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vaccum cleaners and carpet washers recommendations?

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by mumof2, Jul 19, 2009.

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    i *need* a new vaccum cleaner and *want* a carpet washer......can anyone recommend anything?

    I need a vaccum with good suction and probably a pet hair one as we *may* be getting a couple of kitties, not too heavy for my poor back and easy to use hoses for stairs and edges.

    I want a vaccum style carpet washer that easy to use.

    just a thought, can you get combined vaccums/cleaners?

    thanks for any help! :thumbsup:
     
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    I've got a Vax and find it really good :thumbsup:. OMG the muck that comes out of the carpet and there's only me, I didn't realise I was so dirty!! Seriously though, it really works for me. I tried a Dyson but couldn't get on with it
     
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    dyson in a word, great suckers lol
     
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    I have a Dyson and its great (we have a long haired cat and a dog).

    We have an upright vacuum style Carpet Cleaner - Bissell Pro Heat Turbo 2X and you can buy all the various treatments for carpets including scotchguard for after you have shampooed - it does hard floors too.

    Would thoroughly recommend both! :wave:
     
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    excellent - thanks everyone! :thumbsup:
     
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    We have an old upright. I think it's a Hoover. The stupid thing won't die. :sigh: Not that it's the greatest and it's heavy and awkward on the stair risers, but we're too cheap to buy a new one until this one is a goner! :lol:
     
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    Think we might have the same husband :yes::yes:
     
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    Nope. I can honestly say that's not the case! :D :D :lol:
     
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    I totally agree hun, we have a dyson and never had any trouble with it. :)
     
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    I have a Miele Cat&Dog cylinder vacuum. It's excellent!
     
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    :lol:
     
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    the trouble is we have been through so many of them we just don't know what to get next. . We've had Electrolux, Hoover (that really was rubbish - we only bought it to get free flight tickets to Florida!), Vax, Russell Hobbs, Dyson, Panasonic I think.....can't remember what else!

    Either they were all rubbish or we're just very unlucky with vaccums!
     
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    Well goodness, what are you doing to those poor vacs?

    I hear that one should not buy a bagless. Just what I've been told. I have an older upright, but I would love a dyson. They look so nice!

    I also have spot clean the "little green machine" from bissel for small spots. Heard nothing but good things about it, but have not used it.

    For stairs, I have this little do-dad that is made for stairs and such. Super light and is easy to carry, like a mini vac (but nothing like a dustbuster, which I also have).

    Hmmm, with all these vacs, I think my ocd is showing.
     
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    :lol: mine is anti bacterial spray!
     
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    Oh, don't even get me started...got those all over the place (purse, car, school bag, home...finally got the pump version for the car, so much easier than those small things)
     
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    my house is by no means ultra clean but i do use my anti-bac rather a lot around the house!

    oh dear, is there any hope for us......:unsure:



    :D
     
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    Mum loves our dyson!
     
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    :rotfl: LOL
     
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    I really don't like our dyson, it's no good at edges, even edges of a rug, it won't pick up unless it is physically run over the crumbs or whatever. i used to have a sebo, brilliant, best at picking up I have ever had with children, mucky husband and various dogs and cats. I have just looked at the Bissell recommendation on earlier answer, think I will order one of those next week on pay day, like the fact we can scotchguard the carpets, they are ruined since I hired a Rug Dr and didnt scotchguard them
     
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    Dyson has a couple of vacuums that are supposed to work well with pet hair.

    I'm in the same boat as Tink--my old vacuum just won't die! Actually two of them--a Hoover and an Oreck. The Oreck was my mother's--love the light weight!

    And the one the family gave me is so doggone heavy that I never use the thing! I much prefer separate upright and tank vacuums to onboard tools with the upright. Onboard tools might be okay if it's just a dusting brush or something, but the one I was given is a royal pain to move around! AAAARRRGGGHHHH!
     

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