Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Review

Version:
Dyson DC50
Price:
About $360

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On September 8, 2015
Last modified:September 13, 2015

Summary:

Dyson cyclones captures microscopic particles including numerous types of bacteria, as well as mold and pollens, making it ideal for people aiming to make their household as conducive for living as possible.

Weighing only 11.6 lbs, the Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum is the lightest vacuum of Dyson with the performance that is at par with that of a full-size upright vacuum. The technology inside this vacuum is not something to be underestimated – resolutely crafted and reengineered in such a way that every dimension and angle is concentrated inside its compact body without compromising performance and efficiency. Furthermore, no energy is lost because no belt flexing and slipping can happen thanks to the in-line drive where the motor is situated right at the brush bar itself. The Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum is a high-end vacuum that allows you to do your chores with power and style in one.

Pros and Highlights

The most advanced cleaner head

Dyson engineers innovated four key technologies fused together to create the most advanced cleaner head the industry has ever seen – and it is proudly showcased in the Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum. Note that gaps between the floor and the cleaner head puts suction power into waste, and this vacuum has the right solution for that –for maximum contact on every floor type, the cleaner head adjusts all by itself (automatically). Yes, without any manual effort on your part.

Introducing the self-adjusting base plate: the DC50’s cleaner head features an automatic base plate that lowers and raises itself on different floor types, maintaining suction at the cleaner head without wasting any power.

Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Review

Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Review

Newest innovations

The DC50 is the first one of its kind to be embedded with optimal contact brush bar without any rug strips on the cleaner head. This gets rid of grooming stripes usually left on carpets (when you use other conventional vacuums) and at the same time greatly contribute to the brush bar’s full surface coverage.

Another first one on its kind, the DC50 is the first Dyson (in the upright category) to ever have carbon fiber brush bar technology. This fortifies the magnificent functionality that the automatic cleaner head initially showcases.Ultra-fine anti-static carbon fiber filaments and stiff nylon bristles made up the brush bar – the former removes fine dust on hard floors and the latter removes ground-in dirt.

Extra tools

The DC50 comes with useful extra tools that you can utilize to further strengthen the already robust way of cleaning your household, though there are still some attachments missing as part of the con. The stair tool helps eradicate dust and dirt away from the vertical edges and the corners of your stairs. You don’t have to carry the unit with you when you climb the stairs; just leave it on the floor and be in awe as the hose can stretch at a height you never thought possible.

The combination tool has softer bristles for an improved gentle dusting and spot cleaning, and it also reaches lengthier places.

Tangle free-turbine tool

Dyson is proud of their turbine tool that doesn’t tangle at all – such a lofty claim but is actually backed up by many reviews. There is no brush bar preventing hair from wrapping around, thus releasing it directly to the bin. Flexible heads can survive over uneven surfaces as they are supplied with constant power by the air turbine. Moreover, hair and dirt are conveniently removed by the counter-rotating heads with brushes.

Quick release wand

The DC50 Animal also features a quick release wand with incredible reach for you to gain access on awkward nooks & crannies and the stairs as well. No need to assemble separate parts – the wand retracts and releases in a singular action. Furthermore, the handle is also as convenient as the unit itself; it collapses into the hose after using the unit.

 

Cons

Here are some downsides of this model that most users would agree to; however, take note that user experience may vary depending on some factors which means that you may or may not encounter one or more of these listed cons.

High price

If there’s one thing to describe the amount of this Dyson, it’s definitely “astronomical.” A first time average consumer might as well be shocked by the gigantic price tag attached to this model.

No retractable cord.

The unavailability of the retractable cord deprives the Dyson DC50 the title for perfection.

Insubstantial Plastic Tab

The plastic tab on the dustbin is fragile and delicate which serves as another disappointment for this vac, a user claimed. 

Small Dustbin

The dustbin’s capacity is not large enough and you may end up disposing dirt more frequently compared to using other machines; however on another perspective, the dustbin is just like any other bin’s capacity. It’s just the vacuum could suck in dirt intensively to the extent that it quickly fills up the bin.

Lack of attachments

Another disheartening attribute of this vac is the lack of included attachments in the package. Most users would expect that everything that you’ll need are already included in the package considering the cost of this unit. But it turned out we are all wrong. You will have to spend more on purchasing attachments and other add-ons that should have been included at the first place.

Short hose

The Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum only has a short hose that comes as a disadvantage when cleaning the ceiling. NOTE: It is long enough for stairs and ground cleaning but hardly reaches heights as high as the ceiling. Besides, this vac is not designed for ceiling clean-up at the first place.

After all, this model specializes more on removing animal dirt, hence the name, so it would be inappropriate to expect a much longer hose that reaches up to the ceiling conveniently because, basically, there would be no pet dander or hair on your ceilings.

 

Conclusion

Dyson cyclones captures microscopic particles including numerous types of bacteria, as well as mold and pollens, making it ideal for people aiming to make their household as conducive for living as possible. This vac may have a high initial price but costs won’t add up as you don’t need to buy for replacement bags due to the transparent trash bin reusable for life. With all the features and the incredible performance it can deliver, the Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright vacuum is a highly recommended stylish vacuum for overall, versatile dirt removal that comes with a price that is truly worth every buck spent.

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