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Dyson DC54 Animal Vacuum Cleaner

£289.00
£220.00 £69.00 cheaper than 54 days ago
290W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 7.7kg Jun 2016
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
User reviews are average
Good size
Difficult to empty
74 Reviews
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this low maximum input power vacuum rated it as 73%.

Dyson Vacuum Cleaners Have Good Reviews

Based on 10,983 owner and expert reviews (including 5,361 verified purchases), Dyson has good ratings for its vacuum cleaners. Dyson also has good ratings specifically within its low maximum input power vacuum cleaners range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Difficult to Empty

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was not easy to empty. Mr. F. Ashurst rated the product 40 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Emptying the bin is messy as well”. Three years ago Stuart Fletcher mentioned on expert website Amazon “The bin is ridiculously small and difficult to empty” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Also three years ago Tina Giles said in her review of this vacuum cleaner “I agree with earlier post good at cleaning rubbish on stairs and messy to empty”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Dyson DC54 Animal was good at cleaning pet hair. Peter rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “If your house is generally clean and you want something that keeps it dust and pet hair free then its an excellent choice gets the dust that others leave behind” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Jenny Clarke said on expert review site Amazon “Good cleaner easy to use excellent suction removes pet hair well.” in her review of this vacuum cleaner however she scored it 3 stars out of 5.

Two customers thought the product was good at cleaning dog hair. Three years ago Paul Jersey said on expert website Amazon “IT is brilliant, dog hair, no problem, house not only looks clean it feels clean” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago M D wrote “Very good with dog hairs” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Brush

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good brush.

Good Suction

Seventeen people who bought this vacuum cleaner wrote that it had good suction. N Lamford said “The suction is so powerful on max I struggle to lift from the floor, if you can afford it”. Sam mentioned “This vacuum has great suction.” in his Dyson DC54 Animal review nonetheless he gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Two years ago Mil said on expert website Amazon “Suction is great, too great at times so the suction release trigger helps at times” and gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 80 out of 100.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners concluded that it had good features. Ms. E. L. Houghton mentioned “They have taken a good model and stripped it of all it's good features” but they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twelve people who purchased the Dyson DC54 Animal considered that it was heavy and bulky. R. Peres said on expert review site Amazon “| I read some reviews stating that the machine is a bit heavy.” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Mrs. Carol Hodges mentioned on expert website Amazon “Heavier than expected” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Stephen Reid wrote three years ago “The first thing to notice is that the box is not too heavy” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

Heavy

With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the DC54 Animal is fairly heavy compared to most of the other recently released low maximum input power vacuum cleaners. Across all the newly released vacuums the weights range from 4.5g to 9kg, and the average weight is 5.8kg.

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Released Eleven Months Ago

This vacuum has been on the market since June 2016.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was quiet. Peter Wronka wrote “It is extremely powerful and at the same time very quiet”. Jb mentioned “It's not too noisy (obviously it's not silent”.

Four customers said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Ms. E. L. Houghton mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It is nearly impossible to empty without dumping all the dust you have collected, in the very small drum, all over your freshly cleaned floor! It is flimsy and noisy”. Three years ago Stephen Reid wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner “This unit is no louder than most other cleaners” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. He also said “I was expecting the cleaner to be noisy” in his review.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £69 (24%)

The price has dropped from £289 to £220 in the last 54 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 51% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 49% chance that the price will actually go back up.

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Pricey

We checked 21 new vacuum cleaners and they range in price from £51 to £269. We think that this vacuum cleaner looks expensive compared to other new vacuum cleaners.

Reasonably Priced

Seven owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Peter Wronka scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on expert review site Amazon “Very good value for money!” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Stuart Fletcher mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “I purchased while there was a £100 trade-in and this placed this machine into the affordable range” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Braveheartengr said on expert website Amazon “The only thing high is the price”.

Seven owners who purchased it reckoned that it was expensive. Three years ago R. Peres said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “There is a good reason why this vacuum cleaner is so expensive”. Stressed Mum gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “Expensive item”. Connor's Dad rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “This machine is expensive”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Eight owners concluded that it was easy to use. Sam said in his review of this vacuum cleaner last year “Emptying the machine is so fiddy and messy, having to use a special tool provided to remove the dust” . Rob Lewis gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Amazon two years ago “Bought to replace old upright Dyson easier to use and suction just as powerful”. Mil gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned also two years ago “The multi-function brush/crevice tool does the job as you'd expect and is an intuitive design incorporating both into a single piece (the brush slides up”.

Good Product Quality

Eight owners who bought this vacuum cleaner thought it was good quality. Three years ago Stephen Reid said on expert review site Amazon “The tools are as well designed as the unit itself” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. In the same month Braveheartengr wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Other reviewers here who give high ratings must have lived without a Hoover or a Dyson for many years because this product has low build quality” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Bob Balfour said “Excellent price - quality and fast delivery” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Robust

Six owners who reviewed it wrote that it was well made. Mil wrote on expert website Amazon “It's quiet, feels well built and stands out with it's unique, "engine-block" look”. Stuart Fletcher mentioned three years ago “Large rugs can be cleaned OK The hose is a little too short for my stairs which are completely average 70s build house” but despite that he rated it 60 out of 100. Stephen Reid he said “A design feature we particularly like is that the main solid tube to which the tools attach is height adjustable”.

Nice Design

Seven people who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Wobble mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Amazon “The design is good.” but in spite of that they rated it 20 out of 100. Two years ago Long-Suffering Technology Consumer said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “With some surprising miscues for a firm as obsessed with design as Dyson” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. James Davis mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner “Very well designed and portable and has accessories to take care of the nooks” .


Power

290 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is a 290 Watts vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum cleaners with a higher maximum input power that might be worth considering include the HVR160-11 (620W and higher rated), or the HVR160 (£241.42) (620W and higher rated) both from Numatic or the Kärcher FC 5 (£210) (460W and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dyson dc54animal6572, namesacdoco dc54i, dyson 200003249, dyson 11366
Barcodes 05025155016570, 05025155019139

Dyson DC54 Animal Review Sources

To prepare this Dyson DC54 Animal review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,851 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 142,696 product attributes, 28,888 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,635,200 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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