Dyson scores points for style, and the manufacturer has won many industrial
design awards. But reviews say that when it comes to cleaning ability, Dyson
vacuums are not worth the price premium over other vacuums. According to
reviews, emptying Dyson's dirt container is a huge improvement over other
bagless models, however.
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The wife bought one a few months ago, The Animal, and she loves it. I tried
it a couple times and it seems easier to move around than others I've used.
The suction is great. If Momma is happy with it, it was worth it, know what
I mean? :-)
Before you buy a new vaccuum cleaner, if the old one is working, before
scrapping it, try replacing the agitator and belt for rugs if that is what
you are trying to improve. You will be amazed how much better it will
clean carpets with new bristles.
I belong to a dog newsgroup and the Dyson is, by far, the #1 preference
of the people in the group for getting pet hair out of carpet and off
of upholstery. I've never had one, but many, many people with dogs
rave about how much they like the Dyson.
We have one too. It works so well that I am the near sole user of the
vacuum. This is a wife friendly vacuum as it gets ME to do the chore.
No pets here, but an AMAZING quantity of carpet fiber, sand, dust, etc
comes out with each pass.
Consumer Reports thought it was good but not terrific. Watch out though for
their best buy cannister rating. It is a GE from Walmart. It is great at
vacumming but a pia to use. Short hose is not flexible enuf and bags are
We are agreed that test ratings indicate Dyson falls short in some areas.
There is no PERFECT vacuum out there.
What works great in the lab may have fatal flaws in actual use (too
short a cord, hoses not sufficiently flexible, consumables cost too
much, consumable capacity too small. Great on some surfaces, not so
great on others).
For many of us, a Dyson is just the ticket with a good balance of
features and cleaning power. Yes, it costs more than the cannister
vacuums at Walmart/BestBuy/CircuitCity/Target/Sears.
Note that Bed, Bath, and Beyond routinely sends out "20% off anything"
coupons and carries the Dyson. There are also sources for rebuilt
models, depending on how you feel about that kind of thing (I've always
done okay in that arena).
We got one about 7 months ago. The new "ball" model.
I was tired of replacing expensive units every 2 years. And worse, the bag
models leaked dust back into the house.
We have a Great Dane, and after the second day on a new bag, our old vacuum
STUNK like a dog.
So, we got the Dyson - I should be a Dyson salesman now. It is FANTASTIC.
What can I say. NO DUST, no smell, empty the canister with the push of a
button. I would say it works 100 times better than my old canister.
I vacuumed the living room with the new Dyson after it was already cleaned
with my old vac. Filled the dust canister COMPLETELY. I was amazed.
Just one word of caution, the power head is very aggressive. You have to
turn off the beater on wool or berbers or it will pull them apart. Buy it!
It's sad to get so excited about a vacuum cleaner, but it is that good.
Good idea .... very close to a central
system ... except that most central units
exit the gray air outside the house.
One thing you have to watch, many
shop vacs are designed for more volume
and somewhat less pressure. Typical
central vac have sealed suctions of 90
to 120 inches of water. I had a Sears
canister that advertised a sealed
suction of 90 inches of water. Shop
only be 50 inches or so. While sealed
suction isn't purely releated to
volume and working suction together is
important. How to measure this is open to
much discussion. Central systems do
need higher suction due to long lines
unit to each room's inlet. BTW, I was
thinking of using a shop vac as a
in a motorhome. Motorhome central vacs
are way, way overpriced, typically in the
$300-400 range .... almost like a home
system, but a lot less vacuum.
here is idea I've had but no time to try out yet
Buy a wall hanging portable shop vac as in link below
When NOT being used store inside hanging up on wall out
Buy another spare wall mount and mount right outside of
Move vac and hang it up OUTSIDE and run hose INSIDE the
home when vacuuming
This keeps dust OUTSIDE home
When done.... bring vac back inside and hang up on
"home" wall mount
What you think?
Good idea really
But the thing I've learned abt vacuuming...is that
ideally it should be done DAILY
And for that to happen it must be EASY to get the
machine out and use it daily.
And I'm not sure the idea above would be easy enough
for me to get it out and use it DAILY
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