On 2007-06-28 21:56:22 +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org (dmc) said:
I have one of the previous generation of Miele machine before it was
marketed for cat and dog applications, and that came complete with the
beats-as-it-sweeps-as-it-cleans head as well as hard and wooden floor
Works very well and I'd certainly buy another.
All I can say is.....
I have a Dyson DC01 (I think) the original "cylinder" model which is
still going strong though now it's been rigged up to the attachment on
my B&D Electric plane with ductape after the 2nd handle broke.
I still love it and it's great for picking up sawdost and screws on the
garage floor as there's no bag to puncture. Completely crap for plaster
dust but then so is the Henry.
Also have an upright "root cyclone" thing with a spinning brush for the
shop floor. It's OK but useless for doing the stairs with the stretchy
pipe and "wand" as the pipe tries to suck it's self into the vacuum and
won't stretch when switched on.
Also... scares the bejeebers out of you if you have a rug with tassels
and go too close with the brush!
OK for pet hairs on carpets but the "turbo brush" that came with it is
also a waste of time as it packed up after a month or 2.
Also have a Henry and a James. Both well used and abused.
Henry is better as the internal cable winding keeps it nice and tidy.
We don't have carpets in the house so a wild spinning brush is not required.
Spinning brushes are great when new but get worn out and clogged with
cotton and christmas tinsel very quickly.
Ummmm everything has it's pro's and cons, but I guess Henry or one of
his brothers would be first choice for most situations.
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I've seen plenty of Dysons in the US (at least California where
innovative products are much appreciated).
The same models aren't quite as powerful, I presume due to limitations
on power available from a US socket outlet and/or thickness of cable
which would be required at 120V.
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On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 23:14:37 +0100, "The Medway Handyman"
No they aren't. They are known as a 'Die Soon' by clueless fuckwits
who think they know what they are doing but actually don't and just
like to sell people new machines and jump on the bandwagon to condemn
anything a customer already owns.
And those who claim that Dysons are reliable are the same zombies who
claimed that Ladas were reliable, as long as you anticipated all the
faults and replaced the shite just before it actually broke.
I knwo someone who is a Dyson fan. They have four broken Dysons outside
their back door and seem to ahve developed a blind spot when it comes to
wrote:> I knwo someone who is a Dyson fan. They have four broken Dysons outside
Never had a single problem with my DC02 or DC05 (and the only reason I had
to replace the 02 was because I left it with the ex-wife!).
I raved about the 02 to my girlfriend but she wasn't convinced until we
bought the 05. I made a point of vaccing the house with the previous bag vac
she had, then re-vaccing it with the Dyson. By the time I had done the
staircase and landing it was FULL - mostly cat hair and her hair! That was a
damn good demonstration of how much better it was than the previous cleaner
if nothing else.
One thing that I really like about the 05 is that it's the 'motorhead'
model, which has a motor powered rotary brush in the head. I notice that
later models went over to using a turbine powered brush instead, which seems
a really retrograde step. Is a motorhead available for any of the new range?
Personally, I recommend Dyson to everyone and would never consider buying
IMHO; it's a 'religious thing; there's the group who say - it doesn't lose
suction; honest (therefore they neglect the machine) and those that say 'it
doesn't lose suction - especially when I regularly clean the filters (they
tend to rave about the machines).
BTW: an anecdote; my wife and I were browsing at Dyson machines in a large
shed when we noticed a sales-droid being bothered by a (youngish) couple
trailing (literally) a Dyson which they claimed wasn't working.
The assistant - how he remained cool and polite, I'll never know - indicated
that one was supposed to empty the container - it was stuffed to capacity -
and mentioned the filter -which was encrusted with dirt.
The couple trailed the machine out of the doors.
[As my wife said; - she'd have been mortified to take a machine full of
dust, fluff, hairs etc outside the house, never mind to have it examined by
a sales person!]
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