The Dyson DC41 Animal 2015 Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner has a large dustbin and power cable that lets you vacuum without restrictions while Radial Root Cyclone technology rids your home of the...
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21 Reasons For
One Industry Award
This vacuum was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Trusted Reviews who thought that this Dyson vacuum was terrific.
Expert Reviews Are Excellent
Vacuum cleaner expert review website Trusted Reviews scored this vacuum 100 out of 100. That puts this vacuum cleaner in the top 5% of all the vacuums of a similar spec and age.
User Reviews Are Excellent
On average, DC41 owners rated this vacuum cleaner as exceptional.
Easy to Use
Several Dyson DC41 owners who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. Five years ago Alastair S. scored the Dyson DC41 4 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “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 mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “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”. Dbails said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The main unit get they majority of hairs etc up and is easy to use”.
Some Dyson DC41 reviewers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble. Allan said on Amazon “Easy to assemble” in his Dyson DC41 review. Boston4jim wrote in their Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “It's simple to put together and even easier to clean” and scored it very highly.
Several Dyson DC41 owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was easy to setup. Cliff said in his Dyson DC41 review “The hose and attachments are a bit fiddly to set up”. Tinkerbell mentioned on Amazon “This is very easy to set up from the box, not fiddly at all” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the Dyson DC41 performed as expected. One Dyson DC41 owner wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Josephjohn said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Made the extending hose more comfortable to work with” .
A number of Dyson DC41 owners who purchased this vacuum cleaner considered that it had good suction. Five years ago Alastair S. wrote on Amazon “Extremely powerful suction” in their review. Andrew M. Davies said in his Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “The machine has a ton more suction.”. Andrew M. Davies also wrote “The suction is so powerful you have no hope with mats the Dyson just sticks to them like glue”.
Easy to Empty
Some people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner said that it was easy to empty. Amazon Customer wrote “Very good suction, have to empty the cylinder frequently”. Last year Cliff mentioned on Amazon “The cleaning and emptying is straightforward and of course you don'y need to buy bags” and scored the product 5 stars. G. Wake wrote on Amazon “Easy to use, easy to empty, with a long hose” in their Dyson DC41 review.
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Good At Cleaning Pet Hair
A number of Dyson DC41 owners considered that the Dyson DC41 was good at cleaning pet hair. G. Wake mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Brilliant at picking up pet hair” . Mrs. Ja Sanders rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars and she said on Amazon “This dyson is wonderful for pet hair and reaches all edges, delighted with performance.” in her Dyson DC41 review. Pamd wrote in their review three years ago “Great for pet hair”.
Four customers thought this vacuum cleaner was good at cleaning dog hair. Allan gave it an excellent review and he wrote in his Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “It's more manoeuvrable and is brilliant at picking up dog hairs”. Craig D Oke wrote four years ago “Fantastic for dog hairs though and it picks up practically everything”. Jan mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “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 person said in their reviews that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Caro said on Amazon “The extra little tool that came with it is good for getting cat hairs off the furniture” in their review.
Some customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner said that it was easy to move around. E. E. Hughes said “Lightweight and easy to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. E. E. Hughes also mentioned “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 said in their Dyson DC41 review “Unless you really need the extra power then settle for the lightweight DC40”.
Several Dyson DC41 owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was well made. Alastair S. rated it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The cleaner seems well built.” in their review. Two years ago Back to Basics wrote on Amazon “My regret he rashly gave away the old solid Dyson we'd relied on” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Benevolenty Illuminated wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “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.” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.
A number of customers agreed that the Dyson DC41 was reliable. Jbean wrote in their Dyson DC41 review “Preferred my trusty DC15”. Lawman said on Amazon “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. Mr. Challis said on Amazon “It was very reliable and did its job well, replacing the cylinder vacuum we had (which itself was fine until we moved to a bigger house” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Three years ago Allan mentioned in his Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “Time will tell whether is is as robust as our previous Dyson.”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. N Lane mentioned in their review on Amazon five years ago “It mean that the seal is leaking dirt” although they gave it a score of 1 stars.
One Dyson DC41 owner reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Rich B mentioned “BTW there is ZERO damage to the door frame” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.
Good Product Quality
Several people concluded that this vacuum cleaner was good quality. Andrew M. Davies mentioned in his review of the Dyson DC41 “It's like they are cutting corners in quality, we'll see over the years” yet he scored it 3 stars. Josephjohn wrote on Amazon “There is more gimick than true design quality” in their review. Panda Bear wrote “The build quality is good”.
A number of people who purchased this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was a good design. Andrea Smith rated it 80 out of 100 and he said in his review three years ago “As my last dyson was 12 years old a lot has changed with the design now”. Lara said in her Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “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” yet she rated it 40 out of 100. Maggie Pawlowski said four years ago “A reliable make and a great design so easy to use” .
A few Dyson DC41 reviewers who purchased this vacuum cleaner thought it was neat. Andrew M. Davies said “A brush tool that neatly clipped in their own mounts on the top” but he only rated the Dyson DC41 60 out of 100. K. Chee scored the Dyson DC41 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “I got this with the free clean and tidy kit which has a bag so you can store the animal hair attachment” in their review. K. Chee also said “The clean and tidy kit came by HDNL”.
Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Kirsty Young scored this vacuum cleaner very highly and said in their review two years ago “So smooth from carpet to hard floor”. Mikeysoft wrote “Anyway, if you like a nice neat and smooth looking carpet do not buy this vacuum” but in spite of that they scored this vacuum cleaner 20 out of 100.
A number of Dyson DC41 owners who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Mrs. C. Hall wrote “The machine cleans beautifully, my carpets must have been very dirty! I do get the train tracks though”.
A Top Selling Product
According to Amazon sales data, the DC41 is one the best selling vacuum cleaner currently on sale.
Several Dyson DC41 owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good brush. C. E. James wrote in their Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “Also the power brush attachment is great for the car”. Four years ago Josephjohn said in their review of the Dyson DC41 “There are three attachment not four as on the onlder model one of the new attachments is both brush and crevice tool” yet they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Marty from Sf wrote “The Brush Bar Active Base Plate drops down for flat hard surfaces to vacuum in a suction tight environment”.
Dyson Vacuums Have Good Reviews
Based on 11,802 user and expert reviews, Dyson has good ratings for its vacuums. Dyson also has good ratings specifically within its vacuums range compared to other manufacturers.
Good Technical Features
A number of Dyson DC41 owners who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Caro gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Whilst this one has more bells and whistles on it, I doubt it will last as long” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Trusted Reviews gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Great staircleaning features”.
One customer who bought it considered that it had a good filter. Mr. S. Crook mentioned in their Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “The main post motor filter is easy to extract”.
Good Power Cord
One customer said that it had a good power cord. Benevolenty Illuminated said in their Dyson DC41 review on Amazon “The power lead is nice & long.” but even so they scored this vacuum cleaner 2 stars.
A Dust Re-Emission Class
This vacuum cleaner has an A dust re-emission class, which is the most frequently found dust re-emission class on vacuums of a similar age and spec to it.
A Carpet Cleaning Performance Class
The Dyson DC41 has an A carpet cleaning performance class which is better than the D carpet cleaning performance class found on most vacuums that are a similar age to it.
An A carpet cleaning performance class is in fact the best carpet cleaning performance class amongst all vacuums of this spec and age.
A D carpet cleaning performance class is the worst carpet cleaning performance class amongst comparable types of vacuum.
A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class
This vacuum has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is typical of many vacuum cleaners of a similar age and type to it.
Quite Long Cord Length
The cord lengths of comparable spec vacuums that came out around the same time as the DC41 range from 0.6m to 16m, and the average cord length is 7.2m. The Dyson DC41 has a quite long cord length (9.4 meters) compared to most of the other vacuums of a comparable age and spec to the DC41.
9 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
Some customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Back to Basics gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The Henry is far more effective at getting them spotless than this cumbersome piece of bulky awkward nonsense” in their Dyson DC41 review. Bernardette Lugner said “It is heavy to lug up stairs.”. Bim wrote five years ago “People also complained about the weight saying it was too heavy” in their review although they still rated it as very good.
Three people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner thought it was not heavy. Kiyone mentioned in their review “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” but they still rated it 80 out of 100. Mikatron wrote 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” although they still rated it as excellent. The Fat Monk said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Manoeuvrability despite the hefty weight” but in spite of that they scored the product 5 stars.
A number of customers considered that it was not thick. Mr. Challis said “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” in their review. Roadrunner wrote on Amazon “I hope it lasts as long as the DCO1 which only has a loose connection and which I hope to continue using” in their review of the Dyson DC41 however they gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
A number of Dyson DC41 owners who reviewed the Dyson DC41 wrote that it was not tight. P. W. H. Smith mentioned in their review “It has the ability to turn in limited space and run tight against a wall” but despite that they scored the product 80 out of 100.
One Dyson DC41 owner who reviewed the Dyson DC41 reckoned that it was not thin. Craig D Oke wrote four years ago “Shame about the hose and the lack of a narrow extension to get into the nooks” in his review however despite that he gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
Does Not Have a Brush Tool
Most vacuums that have been around for a similar time to the DC41 do not have a brush tool. The Dyson DC41 is no exception to this as it too does not have a brush tool.
Several customers thought the product did not have good technical guidance. Judith Elizabeth Hubbard mentioned 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” and scored the product 1 stars. Mrs. Maureen Stewart she said on Amazon “Dyson are not really any help as they go through diagnostic checks with you for blockages” in her Dyson DC41 review. Tinkerbell mentioned on Amazon “Even for a flat pack hating female, can't follow instructions, such as myself”.
One Dyson DC41 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it did not have email functionality. Andrew said on Amazon “I did contact the company concerned by email who then called me to explain the reason why” in his Dyson DC41 review.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
Several Dyson DC41 owners who bought it reckoned that it was not noisy. Janie U said on Amazon “I think that is nonsense, if anything it is more noisy” in her review of the Dyson DC41 but even so she still gave this vacuum cleaner a very good review. Four years ago Mikatron said “It is also quite noisy, not any worse than many other machines you can buy.” but despite that they gave the product an excellent rating. P. W. H. Smith mentioned on Amazon also four years ago “Some reviewers reported that it was noisy” but in spite of that they gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 80 out of 100.
Some customers who bought it concluded that it was not quiet. Five years ago K. Chee mentioned on Amazon “And it isn't quiet.” but despite that they gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mikatron wrote in their Dyson DC41 review on Amazon four years ago “It isn't whisper quite” yet they still rated it 5 stars. Norbs mentioned on Amazon “The DC41A is lighter than other Dysons we have had & the motor, whilst not quiet, has a less intrusive tone”.
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The price of the DC41 has increased by £19.64 in the last 55 days.
A Bit Expensive
Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Alastair S. said in their review of the Dyson DC41 “It is expensive”. Andrew M. Davies said on Amazon “So the expensive new Dyson has now gone to Uni instead of the old trusty one” and gave the Dyson DC41 a rating of 60 out of 100. Bookworm said “Considering how expensive it is, I would never recommend it as the cheaper ones seem better” in their Dyson DC41 review.
Seven Dyson DC41 reviewers who bought it considered that it was not good value for money. C. E. James wrote in their review of the Dyson DC41 on Amazon “A bit pricey and a bit heavy”. Five years ago Dinah85 said “All in all its a fantastic piece of kit, possibly a bit pricey.”. Durban Dude said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Overall, although a fairly pricey purchase (at the time of purchase, Amazon were cheapest at £329.99) we are exceptionally pleased with our DC41”.
We think this vacuum looks expensive compared to other vacuum cleaners of this type and age. We checked 60 vacuum cleaners of this type and age and they range in price from £34 to £654.
The Dyson DC41 is not cordless. Most of the other vacuums that are a similar age to the DC41 are also not cordless.
1 Other reason to consider the Dyson DC41
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Dyson released the DC41.