By Andrew Liszewski
I know there’s a lot of hype surrounding them, but if you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner I can’t recommend the Dyson models enough. Their upright ‘Animal’ model has particularly impressed me when it comes to battling a golden retriever who seems to shed and regrow his coat every 4 to 6 hours. Unfortunately though the upright model isn’t incredibly portable, and if you’re battling pet hair in your house, there’s a good chance you’re waging the same war in your car which is why Dyson has also introduced an ‘Animal’ version of their handheld DC16 line. (Also known as the Root 6 in North America.)
What sets the Animal version apart from the other Root 6 models is a motorized brushbar attachment that basically ‘scrubs’ the pet hair off of fabrics and other upholstery. But like with the other handheld Dyson vacuums, the amazing suction power means you only get about 6 minutes of battery life. However, they do apparently recharge up to 3 times faster than their competitor’s models, which is great because I don’t anyone who can’t wait to clean. The Root 6 Animal is available directly from Dyson for $199.99.