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Dyson DC 40 Animal

Dyson DC 40 Animal
alaScore 92

1176 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1176 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. There are some negative comments about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews 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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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

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Excellent! Lightweight, easy for stairs and nimble


So far, I love the vaccuum. Its lightweight, well built and designed, and turns easily. Due to it's weight, it's easy on the back, and a snap to clean steps with. Bagless canister is easy to empty with no mess.This product is or has... An easy to...

Lightweight, excellent design, nimble

Bristles could be a little longer on head to fluff carpet better

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It sucks!! (Pun Intended)


I wanted to get a Dyson for a while so instead of dropping $100 here or $60 there while i waited, i decided to bite the bullet and get this one since it was affordable enough. So far i am enjoying this vacuum. It does what i need and doesn't lose...

Doesn't lose suction

the attachments are not my friend

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Excellent performing vacuum cleaner


I think this is the best vacuum cleaner I ever had, so easy to use with it's powerful motor that can easily capture dust ,dirt and debris on all surfaces inside the house wether if it is carpetted or not. And the most nice thing of this kind of vacuum...

easily captures dust and dirt

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Changed my life


This vacuum just changed my life. Last weekend while getting ready for friends to come over, I vacuumed our area rug with our "old" vacuum. After going over the entire rug, there was still dog hair EVERYWHERE. So I put the tube attachment on it, and...