Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 77reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by rpen DC33 & DC39 Purchased a DC33 for my wife only to find that due to the powerful suction we could not vacuum our area rug which is made out of wool & silk. Even turned the brush bar off and set the indicator to hard floor but the sweeper still would not glide back and forth on the rug. Returned the DC33 and purchased a DC39. The DC39 would not glide back and forth on the area rug, even after turning the brush bar off and setting the indicator to hard floor. Again, it was due to the suction. These sweepers are too costly not to have the capacity to vacuum all types of carpets and rugs. For this reason I would not recomment a Dyson to anyone who has a area rug made out of wool and silk. 05/07/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Irishgirl DC39 Animal Just purchased the DC39 Animal canister vaccum, best vacuum I ever owned. Had to get use to using this vacuum, but by the time I was half way done I fell in love, It was so easy to go around and under furniture, very light weight, My last canister vacuum was heavy to pull around, not this dyson. Picked up so much more dirt, nice suction, love the stairs attachment, such a pleasure to clean now. The pole is easily ajustable by just pushing a button. My new best friend, thank You Dyson!! well worth the money. 04/29/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mydysonvac Excellent machine! I love the suction power of the machine. My 4 year old daughter had a lot of fun helping out, thus this machine is very easy to use. The maneuverability is great. The height adjustment is good, however a little higher would have been wonderful for anyone taller than 5'5". It took some time to figure out how to remove the roller/brush bar to clear it of obstructions (i.e. hair, but I loved this feature especially since I wasn't expecting it. It is totally evident this machine removes even the smallest particle. Emptying the clear bin was fast, however not as perfect as it is depicted in the pictures and video. Meaning, some dust got trapped in the cone shape opening compartment and I had to turn it upside down as well. The retractable cord makes the job even more pleasant and effortless. My daughter walked behind the vacuum and expressed how it was very hot; in fact, there was warm/hot air coming from the machine. I'm not sure if the machine is supposed to do that or if it was overheating. I'm not worry about the machine malfunctioning since I have the security of the 5 year parts & labor guarantee. In addition, the machine is made so that if overheating occurs it automatically shuts-off. Mine didn't shut-off, thus it didn't overheat, the system is malfunctioning or is a normal function of the product. In any event, be careful when small children are near the machine. I'm not returning my vacuum but will be contacting customer service. The large turbine head/brush bar looks fragile but it is very easy to maneuver. Hope this review is useful. Overall, it is a great product, we are loving it! 04/26/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solex 2nd time around This is actually the second Dyson I have owned. I bought a DC15 animal ball ten years ago and it had given long and faithful service. It road around in my truck, took unscheduled trips down stairs and was used extensively. Finally, the housing where the air tube met it at its base cracked.So now, I bought a DC39 Animal and it addressed all of the small gripes I had with the DC15, including having a retractable power cord. It is much lighter, has just as good suction as the upright, is easier to use on stairs, and the Hepa filter is a nice touch.Dyson is pricey, but the old adage about getting what you pay for clearly applies here. When I went to go buy my replacement vacuum cleaner, I looked at the other brands. Most were just plain cheap and the knock off "Cyclonics" were not nearly as quiet, and not nearly as well built.So put the money into up front and forget about having issues with your vacuum for a long time. 04/22/2012