Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little vacuum., 25 Jun. 2009
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Exeter, Devon

Top Reviewer Ranking: 325,076