Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner Review



Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Design: 5 out of 5
Features: 4 out of 5
Battery: 3 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5

This is the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner, which has twice the suction power of any other lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner in use and is suitable for every floor type.


The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner looks very similar to the newer model, Dyson DC44 Animal. They even have the same dimensions (1120 x 230 x 300 mm) but the DC35 weighs slightly more than DC44, and the colour schemes are different. The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner is made from aluminum and hardwearing plastic, which makes it look incredibly sleek and stylish. It is also incredibly light and durable, as it weighs just 2.25kg making it very easy to carry around your home. The Dyson DC35 also comes with a docking station, which can be fitted to the wall and will charge the DC35 when not in use. The docking station can be easily screwed onto a wall in your cupboard, so the DC35 is nicely tucked away and easy to access. Like the Dyson DC44, the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal has a gun-style trigger, which when pressed starts and when released stops the vacuum, so it’s very simple and easy to use. The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner has 0.35 litres capacity dust and dirt bin, which is large enough for a quick clean. The dust and dirt bin is transparent so you can easily see when it needs emptying. The dust and dirt bin is very easy to empty, with a simple press of one single, easy to access button. When you press this button, the bottom will open and all the dust just falls out. The DC35 is also cordless, which is brilliant for a quick clean or to hover the stairs or in your car.


The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal is a very versatile Vacuum Cleaner, as you can use this vacuum cleaner on any kind of surface including carpets, ceramic, vinyl, and wood. Most vacuum cleaners require bags and filters to trap all the dust and dirt, and the air is meant to flow through tiny holes, leaving the dust and dirt behind. The problem with this is that these tiny holes quickly clog up with particles of dust, which means the vacuum cleaner loses it suction. All Dyson’s Vacuum cleaners use the Root Cyclone Technology, which is a bag-less cleaning system that is powerful enough to lift dirt out of your carpet, without loss of suction. The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner is incredibly powerful, as the digital motor spins at 104,000 times a minute, which is five times faster than a racing car engine. The digital motor is smaller, lighter, and faster than conventional electric motors. And it makes the DC35 Digital Slim Animal one of the most powerful cordless vacuums. There are two power modes; standard, and boost for more difficult tasks.

The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner comes with 4 different attachments:

  • Motorised floor tool: This attachment has two types of brushes. Ultra-fine conductive carbon fibre brushes, which remove fine dust from hard floors. And rotating nylon bristles to remove ground-in dirt from carpets.
  • Mini motorised tool: This attachment is designed to remove pet hair and ground-in dirt from carpets and upholstery.
  • Detachable long-reach wand: This attachment is used for reaching high, low and into awkward gaps, ideal for cleaning stairs, cobwebs and beneath furniture.
  • Cleaning head: This cleaning head can articulate 180°, which makes steering around furniture and obstacles much easier. And because it stays flat to the floor when pulling back and when the machine is fully reclined, it maintains constant floor contact.


A 22.2V lithium-ion battery powers the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner. The dual power modes give you two power options, normal and boost. Normal mode will give you 15 minutes of high, constant suction for longer tasks or 13 minutes with the motorised floor tool attachment. Boost mode will give you 6 minutes of high, constant suction for tougher cleans. The battery is designed to be fade-free, meaning that you get 15 minutes of consistent high performance. There is an LED battery indicator, which lets you know when there’s less than one minute of power left. And the DC35 recharges up to three times faster than other cordless vacuums. The battery life isn’t brilliant but its good enough for if you have a small house or flat or to do some quick cleaning. If you’ve got lots of rooms to do, then the battery life could become quite a problem for you. And the DC35 refuses to run while connected to its main charger.


The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner works brilliantly and we cannot fault its performance. It is light enough to carry around your home and small enough to be stored away, out of sight. It’s a joy to use and very easy to maneuver around the house. The detachable wand is long enough for you to reach and clean places that you had trouble cleaning before. The wand is very light as it is made of aluminum. The DC35 can get the dirt from places other vacuums couldn’t reach and can adapt to all floors types with ease. The suction power also works brilliantly and we were very surprised at how much dirt the DC35 can pick up. It would be a great product for if you have pets in your home as it removes pet hairs with ease. We also love how simple and quick it is to empty, just push the red button and all the dirt, dust and filth will just fall out the bottom straight into your bin. Overall the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner works brilliantly and will help dramatically reduce your cleaning time.


As with all Dyson Vacuums, the Dyson DC35 is a very expensive cordless vacuum cleaner. However you pay for quality, as it’s designed to last, work brilliantly and has some great features. The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal Vacuum Cleaner is very similar to the newer model, the Dyson DC44 Animal. The only difference with the new model is that it has an increased battery life and upgraded attachments. If you have a small house or flat, the Dyson DC35 would make a great handheld and full size vacuum cleaner. If you have a large house, the DC35 would make a great handheld vacuum but you will still need a full size vacuum cleaner because the DC35 will not be able to clean your whole house in 15 minutes. If you can’t afford to spend this amount of money on a cordless vacuum cleaner, the ‘DC34 Animal Handheld Vacuum’ would be a great option to consider, as it more affordable. Click here to buy from Amazon


  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent performance
  • Comfortable
  • Powerful
  • Small and Compact
  • Easy to empty
  • Well designed
  • Cordless
  • Easy to maneuver


  • Expensive
  • Short battery life
  • Will still need a full sized vacuum in a larger property


  • Dyson digital motor makes DC35 Animal one of the most power efficient cordless vacuums
  • Patented Root Cyclone technology for no loss of suction
  • Mini motorised tool for effective pet hair removal
  • Detachable long-reach wand
  • 2-year guarantee – parts and labour are covered.


Patented cyclone technology: Root Cyclone™ technology

Suction power: 65AW at end of wand in max mode or 28AW at end of wand in standard mode

Movement type: Cordless vacuum cleaner

Cleaner head: Motorised floor tool with carbon fibre filaments

Stair cleaning: Cordless vacuum cleaner

Bin capacity: 0.35 litres

Dimensions: 1120 x 230 x 300 mm (HxWxD)

Weight: 2.25 kg


  • Guarantee information
  • Quick start guide
  • Operations manual
  • Product registration
  • Lightweight wand
  • Docking Station
  • Mains battery charger
  • Battery
  • Combination tool
  • Crevice tool
  • Motorised floor tool
  • Motorhead Assembly

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