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    Vacuum Cleaner Advice

    We need a new one... haven't bought one for a decade.

    What do you use? Do you like it? Can it do carpet and hardwood floors? We don't need anything fancy ;).

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    After 25 years of going through Dirt Devils and Hoovers, last summer we splurged and bought a Dyson V8 Absolute. Cordless, light, powerful. Has heads for carpet and hard floors.

    It kicks butt on both surfaces. And it's super easy to manoeuvre, which one of the selling points for me. We have a mix of surfaces, plus a set of carpeted stairs that used to be a pain to vacuum. We also have multiple pets including the master shedder of all breeds. Lab hair is the worst - little needles that are hard to pick up with a Swiffer or less robust vacuum. So we are pretty hard on vacuums.


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    We buy crap ones. There is a guy who claims to be vacuum repair guy who does AMA's on Reddit all the time and his advice is to not buy bagless. He says bagless let too much crap enter the motor. He used to recommend Miele over Dyson - I've learned that not all Miele's are created equal however - apparently the ones made in China are not as good as the ones made in wherever Miele's are normally made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Goat View Post
    We buy crap ones. There is a guy who claims to be vacuum repair guy who does AMA's on Reddit all the time and his advice is to not buy bagless. He says bagless let too much crap enter the motor. He used to recommend Miele over Dyson - I've learned that not all Miele's are created equal however - apparently the ones made in China are not as good as the ones made in wherever Miele's are normally made.
    My MIL used to own a vacuum store and was not a fan of Dysons. She got us a (German) Miele as part of our wedding gift.

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    Here's a link to one of his AMA's https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...y_suck_better/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Goat View Post
    Great advice. Thanks!

    We saw some reviews on some from Shark. Anybody have one? I need to look into Miele and find out where the local specialist is.

    [ETA]

    There's a local specialist 5 minutes away and I never knew

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    Love my shark rocket. Costco, I think around $170? It looks like a glorified DustBuster and I was skeptical but it's seriously the best thing ever. And so light and easy to carry around. Cleaning the filters almost every time so I can get it to last as long as possible.

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    We have a SeboFelix and love it. I don't like bagless vacs, this vac is repairable unlike a lot of mass brands, and it's suction is amazing. We have attachments for carpet and hard floors dice we're about 50/50 carpet and bare floor. It's amazing how clean my kitchen floor stays with this thing! The body turns into a portable canister for the stairs, which is awesome. It also comes with a hard floor head. This was important to us because we have all hard wood upstairs and all carpet downstairs. We went to vacuum shop and tried it out before we bought it. I think that is one of the best things to do. It was expensive but I fully expect to not have to buy another vac ever.

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    I love my cordless dyson. I have laminate, ceramic, wood & carpet. It works great on it all. Lightweight too!
    Life may not be the party we hoped for...but while we are here, we might as well dance!

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    My cordless dyson is amazing

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