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Ok as a dyson goes, but gone a bit backward
on 29 September 2009
Read all the positive reviews then come back to this one for a little while.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Dyson product, but with this new ball technology they have gone a bit backwards I feel.
Let me whinge
It's easy to set up, but in order to use the hose you have to practically dismantle the thing.
The ball is great for cornering, but can be unstable if you have slight mobility issues as I have. It is also hard on the wrists if you have a large or complicated area to work with.
The cable is shorter than the last dyson animal I owned, making me have to change plugs a lot more.
The bag area is far smaller. It is easier to clean out, BUY you have to do it more often than before - I used to get away with cleaning the whole of the house (with four dogs, one old smelly cat and a husband in it) with just one bag-dump, but this one is about once per room, so not good.
The clicky foot-pedal gets irritating and is so FUSSY about being in the exact position, it drives me mad.
And although the brush bar is easier to clean, you still have to wrestle it out and grub around on the floor to do so.
Let me praise
It is lighter than the other dyson, so better to shove around
It does seem to pick up more than the old one
It does have a removeable brush bar which is easier to clean of dog hair.
There you go, my thoughts on it. I would prefer an old version thank you!