The Dyson DC39 Animal canister vacuum cleaner includes an upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, and a telescopic wand.
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.
Bag Denotes whether the model has a disposable bag. A growing number of vacuums, particularly upright models, use a container that can be emptied, eliminating the bag. To capture fine-dirt particles, however, these models must use a filter (such as a HEPA filter) that can need routine cleaning or replacement. Replacement filters tend to be significantly more expensive than bags. While vacuums with bags may also use filters, the bag acts as a prefilter that helps to keep the fine-dirt filter cleaner, thus extending its performance until cleaning or replacement. Another caveat: Emptying the dustbin and cleaning a filter can be messy, and handling it may expose you to dust and other allergens.
Weight (lbs.) Weight of the vacuum cleaner, to the nearest pound.
Brush on/off An on/off switch for the rotating brush lets you stop the brush from rotating when using tools or cleaning bare floors. This helps eliminate scattered dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over during use. It also reduces the risk of damaging a carpet or the finish of a bare floor if the vacuum sits in place at the low-height setting.
Easy on/off A switch that's located on the handle or where your foot can activate it is more convenient than one on the body of the vacuum.
Manual-pile adjust Lets you adjust the height of the machine to a carpet's pile height to allow for easy movement and thorough cleaning. Adjustments are automatic on some models, but we prefer the manual control afforded by some models.
We used this vacumn for only 15 minutes. When trying to vacuum throw rugs, the beater bar stopped unless you raised the beater bar up a little. The only thing that seemed to work good was the small chair attachment. Packed it back up and took it back to the store. We will never buy any Dyson appliances again!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Toronto, Canada
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
love my dyson
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
I tried this and the Kenmore that received the top rating, in the store. Dyson, hands down has more suction. And the furniture brush cleans better than than the Sears motorized one (with 1 dog & 2 cats we replaced the sears one every three month, burning out the motor). Hands down the Dyson still amazes me everytime I vacuum as to just how much it pickes up
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Teach me this
from Philadelphia, PA
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Hot Air Blower
The vacuum does not pick up the visible particles with the carpet brush. It does not pick the paper cuttings from my shredder. Dust balls developed at the edge of the brush and are deposited back onto the carpet. On hardwood floors the debris is blown around. It boggles my mind!!! Show me a carpet it actually works on.