Here’s the side by side comparison to help you buy the better one that meets your cleaning needs.
The Rowenta Delta Force works like a traditional stick vacuum, while the Dyson DC44 Animal can be transformed from a cordless stick to a handheld vacuum by
removing its wand and cleaner head. And you can use it with the wand attached to clean high and low spots. While the Rowenta Delta Force does not have the
cleaning wand and its cleaner head is not detachable.
The DC44 charge faster, takes a lot less time to fully charge.
The Rowenta Delta Force has a longer battery life than the Dyson DC44.
The DC44 comes with a docking station for charging and storing while the Rowenta Delta Force has no charging stand.
The DC44 comes with some attachments for cleaning upholstery, crevice, corners, etc. While the Rowenta Delta Force does not include such tools.
The DC44 is much more expensive, about 2X the cost of the Rowenta Delta Force.
Both of them are not the types that can stand up by their own securely. Rowenta Delta Force can stand free, but not stable, easily topple over. While the Dyson DC44
cannot self stand at all, and does not even let you lean it against a wall, it can easily fall down.
Dust Cup Capacity
The dust cup on the Rowenta Delta Force is larger.
The DC44 weighs around 2 pounds lighter
You can easily replace battery on DC44 while the batteries on Rowenta is not designed for you to replace.
The Rowenta use traditional On/Off switch while the Dyson DC44 uses a Trigger instead of an On/Off switch. The key difference between this trigger design and a tradition switch is that the trigger does not lock into place, you have to keep pressing the trigger if you want the vacuum on. Dyson claim that this reduce wasted energy. Well, we do not know how much energy it saves, some people like it, but others hate it because their fingers get tired of holding the trigger down.
More details, read comparison table below.
Compare Dyson DC44 Animal vs Rowenta Delta Force 18V Stick Vacuum
|Rowenta Delta Force 18V Stick Vacuum||Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim MK2|
|Price||$324.99 at dyson.com on September 8, 2014|
|Bagged or Bagless||Bagless||Bagless|
|Dirt Bin Capacity||33 oz||0.09 gallons
|Full Bin Indicator||No||No|
|Clear Dirt Cup||Yes||Yes|
|Fully Charge Indicator||Yes|
charging light goes off when fully charged.
|Power Source||Battery Operated||Battery Powered|
|Battery Type||NiMH||Nickel Cobalt Manganese Battery|
|Power||18 Volts||22.2 volts|
|Air Watts||Not specified||28 AW in normal mode / 65 AW in max power mode|
|Run Time||40 minutes on 'floor' position and 30 minutes on 'carpet' position||20 minutes at normal speed. 8 minutes at boost mode.|
|Charge Time||about 16 hours||about 5 hours|
|Weight||7.5 lbs||5.07 pounds|
|Nozzle Width||Not specified||8.25"|
|Edge Cleaning Brush||No||No|
comes with an extra washable foam filter
mini motorized tool, crevice tool, 2 in 1 combination tool
|Suction Options||High/Low 2 options||Dual power mode|
|Swivel Head||180 degree Swivel Head||Yes|
|Color||multiple colors available: Silver (RH8548), Copper Red (RH8551), Intense Blue (RH8552), Beige (RH8559)||Purple and Grey|
|Vacuum Height||47 inches||44.1 inches|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty||2 year limited warranty|
wall mountable docking station for charging and storing.
|Manual||Download Rowenta Delta Force 18V Manual From Amazon:|
Overall, they are only vacuum cleaners for quick clean ups, cannot replace your full size vacuum for deep cleaning. Compare the specs that are important to you, then
buy the one that better fits your needs.