Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

We try: Dyson DC41 Animal vacuum cleaner:

Motherpedia's product reviews are just as the name says - tried & tested.
By Sue Evans
Date: November 17 2013
Editor Rating:
dyson-stairs

For years, friends have been telling me to buy a Dyson vacuum cleaner and I’ve resisted because they seemed expensive and an indulgence.

But our old vacuum cleaner – something we’d had for about 18 years – finally bit the dust (if you’ll excuse the pun) the other week and I was forced to look for something new.

“You’ve got to get a Dyson!” everyone advise me.

So I decided to take a look at what was on offer and ended up with the ‘DC41 Animal’. The salesperson assured me it’s good for allergy sufferers, pet owners, is easy to empty, light and easy to manoeuvre.

With not a lot of change from $1,000, there was a lot riding on whether she was right or not. Of course, I did some research before I committed to spending that much and as well as my friends, all the tests seemed to be saying the same thing: yes, this brand is the brand for vacuum cleaners and this particular model would suit me fine.

And I have to tell you – everyone is right!

What have I been doing all these years without one?! Admittedly, my former vacuum cleaner was an antique by the time it was ‘retired’ but this little Animal is relatively lightweight (under 8kg) and so easy to use.

I’m not sure what feature I like best about it: the ease of emptying it (no bag required), the fact that hair and fur and bits and pieces don’t get tangled-up in anything because of the special ‘tangle free turbine tool’, the ease with which stairs can be vacummed because of the long cord or just how amazingly and easily it cleans.

It would be going to far to say it’s made housework a pleasure, but it truly has made it easier and quicker.

Yes, it cost us more than I ever thought I would pay for a vacuum cleaner at just under $940, but so far I’m not at all unhappy about the expense. As time goes by, it will prove to be a wonderful investment. I give it 5 stars.

The Dyson DC41 Animal also comes with a two-year guarantee from Dyson.

* * *

Have you tried a product lately and want to write about it? Or maybe you've also tried this one and have some comments to add? Either way, we'd be happy to hear from you as we build our library of product reviews that are truly 'tried and tested' to help mums of all ages. To comment on and rate the Dyson DC41 Animal, just complete the form below. If you'd like to suggest, seek or contribute a product review for Tried and Tested, please email us at info@motherpedia.com.au

dysondc41

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Recent Comments
12 Total Comments
Carly says: 2013 11 18
Rating:

Agree with you Sue. What this cost me in money, saves me in time. I work 4 days/week, have an 18-month old and do all my cleaning. I LOVE this vacuum cleaner.

Jenny says: 2013 11 19
Rating:

Sue, agree it’s a great vacuum cleaner. But don’t you think it’s a bit expensive?

We bought one because my husband and kids all have allergies (I don’t) so it was a no-brainer from that respect but every time I use it, I think about what else I could have bought for $950. Because of this, I can only give it 4 stars.

Phaedra says: 2013 11 21
Rating:

Agree. Cost me several weeks wages but worth every cent.

David Hirsch says: 2019 03 05
Rating:

I always enjoy finding a web site that supplies very good information given that I such as identifying interesting things. Delighted that I discovered your site considered that I really appreciated it and I additionally look forward to your future write-up. Best fly rod under 200

Fleischer says: 2019 05 04
Rating:

As a matter of fact, your cutting-edge creating capacities have actually inspired me to start my really own BlogEngine blog site presently. In fact, blogging is spreading its wings promptly. Your write up is a great instance of it. home security system

Jörg Baecker says: 2019 05 21
Rating:

Fairly proficiently prepared information. I was seriously such as to undergo a really wonderful content. Cheers concerning developing genuine very good material, My partner and also I happened on your weblog along with experiencing a variety of short articles. locksmith locked out

Florian Foerster says: 2019 06 03
Rating:

This is a respectable message. This message uses really quality information. I” m absolutely probably to examine it. Truly very handy suggestions are used listed below. Much thanks to you this. Maintain the acts of empathy. best injury lawyer

Kevin Ostermann says: 2019 06 27
Rating:

I identify that your excellent understanding of valuing with each of the needed elements was very advantageous. I recommend this is the significant location where I uncover problems I have in reality been failing to remember. boulevard ltd projects

Wolfgang Ziegler says: 2019 09 07
Rating:

This is such an exceptional resource that you are offering in addition to you use it away absolutely cost-free. I value seeing a web internet site that acknowledges the well worth of offering a costs resource cost-free. It is the old what walks occur usually. sarasota roofing company

seo says: 2019 09 24
Rating:

A phenomenal occupation for boosting such a meeting internet site. Your blog website isn’t just helpful however it is a renovation proceeded in a comparable approach. There commonly generally tend to be rather a range of people that can most absolutely consist of not all that vital message that imaginatively. home water coolers

View All Comments
Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:


Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:33343


Your Comment has been posted
Shipping-containers-freight-wallpaper-preview

Latest Tech Used In Shipping Containers
Read how the shipping industry has revolutionised

Motherpedia cover-2

Win 1 set of a 4-book hardcover illustrated boxed set
Barbara Murray’s new 4-book Sound Stories is perfect for parents and educators and could assist with NAPLAN results

Motherpedia cover (4)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest Australia
Get ready for this celebration!

Vtech giveaway motherpedia

Win 1 of 3 VTech Toys Pack Giveaway
Playtime is so much more with VTech

Motherpedia cover-4

A Fortnight of Foodie Experiences at East Village
A taste of East Village. What's in it for me?

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Moonlight lifestyle

Moonlight Cinema to bring…
Moonlight Cinema announces brand new Western Sydney venue

Screen shot 2019-11-26 at 8.29.12 am

Your Magical Christmas Wonderland…
Adventure park is about to light up the night sky with its "Christmas Festival of Lights"

Screen shot 2019-11-21 at 11.11.36 am

The Preston Market Gets…
It's time to feel pumped up for the holiday season!

Bruno-kelzer-zqzuigxcvrq-unsplash

Bunnings team members get…
Help raise funds by buying a snag or donating at your local store.