Dyson DC23 Animal Review: a Dyson Vacuum with Retractable Cord, Turbine Head and HEPA Filter


Dyson DC23 Animal is a canister pet hair vacuum with retractable cord, turbine head, and lifetime washable filter, it is also one of units of the DC23 series.
Dyson’s DC23 series include a list of vacuum cleaners: DC23 Motorhead, DC23 Motorhead Exclusive, DC23 Turbinehead, DC23 Animal, and DC23 Plus.
You can Dyson DC23 Animal review below.
Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Cons of Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vacuum:

  • It does take some space to sotre. Though it is not big, you will find it "bulky" to store. You have to take it apart, the tools: turbinehead brush bar, mini turbine head, hard floor tool should be stored separately.
  • The hose is short.
  • No height adjustments for carpets and rugs.
  • A little awkward to use. It will take you more time to vacuum than average.
  • The cord is not long, less than 22 feet.
  • The placement of the on/off switch to control the brush bar is not user friendly. You cannot control it on the handle, but have to bend down to do this.
  • Expensive.
  • It is hard to drag this vacuum around, it does not "follow" you well.
  • It is not easy to use on stairs as advertised.
  • Some people complained that it released a cloud of dust while dumping the contents. In fact, you can empty it by following dyson’s guide, such as using a bag to solve this problem, place the dirt bin inside a bag, then close the bag around the dirt bin, now you can dump the dirt without releasing a cloud of dirt and dust.

Rating by Users:
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Pros of Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vacuum:


  • Has automatic cord recoil system.
  • The air driven turinehead spins better than other brands, works fine on carpets.
  • The articulating hard floor tool does a good job on bare floors.
  • Good suction, picks up pet hair well.
  • Has several different tools that handle different vacuuming jobs.
  • It can get under furniture easily.
  • Simple button presses to empty the dirt bin.
  • 5 Year Warranty.

Dyson DC23 Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner Specs, Features and Details
Design: Canister
Use: carpet, hard floors, stairs, upholstery, cars
Weight: 19.5 Pounds
Price: Dyson DC23 Animal Price is $499.99 at dyson.com (July 16, 2011)
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 21.6 feet
Auto Cord Rewind: Yes
Suction Power: 220 air watts (what is air watt)
Bag Type: Bagless
Bin: 0.44 gallons clear bin
Filter: Lifetime Washable HEPA Filter captures mold, pollen, and other microscopic allergens.
Tools: Turbine head for cleaning short pile carpet and hard floors; Stair tool helps clean hard to reach spaces, stairs, and stair carpets; Mini turbine head picks up dirt, dust, pet fur from upholstered furniture, carpets, and tight areas; articulating hard floor tool cleans narrow gaps; crevice tool for cleaning tight areas like in-between furniture; brush tool for removing cobwebs and delicate cleaning.
Dimensions(HxWxD): 13.9 x 19.3 x 11.9 inches
Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
Dyson DC23 Animal Manual: Download User’s Guide
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