I’ve always eyed Dyson vacuums but could never justify the premium–typically more than double the cost of other vacuum cleaners. Then I moved to a farmhouse with aging wall-to-wall carpet that’s surrounded by mud and my Dirt Devil just wasn’t getting it done (it sucked, or rather, it didn’t).
So I told hubby I want a Dyson for my birthday (a month away). He thought that was so pathetic that he got me one right away (the good man!) He’s clever too, because he found a refurbished model for half the price! I like this not only because we paid an only-slightly-ridiculous price for a vacuum, but because the company doesn’t believe their vacuums are disposable and instead makes an effort to fix them (so they end up at my house instead of in a landfill). I’m still, however, considering the vacuum my (early) birthday gift.
And I can now say for certain my Factory-Reconditioned Dyson DC28 Animal is worth the extra pennies. Right after vacuuming my house with my old vacuum, I ran over it again with the Dyson and had to empty it–I’m not exaggerating–6 times! That’s about a bathtub full of extra dirt and dog hair it removed from my carpets!
Plus, it’s so easy to push –like it’s gliding on air (maybe it propels itself?) I want to keep going and going– who’s house can I clean next? It also really does work on bare floors as well without just blowing the dirt up in your face like every other stand-up vacuum I’ve used. The only downside, if there’s one, is that it’s pretty heavy. Lugging it up and down stairs, for example, is pretty cumbersome.
I could go on and on but I won’t because, despite what you might suspect after reading this raving review, I am not in any way connected to or receiving compensation from Dyson. But I wish I could, these vacuums rock!