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Old 06-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #3741
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I'm sure the little tool works well, but my hair is about two feet long, and very thick. When I wash it I literally pull out handfuls of hair. When I vacuum the brush looks like its covered in a web of nylon mesh. With the dyson I pull the brush out the side, and use a manicure scissor dedicated to that purpose to snip the web from one side to the other so I can just unwrap it. It's pretty slick. It is really light, powerful, and cordless. Maybe some day I'll try a roomba, I did really want to, but I decided the stick vac might be a more practical tool for me :)
I too have very long, thick hair and a constantly shedding dog. The tool works quite well. It has a little razor blade on it. Roomba's brush pops out as well.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #3742
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #3743
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I'm working on my grocery shopping list. So is Stirling. I really like the MyGroceries app. Still tweaking the best way to set up lists and categories.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #3744
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I too have very long, thick hair and a constantly shedding dog. The tool works quite well. It has a little razor blade on it. Roomba's brush pops out as well.
I didn't know the brush popped out on the roomba! When I was researching it no one mentioned that. That's too bad, because that's what finally tipped me toward the dyson.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #3745
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Getting ready for a "me" day. I have a hair appointment in an hour and then am venturing on a small transit trip to see one of my "daughters" - who adopted me through our youth group. She just had a baby a few weeks ago who was 6 weeks premature and there were complications for both of them. He is a real fighter just like his mom - got out of NICU 10 days ahead of schedule and she has her first doctor's appointment since the birth. I am going for moral support and to give her my gift to her, a sling to keep her little bundle close! At least that is the official reason. I really just need some "baby time".

Just hope my energy level stays up!
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #3746
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I was thinking about getting my DS and DIL a roomba, but they have 3 big German Shepherds and lots of loose hair to deal with. May I ask you happy owners which of the models will actually handle mucho dog hair and does it have to be used every day?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #3747
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I was thinking about getting my DS and DIL a roomba, but they have 3 big German Shepherds and lots of loose hair to deal with. May I ask you happy owners which of the models will actually handle mucho dog hair and does it have to be used every day?
I have two, the original model, and got the white one a few years ago, did the same for my mother. Roomba is constantly evolving, I would get whatever is within your budget. I love the way my second model backs herself into her charger! With the original model, the battery had to be removed for charging.

Any of the models will be able to handle lots of dog hair. The newer ones are advertised as particularily good for pet hair, and have some different features. Roomba will tell you when her wheels need to be cleaned. I would also empty the bin and clean the brush regularily. It's a good idea to have an extra filter, they can be rinsed out and reused.

You can use Roomba as often as needed.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #3748
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I was thinking about getting my DS and DIL a roomba, but they have 3 big German Shepherds and lots of loose hair to deal with. May I ask you happy owners which of the models will actually handle mucho dog hair and does it have to be used every day?
http://www.amazon.com/iRobot-56402-5...owViewpoints=1

This is the more expensive one for folks who have pets. The reviews seem to be in favor of the Roomba. There are less expensive ones for pets. Take a look.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #3749
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There is another good robot vacuum out there called the RoboKing and it is made by LG

LG Roboking

If our Roomba ever dies, we will get this one for sure!
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:37 PM   #3750
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There is another good robot vacuum out there called the RoboKing and it is made by LG

LG Roboking

If our Roomba ever dies, we will get this one for sure!

I would love to get an LG, but they are not available here, yet!
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