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Re: Does the world really need this???
#1   Feb 28, 2012 11:14 am
TotalVac wrote:
I guess I can see the benefit in a home with a lot of kids. You might have lots of crumbs and spills and messes to clean up, but what happens when those messes aren't on the counter tops? It's an interesting solution to an interesting problem, but what is wrong with a quick wipe down?

Hi Total,

As usual, I think it just another brainstormed widget vendors hope to make a little money on.  If you miss the drawer thingy and stuff falls to the floor, they have those little ports your baseboards that you can sweep  stuff into to be sucked away by your central vac.  Yet, heaven forefend, that would actually mean touching a broom.

Although I'm all for the idea of central vacuum systems, I wonder as to what kind of powerhouse system you'd have to put in to support  the use of doo-dads like that.  I think one video I viewed had at least two drawer vacs in different spots in one kitchen.

Of course, if I had the money to foot the bill for stuff like that I'd probably have somene in two or three days a week instead.  I'd happily tell whomever, "Go do this . . . go do that," from my easychair.


Re: Does the world really need this???
#2   Feb 27, 2012 12:19 am
Andy wrote:
What happens on oily stuff/garbage? Oil will be sticking around the tray and you can figure it out, what is going to happen next.

Hi Andy,

The company that sells this alo sells a catch-all (the maker calls it an "interceptor") that's meant to capture any wet or gooey stuff before it gets to the main tubing the central vac system or under-counter mounted vac  you need to power it.  That however would also mean having to keep the catch-all clean to inhibit odors, etc.


Does the world really need this???
#3   Feb 25, 2012 4:02 pm

I suppose I qualify as a card carrying capitalist but sometimes I wonder  -- yes, even me who'll buy anything once.  I've just come upon the Drawer Vac.  It's half vacuum, half garbage disposal?

Check out the link below and tell me if this would work for you in your kitchen.


Re: Is Kirby going plastic???
#4   Feb 23, 2012 2:59 pm
Thanks MOLE.
Is Kirby going plastic???
#5   Feb 22, 2012 12:20 pm
There's a rumor that Kirby is going mainly plastic.  Has anyone heard the same and, if you have, is there any indication of any other future change in the machine?

Curiously yours,


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