The Dyson DC28 Animal is a vacuum that is designed for well, animals. Or rather getting their hairs off the sofa. If you have ever had an issue with your vacuum cleaner not be able to get the hairs and dirt off your furniture in a decent amount of time, then I strongly recommend you continue reading this review of what I believe is very possibly the best vacuum cleaner that you can currently buy.
First, let’s take a look at some of the product features. There is a motorized brushbar, which has actually been designed for getting rid of pet hairs. Then there is the trademark Dyson “Root Cyclone Technology” which is the technology behind the Dyson’s super powerful, consistent suction and the fact that these vacuums never lose suction and you don’t see clogging either. We also have the Air Muscle technology which combines 3 cleaner head technologies. I agree with some other reviewers that this can make the vacuum a little bit awkward to maneuver in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, you should have no problems at all.
The HEPA system with this vacuum needs some special praise. The air that the Dyson DC28 pumps out is so clean, that it actually has less mold than normal air. In fact it can have up to (depending on how recently you cleaned it, I would suppose) 150 times less mold. It has also been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation as being “Asthma and Allergy” friendly.
There are 4 different height options with this Dyson machine, the lowest setting is for “barefloor” cleaning, hardwoods, etc. The second height is “low pile, then “medium pile” and lastly “high pile”. I would recommend that you use medium pile most of the time on “medium carpets”, but if you really feel that your carpet could do with a vigorous clean, then I might recommend that you try the lowest setting to get as much dirt as you like.
The tools that come with this vacuum are 4 in number. There is the Mini Turbine Head (which would cost you up to 70 dollars if bought separately). The Flat-Out Tool, ($50 if bought separately). The flat-out tool allows for cleaning underneath tables and the like to become much easier. Then there is the Crevice Tool which splits into two different tools; the stiff brush tool and the “soft” wide angled tool. The soft tool allows for you to clean delicate surfaced or furniture without risk of scratching or other damage.
My personal experiences with this vacuum have been that it is well worth the extra money that I paid for it. You could save yourself some cash and go for a cheaper model, but if you want to make sure that you are cleaning your carpets, furniture and house in general as best as you possibly can, then you can’t go wrong with this machine.