Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Design: 5 out of 5
Features: 5 out of 5
Battery: 3 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
The Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner looks very similar to the Dyson Digital Slim DC35. 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 DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner is made from aluminum and hardwearing plastic, which makes it look incredibly sleek and stylish. This Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner is incredibly light and durable, as it weighs just 2.3kg making it very easy to carry around your home. You will also have no problems storing this DC44 away as it comes with a wall-mount in the box. The wall mount can be easily screwed onto a wall in your cupboard, so the DC44 is nicely tucked away and easy to access. The DC44 has a gun-style trigger that when pressed starts and when released stops the vacuum, so its very easy to use. It has a removable battery, which sits underneath the trigger. The Dyson DC44 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 DC44 is also cordless, which is brilliant for a quick clean or to hover the stairs.
The Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner is incredibly powerful, as the digital motor spins at 104,000rpm, which is three times faster than an ordinary vacuum. The digital motor is smaller, lighter, and faster than conventional electric motors. And it makes the DC44 Animal the most powerful cordless vacuum. This cordless vacuum uses the Dyson’s 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. There are two power modes; standard, and boost for more difficult tasks. The Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner also has an incredibly low maintenance. Each month the filter needs to be washed. The filter is easy to access and open by pressing the ‘Filter’ button on the top of the unit.
The Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner comes with 4 different attachments:
- Motorized floor tool: This attachment has two types of brushes, the anti-static carbon fibre filaments, which remove fine dust from hard floors. And stiff nylon bristles to remove ground-in dirt from carpets.
- Detachable long-reach wand: This attachment is used for reaching high, low and into awkward gaps, ideal for floor to ceiling cleaning.
- Articulating cleaner head: This attachment can pivot 180 degrees without losing floor contact. This cleaning head automatically adjusts to the floor type, which makes it smoother and easier to use. And has V-Ball technology, which enables smooth steering around your furniture and obstacles. No more awkward moves.
- Mini motorized floor tool: This attachment has increased power for tougher tasks. It removes pet hair and dirt from upholstery and confined spaces.
A 22.2v nickel manganese cobalt battery powers the DC44. The battery will give 20 minutes performance on standard power and 6 to 8 minutes for the boost mode. This is a 25 percent increase from the Dyson DC35’s 15-minute performance. Importantly though, the battery is designed to be fade-free, meaning that you get 20 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. 20 minutes performance is just enough for some light cleaning. If you’ve got tons of rooms to do, the battery life could become quite a problem for you. You could buy the ‘Battery for Dyson DC44’, which will cost you extra but if you want to use this as your main vacuum, your not going to get longer than 20 minutes and the DC44 refuses to run while connected to its mains charger.
The Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner is incredibly powerful and very easy to use. It can get the dirt from places other vacuums couldn’t reach and can adapt to all floor types with ease. It’s a joy to use and very easy to maneuver around the house. The Dyson DC44 Animal suction power is amazing and we were very surprised at how much extra dirt the DC44 picks up. Also being cordless and light means it much easier to carry around your home. Also it’s very simple and quick to empty. On the normal setting, the vacuum is not that loud, it gets slightly louder on the boost setting. The Dyson DC44 will help dramatically reduce your cleaning time.
As with all Dyson Vacuums, the Dyson DC44 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. If you have a small house or flat, the Dyson DC44 would be a great handheld and full size vacuum. If you have a larger house or can’t vacuum your whole house in 20 minutes, you might want to consider something else. If you still want a cordless vacuum or can’t afford to splash out this amount of cash, the ‘DC34 Animal Handheld Vacuum’ would be a great option to consider, and it’s much cheaper. Overall we would highly recommend the Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner to anyone who can afford it. Click here to buy from Amazon
- A potential two-in-one hybrid device
- Easy to use
- Superb cleaning performance
- Lots of great features and attachments
- Comfortable & well balanced as a full size vacuum
- Incredibly light and durable
- Well designed
- Easy to maneuver
- Won’t replace vacuum in a large property
- Much more expensive than a dedicated portable vacuum
- Short battery life
- Dyson digital motor – the most powerful cordless vacuum
- Root Cyclone technology – no loss of suction
- Balanced floor to ceiling cleaning
- Motorised head with carbon fibre filaments for fine dust removal
- 2-year guarantee – parts and labour
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
Stair cleaning: Cordless vacuum cleaner
Cleaner head: Motorised head with carbon fibre filaments
Bin capacity: 0.35 litres
Dimensions: 1120 x 230 x 300 mm (HxWxD)
Weight: 2.2 kg
- 2 year guarantee information
- Quick start guide
- Operating manual
- Product registration
- Docking station
- Mains battery charger
- Combination tool
- Crevice tool
- Motorised floor tool
- mini motorised tool