Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 Gives You That #DysonClean

When my husband and I bought our first vacuum we honestly just picked something that looked okay and had a budget price, how different could vacuums really be right? We bought our first house; a three bedroom two story, we picked out a fur baby and went on to have not one, not two but three babies of our own so it’s safe to say our house was full! With three busy boys and a love for pets it became really clear that our old vacuum wasn’t up for the job and that’s when we made the switch to Dyson. All these years later, we’ve never looked back. Dyson has proven to us time and time again that there’s nobody better, other vacuums just don’t give you that “Dyson Clean”.

What’s new from Dyson? Check out the Dyson Big Ball Animal 2!

Dyson Big Ball Animal 2

My parents have the Dyson Small Ball Animal and love it, so I already knew this Big Ball 2 version was going to be amazing. The small ball is perfect for small homes and apartments but for anything larger you need a bigger unit and this is it, it’s like the big brother to the small ball! 

Dyson vacuums are super user friendly, even right out of the box. Most new gadgets I leave for my husband to figure out, but there is no need to hand a new Dyson over to get ready, it’s so easy to set up and get rolling.

Dyson Big Ball Animal 2

By arranging the cyclones in a radial formation, airflow is more efficient, preserving air pressure and maximizing suction. Dyson is alllll about the suction! The cyclones help remove more dust, allergens and small particles from the home such as pollen, mould and bacteria. 

The Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 is not filter free like other Dyson models such as the Dyson DC77. There are 2 filters that are both easy to locate and remove. One is located in the ball and the other in the center of the cyclone assembly.

Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 filter locations

There are no after purchase costs associated with these, they simply need to be rinsed with cold water and thoroughly air dried before putting back in place, about once every two months.

Dyson Big Ball filters

The Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 is a multi-floor machine. It’s perfect if you have a mix of carpet and laminate flooring because it can work it’s way through the house without skipping a beat.  The active base plate automatically adjusts the cleaner head height to seal in suction across carpets and hard floors. No other vacuum has stronger suction at the cleaner head.

One of my favourite things about Dyson vacuums (besides the awesome ‘turn on a dime’ ball technology) is the extra long hose and cords. A new model can be a bit stiff at first, but after a few times you’ll have it worked in and able to stretch up to 4.6 metres to clean high places like ceiling fans and up the stairs. With the cord I love that I can plug it in, in the upstairs hallway and work my way in and out of bedrooms without ever having to unplug and move the cord to a new outlet! 

Dyson is notorious for being generous with their attachments, especially the Animal series. The Big Ball Animal 2 comes with the above attachments which includes the two standard ones plus 4 extra attachments including a Tangle-free Turbine Tool (great for removing hair and fur from furniture), Articulating hard floor tool, Stiff bristle brush and a Grooming tool for your pet. Our pup is pretty nervous around the noise of the vacuum and runs when it starts up so we haven’t been able to try this tool out with him yet, but the idea is genius. The two standard attachments can ride on board. 

Dyson attachments

Sharing the #DysonClean Love

You know when you find something you just LOVE and you want to share it with everyone you know? I was really excited to learn that Dyson was also gifting a Big Ball Animal 2 to a deserving family. The family I chose is a family of 7 (5 kids!!!) with 2 cats. They are a homeschooling family so they spent most of their time at home and when I asked the mom about her current vacuum she told me it was being held together with duct tape! I couldn’t wait for her to experience a Dyson and hear what she thought of it. 

I wasn’t surprised at all when I got this message back “the dyson is showing me how absolutely NASTY my carpets are!” lol I remember all too well our first spin through the house with a Dyson, it shows you EVERYTHING! The hygienic bin is see through so you get a good look at all that dust, dirt and hair. I actually love that you can see right in there, it gives me this weird satisfied feeling knowing that I’m sucking that up and taking it out of the home and when you accidently suck up small toys parts (Re: LEGO!), they are easily spotted and can be removed! With just one push of the button, the bottom of the bin opens up and all that nasty stuff falls right out! 

Like me, she found the Dyson on the heavy side but I was impressed to hear that her older boys were using it just fine. Now if she could just bring them over and show my boys how they do it! The family lives in a town house that I’m told has a “zillion” stairs and mixed flooring throughout so it’s perfect for the Big Ball Animal to tackle. They also have a spring inspection coming up so I was happy to help them prepare their home to pass with flying colours! It’s official we have 7 new Dyson super-fans! 

Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 Review

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone gifted YOU a Dyson??? Drop back in tomorrow for a chance to WIN your own Dyson Big Ball Animal 2!!

Visit the Dyson website for more info on the Big Ball Animal 2 and other products

The products mentioned above were provided free of charge. Regardless, I was not obligated to feature this item and all opinions expressed belong to Mom vs. the Boys and are not influenced in any way.

Comments

  1. Ivy Pluchinsky says:

    Ooh I will be entering that! I have wanted one for years

  2. I don’t have a vacuum. My old hulk of a lug broke down on me some time ago. I hated it. It worked, I guess but not very well and I had to keep taking it apart to clean out clogs in the hose and hair wrapped around the brush head. It had okay suction for about the first 5 minutes but then after that, I could suck more air through a straw compared to my vacuum. In one way, I’m glad it’s gone but in another, any port in a storm and I would rather be using that than having to resort to a broom and dustpan on my floors – especially my carpets. I haven’t bought a new vacuum since mine died. I would rather have a Dyson but they are costly. I know – I know – but when you are going hand to mouth and barely scraping by – a vacuum from the thrift store is more feasible. I have been trying to save up for a Dyson and Now that I’ve seen this one – I want it!! But life happens and my rainy day funds go dry. Back to the drawing board -lol- One day I’ll get one – one day!

    Thanks for the great review!

    • I can’t say that I have a favourite feature. I love them all. I love that it has a grooming tool too! That is totally awesome and something that would be used frequently on my Springer Spaniel. Maybe I won’t have to take her to the groomers as often. Now that would be a bonus in of itself.

  3. Maria McLachlan says:

    The extra long cord and hose would be such an upgrade! The auto adjust for floor to carpet very handy and all the easy clean and little maintenance sweet

  4. Florence Cochrane says:

    I like the turn on a turn on a dime ball technology and the long cord and hose. My daughter has one which I have used and would love to own one.

  5. I absolutely love that it’s like an air cleaner vacuum in one machine. Dyson Big Ball Animal would be a miracle in a house of 8 rescued cats and men who track in dirt!

  6. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I love the extra long cord and hose! This sure sounds like an awesome vacuum!

  7. Cheryl H says:

    I wish I could afford a dyson but sadly I can’t, I thank dyson for being so generous with giveaways and hope to be able to win one. I have a friend who owns one and says her carpets are so clean because of them, I could only imagine how much dirt it would get out of my carpet. I do vacuum daily but my vacuum is terrible, misses crumbs all the time and I have to go over areas multiple times.

  8. I think my favorite feature is the extra long cord and hose. I hate having to unplug and re-plug several all the time because I can’t reach everywhere I need to.

  9. I really like that I can go from one type of floor to another without concern and knowing that suction won’t be an issue.

  10. kathy downey says:

    My favourite feature of the dime ball technology and the long cord.

  11. Lynda Cook says:

    I think I like the big ball, I have never owned a vacuum with precise swivel and I think this would be neat and plus the suction, gotta love that!!

  12. Sab Edwards says:

    So nice looking

  13. Tania B says:

    I love that the Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 is a multi-floor machine and that the vacuum adjusts the cleaning head automatically.

  14. Travelbuds says:

    I like the extra long hose as my current vacuum doesn’t have a hose long enough to get me to the landing in the stairs so I have to lug my vacuum up while I’m vacuuming…..which is why I don’t vacuum my stairs enough.

  15. As an allergy sufferer love that it removes more dust, pollen, allergens and other small particles from the home.

  16. Cairine says:

    Dyson is alllll about the suction! Anyone I know who can afford on loves it. Vacuums without bags are also a vast improvement.

  17. Michelle L says:

    Thank you . This is great.

  18. Janet M says:

    The Dyson is supposed to be a great vacuum.

  19. Cathy C says:

    I like the feature that it removes more dust, allergens and small particles from the home such as pollen, mould and bacteria. This would make my home healthier to live in.

  20. Theresa A. says:

    I love that it automatically adjusts the cleaner head height to seal in suction across carpets and hard floors AND that no other vacuum has stronger suction at the cleaner head!

  21. Debbie White Beattie says:

    There are many things I like about this vacuum like the Multi-floor ability, the turn on a dime technology and the best thing about this vacuum is the grooming tool because it makes it possible to get the fur before it lands on the floor.

  22. Donna L. says:

    I like that it is multi-floor to clean both my carpets and hardwood floors.

  23. kristen visser says:

    wow such a powerful vacuum!! love the overall design, the ball for hard to reach places and the hygienic bin! totally needed

  24. My favourite feature is the grooming tool. It sets it apart from other vacuums.

  25. Brenda Disimone says:

    i like the hygienic bin and tools

  26. Doris Calvert says:

    I love the fact that it can go from one type of floor to another because we have 3 types!

  27. gayle bellemare says:

    There sounds like there is so much to love about the Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 but I think the one that tops my list is “no after costs”. This is frugal, easy & creates less waste. “So people might pay less for a cheaper vacuum, but over a few years, will have additional costs for bags/filters. I’d just rather have a vscuum that is self sufficient like the Dyson.

    • momvstheboys says:

      yes! I remember the days of buying bags and it was such a pain, plus I always ran out and kept forgetting to buy more. So annoying

  28. Some of my favorite features of this vacuum is the extra long hose and cords. I have very little electrical outlets so it is very difficult for me to get all of my upstairs vacuuming done in the living and dining rooms because I always have to use an extension cord.

  29. Nicole guay says:

    I love the whole concept of this vacuum, but I have to say that I love the long cords and all the attachments because those are the two things I dislike about my current vacuum.

  30. sarah alexis says:

    I love the hygienic bin feature – anything to keep germs and allergens under control in my home!!!!

  31. Marilyn Legault says:

    I love that it changes easily from carpet to wood flooring.

  32. I think this would be fantastic with our two long-haired cats!

  33. Victoria Ess says:

    I love all the attachment options.

  34. Julie F says:

    I love the fact that it can turn on a dime!

  35. Treen Goodwin says:

    I love the extra long cord and its super powerful will suck all the dog fur off my furniture and in my car , i so want a Dyson , wish i could afford it , they are well worth the money <3

  36. Janet M says:

    I like that it is a multi floor machine which makes it easy to switch from carpet to hardwood.

  37. Kim Tanti says:

    I love that it has 2 easy to remove filters. Also all the gadgets that come with. OH my gosh. I love to vacuum curtains the ceiling every where. With my vacuum I can’t do that.

  38. Janice Cournoyer says:

    I love how easily it changes from carpet to wood flooring.

  39. Julie Waldron says:

    I like that it comes with various attachments, especially the Tangle-free Turbine Tool. That would be great for removing pet hair from the couch.

  40. Carole D. says:

    I love the extra long cord and hose. I also like that it comes with various attachment. It is an awesome vacuum!

  41. Amy Heffernan says:

    I love that it is super user friendly and hit has great suction power!

  42. Judy Hunting says:

    I love the easy to remove filters making it easier to clean

  43. Darrah Bailey says:

    I really like that it’s a multi floor machine, I have both hardwood and carpet!

  44. Cheryl Almas says:

    I like that it has a long cord

  45. That active base plate sounds amazing! I have hardwood floors and have a hard time picking up the finer dust with my current vac.

  46. Louise Smith says:

    I love that there are no after purchase costs that it all can come apart to wash and reuse.

  47. John Bennett says:

    Like the washable filters.

  48. I like that it has two filters and that it transitions from rug to floor without flipping switches.

  49. I like that it’s a multi floor machine, I have both hardwood and carpet!

  50. I like the extra long hose and cords. I could plug it in once and do my whole place. I also like the “turn on a dime” feature. That will help to reduce my vacuuming time.

  51. NormaJane says:

    What I like: Wow look at all those sexy attachments! Say what? it has a pet grooming attachment!!! With four pups that would be very handy to have!
    The extra long hoses sounds perfect for our stairs. My high traffic area! Which need vacuuming daily
    Looking good Dyson!!

  52. Melinda says:

    I like that is a multi-floor machine. I have hardwood and carpet and linoleum in our home.

  53. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My favourite feature of this vacuum is the two filters that just need to be washed out and not replaced. I’m allergic to dust and have asthma, so this dual filter system would keep our home dust free.

  54. Michelle Policelli says:

    I love the hygienic bin feature and the extra long cord and hose!

  55. Finding a favourite feature for this vacuum is a tough job … I would have to say the filters. I am badly suffering (worse ever) from allergies at the moment due to a huge amount of pollen around here. So the 2 sets of filters would be a huge plus. I also love that they are reusable so are earth friendly! 🙂

  56. Suzanne G says:

    One of my favourite features is how it automatically adjusts the cleaner head height.

  57. Leslie C says:

    We recently got a Pug and he’s adorable BUT sheds ALOT!!
    The grooming tool would be AWESOME!

  58. Natalie G says:

    I definitely like that this model comes with dual filters. I have a feeling that this would help us breathe easier by reducing the amount of dust and allergens in our house.

  59. My favourite feature is that it automatically adjusts the cleaner head height.

  60. Diane G says:

    My favourite feature is the strong suction that helps remove more dust, allergens and small particles such as pollen, mould and bacteria.

  61. Ken Balaz says:

    I like that it adjusts height automatically as I have many layers in my home from hardwood, carpet and different piles area rugs. The filter system is awesome to, nothing like vacuuming and having that ‘smell’ in your home afterwards.

  62. Mishelle says:

    My fav part of the The Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 is it is a multi-floor machine, perfect if you have a mix of carpet and laminate flooring – which I do. I don’t like having to switch between 2 dif machines because flooring is harder to keep clean!

    Mishelle

  63. Judy Cowan says:

    I love that their are no after purchase costs, I hate when you have to buy expensive filters for them. It really can add up.

  64. Michelle K says:

    Great review. There is so much to like about this vacuum! I really like the hygienic bin and the extra long cord and hose

  65. Lynne Sek says:

    I am frustrated with my vaccum because it constantly loses power because the filter gets clogged. It is so freakin’ frustrating!

  66. I have the small ball version of this vacuum but it’s not “Heavy-Duty” enough for our house. I love that it goes from various flooring types without having to make any setting changes and that there are no “after” costs for filters, etc.

  67. Toshiki says:

    I love that there is no after purchase cost.

  68. Corry L. says:

    Love the extra-long cord & hose!

  69. So many unique features that I would love to try for myself and see how they work! It looks amazing!

  70. Angie Andrews says:

    my favourite feature is the extra long cord

  71. Kevin B says:

    My favorite feature is the extra long hose and cords

  72. Pauline Milner says:

    I love that the Dyson Big Ball Animal appears to pick up on multiple types of flooring and the attachments that are included. Having filters is fine with me. I would definitely like to try this vacuum. Thanks for the detailed review.

  73. Tiffany Rotulo says:

    I love that you can use it on any floor surface. I have both carpet and hardwood in my home.

  74. Silvia D says:

    I like that the Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 is a multi-floor machine

  75. Leeanne C says:

    I lpve that the dyson turns on a dime and the multi-floor function. I dislike a vaccum that doesn’t move with you. I’ve always wanted one.

  76. Lilly Kavanagh says:

    I love that it is a multi surface vacuum since sometimes I am afraid my current vacuum might scuff our hardwood floors.

  77. Robin Williamson says:

    I duct taped the back of my vacuum as well because the air was escaping. That only held so long so my husband drilled a couple of screws into the duct tape. Majority of the attachments have all broken, a piece under the machine has also broken. I purchased a rechargeable old school looking sweeper type as we only have hard surfaces and area rugs but it does not do a great job cleaning. (it’s also hard to get the ceiling cobwebs with it. Lol) Sooooo we still have the old beat up vacuum and would love a fancy new Dyson. : )

  78. tammy ta says:

    My favourite feature is the maximum suction. Dyson is all about the suction!

  79. shannon says:

    Buying bags is my biggest frustration with my vacuum. It is always full at the most worst times.

  80. Laurie P says:

    Once you’ve used a Dyson, nothing else compares. Love love love that this is a great multi-floor machine!

  81. jaimeem says:

    this vacuum looks so awesome! Love the new purple instead of the orange. and love the tools it comes with

  82. I love how this is a heavy duty vacuum that works on multiple floor types, removes tons of allergens out of the air (I have major allergies), has great suction abilities and lots of great attachments. I would love to win this fir my first vacuum bought by my lovely self. I love my parents Dyson which replaced their old and horrible vacuum. Thank you fir gusting this amazing contest!

  83. Krista M says:

    I actually like the fact this Dyson has filters as that would be a useful feature for my son’s allergies & they are really easy to clean. The active base plate would eliminate all the fuss I currently deal with, with having to constantly adjust the height controls on my vacuum. Dyson forever has amazing & exciting technology useful for us families!

  84. Linda Bragg says:

    My favorite feature of course is the maximum suction …and next to that is the Grooming tool for your pet. and the extra long cords.

  85. Elva Roberts says:

    My favorite part of being lucky enough to own a Dyson is the wonderful suction. My daughter owns one and said she thought her floors were clean until she used the new Dyson on them. That was enough to convince me. Thank you for this chance to win the Big Ball 2.

  86. Kelly Larson says:

    I love all the attachments that it comes with. The slim line of the Dyson is great for storage in tiny homes.

  87. Danielle Thomson says:

    Love the multi-floor usability – my place is also a combination of laminate and carpet, and having one tool that cleans it all would be a lifesaver!

  88. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I love the idea of the extra long cord – less plugging and unplugging

  89. What a great feature and how this vacuum can adjust to many different types of floors.I live in an older type home and myu floors are everything from tiles to hardwood and carpets.
    I love how it can be used to groom my pets too.That’s a definite bonus.My cat wlikes to get vacuumed but my current vacuum is not very good with suction power and it is very noisy.

  90. Shirleyp says:

    A great feature of this vacumn is the suction power and it removes pollen, mould and bacteria

  91. Laurent Legault says:

    I like being able to see what is being sucked up and the light weight.

  92. Edwin Yip says:

    Never seen a dyson vacuum in action before

  93. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    Great review. First I love that it is bagless. Yes, I still change bags. Ugh. And I love that this beauty can go from carpet to hardwood and adjusts accordingly. Fabulous.

  94. My favourite feature is that it has filters and they’re easy to remove. ….ok, that’s two! lol!

  95. Jenny B says:

    My favourite feature is that it is multi-floor compatible. I’d love to be able to use my vacuum on my wood floors as well.

  96. I really love that this can be used on carpet AND other flooring!

  97. Chantal A says:

    I love that it adjusts the head to match the floor type so it doesn’t lose suction, I also like the long cord, I hate always having to move it from room to room

  98. I think it is wonderful that the two filters only need to be rinsed with cold water and thoroughly air dried before putting back in place, about once every two months — instead of having after sale costs involved.

  99. Sharon Braswell says:

    There is nothing that I dislike about this vacuum and SO many things I do like! Especially the suction!! I love that as you said,”The active base plate automatically adjusts the cleaner head height to seal in suction across carpets and hard floors. No other vacuum has stronger suction at the cleaner head.” It is all about the suction and power for me!! I also love the long cord and that you can rinse and reuse the filters! Nothing else to buy after you bring your new Dyson Big Ball 2 home!! Thank you!!

  100. Angelehm says:

    How lovely to be able to do that for this family! The Dyson really is incredible I have entered your giveaway for a chance to breath easier .

  101. janine a says:

    i love the extra long chord and all the attatchments that it comes with. great review!

  102. Alison Braidwood says:

    I really like that you don’t have to buy new filters every few months (not that I do, lol), but just rinse with cold water.

  103. Debbie Browne says:

    I love everything about your comments, but to pick one, it would have to be that it maintains the suction to get all the dirt from hard surfaces to carpets.

  104. I am saving up for a Dyson because my vacuum is pretty awful, really. I am most impressed by the ‘turn on a dime’ ball technology and I love that it works for multi floor surfaves because I have a mix of different flooring so that would be perfect!

  105. Mike Flaman says:

    The extra long cord is my favorite feature!

  106. Calvin F. says:

    I like to long cord too, and that it is bagless and that has great suction.

  107. Anita D. says:

    A grooming attachment for your pet!? Genius. Definitely my favorite bonus feature!!

  108. What don’t I love about this product?! The brand itself is pretty awesome and consistently ranks highly; love that they use proper engineering. But I love that it comes with pet grooming tools and there are no after market purchases or costs (which is great because that can really add up).

  109. megan h says:

    I love that the head height adjusts automatically as we have a variety of floor surfaces.

  110. Madison Stang says:

    Wow I love that it has all the different attachments instead of just one attachment to do all functions

  111. My favourite feature is the extra long hose and cords

  112. Our daughter has a Dyson that she loves and we would love to try one too. I know the customer service from Dyson has been great too.

  113. Cathy C says:

    I like that it has an extra long cord. It makes getting the job done fast and easier so much faster and easier. Love the eco-friendly rinse and replace filters with no after purchase costs or landfill filters to deal with. Of course I ‘m sure it has all fabulousness we have come to expect from Dyson.

  114. Betty S says:

    I like the extra long cord, so you don’t need to keep switching it. The Hygenic bin is great to see how the progress is going and when you need to empty it.

  115. Kristi F says:

    I love that the Dyson has washable filters! No need to try to go find replacement filters at a store.

  116. Tammi L. says:

    Love so much about it but will say that one of my favourite things about it has to be that you can rinse out the filters… none to buy!

  117. Melinda Jana says:

    i like that you can easily transition between different flooring types. no need to worry while going from carpet to hardwood to tile

  118. The powerful suction sounds fantastic,no more missed cat-litter!

  119. Jeannie Lam says:

    I love the long cord! I think it means I can just plug and vacuum without worrying if it will unplug.

  120. Ariel C says:

    I love the extra long cord!

  121. Carol M says:

    I like the extra long cord, my pet peeve is plugging and unplugging several times with my current vacuum.

  122. Catherine Robichaud says:

    There are so many things I love about this vacuum from the suction power to it’s ability to clean the air while it’s being used. I love that this model also comes with the added grooming tool for pets, I would use this one often.

  123. Allie f says:

    I love it’s lack of bag!

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