Our upright vac falls short when it comes to getting close to baseboards
and now it won't go into the attachment setting. A small handheld or
canister would be nice. Can someone recommend one?
Those small hand held things don't have good suction. You would have
to be bent over to floor level the entire time you vacuum the
baseboards too. Get yourself a name brand canister vac with decent
suction and nice attachments. The extension poles will let you vac
dust bunnies at baseboard level without having to bend over, cobwebs
at ceiling level without having to stand on furniture, and under
furniture where your upright can't go at all.
If the new canister vac has a powered carpet brush you may find
yourself never using the upright at all.
My own vac is a Hoover Windtunnel canister with hepa filtration. I
haven't found a vacuuming job that it can't conquer.
Debra in VA
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I love my Black & Decker Dirt Buster. Very powerful motor for such
a compact rig. Has many attachments for different purposes. Bare
floor, rug, etc. Even filling air mattresses.
Can use hand-held, or with extension for upright use.
It's 2-some years old, so I hope they still make it.
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