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Dyson DC41 Animal Ball Vacuum

Dyson DC41 Animal Ball Vacuum
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DC41 Animal Ball Vacuum

The newest Dyson vacuum cleaner has hit the market and it does not disappoint.  The Dyson DC41 Animal Ball vacuum cleaner is a culmination of the best features of previous Dyson vacuum cleaners with a revamped root cyclone technology. The radial root cyclone technology utilizes remodeled airflows to maximize suction power which makes the DC41 Animal vacuum the top of the class for suction capabilities. The DC41 takes its suction power all the way to the cleaning head, rather than ending with the motor or the suction hose as with all other cyclonic-style vacuum cleaners. By routing the strongest suction power directly to the cleaner head of the machine, the DC41 ball vacuum powerfully captures dust, ground-in dirt, and pet hair from all corners of the home. The Dyson cyclones also capture microscopic particles including pollen, mold, and bacteria, so you can rest assured that even the dirt you cannot see has been removed. 

Two main technologies are responsible for the success of the Dyson DC41 vacuum cleaner, the radial root cyclone technology and the now-famous ball technology. The root cyclone technology pioneered by Dyson has been acclaimed across the industry as the absolute best way to maintain constant, strong suction and has been revamped in this model. The radial root cyclone system focuses air flow through the center of the cyclonic assembly which promotes better cyclonic filtration since each of the 12 cyclones located at the top of the clear bin receive equal air flow. Others in the vacuum industry have attempted to copy this technology to no avail, leaving the Dyson vacuum cleaners the only cyclonic style vacuum on the market to maintain consistent suction throughout the life of the vacuum. The ball technology is the pinnacle of vacuum maneuverability. With the intelligent ball design the vacuum never has awkward moves and can easily access difficult places. With a conventional vacuum the user must rely on wheels that do not steer to get around furniture and tight spaces. With a Dyson ball vacuum you can steer with the turn of the wrist with less pushing and pulling. The Dyson DC41 Animal ball vacuum uses Dyson's third generation ball technology which has been engineered to house more components inside the ball including air ducts, motor and filter, which further improves maneuverability by maintaining a low center of gravity to avoid tip-over. Also, the newest ball design has less clutter surrounding it so you can steer in closer to obstacles than with the previous ball models. 

As previously mentioned, the Dyson DC41 Animal comes with an automatically self-adjusting cleaner head. The brushbar in the cleaner head is motorized, rather than air driven, guaranteeing removal of pet hair from all surface types. The self-adjustment of the cleaner head allows the DC41 to maintain optimal contact as you vacuum across carpets and hard floors, reducing air leaks and giving greater suction power. Traditional vacuum cleaners experience air and suction leaks between the cleaner head and the floor which leaves their suction power inefficient. To maintain powerful suction in the DC41 Animal Ball vacuum, an active base plate on the cleaner head rises and lowers to set the ultimate cleaner head and brush bar configuration for every floor type. For hard floors, the self-adjusting base plate creates a better seal with hard floors, to remove more dust from crevices and pet hair from corners. For short carpet pile, the self-adjusting base plate rises, enabling the brush bar to sink into the carpet, removing dirt and pet hair caught in the fibers. For deep carpet pile, the same occurs as with short pile, plus long penetrating bristles remove embedded dirt from carpets while shorter bristles sweep the top of the carpet, removing dirt and hair from the surface. The vacuum also reclines automatically so there is no need for a foot pedal, simply recline and go. Finally there is a vacuum cleaner that requires no bending down or awkward dials and pedals to adjust as you move across floor types. 

Other features of the Dyson DC41 Animal ball vacuum include an instant high reach wand and the Tangle Free Turbine Tool attachment. The DC41 Animal has a built-in hose and telescopic wand that is easily pulled out in a single action. Engineered to extend wherever you need it, the wand and hose conveniently clean stairs and high places. Tool attachments click-fit to the end of the wand or hose, giving more cleaning capability for hard-to-reach places. The Tangle Free Turbine Tool attachment is a favorite of current Dyson owners because it easily attaches to the hose or wand to clean pet hair or dirt from confined spaces such as cars, upholstery and stairs.

Improvements to previous features also make the DC41 the best Dyson ball vacuum cleaner available. Increased bin capacity to 0.55gal means less emptying and more cleaning. Just as with previous Dyson clear bins, the emptying is controlled by a push button trap door mechanism which minimizes the risk of contact with dirt. The clear bin is made from high-impact polycarbonate, meaning it is tough and built for the long haul. Because the bin is clear you can easily see when it needs to be emptied, as well as how much dust, dirt, and pet hair the vacuum has captured. Other improvements include a 10 foot longer power cable, fine screen filter to reduce dust buildup and maintain constant air intake, cleaner appearance as the ducting that usually rests outside the ball has now been stored within, better turning radius,  larger dusting brush with softer bristles in the brush bar, and the wand handle that is now fixed to the machine allowing for better upright rigidity. Also, the exhaust filter securely screws onto the ball, rather than snapping in place as with previous models.

The Dyson DC41 Animal vacuum is also lightweight and durable. Made from modified blends of materials selected for strength, flexibility, and tolerance, the DC41 won't break your back to operate and move, but is built strong to last well beyond the five year warranty. Many parts used in the vacuum are made from polypropylene reinforced with glass fibers and high-impact PC-ABS. Using these materials means greater strength with less plastic, so the machine is lighter and has a smaller impact on the planet.  

But what about attachments? The DC41 Animal does come with three versatile attachments: the combination accessory tool, the stair tool, and the Tangle Free Turbine Tool. The combination accessory tool is a debris nozzle that converts to a brush tool for dusting. Think of this tool as a crevice and brush tool in one. The stair tool is a Dyson-designed tool for removing dust and dirt from stairs and stair carpets.

  • Patented cyclone technology - Radial Root Cyclone Technology
  • Suction power - 235 AW (constant)
  • Airflow - 53.5 Cu.ft/min
  • Movement type - Ball technology
  • Filter - Lifetime washable filter
  • Cleaner head / Floor tool - Motorized brush bar
  • Stair cleaning - Instant high reach wand 
  • Bin capacity - 0.55 gallons
  • Tools / Accessories - Combination accessory tool; Stair tool; Tangle Free Turbine Tool
  • Dimensions - 42.4"H x 15.4"D x 13.4"W
  • Maximum reach - 51.7 feet
  • Cord length - 35 feet
  • Weight - 17.4 pounds
  • Power output - 10 amps
  • Noise level - 86 dBa
  • Color - Iron, bright silver, satin royal purple color combination
  • Warranty - 5 years
Feature Gallery: 

Dyson DC41 Animal Vacuum Active Base Plate

The DC41 Vacuum Active Base Plate automatically adjusts to different floor types without bending over or pressing any buttons by the user. 

DC41 Animal Vacuum Easy Filter Change

Dyson's DC41 Animal Vacuum has an easy filter changing system located conveniently at the top of the cyclonic assembly. Dyson vacuum cleaner filters should be washed or replaced every 3 months.

DC41 Animal Vacuum Ball Construction

The DC41 Animal utilizes the third-generation ball design to provide the ultimate maneuverability around, between, and below objects in the vacuum path. The ball also functions to keep the heaviest components at the base of the vacuum, assisting in stabilization and avoiding tip-over.

Dyson DC41 Animal Power Features

The DC41 Animal has simple power options for simple, quick operation. The only buttons on the machine are shown here, the power button and the brushbar power button. When vacuuming hard floors, turn off the brushbar to avoid scratching the floors. 

Dyson DC41 Clear Bin Easy Empty Dust Bin

The clear debris bin on the DC41 is easy and hygienic to empty. Simply remove the cyclonic assembly with the bin, hold over the trash can, and press a button.  Dirt, dust, and debris falls from the trap door at the bottom of the clear bin without the user having to touch any of the contents. 

The Dyson DC41 Animal is the complete pet hair removal solution for pet owners with the help of the Tangle Free turbine tool included with this model. Though this accessory does not store on the vacuum, it is the best attachment for removing stubborn pet hair from upholstery, cleaning stairs, and vacuuming the car. After one use you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Shown here the attachment is connected to the wand/hose and ready for use.

The Dyson DC41 Animal comes with a wealth of attachments, making it incredibly versatile. A combination tool consisting of a dust brush and crevice tool take on double duty of cleaning tight spaces or dusting delicate items like lamp shades. The upholstery tool gently removes lint and hair from upholstered surfaces with the assistance of a red velour strip and along with the combo tool stores conveniently on the vacuum for quick access. The DC41 Animal now comes with the Tangle Free Turbine Tool. 

Dyson DC41 Animal commercial produced by Dyson:
Manufacturer: Dyson
Manufacturer Part No: 64600-01
Weight: 17.1 lbs
Air Watts: 235
Cord Length: 35 ft
Max Reach: 51.7 ft
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Cleaner Head Technology: Self Adjusting
Hose Length: 15.4 ft
Tools Included: Combination tool, Stair tool
Warranty: 5 year
Cyclone Technology: Radial Root Cyclone Technology
Floor Types: All Floors
Wand: Instant Release Wand
Dimensions: 42.4 x 13.4 x 15.4 inches (H x W x D)
Movement Type: Ball Technology

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Housekeeper (TN) 4/14/2012 1:32 AM
First dyson ever owned was the DC17 for asthma and allergy, and now we have the DC41 ball design. I miss the DC17 but a power surge fried the otherwise still strong motor (the vac was about 3 years old) and still had 75-80% suction although I'm sure a slightly weak motor and needing a thorough cleaning were mostly to blame. I'd recommend dyson to any newbie wanting a great vac at a market-fair price. For those who say that dyson is overpriced, tell that to the Kirby rep. who came by 2 weeks ago showing off the new Kirby Sentria model which usually retails for $2400 without any trade-ins whatsoever. Kirby is great also but for the price range dyson is a little or a lotta more affordable for most people.