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Dyson DC41 Animal Dyson Ball Upright

Vacuum Cleaner Review

What they say…. 

Removes more dust than any other vacuum. Easy to steer with an extra tool for pet hair.

DC41 Animal is engineered for outstanding cleaning performance and ease of use. It automatically self-adjusts for different carpet lengths and hard floors. DC41 Animal has Dyson’s latest Radial Root Cyclone™ technology, and Ball™ technology for smooth steering. There’s also a Tangle-free Turbine tool for pet hair.

Strongest suction at the cleaner head

The cleaner head self-adjusts to maintain optimal contact with all floor types. It lowers on hard floors to remove more dust and pet hair from crevices and corners. On carpets, the base plate raises or lowers automatically, allowing the brush bar to remove pet hair and particles caught in the carpet fibre. It’s designed for outstanding performance across all floors – not just carpets, but the whole of your house.

Lightweight and durable

DC41 machines are made from modified blends of materials selected for strength, flexibility and tolerance. Many parts are made from polypropylene reinforced with 20% glass fibres and high-impact PC-ABS. Using these materials means greater strength from less plastic – so the machine is lightweight.

Other amazing features that I think are attractive include:

  • Patented cyclone technology : Radial Root Cyclone™ technology
  • Suction power : 255AW
  • Movement type: Ball™ technology
  • Filter: Lifetime washable post filter
  • Cleaner head : Motorised brushbar – self adjusts for all floor types
  • Brushbar control type : Fingertip brush control
  • Stair cleaning : Quick-draw Telescope Reach™ wand
  • Bin capacity : 2.1 litres
  • Dimensions :1071 x 394 x 340mm (HxWxD)
  • Maximum reach :14 metres
  • Cord length : 9.4 metres
  • Weight : 7.8kg

What we say….

As a big fan of Dyson, I was eager to try out their new range of products and the minute I turned this vaccum on, I wasn’t disappointed. As usual, Dyson has pulled out all the stops with this one. Not only does it look good, it performs brilliantly and does everything it claims to do. Famous for it’s ‘Ball’ technology, it manoevres like a dream ensuring every centimeter of your floorcovering is well cleaned. Unlike other machines, the new ‘Radial Root Cyclone Technology’ means the Dyson DC41 captures more dirt than any other cyclone by remodeling airflows to maximize suction power – which explains the excellent suction. I particularly loved the self adjusting cleaner head.

You don’t have to worry about whether you’re on the correct setting for your floorcovering, it does it for you. The moment you walk from one room to another, it will sense if the head needs to adjust. Performance – the major factor when testing vacuum cleaners – is excellent. We tried this model on various floorcoverings from laminate and vinyl to various types of carpet and could not fault it at all (probably due to the adjustable cleaner head). We also tested its suction picking up pet hair, human hair, rice, soil, fluff, to name a few dirt samples and every time not a scrap was left on the floor. More importantly, it picked up dust and dirt from a carpet that had been cleaned with an alternative vacuum two hours previously (that I thought had done a pretty good job – looks can be deceiving).

I particularly loved the various tools that come with the Dyson DC41 – very important with an upright as you simply extract the wand and fix the correct attachment head to the bottom and it will clean soft furnishings, beds, ceilings, stairs and all those awkward areas easily and efficiently.

A big improvement with this Dyson is the extra long cable (14m) and the bigger bin capacity (now 2.1 litres). I didn’t realise I had a problem with my previous Dyson until I tried this one.

Although the DC41 is a little noisy, you can forgive Dyson as it does have that extra motor in the head and you could argue it won’t be noisy for long as it probably does the job in half the time of other vacuums!


  • Excellent performance
  • Radial Root Cyclone Technology
  • Adjustable cleaner head
  • Extra long cable
  • Larger bin capacity
  • Suction power
  • Various attachment tools


  • Little noisy – but would not affect the purchase at all


I love this vacuum and would highly recommend. Best of the bunch….


More information:

Dyson website – DC41 Animal

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