Dyson DC24 Animal Vacuum Cleaner
Though the DC24 All Floors has been around for quite some time, Dyson has finally introduced the DC24 Animal vacuum cleaner. As a DC24 vacuum,
this Dyson Animal is compact, lightweight and features Dyson's Ball Technology. Perfect for pet owners in small homes or apartments or an ideal
second vacuum in a larger home, the DC24 Animal has excellent suction and cleaning ability bundled in a small, easy-to-use vacuum cleaner.
What I liked about the Dyson DC24 Animal
Easily, the best feature of the DC24 Animal is its compact size and light weight. With a collapsible handle this Dyson takes up
very little space in your closet or hides neatly in the corner when not in use. At less than 12 lbs. this upright vacuum is light enough
to make cleaning multiple floors, say in a condo, much easier than lugging a traditional upright up and down stairs.
Including the Ball technology is a plus over the traditional wheeled setup. The Dyson Ball allows for easy turning and cornering around
furniture and tighter spaces. Overall, this feature does make for a easier time while vacuuming since you're not fighting the vacuum to get it
to go where you want it.
Like all Dyson upright vacuum cleaners, the DC24 Animal is a HEPA vacuum. The HEPA filter is washable and will hold up for the life of the
vacuum. The rubber gaskets around each of the vacuums components help to minimize air leakage and create a solid allergy vacuum. Overall,
the DC24 Animal will capture particle pollution as small as 0.5 microns. As an added bonus, you won't have to replace the HEPA filter yearly, so you
save $20-$50 annually in maintenance costs.
As with other Dyson Animal vacuums, the DC24 comes with an air driven brush attachment. The mini turbine head attachment is a handy tool for
cleaning carpeted steps or for pulling pet hair from a sofa or loveseat that a pet uses. This attachment fits easily in the hand, and the small size
makes it ideal for those tighter corners. The other standard attachment is a combo attachment that doubles as a dusting brush and crevice tool. Though the
crevice tool is a bit short, for most cleaning needs, it will suffice. By combining the two tools in one, Dyson does eliminate a very
small amount of extra weight and avoids having to find space to attach two separate tools.
Lastly, there is the array of standard features that are common to all Dysons. A five year warranty is better than most uprights you'll purchase
from big box stores, and the Root Cyclone design helps to keep suction consistent throughout years of use. The dust bin is clear, so it's easy to
tell when it's full, and with the push of button you can empty it directly into a waste can. The DC24 Animal can be taken apart relatively easily which
makes cleaning or unclogging it a simple task.
What I did not like about the Dyson DC24 Animal
While the DC24 Animal is smaller in size, it also lacks some of the suction of the full size DC25 model. There is some trade off with the size
of this upright and suction power, with the DC24 having about half the airwatts as the full size upright. If you're living in a wall-to-wall
carpeted apartment with a sheep dog, the DC24 Animal is probably not the best vacuum for you.
For most, the dust bin is a major convenience since you save by not having to buy dust bags. The down side to this is that for allergy
sufferers, a self sealing dust bag is likely a better option since it neatly traps and retains allergens. While changing this sort of bag,
you never expose yourself to allergens or dust. As a parting note, while
As with most products, we believe that if you know up front what you're getting, you'll ultimately be happier and more satisfied with
your purchase. The Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum cleaner is no exception. Compact and lightweight, this upright vacuum is a great little vacuum
for someone living in an apartment or a pet owner living in a smaller space. It's also a great addition as secondary vacuum for someone in a larger
home. Over the life of the vacuum you will save by not having to replace filters or bags. While the suction is not as powerful as the full size
model, the price is less. On balance, the DC24 Animal is a good overall value that would make a great fit in variety of homes or apartments.