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Dyson DC50 Animal

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size also gets good feedback. 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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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


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Excellent Purchase


We have two dogs that shed, and we were looking for a vacuum to replace a much older unit. This unit works great, easy to empty canister, and extremely powerful. Worth every penny.

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Works Great


Great design, and very good suction and ease of use.This product is or has... An easy to change bag, Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Useful tools, Great for stairs, easy to empty, A great pet hair picker upper, Long enough cord, Allergy...

Great design

difficult to reach with hose attachments

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Excellent vacuum if money is no object


Absolutely stunned at how much this picked up after using my old vacuum. It's pricey, but the quality is top notch.

Cleans beautifully, easy to use


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Use almost every day and Love!


My wife uses practically daily. We have dog that sheds quite a bit (not to mention 3 younger kids), and lots of hardwood floors. As a result, there is tons of dog hairs, cereal droppings, etc. that constantly needs to be cleaned. My wife has all but...

Easy to maneuver, lightweight, very effective