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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,101
    Less than ten years old. Shoes off room so never wears out or gets dirty. Maybe it is thick pile? Dunno? Peace. D
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  • warrenwarren Posts: 665
    Get the big yellow one at Costco and be done with it.. Or get the shark, try them both, bring one back..
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • verbverb Posts: 7,647
    gmcman wrote: »
    Miele cat and dog.

    I really wanted to like the Dyson, but felt like I was like comparing a Mercedes to a Plymouth Reliant K.

    We have a Miele for the upstairs. Mrs loves it. Quiet, lightweight, good build quality.
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,390
    We have owned 2 dysons, and a Hoover wind tunnel pet with Hepa filter.

    Honestly they work about the same....very very similar concept, but wish I had known the wind tunnel was so good as it costs about 1/3 of the dysons but seems identical in performance or even a bit better.

    The dysons are great, just a lot of money for what they are. Some of the plastics feel cheap also, but nothing broke over 4-5 years so..
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,758
    We have two Sharks and an old Kirby. Sharks are great and Kirby rocks when its operational.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,716
    We have the Shark and the attachments and wand blows....not sucks. In other words, using the Shark when you disconnect it from the base for carpet is a pain in the buttocks.
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,820
    I have been accused of over researching vacuum cleaner purchases...I have 3 working currently (not including shop vacs).

    One for each floor.
    For the top floor, (4 carpeted bedrooms, tile bathrooms/laundry room, wood hallway), I have an older Panasonic Platinum upright with a tri-force, dual-fan motor (they quit making them this good). It is simple, reliable, and has been great for something like 7 years now.

    For the main floor that is all hard surfaces (tile or wood) with a couple throw rugs, I have a Kenmore Canister. It works well, but the plastic is cheap and I have had to do several repairs. It currently has ducktape holding/sealing the handle to the main downtube. I will use it till it dies.

    For the basement which is nearly 1300 sq feet of carpet, I have a re-branded Sebo/Windsor "sensor' model. The Sebo is the my favorite upright. It is basically a powerful commercial vacuum. It has been going strong for over 10 years.

    I also have an older Samsung Quiet Storm (canister) that also was great until one day, it started to arc my outlet. Not sure if the motor has a short, or if the variable slide switch went bad. It has been sitting out in my garage for about 5 years waiting for me to take it apart and troubleshoot it. It had some amazing suction and it was really very quiet.

    Some day, I may get a dyson stick or similar to do the hardfloors. My wife hates the canister, but they are really the most versatile (when combined with a motor brush head for rugs).
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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,126
    I had a Hoover Wind Tunnel that broke last year, thank God. Bought a Shark and love it. Unlike the Hoover it actually vacuums instead of blows, it's quiet and is easy to maneuver.
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  • GospelTruthGospelTruth Posts: 376
    We have a Shark canister vacuum and it works excellent. Maintain the filters and the thing has incredible suction power. I'm amazed how much it picks up after just one vacuum (we have tile floors and two area rugs (9x11) that are wool.

    We also bought a Roomba for the entire first floor (we have a ranch with a walkout basement). It does a reasonable job of keeping things clean and we can run it while we are out of the house or at night. I'm amazed at what it picks up as well and keeps things clean. It by no means does as good a job as the Shark, but it does a good job at cleaning up the crumbs on the floor from the kidddos and keeping things looking tidy. Best of all, we don't have to do the work.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,448
    Roomba and Simplicity. Best combo out there.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,986
    I was lookin' at the graphics on the spiffy outer packaging of our new Dyson V8 :) vacuum, and I had a sudden realization.

    If this whole vacuum cleaner thing doesn't work out for Dyson, he/they can rescale their drawings for these vacuum cleaners and introduce a line of tone arms.

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    B)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,448
    Lol. Good eyes Mark. For an old bird ;)
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  • minerminer Posts: 1,254
    Miele - it's German
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,336
    How about this one

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,986
    A cat cleaning up the floor -- upon which the dirt is mostly cat-derived :|
    I speak from experience, cat-dirt-wise.

    In bioenergetics, we call this a futile cycle. :)
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    We ended up with both the Miele c3 brilliant and the Dyson v8 absolute

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  • warrenwarren Posts: 665
    warren wrote: »
    Get the big yellow one at Costco and be done with it.. Or get the shark, try them both, bring one back..
    Now, had the Dyson for 13 years, plastic has deteriorated, brought it to the Dyson store and was told their plastic has surpassed its lifetime.. bought a Sharkst Costco’ works as well..
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,880
    warren wrote: »
    warren wrote: »
    Get the big yellow one at Costco and be done with it.. Or get the shark, try them both, bring one back..
    Now, had the Dyson for 13 years, plastic has deteriorated, brought it to the Dyson store and was told their plastic has surpassed its lifetime.. bought a Sharkst Costco’ works as well..

    Seriously dude do you realize how long 13 years is by today’s consumer standards? I have NOTHING in my house that is 13 years old besides plates and flat ware lol. If that vacuum manages to last 13 years it will outlive you lol...
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    Kirby's have been known to last 40 years and they still suck
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

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    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,880
    Kirby's have been known to last 40 years and they still suck

    Kirby isn’t a standard consumer brand. What store can u but them in? My only experience is based on a slightly creapy door salesman...and they wanted somewhere around 2 grand for a vacuum cleaner. I’m stick with 13 years thanks...
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    ;
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,313
    edited February 22
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Kirby's have been known to last 40 years and they still suck

    Kirby isn’t a standard consumer brand. What store can u but them in? My only experience is based on a slightly creapy door salesman...and they wanted somewhere around 2 grand for a vacuum cleaner. I’m stick with 13 years thanks...

    In 1965 my parents and uncle bought from the door to door salesman and my aunt and uncles is still going strong. Ours bit the dust when my dad used it to vacuum the car out and left it overnight. It had rained that night and mom didn't realize it had gotten wet. It went tango foxtrot when she plugged it in. It was funny watching my mom freak out as a 12yo but that fun stopped fast when she warp factor 5 my happy self... :# I think they were close to 700.00 back then IIRC. It is a lot of money but they last and last not to mention you can still get parts.
    My girlfriend has one as well she bought 30 years ago.
    Until 5 years ago a vacuum store here in town carried them. They brought on new brands and in order to carry one of the brands they had to give up others. I think the brand was Miele that played hardball with them.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    you can buy demo units online for like $700 bucks. refurbs even cheaper. The amount of suction and the build quality is not even close in the consumer market.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,011

    Why an Electro Lux vacuum of course.
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  • Uprights are good lightweight machines. I'm not sold on the portable cannister--a few years back they had a recall for them catching on fire.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,541
    edited May 26
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  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    A bit pricey, but I've had great luck out of my Dysons. I bought the purple pet Dyson model 11 years ago and it's still going strong. Moved into a larger, 2 story house a few months back so got the Dyson pet portable model for upstairs. Never had an issue with either of them, other than the portable Dyson's battery life isn't great. It's really just for one carpeted room upstairs though, so it does its job well in that regard.
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