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- V8 Animal
I expected better for $600
I know everyone raves about Dyson and we have had an upright before and loved it, but smaller house now, the stick vac was the obvious choice and I must say, I'm not as impressed as others.
Is it an OK vac? Yes
Is it a great vac? No
We use this on hybrid, tile and carpet
-easy to get out and use
-power head is really good on carpet and rugs
-accessories you get are good and useful
-easy to empty bin...
Purchased in at Dyson for $597.
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- V8 Animal
My favourite toy!!!
So.. I always hated vacuuming. Getting the heavy vacuum out, emptying it out, those paper bags and it was all just such a big effort. Then I lashed out in 2017 and got the Dyson Animal V8. At the time it was like top of the range and I nearly died at how much I was going to pay for it. But then I got home, charged it and BAM... I’m in love!!
Honestly so light, so easy to use just guides over the tiles, the wooden floors, the rugs. Small and easily fits under those corners and tv unit, lounge etc. so easy!! I use it on the lounge, in the car.. ...
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $999.
Had a V6 and wanted to upgrade without the cost of the latest version.
Current price NZ$499 looked a bargain compared to the latest offerings - and it is!
Does everything that was expected of it; better than the V6, and easier to empty with the newer mechanism.
Throw in the additional, small powered head, and it's the complete answer to any cleaning situation.
Our 3rd Dyson, and won't be the last.
Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $499.
I m using this product for more than 4years now. I been never disappointed so far.
I used on my carpets and wooden floor as well. It's just if they have something for cars. It would be icing on cake. It doesn't have proper equipment for cars.
Purchased in for $799.
- V8 Animal
I use this vacuum on both my tiles and carpet.
I like the fact that you can select the strength of suction. I use normal suction on tiles and deep suction on carpet. Would be surprised how much extra dust it picks up even after vacuuming with our other vacuum cleaner. Only drawback is that if using deep suction it will not vacuum the whole house so by breaking up between deep and normal the battery will last
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We recently purchased a Dyson V8 Animal
Easily mounted on the wall in our laundry for charging and storage.
Effective rotation brush for cleaning a variety of surfaces without impacting negatively on the surface.
Efficiently and effectively cleans tiled areas quickly.
Design is creative from the aspect of cleaning under hard to get at areas. It is versatile.
We have found the product effective, especially on tiles and wooden flooring. It lacks effectiveness in thoroughly cleaning particulate matter from carpets. We like the product, however, I believe it lacks the drawi...
Purchased in at Dyson for $599.
Good vacuum terrible customer service
Bought this three months ago. Has worked fine and done a great job until today. I switch it on and the engine ‘pulses’ before stopping indicating a blockage. I clean the dus bucket after every use and have washed the filters every month everything is clean so where is the blockage? Phone Dyson ‘support’ every time I try I’m on hold for 10-15 minutes before getting cut off without speaking to anyone. Finally after the third call I get through to someone. She is quite helpful and starts trying to solve the problem only to be cut off again halfway...through the call. I call back wait on hold again and get through to a new service assistant who starts to help me again before being cut off again! This time she calls me back. Eventually we establish that despite cleaning and caring for the machine correctly the rear filter is blocked - they are supposed to last 6-12 months. Because it is so new they agree to send me a new one however if this happens again it will be ‘user error’ and they won’t be able to help me. Next part the filter will take 7-10 days to get to me. No problem where can I buy one? At the service centre in our capital city. But ring up before you go to make sure they’re in stock. Where do I ring? The same number I’ve just called going through the whole get cut off no help situation again. For the price of a Dyson I would expect much better. The previous cordless vac I bought from Kmart for $80.00 worked with no issues for 2 years. I thought in buying Dyson I was buying a quality machine that would give years of trouble free service!?!
Purchased in for $700.
Useless don’t buy it
The suction is only half as good as my old Miele. The dust clogs the filter up every few minutes. It’s constantly stopping because of said clog up with only a quarter full in the catcher. It’s cheap plastic charging station is clumsy. You have to constantly change the head pieces for different floor areas. It’s actually the worst product I’ve ever purchased. I expected so much more with all the hype. Waaaay over rated.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $700.
I use the animal on floor tiles and carpets . 2 settings clean and deep clean . Easy to clean filters after and empty' ' hired a handy man to attach it to the wall in my living area always charged ready to be used.
Purchased in at GOOD GUYS for $899.
great product for every day use.
We use the Dyson each day for just a quick vacuum of the house which is carpet and tiles. Such a great item when you have a couple of cats, A quick vacuum and you can see how much it picks up amazing. Could not do without one and this is one product that gets used every day.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $1,300.
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Vacuum can make your day
I did try so many vacuum spend so much money satisfaction I had with dyson it’s invaluable now everyone in my family and friends have Dyson vacuum it’s amazing on carpet,wooden floor any kind of surface
Purchased in at Big W Retail Stores for $400.
This Vacuum has great power and is easy to charge and has a few useful tools. The 2 things I would like to be changed in a new model is the button that you have to press for it to stay on, it's exhausting holding that button continuously while vacuuming, it should have been hold down and it would get pressed and then you can vacuum and when you are done, you should be able to release the button. Also another battery would have been super useful to increase cleaning time.
Purchased at The Good Guys.
purrrfect animal vacuum
I use this Dyson on my floorboards & carpet.
Actually- this vacuum could work anywhere! Even the car. Picks up all the hair that’s stuck in carpet, In between cushions of couches, bathroom. This is a fantastic vacuum. Easy to clean to avoid build of hair. Excellent choice for anyone that has an animal that sheds hair.
Purchased in for $599.
Great Vaccum Clean, can't live without it.
I purchased the Dyson V8 animal from David Jones 4 years ago. The Vaccum had done an amazing job. I have all 3- Tiles, timber flooring and carpet and it always does an amazing job in all 3 surfaces. It is really handy when you have kids out and about as its a cordless vaccum and simply easy to clean up mass made by kids within minutes. It is definitely worth having one around.
I would give it a 5 star but i am starting to have battery problems now. But it has definitely done it job in the last 4 years.
Purchased in at David Jones Retail Stores.
Amazing power in a lightweight vacuum, very easy to use and clean as well!
I use in hard timber floors and carpet with excellent results. easy to change accessories to clean difficult corners. Conveniently installed in the garage to charge, battery last long enough to clean the whole house.
Purchased in for $820.
Very useful for pets fur.
The brushes really lift off the hairs and fur bits of pets in the house. Sometimes it vacuums up so much, it can clog up with the longer hairs of my dog. Just have to take the head off the stick and clear it. Canister a little hard and awkward to empty, though, thus 4 stars. Battery lasts for ages and easily available when a replacement is needed. Using is easy and effectively efficient on all surfaces. Would recommend.
Purchased in at Catch The Deal for $699.
- V8 Animal
Perfect for 1st time Dyson owner.
Very user friendly. Easy disposal, no mess, no touch. Easy storage. Makes chores so much joyful. Great job for staircase, around edges and narrow gaps, corners. Great for blinds too and window seals too.
Purchased in at Dyson for $599.
Questions & Answers
We have hardwood floors throughout our house but we also have a long haired dog. I know the V8 animal is designed for pets and we are very open to that fact, however my question is, would the standard Dyson V8 do the job just as well [or close to as well] given the hard floor consideration or do you really only recommend the animal or animal plus version even with hard floors? Huge thanks!
Hey there, Lauren, there's been a recent update to the Dyson V8™ vacuums, and the Dyson V8 Animal ™ isn't part of our current range. All the models currently listed here: https://www.dyson.com.au/prod...ucts/vacuum-cleaners/stick-vacuums/dyson-v8/overview# will be suitable to use in homes with pets on both hard floors and carpets. The Hair screw tool™ and Motorbar™ Cleaner head are fantastic new tools designed to help with hair-pick up. A Fluffy™ cleaner head is a handy specialised tool for hard floors. At the time of writing, this tool may be purchased separately for Dyson V8™ vacuums.
Can you buy a spare battery for this model?
yes just contact dyson australia
While currently out of stock, when back in stock batteries for the Dyson V8 will be available via this link: https://www.dyson.com.au/dyson-v8-replacement-battery-967834-02
You can see how to replace...it via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axuz5qJfHQ8
Hi there, does anyone use this vacuum on wood floors? Does it scratch? Thank you.
I have been using ours on wooden floor boards and have not had any issues. I know there is another attachment you can purchase if you are concerned that is designed for wooden floors. I have been debating getting it but haven't as yet.
Great thank you for your response. It’s a big decision!
The Direct Drive head included with the Dyson V8 Animal is designed to work across carpets and hard floors without causing damage (just make sure the floor tool is undamaged and free of debris first)....Should you have highly polished or delicate hard floors, we would encourage considering a machine with the Soft Roller cleaner head for best results.
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|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.54 L|
|Charging Time||5 hours|
|Running Time||40 min|
|Suction (Air Watts)||115 AW|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- GTIN14: 05025155056950
- MPN: 298903-01, 36427914 and 369398-01
- GTIN13: 5025155025888 and 5025155046647
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