My rabbit Lola has a physique rely. She has killed. She is aware of what it’s to see the sunshine exit of a vacuum’s eyes.
Any rabbit-owner can inform you horror tales in regards to the vacuums their lovely little num-nums have slain in chilly blood. That notably mixture of fur, poop, and hay have choked so a lot of my different vacuums to dying. During testing, I anticipated the Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra to fall to my rabbit’s fur similar to all these earlier than it. But as quickly as I turned it on for the primary time, I knew my rabbit had met her match.
The Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra is just like the Terminator. It’s ready for every thing. The entrance rollers have a thick vane of plastic fibers designed to forestall clogs. Paired with that heavy equipment is suction so highly effective you may really feel the vacuum suction itself all the way down to the carpet whenever you flip it on. At 290 air watts on its highest mode (it additionally has a mode for deep-pile and low-pile carpets, in addition to hardwood and ground-in grime), it is nearly a 3rd stronger than Dyson’s widespread stick vacuums.
If the Ball Animal 3 had simply these two options, I might’ve been elated that my days of disemboweling the vacuum to dislodge a clog midway by way of each single room had been over. But there’s extra up its surprisingly dainty sleeves.
For a Dyson vacuum, the Ball Animal 3 is fairly small however very dense. It’s a full-size plug-in vacuum, however it has a slim and quick profile that makes it simple to simply tuck right into a nook (though at 17 kilos, it may be tiring to carry up and down). Like the very first Dyson vacuums, the Ball Animal 3 comes with a mud canister that you could take away from the vacuum and empty with out touching a single little bit of mud or fur.
Dyson’s signature ball design is one other star of the present right here. Vacuuming round a tiny offended rabbit can require some cautious maneuvers, a variety of choosing up the vacuum and re-angling it to get it the place it must go. With the ball, you may simply tilt the vacuum and make a decent little flip, all with out getting too shut. This maneuverability additionally means it’s nice at moving into tight corners, awkward matches, and even below the mattress somewhat.
I’m shocked Lola did not recoil from the vacuum on condition that it is a very loud little factor. When you flip it on, ensure it is not in upright mode, in any other case it is going to scream like a tortured human being till you tilt it again and begin vacuuming.
When I completed vacuuming with the Ball Animal 3 for the primary time, I hadn’t even seen that I didn’t have to cease and unclog it. I checked, simply in case. The 1.7-liter canister was fully full, and the detangling vanes within the entrance rollers had been completely clear.
A Little Extra
Like Dyson’s widespread stick vacuums, the Ball Animal 3 Extra (as its namesake suggests) comes with a bunch of additional attachments. It has one for grooming your pet and one for upholstery cleansing, plus all the same old little blades and brushes. When you hook up an attachment and stand the vacuum as much as clear out your automobile or sofa, you don’t lose a single watt of suction regardless of which attachment you’re utilizing. It’s considered one of two Dyson Ball Animal vacuums out there; the opposite is the Dyson Ball Animal 2.