I will be looking into getting a new vacuum before too long. I have the
canister type that I have to drag around the house like a dead pig. I want
to get an upright, also. I was wondering if anyone out there had experience
with the Oreck. That looks appealing to me.
On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 16:29:39 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This is a complicated question. My upright does not "do it all" and I
will often use my shop vac for certain chores. A powerful suction is
at the top my list of features. I appreciate onboard tools and prefer
the throw-away bags to the bagless types. My upright has three
filters in it although none are HEPA. My Panasonic upright is going
on its 14th year with only one belt replacement.
Well this is what I'm doing now...have separate upright
with NO tools for carpet and bare floors and a small
2.5 gal shop vac for everything else.
But my upright is SHOT and its dang hard to find one
without built-in tools .so wondering if maybe upright
with tools would be handy after all?
I have a Dyson ("the Animal" version). It's pricey, but does a great job of
getting up cat hair. I like the pull-out extension for tools, and it is so
stable (unlike some others that I had in the past, such as Panasonic) that
the vacuum does not fall over even if I pull the extension to its full
length. Most tools are on-board, and I really don't make much of use of
some of them. I do use the crevice tool, and I have a mini-turbine head
that attaches to the extension. It is *great* for cleaning pet hair from
furniture. I also like the large wheels because it rolls around and turns
easily even though this is a *very* heavy unit. It pushes so easily that
the weight does not bother me -- but it would *not* be something that I
would need to lift up and down stairs (although the extra-long extension
makes it easy to vacuum stairs, as long as you don't expect to need it on
another floor of the house).
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