This comprehensive Dyson Cineatic Big Ball Animal + Review takes a closer look at the vacuum cleaner and discusses its main features.
It will help ‘on the fence’ shoppers to decide whether it is the right choice for their homes. Dyson is probably the most recognizable brand when it comes to vacuum cleaners.
It isn’t just any old brand either. The company invests huge amounts of money in research and development.
These days, its products are less basic cleaning device and more super-powered technological innovation.
Yet, the most important question is still whether a Dyson vacuum cleaner does its job efficiently. Under all of the bells and whistles, can the Dyson Cineatic Big Ball Animal + actually make a difference in your home?
Dyson Cineatic Big Ball Animal +
– This vacuum cleaner is bagless, which makes it easier to empty.
– It doesn’t have a traditional filter, so this doesn’t need cleaning either.
– It is highly manoeuvrable and easy to turn around corners.
– The suction performance is hugely impressive
– This Dyson is very loud; some may find it annoying.
– It is an expensive, high-end machine.
The Aesthetic and Overall Vibe
If you’ve ever owned a Dyson vacuum cleaner before, you won’t be surprised to find that this one doesn’t really look like a traditional hoover. As it characteristic of the brand, it is all sleek and space age, in a way that wouldn’t look out of place in a Spielberg film. Don’t let this put you off, though, because it often indicates the presence of rather sophisticated technology.
The Dyson Cineatic isn’t a very attractive machine. The internal mechanisms have been deliberately left on show, with a transparent panel, and the result is a strange looking vacuum. You’ll either love it or you won’t even entertain the idea of leaving it out and on display.
Weight and Maneuverability
This is quite a heavy vacuum cleaner, especially compared with the other best upright vacuum cleaners. It weighs around 19.8lbs. However, as soon as you give it a whirl, you’ll see that it has the grace and agility of a much lighter machine. It glides across the floor with ease and you’ll never feel like you’re having to push or drag it around.
The reason is simple. The patented Dyson ball technology enables the bulk of the vacuum cleaner to pivot and spin, rather than just bending on a hinge like traditional machines. This provides a huge amount of manoeuvrability and means that keeping rooms tidy is always an easy job.
The only thing that degrades its level of agility (just slightly) is the fact that it isn’t cordless. On the other hand, the cord is absurdly long, so Dyson has thought of a solution here as well. The Cineatic is ideal for cleaning large rooms and taking for a spin around the house.
Extra Features and Accessories
As this is the flagship upright Dyson cleaner, it comes with all of the features and accessories that the brand can pack in. While the actual Cineatic technology isn’t unique to this machine – it has been used before – it continues to be impressive. In simple terms, there are a series of conical tips that vibrate incredibly quickly. This stops the dirt from getting stuck and jamming up the vacuum cleaner.
This is a frustration that all homeowners have had to deal with at some point, so the notion of a clog free cleaner should delight most. Remarkably, the Dyson Cineatic doesn’t have a filter or a bag. It never loses suction and users never have to buy replacement parts. In fact, owning one should be sounding better and better.
Vacuum cleaner bags and other disposable accessories can be expensive and Dyson is certainly playing to the market by eliminating them completely. The vacuum cleaner contains a self-adjusting cleaner head. This is in the form of a special baseplate, which adjusts to match the floor surface (for example, carpet, wood, tile etc.) It ensures not only that you get the best possible clean, but also that the machine doesn’t scratch or damage the material.
The Tangle-Free Turbine Tool is ideal for homes with pets or just children with very long hair. It is a compact little sucker device, which is inserted over the hose and sucks up hair without it getting tangled in the mechanisms. It is an efficient solution to a common, everyday problem and this is what Dyson seems to be so good at providing.
There is one major downside to the Dyson Cineatic Big Ball Animal +. It is often unpleasantly loud. If you do have pets, it’s a good idea to keep them out of the room or they’ll surely get a fright. An acoustics test suggests that the cleaner emits around 90 decibels of sound. This is similar to a motorbike, so when we say that it is loud, we mean it.
It won’t be unbearable for most. After all, vacuum cleaners aren’t known for being calm and silent types. However, it is worth considering this if you’re particularly sensitive to noise or you’ve got babies in the house.
Efficiency and Performance
We carried out some basic tests to see how efficient this Dyson really is. We scattered 150g of sand, flour, and cornflakes onto a patch of carpet. Then, we got a willing volunteer to stamp heavily up and down the carpet, in an attempt to really ground the debris into the fibres. After running the vacuum over the carpet for a minute (once for every test), we then emptied it and weighed the contents inside.
The Cineatic sucked up around 137g of flour. This is better, on average than most rival cleaners. It struggled a little more with the sand, but it still performed better than other products. It picked up 144g of sand. The rice test saw the Dyson really stretch its legs and show how impressive it can be. It sucked up 148g of the original 150g that were scattered.
After spending some time with the Dyson, we can confidently say that it is one of the best upright cleaners around. The suction performance is tremendous and, even without so many extra features and bits and pieces, it would still be a very good hoover.
So, if you are willing to pay quite a lot for a vacuum cleaner (Dysons don’t come cheap), this is a great choice. If you treat it well, you won’t need to buy replacement parts either, so it represents an investment of sorts. It is a vacuum cleaner that is always reliable and easy to use, which is what all homes need.