Vacuum cleaners. Who even thinks about them? For one thing, my husband does the floor stuff when it comes to household chores (lucky me). For another, we acquired our vacuum cleaner years ago. It still works— end of story. Or so I thought, until I was given the chance to test-drive a brand-spanking new Dyson DC39 Animal.
Husband and I took it out for a spin on both bare wood floors and vintage oriental rugs with stellar results. Our rugs in particular looked brighter and more richly colored — shockingly so. (It’s scary to consider how much filth had been embedded in the fibers.)
If you happen to be an appliance nerd, you’ll be interested to know that this is Dyson’s first canister model (as opposed to an upright). But unlike our cranky ‘90s canister, this one maneuvers with ease and doesn’t rely on bags — you just empty the dust container and start again. As for the ease of use, chalk it up to Dyson’s signature ball design, along with an “articulating chassis and central pivot point.”
I really don’t know what any of this means — only that this is one monster of a clean machine that will make quick work of every last dust bunny in your house. It's a bit pricey at $499, but it's certainly worth putting on your registry list. For more info, visit dyson.com.