I would bet that anyone reading this review right now will have seen the commercial for the Dyson Ball Animal 2 at some point.
This is one of the most famous Dyson’s on the market and one that I am very excited to tell you about as this is a vacuum that I have actually personally used.
It Is All About The Ball
Of course, the real selling point of the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum is Dyson’s ball technology. I know that at first glance this may look like a gimmick, but once you get the hang of this you will wonder how you ever survived with a regular upright vacuum cleaner!
The ball allows you to glide all over the house in any direction. When you use a standard upright vacuum cleaner you have to go forward and backward, lifting it if you want to change direction or going in a circle like a truck turning around!
The Dyson Ball allows you to go in any direction you want and once you have used it you will wonder how you ever did without it.
While the ball is, of course, the first thing that captures your eye, this is one very well designed vacuum cleaner all around. It is not too heavy and the handle and its length make vacuuming more comfortable than it usually is.
Also, Dyson has put a very long 35-foot power cable on here meaning you do not have to change power sockets as often.
Super Powerful Dyson Suction
While the Dyson Ball Animal 2 may not be the newest Dyson on the market it still offers suction greater than the majority of its competitors. Dyson uses a motor that is second to none and the first time you fire this up and move it along the carpet you will notice a huge difference compared to your old vacuum cleaner.
When you are vacuuming you can either have the brush roll up or down. Using the vacuum with the brush down makes vacuuming even the thickest carpets no problem at all and if you have pets, you do not have to worry about their hair getting all tangled up in here as it is designed to avoid that.
When you put the brush up the vacuum is great for thin carpets and even hardwood floors. I would bet that there is not a floor in a family home that this could not get clean.
Also thanks to that powerful suction, you do not have to keep going over the same area time and time again. The head actually will adjust its height depending on the floor that it is on, you do not even have to press a button.
Now one criticism I have noticed people say about this vacuum is the fact that there is no way to change the level of suction. While I get where they are coming from, I really do not see this as that big of a deal as the suction power is so good I do not see why you would ever want to change it.
Ball Technology Can Take On The Whole House
While some people will just keep the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum in its standard upright configuration and be happy with that, for those that love to clean the house from the very bottom of the sofa to the top of the drapes, this is the vacuum for you.
Included with this are a whole bunch of handy tools and gadgets that really let you blitz your house. The one that I really like is the tangle-free turbine tool which is great for really stubborn dog hair that is all kinds of yucky!
The hose is very easy to release and once you do, you still get that powerful Dyson suction. The wand attachment is great as you can get right under the sofa, the kids beds and down the sides of any furniture you may have.
This is also really handy for vacuuming the corners of rooms and the top of the curtains. You get a smaller head as well which is great for taking care of the upholstery and the stairs. It is like Dyson has thought about every nook and cranny in the average family home with the design of this vacuum.
Fresher Air Thanks To HEPA Filtration
One thing that I and everyone else seems to love about the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum is its filtration system. Dyson makes use of a HEPA filter which traps over 99 percent of any allergens that it picks up.
This means that the air that the vacuum is pumping out is actually cleaner than the air you are breathing, how crazy is that? These filters are very easy to take care of and if you have any kind of dust allergies they are perfect for you.
It is not just the filters that are great and very friendly to the air you breathe. The dust canister is not only a large capacity, it traps everything securely in there.
Plus when it is time to get rid of it, you do not have to actually touch any of the mess you have picked up. Dyson has been very smart with the design of this making sure that when you have vacuumed something up you do not need to touch it again
Final Thoughts On The Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum
While it is not the newest Dyson on the market I still feel that the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum is one of the best vacuums that they have.
It is actually far more affordable than some of their newer models and the level of suction it provides is truly incredible. It can be used on any kind of floor that you may have in your home and it is perfect if you have kids and pets that are always making a mess.
Add to this the fact that it comes with an impressive toolkit that lets you really clean the house and the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum has everything you need to keep your home spotlessly clean.