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Dyson DC50 Animal

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The size also gets good reviews, but many are negative about the reliability and value for money.

usability, size, design

value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Dyson DC50 Animal is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Dyson DC50 Animal


Editors' Note, October 17, 2013: Confusion between models prompted us to revisit this review. We have now factored the collapsible handle and added a point to the design sub rating. We also retested on hardwood with the brush roll engaged, as...

The Dyson DC50 Animal performs well on carpeted surfaces with most types of debris. The canister is easy to empty and the vacuum itself is simple to use.

The DC50 didn't outperform other vacuums the way you'd expect it to for its price.

You can buy a better-performing vacuum for far less money, making the Dyson DC50 a poor value.

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Amazon review summary for Dyson DC50 Animal


alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Dyson DC50 Animal 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

usability, size, design

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum CleanerDyson DC50 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner With 6 Attachments

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Just right


This vacuum is very easy to handle and works well. I love how it is so light weight. Portability makes me more enthusiastic to spend more time cleaning. No fuss no mess.This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Useful...

Very light weight

Wish it had a retractable cord


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Great Vacuum


Bought this vacuum a couple of months ago. Have been very pleased with the performance. The Dyson delivers the performance and really gets the carpet and floors clean. I was amazed at how much dirt it picked up when I did not think the floors needed...

Well designed and easy to use. Does a great job cleaning including animal hairs. Great maneuverability

Dirt/dust collector is small and has to be emptied frequently

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Great vaccume


Vaccume brings life to old carpet. Great for households with pets. Light weight makes it easy to clean stairs and store.This product is or has... An easy to change bag, Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Right length hose, easy to empty, A...

Good for pet hair

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Great for home with hair


When we ( my wife and I ) bought DC 50 we thing it will be a normal vacuum but infact it. Surprise us for how powerful it is and give us all what we need from vacuum.but capacity of the dirt box is not enough.This product is or has... Useful tools,...

It takes all hair from the rag and floor

The dirt box is not that good

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great vaccum cleaner


Very light weight. But so expensive. Simlpe design. Long body.This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the jobAbout me... occasional user

light weight

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Expensive but very good


We are really happy with this vacuum. It's very lightweight and powerful. If I have a complaint it is that the hose can be a little short for some situations.This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, easy to empty, Long...

lightweight, powerful

short hose

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great vacuum cleaner


I did not intend to pay as much as I paid for the vacuum. I do not have any regrets because of the excellent performance. The instructions that came with it are very limited and should be more detailed.This product is or has... Enough suction that a...

thorough cleaning and pet hair removal

expensive but worth the cost

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Love it!


I am formerly an Oreck Vacuum buyer - saw ads on TV - and conversations with friends - so decided to give it a try. Love it!This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Right length hose, Useful tools, Great for stairs,...

Convenient size and picks up dog hair from our two little guys