Written on: 09/11/2011 by vans2000
I highly recommend this vacuum! We have owned the Dyson DC07 animal for about four years now and we love it! We have two long-haired cats that shed fur like nobody's business so we vacuum quite often. I am very impressed that it has lasted this long. I would rather pay more money for a product that will last longer then have to buy a new vacuum every year or two. This is ultimately better for the environment and it saves me time from having to research products. Though I do have to... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2010
I bought the cleaner approximately 2 years ago and made the purchase because i wanted a powerful and relible machine and i was lured in by the 'king of all vacuums' branding but my opinion: It's a useless pile of cr&p. Suction dies off very rapidly despite dismantling and cleaning the thing after every few times it's used. The 'No loss of suction' sticker has to be some kind of sick joke surely. The suction power has died off now to the point of this thing being fit only for landfil. One... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2009 by Auld Crab (5 reviews written)
Bought this to replace our Dyson DC01 a couple of years ago.It is quite heavy to use so may not suit an older person. We have a labrador who when he casts leaves hairs all over the place. The DC07 makes short work of picking up the hairs. Our house is a mix of carpets and hard wood flooring, so the hard floor setting is a must for us. The mini turbine head is brilliant for removing dust and hair from carpeted stairs. Our Dyson is used daily and we have had to have the motor & hose replaced... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2009 by gaulirmorn (1 review written)
I bought the DC07 Animal about 6 years ago and, considering I paid £330 for it, expected a nice, reliable vacuum. I was trading up from a 5th-hand, 25 year old, bagged Panasonic, so I was really excited about my purchase.
This hoover is probably the worst purchase I have ever made! The pet turbo attachment blocked within two weeks, and I'd only used it four times! Okay, so I had long hair back then, but the only other furball in our house was a shorthaired cat, and she only ever stayed in... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
Hose is too short, cleaner is more flimsy than earlier Dyson cleaners (would not have thought THAT was possible!), the dust container is smaller than on any of the other Dyson cleaners that I have owned over the past 10 years (this is my 4th...), the brush bar defaults to ON when cleaner is turned off, it seems that the switch for the brushbar is attached, in some way, to the on/off switch, and this is very confusing when cleaning. The attached 'tools' are a joke, They are really not fit for... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2009
I absolute love my Dyson Animal. Have had since they first went on sale. It gets beat up in a household with three cats, various pile of carpet, and wood floors. I have wooden stairs, so it gets carried up and down quite a bit with the hose stretched to the limit. I love that it is so easy to take the vacuum apart to clean and replace parts. I've had to replace both hoses now, but given the amount of use, I think that's perfectly acceptable. The canister gets held on with a... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2009 by Cadonova
unbelievable poor - i found kitchen science had the rudeness / dreadfull customer service staff from any other internet store in the market-place. couldn't get a straight forward answer to a simple question about delivery timescale for a product that i ordered from them - a dyson animal hoover. when i asked the young lady to clarify the delivery date, she became rude and i later found out, she had cancelled my order, as well ! request a call back from one of the cs managers, never receive... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008
I am an owner of the model DC07 Animal and bought it as a replacement for an earlier model thinking that it would last me a long time and cause very little trouble. The body is robust however it is supposed to continue to pick up dirt not move it around. It should be easier to strip down and keep clean than it is. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2008
I think the Dyson DC07 Animal is too heavy and awkward to be carried up and down stairs unless you are young and fit. Exceptionally noisy. I have had to replace upper (flexi hose) and lower hose and now need a new motor for it. I am cutting my losses and dumping it in order to buy a vacuum as advised by 'Which' costing a lot less (albeit requiring a bag). (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2008 by freddietheone (1 review written)
We had a family hand-down of a Dyson DC01, that was worn out in a few places. We spent about £25 getting all the worn bits replaced and it worked really well. Much better than the 'Henry' before it. It was messy to empty and the filters needed cleaning/replacing every month. For all that though it generally was very reliable and worked well until the fan on the motor spindle actually sheared off, jamming the motor solid. It was essentially worn-out. It had been going for about 11-12... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2008 by DavenJo (1 review written)
We didn't get our Dyson DC07 Animal with all the attachments, so I tried the furniture sweeper tool from our Hoover. (It never worked well with the Hover since there was not enough suction to make it work properly). I works absolutely GREAT with the Dyson and REALLY cleans furniture and the cars wonderfully.
We are very glad we got the Dyson, it's embarassing how much dirt it pulls up from the carpet, but that's great!
I'd recommend it to anyone that feels that their vacuum is lacking in... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008 by adrianm
Loss of suction and seriously overheating motor after about two weeks use. "Lifetime" filter and motor replaced by engineer under guarantee but soon same problems returned. I'm not going to waste my time with this, I want to do some cleaning. (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2008 by walt25 (2 reviews written)
I have a dog that sheds all year round and always struggled to keep on top of the vacuuming - hoped this would help as would not normally pay so much.
It is better than my old vacuum cleaner but not enough to justify the extra cost I don't think. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2008 by cellis56 (1 review written)
The thing sounded as if it was full of marbles when I first assembled it and turned it on. Customer service was minimally helpful. Still sounds that way whenever it doesn't like the thickness of the surface it's not sucking anything off of. I hate this cleaner and feel like a dummy for having paid $500 for it. My advice, buy a Eureka for a fraction of the price and spend those hours reading instead of cleaning all the parts of your vacuum cleaner in the vain hope that it will function as... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2008
I have had the Dyson DC07 vacuum for just over a year works good at first it was a bit had to use but it got a lot better in the end and i have never changed a thing on my dyson dc07 animal (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2008
The Dyson DC07 Animal is just a fantastic hoover with great suction. I stay on a farm and have a cat, 2 dalmatians and a springer spaniel all in the house and this dyson copes with it all I love it had same model 6 years. Got new hoses during guarantee period. and thats been it . I love it. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2008
Light weight, not very noisy. Poor suction. For the price it should work great, I have had better suction with cheap vacuums. Don't waste your money. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2007 by Joe9tee (7 reviews written)
The DC07 is simple to assemble, the various parts fitting together with a satisfying CLICK.
Once assembled, the 'Animal' is a gaudy, in-your-face beast, unlikely to blend in with your decor unless you're Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen. Large and fairly heavy, too.
Its first outing was across our new upstairs carpet. Amazing! After emptying the large dust canister for the third time I expected to find bald patches, so much fluff did the Dyson suck up!
On open spaces you can really see the difference... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2007 by kniesmartelli (3 reviews written)
Worst thing I have purchased except for my ipod mini....but thats another story! (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2007 by terencefish (6 reviews written)
Do not under any circumstances buy a Dyson. Pure style over substance. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2007 by theshootist (92 reviews written)
I am very disappointed in this appliance. We have only owned this Dyson for 6 months and 2 months into it, the beater bar began to rub the housing intermittently making a horrendous noise. While the noise is still a problem, I have yet to notice the difference between this vacuum and other less expensive brands.
Also, while cleaning stairs with the detachable and unit, the hose kinks unless you lay the vacuum on it side while using making the hand unit totally useless.
Several of the... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2007 by spestell (2 reviews written)
We have just replaced a Dyson DC04 that we've had for 8 years!!! It has come to the end of its days but gave me many years of great usage and has finally stopped picking up as well as it did, so it was time to buy a new one. We bought the Animal because of two reasons 1) we have several allergy sufferers in our household and 2) we have 1 dog and 2 cats that tend to like leaving their hair in my carpets! The Dyson Animal lives up to it name. We hoovered our floors (which had only just been... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2006 by jimlove1 (1 review written)
The Dyson DC01 Animal vacuum cleaner is the worst vacuum cleaner we have ever owned! It does pick up animal fur. Unfortunately, it doesn't pick up anything else. (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2006 by yrfo (1 review written)
We got the Dyson D07 Animal about 2 years ago. I am so disappointed and want to kick myself for paying $500 for this vacuum. I would say that 75% of the time, this vacuum doesn't pick up the debris on my floors. If there is the smallest bit of paper towel (dogs like to get into toilet paper rolls) on the floor, all this vacuum does is shred the paper and spread it all over the floor. It will not pick up dirt particles, such as sand, seems to just move them around the floor. The head of... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2006 by grjackson (1 review written)
I am very, very disappointed with the Dyson DC07 Animal vacuum cleaner. I am a great admirer of Dyson as an inventor, the concept, the designer look and the initial performance of the machine, but the list of faults and breakdown from 2 years onwards beggars belief for a £200+ machine, which was regularly looked after, cleaned and cared for.
It started with the hose splitting and accessory tools falling apart, and then progressed to persistent cut-outs. "This is a common fault with Dysons"... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2006 by tattysquawk (4 reviews written)
I'm glad I bought hte Dyson DC07 Animal, would recommend it and I've had it for 3 years now. I use it every other day and it has sustained high levels of appliance abuse! (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2005 by Sis (2 reviews written)
I bought my Dyson DC07 Animal in 2002, after a few years of bashing it against walls whilst cleaning it was starting to get a bit damaged. I called Dyson customer service to ask for their advice, fully expecting them to say tough buy a new one or we'll send out an engineer for £80 plus parts and labour etc. But no this was not the case at all! I admit all the damage was my fault and they said they would send out an engineer (the next day!) maximum cost would be £55 to completely fix anything... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2005 by cutecheryl321 (7 reviews written)
I bought my Dyson DC07 Animal about 2 1/2 yrs ago and although it was expensive has worked out good value.. I fondly named it Derek (The Dyson) anyway Derek has been very good at his job he does sometimes get clogged but that's usually my own fault as I pick up things I shouldn't. but when suction is lost usually a blockage will be in the U pipe and it's easily shifted,, I've found pens etc in and I bet any other machine would break if a pen was picked up......it's scary when you first use... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2005 by coleman60 (1 review written)
The Dyson DC07 Animal is the third Dyson I have owned. I first had a DC01, then a DC03, and now the Animal. I had a couple of problems with the DC03, but Dyson sent the spare parts under warranty by return. I have had no problems with the Animal though. It does exactly what it says on the box. I cannot complain about their customer service, because the couple of times I have used them, they were excellent. As for reports that it does not pick up pet hairs, well mine does, and from a... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2005 by Ken Smith
The Dyson DC07 Animal had great suction when we first bought it in September 2004, but after a couple of months the suction is not so good despite having a replacement cyclone plus a visit from the Dyson engineer who said that the suction was okay. I would not recommend a Dyson vacuum to anybody. (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2004 by Marian Reilly (1 review written)
Bought machine the Dyson DC07 Animal 2 years ago, gradually been losing suction (have cleaned it, washed filter and all the bits and pieces they tell you to do)and motor finally went 1 week before warranty expiry date. Trying to get an engineer is a nightmare. They ask what times to avoid like school runs and that's when they turn up. Have spent a fortune on phone calls to no avail and it's company policy not to give out senior managers names so you can't complain to them. Have left... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by Diane43 (2 reviews written)
Having a long haired German shepherd I was quite prepared to pay over the odds for a cleaner that would keep the dog hairs at bay.
Unfortunately the brush of the Dyson is constantly clogged with hair (when it does manage to get them off of the carpet) and is a nightmare to unclog!
I had a Dyson 01 before which I bought when they first came out and to be honest it cleans pet hair up better than the Dyson animal!
So, for all you people with pets and looking to buy a good cleaner to cope with... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2004 by stuwooo (2 reviews written)
Very happy with the Dyson vacuum cleaner. It does the job. Can be bit noisy. Would be nice if Dyson supplied with new unit a second set of filters so you could just exchange and let the washed ones dry fully. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2004 by primrose001
Dyson DC07 Animal - This is my third Dyson, I have only just bought this one. First I had a dc01 whice was good and lasted six years then I had dc04 purple and green that only lasted three years the motor went. I was not going for another one but the man in the shop said to go for the dc07 animal and have a five year guarantee on it. I wish I had not bought it now. (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2003 by Gil Vick (1 review written)
I got my Dyson DC07 Animal in january and have just had the fourth visit from the engineer. So far the cylcone unit and bin have been replaced and the motor has been replaced. I bought an extra filter so that I could wash them frequently but it seems to only work properly when the filter is brand new. Use it for a couple of hours and the suction decreases to the point that none of the tools will work, especially the turbo head which was why I bought it in the first place. Not recommended for... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2003 by stagsman.
We have had this Dyson about about 2 weeks, the power this vacuum has compared to my other Dyson is noticeable, the animal hair tool really picks up even the finest hair. When we got it, the wand cap was fitted wrong, a quick call to the Dyson customer services and they sent out a replacement, i got it within 3 days. The only gripe we have with it is that it sounds like a jet aircraft when it is being used, the dogs and my 2 year old run away whenever it is switched on. (read more)