When registering for our wedding, Nate and I joked about adding a Dyson to our registry. No one in their right mind would spend that much on a vacuum for us and we definitely weren’t going to shell out the cash for a fancy vacuum.
Fast forward 5 years and I’m writing a blog post about our vacuum, the Dyson Animal….that we paid $47.90 for. (Read more about it here. I would like to thank Mr. Zuckerberg for his wonderful social network creation).
Do we like our Dyson Animal?
Short answer: Yes!
It definitely has it’s pros.
It does have amazing sucking power. We also own a Bissell Pet Hair Eraser that we paid ~$140 for. The Dyson does suck up more than the Bissell. Does it suck up enough to make up for the $500.00 price difference? I, personally, don’t think so.
The Dyson is very well designed. The handle makes it easy for little ol’ me to carry it up and down 2 flights of stairs.
It’s easy to dump out the contents…just a click of a button. The Bissell definitely involves some touching of nastiness while the Dyson is nasty-touching free.
The attachments are nice. Good for cleaning 2 sets of stairs.
The cord is long and reaches half way across our house.
I don’t really have any more cons about the vacuum. It is a little hard to push in comparison to the Bissell but I attribute that to the extra sucking power.
Having said that, would I buy it again for $47.90? Absolutely!
Would I buy it for $599.00? No…unless I win the lotto and researchers have found a cure for every horrible disease imaginable and I have no other useful place to put my money. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is a pretty comparable vacuum with a much more agreeable price.
If I’m going to pay $599.00 for a vacuum, it’s going to vacuum the floors for me…and maybe even fold my laundry afterwards.....