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Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum

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Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum
 
4.7

(based on 305 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to empty (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Powerful/good suction (5)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Long power cord (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Carpet (5)
  • Pet hair (5)
  • Stairs (4)
  • Hardwood floors (3)
  • Tile floors (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Much better than the cheaper ones that I've had!!!!!!!!!!

I really like the vacuum. I felt a little overwhelmed when I had to start looking for a new vacuum after my old one had died. I've bought two or three cheaper vacuums in...Read complete review

I really like the vacuum. I felt a little overwhelmed when I had to start looking for a new vacuum after my old one had died. I've bought two or three cheaper vacuums in the past few years and none of them have lasted. This vacuum has a much longer warranty. Even though it's more expensive now, I think that it will pay for itself in the long run. The cord is WAY short so plan to buy an extension cord. In addition, the hose attachment is also short. When I pulled it trying to reach a corner, it pulled the vacuum into my heels. Ouch! Regardless of the few cons, I would still buy this same vacuum again. I've only had it a week, but it's been fantastic. I also love the way it does the hardwood floors. No more using the little attachment or sweeping! You just turn off the circular brush and start to work.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dyson not worth the price for me

I bought the Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Upright Vacuum because of all the terrific reviews I read.  I had a long-haired dog that shed constantly.  I have owned several other vacuum...Read complete review

I bought the Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Upright Vacuum because of all the terrific reviews I read.  I had a long-haired dog that shed constantly.  I have owned several other vacuum cleaners in the past (all less expensive) and they just couldn't handle the dog hair.  So I finally broke down and bought the Dyson.  Now I don't really expect much from a vacuum cleaner - just pick up the dirt and the dog hair.  I don't use the attachments much.

For the first three months or so, the Dyson worked fantastic.  The suction was fine.  The canister is a bit small.  I found that I had to empty it quite frequently, but I really didn't think much of it.  I figured it was picking up a bunch of dirt my old vacuum left behind.  The vacuum is heavy, but I didn't find that to be a major problem either.  So far so good and I was quite please with my purchase.  After the first few months though, I found that I had to go over and over certain areas (where the dog slept or frequently walked).  The suction just wasn't working as well as it once did.  As time went on, it just got worse and worse.  All total it lasted about 6 months.  I took it to get repaired, but the repairman recommended that I replace it rather than try to repair it.  He was not a Dyson fan.

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4.0

I would buy this product again

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from Corpus Christi Tx

About Me Frequent User

Pros

  • Easy To Empty
  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Long Power Cord
  • Powerful/Good Suction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car
    • Carpet
    • Pet Hair

    Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

    I use this vacuum almost daily. We have 4 dogs and 2 cats and it works great for picking up all of the animal hair in my home. I also use it to vacuum my car. I just wish the attachment was a little more user friendly.

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    5.0

    Perfect for all animals

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    from Somerset, ma

    About Me Frequent User

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    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Long Power Cord
    • Powerful/Good Suction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Carpet
      • Hardwood Floors
      • Pet Hair
      • Stairs
      • Tile Floors

      Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

      Awesome vacuum! I have a St. Bernard that sheds like crazy, I have to vacuum every other day & this vacuum gets the job done ! I have both hard wood & tile, it works great on both :) excellent suction when using hose as well

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      5.0

      Love this Vaccum!

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      from Michigan

      About Me Frequent User

      Pros

      • Easy To Empty
      • Easy to Use
      • Efficient
      • Lightweight
      • Long Power Cord
      • Powerful/Good Suction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Carpet
        • Pet Hair
        • Stairs

        Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

        I absolutely love how well this vaccum cleans my carpets. I even use the hose and attachments to clean the cat tree!

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        • Personal
         
        5.0

        nice pro

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        from nice pro things

        About Me Occasional User

        Pros

        • Easy To Empty
        • Powerful/Good Suction

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Short Power Cord

        Best Uses

        • Stairs
        • Tile Floors

        Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

        Things lrely like to this its very speed and buetfail things lLove you this and this very good its my friends it the kind of you

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        5.0

        Dyson Vacuum Doesn't Disappoint

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        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Frequent User

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        Pros

        • Easy To Empty
        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Carpet
          • Hardwood Floors
          • Pet Hair

          Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

          After my old vacuum cleaner literally went up in flames, I decided to upgrade my vacuum cleaner. After a lot of research I decided to go with the Dyson DC25 version.

          Overall I am very pleased with my decision. I have a large oriental rug in my living room and this vacuum does a really good job of cleaning not only crumbs off the rug, but also dog hair. This vacuum also does a really good job cleaning the dog hair off our hard wood floors.

          I also am impressed by how sturdy this vacuum is. My 2 year old has knocked it over a lot of times and it is none the worse for wear.

          This vacuum is also really easy to open and dump out, a big improvement over the bag styles I've used in the past.

          Overall I think this Dyson vacuum is a good option for easily vacuuming your home.

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great vacuum

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          from Irvington al

          About Me Frequent User

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          Pros

          • Easy To Empty
          • Easy to Use
          • Efficient
          • Lightweight
          • Long Power Cord
          • Powerful/Good Suction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Carpet
            • Hardwood Floors
            • Pet Hair
            • Stairs
            • Tile Floors

            Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

            I was actually given this vacuum and was quite skeptical at first. I owned other brands and they all just poop out after awhile and quite having the suction I need. Well this one is marvelous! I have had it over a year and the suction is just as good as the very first time I used it! +Easy to clean too! I have weak wrists so I have to have something that isnt havy and runs well.. This vacuum does both! I am ver satisfied with it.

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            5.0

            This Vacuum is Impressive on Many Levels

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            from USA

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            Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

            The engineering is phenomenal. Dyson thought of nearly everything when designing this.

            Maneuverability
            Takes a little getting used to the unusual way to handle a vacuum....twist of the wrist takes you in any direction. Not so much arm use. Too tall to go under some furniture, but approach from both sides to get all the carpet. Turns on a dime.

            Ease of Maintenance
            Pieces click together easily. Empty the tube with a push of a button.

            Suction Performance
            More particles than I would have imagined come out. Lifts the pile and makes it look new. Yet, not so strong as to gulp up a rug edge so readily. Less work that way than my old vacuum.

            Versatility
            I have the new model that goes on different surfaces, ie, carpet to floor, without losing suction. I cannot do the carpeted stairs with it, or at least I have not found an attachment that works for that area yet.

            Design
            Even the packaging it came in was so well thought out that I was impressed. Really some great design.

            Durability
            Seems a bit plastic, but they wrote that it is space age composite material so hope it doesn't break. I kind of trust it won't break, as they really did their homework with this thing.

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            5.0

            Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum lives up to the hype!

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            from USA

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            Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

            Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum lives up to the hype! There is a lot of hype surrounding the Dyson vacuums. It might come from the advertisements that feature the guy with the soft British accent. He makes it seem like this is the greatest vacuum line ever.

            Well, I wanted to see how great they are and I have to agree that Dyson really does make some very, very good products. I "test drove" several models and the DC25 Animal Ball seemed best for me.

            The ball makes maneuverability really easy. The suction -- Oh my... The suction!! It really has an enormous amount of suction power. We also have a very powerful, giant canister shop back and the Dyson is very close in suction power.

            So, it is a great vacuum, but I am not giving it a rating of 10 because I don't think it is such a great value. It was significantly more expensive than other vacuums in its class. It is better, but I just don't know if that much better is worth that much money.

            Overall rating -- 9! Great vacuum!

            Suction Performance
            10+ Super sucker!

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            4.0

            Not my favorite vacuum ever

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            from USA

            Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

            I'm a canister kind of gal, I'll admit it. The Dyson Animal does a decent job of vacuuming but, to me, using the attachments is awkward, cumbersome, and irritating. Its wheels have also damaged my "wood-grain" vinyl flooring (by crushing the raised "grain"), so I don't use it on my hardwood as I fear damage to my much more expensive flooring. It works really well on the carpeting we still have in two rooms but, once we rid ourselves of the last of our carpet, I may also rid myself of this vacuum.

            Maneuverability
            It turns well but the ball doesn't allow it to go under any furniture that my old canister vacuum could fit under.

            Suction Performance
            It is able to raise the nap of my ancient carpeting and it truly does work well in this household of long haired females.

            Versatility
            Using the attachments is too awkward. It doesn't come apart easily at all to use the attachments and the vacuum sometimes tips over when I'm using the attachments.

            Durability
            Even though I bought a reconditioned one, it seems to be holding up well.

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            4.0

            Great vacuum if it were half the price

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            from USA

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            Comments about Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum:

            I had wanted a Dyson for as long as I could remember and the reviews for the DC25 were consistently positive so I decided to go for it when I found it on a deal. It is a great vacuum, no question about it. I was really impressed with how much it picked up compared to my previous vacuum. But I really am not convinced that it cleans twice as well as other vacuums that I have used that cost half the price. And while it is great on open carpet, and does turn more easily than other vacuums, I still found a lot of places where it doesn't fit. I ended up using it for a year or two and then purchasing another brand, for half the price, that performs at least as well if not better without the headaches that come with a Dyson.

            Ease of Maintenance
            The man at the repair shop in town told me that they LOVE Dysons, they break down regularly and the parts to repair them cost about twice as much as parts for other vacuums. In the 14 months that I used mine almost daily I had to bring it in twice for repairs.

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