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Dyson DC31 Review

Dyson DC31 Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson DC31 Reviews and Ratings
It’s wonderful to have pets in your home and for any pet owner, the longer your pets live, the more time you have to enjoy them. But as pets age, often a more intense clean-up regimen is necessary. At a certain period in life, Fluffy’s cat hair seems to accumulate in her favorite lounging area more and more; partly because shedding increases, but also because she might be just a little less active in her later years. And if that area is the back of your corduroy sofa or your favorite high-back chair, you are going to want to use an efficient, light-weight yet powerful vacuuming tool. Whether your indoor pet of choice is a Persian cat, Old English Sheepdog, Chihuahua or an Angora Rabbit, the Dyson DC31 is a great tool to have in your household.



In an increasingly disposable society, many of the handheld vacuums on the market are not built to last. The Dyson DC31 Animal is not just another Discount Store throw-away portable vacuum cleaner. It’s massive 22.2 volt rechargeable lithium ion battery is the largest in its class of vacuums. It will maintain power throughout the most rigorous clean-up job. Many of us know the frustrating experience of hurriedly jumping from one clean-up spot to the next in order to get your home ready for last-minute guests, just to find your hand-held vacuum run out of precious power before the job is complete. The more regularly we keep things tidied up around our home, the less time it can take to keep things maintained in the way we like to have it. We need fully reliable cleaning tools to do keep our homes in tip top shape and save time doing it. We want to know what to expect and to be able to estimate how much time we have to get the job done each time we need to pull our portable quick clean-up solution out of the closet. The Dyson DC31 will not disappoint. This convenient handheld model is powered by the patented Root cyclone system Dyson is famous for. The battery is designed to hold a charge for all of your household needs. With either 10 minutes of high constant suction or 6 minutes with 70% higher suction, you can rest assured clean-up is a cinch, and you know exactly how much time you have to get the job done. If something unexpectedly happens, and a handy but powerful tool is needed, your Dyson DC31 is all that you will need. The DC31 can make the disposability of its competitors seem unnecessary and it is easily deployed for clean-up battle from the rugged charging station safely tucked away in your most convenient storage area.

Like all Dyson products it features bulletproof construction, balanced by the ease of portability a cordless machine provides. Its total weight is only 3.4lbs, less than a typical laptop computer. There’s a really good reason why Dyson is bold enough to offer a two-year unconditional guarantee on this product. Dyson’s reputation for quality engineered products has made the Dyson name synonymous with reliability. Its powerful Dyson digital high RPM motor spins so fast it could easily compete with a Formula One race car. This means you are getting the most powerful suction on the market, even though it is smaller, lighter and more powerful than conventional motors in the marketplace.

Its extra wide cleaning path means you can thoroughly vacuum Fluffy’s favorite napping spot in just a few quick strokes. This means less wear and tear on your fabric surfaces and carpets, and less wear and tear on your body. Pet owners with any physical mobility issues will greatly appreciate the reduced physical effort necessary to tackle tough clean-up jobs. That nagging tennis elbow, strained knee from yesterday’s jog, or the strain in your hamstring muscle from the weekend pick-up basketball game in the park will not prevent you (or your spouse!) from tackling the household chores.

If you are one of the millions of people who live with allergies as well as pets, then you understand fully the importance of minimizing exposure to your pet’s hair and dander. The DC31 has a washable HEPA filter that removes allergens and dust particles from the exhaust air making your home enjoyable to even the most sensitive of allergy sufferers. Dyson’s customary attention to detail is apparent with this DC31 model vacuum cleaner. Most electric motors have carbon brushes that deteriorate over time which generate fine dust particles in the air. The Dyson digital brushless electric motor design has eliminated even this as a source of potential airborne irritants, most noted by allergy sufferers.

The primary cleaning surface of the DC31 that comes in contact with your surfaces and upholstery is the patented motorized brush bar. The bristles of this brush bar spin at 3,600 RPM, fast enough to whisk away surface pet hair and exposed ground in dirt needing to be extracted from your furniture and floors, and quickly deposits it right into the dirt canister. This is sucking power at its finest. The DC31 comes complete with a high velocity airflow crevice brush tool that is ideal for cleaning everything from base boards to those hard to reach narrow places in-between your furniture.

The combination brush tool is included for lighter household cleaning chores, such as dusting even the most delicate surfaces. This tool takes care of everything from computer keyboards and audio-visual equipment, to shelves of books or knick-knacks. The portability of the unit allows you to reach high surfaces to tackle every window covering from blinds to draperies, as well as wainscot ridges and even the most detailed crown molding.

Once you’ve finished cleaning the house you can easily step outside and get down and dirty with your favorite car interior or outdoor living area. The higher capacity dirt chamber on the DC31 means you won’t have to interrupt your cleaning rhythm to run to the trash bin repeatedly.

In summary, as hand held vacuums go, the Dyson DC31 can be your best friend, if you own pets, like to have a clean home and want the convenience of quick maintenance when it comes to quick clean up jobs. You won’t have to spend money repeatedly on something disposable, because this model is designed, engineered and built to last a long time. Won’t you join us as satisfied owners of this reliable hand held vacuum? Give it a try and take a minute if you like to tell us what you think about it. We’re very interested in your personal review and understanding what your experience with the Dyson DC31 has been.

Technical Specifications

Model: DC31
Category: Canister
Dimensions: 12.7” x 4.5” x 8.0”
Weight: 3.38 lbs
Capacity: 0.09 Gallon
Power: 38 Watts
Suction: 65 Air Watts*
Cord Length: NA
Maximum Reach: NA

Product Features

Configuration: Dyson DC31
Root Cyclone Technology
Glides around furniture
Motorized brushbar
Handheld
Onboard tool storage
Lifetime Filters
Warranty: 5 years parts & labor
HEPA filtration technology

* Air Watts (the power of a vacuum cleaner is best measured in airwatts or ‘suction power’; Power wattage only indicates how much electricity is actually used.)
* Cyclonic Power (this debris capture method provides constant suction that never loses power.)
* HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arrestor)

4 Customer Reviews of “Dyson DC31 Review”

Dyson DC31 Review Review by Mustlovedogs, November 12, 2010

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I love my Dyson hand held vacuum! I still get out the upright if I have to clean the whole house, but if I’m just doing my bedroom, and especially the area where the dogs sleep, I’ll just use my Dyson. It’s powerful, quieter than you’d think, picks up anything, and the exhaust air doesn’t leave the room with a “dirty air” smell. I know it’s an expensive machine but worth every penny.

Dyson DC31 Review Review by NeatFreak10, November 12, 2010

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We bought a Dyson upright 2 years ago and feel it was the best vacuum cleaner we’ve ever owned. So when the Dustbuster quit working we knew it would be worth the extra money to buy a Dyson portable, it’s been everything we thought it would be and more! The dual power setting really makes a difference, it runs a long time between charges, and we even use it in the garage around my husband’s work bench area. Sure we spent more money than we would have on another Dustbuster, but this will definitely be the last portable vacuum cleaner we ever buy.

Dyson DC31 Review Review by John, December 30, 2010

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I’ve had a hand held unit for a couple of years. I bought it because I wanted a ‘good’ unit that didn’t die very 2 years. I’m disappointed. After 2 years it died, I called Dyson they analyzed over the phone and sent a part. It worked for another year. It quit and they sent another part. It worked for about 6 months. Now it intermittently just stops when in use and won’t start for a while, very frustrating !! This time “sorry, we made improvements , go buy a new one”. I’ve offered 3 times to send it to them but they’re not interested. They admit they’ve had problems with this unit.

Dyson DC31 Review Review by JODI MILLIS, January 8, 2011

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I love MOST everythink about my new Dyson handheld vac. There are 2 things that I do not like about it. One, it doesn’t have an on/off switch. My hand gets sore and tired trying to keep it on, especially when I”m vacuuming my sofa.
Second, it doesn’t have a wall mount charging unit like my Shark did. It was so convenient. Now I have to try to find a place to store it and where I can charge it.
Otherwise, I love it!

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