I am in the market for a new vac...I find the choice almost overwhelming, do
you have a favorite...the sweeper would be used for a split level all
carpeted home and one inside dog....I know there are $400.0 dollar plus
machines...wanting to get something under $200.0 if possible...tnx..Gary
Check Consumer Reports. They rate them periodically, and I believe
they just did another rating a few months ago.
My Hoover is the one they rated tops at the time I bought it, and it
does very well. It uses air filter (Z) bags, which are stronger than
I'd never get a bagless vac. I tried one once, and emptying out the
dirt catcher and filter was a nasty mess.
On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 17:53:32 GMT, "Gary Boyer"
: I am in the market for a new vac...I find the choice almost overwhelming, do
: you have a favorite...the sweeper would be used for a split level all
: carpeted home and one inside dog....I know there are $400.0 dollar plus
: machines...wanting to get something under $200.0 if possible...tnx..Gary
My Oreck just bit the dust. Good riddance. I have heavy duty vacuuming
needs, with 2 shedding dogs and 3 shedding cats, and the Oreck just isn't
up to the job, IME. I borrowed my mom's Hoover Windtunnel - it is
wonderful. Good suction, onboard tools which work beautifully.
Disadvantages are that it is VERY heavy and noisy. I'm not sure of the
cost, but it must be cheaper than that !(*$!()*$)!#*! oreck.
If you waant a machine that will work well, last a lifetime, and not
break your budget, get a Sanitaire. No, not the chintzy plastic one, but
the one that you saw your gradeschool janitor using. They come with a
dust cup (not good if yor dog is a shedder), or a shake-out cloth bag,
or paper bags. The paper bags (style F&G) are available everywhere.
If you somehow, possibly, ever break or wear out a part, they are
inexpensive and ubiquitous.
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