Product Comparison: Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 vs Dyson Ball Animal 2
- Incredible suction power. Works well on both hard wood and carpet
- The suction is awesome. The motorized head and suction reach all the way to the edges, so you don't have a 1-2 inch gap that you cannot vacuum in the front and sides of the vacuum.
- The suction is fantastic! I cleaned three carpeted areas and managed to get up everything on the first swipe or two. Allergies are an issue in my family and a good vacuum is necessary!
- Easy to clean the filter and that's important to keep the suction optimal.
- Filter maintenance - every month you have to wash and air dry 2 sets of filters. I was under the impression Dyson didn't use filters, but i guess that was my misunderstanding.
- The most impressive thing about the Animal 2 is the suction. Oh MAN does this thing pull! Between the super powerful suction and the degree to which the brushes are pushed into the carpet, it does clean my carpets more thoroughly and pulls hair off of the surface better.
- The filters are easy to access and clean--in my opinion, HEPA filtration is a total must if you're spending more than $100 on a vacuum, and Dyson is definitely one of the industry standards.
- Easy to maneuver on low-pile carpets and bare floors
- Emptying the dust bin is very easy as is cleaning the filters.
- It is horrible on medium to high pile carpets (skip this model if you own them)
- Lightweight for an upright and quieter than other machines
- The lightweight model is excellent. I recently had issues with my back and have to be careful how I use the muscles. This is easy to maneuver and lift.
- This vaccuum was our solution. Light weight, narrower, and a little shorter. This made it super easy to carry up the stairs.
- The plastic feels cheap, like it will break.
- It is light weight, moves from carpet to tile floors easily.
- The BEST vacuum for a multi-pet household. It's light weight, easy to use
- Very heavy, doesnt always stay locked in the upright position when using the hose/attachments
- Because of the weight and the ball design, it's less maneuverable.
- Harder to push than traditional bagless
- Minimal assembly required. I had it put together about 5 minutes after I got it.
- The attachments all fit on the vacuum itself, which is really convenient. Power cable is plenty long.
- The hands-free canister emptying feature is second to none. I still love how easy it is to clean out the canister. Push of a button and snap back into place.
- The attachments stay on the vacuum! There is actually a place to put the attachments so you don't have to find a place to store them. It makes switching to the wand easier.
- The head of the vacuum has a soft cushion which protects my baseboards and furniture.
- Dirt hopper isn't large enough - have to empty several times per use.
- When placing the hose back onto the neck of the upright, it can be awkward and doesn't always snap into place
- The container is very easy to empty
- Very powerful suction and nice attachments, including a mini rotating brush head.
- Cleans extremely well; easy to maintain and empty the dirt cyoincder, not overly loud.
- Waste bin is easy to empty and clean, so are the filters
- The attachments are great for getting hair, dander, and cat litter up from all the nooks and crannies.
- Powerful, powerful, powerful… It provides as much bang for your buck as you are going to get. It sucks, but in a great way!
- This version is slightly bigger and heavier than the 2011 one but the difference in power is insane. Thus, it does not bother me at all.
- The cord is extra long...wow! What an improvement!
- There is no adjustment for suction so it will suck in light throw rugs and fringes requiring you to stop, turn it off and disengage the rug.
- Cord is really long and sometimes becomes a pain because it doesnt stay on its hooks while in use.
- The power cord and attachment hose are longer than my Shark, which I much appreciate.
- The power cord is very long and it 's very good
- cord comes out of the handle too low- you always need to hold it to keep it from going under wheels
- If you attempt to vacuum medium to high pile carpet, the motor will strain (as will your arms) and you will smell the motor burning
- The power cord does not retract into the unit. Instead, you need to wrap it around the hooks supplied at the rear of the handle. This will give you a nice nostalgic experience vacuuming like your grandfather did.