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Old 07-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Recommend me a vacuum cleaner!

I need to get a new vacuum cleaner - a canister!
Thinking about a Dyson, but I feel like I constantly read conflicting reviews.

I figured you ladies (and gentlemen perhaps too) would know a thing or two about vacuum cleaners.
Please spill all your inside info on vacuums!

Btw, I have all hard floors (tile, hard wood and laminate), and I do have lots of hairy pets.

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Old 07-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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I like the Bissell vacuums, they seem to stand up to pet hair very well, easy to empty and much cheaper than a Dyson. Mine is light and it has an upholstery tool with a beater brush I can use on the sofa and chair.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, PF!
Noted in the back of my head

I actually have a Bissell right now (upright), and the front wheels have fallen off, the high-low knob has also fallen off, and it looks like someone chewed on the cord.
I'm a little scared of cheaper vacuums now.
But perhaps $500 for a Dyson is too much?

Ok, an additional question then; do you really get your moneys worth with a Dyson?
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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BD, have you ever thought of a Roomba?

They are pretty good!

But Dysons are very powerful which would be good for all the pet hair
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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Never heard of Roomba. Will google it right away!

I bet there are a lot of options I don't know about simply because I'm a foreigner.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #6
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BD, Roomba is a robot vacuum...it does the work for you

We have one and think it is great, it does pick up a lot of dirt and hair
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Thanks, PF!
Noted in the back of my head

I actually have a Bissell right now (upright), and the front wheels have fallen off, the high-low knob has also fallen off, and it looks like someone chewed on the cord.
I'm a little scared of cheaper vacuums now.
But perhaps $500 for a Dyson is too much?

Ok, an additional question then; do you really get your moneys worth with a Dyson?
Our last Miele canister vac lasted for 10 years. Based on the performance of our new Miele, I anticipate it will last at least that long. Annual operating cost ( filters, bags, and amortization of cost) runs about $140.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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Our last Miele canister vac lasted for 10 years. Based on the performance of our new Miele, I anticipate it will last at least that long. Annual operating cost ( filters, bags, and amortization of cost) runs about $140.
Thanks!
I used to have Miele everything in Europe, but stuff is soooo expensive here (compared to a normal salary at least).
Last Miele vacuum I looked at was $900, and my husband simply don't make me enough money to justify that
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BD, Roomba is a robot vacuum...it does the work for you

We have one and think it is great, it does pick up a lot of dirt and hair
That's definantly an option I never even thought of.
I do see it has great reviews. Maybe something to consider. Especially since I vacuum daily.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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Bolle...if you get the Roomba, I am sure you wont be disappointed for the general cleaning it does and the fact that it does to for you, although I would be concerned with the amount of pet hair you have on your floors, as I dont think Roomba would be strong enough to get it all up, all the time
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