I had an older generation animal upright... it worked perfectly and the only reason I didn't keep it is that I moved from a country that didn't have the same voltage so it wouldn't have worked here. I was skeptical about a cannister vac since I'd only had uprights. I deliberated for about six weeks after we moved, using a borrowed hoover, which in my opinion just pushes the dirt around a little. I read lots of reviews online and eventually was deliberating between the dc17 animal and the dc23 turbinehead. I didn't want the motorhead because one of my issues is that I didn't want the noisy head - I have a bulldog who goes ballistic about vacuum cleaners.
I'm an ebay gal so got it there for $300, shipping included. It still has the 5 year warranty from dyson, so no risk. I unpacked it on a Friday afternoon and vacuumed the whole house. Bear in mind I've always had a dyson. I LOVED it. Much lighter than the upright and so manoeuverable... and it sits on the stairs! In my opinion way better than the one I had before. And the thing can suck... we emptied the cannister twice. Note that it didn't lose any suction when it was full. The motor was not particularly loud - again, much quieter than my upright.
As far as the criticism I've seen here, I can't relate. The power button is near the floor - give it a push with your toe, for heaven's sake. Also the head slots neatly into the front of the dyson, so storage is no issue. Quite honestly it's an attractive machine. Also, for the person who complained that it spits dirt... I didn't find that at all as long as you keep the head flat on the floor and don't tilt up the back of it (duh).
In short, amazing. I imagine I'll be keeping it till it falls apart, which will hopefully be a long time from now!
(19 customers reviews )
Customers Rating=4.5 / 5.0
More Detail For Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Canister Vacuum
- Compact canister vacuum with Level 3 Root Cyclone technology ensures powerful, consistent suction
- Air-driven TurbineHead brush bar is ideal for cleaning medium and short pile carpets and can be turned off for hard floors.
- Lifetime HEPA filter with Bactisafe screen that traps and kills bacteria, mold and allergens on contact
- Telescopic Wrap System allows the hose and wand to be compressed
- Measures 13.9 x 19.3 x 11.9 inches (HxWxD); 5-year warranty
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