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Old 09-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question Dyson Vacuums?

I'm curious about what you know/think about Dyson vacuums. We are in need of a new vacuum and are considering one. I have allergies and asthma so we always want to make sure that we can get as much out of the carpet as possible. The one we have now has a HEPA filter and we did notice a difference when we got it. But it's been used long and hard so I think it's time we retire it. From what I've heard, Dyson's are wonderful, but they're definitely more expensive than other vacuums, too. I was just wondering if they're worth it.

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Old 09-02-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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I do not have first hand experience with them either PAB, but on another site I go to there was a long discussion about them and every single person who had one (and there were a lot of people) raved about it and said it was unlike any other vacuum they ever had and well worth the hefty price tag.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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They might actually be worth the price.

I have this Panasonic brand vacuum cleaner and like it:

http://www99.shopping.com/xPO-Panasonic-MC-V5485

Has the hepa filter and one extra filter you had to wind up and replace.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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I was going to say "they suck", but it's too obvious.

I am sure my cleaning lady would love to have me own one. In fact, seeing she has several clients in this condo complex, she has a key, and she comes during the week when I am ar work, I am sure it would get quite the workout. Unfortunately (for her) I don't think I will be investing five or six hundred dollars in a vacuum cleaner any time soon. That's more than I paid for my first three cars, combined!
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:09 PM   #5
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I have a Miele and like it. It was VERY pricey but has held up well.

Costco carries one of the Dyson models. You might want to check it out if there is a Costco close to you. Perhaps you can save a few dollars there.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:49 PM   #6
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We have had 2 Dysons over the last 10 years - the first at the behest of our then cleaning lady. Our second was just recently and I loved going back to it. Extremely good pick up. I went over the carpet, first with the Meile I had borrowed and then the Dyson. It still picked up a lot of dirt.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #7
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I feel they are worth the investment. They last for years and the performance is GREAT! The seem to be MUCH more popular in the UK, and a little less pricey.

Think of the total price divided by at least 10 years, not bad yearly.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:57 PM   #8
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We have had 2 Dysons over the last 10 years - the first at the behest of our then cleaning lady. Our second was just recently and I loved going back to it. Extremely good pick up. I went over the carpet, first with the Meile I had borrowed and then the Dyson. It still picked up a lot of dirt.

Miniman, how long did the first Dyson last? It sounds like it didn't get you through 10 yrs because you had something else in-between the 2 Dysons. I would think for the cost of it, it should have lasted beyond 10 yrs.

They do look interesting and I would consider a Dyson if I were back in the market. My Miele has held up well, picks up great. I have had it 5 or 6 yrs, I think. I get the Hepa changed annually. My goal is to get rid of all my wall-to-wall and replace it with hardwood floors. I have a good portion of the house hardwood or tile, but need to do 5 more bedrooms and a loft area. As good as a vacuum is, there is no picking up all the pet dander that works its way into the carpet fibers.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:28 AM   #9
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we've had one for 4 years now, and i highly recommend them.

with all of our pets (4 cats, 2 birds, 6 hermit crabs, 1 turtle), and 1 tasmanian devil child, we've needed an effective as well as rugged vacuum.

the dyson has lived up to the test. it is used on a daily basis, often more, in our home. outside of rinsing the filter and occasionally cutting away strings from the brush assembly, i haven't had to repair, replace, or do any maintenance on the unit, and it still does a great job on everything from cat hair, to parrot dust, to aquarium gravel.

we had an oreck before this (still use it in certain areas), and as far as cleaning performance goes, the dyson wins hands down. admittedly, the oreck is somewhat lighter, but if that's not the major consideration (we got the oreck for my elderly, obstinate mil), i'd go with the dyson.
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I was thinking about getting one myself but honestly the price is just way too hefty for me.
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