Dyson DC24 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner - Review
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Manufacturer: Dyson
Brand: Dyson
Model: DC24 Animal New
ASIN: B004AQ014K
EAN: 0879957005044
Available in Categories: Upright Vacuums, Vacuums, Home, Kitchen

  • Root Cyclone technology
  • Pet hair pickup
  • Collapsible handle for easy storage
  • Foot and Fingertip Brush Roll Control
  • 5 Year Warranty

The Dyson DC24 Animal is an ultra-lightweight and compact Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner that has been especially designed for homes that have pets. It has the famous Cyclone technology for no loss of suction. Weighing in at just 11.6 lbs, it’s Dyson’s lightest upright, and includes a handle that compresses allowing it to be stored in small spaces. It has a motorized brush bar to remove pet hair and dirt from carpets, and a mini turbine head to clean pet hair and dirt from carpet, upholstery, and the car.

DC24 Animal also includes patented Ball technology, which allows you to steer with ease around obstacles such as furniture and household appliances. It rides on a ball, so there’s no pushing back and forth to turn corners.

Patented Dyson Technology

Dyson engineers are constantly testing and inventing, trying to find new ways to make their technology work better. As they work, they file patent applications to protect their inventions from copycat manufacturers. That’s why the only place you’ll find Dyson technology is inside a Dyson machine.

Root Cyclone technology for No Loss of Suction Ordinary vacuum cleaners rely on bags and filters to trap all the dust and dirt. Air is meant to flow through tiny holes, leaving dust and dirt behind. The problem is that these tiny holes quickly clog up with particles of dust. This chokes the flow of air, so the vacuum cleaner loses suction. Dyson vacuum cleaners don’t rely on bags to trap dust and dirt. They use patented Root Cyclone technology, which spins the air at incredibly high speeds. The cyclones inside a Dyson vacuum cleaner generate centrifugal forces many thousands of times the force of gravity. Dust, dirt and pet hair are flung out of the airflow and straight into the clear bin. No bags, no loss of suction.

Dyson DC24 Animal Upright Vacuum

Ball Technology to Help You Steer with Ease Have you ever got frustrated pushing an ordinary upright vacuum cleaner back and forth, back and forth to steer around furniture and other obstacles? Have a look underneath it, and you’ll see that’s because it sits on fixed wheels- perfect if all you want to do is travel in a straight line, but not so good at corners. Frustration is an important source of invention for Dyson engineers as it sparks new ideas and new ways of solving problems. It was their frustration with fixed wheels that led them to develop a new way of turning corners.

Dyson Ball vacuum cleaners use patented Ball technology to overcome the steering limitations of fixed wheels. They ride on a ball, which pivots so you can steer with ease, changing direction with just a turn of the wrist. The idea for Ball technology came about from a Dyson engineer studying new ways to steer. It started crudely – an old wand handle attached to a wheel. Eventually the wheel became a ball – and an ideal home for the motor.

The ball itself is made of glass-reinforced polypropylene, the same material used in crash helmets and riot shields. It combines high impact strength with resistance to distortion. The ball is also where you’ll find the motor. By putting the motor inside the ball, at a neutral point, Dyson engineers were able to lower the machine’s center of gravity and improve maneuverability even further.

The DC24 Animal includes a motorized brush bar to remove pet hair and dirt from carpets.

Dyson DC24 Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Reach out-of-the-way spots
What’s In The Box?
DC24 Animal Upright Vacuum
Operating Manual
Quick Start Guide
Mini Turbine Head
Combination Accessory Tool
Product registration card
5-Year Warranty

Dyson DC24 lightweight vacuum cleaner

Dyson Root Cyclone Technology


Motorized brush bar for powerful pet hair removal: DC24 Animal has a motorized brush bar for removing dirt and pet hair that have lodged deep inside carpets. The stiff bristles on the brush bar spin at high speeds – up to 90 times per second- to agitate the carpet pile and dislodge dirt and pet hair so that it can be vacuumed up and removed. If you also have hard floors or delicate rugs, the brush bar can be turned off so you can use DC24 Animal on these surfaces too.

Mini turbine head tool to clean pet hair from tight spaces: Pet hair doesn’t just accumulate on carpets. It also gets stuck on upholstery, beneath furniture, on stair carpets and inside your car. Powered by your Dyson vacuum’s suction, the mini turbine head tool attaches to the wand to remove pet hair from confined spaces. It lets you get into all those awkward spots you couldn’t otherwise reach.

Approved for allergy sufferers: All new Dyson upright and canister vacuums are certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.

Reversible wand: Despite its compact size, DC24 Animal has a long reach wand for cleaning stairs and awkward spaces. The wand on DC24 Animal reverses to reach out-of-the-way spots more easily and with a better grip. There are no awkward components to assemble, and you can also attach tools and accessories to extend your cleaning abilities even further.

Customer Reviews & Opinions

Best vacuum ever! I could never not have one now, it does an amazing job of cleaning our house“, “it does a SUPER job cleaning our house. 5 people, 3 cats and 2 big dogs“,

this vacuum stinks. The brushes stopped rotating shortly after I got it. The hose has now broken in 3 different spots“, “ It may not “never lose suction” but it certainly loses partial suction“.

Your Questions Answered

Q: Does anyone else have an issue with the brush NEVER spinning? I have had this machine for years and it’s never worked properly.

A: Mine spins but it stops every time I use it and I have to remove the brush, clean off the long hairs it has picked up, and put it back in to make it work.

Q: Is it good on carpet?

A: Yes though note my carpet is a cut low pile.

Q: Can’t seem to find parts for this model. Looking for the roller brush bar.

A: have you called Dyson directly? They have ALL the parts. If it’s less than 5 years old, it’s probably still under warranty.

Q: what attachments does it come with?

A: I just got what’s called the dust brush I know its not a lot, but its the best rug cleaner I seen.I have only oriental rugs and picks up dog hair instsntly.you won’t be disapointed.


A great vacuum built with Dyson technology, but it costs several times as much as other great cleaners.

Pros: cyclone technology great suction a leader in cleaners
Cons: Expensive Can be difficult to source parts
Dyson DC24 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner