The reasons why Dyson V8 Animal has become my favorite cordless vacuum cleaner.
In this blogpost, I will not compare Dyson V8 Animal to absolute legendary models of the famous Dyson V8™ brand, but rather provide some thoughts about the V8 Animal only. I am a fan of Dyson cordless vacuum because of its efficiency and effectiveness in cleaning chores. I was in love with Dyson V8 Absolute first, which is perfect for cleaning my home. However, ever since t I got my lovely dogs -two beautiful Bernese Mountain dogs, it required a specific model for pet hair.
I love my dogs as if they were my children, but I do not want their hair to ruin my life. Firstly, two of my best friends are severely allergic to pet hair. Their noses were watering and sneezing every time they visited my home. Even worse, they carried some pet hair back home on their clothes.. From that day, it’s challenging for any social gathering. Secondly, dog hair sticks to all surfaces, from our favorite carpets and rugs, upholstery fabrics and textiles. I was using my Dyson V6 at that moment, which worked great and met all needs except for completely hoovering up the dog hair.
Thanks to good experiences with the previous model, as well as great customer service, I decided to buy this vacuum cleaner but only after some extensive research. Although this blogpost seems to look like a Dyson V8 Animal review, I hope you can see it as a catalogue of my experiences with a beloved product.
At the time of writing, Costco offered a great deal on the V8 Animal, so my friend and I got each. If you are looking for one product from this reputational manufacturer – Dyson, you can search “Dyson V8 Costco” on your search engine and find out more. One note is that Costco is a kind of wholesale seller, catering only to its members. Therefore, you need to sign up for a membership to be able to order a product.
This V8 Animal offers much more versatility than other old versions I had. It has all the apparent advantages of a stick vacuum – no cord, amazingly flexible, various easy-to-change attachments, hygienic disposal system, etc. and extraordinary cleaning performance when it comes to pet hair.
The box delivered comes with six tools and accessories: (1) a direct-drive cleaner head, (2) a mini motorized tool, (3) a combination tool, (4) a crevice tool, (5) a mini soft dusting brush, and (6) a docking station. I use the direct-drive cleaner head most often for most of the cleaning surfaces, including carpets and rugs. You can simplify your cleaning routine by effortlessly switching between a stick and a handheld in one simple click. After cleaning the easy-to-reach areas, I use a crevice tool and a mini motorized tool for tight spaces, narrow gaps, and edges around the home.
The V8 Animal is so lightweight weighing only 5.63 lbs or around 2.5kg Compared to other models on the market, each of which weighs more than 6 lbs, this Dyson model is an excellent choice for women. It feels balanced while I’m cleaning the whole house, and I still have the energy to do other chores after vacuuming.
This machine is powered by the Dyson V8 motorhead, which can spin at up to 110,000rpm to convey robust suction power. Moreover, a combination of 15 cyclones, which is manufactured with the 2 Tier RadialTM technology, each with a sturdy centrifugal force delivery, meaning that it can trap and retain all microscopic dirt. With a direct-drive cleaner head, the Dyson V8 Animal sucks up and captures all dust, dirt, debris, animal hair and allergens. My carpets are as good as new, wirth no trace of pet hair.
There are no doubts about how powerful and consistent the suction is. Because my house tends to be covered with pet hair after 5 days, I choose to flip the switch to “Max” for brief stints of uber-powerful suction. And the standard setting is all I need 99% of the time.
Another favorite feature of this handy machine is the hygienic disposal system. The air filtration works effectively in trapping all hair, dust and allergens, and then releasing fresher air than the air we breathe. Now my friends who are allergic to pet hair can pass by my home for a cup of tea on occasion. Of course, I need to clean all the corners in my home in advance, and my dogs are not at home at that moment. The Washable filtration feature is also excellent. It prevents the filter from getting clogged and maintains consistent and robust suction power during the product’s lifetime.
This Dyson V8 Animal battery life exceeded my expectation for a cordless model. There are two cleaning modes - a Powerful one for regular cleaning and a MAX one for extremely high-powered cleaning. As Dyson claims, this unit can work under a powerful mode for up to 40 minutes, without a powered head, 25 minutes with motorized cleaner head, and 7 minutes for the MAX mode. I’ve found the actual battery running time is more than what is indicated by Dyson. Let’s describe my house first. There are three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a garage, with a mix of both carpeted surfaces and hard floors throughout. My house is not normally floored either, its floors and other cleaning surfaces are full of pet hair. Sometimes I need to an extensive suction power to suck up all those stubborn pet hair that hides inside the carpet and rugs. After a 5-hour recharge and an initial cleaning of the entire house, the battery is still at 30%, perfect for some quick bursts of cleaning later.
The only consideration before buying this Dyson model is the price. At the time of writing, it costs $300 from the official Dyson website. But you can look for a great deal or use my Costco.
When it comes to vacuums, you get what you pay for. When purchasing a Dyson, you are getting a cutting-edge machine that outperforms all its competitors. A Dyson will last for many years, and that will make cleaning more of a joy than a chore, simply because it can do so much in so little time and with minimal effort. I highly recommend this vacuum to anyone who wants a more comfortable vacuuming experience than that of a traditional corded upright.
I am not the only person who trusts Dyson products. As a compliment from thousands of customers, Dyson is ranked was the highest in “Customer Satisfaction with Upright and Stick Vacuums” following the J.D. Power 2019 award (J.D Power rating is one of the world’s trusted consumer ratings).
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