Dyson DC28 Animal Product Review
After using the Dyson DC28 animal for over a year, I feel I can give a solid opinion of this product. First of all, the entire body is made of plastic. Don’t be fooled, this thing is pretty high quality and I haven’t had any problems with parts breaking.
Doing the Job
The most common interest in any vacuum is, “does it do the job?”. In the case of the Dyson DC 28, I can say that it does do the job, and it does very well. We have 3 dogs in the house so there is a lot of hair and occasional accidents. The DC 28 does a great job of getting the hair off of the carpet and tile. As far as accidents are concerned, the Dyson is very helpful in combination with some scrubbing and Oxyclean.
The DC28 has a disconnect on the handle part which can be used to vacuum tight areas such as the inside of a smaller closet or behind the couch. This part of the vacuum also comes with a few attachments for different purposes. One of the attachments is a flat piece that sticks very close to the surface when used. It is very effective and seems to enhance the sucking power of the vacuum. Another attachment is a narrow angled piece which can be used for very tight spaces.
The Electrical Cord
One thing I don’t like about this particular vacuum is that the cord has to be wrapped when the vacuum is being put away. This is a minor inconvenience since it takes a little effort, but if you are vacuuming in the first place you probably don’t mind a little extra work.
Another problem with the design of the cord wrap is that the disconnect part of the vacuum cannot be used when the cord is wrapped so you will have to unwrap it entirely. Again, this is a minor inconvenience and not really a make or break factor. It would be better if the cord can be wrapped with a spring loaded design inside of the vacuum.
Another minor complaint I have is that the hose for the disconnected vacuum piece is very tight and it takes some effort to get it stretched out enough to reach longer distances without having to move the entire vacuum. However, you will eventually adapt to the tighter hose a=once you learn to pull on it harder.
The first thing you will notice is that this vacuum is very weighty. This is an excellent quality to have in a vacuum because it can keep as close to the ground as possible at all times. It’s weightiness adds to the quality and power of the vacuum.
Once you hit the “power button” you will instantly be blown away by this vacuum. Not because it is too loud, but because you can tell it is really pulling the dirt and anything else in it’s path. Just be careful if you have any small pets, if you find that they are missing, check the inside of your Dyson.
Yes or No?
Overall this is a very sturdy vacuum and very high quality. Most importantly, it vacuums very well and it’s very powerful. It is also a very flexible vacuum so you can reach tight spaces as well as cover a large rooms with ease. So yes, I can recommend this product with confidence.