Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dyson Small Ball Animal Vacuum Cleaner | Review ♥

We recently got the opportunity to try out the Dyson Small Ball Animal*, a newly launched vacuum cleaner by Dyson, and I can't even begin to tell you how excited we all were to try this out (yes, even the toddler was excited, he loves vaccum cleaners, washing machines, etc. - tell me he's not alone?!). Our old vacuum cleaner has had a broken attachment for some time, meaning the my pregnant self has had to get down on her hands and knees the last few months to clean the entire house with the nozzle, so you can imagine my delighted when I unboxed the gorgeous and sleek looking Dyson, attached the parts and was able to finally vacuum the house standing up!

The Dyson Small Ball Animal has been designed as an ultra-light, compact vacuum, whilst still having the power and suction of a typical Dyson vacuum cleaner. Weighing just 5.5kg (the average vacuum cleaner weights 7.7kg), the Small Ball Animal is perfect for tackling the stairs, gliding through the house and as it only measures 806mm when the handle is put down, this vacuum is also perfect easy storage - ideal for someone like myself who lives in a small house with not a lot of storage space. The Small Ball Animal is also a lot quieter than normal vacuum cleaners, boasting a 30% reduction in noise, this is all down to the redefined airflow paths in the vacuum, however, this refinement does not compromise on the power of the vacuum.

The Dyson Small Ball Animal is the perfect vacuum cleaner for gliding through the house, honestly, just one movement of the wrist allows the vacuum to move in the direction you so wish, there's no battling to move the vacuum and it's not heavy in the slightest. This is all down to the 'small ball' design which makes mobility super easy. It makes vacuuming the house and effortless task and dare I say that Jacek and myself actually enjoy vacuuming the house now, especially the carpets as the Small Ball Animal gives such a deep clean on them - the evidence we can see collected in the cylinder when we're done cleaning.

The Dyson Small Ball Animal features an advanced self-adjusting cleaner head which allows the vacuum to adjust between carpets and hard floors - sealing in suction. The direct drive motor pushes bristles deeper into carpets for a more in depth clean and you can actually hear the vacuum adjusting between the different types of flooring.

It also features 2 Tier Radical cyclones, which are 19 Cyclones arranged across two tiers (this is the pretty purple part of the vacuum) that work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust.

The Dyson Small Ball Animal vacuum cleaner also comes with various attachments which make cleaning different areas of the house even easier. There is an attachment for the stairs which works like a dream. This gives each step of the stairs a deep clean and it glides on the carpet on our stairs effortlessly. It also comes with a tangle-free turbine tool (perfect for getting unwanted pet hair and such out of carpets) and a combination attachment, all of which make getting into the nooks and crannies of the house even easier. The vacuum cleaner also boasts a 45% longer cleaning reach and this is ideal for giving the house a fuss-free and effortless clean. You can see how well it moves and works in the video below.

This vacuum cleaner is perfect for those with pets and/or children in their home. It picks up the dirt effortlessly, is super easy and light-weight to use and it gives the house a deep, thorough clean. I couldn't recommend it highly enough and am so impressed with how well it cleans every time.

The Dyson Small Ball Animal vacuum cleaner is £400 (reduced to €299.98 on the Irish site here at the moment) and is available from the Dyson UK and the Dyson Ireland sites.

*We were sent the Dyson Small Ball Animal vacuum cleaner for the purposes of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.



  1. This sounds great! My hoover blew up the other week so I have been on the hunt for a new one x

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  2. We are desperate for a new hoover. This looks like a great one! Glad I read this post!

  3. This looks fab! We had a cordless vacuum cleaner which I loved because it was so handy, usually they are so bulky and hard to move, but it broke recently so we are using a big lump of a thing. I love that you say you can move this with just a turn of the wrist, that sounds like vacuum heaven to me! Think it would be great for all of the fur my two cats shed all around the house too!

  4. WOW! I was with you until I saw the price tag haha. I am looking for a hoover that doesn't take up much space and this does look ideal I really must say.

  5. I love the sound of this. Anything that is going to make hoovering effortless is a winner in my book. My kids would be excited as well if one arrived at our house :)

  6. This looks like a fantastic hoover and brand. Since coming to the uk I've stuck to one brand that i know works but now it's getting old I am considering trying out something new and the Dyson sounds fantastic. I;d love to test it out and enjoyed reading your review. Angela from Dasyinbed

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