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Dyson DC17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1422 reviews of Dyson DC17. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are mixed comments on the size and price.

usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Dyson DC17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1241 user reviews of Dyson DC17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on People are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum CleanerDyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum CleanerDyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Reviewboard Magazine (

Dyson DC17 Review

May, 2010

Expert review by: administrator (

Dyson DC17 Animal Review


The Dyson DC17 Animal gets good customer ratings – and there are many ratings available as this is a popular machine. Consumer comments indicate that it does indeed work very well on removing pet hair from most surfaces. It can be a bit heavy for some...

Very good at removing pet hair (most consumers agree on this)- Easy to maneuver- Strong suction- Dirt canister is easy to empty- Not too loud- Brushroll can be turned on and off

Poor detail/instructions in manual- Only average on bare floors (best on carpet)- Attachments don’t work that well on bare floors- Hose is stiff- Heavy machine

The DC17 Animal has a motorized brushbar which can be turned on or off (via the touch of a button). The ability to turn the brushbar off is useful when transitioning from carpet to other more delicate flooring (like some hardwood floors or delicate rugs).

May, 2010

Consumer review by: cscott (

How do you get the hose to extend, and stay out?


Like the suction

Hate the HOSE

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: andyjimbowest (

Expensive junk


good suction and cleaning

Technical Problems, not possible to get spares, price

May, 2008

Consumer review by: (

Dyson DC-17 over-hyped


Emptying canister

Suction is weak on carpets and bare floors

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: msgcom (

Wow it really Sucks


it sucks like no tomorrow, scarey how much comes up

suction is not adjustable

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: cn (



It sucks, it pulls out dust, pet hair, everything. Vaccuum your house with your current vaccuum and THEN with this! You'll get buckets of dust and hair you didn't know was still in there! Saved us from buying two new rugs already

Can't think of any.. wasn't free

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: angrykimchi (

Our first Dyson...


I went to a local store to look at the Dyson vacuums. This one caught my eye for my parents since I thought the ball vacuum would be a little harder for them to maneuver. The store was asking the original $449. They price-matched, but not to websites...

great suction, easy to clean, easy to maneuver, picks up the dust and dirt you never notice, brush does good job in lifting the carpet, easy roller shut-off button for vacuuming hardwoods/tile/vinyl, great for all-floors, hose is nice and long

removing the vacuum hose is slightly annoying but not unbearable

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Critterlover (

Awesome Results


I have 6 cats and 1 dog. I NEEDED this vacuum. I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I love it, with a couple of reservations. First, the container which replaces bags needs to be larger. It's tedious constantly emptying it. Larger would have been...

Easy To Empty","Easy to Use","Efficient","Lightweight","Powerful/Good Suction

Short Power Cord

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: robynch (

dyson animal


I have used several sweepers in my 18 yrs of marriage, the rainbow, oreck and bissel. this one by far is the best and best price. it tackles 2 dogs and a cats fur, hardwood and carpet stairs to ceiling you name it a wonderful product.

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

DC17 Animal; The most powerful upright for pet hair. Outcleans all other vacuums, room after room. Level 3 Root Cyclone technology. Unique cleaner head and motorized brushbar for the bets pick-up across all floor types.