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iMacDaddy


Electrolux UltraOne EL7070, Bissell BigGreen Deep Cleaning Machine

Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Original Message   Feb 15, 2011 4:23 pm
I actually played with one at Lowes the other day. Overall, I liked the design, but the foam pre-filter is crap compared to Dyson's recent pre-filter design (which is also featured on the Hoover Platinum Cyclonic and Panasonic/Kenmore canisters...but I suppose its washable HEPA filter makes up for it. http://smallappliances.electroluxusa.com/ Highlights: - 14 foot cleaning reach - LED headlight - "Ball-like" swivel action - Metal Soleplate - 5 year warranty - $299
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M00seUK


Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #70   Apr 25, 2011 7:23 am
iMacDaddy wrote:
By the looks of it, the new Dyson Ball will use a slightly enlarged version of the motorhead used on the DC35 stick vac with a smaller motor, and thinner brushroll compared to that of the current DC25.....although these could be patent drawings for the successor of the DC24, not DC25.

As with the DC24 / DC25, the cleaner head is fully removable by the user and hence a range of market variants *could* be produced, if required, regardless of what is shown in these drawings.

It is a question, if it would be available in small and large models, like with the DC24 / DC25. If its using a conventional motor, this would be challenging for a smaller model. But if using the Dyson Digital Motor v2, as used in the Digital Slim, more feasible. Although one further point these drawings show a post motor filter cover and hence suggest a conventional brushed motor, for a full-sized cleaner model at the very least.

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DC18


Dyson, Sebo and Bissell user

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Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #71   Apr 25, 2011 10:25 am
Be interesting to see if the Dyson Digital Motor (V2) will appear in the New Ball and if a large and small versions will be produced like the DC24 and DC25. Looking at the drawings (does the patent show any more drawings!?) will be new type of ball design be a flexible as previous models? I'm liking the new design looks like there may be a new kind of Cyclone bin and pre motor filter looking a the air duct!? DC18
iMacDaddy


Electrolux UltraOne EL7070, Bissell BigGreen Deep Cleaning Machine

Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #72   Apr 28, 2011 12:17 am
M00seUK wrote:
As with the DC24 / DC25, the cleaner head is fully removable by the user and hence a range of market variants *could* be produced, if required, regardless of what is shown in these drawings.

It is a question, if it would be available in small and large models, like with the DC24 / DC25. If its using a conventional motor, this would be challenging for a smaller model. But if using the Dyson Digital Motor v2, as used in the Digital Slim, more feasible. Although one further point these drawings show a post motor filter cover and hence suggest a conventional brushed motor, for a full-sized cleaner model at the very least.



I should note that the DC22 canister had a removable, washable HEPA filter, and it too had the Dyson Digital Motor.
M00seUK


Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #73   Apr 28, 2011 2:05 pm
iMacDaddy wrote:
I should note that the DC22 canister had a removable, washable HEPA filter, and it too had the Dyson Digital Motor.

I don't know that model, that well - was a post motor and a pre-motor filter?
iMacDaddy


Electrolux UltraOne EL7070, Bissell BigGreen Deep Cleaning Machine

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Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #74   Apr 29, 2011 8:57 pm
M00seUK wrote:
I don't know that model, that well - was a post motor and a pre-motor filter?


It had a HEPA exhaust filter, in addition to a pre-filter housed inside the left wheel.
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vacmanuk


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Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #75   Aug 28, 2011 7:41 am
Test results from Which 2011:

"...The Nimble A8602AZ is the first upright vacuum cleaner from AEG. It's bagless, designed to be easy to manoeuvre and carry, and it has a swivel head and an LED headlight to help navigation. We wanted to see whether this nimble vac could tackle heavyweight dirt when we got it to the lab for testing. Read on to find out how it fared in our tests.

The Nimble performed brilliantly on laminate and carpeted floors and is a worthy Best Buy. Crevices did prove to be a problem, though, so it's not a great choice if you've got wooden floorboards at home.

This vac's long telescopic hose has two positions to let you get underneath furniture and clean stairs. AEG also supplies both a furniture brush and a three-in-one 'Versatool', which bends to clean corners or can be flattened out to clean surfaces and upholstery.

Electro brushroll
Aided by a motor-powered brushroll, which can be switched off for hard floors, the A8602AZ is effective at beating and sucking dust out of carpets, so overall pick-up is impressive. Suction starts high and doesn't drop as the 2.1 litre-capacity dust container fills, but it can't be reduced for cleaning more delicate fabrics or rugs.

Unfortunately overall dust pick-up from hard floors is poor. While laminate floors are given a thorough clean, the Nimble isn't able to suck much dust at all out of cracks and crevices in wooden floorboards.

Excellent dust retention
Fortunately the dust that is collected is all effectively kept inside this vacuum cleaner. The A8602AZ scores five stars for dust and allergen retention, meaning it doesn't spit dust particles back out into the room as you clean.

The Nimble fails to live up to its name when skirting round the edges of the floor. It can't get close to walls and corners as the brushroll doesn't extend to the edge of the floorhead. A gap along the front and left hand side may mean you need to revisit some spots with smaller accessories.

Great for pet-owners
When it comes to pet hair, the Nimble gets top marks. It speedily sucks hairs out of the carpet and the brushroll doesn't take long to clean afterwards.

The Nimble isn't difficult to use or maintain and is very energy efficient, but cleaning the electro brush on the floorhead is a laborious process and the handle can't be adjusted to your height. The swivel neck and long flex are bonuses but there are more manoeuvrable vacs available that are easier to use on stairs.

Pros: Excellent for carpets, laminate floors and pet hair, energy efficient, long hose and flex

Cons: Disappointing on floorboards, electro brush takes time to clean



skywalker


Joined: Aug 30, 2011
Points: 3

Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #76   Aug 30, 2011 2:27 am
this is the coolest one ever seen. so gonna get one.

Venson


Joined: Jul 23, 2007
Points: 1900

Re: The Dyson Ball finally has a competitor: New Electrolux Nimble
Reply #77   Sep 18, 2011 1:18 am
vacmanuk wrote:
Test results from Which 2011:

"...The Nimble A8602AZ is the first upright vacuum cleaner from AEG. It's bagless, designed to be easy to manoeuvre and carry, and it has a swivel head and an LED headlight to help navigation. We wanted to see whether this nimble vac could tackle heavyweight dirt when we got it to the lab for testing. Read on to find out how it fared in our tests.

The Nimble performed brilliantly on laminate and carpeted floors and is a worthy Best Buy. Crevices did prove to be a problem, though, so it's not a great choice if you've got wooden floorboards at home.

This vac's long telescopic hose has two positions to let you get underneath furniture and clean stairs. AEG also supplies both a furniture brush and a three-in-one 'Versatool', which bends to clean corners or can be flattened out to clean surfaces and upholstery.

Electro brushroll
Aided by a motor-powered brushroll, which can be switched off for hard floors, the A8602AZ is effective at beating and sucking dust out of carpets, so overall pick-up is impressive. Suction starts high and doesn't drop as the 2.1 litre-capacity dust container fills, but it can't be reduced for cleaning more delicate fabrics or rugs.

Unfortunately overall dust pick-up from hard floors is poor. While laminate floors are given a thorough clean, the Nimble isn't able to suck much dust at all out of cracks and crevices in wooden floorboards.

Excellent dust retention
Fortunately the dust that is collected is all effectively kept inside this vacuum cleaner. The A8602AZ scores five stars for dust and allergen retention, meaning it doesn't spit dust particles back out into the room as you clean.

The Nimble fails to live up to its name when skirting round the edges of the floor. It can't get close to walls and corners as the brushroll doesn't extend to the edge of the floorhead. A gap along the front and left hand side may mean you need to revisit some spots with smaller accessories.

Great for pet-owners
When it comes to pet hair, the Nimble gets top marks. It speedily sucks hairs out of the carpet and the brushroll doesn't take long to clean afterwards.

The Nimble isn't difficult to use or maintain and is very energy efficient, but cleaning the electro brush on the floorhead is a laborious process and the handle can't be adjusted to your height. The swivel neck and long flex are bonuses but there are more manoeuvrable vacs available that are easier to use on stairs.

Pros: Excellent for carpets, laminate floors and pet hair, energy efficient, long hose and flex

Cons: Disappointing on floorboards, electro brush takes time to clean





Is the wand fitting still the same as before? If so, Electrolux makes a bare floor tool that could be ordered on the side for better results on hard floors I'd imagine.

Venson
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