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Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner
alaScore 89

2675 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2675 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and design are generally positive, whereas the reliability and value for money get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Dyson DC41 Animal Complete


When you think of Dyson, you probably think: "ingenious design." I know I do. Its products are modern, sophisticated, and undeniably cool. Just look at the Dyson Airblade, one of the most appealing cooling apparatuses ever made. A brilliant idea,...

The Dyson DC41 Animal Complete cleans like you'd expect it to given the high price tag. The clever Tangle-free Turbine and its many other brush attachments give it an added layer of functionality for more-flexible housecleaning.

Dyson is renowned for its design, but maybe it shouldn't be -- this vacuum suffers from several baffling build oversights.

You don't need to pay $649 to own a vacuum that cleans at this level, and if you are paying that much, you deserve a machine with a better design than this.

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Dyson DC41 Animal


The Dyson DC41 is a fairly new product from Dyson. It is their latest Ball Upright vacuum cleaner and reviews are quite good to date. The DC41 has undergone significant redesign to optimize performance and the result is a very powerful machine with...

Active base plate feature is very effective ; Long power cord ; Very strong suction ; Attachments lock in place ; Brushbar with on/off controls ; Hose extends easily ; Good at picking up pet hair ; Long hose

No automatic cord rewind ; Wand is a bit awkward to use ; Expensive ; Not easy to get under furniture ; Some folks find it a bit heavy

You can read more Dyson DC41 customer reviews on Amazon here if you wish. Many owners compare this unit with the DC25 Animal. Most indicate that they like the DC41 Animal better but not all. The main differences between the two are as follows: Weight:...

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Dyson DC41 Animal


Solid build and high performance, but with an even higher price tag

Efficient with electricity usage; Ideal for short carpets or hardwood floors

Difficult to use on high-pile carpets; Cleaner head takes up lot of space


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"Not worth the price for the results."


1 - The front sits so low to the ground with no way to adjust it I have to lift the whole thing up to pick up a piece of dirt that isn't flat on the ground. My 9 month old cereal, HA! This thing can't do that, unless the object is flat on the ground it...

I do love the way you can clean the Dyson out. It comes apart so easy and goes back just the same. I love that you can wash it with water, set the parts by the heater for the night and it's ready in the morning.

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"If you deal with hair from pets, buy this vacuum."


I have had this vacuum for 4 months now. The lack of a button to take it from the upright to the vacuum position is better than having a button to push. You simply pull down and you are ready to go. With this vacuum I can go from hardwood to carpet...

Incredible cleaning power, easy to use tools and attachments, and emptying the waste is easier than any vacuum I have ever used.

It is different than most traditional vacuums, it will take a little getting used to.

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Amazon review summary for Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1061 user reviews of Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Vacuums on

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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DC41, well used, works great tho


Way cleaver enginnering, but can't 'lock' the handle upright? Some folks get refurbs that look brand new. Mine was well used. Ball is big, so you can't vac as easily under tables and chairs as you might be used to. Brush end is short and gets nicely...

Refurb half price of new!!! Works WAY better than Windtunnel. Quieter than any other vac I have owned. Pet hair upholstery attachement works great

Per reviews on other sites that I agree with...Handle doesn't 'lock' upright to wheel around the house. Plastic seems a bit cheap, but they are all making them this way now. A bit top heavy. Wobbles and unwieldy when using attachments, thus requires...

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wife love it


great product

Little expensive but worth it

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Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner


I used my old Canister Vacuum first and emptied it 3x then went behind with the New Dyson and had to empty 3 more times, so seeing that it removed that much more dirt from my Carpets I am happy with the product

None so far

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Amazing vacuum for both carpet and tile


Works great on hardwood, tile and carpet, easy on off brush Suction is amazingThis product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Right length hose, easy to empty, A great pet hair picker upper, Long enough cord, Easy to carry,...

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