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18 Reasons For
One Industry Award
Trusted Reviews decided that this Dyson vacuum was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
Excellent Expert Reviews
This Dyson vacuum received an expert rating of 100% from Trusted Reviews. Experts think this vacuum is one of the very best new vacuums.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
Owners have rated this vacuum cleaner on average 90%.
Easy to Empty
A few Dyson DC41 Animal reviewers who bought the Dyson DC41 Animal wrote that it was easy to empty. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Very good suction, have to empty the cylinder frequently” in their Dyson DC41 Animal review. Cliff wrote this year “The cleaning and emptying is straightforward and of course you don'y need to buy bags” in his Dyson DC41 Animal review and rated it as very good. G. Wake said in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal two years ago “Easy to use, easy to empty, with a long hose”.
A number of Dyson DC41 Animal owners thought it was well made. Alastair S. said on Amazon four years ago “The cleaner seems well built.”. Back to Basics said “My regret he rashly gave away the old solid Dyson we'd relied on” in their review of this vacuum cleaner yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Benevolenty Illuminated mentioned on Amazon “I will be returning this product asap, stating a failure of the standing mechanism, & then paying for the repair of my old well built, solid & trusted Dyson! Sorry Mr Dyson.” in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal.
Several Dyson DC41 Animal owners who reviewed it agreed that it was reliable. Jbean wrote “Preferred my trusty DC15”. Lawman wrote “I have had a number of Dysons over the years for different purposes and have not had reliability problems except with a hand held small machine” in their review. Three years ago Maggie Pawlowski wrote on Amazon “A reliable make and a great design so easy to use”.
A few Dyson DC41 Animal owners who reviewed the Dyson DC41 Animal considered that it was strong and durable. Allan rated it as very good and he mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Time will tell whether is is as robust as our previous Dyson.”. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Dyson DC41 Animal review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Sturdy hoover”. Josephjohn mentioned on Amazon “The parts are thinner and less robust and there is more gimick than true design quality” nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars.
Several customers who purchased it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Rich B mentioned on Amazon “BTW there is ZERO damage to the door frame”. One customer who bought it mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress. N Lane mentioned “It mean that the seal is leaking dirt” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
A number of Dyson DC41 Animal owners considered that it was a good design. Andrea Smith rated it 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “As my last dyson was 12 years old a lot has changed with the design now” in his Dyson DC41 Animal review. Lara said “Not interested although clearly aware of problem, told me this was not a fault in design! The Dyson Rep that sold it to me didnt mention this at any stage” but even so she rated this vacuum cleaner 2 stars. Two years ago Mark scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon “Really great design! A bit pricey.”.
A number of Dyson DC41 Animal owners who bought it thought it was neat. Andrew M. Davies wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “A brush tool that neatly clipped in their own mounts on the top”. K. Chee said in their review on Amazon “I got this with the free clean and tidy kit which has a bag so you can store the animal hair attachment”. K. Chee also said “The clean and tidy kit came by HDNL”.
Three people who purchased it mentioned that it was smooth. This year Annette King said “Everything went as smooth as clockwork” in her review of the Dyson DC41 Animal. Kirsty Young wrote “So smooth from carpet to hard floor” in their review. Mikeysoft wrote “Anyway, if you like a nice neat and smooth looking carpet do not buy this vacuum”.
Three customers who reviewed the Dyson DC41 Animal mentioned that it was good looking. M W a Coffey mentioned on Amazon “Delighted with our purchase - as is the dog, as he can see how much hair he sheds daily/weekly! Efficient and stylish” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Mrs. C. Hall mentioned “The machine cleans beautifully, my carpets must have been very dirty! I do get the train tracks though”.
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Easy to Use
Several customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was easy to use. Alastair S. gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal “As with previous models, I have to note its inability to carry anything other than a few basic hose attachments, meaning that other heads have to be kept handy”. Andrew wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “We found it easy to put together, easy to use and it does what it claims to do, early days yet for us to comment on quality etc” and rated it 4 stars. Four years ago Dbails scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “The main unit get they majority of hairs etc up and is easy to use”.
Some people concluded that this vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble. Two years ago Allan mentioned in his review “Easy to assemble” and scored this vacuum cleaner very highly. In November Boston4jim said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It's simple to put together and even easier to clean”.
A number of customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was easy to setup. Cliff said in his review on Amazon “The hose and attachments are a bit fiddly to set up” and rated it as excellent. Tinkerbell mentioned “This is very easy to set up from the box, not fiddly at all” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
One Dyson DC41 Animal reviewer who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it performed as expected.
One Dyson DC41 Animal owner said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Josephjohn wrote on Amazon “Made the extending hose more comfortable to work with” in their review but even so they only scored it 60 out of 100.
Several people considered that the product had good suction. Alastair S. mentioned “Extremely powerful suction” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Amazon Customer said “Very happy with this product great suction”. Andrew M. Davies said in November this year “The machine has a ton more suction.” in his review of the Dyson DC41 Animal.
Good At Cleaning Pet Hair
A number of people who reviewed the Dyson DC41 Animal agreed that it was good at cleaning pet hair. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer gave it a very good review score and said “Great suction ideal for pet hair” in their Dyson DC41 Animal review. G. Wake mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant at picking up pet hair” in their review. Mrs. Ja Sanders rated the product 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon “This dyson is wonderful for pet hair and reaches all edges, delighted with performance.”.
Four customers said in their reviews that the Dyson DC41 Animal was good at cleaning dog hair. Two years ago Allan said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It's more manoeuvrable and is brilliant at picking up dog hairs”. Craig D Oke wrote three years ago “Fantastic for dog hairs though and it picks up practically everything” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Jan mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon two years ago “The mini turbo head (also known as tangle free brush) is excellent at removing dog hairs from their beds - I have two German Shepherds”.
One customer who purchased the Dyson DC41 Animal concluded that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Caro wrote on Amazon “The extra little tool that came with it is good for getting cat hairs off the furniture” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars.
Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Dyson DC41 Animal was easy to move around. E. E. Hughes wrote “Lightweight and easy to use” in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal. E. E. Hughes also wrote “This is probably due to Dyson trying to make it more lightweight and is a trade-off I am happy to make! Overall, this is a really good vacuum cleaner”. Kiyone wrote in their Dyson DC41 Animal review on Amazon “Unless you really need the extra power then settle for the lightweight DC40”.
According to Amazon sales data, the DC41 Animal is one the most popular vacuum currently on sale.
A few Dyson DC41 Animal owners who purchased this vacuum cleaner thought it had a good brush. C. E. James said on Amazon two years ago “Also the power brush attachment is great for the car”. Josephjohn mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal on Amazon “There are three attachment not four as on the onlder model one of the new attachments is both brush and crevice tool”. Marty from Sf said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “The Brush Bar Active Base Plate drops down for flat hard surfaces to vacuum in a suction tight environment”.
Good Product Quality
A few people said in their reviews that it was good quality. This month Andrew M. Davies said in his Dyson DC41 Animal review “It's like they are cutting corners in quality, we'll see over the years”. Panda Bear mentioned on Amazon “The build quality is good” in their review and scored it 4 stars. Rob wrote “Powerful Quality Build Looks great Cons” however despite that he only gave the product a score of 2 stars.
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Based on 12,047 owner and expert reviews, Dyson has good reviews for its vacuums. Dyson also has good reviews specifically for its vacuums.
Good Technical Features
A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features. Caro wrote “Whilst this one has more bells and whistles on it, I doubt it will last as long” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Trusted Reviews wrote “Great staircleaning features”.
One Dyson DC41 Animal owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good filter. Mr. S. Crook said on Amazon three years ago “The main post motor filter is easy to extract” and rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars.
Good Power Cord
One person who reviewed the Dyson DC41 Animal thought it had a good power cord. Benevolenty Illuminated mentioned “The power lead is nice & long.” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
Just Released Six Months Ago
Being released just six months ago, this Dyson vacuum cleaner is likely to have better features.
8 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
Several Dyson DC41 Animal reviewers agreed that this vacuum cleaner was not heavy and bulky. In November last year Alice Brown wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner “I just found it a little heavy and not quite as easy to manoeuvre as shown on the TV adverts” however she still scored this vacuum cleaner 5 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Dyson DC41 Animal review this month “This certainly does the trick! It is on the heavy side”. A few weeks ago Amazonshopperuk said on Amazon “It's still fairly a heavy beast.” in their Dyson DC41 Animal review.
Several customers who bought it considered that it was not heavy. Kiyone mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal “One of the big complaints on the DC25 was the small bin capacity (1.3 litres), which is now 1.6 litres in the DC40 and a hefty 2.1 litres in the DC41”. Mikatron mentioned on Amazon “I would imagine that if you're not a 6'3" chap like myself, picking the machine up or sharp turns could make cleaning hefty work” in their review. The Fat Monk said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Manoeuvrability despite the hefty weight” nonetheless they still scored it very highly.
A few Dyson DC41 Animal owners who reviewed the Dyson DC41 Animal considered that it was not thick. Mr. Challis mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner last year “More worryingly that wobbly, plasticky handle had two cracks just below the bottom cable hook, allowing the dust container to come loose whilst manoeuvring/carrying it”. Roadrunner mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal on Amazon “I hope it lasts as long as the DCO1 which only has a loose connection and which I hope to continue using”.
A number of customers said that this vacuum cleaner was not tight. P. W. H. Smith mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It has the ability to turn in limited space and run tight against a wall”.
One person who reviewed the product thought it was not thin. Craig D Oke said in his review on Amazon three years ago “Shame about the hose and the lack of a narrow extension to get into the nooks” however despite that he still rated the Dyson DC41 Animal 80 out of 100.
Does Not Have a Brush Tool
The DC41 Animal does not have a brush tool, although it is worth noting that most of the other vacuums that were launched in the last year also do not have a brush tool.
Unacceptable Noise Level
Several people said that this vacuum cleaner was not noisy. This month Amazonshopperuk said on Amazon “It's also fairly noisy.” but despite that they still gave it an excellent review. Janie U mentioned on Amazon “I think that is nonsense, if anything it is more noisy” in her review of this vacuum cleaner but despite that she still gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mikatron wrote “It is also quite noisy, not any worse than many other machines you can buy.” in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal although they rated it 5 stars.
Several Dyson DC41 Animal reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not quiet. K. Chee mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner four years ago “And it isn't quiet.” but they still gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mikatron said on Amazon “It isn't whisper quite” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Norbs wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner two years ago “The DC41A is lighter than other Dysons we have had & the motor, whilst not quiet, has a less intrusive tone” nonetheless they still gave the Dyson DC41 Animal a rating of 5 stars.
Some Dyson DC41 Animal owners reckoned that the product did not have good technical guidance. Judith Elizabeth Hubbard said on Amazon “I did write to Dyson and they said they would pass my comments on to the design team! How will this help me? Unfortunately” in her Dyson DC41 Animal review. Mrs. Maureen Stewart said in her Dyson DC41 Animal review “Dyson are not really any help as they go through diagnostic checks with you for blockages”. Tinkerbell wrote four years ago “Even for a flat pack hating female, can't follow instructions, such as myself” although they still gave the Dyson DC41 Animal a score of 5 stars.
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One customer who purchased the Dyson DC41 Animal thought it did not have email functionality. Andrew said “I did contact the company concerned by email who then called me to explain the reason why” in his review of this vacuum cleaner although he still gave it a score of 4 stars.
A Bit Expensive
Some customers who reviewed the Dyson DC41 Animal agreed that it was not cheap. Alastair S. mentioned in their review “It is expensive” yet they rated it 4 stars. Andrew M. Davies wrote this month “So the expensive new Dyson has now gone to Uni instead of the old trusty one” . Bookworm gave it a rating of 40 out of 100 and said “Considering how expensive it is, I would never recommend it as the cheaper ones seem better” in their review.
A number of Dyson DC41 Animal owners wrote in their reviews that it was not good value for money. C. E. James mentioned on Amazon “A bit pricey and a bit heavy”. Dinah85 wrote in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal “All in all its a fantastic piece of kit, possibly a bit pricey.”. Durban Dude said in their review of the Dyson DC41 Animal “Overall, although a fairly pricey purchase (at the time of purchase, Amazon were cheapest at £329.99) we are exceptionally pleased with our DC41” but despite that they still rated it as very good.
The Dyson DC41 Animal is not cordless. Most of the other vacuums that are a similar age to the DC41 Animal are also not cordless.
We checked 27 recently released vacuums and they range in price from £52 to £521. We think that this Dyson vacuum looks expensive compared to other recently released vacuums.
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