For its looks, the Dyson DC50 Animal certainly looks very busy for a vacuum cleaner. However, if you think that this is too much for your small home, this model is even a more modest version of the company’s latest tech. It weighs just under 6-kilograms, and it has the ability to automatically adapt to different carpet fibers. It also features a telescopic handle for easier storage.
The Dyson DC50 Animal is Actually More Modest Than the Company’s Other Tech
For a fully-featured upright cleaner, the Dyson DC50 Animal comes in one of the smallest packages that you may come across. It is properly compact, which is good news for smaller spaces. As such, setting it up becomes an easy matter. You only need to clip the floor head to the body, then clip the handle to the flexible tube.
The main body is also notably smaller than the company’s other upright vacuum cleaners. However, herein lies one of its shortcomings as it makes the bin a meager 0.8-liters. Nonetheless, it is still double the size to what you can see from Dyson’s V6 Absolute. Still, regular emptying of the bin becomes a normal occurrence for this cleaner, and it can even become more frequent if you have pets who like to shed their fur all around the house.
Speaking of pet hairs, the floor head of the DC50 Animal can easily be removed for detangling your pet’s fur from the main beater bar. Inside you will find two washable filters, to which the company recommends giving them a good rinse at least once-a-month.
But when it comes to cleaning experience, the DC50 does feel flimsy as compared to Dyson’s other full-size upright cleaners. But this may not come as much of a surprise considering the device is made more compact as compared to the company’s other full-sized upright cleaners.
Everything about the cleaner, from the ball to the wheel assembly, has a great degree of flex when manhandled. This does not actually inspire the least bit of confidence when using it. While they do flex a lot, the plasticky architecture does seem durable enough to withstand medium to heavy-duty cleaning jobs, especially when you turn the thing on.
It provides powerful suction prowess, coupled with a more than satisfactory ball maneuverability which makes the cleaner a joy to use. It is efficient in every way. It will turn with the slightest flick of the wrist, and the floor head will adapt quickly and automatically to different carpet heights.
As such, the Dyson DC50 Animal is a good example of the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Even though parts seem flimsy, and it is smaller than other upright full-sized cleaners from the company, this “animal” may very well be considered a beast in terms of performance and handling.