Sunday, December 3, 2017

Back again asking for vacuum recommendations

I first asked you about vacuums 7 1/2 years ago! Here is the post. Then I bought one, which I wrote about here. Well, I can't tell you exactly how long that vac lasted but I do know that we've had three or four more since then.They break, they don't work, blah, blah, blah. I can't remember all the companies.

I am 7 1/2 years older and and more tired. I hate hauling out the vacuum and dragging it around for hours. I am not an everyday vacuum-er. I like to do it once a week and be done.

I want a light vacuum.

I want a quiet one.

I want bags. I've tried the bagless kind and emptying them was a huge mess.

I want a canister. I can't lift the uprights.

I have a yellow Labrador retriever - the 365/24/7 shedder! As long as we are healthy, this is the only breed we ever want despite that one little problem! So, I need a really tough vacuum.

I am willing to spend the big bucks if all my criteria are met.

Many commenters on the earlier post recommended Dyson, but I've read negative things about that brand, too. I expect there are new models that have come on the market. I've been all over the internet and have some ideas, but I would really like it if you could tell me what you have (and love and hate).

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. And sorry to bother you yet again!

If I sound agitated, that's because I am. Yet another vac went kaput today.

11 comments:

  1. miele has a nice range of price options, but they are on the pricey side. i have not regretted my purchase. xo

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  2. I'm sorry about your vacuum. That sounds very frustrating! Good luck with your search for a new one. I'm no help with a recommendation because I've had the same bagless upright forever and the last time I had it in the shop for a tune-up the man told me I'd better be very careful not to break anything because they don't make parts for it anymore. Obviously, since it is still chugging along at such an advanced age, I don't use it very much!

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    1. I laughed right out loud when I read your last sentence! It really makes me sad what a short life appliances have now. It used to be ages that you had a dishwasher or washing machine. Now the 'shelf life' is much shorter.

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    2. I have no complaints about my vacuum, which is 17 years old. Other appliances don't last nearly as well, I agree. (Glad you were amused by my lack of housekeeping. I loathe running the vacuum, although I'm always glad afterwards.)

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  3. I also invested in a Miele a couple of years ago and have been VERY happy with it. Our Labrador died previous to my purchase, so I have been cleaning up after only one long-haired heavy shedding cat. If the Miele continues to perform the way the way it is doing, I'm happy to own nothing but that brand from here on in. (The bags can be a little pricey though, so check them out first for the model you're interested in.)

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    1. Thanks so much! Is there a kind of Miele you have, or is there just one? And I am so sorry about your dog. Have you thought of getting another?

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  4. Nan - I see Meile is the current front runner here..... I have one. it's a cylinder, sorry no model as it is....... drum roll........24 YEARS OLD!! Works well, never ever broken down, has good "suck", and an adjustable head for hard or carpeted floors. Bags easy to fit and just slot in with no fiddling about. Cat hair here, and it copes with that and everything else.

    Good luck with the next purchase, Nan.

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    1. It sounds wonderful! Thanks, Susan. I wonder if it is the same kind of deal that Electrolux was. E used to be the best, and then there were company changes. Everyone who ever used the old one still longs for it!

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  5. You won't want mine since it's an upright and bagless, but I love it. It's a Dyson (I think it's the Animal model) and did an awesome job picking up all the dog hair. Now that Annie-dog is gone, we don't have the pet hair issue, but I vacuum up a ton of pine needles every week. Still love my Dyson!

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    1. So far, so good with the Shark! I can't lift an upright to carry it upstairs.

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