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Is Dyson Hardwood Friendly?

If you have pets in your home, you are probably looking for the best vacuum for pet hair. It may take some research and effort on your part, but it will be worth it when you find it. You may also want to look for an upright vacuum that works on both carpet as well as hardwood floors. Keep reading to learn more about these amazing vacuum cleaners that will have you loving your pet more.

Vacuums for Pet Hair

Dyson DC41 3

You’d expect any vacuum cleaner with the word pet in its model name to ace Consumer Reports’ tough pet fur test in which cat hair is embedded into carpet piles. And most of the pet vacuums in our current Ratings did just that. Unfortunately, some of those that excelled at pet hair removal were lackluster at other tasks. In fact, only one of the full-size pet vacuums made our recommended list, the bagged upright Hoover Wind Tunnel T-Series Pet UH30310, $150. It was excellent at pet hair removal and cleaning bare floors and very good at cleaning carpet.

If you want an all-around top performer, don’t be swayed by pet hair names and claims.

The Miele Complete C3 Marin, $1,100, and the Kenmore Progressive 21714, $400, are at the top of our list of canister vacuums and both are excellent at pet hair removal. Our top upright, the Kenmore Elite 31150, $350, was very good on that task but two of its brand mates, the Kenmore 31140 and the Kenmore Progressive 31069, aced it. They both cost $200 and are CR Best Buys.

Dyson DC41

Here is a Dyson DC41 review to help you decide on the best vacuum cleaner.

This is a $649 vacuum, the best and most expensive model Dyson has to offer, and for that kind of money, I just don’t think that flaws like these are acceptable. I’m not sure I’d accept them in a vacuum that cost half as much. The real shame is that, as I said, the DC41 vacuums so well. If you cleaned your house with it, you’d probably be very happy with the results — but only after putting up with lackluster user experience. With other vacuums like the Oreck Touch and the Electrolux Precision Brush roll Clean offering similar cleaning power along with vastly superior designs and substantial cost savings (in the case of the $309 Electrolux, it’s less than half the price of the DC41), there’s just no way I can recommend the DC41 for anybody but the most devoted of Dyson loyalists.

Choosing a vacuum cleaner can be challenging when you have a pet but once you find it you will be glad you took the time to choose wisely.


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