Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum Cleaner Refurbished Review



If you have come across and liked the DC59 Animal vacuum cleaner from Dyson but regretted its price, now is your chance to get your hands on a slightly lower version of it at half the price.

The DC44 Animal is offered in refurbished condition. It offers the same features as the DC59, with just a few differences. It’s an ultra-light cordless vacuum cleaner that is practically a stick with a vacuum head and a handle where the small powerful motor is located.

But how effective could it really be in cleaning? Usually, cordless machines fall short when it comes to performance. But the manufacturer boasts that it sucks up as much dust as conventional a conventional vacuum cleaner. It features a 350 Watt motor that provides a powerful suction. Let’s take a look at its other features and what customers are saying about it.

Important Features and Specs

Indeed, the Dyson DC44 Animal is a powerhouse. It has 3x the suction power other cordless vacuum cleaners have to date. And it’s not just cordless and lightweight. It’s ultra-light. It is powered by Dyson digital motor V6 and is specifically engineered to improve debris pick up.

It does look chic in metallic blue, with the head and the handle coated in metallic black. It’s ultra lightweight dimensions are 11.8 x 5.7 x 28.4 inches, Width, Depth, and Height (WDH) and weighs only 4.5 pounds.

It can clean both carpeted and hardwood floors. However, the brush cannot be turned off so there are a few issues when using it on bare floors. On carpet, it does an excellent job cleaning very fine particles to coarser debris.

The brush has carbon and nylon materials which work together like a charm. When cleaning hard floors, expect to have some particles blown a little over the surface because of the brush. So it might take longer to clean on wood or tiles than on carpet. But it still does the job.

Another potential problem is cleaning on edges and stairs. It leaves some particles on the wall’s edges using the main head. What you can do is attach either the mini power brush tool or crevice tool, and it will take care of what’s left behind. The crevice tool is also a little flimsy when attached to the hose.

It is easy to assemble. Follow the instructions and the parts just fit together where they should. It comes with a charging dock that you can mount on a wall when charging the battery away from the machine, or you can charge it directly to an outlet if you don’t want to remove the battery. There is a blue indicator light when it’s charging which will turn off once it’s done. It takes 3 and a half hours to do a full charge.

Cleaning is also very easy. It uses cyclonic system so no need for filter bags. Just remove the stick from the handle where the dust canister is located. Pull the red slider down to open the bottom flap and empty the dirt straight to the trash bin. The foam filter is easily removable from the top of the handle. Just wash it and leave it to dry for your next use.

Maneuverability is another on the plus side. The head pivots 180 degrees without losing floor contact and the V-ball technology allows smooth steering so it is easier to go around furniture and other tight spaces.

Even if it is refurbished, Dyson still gives 6 months warranty. Ideally, you’d want to get more than that to be safe but it is already a good deal for the slashed price.


  • Good suction power
  • Cleans pet hair
  • Bagless
  • Washable foam filter


  • Can’t really do deep clean cleaning on rugs
  • Handle could get hot after some time because the motor is there
  • You have to empty the canister frequently since it’s small

Who Should Buy

If you want a handy tool for effortless cleaning and don’t mind the few extra bucks, the Dyson DC44 Animal would be great for you. It is perfect for quick cleaning and would come in very handy when unexpected guests suddenly tell you they’re coming over. It is a lot less expensive than the newer models but still a little more pricey than the average vacuum cleaner. It is not recommended for bigger spaces, unless you intend to use it for the occasional cleaning.


The Dyson DC44 Animal Vacuum – Refurbished would save you a lot of money if what you want is the convenience and power of the Digital Slim cordless vacuum edition. It is refurbished to a fully functioning condition and has been tested thoroughly. It’s great for all your light cleaning needs and would save you a lot of effort because of its ultra-light make.