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    Default What's so great about Dyson vacuums?

    I bought a new Bissell last year for around $200 and it is a piece of shit! It's a bagless vacuum. Yeah, dumping out dust and hair every room or two is great stuff for someone with a dust mite allergy! And then the damn filter gets clogged every single time I use it and then I have to clean and wash it! Aaaargggh!

    So I've heard good things about Dysons. Can anyone fill me in?

    The thing I do like about my current vacuum is that I can separate the vacuum part from the base to make it like a cannister that I can carry around. That's a nice feature. And, when it isn't clogged, it does pick up a lot of dirt as evidenced by what I am emptying out.

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    I wanted a Dyson but my hubby talked to a vacuum specialist/technician person and he was told Miele is a better brand.

    Our last vacuum was a Hoover, bought it for $100 and lasted almost 10 yrs.

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    I wish I had my Hoover with the bag back about now...but the motor died. I don't think it picked up as much as this Bissell...but the Bissell is high-maintenance and messy. I hate it so.

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    I've got a Dirt Devil bagless which is also junk. I don't recommend it. I've taken to swiping my husband's Shop Vac. It's large and unwieldy but it works well enough for me that I'm in no rush to replace the other one.

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    Ok, I'll tell ya. I have four cats (2 long hair) and a big black, shedding labrador retriever. I went through about 1 vac per year and each of those cost around $100 - $150. So, I decided about 4 years ago that I wanted the purple Dyson called the Animal. It's just the best thing ever as far as domestic shit goes. It picks up hair, cat litter, paper, stray bits of cat food, etc. It has a washable filter. It just rocks. I love it.

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    Yeah, mine has a washable filter too...that gets clogged every single time I vacuum. And washing it is a pain in the ass. First I have to use my fingers to pick the thick hair off the outside and then I put it in a sink full of soapy water that immediately gets nasty. Then I have to set it out on the counter to dry for a day. Every.single.week.

    Mine has great suction...as long as that filter is clean. I have a Golden Retriever so we have all kinds of hair in the carpet.

    KrisNine, how is the Dyson on bare floors? How heavy is it? What do you do to vacuum stairs?

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    I wash the filter every couple of months. The vacuum really doesn't get clogged, like it says in the commercials, by if the filter is super dirty you'll notice that it doesn't pick up as well.

    It works really well on bare floors. It's medium heavy, but for stairs it's awesome. The hose stretches 25 feet and has an attachment on the end that is like a mini vacuum, that way, you just leave the big vacuum at the bottom of the stairs and work your way up. If you try to work your way down, sometimes you'll pull the vac down the stairs (I learned that the hard way ). The handle/hose is really nice and has a lot of suction. You just pull it off and suck up hair or a dirt (cat litter, soil, etc).

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    I have a Miele 'cat and dog' and it picks up everything. I used a Dyson when I was overseas housesitting, not sure which model it was crap. Took me ages to get rid of the cat hair.

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    LOL! There's some young kid on Leno right now who is obsessed with vacuums. He's got a whole collection of them. He just said he didn't like bagless.

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    Wow, I'm surprised at these reports on the Dyson. The commercial is so classy but then I've been taken in by those English accents more than once!

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    Disclaimer:

    This post has nothing to do with Dyson vacuums.

    I have an Oreck, and I loved it to pieces until last year. What I loved about it was that it easily cleaned hard floors. Most of my house is ceramic tile, and I like vacuuming it instead of sweeping it. Most vacuums just scatter the dust on floors, but the Oreck sucks it up.

    However, I've had to have the starter switch repaired twice. I was trying to find someplace to service my Oreck, & wandered into a Rainbow dealer. I didn't know what that was all about, but I was immediately struck by the wonderful SCENT in the shop. They didn't service Orecks but it made me remember Rainbow.

    A friend of mine has a Rainbow, and this sounds like a serious vacuum, and costs Lord, I dunno, well over a thousand US dollars. It filters through water & doesn't use a bag. She LOVES it. I was telling her about the lovely fragrance in the Rainbow shop & she said that her vaccuum has a feature where you can just run it as an air filter, and your whole house will smell like that wonderful clean fresh fragrance in the Rainbow shop.

    Sooooooooo...... one of these days, I'm getting a Rainbow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    Wow, I'm surprised at these reports on the Dyson. The commercial is so classy but then I've been taken in by those English accents more than once!
    I love my Dyson, so the accent worked on me

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    Lobe, I have never heard of a Rainbow...what is it? Just a brand of vacs???

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    Yeah, I wanna know to. It sounds fantastic. I've always wanted a water vac.

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    The Rainbow sounds fabulous.

    I have a thing for vacuuming and my mom has the shittiest vacuum cleaner EVER. She used to have a DirtDevil canister which I hated because you always had to drag it everywhere. When I finally got to ENJOYING the chore I started bitching and she bought a Bissel upright. I HATE it. Something is ALWAYS clogged and when ONE THING is clogged the whole thing just doesn't work. It'll pick up crap and just dump it someplace else in the room and cleaning out the bagless thing is SUCH a pain in the ass. Half of the shit goes right back onto the floor. Not to mention the belt has been replaced about 4 times and it's not even a year old.

    I hate it!!!!
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