Vacuum Cleaner Ratings wanted PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by IN-farmgirl, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. IN-farmgirl

    IN-farmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Eureka Boss SmartVac is just about dead. I don't know what to get to replace it...I NEED A GOOD VACUUM CLEANER because I have a cat, 2 boys and lots of carpeting...and a small house. DUST is EVERYWHERE! (and its no wonder because I just discovered a hole in the hose!!) UGH!!

    PLEASE...what vacuum cleaner do you recommend?
     
  2. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm partial to my rainbow (water in bowl catches dirt, etc.) but I hear great things about the Dyson that's for pet problems.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    DYSON DYSON DYSON

    will be one of the best investments you will ever make. The thing will NEVER break or loose suction. I used to break ever vacume before I got my dyson. Been 5 years and still going strong! Can handle my long hair, and never gets jammed. It is a big expence but really it is worth it.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Having had Dyson, Rainbow and all the fancy ones, (I was a housekeeper for years), I like my plain ole Kenmore canister vac- but I do use the HEPA bags for it. I think it was about 150.00.
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Oreck.

    Cleans up dog hair like nothing else I've ever seen. Amazing machine!
     
  6. Krysstyllanthrox

    Krysstyllanthrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have the Dyson Animal 25 for all floors.

    I love it!

    If our house was on fire and I had limited time to snatch and run, it would be in the top things to grab.

    I have a small house but two cats, a dog, long curly hair for myself, and a thick headed (hair-wise, in this instance) husband. Plus huge allergies to dust. After I use the Dyson the air smells fresh and clean, not that nasty sorta burnt smell you get with some vacs.

    Get a Dyson.
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have an obsessive cleaner friend who has had the most expensive, fancy vacuum cleaners and cheap models. She burns both kinds out in about 6 months. She just buys whatever is on sale [​IMG]
     
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kirby

    Expensive, but worth it
     
  9. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use my Dhs shop vac [​IMG] LOL I don't have carpet but I like a vacuum for dusting and cob webs and under cushions.....

    Oreck would have to be my fav brand though.
     
  10. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I have a Riccar upright

    My vacuum cleaner repair guy sells Dysons because they're in demand right now, but he'd never reccommend them. A well maintained upright vacuum will not lose suction power and the repairs on a Dyson are outrageous! $70 for changing a belt!!!! He said, "Someone's going to lose their shirts on these."

    If you want to get a Kirby or Rainbow - buy used. They're workhorse vacuums, but the expense for a new one is mostly commisions for the bigwigs.
     

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