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Great little vacuum.,
This review is from: Dyson DC16 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Owners (Kitchen & Home)
We have two big furry cream & white ragdoll cats, and a big comfy brown sofa that they love sitting on, leaving plenty of their fur there when they finally get up. Sometimes, it's just too much hassle to get our full-size upright Dyson out of the cupboard and attach the animal fitting; the DC16 Animal handheld is perfect for these occasions.
It's also perfect when you've knocked a plant over and spilt a little soil, or when you need to vacuum the footwell of your car, or just a couple of steps that kittens have kicked litter over, or when you've cleaned the toaster and sent ancient charred crumbs all over the kitchen side; suction is incredible for the size (it seems more powerful than our upright, even), and the attachments have all proved useful. Plus, it being a Dyson, it's incredibly well designed and easy to maintain; just flick a catch and it empties easily, replacement parts are a piece of cake to install, etc.
Yes, the battery life is only 6 minutes, but I've never had it run out on me while I was in the middle of an "essential" vacuuming task, and yes, it takes 3 hours to recharge, but that's not a hassle if you plan where you keep the unit and its charger sensibly (i.e. ours lives in a cupboard by the sofa, and can be plugged in instantly). If you acknowledge that the DC16 Animal is designed for doing little, awkward vacuuming jobs, and not whole-house sweeps, then it's a great device; I certainly wouldn't be without it now.
The only thing I would say is that occasionally I find the trigger that sets it sucking to be a little uncomfortable and un-ergonomic; I don't think my hands are anything other than average size and shape, so I'll put this down to a slight design oversight rather than me being a freakish physical specimen.