Savvy Equestrian - Horse Product Reviews
Dyson DC07 Animal
Posted May 24, 2007
First, let it be said that I hate housework. Not that anyone else loves it, but I would much rather be with a horse than dusting, cleaning or analyzing mildew in my bathrooms. Like all horse people, I have limited time to devote to my house.
With three of us who ride, there is always ring dirt with shavings ground into the carpet from our boots and of course, tons of dog hair and horse hair on things. We are hard on a house. So I need something that is uber efficient, idiot proof and worth the money that could otherwise go to paying my vet bills.
Whoever Dyson is, I think he should get a Nobel Prize for developing this vacuum cleaner. It can suck up dog hair like nobody's business. It makes my old, worn out carpet look rejuvenated, so much so that I think I can get a few more years out of the carpet (and pay even more vet bills).
The Dyson has no bags to mess with. It is a container system that when it is full, all you do is pop the canister off, walk to your garbage can, pull the trigger and presto, it empties. The clear canister shows you when it is full. In case you can't tell, there is even a line on it that lets you know. No gunk on the floor, no trying to fit the bags back on or in it. Nothing to rip or spill making for a bigger mess and taking even more time. Did I say idiot proof?
This is a lightweight dirt eating unit. It is so much lighter than my old vacuum which makes taking it up and down the narrow steep Victorian stairs in my house easier. The attachments work very well, especially the one for my stairs. There is an adjustment for bare floors versus carpet, but honestly, the beater bar hasn't scratched my just newly redone hardwood floors (which I am still hyper about scratching).
The Dyson is also indestructible. My daughter, who thought she was helping me, decided to scrub her bathroom wall to wall carpet with Oxy?. Then she put water on the carpet; lots of water. She thought the Dyson was a shop vac and sucked up the water into the canister.
OMG. The sponsors were coming to our house for the first time the next day. I freaked. My vacuum was ruined and I could not afford to buy a new one. This had to be ruined. I just knew it. While my husband and daughter soaked up the gallons of water left in the carpet, I took apart the canister and filter, letting things dry overnight. The next day; I put it back together and it worked! I was saved. No one was going to have to breathe Rottweiler hair while eating dinner! I still cannot believe it. Nobel Prize. Oh yes, I forgot. Those narrow Victorian stairs; I did manage to drop it down those. It didn't break or even crack.
Did the product meet your expectations? And more.
No bags to buy or even mess with
Suction power which does not diminish as the canister fills
Easy to empty
Relatively light weight
Easy to maneuver
Doesn't leave skid marks on the white baseboards.
Can vacuum in half the regular time
Assembly can be frustrating
The attachment might seem a little unwieldy at first.
Price From $500
Rating 4 (but I wish I could give a 5)
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