Dyson DC16 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review

Suction Rating Capability Rating Price Rating Value Rating Over All Rating Generic Price Range*
2 3 2 1 2 $160

My review and perspective on model: DC16 Animal vacuum cleaner

This is the Dyson DC16 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review please check the reviews page for a comparison of other vacuum cleaners.

Personally I wouldn't touch one of these... they're not much better than a $20 dust buster and I wouldn't use a dust buster for anything either. If you want to pay 10x as much as a dust buster for a 5% gain in suction... be my guest.

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: DC16 Animal Product Description

Dyson DC16 Animal

The only handheld cleaner in Dyson's offerings to include the Animal (TM) technology, this cleaner is designed to be picked up quickly and used.

Since it has the Animal (TM) technology, the DC16 can easily pick up pet hairs from your carpets and rugs with its motorized brushbar.

Like other Dyson cleaners, the DC16's brushbar can also be turned off when you are cleaning bare floors, as well as rugs that can be damaged easily.

The DC16 Animal (TM) is powered by a rechargeable 21.6-volt lithium ion battery that can give you up to 6 minutes of running power. 6 minutes may sound too short, but this is a handheld and is not designed for long operation.

To make up for this, Dyson has designed the lithium ion battery to charge up to 3 times faster than its competitors. You can look at the status of your battery through an LED indicator.

The DC16 Animal is a Residential vacuum designed for use in the Residential environment. I have reviewed it accordingly, the price point of the DC16 Animal 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 DC16 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review.

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