Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum is powerful and very versatile canister vacuum cleaner, very similar to Dyson Ball Multi Floor, Dyson Big Ball Musclehead and Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor vacuums. These vacuums share many features with very similar Dyson's upright vacuum cleaners, like Dyson Ball Multi Floor, Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal Plus Allergy and similar.

Updated: June 30, 2017.

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If you prefer upright vacuum cleaners, feel free to check Dyson Small Ball, Ball and Cinetic Big Ball Upright Vacuums article.

Main differences between Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum, Dyson Ball Multi Floor, Dyson Big Ball Musclehead and Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor vacuums is in their color and design - 'Big Ball' vacuums are more compact and are easier to maneuver around the furniture and tight corners and areas. Also, there is difference in available cleaning attachments and in main cleaning heads.

Note: Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister vacuum cleaner is improved version of Dyson DC39 Animal canister vacuum cleaner. Also note that Dyson Ball Multi Floor (note missing 'Big' in front of the 'Ball') is formerly DC39 Origin.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum is advertised as the vacuum that doesn't loose suction thanks to 36 Dyson Cinetic tips that separate the microscopic dust that would otherwise, sooner or later, clog the vacuum cleaner.

The unit uses no mechanical filters that has to be washed or replaced. These canister vacuums are bagless, having hygienic dirt ejector which drives out cleaned dust and debris with no need to touch the dirt at any moment.

Interesting feature of 'Big Ball' canister vacuums is that they self-right when toppled over - canister vacuums pick themselves up. And since they are rather compact, and turn on the spot, they are easy to navigate on the floor during vacuuming. Of course, if you just vacuum and pull the vacuum without watching where it is, expect few bumps here and there :)

Dyson Canister Vacuums - Features and Specifications

Features and specifications are given in the following table:

Model Dyson Ball Multi Floor
(formerly DC39 Origin)
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Dyson Big Ball Musclehead Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor
Photo dyson ball multi floor w125 dyson cinetic big ball animal w125 dyson big ball musclehead w125 dyson big ball multi floor w125
 Weight  16.9 lbs (7.66 kg) 17.64 lbs (8 kg) 17.64 lbs (8 kg) 17.64 lbs (8 kg) 
 Suction Power 280 AW 250 AW 250 AW 250 AW 
 Dirt Bin Volume 0.53 gallons (2 liters) 0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters) 0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters)  0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters) 
 Cord Length 21 feet (6.4 m) 21 feet (6.4 m) 21 feet (6.4 m)  21 feet (6.4 m) 
 Maximum Reach 45 feet (13.7 m) 35 feet (10.7 m)  35 feet (10.7 m)  35 feet (10.7 m) 
 Dimensions (HxWxD) 14.2 x 19.5 x 10.2 inches
(~36.1 x 49.5 x 26 cm)
13.66 x 15.71 x 12.13 inches
(~35 x 40 x 31 cm)
 13.66 x 15.71 x 12.13 inches
(~35 x 40 x 31 cm)
13.66 x 15.71 x 12.13 inches
(~35 x 40 x 31 cm) 
Cyclone Technology Radial Root Dyson Cinetic 2 Tier Radial Cyclone 2 Tier Radial Cyclone
Mechanical Filter Washable lifetime filter  Non-washable lifetime post-motor filter Washable lifetime filter  Washable lifetime filter
Main Cleaning Head Triggerhead floor tool  Carbon Fiber Turbine Head Carbon Fiber Turbine Head,
Musclehead Floor Tool
Carbon Fiber Turbine Head
 Tangle Free Turbine Tool No Yes No No
Stiff Bristle Brush No Yes No No
 Combination Tool Yes Yes  Yes Yes
 Stair Tool Yes Yes  Yes Yes
Amazon Link Dyson Ball Multi Floor Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal - Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor

Note: Amazon links open in the new window, so feel free to check them for more reviews and recommendations. Also, exact names of the vacuums and many other data, are checked on the official Dyson's website.

Air filtration is excellent, and all Dyson uprights are true HEPA vacuum cleaner - they expel practically clean air.

Thanks to the extendable wand and available cleaning attachments, these canister vacuums are suitable for cleaning from the floor to the ceiling.

All units come with 5-year limited warranty.

'Carbon Fiber Turbine Head' which actually uses both carbon fibers and nylon bristles for cleaning the floors - carbon fiber filaments pick up fine dust while stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner

dyson ball multi floor w250Dyson Ball Multi Floor (formerly DC39 Origin) is the slightly lighter than other Dyson canisters - 16.9 pounds vs 17.64 pounds, but it also has the strongest suction - 280 Air-Watts vs 250 Air-Watts. And that is some serious suction.

Also, it has the largest dirt bin - 0.53 gal vs. 0.42 gal. Due to the different air-dirt filtering technology (Radial Root Cyclone Technology), and slightly different design, unit is somewhat larger than other Dyson canister vacuums.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor uses washable lifetime filter.

Unit is designed as true HEPA vacuum cleaner. Power cord is 21 feet long, but maximum reach is 45 feet, when extension hose and wands are used - that is 45 feet from the power outlet to the cleaned surface. This enables the unit to clean rather large area without changing the power outlets.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor comes with standard combination tool and stair tool.

As the main cleaning head, unit has Triggerhead floor tool. Rotating brush bar is controlled from the handle, thus enabling the user to clean carpets with the brush bar on and to clean the delicate bare floors with brush bar off, without bending to turn the brush bar on or off.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Dyson Ball Multi Floor Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner

dyson cinetic big ball animal w250Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal canister vacuum cleaner uses Carbon Fiber Turbine Tool as the main cleaning tool. Thanks to this tool, unit is able to clean both bare and carpeted floors.

Also, it comes with the Tangle Free Turbine Tool, Stiff Bristle Brush, Combination Tool and Stair Tool - this model comes with more cleaning attachments than any other Dyson canister vacuum.

Additional attachments can be purchased when and if required, so if you already own some other model, just order required tool.

Note: initially, this model costs more than others, but considering all the tools, it is affordable and very versatile unit.

Weighing around 17.6 pounds like other 'Big Ball' canisters, it is not the lightest vacuum cleaner on the market - note that this is canister vacuum cleaner and the user cleans using extension hose, with or without full size wand with various cleaning tools. And that combination is much lighter than the weight of full size canister :)

Suction power is excellent - unit actual suction is 250 Air Watts. Cord is 'only' 21 feet long, but these are canister vacuums, so total reach is respectable 35 feet (10.7 m).

Dyson Cinetic cyclone technology enables the unit to use non-washable lifetime post-motor filter and to achieve true HEPA air filtration, which is very important not only for people having issues with asthma and allergies, but for everyone not wanting to breathe floor dust and dirt from expelled air.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Dyson Big Ball Musclehead Canister Vacuum Cleaner

dyson big ball musclehead w250Dyson Big Ball Musclehead is the newest Dyson canister vacuum - it is very similar to other 'Big Ball' units:

- maximum suction is 250 AW,

- dirt bin volume is 0.42 gallons,

- cord length is 21 feet and the maximum reach is 35 feet,

- it weighs 17.64 pounds,

- 2 Tier Radial cyclone air filtration, combined with washable lifetime filter provides true HEPA air filtration,

- it comes with standard cleaning tools: combination tool (crevice tool and brush tool in one) and stair tool.

Dyson Big Ball Musclehead differs from other 'Big Ball' canister by having two main cleaning heads: 'Carbon Fiber Turbine Head' and 'Musclehead floor tool'.

Musclehead floor tool does similar job like Carbon Fiber Turbine Head - it self-adjusts when traversing from bare floors to carpeted areas and back, and thanks to its low profile, it can easily reach under the furniture, beds and similar objects.

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner

dyson big ball multi floor w250Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister as the main cleaning tool uses 'Carbon Fiber Turbine Head', suitable for both bare and carpeted surfaces.

Also, it comes with the Combination Tool and Stair Tool -  Both tools are suitable for cleaning various surfaces at home using extension hose and wand.

Unit lacks Tangle Free Turbine Tool and Stiff Bristle Brush, and it doesn't have 'Cinetic Tips'.

This model uses very similar '2 Tier Radial cyclones' air filtration technology and washable lifetime filter.

Like other similar 'Big Ball' canisters, it weighs 17.64 pounds - not the lightest canisters on the market, but thanks to the 'Big Ball' technology, it maneuvers easily around the furniture, walls and other obstacles and it pick itself up, when it fall over. Nonetheless, when vacuuming, pull the unit carefully over the floors.

Unit's suction is 250 Air-Watts, enabling the unit to clean various types of dirt and debris with ease.

Dirt bin is transparent and the unit can operate until the dirt bin is almost full. IMHO, empty the dirt bin after each cleaning - this can be done within seconds, just be sure that lower part of the dirt bin is in the trash can, not above it.

Cord length is 21 feet and maximum reach 35 feet - very good  for such unit, perhaps could be better.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner

dyson cinetic animal tableDyson Cinetic Animal Canister vacuum cleaner is an older unit. It is not available via official Dyson web site, but it can be found in local and on-line shops. Since it is an 'older' unit, it can be often found at very acceptable price.

Main cleaning tool is 'Carbon Fiber Turbine Head', suitable for both bare and carpeted surfaces.

Also, itcomes with the Tangle Free Turbine Tool, Combination Tool and Stair Tool, while it lacks Stiff Bristle Brush.

Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister suction is little bit weaker  (230 Air Watts), compared with 250 Air Watts of 'Big Ball' canisters.  Also, it has little bit longer power cord (21.3 feet - 6.5 m), but also slightly shorter maximum reach (32.8 feet - 10 m).

Dyson Cinetic Animal canister vacuum is being replaced by the newer Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal canister vacuum cleaner.

Dyson 'Cinetic' canisters have 'Cinetic Tips' which oscillate at high frequency (up to 5 kHz) to capture the microscopic dust that might clog other vacuums. They also use non-washable lifetime post-motor filter.


dyson cinetic big ball animal w125Long story short - these vacuums will do their job properly. They have excellent suction, great cleaning tools and they are generally not cheap. However, in the long run, they are very affordable vacuums. Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner is the most expensive of these three models, but it comes with very versatile cleaning attachments and has excellent suction and HEPA air filtration - what you pay is what you get.

Assembly is quick and easy. Before first use, be sure to read the manual, just in case.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).



 

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