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2.0 out of 5 stars
Competent but fiddly, 31 Dec 2011
I've had the Dyson DC04 for some years and I was won over by the advertising for the DC24 animal. Having three dogs also helped me decide. On the plus side it's a whole lot smaller, lighter and easier to navigate around the furniture. Conversely the power cord is shorter and emptying the cylinder is a joke. Clicking on the tiny, fragile, release clip does allow most of the dust to drop out of the bottom but we are talking about animals here. The dog hair adheres to the inside of the cylinder so you have to take the whole thing apart to clean it thoroughly. That's fiddly enough but putting it back together was worse. Access to the cylinder does need improving.