If you’re looking for a small cylinder vacuum cleaner then the Dyson DC39 Animal could be ideal – and we’ve found it at a bargain price.
The Dyson DC39 Animal has Dyson’s famous ball technology, which is aimed at making the vacuum cleaner sturdier and more manoeuvrable. The button for the triggerhead, which switches between hard and carpeted floors, is placed on the vacuum cleaner’s handle rather than the floor head – an unusual and convenient feature.
Dyson claims the DC39 Animal removes more dust than any other cylinder vacuum. As it’s bagless and has a washable filter, you won’t face any extra costs after purchasing.
Vacuum cleaner reviews
All this technology and clever design makes the Dyson DC39 Animal sound like the perfect vacuum cleaner – but how good is it at picking up and retaining dust? Is it easy to empty the canister, and will it lose suction as it fills up?
You can find out the answers to these questions and more in our Dyson DC39 Animal review – just log in to read it. If you’re not a member, try Which? for £1 to unlock this and all our other great content.
And if, after reading the review, you decide that this Dyson isn’t for you, you can find your perfect vac by comparing vacuum cleaner features and prices.
How Which? tests vacuum cleaners
Before publishing our vacuum cleaner reviews we put every vacuum through a series of rigorous lab tests. These include:
- The Arizona sand test: using a specially designed rig, we move the vacuum back and forth over carpet that’s been scattered with super-fine sand from the Arizona desert. Best Buy vacuum cleaners will pick up twice as much dust as vacuum cleaner Don’t Buys.
- Ease of use: our vacuum cleaner experts check whether the stated capacity, weight and reach are correct. They then rate how easy each model is to use, from vacuuming staircases to moving around varying and uneven floor surfaces.
- Noisiness: some vacuum cleaners can make a real racket – but our tests have found that this varies by as much as 20 decibels from model to model. That’s the difference between the sound of a conversation a metre away to the volume of a busy main road.
Deal of the week
We’ve found the Dyson DC39 Animal for £269.99 at Currys – £100 less than its original price of £369.99.
If you’ve spotted the vacuum cleaner cheaper elsewhere, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices correct at 10am on Friday 7 February 2014.