I needed a vacuum cleaner and had been wanting a Dyson for awhile. Today, I decided to scratch that itch since Best Buy has all their Dyson vacuum cleaners for 20% off. I checked out the Dyson website and see which one would best fit my needs then headed off to Fry’s and Best Buy to play with them and see which one I wanted. I checked Fry’s because you never know when Fry’s is going to pull one of those ridiculously amazing sales they don’t tell anyone about, however, there was no crazy insane sale today. But I got to look at the entire Dyson line and it was between the DC25 Animal and the DC28 Animal vacuum cleaners. The DC25 Animal is one with the rolling ball and a little lighter than the DC28 Animal, but it is narrower by 2″. Since I’m lazy when it comes to vacuuming, I chose the DC28 cause an extra 2″ isn’t going to hurt sucking up dust and animal hair from the floor.
Pulling the vacuum cleaner out of the box and setting it up is a two minute ordeal and the instructions are all graphics so you don’t need to be able to read to put it together (like me… I can’t read… sad state of affairs when you can be in graduate school and fail to be able to read, but I digress). After putting it together and taking it upstairs I vacuumed a room I had just vacuumed the day before and I was amazed at the amount of additional dirt and dog hair the vacuum pulled up. All told vacuuming the upstairs resulted in four emptyings of the container on the vacuum. And this was in rooms that I had vacuumed the day before as well. Makes me wonder how much stuff the previous vacuum was missing.
Sure it is a little pricey, but I believe you get what you pay for, and of course, I didn’t just buy this with a simple web search to see how great they were. I had a friend who has had his Dyson for the past two years and says it was the best vacuum he has ever bought and felt stupid for not buying it sooner. Can’t say I feel the same way yet, but with the way it cleans and how quiet it is. I definitely recommend looking at one for your next vacuum cleaner.