Dyson DC28 Animal Vacuum Cleaner Review

Suction Rating Capability Rating Price Rating Value Rating Over All Rating Generic Price Range*
8 8 3 6 8 $540-$600

My review and perspective on model: DC28 vacuum cleaner

This is the Dyson DC28 Animal Vacuum Cleaner Review please check the reviews page for a comparison of other vacuum cleaners.

Dyson really is quickly becoming one of the most affordable mid to high end vacuum manufacturers on the market. And I can generally recommend them to most people who vacuum more than once a month as they will pay for themselves over time. A Dyson isn't all shine and glamor though, they do require a small amount of work to keep them running like new. Luckily unlike many cheaper brands they can be kept running because they are durable enough to be serviced. Dyson really became famous with their commercials that claimed that they never lose suction. While this is true, it's kind of tricky advertising. A Dyson never loses suction at the motor, but it can clog and lose suction long before it arrives at the motor. What Dyson is referring to when they say that their vacuums never lose suction is actually their system of multiple suction points. Even their large upright vacuums suction line from the motor splits into several smaller suction points before reaching the dirt cup. This design is ingenious as it not only allows for one port to clog leaving the others free but it truly does create more suction. As we learned in science class fast flowing fluids creates low pressure, and low pressure is what we perceive as suction in a vacuum. So the idea of necking down the suction tubes to smaller tubes creates very fast moving air, in turn making a huge low pressure zone, for more suction than your average vacuum. The bad thing about this design is that while it gives several bypasses for clogs it aids in the clogging process with smaller easier to clog tunnels the dirt can potentially travel into. You should watch out for this if you decide to purchase a Dyson.

Model: DC28 Product Description

Specifically designed for homes with pets, Dyson's DC28 Animal vacuum cleaner features Root Cyclone technology to ensure thorough, efficient cleaning with no clogging or loss of suction. Additionally, it includes Airmuscle technology, which uses three Dyson-engineered components--a pneumatic actuator, a powered cam and a high-torque clutch--each precisely adjusting to clean every floor type thoroughly. Certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the unit expels air that contains up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than common breathing air thanks to the vacuum's money-saving, lifetime washable HEPA filter.

The mini turbine head cleans pet hair and dirt from tight spaces such as upholstery, stairs and the car. It includes fingertip controls that automatically adjust (or de-activate) the brush bar for different floor types using a powered cam. The vacuum also comes equipped with a quick-draw Telescope reach; the wand releases and expands 16-feet at the touch of a button for stairs and high-reach cleaning. Other features include a 35.2-feet cord length, 5/8-gallon bin capacity, 245 air watts, on-board tool storage, and an ergonomic design with a low handle that feels lighter to carry.

In addition to the mini turbine head, it comes with a stair tool for focusing on dust and dirt from stairs and stair carpets, a combination accessory tool with debris nozzle that converts to a brush tool for dusting, and a Flat Out head tool that articulates for effective pick-up--especially handy for cleaning under low furniture and household appliances. The vacuum measures 42.1 x 13.5 x 14.3 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 20.61 pounds. The Dyson Animal is backed by a 5-year warranty.

The DC28 is a Residential vacuum designed for use in the Residential environment. I have reviewed it accordingly, the price point of the DC28 is set for the Residential industry which should be taken into consideration when purchasing or thinking about purchasing this vacuum. Commercial vacuum cleaners may be built to last longer and endure more abuse, but are more expensive and may be lacking some of the luxuries (such as light weight, or low noise) that you are accustomed to. On the contrary Residential vacuums are made at lower price points, lower quality, but are often lighter and quieter to use. Please feel free to add your own perspective of the Dyson DC28 Animal Vacuum Cleaner Review.

*Prices subject to change, YourVacuumGuy.com is not responsible for incorrect pricing information. Price ranges based on MSRP and prices found online, brick and mortar stores may vary greatly in price. Sales tax and shipping not included.