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There’s a New Animal at Our House

2010 October 14
by Sarah

…the Dyson DC-17 Animal, that is.

That’s right, we finally gave in to the hype and bought ourselves a Dyson to deal with the layer of fur that seemed to be constantly coating our carpet, not to mention the rate at which we were going through vacuum bags.

Jeff found a great deal online for a refurbished model and, with credit card rewards, we only paid $130.98. The DC-17 is an older model, but new it retailed for $549.99 and currently sells for $499 new on Amazon. I would never pay that much for a vacuum (!!!), but now I understand why everyone raves about them.

How the DC-17 showed up on our porch - cracks me up

We did the typical new-Dyson-verses-old-vaccum test: we vacuumed the dining room with our old Hoover and then took a pass with the Dyson to see what the old one missed. The result:

The dining room isn’t even our dirtiest or furriest room.

I emptied that canister five times when I did the whole house with it the first time (and our house isn’t very big). That was after about 8-9 days since the last time I vaccumed. I have to vacuum at least weekly or the fur layer gets embarrassing.

Vacuuming has always been one of my favorite household chores (sure beats the dishes any day!), and now it’s even more fun with my new toy!


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  1. October 14, 2010

    ….. Wow. That has to feel great to know that all that fur is off the floor! I like how you can see the results of your vacuuming.

    • October 14, 2010

      Not to mention the amount of just dust that the old vacuum was missing too. You can’t really see that in the picture. It feels so good.

  2. October 14, 2010

    Were there any other vaccuums being sold where Jeff found it? I’m moving out soon and there’s gonna be a cat.

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