I am in the market for a new vacuum cleaner I never realised just how
many models there are. Choosing the best is problematical. I have a
Dyson, not well pleased, the tools are like toys, the cost of filters
are high. so any suggestions please folk? Up to £250 is I reckon enough
to pay, my floors are mixture of carpet and wood. TIA.
Most of the ones I've had recently have the filter problem as well You can
wash some of them though. Might as well just get a cheapo and toss it when
The Vax I have works well but cleaning out the filters is a whole
afternoons job. a Bosch seems to need the cyclone filter cleaning every
month or it complains and shuts down. Needless to say to get at said filter
needs half the cleaner to be taken apart!
So, I'm not impressed either. the best cleaner I ever had was a cheapo
paper bagged model from Tesco.
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"Broadback" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Have a look at the Numatic range - Henrys, Georges, etc. Ours (a George) has
more suck than any other vacuum we had before, has a bigger dust bag, and a
sensible range of tools, including wet carpet cleaning if you want. They are
made in the UK, and because the simple design hasn't really changed for
years spares are readily available at (fairly) sensible prices. And you
won't be bothered by unwanted "we can service your Dyson" calls - because
unlike Dysons they don't need servicing for years.
As for long term reliability, reviews are good, and the guarantee says that
you are welcome to use them for commercial use, which is excluded on most
domestic vacuums - and indicates some confidence in their longevity.
They don't spend a lot on advertising, probably because they have general
steady sales by word of mouth - which also makes them sensibly priced -
You may have gathered I'm not a Dyson fan....
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I'm not a fan of anything Dyson - it's a long held grudge. My next
cleaner will be a Numatic: I had a Henry at my old place and it did
everything right. I left it behind because my son was bringing a Vax
which is supposed to be good for allergy sufferers. Me? I think I've
become allergic to Vax! The exhaust is not diffused and blows a stream
of air _just_ where you are about to clean; the cable exits from the
machine in such a manner that unless you keep your wits about you, you
end up treading on it all the time and if the brush get's stalled by a
carpet edge or a cable or a shoelace you have about 5 milliseconds to
cut the power before the rubber band melts through.
For large areas of carpet, a Sebo upright.
For a modest abode, and I am surprising myself by saying this, a Dyson
battery DC59. Partner was finding the Miele cylinder heavy going (due to
various health issues) so we looked everywhere for alternatives. I have
never been a Dyson fan but we have one of these at work so I took it
home for a test run. Partner voted "Yes". I have to agree its suction is
Limited capacity dirt container and slightly awkward emptying are the
worst aspects so far. But the repayment is something far more manageable
and less of a problem to get out and use.
On Wednesday, 24 December 2014 20:35:16 UTC, rbel wrote:
+1 for a Sebo from me (and SWMBO) too
FWIW, I was overhearing in the Barbers last week a conversation with someon
e whose brother (I think) used to be a Dyson Service Engineer. From what I
tell, he wouldn't have one in the house himself...
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