Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor, Animal and Animal Plus Allergy Vacuums

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor, Animal and Animal Plus Allergy Vacuums is a group of several upright vacuum cleaners, that differ mostly in available attachments and, of course, color. These vacuums are not the cheapest vacuums on the market, but they are intended as the main vacuums in larger homes and apartments and are able to clean from the floor to the ceiling, thanks to the self-adjusting main cleaning head, flexible extension hose and different available attachments.

Published: November 30, 2017.

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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball upright vacuums are large, sturdy and robust vacuums with strong suction.

They weigh 19.2 pounds (~8.7 kg) and as such are far from being light vacuums. But, they come with Dyson's Ball Technology enabling them to easily steer around furniture and other objects and clean the floors.

Main cleaning head is self-adjusting, helping the user to traverse from bare floors to carpets and back, speeding up the cleaning process. Although main cleaning head height allows it to reach under the beds and similar objects, its reach is short due to the vacuum's Ball Technology. However, Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuums come with flexible cleaning hose and several cleaning attachments, greatly simplifying cleaning of the elevated and hard-to-reach areas and surfaces.

Cinetic Big Ball vacuums have excellent reach - they come with 35 feet (~10.6 m) long power cord, providing the user with 50 feet (~15.2 m) maximum reach. Such reach help the user to clean really large area using single wall socket, but also to clean stairs and other elevated surfaces using flexible cleaning hose.

These vacuums don't come with automatic power cord rewind system - power cord is wrapped around power cord hooks on the back of the units. Some users like to release the full length of the power cord right away, some don't - this is highly individual.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball uprights come with 11 Amps motors providing very strong suction of 180 Air Watts.

One of the important features of these vacuums is their low maintenance costs. Air filtration is based on Dyson's Cyclone Filtering Technology - two rows of Dyson Cinetic tips oscillate at high frequency (up to 5 kHz), separating the dust and other debris and exhaust practically clean air. Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuums are true HEPA vacuums, which is very important for everyone, not just people having issues with asthma and allergies.

Dirt bin capacity is 0.57 gal (~2.15 liters) - more than enough even when cleaning heavy soiled floors. Also, dirt bin is transparent allowing the user to check type and amount of vacuumed dirt. Units are design not to lose suction as the dirt bin is filled. When the dirt reaches 'Max Fill Line', the dirt bin must be emptied, which can be done quickly and easily.

Note: These vacuums are not designed for wet or moist dirt.

Comparison of Dyson Cinetic Big Ball upright vacuums is given in the following table:

Model Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Plus Allergy
Photo dyson cinetic big ball multi floor table dyson cinetic big ball animal table  dyson cinetic big ball animal plus allergy table 
Weight 19.2 lbs (~8.7 kg) 19.2 lbs (~8.7 kg) 19.2 lbs (~8.7 kg)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 43.3x13.4x17.2 inches
(~110x34x43.7 cm)
43.3x13.4x17.2 inches
(~110x34x43.7 cm)
43.3x13.4x17.2 inches
(~110x34x43.7 cm)
Cord Length 35 ft (~10.6 m) 35 ft (~10.6 m) 35 ft (~10.6 m)
Max Reach 50 ft (~15.2 m) 50 ft (~15.2 m) 50 ft (~15.2 m)
Motor 11 Amps 11 Amps 11 Amps
Suction Power 180 AW 180 AW 180 AW
Cyclone Filtering Technology Dyson Cinetic  Dyson Cinetic Dyson Cinetic
True HEPA Yes Yes Yes
Dirt Bin Capacity 0.57 gal (~2.15 liters) 0.57 gal (~2.15 liters) 0.57 gal (~2.15 liters)
Self-Adjusting Cleaner Head Yes Yes Yes
Stair Tool Yes Yes Yes
Combination Tool Yes Yes Yes
Tangle-Free Turbine Tool No Yes Yes
Carbon Fiber Soft Dusting Brush No No Yes
Reach Under Tool No No Yes
Multi-Angle Brush No No Yes
Mattress Tool No No Yes
Warranty 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years
Amazon Link - Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal -

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All three models come with Self-Adjusting Cleaning Head, Stair Tool and Combination Tool.

Self-Adjusting Cleaning Head

Self-Adjusting Cleaning Head comes with motorized brush bar and is designed to automatically adjust its height according to the cleaned surface type. This helps user when traversing different surfaces, speeding up the cleaning task.

Motorized brush bar does very good job in cleaning various types of dirt from different floors, including deeply embedded dirt from carpets and rugs like human and pet hair and similar.

However, it is not of 'tangle-free' design and it should be cleaned periodically. Since it is positioned under transparent cover, user can check its condition easily and react right away if required.

 dyson self adjusting head

Stair Tool

Stair tool is designed for cleaning stairs, furniture and similar surfaces.

It is attached to the cleaning hose and used to clean elevated surfaces.

Stair tool comes with all three models of Dyson Cinetic Big Ball upright vacuums.

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Combination Tool

Combination Tool is cleaning tool that combines crevice tool and dusting brush in one tool.

Crevice tool is used for cleaning tight and narrow places, but also along the edges, in the corners and similar hard to reach areas.

Dusting brush is used for dusting elevated surfaces - dust brush agitate particles of dust, pollen, hair and other dirt, which are then removed into the unit by strong air flow.

Combination Tool is used attached to the cleaning hose and comes with all three Cinetic Big Ball models.

 dyson combination tool

Tangle-Free Turbine Tool

Tangle-Free Turbine Tool is excellent and one of the must-have cleaning tools for people with pets.

Tangle-Free Turbine Tool is powered via air turbine and it consists of two brushes designed to pull the pet and human hair from the carpets and rugs, while strong air flow removes the hair into the vacuum off the floors, but also off the two brushes.

Tangle-Free Turbine Tool is used attached on the cleaning hose and comes with Animal and Animal+Allergy model and is also very popular cleaning attachment, often bought by the owners of other Dyson vacuums.

 dyson tangle free turbine

Carbon Fiber Soft Dusting Brush

Carbon Fiber Soft Dusting Brush comes with very fine carbon fiber filaments that improve pick-up of fine dust and other very small particles from flat, hard surfaces.

Dusting brush thin profile allows it to fit into tight crevices. To ease its use, it comes with an angled handle.

It is used attached on the cleaning hose and is available only with Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal+Allergy model. If required, it can be ordered later.

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Reach Under Tool

Reach Under Tool is intended for cleaning hard to reach surfaces under and around home appliances and furniture.

It flexible cleaning tool with a paddle-shaped profile, and robust bristles that enable the cleaning of dust and dirt from the most hard-to-reach areas.

It is also used attached on the cleaning hose and is available only with Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal+Allergy model.

If required, it can be ordered separately.

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Multi-Angle Brush

Multi-Angle Brush comes with the rotating joints which can be locked into different positions for cleaning at different angles.

It helps the user to remove dust, allergens and other dirt from hard to reach surfaces, without requiring for example ladder to reach and clean such surfaces.

Multi-Angle Brush is also used attached on the cleaning hose and is available only with Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal+Allergy model and, if required, can be ordered later.

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Mattress Tool

Mattress tool is designed to remove dirt, allergens and dust mites from mattresses and upholstery.

The front and back edges of the tool gather, ball and release dirt and hair into the airflow, where they are vacuumed into the unit.

Although it does excellent job cleaning smaller surfaces, it is not a replacement for a good mattress cleaner.

Like all other similar cleaning tools, mattress tool is used attached to the wand or cleaning hose and it comes only with Animal+Allergy model.

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Which model to choose? Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuums are excellent vacuums and they come with many great features. Thus, they are not cheap, but nonetheless, their features more than justify their price.

In many situations cleaning tools that come with Animal model are more than enough for keeping home clean. And if other cleaning attachments are required, they can be ordered later.

When buying cleaning attachments separately, keep in mind that they cost more than when they are bought with as part of the vacuum cleaner bundle. So, if you have various surfaces and various dirt to clean, consider Animal+Allergy model, especially if you have somebody with respiratory or similar health issues.

People having the need to clean almost exclusively floors, should aim for Multi Floor model.

For the best offers check Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Amazon link (link opens in the new window).