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Apparently, Helen Mirren cleans her own floors with this Dyson cordless stick vacuum — get it for $130 off

If the Dyson V8 Animal is good enough for the A-list actress, it's good enough for us! Snag it on sale at QVC.

Helen Mirren is one of the first people we look to for beauty and style inspiration, with her age-defying skin and impeccable taste in clothing. But as someone who writes about home goods, imagine my surprise when I found out the Barbie actress also has a favorite ... vacuum? A Dame who cleans her own floors? Respect! Less surprising is the fact that her dirt-buster of choice is a cordless Dyson stick vacuum, which is like the Cadillac of its category. It's got the price tag to match, but if you're in the market for a strong yet lightweight vac that was built to last, you can snag the Dyson V8 Animal Extra De-tangle Cordfree Vacuum for $130 off with this cordless vacuum deal at QVC.

Don't be fooled by its sleek design — this Dyson stick vac is just as powerful as it is aesthetically pleasing. 

$340 at QVC

Why is it a good deal?

According to our trackers, this is the best price you can currently snag this highly-rated model for online (in comparison, it's $400 at Amazon and $350 at Walmart). At QVC, you'll pay $340 (down from $470), which isn't exactly cheap, but still a great price considering it's got the respected Dyson brand — and a two-year warranty — to back it up. And if it's your first QVC purchase, you'll get an extra $20 off when you enter code WELCOME20 at checkout! It's also easier than ever to shop for the Dyson vac thanks to QVC's Easy Pay system — purchase in five installments of $68 instead of paying all at once.

Why do I need this?

In 2020, Helen posted a photo of a bird feeder to Instagram with a caption that read: "One of my favourite things in quarantine was ... 1. The bird feeder." The next (and final) photo in the series was this one:

The fact that this Dyson stick vacuum was one of just two items the star thought highly enough to share with her Instagram following is reason enough for us to add it to our carts. But even if it didn't have a celebrity endorsement, this model's features alone make it worth considering.

For starters, it has a .14-gallon bin capacity and weighs just over 5.5 pounds, so bringing it from room to room won't feel like an intense workout. Plus, you won't be tripping over any cords or looking for outlets, and its rechargeable battery provides up to 40 minutes of cleaning time.

It's not called the "Animal" for nothing, either. If you're a pet parent, take comfort in the fact that its strong suction will zap up everything from dust to your furry friend's shedding hair, while its detangling technology removes the rolled-up hair from the brush bar all on its own to spare you some headache.

Need to clean your stairs or furniture? No problem: This vac can be converted into a handheld for reaching higher surfaces, and it comes with a whopping eight attachments designed for everything from getting into narrow crevices to cleaning your mattress. You might even find yourself sneezing a little less, too, thanks to its whole-machine filtration system that traps airborne irritants while you clean. Want to see the vac in action? Check out this video.

Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Mirren might be a beauty and style icon, but we think her impressive credentials should include the title: "Home Appliance Influencer." (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

What reviewers say

Helen isn't the only one loving this Dyson stick vac — over 1,300 QVC shoppers have given it a perfect five-star rating as well.

"This vacuum is awesome," gushed one happy cleaner. "I’m 71 and have arthritis. I can use this vacuum with ease, doesn’t hurt my hands to vacuum my whole house ... and it’s great if you have pets. I have two cats and a dog in the house, and it’s great on pet hair — gets it off the carpet without any problem."

Another satisfied customer agreed: "The Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner is the first vacuum I have ever used that didn’t hurt my back because it is so lightweight. I can vacuum my stairs without nearly falling off them. Plus, the small included handheld is perfect for my car, furniture or even dirty tabletops. ... it cleans powerfully, empties easily when full, and stores easily on its wall mount, so it takes up no floor space. I highly recommend it for older folks with back pain, such as myself."

"Works well and is easy to use," wrote a final fan. "My only complaint is I wish it could stand on its own, but not a big thing. Very lightweight and the charge lasts a long time."

Add it to your cart before this sale gets zapped away! 

$340 at QVC

And with the warmer months just around the corner, be sure to check out this popular Dyson fan, also on sale:

Ideal for all seasons, this hot and cold fan offers cooling relief on sweltering days and toasty warmth during the winter — it's like a fan and space heater in one. Its Jet Focus Control allows you to direct a powerful stream at one area while the diffused mode provides wider coverage. It comes with 10 speed settings, a remote, a programmable sleep timer and an automatic shutoff as a safety feature. 

"Love this Dyson!" exclaimed an excited reviewer. "At my age, I can be cold one minute and then raging hot the next. One unit can help immediately for both."

$320 at QVC

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.