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  • thejckthejck Posts: 831
    edited November 2007
    i am still confused about the dyson's. what are the "animals" "purples" got to do with the numbers. and is all the suction the same. what about dyson canisters are they the same suction. what should i limit myself to looking at in the dysons
  • McLokiMcLoki Posts: 5,262
    edited November 2007
    the "Animal" version has more tools that come with it than a standard version. The tools are ok, but not great and not worth a premium. The DC-17 model is only offered in an animal version (with all the tools) but it is the most efficent vac they make with a very stiff brush that really pulls animal hair out of your carpet. (and if your carpets are fairly new, plenty of carpet fuzz as well)

    The DC-17 is the model that we purchased and really like. (I have not tried other dyson models) It pulls fur and dust out of our carpets like you would not believe and really reduced, almost to the point of elimination, the animal smell that we had in our house.

    It is expensive, but really is well worth it.

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  • JimBRICKJimBRICK Posts: 1,547
    edited November 2007
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  • ND13ND13 Posts: 7,648
    edited November 2007
    The wife and I were researching vacuums a few months back and we read somewhere that the Electrolux(can't remember which model #) was rated the best.

    I've not heard anything negative about Dysons, yet.

    Steer clear of Dirt Devils...they simply just fall apart.

    The Hoover we settled on, due to $$$, has the same design concept(Cyclonic) as the Dyson, but I'm certain it's not as well made as the Dyson.

    The best vacuum, I've used, for any length of time, was our Phantom.

    There was also this chick I met, when in the military. I always claimed she could suck start a Harley.
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  • wingnut4772wingnut4772 Posts: 7,576
    edited November 2007
    I have had a Dyson for about 5 years with no problems.
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,716
    edited November 2007
    JimBRICK wrote: »

    that's the one we have and it leaves nothing behind
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  • thejckthejck Posts: 831
    edited November 2007
    would there be any reason for the carbon brush in a rainbow to go out in about a years time. COuld I have just jarred it loose moving it around?

    I am thinking about getting the rainbow fixed as he said he will do it for 35 bucks. and its a great vacuum as long as it lasts more than a year this time.

    this sucks.
  • thejckthejck Posts: 831
    edited November 2007
    no pun intended
  • avguytxavguytx Posts: 1,623
    edited November 2007
    I have a Kirby Gen II that my grandfather bought for my grandmother back in 1987 I think it was. I inherited it about 10 years ago and just this last year I had to spend $100 for an internal switch because it wouldn't turn on/off. Other than the typical bag replacement, it's been a good VC.
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  • BIZILLBIZILL Posts: 5,577
    edited November 2007
    jstas's intake.

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  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,634
    edited November 2007
    BIZILL wrote: »
    jstas's intake.
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  • thejckthejck Posts: 831
    edited November 2007
    the vacuum repair guy said that the dysons have problems in the long run. He also said that they put out a lot of dirt back into the air. But I dont know if he is trustworthy.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,716
    edited November 2007
    thejck wrote: »
    the vacuum repair guy said that the dysons have problems in the long run. He also said that they put out a lot of dirt back into the air. But I dont know if he is trustworthy.


    They have a hepa filter hooked up to it. can't see it shooting lots back in the air. Long run...they have not been on the market that long...and what is the long run...5-10-15-20yrs...Hey, if my dyson gives me problems atfer 10yrs it's done it's job.
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  • HolydocHolydoc Posts: 1,077
    edited November 2007
    MKZ wrote: »
    I have Eureka 4870GZ and it really sucks. bags are cheap and easy to find also. It has good reviews by Consumer Reports.

    Same vacuum we just bought to replace our Dyson. The Eureka performs great and is in the very reasonable price range. I just was not that impressed with the suction of the Dyson. However after listening to all this raving about it, I may have gotten a lemon. :confused:
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  • hljones821hljones821 Registered User Posts: 36
    edited November 2007
    Rainbow E2 is incredible. If you vacuum your matress, you will see.
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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,983
    edited December 2007
    Just bought the Dyson DC-17 Allergy model from Best Vacuum in Chicago for $399 shipped ($100 plus shipping cost savings from Dyson's online store.) We have pulled a friggin' ton of dust, dirt, and loose pile out of our very regularly vacuumed (and we thought relatively clean) carpeting. I'm just amazed.

    I believe it would, as Willie Nelson said in 'Honeysuckle Rose', "suck a golf ball through a fifty foot length of garden hose." :p


  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,509
    edited December 2007
    We have been using a Sona the last couple of weeks. This one really sucks.
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  • McLokiMcLoki Posts: 5,262
    edited December 2007
    Ricardo wrote: »
    We have been using a Sona the last couple of weeks. This one really sucks.

    Ricardo - We were considering one of those instead of the Dyson, but all the models we evaluated were quite shrill sounding and not one of them seemed to have a functioning off switch.

    Annoying to say the least.....

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  • brettw22brettw22 Posts: 7,700
    edited December 2007
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  • fatchowmeinfatchowmein Posts: 2,642
    edited February 2010
    Thanks to everyone who recommended a Dyson. We picked up a DC25 Blueprint at Fry's for $480 which was $30 more expensive than the regular, yellow DC25 but they were out of it. Wife liked the white color of the Blueprint and it had a floor attachment that worked great under our couch.

    We have two lab mixes and I was concern we may need the DC25 Animal but after almost two weeks since our Dirt Devil fried and bit the farm (NASTY!) the DC25 BP didn't have any problems.

    Pros
    Canister with trap door
    Length of cord
    Suction
    Ball
    Noise level compared to the Dirt Devil's banshee cry
    Ability to turn of the brush
    Balance (Our Dirt Devil would tip over when using the tube extension)
    Ease of brush removal
    Lifetime Hepa filter
    No belt
    No bags
    Weight (16 lbs?)

    Con
    The canister is tiny
    Price

    Concerns
    The Upright Kick Down is plastic and looks flimsy (doesn't feel flimsy)

    I just hope it lasts at least 10 years like the Dirt Devil.

    Disclaimer:
    You may not want to read too much into this since I normally only buy cheap vacuum cleaners. I do 99.99% of the vacuuming around here due to wife's medical condition. 1,300 ft^2 apt. We had a gift cert from Xmas that lowered our actual cost tremendously.
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,714
    edited February 2010
    Have had the Dyson animal for over 5 years and still works like the day we got it, its used every day for our 2 shedding dogs...........cant believe the amount of stuff it picks up...its a pleasure to use..
  • comfortablycurtcomfortablycurt Posts: 6,746
    edited February 2010
    Who has time to vacuum? I'm usually to busy listening to my 2 channel rig to worry about such trivial things as vacuuming.;):p



    So...does anyone else find it weird that the word "vacuum" has two "U's" in it? It just doesn't seem like that should be allowed...lol
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  • lanchilelanchile Posts: 566
    edited February 2010
    My vote is for Miele...white star!.These German people know what they do!!!;)
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  • bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
    edited February 2010
    Another vote for the dyson, bought an animal than put that after 4 years bought another one so now one for upstairs one for downstairs. Neighbor bought one as well.
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,820
    edited February 2010
    Dysons may have more measured vacuum pull, but that doesn't mean they do the best job of cleaning, or that they are well built, reliable or long lasting.

    I'm very happy with my Sebo/Windsor upright. They are typically one of the highest recommended by allergy groups right along with Miele. They are also German made and well engineered. Sebo vacuums are also sold under the Windsor name (for commercial sales). You can often find the Windsor versions cheaper.
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  • concealer404concealer404 Posts: 7,461
    edited February 2010
    I just bought a new vaccuum cleaner for $40 from WalMart. I don't remember the brand or model.

    It sucks my carpets.
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,524
    edited February 2010
    Bought a Dyson DC25 Animal for about $500 in December. Its a beautiful looking machine, but clearly not worth the money. We have a golden and her fine hair just gets into the end of the roller ball joint like with every other vaccuum we have owned. And that hair in the roller joint quickly ends up smelling like burned hair. Eventually it will destroy the roller, pretty much like the $100 Eureka before this. Suction power is good, but I was hoping that with the "Animal" designation, they would have designed a better vaccuum. Unfortunately, I am disappointed. Its past its return period, but I would just as well have gone with something half the price. Oh... and that 5 year warranty does not help when you are on hold waiting for an agent for 25 minutes. Eventually just hung up.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,153
    edited February 2010
    We have an older yellow Dyson...bought it at Sears and took out the warranty(don't usually do this)....glad I did!! It's been back for repair at least twice every year. Wife uses it hard though but still!! We kept our old Rainbow and glad we did or she would go nuts not running a clener for the 1 to 2 weeks it takes to get the Dyson back. It does work well...when it works.
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  • bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
    edited February 2010
    As I said love our dysons even with 3 cats and a black lab. Never had a problem and it is better than my neighbors orek and my moms old kerby.
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  • Matt34Matt34 Posts: 321
    edited February 2010
    We use a Dyson on the carpeted floors and a Miele for the tile. I like the Miele because it's quite but it doesn't suck as good as the dyson on the carpet.:D The Dyson we have had for about five years and every year we take it into Sears to get maintenance done, never had a problem with it.
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