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Need help picking a vacuum cleaner...
Original Message   Jul 13, 2012 1:38 am
Hey, I need some help picking a vacuum cleaner. Price is not really an issue, but I want to use the vacuum cleaner for these purposes: -pet hair -carpet -wood floor -tile floor I also want the vacuum to be light-weight... Can anybody suggest a good vacuum? Thanks ;) . All the best, tw23
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Re: Need help picking a vacuum cleaner...
Reply #54   Aug 12, 2013 11:28 am
Hi Everyone

I have had a read through this thread and in between the arguing and people waging war on each other, there is some good info. I found it useful to think about what it was I wanted and needed my vacuum for and then looked at a comparison chart to see which ticked the most of my boxes.

Does anyone in this forum own a Panasonic Vacuum? I have heard mixed things about them but a couple have a decent amp motor so am considering a trial with one.

Take care

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Re: Need help picking a vacuum cleaner...
Reply #55   Sep 10, 2013 11:48 am
Most of the dysons I've used have worked wonders but if you are looking for something not as pricey I also found the Bissell clean view onepass does great work as well. I purchased one for a younger friend of mine who just go her own apartment. She loves it for her apartment.
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Re: Need help picking a vacuum cleaner...
Reply #56   Jun 27, 2014 7:34 am
YOu have to buy multi purpose vacuum cleaner it can fulfill all your need some good sugetions are: # Frontgate - Multi-purpose Home Vacuum Cleaner. # Miele S5980 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ Full-Size AdjustablePowerbrush. # Sebo K3 Air Belt Canister Vacuum Cleaner. # Rainbow E Series Canister Vacuum Cleaner Wet / Dry. # Dyson DC25 Animal Ball-Technology Upright Vacuum Cleaner. # Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum. # Shark Navigator Professional hardwood floor vacuum cleaners.

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Re: Need help picking a vacuum cleaner...
Reply #57   Dec 26, 2014 2:34 am
If you just have to spend a lot of money on a high end luxury vacuum I would give Miele and Sebo a pass and consider one of the two legacy Aerus Lux canister vacuums. Neither the Miele or Sebo canisters have what I would consider to be acceptable attachments or bag capacity. The attachments are particularly galling to me, ridiculously small, for something with a premium price. To me they are useless. And while Lux machines are similarly cursed with a small dust bag, at least their attachments and Sidekick II are outstanding, far better than anything coming out of Europe today. The Sidekick is not a turbo brush but is electrically drive and superior to any turbo brush. The Lux floor brush is a bit complicated mechanically (more work to replace a worn belt or brush roll) and has no height adjustment, but does a great job on all kinds of carpets. It doesn't slow down on deep carpets and doesn't rev to the moon if you pick it up while running to move from wall to wall carpet to a throw rug in a room. The Guardian motor is robust, durable and when it does wear out they are economically rebuilt (my local vac shop just charged me $35 to rebuild one). Parts availability is excellent and Lux seems to put a lot of effort into supporting their older models. Not too many manufacturers do that today. If you are not a brand snob, take a look at what Panasonic sells. They are invisible in most vacuum discussion because they don't advertise and they sell primarily through mom and pop vacuum shops. They are very light weight, have ultra powerful motors and use utterly conventional full sized attachments, button lock wands and the industry standard floor brush. Their dust bag has more than twice the capacity of a Miele dust bag and their filtration might be better. At least their pre-motor filters are thicker and have a larger surface area than Mieles, and both have similar pleated exhaust filters. You can use the excellent Kenmore Q cloth HEPA bag available six to a bag for $20 at any Sears. Compare that to the price Miele nicks you for a bag and consider also the Q bag takes twice as long to fill. The MC-CG902 is a no frills basic old school canister vacuum, identically a 1990s Kenmore Progressive with four full sized attachments but Panasonic has put a very modern inducer motor in it. It gives nothing up to any Miele or Lux in terms of cleaning power, has much more usable attachments and are usually bought for under $250 if you shop wisely. Even the top of the line Panasonic MC-CG937 with variable motor speed control (on the hose handle) and an expander cage in the bag chamber only fetches around $350 retail. With the money you save you can go out and buy a nice telescopic wand and a rubber wheeled horse hair hard floor brush for it and use the rest of the money on other more important things. Mahalo
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