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Dyson DC 40 Animal

Dyson DC 40 Animal
alaScore 92

1196 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1196 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. There are some mixed comments about the value for money.

usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Dyson DC 40 Animal is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Dyson DC40 Origin


The Dyson DC40 Origin is the least expensive model in the Dyson line of upright vacuums. It's a sleek-looking vacuum with all of the attributes you expect from a Dyson product such as the ball technology and bright coloring, a yellow-orange in the case...

The DC40 Origin is a good-looking vacuum that functions well, but it’s not a showstopper in terms of performance.

Fragile-feeling hardware makes it hard to feel confident in the DC40’s durability and staying power.

You could do a lot worse than the DC40; however, you could also do better and spend less.

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Dyson DC40 Multi-Floor


The Dyson DC40 Multi-Floor is one of the more recent Dyson upright vacuum cleaners. It uses Dyson’s latest version of radial root cyclone technology which provides better airflow, and it has updated Dyson Ball Technology. The Ball Technology now has...

Easy to assemble ; Lightweight ; Fairly compact and easy to store ; A lot of people like the maneuverability provided by the Ball ; Good suction ; Doesn’t use bags and filters are washable ; Dust canister is easy to empty ; Cleans up to the edge well ;...

Some folks struggle with getting used to the Ball for movement ; Lengthy wand can be awkward to use ; Expensive ; Initially the hose doesn’t stretch out easily ; Short power cord

You can read more Dyson DC40 customer reviews on Amazon here if you wish. This is a bagless upright vacuum that is powered by an 11 amp motor. The DC40 uses the latest version of Dyson’s Root Cyclone Technology which has improved airway efficiency...

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Dyson DC40 Multi Floor


The DC40 has new technology, but performance isn't enough to warrant $500 price tag.

Almost perfect on hardwood; Good on debris pickup

Struggles on high pile; External tools aren’t great


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Dyson DC40 Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Amazon review summary for Dyson DC 40 Animal


alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 user reviews of Dyson DC 40 Animal from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Vacuums on

value for money, usability, design, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dyson DC40 Multi floor upright vacuum cleanerDyson DC40 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner- Factory ReconditionedDyson DC40 Origin Upright Vacuum Cleaner

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Great vacuum choice


Good vacuum over all. Compared to many brands I purchased in the past, hands down, this is the best out of all. It performs as advertised in multiple uses around my place.This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Right...

It works as advertised

a little pricey

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3rd Dyson


This is the 3rd Dyson we've purchased. We passed our first one down to our daughter and bought a new one for ourselves. The first machine finally needed to be replaced, so Dyson number 3! Not to hard figure out why the other machines compare themselves...

Dependable, Durable, Easy to Use

Haven't found anything yet

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Works great for me, just okay for kids.


Wish it were a tad bit lighter and had a tad bit larger canister, but overall, very pleased with the performance and have used the included tools several times. Plan to add pet tools with my Best Buy reward points in the future. Way better than the...

Does a great job cleaning floors--tile, laminate and large area rugs

Hard for kids to use when helping with chores. Especially for them to get it up and down stairs(we have a split level)

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A well designed machine that is powerful


The design of this vacuum is smart. It is a powerful machine with 2 filters and the hose has very few corners, which helps to eliminate clogs. It is lightweight and very maneuverable and twisting the handle turns the head in that direction helping to...

Double filters, lightweight but powerful, and a limited number of corners for the vacuum hose, which reduces clogs

Assembly required

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Everything I hoped a Dyson would be.


I have wanted a Dyson for a decade and finally got one. It is everything I thought it would be. I enjoy using it so much. It does a great job cleaning carpets and other flooring. The hose is stiff and you almost have to weigh the vacuum down the...

Easy to use, cleans the carpet well

Pricey, extension hose is stiff