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Good Vacuum Cleaner

 
 
Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 05:22 pm
Can anyone recommend a good but not TOO expensive upright vacuum cleaner?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 05:24 pm
They say that nobody ever got fired for buying a IBM computer. I would assume that nobody ever got divorced for buying a Hoover vacuum cleaner. Laughing
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BombTek
 
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Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 05:43 pm
I personally have owned 3 Kirbys, but they are a bit pricy. I have a few friends who purchased Dyson and are very happy with them.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 05:50 pm
I went to Target and looked at their long line up of vacuum cleaners and what their features are. Features vary, and you may not need them all.
You might look at their website to get an idea of the variety.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 05:54 pm
I've had a Miele vacuum for 10 years - not cheap but priceless,
and most importantly: quiet!!
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 05:56 pm
The Eureka "The Boss Smartvac". Be sure it has the word Smartvac on the label. It goes for about $140.00 at Lowes (and Amazon). Consumer Reports rates it #3 overall, and Best Buy. The two it rates higher are both Kenmores (Sears brand) and cost about twice as much.

The Eureka is somewhere around 10th place, and lists at a higher price.
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Chai
 
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Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 06:05 pm
The Bissel Lift-off

I absolutely love mine, it's an upright and the canister "lifts off" with the touch of a button, so you can carry around and get stairs, furniture corners, etc.

There's no bags, just a simple removable cup.

It has a telescoping wand that easily reach ceiling corners.

It's the best vacuum I've ever had, plus it's candy apple red, vrooom!



BTW, if you looking for an excellent deep steam cleaner.....The Hoover Agility gets my vote.

The only thing I'll mention is that the resevior was water and cleaning agent can be bigger. But it's no big deal refilling halfway through.

You wouldn't believe the dirt it gets up! I've got this thing about clean carpets, and I was amazed how much dirt it got up what I thought was a fairly clean carpet.
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easyasabc
 
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Reply Mon 18 Sep, 2006 11:10 am
Bomb Tek notes that he/she has some friends who like Dyson vacuum cleaners. It seems that Dyson is one of the more famous and available brand nowadays. I need a new vacuum. I'm looking for sheer suction power combined with a good filtering system. (Of course, large shop-vacs have the most suction power, but the dust passes right through their filters and back into the house again.)

I'd like to hear the good and the bad about Dysons. They're pretty expensive and are funny looking, but what works -- works, I guess.

Thanks in advance for comments.
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BLKMGK
 
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Reply Mon 25 Sep, 2006 09:03 pm
Dyson all the way. I have multiple pets and we use our's daily and have for going on two years now. Before we used it the first time we ran our Hoover over the whole house then did the Dyson. Before we were half done we had to empty the cannister on the Dyson! Shocked This thing has so much suction that when doing some area rugs I have to be careful not to move the rug with the vac. I can actually feel the suction making it harder to vaccuum.

Pros: No bags, can be cleaned, sux like.. well like nothing I've experienced Wink, has proven durable in daily use so far.

Cons: Not cheap, using the hose thing or it's attachments is tough. If you're not careful carrying the cannister you can trigger the release and drop a load of ick on your floor. Embarrassed It's a little noisy but my dogs have gotten used to it mostly.

If I were doing it again I wouldn't buy the really expensive Animal version. For that premium price I got some extra carpet stuff, a pretty purple color, and some attachments that I don't use often. One of those attachments has proven useful for upholstry but overall it was pretty expensive just for that. Most all of the Dyson vacs are the same with I think two variants. Buy the cheaper of the better ones if there really are two and get any attachments you want off of EBAY, I think you'd save cash. I'll buy a second for my new upstairs when it's done and it will likely be a low end Dyson since I'll have the attachments already - it;s good enough to have two!
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 25 Sep, 2006 09:09 pm
Oh, I'm not going to check out the consumer's report on vacs again, but I recall that the highest rated Dyson is way down the list. Again, their best buy was the Eureka Smart Boss. It was ranked third, with two really high priced Kenmores above it. Having said that, the highest rank might not be best for everyone, as is an overall rating. There are others that are rated higher in airflow through the tool attachments, which probably equates to raw suction.
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Miller
 
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Reply Thu 28 Sep, 2006 01:26 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
I've had a Miele vacuum for 10 years - not cheap but priceless,
and most importantly: quiet!!


I'm interested in this brand and would like to know what the weight is.
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Stray Cat
 
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Reply Mon 9 Oct, 2006 06:02 pm
I'm going to stick with my Hoover WindTunnel. It has a red light that comes on when you roll it over an area that is soiled, then switches to green once the area is cleaned.

I just love the lights ..the..pretty..lights.
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