Zoom Away with a Vacuum Today

Zoom Away with a Vacuum Today

Finding the right type of vacuum can be a challenge especially if you have pets in the home. The best thing you can do is to read other customer reviews to learn more about the redeeming qualities of all different types of vacuums. This Dyson dc41 review may be helpful in doing just that.

I have a great vacuum cleaner and was extremely happy with it, but said I’d give it a try.  So I vacuumed my whole house with my vacuum cleaner and it looked good.  Then I got out the Dyson and vacuumed my whole house again.  Now this is where I was surprised, floored actually.  As I started vacuuming, I noticed that the Dyson DC41 was picking up dirt and dust.  Which didn’t make much sense to me considering I just vacuumed with my other vacuum cleaner.  The canister started filling up and the carpets started looking amazing.  The pile picked up and looked fluffy on the plush carpet, and the berber started to look better (which is hard to do with berber).  I vacuumed the hard floors (tile and hardwood) and took a look at the canister.  When my husband came home he even commented on how great the carpet looked and felt.

Vacuums for Pet Hair

You’d expect any vacuum cleaner with the word pet in its model name to ace Consumer Reports’ tough pet fur test in which cat hair is embedded into carpet piles. And most of the pet vacuums in our current Ratings did just that. Unfortunately, some of those that excelled at pet hair removal were lackluster at other tasks. In fact, only one of the full-size pet vacuums made our recommended list, the bagged upright Hoover Wind Tunnel T-Series Pet UH30310, $150. It was excellent at pet hair removal and cleaning bare floors and very good at cleaning carpet.

If you want an all-around top performer, don’t be swayed by pet hair names and claims. The Miele Complete C3 Marin, $1,100, and the Kenmore Progressive 21714, $400, are at the top of our list of canister vacuums and both are excellent at pet hair removal. Our top upright, the Kenmore Elite 31150, $350, was very good on that task but two of its bandmates, the Kenmore 31140 and the Kenmore Progressive 31069, aced it. They both cost $200 and are CR Best Buys.

Of the pet models we tested, we found eight that were excellent at pet hair removal but had subpar performance on other tasks. Unfortunately, we also found some real dogs among the pet models. The canister Dyson Cinetic Animal, $550, was only fair at removing pet hair and was also mediocre at cleaning carpet although it did well on the bare floors test. The canister Dyson Ball Compact Animal, $450, scored only 34 out of a possible 100, but did a decent job at picking up pet hair.

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