Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 959
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsChristina DC28 Animal
I have had this awesome machine for 1 year and 3 months. I wanted to use it for awhile and try all the tools that came with it before I wrote a review.First of all the demonstrations they show on tv DO NOT do this vacuum justice. They show it with pet hair just sitting on top of carpet, I have 3 dogs and dark carpets 2 of my dogs have blonde color hair so you do math........now lets add people walking back and fourth on carpets smashing it into the fibers of carpets, I wish the demonstration they would show on ty is the one I deal with(people would really believe the hype) this is one purchase in my lifetime that I can say is far and beyond worth the price. I have a love hate relationship with my Dyson. I can never just do a quick vacuum, I end up vacuuming everywhere I can vacuum and using almost every tool I have everytime I do. All I guess I am trying to say expensive yes, worth it if you own pets YES!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have pets you need to invest in this vacuum! P.S. the small brush attachment is a must have for pet hair on furniture, I have tryed different vacuums, duck tape, you name it I have tryed it to get hair off my furniture then I used this brush when I got my Dyson and It is a must have. Purchase this vacuum if you have a pet hair problem you will not be disappointed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by UncleDDog Our dog hair is no match for the Dyson DC28 Animal
I read ALOT of customers reviews and other vacuum brands reviews but the Dyson DC28 does EXACTLY what it says it will do pick up dog hair and much more! We are so pleased with this vacuum.
Rated 1 out of 5 by DesignFlawOrPoorQC Disappointed in DC28 and Dyson
This is our second Dyson. First one is still going, but we moved it downstairs after eight years of service. We recently purchased the DC28. I, like other customers, have a very difficult time pushing this vacuum on carpeting, the brush stops rotating, and the red light flashes. I've cleaned the brush - there are no obstructions. Very frustrating. I will be using the old vacuum until we buy something other than a Dyson.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsDre Love this Vac!
Our carpet looks brand new! We have a very hairy dog, and it is hard to keep up with the dog hair situation in our house. This vacuum makes it possible for my kids to sit on the floor and not be covered in hair. It's definitely helping our allergies!
I love that emptying the canister is so easy and doesn't get dust everywhere like our old vacuum. I also love that the hose is so easy to use. Overall, everything on this machine is very user-friendly.
I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical at first and wasn't thrilled about spending the money for a vacuum cleaner, but I feel that it was 100% worth it and would definitely do it again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stone 2nd Dyson
I bought the DC28 Animal to replace my DC07 that I purchased in 2001. I have always been pleased with my DC07 and it continues to run. Since I bought the DC07 I have added a pet to my family thus, the decision to upgrade to the DC28. I have to say I am impressed. I vacuumed with the DC07 the day before I received the DC28. After assembling the DC28 I put it to the test on the area I had vacuumed the day before. It did a very good job and had an almost full canister when I finished. I also observed the the carpet itself seemed less packed than with the DC07, seems the DC28 exhibits improved suction over my previous model that lifts the carpet better. I also like the way the handle and hose has been improved on the DC28, much easier to work with as opposed to the DC07. Impressive too is the new on/off button with the 4 mode selectors to move from bare floors to the three carpet settings, very nice addition. To say the least I am very happy with my upgrade to the DC28 and will keep my old DC07 as back-up. Thanks again Dyson for an outstanding product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by SlowHand Simply the best
This is by far the best vacuum cleaner on the market. I purchased mine in 2006, and it still performs like new. These are unbelievable machines well worth the higher price tag. I will never buy anything else, and it's an honor to write this compliment on this fine product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by beach this is the best vacumn you can get
can't say enough good about this vacumn worth the money then some.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommema wonderful machine
I bought this machine six years ago and absolutely love it. I am as pleased with it today as I the first day I brought it home. I highly recommend it and will buy it again. I run a small foster for rescue animals and it is invaluable. Thank you!
Rated 4 out of 5 by ewest305 It lost suction! But, I am Dyson for life.
I have had my Dyson since January 2011 and today, June 26, 2012, it lost suction. The vacuum that does not lose suction lost suction. Luckily, YouTube is a haven for videos where other Dyson owners have experienced the same issue. The fact of the matter is: no vacuum is exempt from losing suction. NONE. I don't care what Dyson likes to say. Their vacuum can get clogged and I suspect that is exactly what happened in my case. There are a few filters to check in addition to the tube running along the back. I will need to devote some time to making sure they are not clogged before saying the Dyson is shot (the detachable works fine). But, I am Dyson for life: it works so well. With cats, that is a plus. My furniture looks clean, I have carpet and bare floors and use it on them as well. It's easy to push around though it has no motor assist. Because it works so well, I am willing to forgive a couple flaws: the vacuum is difficult to engage; You have to put your foot on the base and pull the handle towards you until it clicks. It is a bit heavy to carry around. This makes vacuuming steps nearly impossible. The detachments are little help since the hose only extends so far. Aside from these inconveniences, I see the price of the vacuum has gone down and that is why I can safely give it only 4 stars. Its quality, A+ for the price, just have someone around that can maintain and move it around for you if you are not so inclined to do so yourself.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monkey we have two dogs and a cat so this machine was perfect and we also have hard wood floors through out are home and some carpet on stairs.This machine is excellent for picking up animal hair, it gets right in the corners with ease and the attachments make vacuuming under the furniture a breeze. I would recommend this product to anyone with animals in there home.
Rated 5 out of 5 by sweetpea107 Totally Awesome!!
This by far is the best vacuum I have ever owned! I have 3 cats and vacuum several times a week. This picks up ,everything. And it's super easy to empty the cannister. The vacuum is light and easy to get around everything! I have Multiple Sclerosis, and I need things that are easy to use. This is just perfect for me. Puch a button to turn on, and push a button to turn off. No having to step on a pedal to turn on or to get the vacuum in the right position. And the hose to cleans curtain and drapes is great. This was worth every penny I spent on it. Total quality!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rusty82 So far, so good!
We just got this vacuum recently but it seems to work very well at this point. We don't currently have pets but we did have two dogs for many years up until recently and it pulls up plenty of hair that was left behind!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Karen1029 Love it
I love my new dyson! Great suction, great product. The only thing that would improve it would be a longer pole for the tools. Are you guys all 4 foot tall? Using it for detail is hard on your back from stooping. It does a good job though!
Rated 5 out of 5 by KarlaP DC28 Excellent Machine
I have 2 dogs and was skepitcal if this machine would live up to it's reviews. It definetely does and I was amazed at the amount of hair and dirt that came out of my carpets! It gets the down deep dirt and hair and looks almost new again. It not only looks cleaner but feels cleaner. It's amazing what a good vaccum can do. It gave the carpeting new life. I highly recommend this product. I have no regrets!
Rated 5 out of 5 by jw87 Great machine!
My fiance and I received this as a wedding shower gift, and I couldn't be more thrilled! We have 2 cats that shed like crazy, and every time we vacuum it looks like we sucked up a kitten (which is a good thing - all the fur is out of the carpet!). It was disgusting to see how much dirt, dust, and fur was left behind by our old, cheap vacuum. I also love that this model comes with the tools - the flat tooll works great on linoleum floors and the mini turbine head comes in handy for the fur-coated couches.
Rated 5 out of 5 by leasure213 awesome
love, love, love this sweeper!!! it is unbelievable! have never owned a sweeper like this. bought it on the advice if my sister who owns and loves hers too. we have 2 cats and a 3 year old. it is crazy what this machine picks up. will never own another brand.
Rated 2 out of 5 by wilma too heavy
I find the dyson animal very heavy and hard to move around the house. It also doesn't get into the corners well. It does clean really good. I just wish it was lighter.. I wish I got the one with the ball, but too late.. A lot of money..Go for the lightweight one..
Rated 3 out of 5 Hard to push and pull
The DC28 takes a lot of strength to use on heavy pile carpet. When you set the pile type correctly you can wear yourself out vacuuming one room. The other item I was extremely suprised about was the DC28 shut off with very little dirt in the collector.
My rating on cleaning is 5 stars
My rating on easy of use is only 2 stars.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HAPPYCAMPER123 Review of the DC28 Animal
I had done a great deal of research on the internet regarding the Dyson and was a little skeptical due to its price. I decided to "invest" (yes I chose that word on purpose) in the Dyson rather than continue to buy lesser expensive vacuum cleaners because I have 2 shedding dogs and a lot of carpet in my house and wanted a vacuum cleaner that would last. I wanted to wait until I had the Dyson for a couple of months before posting this review. First of all, I was impressed from the beginning when one only needed to "snap" a few components together to get started and that one did not ever have to replace filters. The first time I used it, I had to empty the container after each room - amazing! After vacuuming, it looks like I just had my carpets cleaned. The Dyson brings the carpet pile up like new. Another great feature - a simple push of a button empties the contents into a trash bin; no touching the yucky stuff - I like that! The other cool thing is that Dyson sent me an e-mail reminder to clean my filters which have to be washed under running water every 3 months. It also comes with a 5-year warranty. You can't even buy a store warranty as they do not exist. So, I figure for the price and quality of the carpets being cleaned, I am getting my money's worth. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. Thank you Dyson.
Rated 5 out of 5 by yoli DC28 Animal
Great machine! Easy to use and works better than anything I've owned before. I used my other vacuum first then the Dyson. I could not believe all the dust and dirt it picked up from my carpet.
Rated 5 out of 5 by janskats Greatest vacuum I've ever had!
My husband bought me this new sweeper for an early Mother's Day gift & it is one of the greatest things he's ever gotten me. We have 2 indoor dogs & 5 indoor cats, so you can imagine the amount of animal hair we contend with every day. I was totally amazes at how well & how much my new sweeper picked up. Included with the sweeper was a special tool to clean furniture & pet beds & it is fantastic. What use to take me l/2 hour to clean each of our recliners, now only takes 15 mins at the most for each chair.
I thorough recommend this sweeper to everyone with pets & even to those without.
Rated 5 out of 5 by George10 Best by Far
This is my 2nd Dyson. The 1st machine was "stolen" by my daughter-in-law. I replaced the 1st Ddyson with the best vac sold by another compamy on the market. Used that vac for 3 months and bought another Dyson Animal. Dyson is the best vac on the market as far as I am concerned. We have 2 dogs and 1 cat and there is animal hair in everyroom. We run the Dyson and it is all gone. In fact, I tested the other vac against the Dyson and the Dyson won hands down. Both were high cost vacs, but dollar for dollar, Dyson is the best buy and superior performer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BayPony333 BEST VACUUM CLEANER EVER!!
I bought my first Dyson Animal after reading over 500 5-star reviews online. It is an amazing machine. Finally, a vacuum cleaner that does what it should do!!
Great customer service, too!
Thank you, Dyson!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cdsk8shop Omg!
I never k ow my house was still that dirty! I was using the bissel pet hair eraser and it wasn't doing a good enough job. I tried this one 1 time and even the room smelled cleaner. Love love love!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diane54321 DC28
LOVE my new Dyson DC28!! Purchased it a few months ago and continue to be amazed at how much dirt it pulls out of my brand new carpet. Expensive.....but worth it in my opinion.
Rated 4 out of 5 by SmilingAngel Still considering...
While I think this machine does a fabulous job, it isn't the easiest to push around. I expected it to be much easier to maneuver. Otherwise, I love it!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cherie DC28 Animal Difficult to Push/Pull
Purchased my DC28 almost one year ago. It has been so difficult to push/pull
since purchase. I figured after a reasonable break-in period it would be smooth as butter. I've almost giiven up on this unit. I see others have this issue as well. At this point, I couldn't recommend this unit to anyone.
I do love Dyson technology, but not the DC28, sadly.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KenP Amazing Airmuscle Animal
I decided to take the plunge and make the investment in the DC28 Airmuscle Animal upright and I am so glad I did. I previously had a top model Electrol** upright, which served me well. However, a family member needed a vacuum, so that was my queue to go for the Dyson. I did the infomercial test and vacuumed a room with the Electrol**, then with the Dyson, shocking!! The amount of dust, pet hair, and debris the Dyson picked up was insane! Also, the detectable difference in the air quality in the room was also fantastic. The washable filters, the attachments, the Airmuscle surface features, the power, the build quality are all top notch! If you're considering a Dyson make the investment,
; your home and health will thank you!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wendall Mr.
We have used an upright, all metal, vacuum for many years without any complaints. We recently adopted a Corgi (a dog that sheds) and our old vacuum could not handle all the dog hair. Our new DC28 does the job throughly and is easy to handle and dump after each use and is noticable. We are very satisfied.
Rated 4 out of 5 by shopperintucson excellent suction - heavy - a little awkward
incredible suction. I resisted getting a bagless, knowing that I'd have to empty it a lot, but now I think it's worth it. I loved my Orick - so nice and lightweight purchased before we had a dog. I've had the DC 28 Animal for a couple weeks and vaccuum almost every single day and every single time it is picking up a lot of fine dirt and lots of what at first I thought was dog hair but now don't know what it is - carpet fibers? I got the heaviest duty model because of the dog situation. I would prefer to get one with a ball but thought i'd better go with the heaviest duty one. It is awkward and very heavy, I don't like the way you have to step on the front of it - really putting your weight on it while pulling the handle down to start vacumming and using the attachments is little awkward, but attachments do seem to work very well for a lot of situations, also with excellent suction. I wonder whether a lighter model with a ball would have been a better choice but not sure.