DC24 Animal is an ultra-lightweight and compact Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner for homes with pets. It uses patented Root Cyclone technology for no loss of suction. Weighing in at just 5.4kg, it's Dyson's lightest upright, and includes a compressible wand so you can store it away more easily. It has a motorised brush bar to remove pet hair and dirt from carpets, and a mini turbine head to clean pet hair and dirt from awkward spaces around the home and car.
DC24 Animal also includes patented Ball technology, which allows you to steer with ease around obstacles such as furniture and household appliances. It rides on a ball, so there's no more pushing back and forth to turn corners.
Dyson Ball technology lets you steer with ease. View larger
Have you ever got frustrated pushing an ordinary upright vacuum cleaner back and forth, back and forth to steer around furniture and other obstacles? Have a look underneath it, and you'll see that's because it sits on fixed wheels, perfect if all you want to do is travel in a straight line, but not so good at corners. Frustration is an important source of invention for Dyson engineers, it sparks new ideas, new ways of solving problems. It was their frustration with fixed wheels that led them to develop a new way of turning corners.
Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaners use patented Ball technology to overcome the steering limitations of fixed wheels. They ride on a ball, which pivots around itself so you can steer with ease, changing direction with just a turn of the wrist. The idea for Ball technology came about from a Dyson engineer studying new ways to steer. It started crudely - an old wand handle attached to a wheel. Eventually the wheel became a ball - and an ideal home for the motor.
The ball itself is made of glass-reinforced polypropylene, the same material used in the manufacture of car dashboards. It combines high impact strength with resistance to distortion. The ball is also where you'll find the motor. By putting the motor inside the ball, at a neutral point, Dyson engineers were able to lower the machine's centre of gravity and improve manoeuvrability even more.
Motorised brush bar for
powerful pet hair removal
Can be used to clean
upholstery in the home
and car. View larger
Reversible wand for stairs
and high-reaching cleaning.
HEPA filter traps
Hygienic bin emptying -
one-touch trigger release.
Motorised brush bar for powerful pet hair removal
DC24 Animal has a motorised brush bar for removing dirt and pet hair that have lodged deep inside carpets. The stiff bristles on the brush bar spin at high speeds - up to 90 times per second to agitate the carpet pile and dislodge dirt and pet hair so that it can be vacuumed up and removed. Don't worry if you also have hard floors or delicate rugs the brush bar can be turned off so you can use DC24 Animal on these surfaces too.
Mini turbine head tool to clean pet hair from tight spaces
Pet hairs don't just accumulate on carpets. They also get stuck on upholstery, beneath furniture, on stair carpets, inside your car... Powered by your Dyson vacuum's suction, the mini turbine head tool attaches to the wand to remove pet hair from confined spaces. It lets you get into all those awkward spots you couldn't otherwise reach. You'll find it invaluable to make sure your home and car are free from fur.
Despite its compact size, DC24 Animal has a long reach for cleaning stairs and awkward areas. The wand on DC24 Animal reverses to reach out-of-the-way spots more easily and with a better grip. There are no awkward components to assemble, and you can also attach tools and accessories to extend your cleaning abilities even further.
Clear bin lets you see when it needs emptying
The bin on a Dyson vacuum cleaner is transparent so you can see when it needs emptying and just how much dust, dirt and pet hair your new Dyson machine has picked up. Emptying is quick and hygienic just press the button to release the dirt.
Captures allergens, expels cleaner air
DC24 Animal includes a sealed HEPA (High-Efficiency Particle Air) filter to trap tiny particles as small as 0.1 microns. Thatâ€™s about the size of a single particle of cigarette smoke. Particles this small include common household allergens such as pollen, mould spores and dust mite faeces.
And because the filter is washable you wonâ€™t need to replace it. Just give it a rinse once a month with cold water.
Washable HEPA filter for clean expelled air
DC24 Animal includes a sealed HEPA (High-Efficiency Particle Air) filter to trap tiny particles as small as 0.1 microns. That's about the size of a single particle of cigarette smoke. Particles this small include common household allergens such as pollen, mould spores and dust mite faeces.
DC24 Animal expels cleaner air. And because the filter is washable you won't need to replace it. Just give it a rinse once a month with cold water.
Approved for allergy sufferers
Dyson upright and cylinder vacuums are approved by 12 allergy associations worldwide, including the British Allergy Foundation (BAF) and Allergie Suisse. Allergie Suisse approval is one of the most stringent in the world. To secure it, vacuums have to provide constant suction and separation performance so that they don't lose effectiveness while you clean.
No bags to throw away
The bags in ordinary vacuum cleaners clog with dust and dirt, causing a loss of suction. After a while the suction can fall so low you have to replace the bag and throw the old one away. A lot of vacuum cleaner bags these days are made from a mixture of plastic and paper, which means you can't recycle them. Like a lot of waste, they end up in landfill, where they take years to decompose.
With a Dyson vacuum, you can simply detach the clear bin and empty it onto the compost heap. Biodegradable dust and fluff will be broken down naturally into useful fertiliser. With no bags to replace, you won't be adding to the landfill problem.
No ongoing costs
Other vacuum cleaners are still designed to need replacement bags and filters and the cost soon adds up. Over 5 years, you could end up having to spend up to £175. Dyson vacuum cleaners don't need bags and have lifetime washable filters, so there are no extra costs to worry about.
5 year parts and labour guarantee
You'd be amazed at some of the tests Dyson carry out on their machines to make sure they're as tough and reliable as possible. During development, a push/pull rig moves Dyson vacuum cleaners a minimum of 5,740,157 feet. The hose is kinked 9,828 times. The bin is opened 1,560 times. Upright vacuum cleaners undergo 212 different validation tests, cylinders 240. That's why Dyson are so confident in their machines they guarantee all their uprights and cylinders for 5 years parts and labour.
Patented Dyson technology
Dyson engineers are constantly testing and inventing, trying to find new ways to make their technology work better. As they work, they file patent applications to protect their inventions from copycat manufacturers. Thatâ€™s why the only place youâ€™ll find Dyson technology is inside a Dyson machine.
DC24 Animal uses the following patented Dyson technologies:
Root Cyclone technology for no loss of suction
Ordinary vacuum cleaners rely on bags and filters to trap all the dust and dirt. Air is meant to flow through tiny holes, leaving dust and dirt behind. The problem is that when you use them, these tiny holes quickly clog up with particles of dust. This chokes the flow of air, so the vacuum cleaner loses suction.
Dyson vacuum cleaners donâ€™t rely on bags to trap dust and dirt. They use patented Root Cyclone technology, which spins the air at incredibly high speeds. The cyclones inside a Dyson vacuum cleaner generate centrifugal forces many thousands of times the force of gravity. Dust, dirt and pet hair are flung out of the airflow and straight into the clear bin. No bags, no loss of suction.
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This is the first Dyson I've bought and wouldn't hesitate to replace it with another Dyson when the time eventually comes!Published 2 months ago by Sue Francis
Not even a year and its broken (burnt out), as I had taken it over to France Dyson would not honour the guarantee ..... beware!!Published 2 months ago by MR MARTIN SUFFOLK
Really fast delivery and contact was great, I m really happy with my purchase and highly recommendPublished 2 months ago by kj
Product as described, arrived when expected no problems. Would buy again.Published 2 months ago by Gavin
Beats all the other cheaper vacuum cleaners we had by miles, Dyson customer service is second to none.Published 3 months ago by smac3
Wish I had got a bigger model as I have to empty half way through the house. But am pleased with the overall performance and price that I paid. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rosemarie Brocklehurst
Rubbish! I was so looking forward to this new vacuum arriving and with two labradors it couldn't come soon enough. But it doesn't suck any better than I could with a long straw! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Emma sansom
Totally useless for the following reasons:
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