DC16 Animal

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  • Dyson's Root 6 - My Cool Buck Rogers Ray Gun might not be for you!!!

    Nov 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, nice tools, good suction, easy dirt bin emptying
    Cons: awkward and a bit heavy, shorter life on charge than ideal

    Summary: The Dyson Root 6…… I am a sucker for a Dyson. There I said it. I have had an Animal upright for years as well as a Dyson canister. When I bought my vacation home, I bought a new Animal for my primary residence and brought the older ... read more

  • Awkward to handle

    Apr 6, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact 
    Cons: Awkward to handle and power doesn't lock on. 

    Summary: I was excited to try another Dyson product as I already have two Dyson vacuums.  This hand-held vac is a rather awkward to hold.  If you have any issues with your hands this isn't the vac for you.  You have to hold the trigger (power on) ... read more

  • Works great, but not for a long period of time

    Dec 26, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful <p>Clear canister is easy to empty
    Cons: Battery charge doesn't last long

    Summary: I'm very glad I purchased the Dyson DC16 Animal Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum.  I looked at this vacuum for a long time before deciding to buy it.  After buying it I can't imagine how I ever lived without it. It's perfect for those quick ... read more

  • Not a huge winner - but growing on me

    Jun 17, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Motorized brush head is great for cleaning upholstery and carpets in your automobile.
    Cons: 5 minute battery life and no on button - trigger only.

    Summary: Let me start off by stating that I am a Dyson freak!  This is my third Dyson.  My first Dyson is a DC7 which I keep mainly on the second floor of my house.  I then purchased a DC25 because I was lazy and didn't want to lug the DC7 up and ... read more

  • Dyson Root 6 - Clean Your Home Six Minutes At A Time

    Mar 18, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hand held, cleans well.
    Cons: Only cleans for 6 minutes at a time; can be heavy.

    Summary: We live in a high-Ranch style house, with dark carpeting covering the steps that lead up to the main living area.  My family is up and down these steps many times each day, and it needs to be cleaned fairly regularly.  I have been through a ... read more

  • Short cleaning cycle due to battery

    Nov 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans very well. Easy to attach to and detach from charger.
    Cons: Short charge life. Unbalanced. Hard to empty.

    Summary: I love the power this has and the way it cleans!  It has seriously good suction, and different wand heads for carpet or hard floors. We use this alot to clean up kitty litter on hard surface floors and to clean the carpeted stairs.  It ... read more

  • Dyson Root 6 (DC16): Super Handheld Vacuum, Expensive But You Get What You Pay For

    Nov 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Replaceable lithium-ion battery, battery status, no filters to buy, excellent suction even as canister fills
    Cons: Twice the price of B&D Pivot, bigger and not as compact as the B&D Pivot.

    Summary: I bought both the Black and Decker Pivot and Dyson Root 6 to compare them to each other. See http://monkeeworks.com/goVac1 for photos and more details! See my epinions.com comparison with ... read more

  • Janine G

    Jan 15, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction, gets to all those awkward spots.
    Cons: Price a bit steep but after using product I have no regrets.

    Summary: I had read all the good and mostly bad reviews about this product. The bad seem mostly about the 5-6 mins running time. I have no problem with this as I dont intend to do my whole house with it. It clearly states in the instructions that it only runs for ... read more

  • Dyson Root 6 roots out dirt

    Jan 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Will suck a bowling ball out of the closet. Empty dust bin without getting dirty.
    Cons: Short battery life requires organized approach to cleaning. Expensive.

    Summary: I was looking for a small lightweight vacuum that would function for short cleaning tasks. I wanted something rechargeable, easy to empty, and that had sustained suction. Furthermore, since I have asthma, I wanted something that would not aggravate my ... read more

  • Despite its impressive look, a big let-down... 5 min battery life!

    Dec 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Impressive cleaning, easy to use, powerful suction, very stylish and lightweight to hold...
    Cons: 5 minutes battery life a big let-down. Power trigger easily pinches fingers. Pricy at $150

    Summary: I stared at the shelf in Target, looking over all of the handheld-vacuum cleaners from Dustbuster, Dirt-Devil and Dyson, and my eye kept shooting over to the $150 Dyson... Now that may sound like alot of money (and indeed it is, especially for a handheld ... read more

  • I hate this stupid little machine!!

    Dec 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Uh, I guess it looks kind of cool??
    Cons: It's a pricey machine that does not meet my standards.

    Summary: When I pulled it out of the box I thought it appeared to be an attractive gadget. I loved that it was filterless and cordless. As an owner of the Dyson Animal, I had high hopes it would perform exceedingly well, or at worst, as good as other hand-helds ... read more

  • Wish I'd read reviews first

    Nov 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good looks, light weight, good suction power
    Cons: Pricey, but mostly, not enough battery life to do even a small task

    Summary: I'm so sorry that I didn't read the reviews first. I just assumed that being a Dyson, this cordless vac would be the best. Both of my married children have dogs and own Dyson vacs. They love them as they work great handling the dog hair and all. I've ... read more

  • DYSON DISAPPOINTS WITH THIS HANDHELD

    Nov 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent suction, Looks cool
    Cons: TERRIBLE RUN TIME. NOT PRACTICAL.

    Summary: I love my dyson DC07 standard vacuum and I bought into the 'technology for the price' so we went for the DC16. THIS WAS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. You expect well engineered and thought out products from Dyson. THIS THING Looks the part and sucks well but ... read more

  • It sucks as much as my DC-07 does!!!

    Jul 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Indestructible, easy to use, remarkable suction even when full, well designed, washable filters.
    Cons: Pricey

    Summary: ..and I mean that in a good way!!! After looking longingly at the cordless Dyson Root6 (DC-16) I finally got the go ahead from the boss (husband) to buy it. It is a pricey little unit, retailing for $149.00 at Target and almost everywhere else. We ... read more

  • Not so bad....

    Mar 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, Dyson, works great!
    Cons: Works for 5 minutes...

    Summary: When I heard Dyson was coming out with a handheld I thought my dreams had come true! I have been through several dust busters and several different brands over my life and none had impressed. I LOVE my Animal Dyson; it has been a life saver for my ... read more

  • No replacement for your full size vacuum. Results are great while it lasts.

    Feb 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing clean up power. Retractable brush for dusting. Makes cleaning and dusting easier.
    Cons: Price point is exaggerated. 6 Minute battery life makes no sense.
    Battery died after 2 years.

    Summary: Edit (October 11, 2010): Please see below for the full original review. The battery on the Dyson DC16 Animal Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum died in March 2009 after two years of occasional use. Died, as in "will not hold charge at all". Since ... read more

  • DC-16: Rename it the Dy-soon Stuck on Root 6 Out of Gas

    Jan 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful suction, solid construction, simple dirt disposal, gizmo appeal
    Cons: Five minute or less battery life, short usage between charges, need I say more?

    Summary: OK, I admit it; I'm a gadget-geek. I bought the Dyson Model DC-16 Root6 thinking it would be comparable to our Purple Dyson Animal reviewed earlier and I was right, it works well, but not for very long per charge. Assembly/Mounting: Out of the box ... read more

  • What was Mr. Dyson thinking????

    Jan 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I can't think of any!
    Cons: There really isn't anything good about this handheld, it is a bomb!

    Summary: I own a DC07 animal which I think is the best thing ever made!! So, thinking I need a hand held vacuum that is really powerful and can suck up those dog hairs with no problem, I was super excited to see the Dyson Root 6 come on the market. I really ... read more

  • I Just Think Things Should Work...Longer?

    Jan 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks Cool
    Cons: Time-Consuming Inconvenient Costly

    Summary: Convenience - Charge lasted approx 3 minutes and that was after sitting on the charger over night. And waiting for it to charge again (HOURS) every time it died was a lesson in patience I don't have time for! Performance - I was expecting powerful ... read more

  • Dyson DC 16-Needs to go back to the drawing board

    Dec 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: powerful
    Cons: Battery, design, instructions.

    Summary: I love my Dyson all floors. It is a solid great vacuum. I actually replaced my broom. The problem is it is pain to lug it out to clean the car or the small spills here and there. When I heard Dyson put out the DC-16 I was thrilled. It arrived recently ... read more

  • It's Yellow = Lemon?

    Dec 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Suction, Dyson turbine design, better dust bin than other handlhelds.
    Cons: Battery Life, Recharge Time, Awkward mounting, Detachable Battery cannot be charged without attaching to unit.

    Summary: We really enjoy using our Dyson upright vacuum and purchased this to do the clean up in our home office (for use on desktops, keyboards, shelves, etc.). The run time of 4-6 minutes is not NORMAL! It is not acceptable. They could have made the dust bin ... read more

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