Dyson DC28 Animal Vacuum Cleaner
The Dyson DC28 Animal is everything you could want from an upright bagless vacuum cleaner. This particular model combines an extremely powerful motor with the 'Airmuscle' technology which adjusts the brush head with a single button press. The brushes can be pressed into the carpet for deep cleaning, or they can be turned off for bare floors. The suction combined with the cyclonic particle separation works wonders, and is able to extract deeply embedded dirt and pet hair that other vacuums cannot. Owners often comment about the disgusting amount of dust, dirt, and powder deposited into the dirt cup even after the same surface was just gone over with another vacuum. Although the DC28 Animal does not utilize Dyson's Ball technology and weighs over 20 pounds, it is still relatively easy to maneuver once you get used to the suction. The hose, extension wand, and attachments stow cleverly into the vacuum, and are ready for use instantly when needed. All of Dyson's upright vacuums are AAFA-certified, and the lifetime HEPA filter is washable. Given all of that, the price seems downright reasonable compared to the other high-end alternatives.