Monday, June 14, 2010
Vacuum update, and a thank you
Well, here I am with my new upright vacuum cleaner. :<) Not what I thought I wanted, and not a brand I expected to buy but I am happy, happy with my new Electrolux. We hadn't even researched it. We went to Lowes fully intending to check out all the Dyson models and come home with one. But the Electrolux was the first one we came to, and I watched the little videos and read the literature. It was half the price of the Dyson Animal, and it may well turn out to be half the quality, but we thought why not? If it doesn't work out, we can always go back and buy the other one. But it really seems fine, and actually more than just fine. I love it! Who knew? I was sure I wanted a canister type. But the upright is just great. It has a button to make the handle go lower. It has buttons for rugs and for bare floors. It has NO bags, which thrills me. It looks beautiful in my butt'ry. And I cleaned the whole downstairs in about an hour. Unheard of! There was so much less stopping, and putting on attachments. These attachments are all right on the machine, and it just takes a minute to put one on. There is a great telescoping wand with a brush on the end with which I can do the whole set of stairs. I can take the whole thing off and put on a little attachment to vacuum the furniture. No complaints, just joy. And I was smiling as I worked.
Here it is. That little dog and cat sticker can come off but I kinda like it.
And this is how much dirt I got! I had just vacuumed three days before. You push a button while holding it over the trash can, and it drops right out. Easy peasy.
And now I want to thank you all so very much for leaving notes about what you liked and didn't like. It was rather like reading reviews of machines online. One person would love a certain kind, and another had nothing but trouble with it. That seemed especially true of the Dyson which is why we thought we'd go with a cheaper machine.