We got a Dyson (not Fluffy) and it is excellent. Also have one at work.
Small capacity for dirt, awkward to open and get the dirt out, but still
We tried a Vax product (can't remember which one now), and it was
rubbish in comparison. OK for occasional crumb clearance.
We have a DC59, it is indeed excellent. It gets lots of use. Great for a
quick hoovering up of stuff and for doing just a bit of the house to
save getting the mains vacuum out, for doing sofas say, whilst hoovering
the carpets with the mains one, for the car.
I like that it can be easily used as a handheld one, or with the
extension tube more like an upright.
Q for the OP. Are you looking for a replacement for an upright cleaner,
or more of a handheld one
Depending on the situation, much as I like ours and use it a lot, I
think the DC59 could struggle as a mains replacement (not so much
because of performance, but because of the runtime.).. It wouldn't be
much cop here as the house is too big and gets to messy with pets, kids,
in and our of the garden, crafting etc. - I use it here to do the odd
room, the stairs and odd bits of cleaning - but it wouldn't do all of
our downstairs but I can see in a small house or flat, it might be ok
I'd look at the ones designed more as an upright one maybe, they might
have more runtime?
On Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:36:02 +0100, Broadback wrote:
Hum, unless battery technology has taken some very big steps recently
no way is a battery cleaner going to have the suck and run time of a
Pick any two: Suck, long run time, light weight.
Not a question of how many hours a day - but how long in one go. Unless
you have spare batteries.
Thing is, to me a vacuum cleaner is simply a tool. Not a fashion
statement. So I expect it to have a long long life. Like any other
household appliance. My current Panasonic is over 20 years old and still
works just fine.
And on any cordless tool ever made, the battery will fail. And can you
guarantee a replacement will be available at a reasonable price when it
does? Experience with most cordless tools says not.
Of course I wired this house myself. So there are plenty of convenient
sockets for a mains vacuum cleaner - I actually added more where the need
was found. So it really is no hardship to plug it in.
*What do little birdies see when they get knocked unconscious? *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
On Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:46:28 UTC+1, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
For me it's virutally the same question. Because I know I have 10mins
so I don't not cleaner for a month and go around just once a month.
uslly I pick a dusty place a vacuum it.
If I have to do a whole room or house I use my mains powered dyson.
Me too, are you implying I think it's a 'marital' aid ;-)
I expect it to do a job where I put in minimal effort.
My broom has lasted me years but then I don't use it since I have a dyson.
So it will likely out live me, I don't have a problem with that, I'll leave
it in my will.
>Like any other
So does my broom, but it doesn;t do what I want and for me that is more im
couldn't care less.
I can't get HP3 film for my camera either do I care ?
Can;t buy model T ford cars either, and I'd relly like one of those early
lights that they had in teh first houses you know the ones where they stand
them in liquid mercury.
I have a long extention lead and where that can;t reach I have a protable a
I have found even a plugged in cleaner is a real pain on the stairs I had a
dirty devil, and when gettign cobwebs down from a corner the dyson is only
bettered by a ken dodd tickle stick, but they rarely last longer than a ba
tteries charge before I have to clean them.
Just ordered a new dyson V6 fluffy for at work.
No it will not be used as the cleaner for the university campus.
and if you really need longer get a spare battery like you do for cameras
and some laptops.
On Tuesday, 29 September 2015 15:54:58 UTC+1, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
I brought my portable vacuum after my mains one was causing problems not picking upo the dirt etc... there's was a split in the hose near the bottem that required a replacement. Then argos offered a part exchange so I upgraded.
No never had to. I've only ever known one person to need a new battery for their Apple laptop too and that was after 6 years.
I don't worry about buyoijng anew lump of cheese if the one in the fridge gets a bit mouldy. I see every object as a disposable one.
I can't think of anything other than gold that lasts forever.
in fact even your skin changes every month, or do you thinko you keep yuor skin throught your life.
Do you not buy products that have batteries in them, because they might need replacing.
On Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:38:17 UTC+1, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
t picking upo the dirt etc... there's was a split in the hose near the bott
em that required a replacement. Then argos offered a part exchange so I upg
Some people don't give a hoot about reliability or TCO, then expect handout
s when life happens and they've squandered it all. And live forever wishing
they had the money to do this that and the other.
8 vacs x £40 each = £320. I get one for a fiver and spend the rest on
stuff that actually matters, that makes a difference.
On Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:12:21 UTC+1, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
uts when life happens and they've squandered it all. And live forever wishi
ng they had the money to do this that and the other.
on stuff that actually matters, that makes a difference.
I can buy nearly a 1000 dustpan and brushes for that.
you've been ripped off,
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