 year warranty). But the cleaning power of this vacuum is incredible, and it is certainly the best vacuum cleaner I have ever used.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You've not vacuumed until you use a Dyson

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      nickcal
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      I’ve sort of struggled with vacuum cleaners ever since I had my first apartment. I’ve had mid-level vacuums that get the job done most of the time, but when I moved into my current home, I started going through vacuums ever couple of years. We have an indoor dog and three adults and one teen living in the house. I’ve found that our HVAC system pushes out a lot of dust and we are constantly fighting the dog hair/people living environment. The Dyson Animal 2 is designed to handle these types of circumstances. It picks up even the tiniest of hairs and sucks up dust and dander. When I first saw the specs for the unit, I really didn’t believe that it would do that much better of a job. I was wrong. First, the innovative design of the vacuum makes it move much smoother over carpet than any other vacuum I’ve had. In fact, that was always a pet peeve of mine — when a vacuum would seemingly get ‘stuck’ on the carpet when I was trying to turn. The Dyson Animal 2 literally glides across the carpet like an ice skater does on ice. Turning is very easy and I’ve not had it get stuck once. Second, the Animal 2 is bagless. For a long time, I didn’t like bagless vacuums. I thought they caused more of a mess when you emptied them than a bagged vacuum did. The Dyson has changed my perception of that, too. While I still have to pull out bigger clumps of dirt, the mechanism on the canister makes it really easy to empty. The canister lifts off the main vacuum seamlessly and it clicks easily back into place when you are done. Finally, the power and suction of the Animal 2 is top-notch. I recently found myself remodeling my home office. When I did, I moved a large organ that the previous owners had left behind. Because this is such a large piece of furniture, it doesn’t get moved regularly. I found clumps of dust and debris beneath it. The Animal 2 cleaned it all up in a single pass. This was very impressive to me because I usually have to go over a spot two or three times to make sure it’s completely clean. The Dyson did it with one. The Dyson Animal 2 is well worth the investment. While I’ve only had it for a week at this point, it seems like it’s solidly built. I suppose time will tell about it’s longevity, but for now, I just hope that it continues to perform as it has out of the box.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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