Salson 5


Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:03.02.2005


Members who trust:4


Dyson Animal - King of the vacuums


does what it claims, safe for stairs


Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:





Value for money

How much did you pay?£300.00

Special features?Easy tools and stair friendly

8 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (75%):
  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. Minha
  3. jesi
and 3 other members
helpful by (25%):
  1. neenn
  2. Abby_88

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I have a new vacuum and I love it!!!!!

I am a pet owner and cat breeder so the obvious choice for me was to get a 'pet specific' vacuum. I have had ones in the past but find that they do not cope well with the short barbed hairs of my Dalmatian. So with a bit of trepidation I coughed up the enormous price tag attached to this vacuum with the hope it would work.

I unpacked the vacuum and was please to find it mostly together already. In the box were the usual literature and a five year guarantee which covers parts and labour - my hover was shop bought and the sales person tried to offer me this as an extra so watch out!!!. I plugged it in and off I went. I have had cylinder machines in the past however I found the upright model to be much lighter than I expected and very manoeuvrable I whizzed around the living room in no time at all. The clear dust collection chamber showed the hairs being gathered up.

The onboard tools made it very convenient and pulling the hose out switched it from an upright to a powerful hose. Using the mini head attachment it made light work of cleaning the furniture I turned it on the curtains but the suction was so strong it was not such a great idea.
I switched back to upright mode and by clicking on the switch on the head I moved onto the laminated kitchen floor. It made short work of this I did find that it wasn’t the best at getting into tight corners however the ease to switch to the tools didn’t make this an issue. From the kitchen I headed for the stairs – the bit I hate the most – However I no longer dread this!!. I attached the special stair tool and started at the bottom. It was exceptionally easy and as I moved up the stairs the long hose followed me right to the top (it extends to nearly 15 meters – so will cope with any stair case) When looking back down I had visions of it being a nightmare to get it to retract properly however it wasn’t it went back just as easily as it had come out.

Setting off upstairs it easily coped switching between laminates, rugs carpets and the tiled bathroom floor. The cord stretches well around the house and is about 9 meters in length so plug it in strategically and you can do a whole floor at once.
Once finished I inspected the duct collector and it was nearly a quarter full (capacity is 2.3 litres) I was horrified to look at all the hair it had picked up yet please in the same go. Emptying it was really simple just the push of a button then you sort of unhook it. On subsequent hooverings it has not picked up as much hair so I guess that the old Hoover wasn’t doing as good a job as I thought. The cleaning brushes don’t seem to clog as badly as others I have used. I haven’t needed to clean the filters yet but this looks straight forward.

So pro’s:–
Excellent for removing pet hairs from all types of surfaces and upholstery.
Long hose and special tool makes stairs a breeze.
Light and easy to move.
Easy to switch between surfaces and tools.
Clear collector so you can see when it is full.
Filtration makes it great for allergy sufferers.
Bagless so no costly replacements.
Life long fulloy washable filters
Cons: -
Manual cord wind – I know but this is really the only thing I can fault with the machine.

So if you have pets this is an amazing vacuum and is worth the very expensive price tag. Shop around when buying as I have now seen it with a free car kit worth about £50. Also watch for the over eager sales pitch on insurance as this has 5 year with it.

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Minha 11.12.2009 09:59

Soun ds useful - I shall keep it in mind ! Hazel xx

neenn 10.12.2009 19:44

I know what you mean when you refer to a 'hoover'... so many of 'us' do refer to a vacuum as a hoover!! Helpful review :-)

Abby_88 10.12.2009 17:05

Sounds like a good purchase, worth the money - helpful review, thanks! xx

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Dyson DC27 Animal »

1 to 3 out of 347 similar offers for Dyson DC27 Animal Show all similar offers
Dyson Dyson DC58 Animal Complete

Dyson Dyson DC58 Animal Complete

Save £20 on this product when you trade in your old vacuum cleaner . Enter promotional ... more

code DYSON20X at the checkout to receive your
discount. Your old cleaner can be of any brand and
can be returned to the Electricals department of
your nearest House of Fraser store. By using this
promotional code you are agreeing to return your
old machine to store within the valid dates of the
promotion. Offer is valid from the 25th February
to 24th March 2015. The Dyson DC58 Animal Complete
features: , Easy access conical filter , Powered
by the Dyson digital motor V6 Boost mode , Light
touch trigger , Re-engineered nickel manganese
cobalt battery , Hygienic bin emptying , 2 Tier
Radial Cyclones , Mini Motorised tool , 2 year
guarantee , Dual Power mode The Complete models
comes with additional Tools: , Mini Motorised Tool
, Wide Nozzle Tool , dc58 animal complete ,
Plastic , 2 year guarantee.

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging:  £0.00
Availability:  refer to website

Rate it now
Dyson DC58 Animal Complete

Dyson DC58 Animal Complete

.rpd-row { overflow:hidden; padding:30px 0; border-bottom: 1px solid #eee; } .rpd-row img ... more

{ max-width:100%; } .rpd-left { float:left;
width:50%; padding-right:2.5%; } .rpd-right {
float:right; width:50%; } Dyson digital motor V6
At the heart of this masterfully miniature
cleaning machine is the Dyson digital motor V6.
Smaller, lighter and faster than conventional
electric motors, the V6 can spin up to 110,000
times per minute, which is more than three times
faster than its similarly sized competitors.
Combining digital pulse technology with a
four-pole neodymium magnet, the V6 is power-dense
and supplies 50% more power than the older V2
model. It's a motor that's perfect for use in a
handheld vacuum cleaner. So much power in such a
small package means the DC58 Animal doesn't carry
any unnecessary weight and is therefore easy to
wield over the full course of your cleaning
routine. Root CycloneTM Technology Because it's
handy enough to use more or less anywhere, the
DC58 Animal will run into all kinds of material in
need of vacuuming away. From the usual dust and
lint to crumbs and hair, the Root CycloneTM
Technology in this powerful handheld is more than
capable of tackling them all. Although Dyson are
well known for their bagless vacuum cleaners, they
are no longer the only bagless technology
manufacturers out there. That said, they are still
the best. Other bagless vacuums that haven't been
constructed in line with Dyson's patented cyclone
technology are often inefficient, which leads to
dust and grime clogging up the filter and reducing
the vacuum's effectiveness. The DC58 Animal uses
15 cyclones across two tiers, as well as the same
patented technology as the rest of the Dyson
range, to ensure that dust and dirt is spun out of
the air and into the bin via efficient centrifugal
forces. 20min Time Enhancing Trigger While
handheld vacuums are undoubtedly convenient, the
biggest drawback of conventional models is the
miniscule battery

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

Product Information »

Product details

Animal Brush with Animal Brush
Cable Rewind without Automatic Cable Rewind
Bagless Technology Cyclonic Filter
Fragrance Diffusor without Fragrance Diffusor
Maximum Wattage 1300 Watt
Power Supply Mains
Multifunctional without Multifunction
Tube Material Plastic Telescopic
Manufacturer Dyson
Type / Shape Upright

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Dyson DC27 Animal has been rated:

"very helpful" by (75%):

  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. Minha
  3. jesi

and 3 other members

"helpful" by (25%):

  1. neenn
  2. Abby_88

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Dyson DC40I

Dyson DC40I

Upright Cleaner - Mains Power Supply - 1450 Watt - Bagless - without HEPA Filter

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 319.99

Dyson DC 58 Animal

Dyson DC 58 Animal

Handheld Cleaner - Rechargeable Power Supply - 350 Watt - without HEPA Filter

User reviews (2)

Buy now for only £ 179.99

Dyson DC 59 Animal

Dyson DC 59 Animal

Handstick Cleaner - Rechargeable Power Supply - 350 Watt - Bagless - without HEPA Filter

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 29.99

Are you the manufacturer / provider of Dyson DC27 Animal? Click here