The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum is a 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.


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


The main differences between the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum, the Dyson Ball Multi Floor, the Dyson Big Ball Musclehead and the Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor vacuums are 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 a difference in available cleaning attachments and in main cleaning heads.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum

Note

The Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister vacuum cleaner is the improved version of the Dyson DC39 Animal canister vacuum cleaner.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner Tech Specs and Features

The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal canister vacuum cleaner uses Carbon Fiber Turbine Tool as the main cleaning tool. Thanks to this tool, the 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 the required tool.
  • Initially, this model costs more than others but considering all the tools, it is an affordable and very versatile unit.
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  • Weighing around 17.6 pounds like other ‘Big Ball’ canisters, it is not the lightest vacuum cleaner on the market. Note that this is a canister vacuum cleaner and the user cleans using extension hose, with or without a full-size wand with various cleaning tools. The combination is much lighter than the weight of a full-size canister.
  • Suction power is excellent – the unit’s actual suction is 250 Air Watts.
  • The cord is ‘only’ 21 feet long, but these are canister vacuums, so total reach is respectable 35 feet (10.7 m).
  • The 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.

If you or your loved ones have problems with allergies, asthma or similar conditions, or you are simply concerned about the quality of the air that you are breathing at home then consider using HEPA filtering bags!


What Else Should You Know about the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum?

The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum is advertised as the vacuum that doesn’t lose 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.

An 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 🙂


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Dyson Canister Vacuums – Features and Specifications

Features and specifications are given in the following table:

ModelDyson Ball Multi Floor (formerly DC39 Origin)Dyson Cinetic Big Ball AnimalDyson Big Ball MuscleheadDyson Big Ball Multi Floor
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dyson big ball musclehead w125
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 Weight 16.9 lbs (7.66 kg)17.64 lbs (8 kg)17.64 lbs (8 kg)17.64 lbs (8 kg)
 Suction Power280 AW250 AW250 AW250 AW
 Dirt Bin Volume0.53 gallons (2 liters)0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters)0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters)0.42 gallons (~1.6 liters)
 Cord Length21 feet (6.4 m)21 feet (6.4 m)21 feet (6.4 m)21 feet (6.4 m)
 Maximum Reach45 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 TechnologyRadial RootDyson Cinetic2 Tier Radial Cyclone2 Tier Radial Cyclone
Mechanical FilterWashable lifetime filterNon-washable lifetime post-motor filterWashable lifetime filterWashable lifetime filter
Main Cleaning HeadTriggerhead floor toolCarbon Fiber Turbine HeadCarbon Fiber Turbine Head, Musclehead Floor ToolCarbon Fiber Turbine Head
 Tangle Free Turbine ToolNoYesNoNo
Stiff Bristle BrushNoYesNoNo
 Combination ToolYesYes YesYes
 Stair ToolYesYes YesYes
Retail PriceDyson Ball Multi Floor
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal
Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor

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Let’s see some similarities shared by all these products!

  • 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.
  • The ‘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.

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner Tech Specs and Features

The Dyson 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.
  • The Dyson Ball Multi Floor uses a washable lifetime filter.
  • The unit is designed as a 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 a large area without changing the power outlets.
  • Dyson Ball Multi Floor comes with standard combination tool and stair tool.

As the main cleaning head, the 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.


Dyson Big Ball Musclehead Canister Vacuum Cleaner

The Dyson Big Ball Musclehead is the newest Dyson canister vacuum. It is very similar to other ‘Big Ball’ units.

Dyson Big Ball Musclehead Canister Vacuum Cleaner Tech Specs and Features

  • The maximum suction is 250 AW,
  • The dirt bin volume is 0.42 gallons,
  • Its cord length is 21 feet and the maximum reach is 35 feet,
  • It weighs 17.64 pounds,
  • The vacuum features 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.
  • The Dyson Big Ball Musclehead differs from other ‘Big Ball’ canister by having two main cleaning heads: ‘Carbon Fiber Turbine Head’ and ‘Musclehead floor tool’.

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


Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner

The Dyson 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.

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner Tech Specs and Features

  • The 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. However, thanks to the ‘Big Ball’ technology, it maneuvers easily around the furniture, walls and other obstacles and it picks itself up when it falls over. Nonetheless, when vacuuming, keep in mind to pull the unit carefully over the floors.
  • The unit’s suction is 250 Air-Watts, enabling the unit to clean various types of dirt and debris with ease.

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  • The 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 the lower part of the dirt bin is in the trash can, not above it.
  • Its cord length is 21 feet and maximum reach 35 feet. It is very good for such a unit, but perhaps it could be better.

Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner

The Dyson 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. Its main cleaning tool is the ‘Carbon Fiber Turbine Head’, suitable for both bare and carpeted surfaces.

The Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner Tech Specs and Features

  • The unit comes with the Tangle-Free Turbine Tool, Combination Tool, and Stair Tool, while it lacks Stiff Bristle Brush.
  • Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister suction is a 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.
  • The 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 a non-washable lifetime post-motor filter.

Dyson Canister Vacuum Cleaners: Conclusion

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. The 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.

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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum: FAQs

Which Dyson canister vacuum is the best?

While the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner is the most expensive of all Dyson canister vacuums, we recommend it for its overall quality, versatility, durability, and capabilities. For comfort and suction power, we also recommend the Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister – it picks itself up.

How do you clean a Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum?

Simply use cold water without any detergent to clean the unit. Dry with a soft cloth. Allow the filter to air-dry completely for at least 24 hours before you replace it in the vacuum.

Which Dyson model has the strongest suction?

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is the most powerful vacuum cleaner coming from Dyson when it comes to suction. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is also certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America thanks to its whole-machine HEPA filtration system

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