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9 Best Vacuums for Pet Hair 2022

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Pet fur has the habit of clinging like glue, especially to upholstered chairs and velvety couch cushions. You could use one of those removal rollers, but the easiest solution is a fur-guzzling vacuum. In addition to sucking up any shedding, a machine should tidy up (without getting tangled with hair) and work fast, especially if you have a skittish pet who hides whenever it’s on. To find the best vacuums for pet owners, we asked trainers, veterinarians, and notable animal people for their favorites. You’ll also see a few recommendations our own Strategist staffers swear by to keep their spaces fur free (or as close to that as humanly possible).

Best overall | Best less expensive | Best for carpets and hardwood floorsBest (less expensive) pet vacuum for carpets and hardwood floors | Best cordless | Best for heavy shedders | Best robot | Best (less expensive) robot | Best handheld

Cordless versus corded: A cordless vacuum relies on a battery rather than an outlet, while one with a cord can run for longer, which is convenient for when your carpet is in need of a deep clean. You should consider the size of your space when deciding between the two. (Overall, our experts favored corded models.) Depending on the type of vacuum, we mentioned the length of the cord or the running time.

Weight: You probably don’t want to lug a heavy-duty vacuum from room to room, so it’s important to know how much it weighs. Cordless models tend to come in at less than ten pounds, while corded versions hover around the 15- to 20-pound mark.

Extras: Here, we focused on the bells and whistles, mentioning features such as LED lights to see under-the-couch dust bunnies, detachable Swiffer-like brushes, or high-powered modes for quick cleanups below.

Additionally, we included the suction strength whenever it was available. This measurement will be listed as AW, or air watts, and Jon Gibbons, a cleaning consultant for the site Smart Vacuums, recommends choosing a model that lists at least 200AW in its specifications when shopping for a pet-specific vacuum. (Since the majority of the vacuums below don’t detail this, we didn’t think it was fair to include it as its own criteria point.)

Price: As always, affordability is one of our top priorities. Each of our picks is denoted as $, $$, or $$$ for under $200, under $400, and over $400, respectively.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum


30-foot cord | 17.5 pounds | High-reach wand, stair-specific tool, 227AW | $$$

Taking the Best in Show ribbon, Dyson earned high marks for its pet-hair performance and powerful motor. (It’s “undupeable,” in the words of former Strategist senior editor Margaret Rhodes.) The Ball Animal 2 is one of Dyson’s largest and heaviest models, at nearly ten pounds more than other Dysons, but it still offers industrial-strength cleaning without the size of industrial equipment. In fact, it’s a go-to for clean-ups at the George, a pet-friendly boutique hotel owned by Bobbi Brown. Compared with a cordless, this “very powerful” vacuum lasts longer, which is more practical for hotel staffers’ deeper cleans. When former Strategist senior writer Karen Iorio Adelson tested it in her home, she emphasized how easily it sucked up tufts of cat fur and “unearthed layers of dust and crumbs that had been buried in my thick living-room rug for months — if not longer.

Part of what provides that suction is Dyson’s “tangle-free turbine tool,” an attachment designed to remove pet hair without twisting it into knots. And though this vacuum is corded, Payton Cosell Turner, the founder of the home-design firm Flat Vernacular and owner of three rescue cats, is another fan, as the vacuum spruces up area rugs with “absolute dexterity.” That cord also means there’s no limit on run time, so it’ll last until you’re finished cleaning. It is an investment, but Laura Colagrande, a co-founder of the dog-treat company Chippin, assures us that the one she has owned for years has persevered (if it doesn’t, Dyson has a five-year warranty on corded machines like this one).

$500 at Dyson


Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Upright Vacuum



30-foot cord | 14.2 pounds | Optional Febreze filter, LED lighted crevice tool | $$

Like our best overall pick, the Bissell Turbo Plus is specifically designed for pet owners and comes with a tangle-free brush roll. But at just under $250, it’s less than half the price of Ball Animal 2. The Turbo Plus comes highly recommended by Hadley Raysor, the founder of the Dandy Dogwalker. As the owner of a ten-pound Chihuahua and a 12-pound tabby cat, Raysor likes that the range of attachments — including a crevice tool and extension wand — can handle cleaning clusters of dander that are sometimes hidden. Former Strategist writer Chloe Anello used the Bissell on the second floor of her parents’ home, which is completely carpeted. Even though her family vacuumed weekly, she and her family were disgusted by how much dirt and fur came up, Anello says. She even spotted fur from previous pets inside the canister.

$247 at Amazon


$247 at Bissell


Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean Vacuum


30-foot cord | 16.38 pounds | HEPA filter, LED lights on nozzle, detachable pod | $$

If your home has a mix of flooring, you should consider this Shark model, which comes recommended by Jon Gibbons at Smart Vacuums. He describes it as a “massive bargain” for what you’re getting, including the brand’s signature DuoClean floorhead, which offers a soft roller for hard floors and a brush bar for carpets. This feature comes with an updated version of Shark’s aptly named “Power Fins” bristles, designed to give carpets an even deeper clean and hard floors a polish, Gibbons adds. He describes the Vertex as one of the most powerful Shark models for its suction. And technically, the detachable pod, which is meant for places like stairs, makes this a two in one.

$450 at Macy's


$500 at Best Buy


Shark HV322 Rocket Pet Plus Corded Stick Vacuum

$200 now 15% off


30-foot cord | 8.6 pounds | Handheld-convertible, LED headlights, pet crevice tool | $

For an alternative under $200, the Shark Pet Plus comes highly recommended by Sara Ochoa, a veterinary consultant for DogLab. It has two settings to switch between different surfaces: One is designed to deep clean carpets (even the thick kind), while the hard-floor mode gets just about anything else. Ochoa likes how easy it is to toggle between the two while continuing to vacuum, so you’re not missing a spot in the process. This model has picked up after her succession of dogs, cats, and even a bunny, whose hair seemed to float around the house. Her cat now has a chair he likes to sleep in (and shed on), but the handheld function grabs the fur so well, it “looks like he has never been there.” Plus, it’s easy to clean, with a dust cup that empties out smoothly without pet hair getting stuck inside.

$170 at Amazon


$200 at Wayfair


Dyson V11 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner


60-minute run time | 5. 71 pounds | Handheld-convertible, hair screw tool, 150AW | $$$

Your best bet for a pet-specific cordless vacuum is the Dyson V11, which was raved about just as much as the Ball Animal 2 (remember the tie we talked about before). To help pick up the clumps of hair that her hypoallergenic goldendoodle sheds, Rebecca Fadden, founder of the dog-accessories brand Finn + Me, alternates between the head attachments so she can switch between carpet and couches without a problem. Rita Li, the founder of the pet-accessories brand Rororiri, uses her V11 inside her business, which sees a succession of different breeds every day and needs to be constantly cleaned. The vacuum is efficient and lightweight enough to maneuver around displays and underneath furniture. Zay Satchu, a co-founder and the chief veterinary officer at the start-up veterinary clinic Bond Vet, also considers it a must-have as pets come in “bringing New York City in with them. ” And because the vacuum has its own charging station, it works for the frequent cleanings the staff at Bond Vet does (rather than scheduling hours-long sessions).

Since the V11 is currently out of stock, we have two alternatives. The first is the Dyson Absolute V10, which beauty influencer Michaela Podolsky trusts to tidy up after her two shed-happy Rottweilers. With a soft brush head, the V10 keeps her floors in tip-top shape, she says. The second is the Cyclone version of the V10, which Sehaj Grewal of the Melrose Vet praises for its superior suction strength, which gives Grewal “peace of mind, knowing all pet hair is being removed.”

$550 at Target


$599 at Walmart


Shark Rocket HV302 Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum


30-foot cord | 7.5 pounds | Handheld-convertible, precision-duster tool | $

If you have a heavy shedder, we heard about two Shark models in particular. The first was the Shark Apex, which is a favorite of pet-grooming salon Canine Styles on the Upper East Side, which co-owner Mark Drendel says has depended on the brand for over 30 years. But the Shark Rocket stood out because it’s a corded stick vacuum that can handle lots of fur. “It’s the perfect industrial vacuum despite being so lightweight,” according to Tiziana Agnello, the founder of the pet-accessories label LoveThyBeast. She’s so devoted to this vacuum that she bought five of them — split between her company’s store locations and home — and she prefers it over the Dyson cordless vacuums she has used. The Rocket also transforms into a shorter, portable vacuum.

$170 at Macy's


$177 at Amazon


Neato D8 Intelligent Robot Vacuum Cleaner

$400 now 50% off


100-minute run time | 8 pounds | D-shape design, laser mapping, app-controlled | $$

We named the Neato our best overall robot vacuum for pet owners, so it’s only fitting to include it here as well. The D8 is the updated version of the now discontinued D7, which was name-checked by our experts, and this new model has almost identical features. One of those functions lets you create zoning and non-zoning areas. “You can block off and control sections of a room from your phone,” explains Shelby Semel, a canine-behavior expert and trainer. This specificity is what Ryeon Kim, co-founder of pet e-commerce retailer Little Beast, likes, as you can use the app to spot clean (without having to do it yourself). The D-shaped design gets into the corners and crannies you might otherwise miss. Jamie Richardson, veterinarian and chief of staff at veterinary start-up Small Door, used hers to get all the sand up throughout her beachside Bermuda place.

Eufy Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 11S Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner


$200 now 30% off


100-minute run time | 5.73 pounds | Quiet clean function, BoostIQ for carpets, remote control | $

This more affordable model from Eufy took our second-best ribbon in the aforementioned guide. Its slimness is the reason Minha Khan, an art director and owner of a longhaired cat, relies on it so much. “I love that this vacuum reaches areas that my stick vacuum can’t,” she says. The RoboVac also has the Strategist seal of approval: Senior writer Liza Corsillo describes it as the “robot vacuum that helped me avoid couples therapy.” Although it’s meant to be ignored, Corsillo couldn’t ignore how much it helped clean much-argued areas, including “devouring dust bunnies” underneath their bed.

$140 at Amazon


Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Pet Vacuum


17-minute run time | 3 pounds | Lithium-ion battery, upholstery tool | $

This vacuum is like a miniature version of our second-place winner. Raysor uses it whenever their Bissell Turbo misses a spot — with their two-pet household, they are constantly shifting between vacuuming and sweeping. The handheld model is strong enough to get deep-rooted dog hairs between couch cushions and the “renegade litter bits” that sometimes get stuck into corners. As a relatively new cat owner, Strategist writer Lauren Ro likewise depends on an older model of this Bissell to get what her canister vacuum can’t. When she tested out this Bissell, she was happy to find that it picks up everything from “tumbleweeds of cat hair” and dust bunnies to strands of her own long hair.

$79 at Amazon


$80 at Bissell


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• Tiziana Agnello, founder of pet accessories label LoveThyBeast
• Chloe Anello, former Strategist writer
• Bobbi Brown, owner of pet-friendly boutique hotel the George
• Chelsea Brownridge, founder of DogSpot
• Laura Colagrande, co-founder of dog-treat company Chippin
• Payton Cosell Turner, founder of home-design firm Flat Vernacular
• Mark Drendel, co-owner of pet grooming salon Canine Styles
• Jon Gibbons, cleaning consultant for the site Smart Vacuums
• Sehaj Grewal, owner of the Melrose Vet
• Rebecca Fadden, founder of dog-accessories brand Finn + Me
• Minha Khan, an art director and owner of a longhaired cat
• Ryeon Kim, co-founder of pet e-commerce retailer Little Beast
• Rita Li, founder of pet-accessories brand Rororiri
• Sara Ochoa, a veterinary consultant for DogLab
• Michaela Podolsky, beauty influencer
• Hadley Raysor, founder of the Dandy Dogwalker
• Jamie Richardson, veterinarian and chief of staff at veterinary start-up Small Door
• Lauren Ro, Strategist writer
• Zay Satchu, co-founder and chief veterinary officer at Bond Vet
• Shelby Semel, a canine-behavior expert and trainer

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Dyson Outsize review 2022 | Homes & Gardens

Vacuuming at home is no longer a chore with the Dyson Outsize. The updated model (formerly the V11 Outsize) featuring the latest Dyson technology promises to clean up big messes in big homes. We were intrigued to find out more so we called it in for testing to try in dusty, relatively hairy, and busy homes.

We took the relaunched Outsize for a spin. Besides the name difference, both models are effectively the same and have nearly identical performance specs.  The key changes include an accessory update and the XL High Torque Cleaner Head had a facelift with the addition of a row of polycarbonate teeth designed to prevent tangles. 

Keep scrolling to find out more about this top-of-the-range cordless vacuum cleaner to see if it is for you, then, why not check out our best cordless vacuum cleaners guide for a comparison with other vacs on the market?

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Who will the Dyson Outsize suit?

Everyone and anyone who likes to use a cordless vacuum cleaner and has big messes to keep on top of. It will easily reach high and low to vacuum crumbs, dust, and dirt since it converts from an upright stick to a handheld with the click of a button. It's a powerful cordless vacuum that could easily replace your corded upright. The extra-long battery life and mega-sized dust-bin mean you won't be running to charge or empty your vacuum as frequently. Just be mindful that it is a little top-heavy (which took us by surprise) but it's something that you get used to, or may require holding with both hands for above-floor cleaning. 

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Dyson Outsize out of the box (Image credit: Future)Dyson Outsize in box (Image credit: Future)Dyson Outsize handheld (Image credit: Jennifer Oksien)

Setting up

What's in the box?

(Image credit: Dyson)

- Dyson Outsize Absolute
- High Torque XL cleaner head
- Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head (UK only)
- Hair Screw Tool
- Combination tool
- Crevice tool
- Quick-release mini soft dusting brush
- Stubborn Dust Brush
- Crevice Light Pipe (UK only)
- Wand storage clip
- Charger
- Docking station
- Extra battery
- Additional charger (US only)

Arriving within a matter of days after ordering, the Outsize packaging was long and slim. Removing the protective, outer delivery box I was left with the product which, again, was in a box with all accessories neatly arranged. There was ZERO PLASTIC plastic packaging used here with tissue paper and cardboard being resident instead which was is a big tick from the start. 

The brand has also moved its user manual to online to reduce its environmental impact. They've included a QR code that can easily be scanned with your smartphone to access everything you need to use register and maintain your new vac. It took just a matter of seconds for me to do this. Alternatively, you can just visit this link for quick access to everything you need to know about your purchase.

Before putting the vac to the test, it needed a charge. This one does arrive with 20 percent of its (up to) 60-minute juice already which is clearly marked on a label attached to the bin. I made the most out of this to see if there really was 20 percent / 15 minutes of charge, and there were so happy days. We didn't get very far, though, so on it was with a full charge before equipping it with some accessories and setting some challenges. 

Once fully charged, about 4.5 hours, it was ready to start vacuuming across hard flooring, carpets, and rugs throughout the home.

What is the Dyson Outsize like to use?

We've tested numerous vacuum cleaners in our time before getting to try the Outsize, especially with other Dyson vacuums, noticing a distinct change from the early V8 to the product we see today.  This is in part to the Dyson DLS technology, which is able to immediately adjust suction according to the surface it senses. 

You'll also see the difference in terms of power, with the Outsize being able to reach an impressive 220 AW on boost mode, thanks to the Dyson Hyperdymium motor that spins at up to 125,000rpm, creating twice the suction of any other cordless vacuum. It also boasts Dyson's fully-sealed, 6-layer filtration system that traps 99.99% of particles as small as 0. 3 microns, so you'll have a powerful clean, and breathe a little easier too. 

We gave it a go across different floor types on all three cleaning modes – Eco, Auto and Boost – which made a noticeable difference to the sound output, remaining battery, and the suction, although this didn't seem to completely affect debris removal.

These modes also affect the battery life, with Boost using up the most juice, and lasting a mere five minutes, compared to the 60-minute lifespan on Eco. We captured a little video (below) that records the difference in sound as you click through the cleaning modes – hit the sound icon to hear it.

The Dyson Outsize comes with numerous attachments, and to be honest, not everyone is going to need to use all of them. BUT we can totally see why someone would because we all have different homes, and different cleaning requirements. 

The 12.5" High Torque XL cleaner head is the largest available on a Dyson cordless and covers the most range in one pass. Both the main roller and soft roller head (UK only), combination tool, and hair tool were more than enough for a quick and satisfying clean around the home. However, you also have a crevice tool, stubborn dirt brush, and mini soft dusting brush to use according to your needs.  The extra battery and charger are useful for charging both batteries simultaneously so you're never without a charge.

With tired-looking carpets which are on the list to be replaced,  the Outsize worked wonders on it. Keeping it mostly on the Auto mode the floorhead very cleverly sensed and adapted to the varying levels across the floor Long hair also didn't get too tangled in the brushbar, which seems to find itself all over the house

After vacuuming the carpet, call us impressed. The pile is short and was well and worn down but after a run with the Outsize, it looked lifted, and refreshed, which is rather pleasing to the eye.

Using the Outsize on our various rugs throughout the home isn't too hard. It's most effective on a sturdier wool rug as opposed to a thinner, delicate design, where on Eco mode, the suction was just too powerful that the rug either moved around with the floorhead or it prevented the brushbar from spinning, and therefore cease to have any suction at all.

Hard flooring
Going from a space of carpet to hard floors, the vacuum auto-adjusts suction with no work on your part.  It effortlessly moves.  Hair did wrap on hard floors, but it did not seem to affect performance. However, I needed to take scissors to clip it off. 

The UK model comes with the Laser Slim Fluffy Head by default, but in the US the attachment is a Dyson.com exclusive, and available in the Dyson Absolute + for an extra $100. The new Laser Slim Fluffy head differs from the original soft roller head in earlier V11 or V10 models due to the built-in green diode laser that reveals dirt on hard floors that the naked eye can't see. It's pretty amazing, and we've tested and gone into detail about its capabilities in our Dyson V15 Detect review.  Note, the soft roller head is smaller than the High Torque XL cleaner head, but that doesn't affect cleaning performance. 

While the High Torque XL Cleaner is effective at picking up small on hard floors (more on that in our Pantry Test below)if you have the means to, we suggest upgrading to the Dyson Outsize Absolute + (US only) because using the soft roller across hard floors is extremely satisfying, and that's before the game-changing laser addition. Granted, because it is only available through Dyson directly, its availability is limited.

The cleaner heads clip out and in with the same technique, as each accessory, with a little red lever. Another thing to note is that the soft roller head is also not as large as the High Torque XL cleaner head, but that doesn't affect cleaning performance. 

Above Floor Cleaning
While impressed with what this vacuum could accomplish across a range of surfaces,  once we detached the wand and cleaner head into a handheld, we found our arms quickly growing tired of reaching up to clean door frames and cobwebs that found their way into corners.  Most of the vacuum's weight is in the handheld, and clearly due to the expansive dust bin. While it was manageable for a young adult to get through the cleaning, it took decidedly more effort for an older family member. This is something to keep in mind if you want something which is lightweight to use at any level of the house.

Storing, Charging, and Maintenance
Storing the Dyson Outsize as one with a floorhead, wand, and bin attached is pretty easy if you secure it onto a wall-mounted docking station. If you don't particularly want it attached to the wall then a freestanding docking station can be purchased at $149.99 direct at Dyson US or £100 from Dyson UK . However, there are nine accessories (plus the two cleaner heads) to also somehow store which is where a utility cupboard, shelf, or bag will come in handy to keep them all together.

When the vac is docked it is charging. It'll take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge, although it can be used any time with any amount of juice because the suction does not fade. You can check exactly how much power it has as it charges by pressing the button on the LCD screen. Unless you have a dock set-up, however, you'll need to plug the charger into an electrical socket with the bin perched on the floor or a worktop. The charger plug is big and won't charge the vac unless properly secured into the plug, must be completely flat. 

Aside from emptying the bin as soon as the dirt reaches MAX level, cleaning of the Outsize may also be required with a damp cloth if you've vacuumed up anything particularly messy. It's important to regularly clean the filters and check for blockages, too, which you'll be alerted to on the LCD screen. The brushbar and tools would all benefit from a rinse under the tap as well to keep them performing at their best – please DO NOT put in the dishwasher as this won't do anyone any favors! 

The Pantry Test

I trialed the Dyson Outsize through the Pantry Test, the unscientific test that uses common pantry staples to test the suction capabilities of our vacuums.  I arranged a quarter cup of cereal, a quarter cup of rice, and a tablespoon of sugar to see how the vacuum handled food particles large and small. I also updated the test to show how the vacuums handle hair too. 

The Pantry Test on hardwood floors
I'm sorry to report that the Pantry Test on hard floors did not quite go the way I wanted to.  If you look closely, on the center of the cleaner head, there's a slide bar positioned with a plus and minus sign. It's a manual height slider that adjusts how close the cleaner head is to the floor.  The plus is for ground-in dust and debris. The minus is for deep pile carpets and delicate flooring. I haven't tampered with the switch, leaving it in the neutral, center position. In this way, the Outsize simply pushed the larger cereal pieces forward, slowly picked up the rice, and required a couple of passes over the sugar to get it cleaned up too.  As for the hair, instead of suctioning up and depositing it in the dustbin, it wrapped around the brush bar. It was not until I put the cleaner head on the minus position that it would even consider suctioning the cereal, but who will want to lean down to the floor every time they change floor types?

The Pantry Test on carpet
On the contrary, the Outsize passed this test with flying colors! It's a true beast on the carpet. It sucked up the cereal, basically played a melody as it captured the rice, rode right through the sugar, and pulled in the hair after a single pass (I pushed it into the carpet a bit too). 

How does the Dyson Outsize compare to others Dyson vacuums

What really sets the Outsize apart from other Dyson vacuums is that it has a 25 percent wider cleaner head and an incredible 150 percent bigger dustbin, or a 0.5 dust bin as opposed to 0.2 gallons, and includes the extra battery for extended cleaning time.

In terms of power, it is right on par with the Dyson V15 Detect, mentioned earlier. Both also received the upgrade from the mini-motorized brush to the hair screw tool, which keeps hair from getting tangled. The Dyson V15 Detect is the first vacuum of its kind to offer a laser in its design, whose entire purpose is to reveal what the eye can't see. The addition of a piezo counter gives you an exact particle count of what has been collected.  

The Dyson V15 Detect starts off at $749.99/£629.99, while the larger Outsize is $849.99/£699.99. If you want a hybrid of the two, you can score the  Dyson Outsize Absolute +  for $949.99 directly from the Dyson store. 

As far as cordless vacuums with a dust bin that can match the size of Dyson, well, we couldn't find any, though the latest Shark Vertex Pro Cordless Vacuum is loaded with a generous quart-sized bin. 

How does it rate online?

There's some rave reviews out there for this vac. Target customers have given the mighty vacuum 4.8 stars out of 5 and those who have bought at Best Buy have given it 4.7 stars with many gushing about its unparalleled suction power and battery life, ability to conquer pet hair and cull out the muck on floors that had just been vacuumed thoroughly before. Many also agree that it's not featherlight compared to other Dyson, but acknowledge the compromise for the bigger dust bin and battery.  At Dyson US , 88 percent would recommend the Outsize to a friend, with a 4.6 out of 5-star rating.

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Homes & Gardens verdict: should you buy the Dyson Outsize?

Our verdict: a resounding YES, but we acknowledge it's not for all households! It's (almost) as if we look forward to vacuuming with it because the results were so impressive. It was super easy to set up and it was really handy to have the fuller-size bin and larger cleaner head. Plus it looks REALLY smart.

However, if you plan to frequently use it as a hand vac for cleaning up high and have a weaker upper body strength, we ultimately suggest trying a more lightweight Dyson, like the Dyson V15 Detect, which has the same power and but the hand vac is lighter and less bulky. You also may find that if your home is say under 1,000 square feet, the extra dust bin may be more than you need.

I'd like to see improvement in the fact that hair did wrap around the High Torque XL, but overall, it's more a cosmetic inconvenience than a performance-based one.  

To finish off with the highlights, the Dyson Outsize is best for those with a lot of square footage to cover, especially large swaths of carpets that need a deep clean. You'll be able to get through a massive portion of your clean (maybe the whole home) before swapping out batteries or making a pit stop to the trash to empty the dust bin.  To streamline chores further, the larger cleaner head ensures move coverage over one pass. It's really a beast, in all the right ways. 

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About this review – and our reviewers

Jaclyn Turner is the US eCommerce editor across Future home titles, including Homes & Gardens where here she specializes in a variety of topics ranging from vacuums to bedding. She lives in a two-story home that's equal parts carpet and hard floors. A fluffy shedding pup also lives there and loves to wreak havoc with his coat, but more or less, it's her long hair that also tends to find its way around the home.  

As with all our reviews the Dyson Outsize has been tested first-hand in our home, using it just as you would so you know exactly what you are buying. The products are given to us free of charge and we test them for as long as possible before sending them back to the brand unless we are able to keep them as we are with this cordless vacuum. This means that we can continue to use the product which gives us the opportunity to return to our reviews for updating, so you can keep up-to-date with how it's fared over a period of time.

Jaclyn is H&G's eCommerce editor and oversees all things shopping. She's also a bonafide sleep expert, and previously managed all sleep content on Homes & Gardens and Real Homes– in fact, she has passed our five-step certification process to become a verified customer advisor on mattresses. She regularly scouts out the best of the best for buying guides to help you fill your home with only the best. She joined the team in January 2021. She has previously worked with Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine.  When Jaclyn's not working, she loves browsing real estate listings, unwinding with a chilled glass of Rosé, and entertaining her Cavapoo, Reese. 


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So let's figure out how to choose the right wool vacuum cleaner. Read the article. We have nine sensible options with photo and video reviews on the review.

Wool vacuum cleaner key features: 4 indicators

When choosing the best wool vacuum cleaner, there are five key features to consider.

1. Suction force
For cleaning homes with animals, the desired vacuum cleaner power is 500 W or more.
2. Dust container capacity
Garbage quickly fills the compartment. A good vacuum cleaner should have this element of improved quality so that it does its job perfectly, is easily released and does not require constant replacements.
3. Rigid turbo brush
Leaves lint no chance. Fine wool is sucked in, and long hair is wound around the bristles. Then it is easy to collect and throw away.
Brushes are mechanical (work due to air flow) and electric (more efficient, have their own motor). In the presence of carpet-free surfaces, for example, linoleum, parquet, it should be possible to remove the brushes, since they are ineffective and inconvenient on smooth surfaces. The nozzle can scratch the coating and, sucking, does not capture all the debris.
4. Narrow furniture nozzle
Wool settles on furniture. And you can't pick it up with a hard brush. Smaller pads with bristles or a rough cloth will gently and gently pick up lint without scratching the polish.
Filters are used to clean the exhaust air. The most common is the HEPA filter. It retains 99.9% of microscopic dust. When choosing a wool vacuum cleaner that will clean all surfaces better, you should pay attention to models with a carbon filter, which consists of activated carbon that absorbs unpleasant odors.

Cheaper vacuum cleaners have weaker suction power, but this opportunity is compensated by better autonomy and lower energy consumption.

Read: 4 main criteria for choosing a vacuum cleaner for the home

Upright vacuum cleaners for cleaning wool

They have a number of advantages.

Nothing restricts movement and does not bind to the outlet.

This tandem provides comfort and no back pain, because there is no need to bend over, as with classic vacuum cleaners.

Many upright models are equipped with nozzles for cleaning furniture, carpets, smooth surfaces and wet cleaning.

Filters and small containers do the job just as well as a bulky bag. You just have to clean them up more often.

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Philips FC6168/01 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Philips gives a 2-year warranty for the Philips FC6168/01 vacuum cleaner. It is intended for dry cleaning only. Great for pet owners thanks to the TriActive Turbo Electric Toothbrush. It qualitatively cleans any floor surface, including baseboards, from animal hair. Such brushes differ in power and efficiency due to their own motor.

Five features of the unit:

Among the shortcomings, users identified:

Users also indicated that the model meets the power parameters and perfectly collects wool and hair from all surfaces.

Samsung VS80N8014KW/EV Vacuum Cleaner

Minimalist and concise model. The absence of wires and low weight (2.95 kg) makes the device easy to use. Compact size 0.35L plastic container releases contents at the touch of a button.

450 W suction power allows you to quickly and efficiently clean any surface of the room. Autonomy up to 40 minutes provides a high-quality lithium-ion battery.

In addition to nozzles for cleaning carpets, there are also nozzles for parquet, laminate, hard-to-reach, crevices and furniture.

Three-layer HEPA filter at the outlet protects the environment from 99.9% of dust.

When choosing a Samsung VS80N8014KW/EV vacuum cleaner, the customer gets efficiency, comfort and compactness.

Among the shortcomings, users indicated:

But they are compensated by compactness, convenience, lightness, quiet and high-quality work even on carpets with long pile.

Electrolux EER73IGM cordless vacuum cleaner

Its versatility lies in the presence of a portable nozzle that allows you to clean not only furniture, but also shelves, window sills and other objects.

The front light is a special feature of the vacuum cleaner, thanks to which dust residues can be seen better.

The 180° rotation of the nozzle makes it easy to clean under sofas and cupboards.

Designed in such a way that you can safely leave it upright without any support. The device is guaranteed not to fall.

The easy-to-clean and easy-to-clean plastic container is the signature feature of the Electrolux EER73IGM bagless vacuum cleaner.

Powerful lithium battery allows 30 minutes of autonomous work. And the bright display will notify you when you need to charge.

Cyclone filtration makes the vacuum cleaner work as efficiently as possible. Passing through the two filter balls, the remaining microscopic dust settles on the bottom of the cone-shaped container. This ensures that the outgoing air is cleaned for 97%. The filters themselves are easy to clean, which prolongs their service life.

After analyzing forums with reviews, we came to the conclusion that users often mention four disadvantages of the model:

Despite its shortcomings, the vacuum cleaner effectively removes animal hair, hair and small debris.

Vacuum cleaners with aqua filter for wool

A distinctive feature of these options is a water filter instead of a standard dust bag or plastic container.

The cleaning process looks like this:

  1. dust and debris are sucked into a container filled with water;
  2. getting wet and connecting, settle on the bottom;
  3. Purified and humid air comes out.

This vacuum cleaner has a number of advantages:

But there are some minor drawbacks:

Vacuum cleaners with aquafilter can collect water. This will help out if the animal knocks over a vase or other container.

Another version of the water filter unit is the washer vacuum cleaner. Its design provides two containers: for clean and dirty water. During cleaning, a small amount of liquid is sprayed from the nozzle onto the floor and is immediately sucked up. This process refreshes carpets and other surfaces. The disadvantage is the difficulty of cleaning the inside of the device due to the complex design.

Aquafilter vacuum cleaners are the perfect solution for cleaning cat and dog hair. It does not clog, but collects in a liquid that is easy to pour out after use.

Not only pet owners, but also allergy sufferers, having tried the model with a water filter, no longer doubt which vacuum cleaner is better for cleaning wool. The filtration process is designed in such a way that even microscopic dust particles do not get outside with the outgoing air stream.

Washing vacuum cleaner Thomas Aqua Allergy & Family

This model is designed for dry and wet cleaning. Brushes are suitable for linoleum, stone, tile. High-quality nozzles do not scratch laminate and parquet, clean carpets and furniture completely. Slot diffuser included.

Mopping gently removes dirt from floors. The device does not pour water, but sprays and immediately sucks up droplets. Therefore, the coating does not deteriorate, and even more so, no prerequisites for swelling are created. Spilling wine, tea, another “coloring” drink, or spilling food, you can quickly eliminate the cause of stains. Thomas Aqua Allergy & Family leaves no chance for pollution. This vacuum cleaner can even clean windows.

The indisputable advantages of the vacuum cleaner are 99.99% dust removal and the ability to collect liquids.

The model, according to users, has several disadvantages:

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Vacuum cleaner Hoover HYP1610 019

The capacious aquafilter (3.5 l) of the Hoover HYP1610 019 allows you to carry out a full cleaning cycle without even remembering to clean it. Made of durable plastic, there are no dents or scratches from hitting furniture.

Other advantages:

Deficiencies were also indicated:

Purification passes through 6 filter layers. This ensures maximum purity of the outgoing air, which is especially important for people who are allergic to dust.

The kit includes brushes, each of which makes cleaning easy and efficient:

Thomas Perfect Air Animal Pure Aquafilter Vacuum Cleaner

Suitable for allergy sufferers, families with children and pets. High power and a special turbo brush clean surfaces, even long pile carpets, of wool and other debris. Filtration does not release dust back with the outgoing air stream.


It is easy to use.

Thomas Perfect Air Animal Pure is characterized as comfortable, powerful and agile. Thanks to the nozzles, it will clean any surface:

There are 2 types of filters included:

With the Thomas Perfect Air Animal Pure vacuum cleaner, cleaning will be of high quality, without undue effort, and even more enjoyable.

Woolen Container Vacuums

Bag vacuum cleaners are not practical to use. They are bulky and heavy, less mobile. Requires constant bag replacement or frequent cleaning as productivity and efficiency directly depends on the fullness of the dust collector. It is inconvenient to clean it, a lot of dust is thrown out, which is unpleasant, especially for allergy sufferers.

An alternative to bag vacuum cleaners - container models. They cost more, but this is offset by ease of use and further savings on bags and filters. The container itself is easily removed and cleaned of the contents. Compact dimensions, high-quality air purification and high suction power are the characteristics that make customers prefer containers with appliances more often.

These vacuum cleaners are divided into 2 types:

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Philips cyclonic vacuum cleaner FC9734/01

Has sufficient suction power (420 W). The PowerCyclone8 system efficiently cleans the intake air from dust. The dust collector is presented in the form of a plastic container. It is airtight and prevents the backflow of debris and dust.

The violet color of the model is discreet and does not attract attention. Together with compact dimensions, Philips FC9734/01 looks equally interesting in a corner in the kitchen, hallway or corridor.

4 types of brushes are included in the set:

A feature is the ability to adjust the power. You can safely use a parquet vacuum cleaner, because the large soft wheels do not scratch the surface.

Among the minuses:

But there are much more advantages:

Vacuum cleaner Rowenta RO 6984 EA

Operates within a radius of 8.8 m.

The versatility of this device is that it perfectly removes dust, dirt and hair from any surface and in hard-to-reach places.

A good wool vacuum cleaner has monocyclone filtration that separates dust from the air it takes in. High-quality filters suck up a maximum of microparticles of debris, and keep up to 99.98% dust.

An indisputable advantage is the saving of energy consumption due to the eco motor. In terms of power and cleaning efficiency, the unit can be compared with 2000 W models, although it consumes only 750 W.

Among the shortcomings are:

An important advantage of the model is the 2. 5 l dust container, which is cleaned in four movements.

Philips Bagless Vacuum Cleaner FC9352/01

Portable, lightweight and compact vacuum cleaner with 370W of power for unparalleled cleaning results. 6 m of cable will allow you to clean the area at a distance of nine meters without changing the outlet.

PowerCyclone 5 filtration keeps the room as dust and hair free as possible. The plastic waste container has a volume of 1.5 liters. This is a little compared to other models, but it will be cleaned more often. The device will not lose power and will last longer.

Damage-sensitive parquet nozzle and soft rubber wheels for safe movement and cleaning.

The Philips FC9352/01 is so easy to use that even a child will be able to use it after familiarizing themselves with the functionality.

Before choosing a wool vacuum cleaner, it is worth deciding which characteristics, in addition to efficiency, are important. Does the presence of the wire play a role and is there a need for air humidification for you. For complex cleaning, nozzles from the kit are important, which will help to clean all surfaces cleanly and with pleasure.

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Which vacuum cleaner is best for cleaning animal hair? – Karchershop.kz

Any owner in whose house shedding pets live regularly faces difficulties in cleaning wool. It is especially difficult to remove from carpet surfaces and upholstered furniture. Manual cleaning in such situations is ineffective.

That's why pet owners often have the question: how to choose a vacuum cleaner for wool? So that he copes well with its removal, can work in hard-to-reach places and that the air at home remains clean after that, which is especially important for allergy sufferers.

Let's find out which vacuum cleaners are best at picking up animal hair.

What to look for when choosing a wool vacuum cleaner?

To understand which vacuum cleaner to choose for cleaning wool, you need to pay attention to the following characteristics:

Type of dust collector.

This feature has a significant impact on ease of use.

The following types of dust collectors are available:

Bag containers.
This is the most common and simple type of dust collector, when the air flow passes through the bag and all the debris with dust settles in it. However, because of this, as the vacuum cleaner is used, its power drops significantly, cleaning bag containers is often inconvenient and unhygienic, and besides, you regularly have to buy new bags.

As the name implies, water is used as a filter, which traps particles of debris and dust passing through it along with the air flow. These filters provide excellent power consistency and allow you to clean the air at the outlet by 99. 9%.

Plastic containers.
In modern models of vacuum cleaners, plastic containers are increasingly used, the debris on the walls of which settles under the action of centrifugal force in a vortex air flow. And dust and small particles are retained at the exit with the help of a HEPA filter, and at the same time the suction power of the vacuum cleaner does not decrease over time.

High power.

It is important to look at such a parameter as effective power - the higher it is, the better. The effective power may be lower than the nominal one, because, firstly, the engine has its own efficiency, and secondly, the effective suction power is affected by the design and number of filters in the air purification system.

Consistent power.

This parameter decreases as the vacuum cleaner is used due to the dust container being full. The most effective in this indicator are vacuum cleaners with aqua filters and multi-cyclone technology. The higher this parameter, the longer the vacuum cleaner will maintain high suction power.

Availability of special brushes/nozzles for cleaning wool.

Standard brushes will not do the job properly. Especially, as we have already mentioned, this applies to carpets and upholstered furniture. Make sure that the vacuum cleaner comes with at least a turbo brush with a special rotating roller that picks up hair well from a textile surface.

Hygienic and anti-allergic properties.

In order to keep the vacuum cleaner free of odors, bacteria and allergens, it must use a special HEPA filter, a highly efficient particle trapping technology. It appeared back in the 40s in the United States and was used in the nuclear industry to trap radioactive particles. Now it has been adapted for use in household appliances and has since been repeatedly upgraded.

Now that we have figured out what characteristics to choose vacuum cleaners for cleaning animal hair, let's see what vacuum cleaners themselves are.

Which animal hair vacuum cleaners does Kärcher have?

As the market leader in cleaning and cleaning household appliances, the company in-house develops and implements many modern technologies that make cleaning easier and more comfortable to use.

We are well aware of the challenges pet owners face and therefore we have several completely different solutions so that each person can choose the best vacuum cleaner for cleaning pet hair.

VC 4S Cordless dry vacuum cleaner.

Light but powerful. Cordless vacuum cleaner with an 18-volt lithium-ion battery, does not depend on the location of outlets and is able to work up to 60 minutes in economy mode. The patented design of the handle and switch allows you to easily turn the upright vacuum cleaner into a handheld one in an instant.

The powerful brushless motor and multi-cyclone technology keep the output constant at 15,000 Pa, while the HEPA 12 filter traps all fine particles as well as most dust and allergens.

The vacuum cleaner also comes with a Power Brush with an electric drive and a special Pet cleaning kit, which helps with cleaning upholstered furniture from pet hair.

VC 4S Cordless is your ideal upright wool vacuum if speed, comfort and ease of cleaning are important.

Vacuum cleaner with water filter DS 6 Premium Mediclean

This vacuum cleaner cleans the air of dust by 99.5% and refreshes it. The suction air in the DS 6 vacuum cleaner is triple cleaned: first, the water filter uses the natural ability of water to capture and retain dirt and dust. An intermediate filter is then used to protect the vacuum cleaner motor from splashing water. And the outlet is equipped with a HEPA 12 filter.

The water filter is removable and easy to clean under running water. The vacuum cleaner itself has an amazing power rating: at a maximum consumption of 650 watts, it sucks up dirt and hair just as well as a vacuum cleaner with a power of 1400 watts.

Among the accessories for this vacuum cleaner you will find two turbo brushes - for cleaning high pile carpets and for cleaning upholstered furniture, which is the best solution for cleaning pet hair.

DS 6 Premium Mediclean is the best pet hair cleaner for situations where you need maximum hair removal performance and first-class air purification.

RC 3 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Innovation at the service of cleanliness in your home. Using a laser navigation system, the robot maps the area to be cleaned and cleans every corner of it. All his work is managed and reflected in an intuitive mobile application for your smartphone or tablet.

Double brush system - spiral brush and brush with rubber inserts - provides excellent cleaning and picks up debris and hair in a removable bin from hard floors and short pile carpets.

A system of infrared and elevation sensors protect the robot cleaner from falling and obstacles that it easily avoids. And when its battery is close to being discharged, the robot returns to the charging station on its own. In addition to the automatic cleaning mode, the robot can be manually set to clean a specific area of ​​the room.

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