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    Need New Vacuum Cleaner

    Hi...my vacuum cleaner just died and with two kitties and my sewing I need to get another one fast. I went to Sears but all I saw was a bunch of lightweight cleaners. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good vacuum cleaner.

    Thank you and hope you all have a wonderful day.

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    Depends on how much you want to spend. I have a Dyson. It is the one designed for pet hair. Expensive $500, but I love it. My mother's housekeeper used to stop by and borrow it to vacuum my mom's house.

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    I have a Dyson. It is the one designed for pet hair. I do not like it emptying the dust container.I wish I did not get it. It is not as powerful as my Kenmore is

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Depends on how much you want to spend. I have a Dyson. It is the one designed for pet hair. Expensive $500, but I love it. My mother's housekeeper used to stop by and borrow it to vacuum my mom's house.
    All Dysons are great and IMO the best one on the market. I have their DC03, about 12 years old and still doing a super job. It is not one of their models that are specifically for pets as I had to have one that was not too heavy but believe me it takes up all of my Muffin's hair, mine and the quilting mess.

    One of the best things about the Dysons are ALL of their parts are renewable and replaceable and easy to find so you never need to completely renew it. My opinion by the Dyson model you can afford rather than a cheaper copy.

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    My next vacuum cleaner will be a Miele (German made and excellent).

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    Mine is a Eureka AS1001A AirSpeed Gold. I paid $125.00 for mine. But they are priced around 100 bucks now.
    It works great, when using the attachments it doesn't loose any suction. It's easy to empty, easy to clean and cleans carpets and bare floors very nicely.
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    To me vacuums are disposable. I buy a reasonable priced vacuum, usually on sale for about $50 and use it until the filters get worn and the brushes get all tangled with stuff. I don't have carpet but do have room size area rugs. I have had high priced vaccums but after a few years they get smelly and seem to not work as good as they did when new. It's hard to replace a $400 or more vacuum after a couple of years, but not a $50 one every so often and get a new better one each time.
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    Dyson as all I can say, you may take them all apart and clean them and a way you go again mince is 6years old love it as all I can say looking to buy a small one now price wise high but no complaints on this at all worth the money

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    I have the Dyson one for pets...it's okay, but I wish I could get a Kirby like my Mom had! That thing would suck the carpet right off the floor, clean it, and re-lay it for you! They don't make ANY brand like that any more as far as I'm concerned.
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    I have a Dyson, per the recommendation of my DD. I've had it about 6 years now. It cleans up after the pet, grandkids, us and quilting. Love it....just don't like to vacuum! LOL

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    I have a cheapy Dirt Devil upright from Walmart. Paid around 80$ for it. It is for pet hair. You should see the corgi hair it picks up! I also have a Riccar 300$. that I like BUT the dog hair clogs it up! I use the Riccar in my sewing room . The cheapy one lives on my main floor where the dog stays most of the time.

    I did not care for the Oreck....too lightweight. Hoover Wind Tunnels are great too. I have had a couple of those too. Loved them. I think pet hair is rough on vacs.
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    I have a Dyson for downstairs and forget what I just bought for upstairs. At one point I had a small Dirt Devil upright for upstairs and I must say, I think it picked up stuff better than my Dyson. Issue for me was that it had no attachments and the Dyson is just too painful to lug up/down the stairs. I did buy a Dirt Devil upright w/attachments for upstairs and one point and that one ended up on the front lawn one day after about the 4th or 5th time using it and having the stupid thing fall apart. DH came home, just picked it up and gave it to his bro! Didn't even question the fact that it was in pieces on the front lawn!

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    Love my dyson! Son bought one refurbished at Big L9ts and loves it! Pd $ 100

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    One of the best vacuums that I've ever had was a Kirby and then the Oreck. I loved the Oreck and got lots of yrs from it with no issues. In the past few yrs I've gotten the Eureka (2) for pets because that's an issue for me and neither one lasted 6 mos without problems so I went back to the Hoover. I'd like to get the Hoover sold on TV but that'll have to wait. Mine now is wearing out and gets clogged up with the dog hair but I'll have to deal with it until I can afford another one. I won't get a Dyson, they did a test on GMA and it might be powerful but lost suction faster than Hoover.
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    I have an Oreck and love it. It's not so heavy and bulky. I also have the small Oreck you can carry and do drapes with it.

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    I also have have an oreck, and a hoover runabout canister and a small shop vac. We replaced our carpeting with hardwood floors years ago. I use the oreck for a room size rug in my sewing room and to clean mats. Use the others for lots of other things.
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    I too buy the cheepies and plan to replace often. They are so lightweight I can use them without many problems/ the more expensive one are just to heavy for me to push around. i once sold Kirbys they are a big rip off at that time Kirby was our biggest compution. I love Hoovers but find. they are too heavy for me to use

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    I have a Dyson and love it! I live in a two story and with my Dyson I can use the attachment and vacuum the steps without having to carry it upstairs. It's so user friendly cleaning isn't that much of a pain.

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    I have a new Shark. Not sure what model but it is red. Absolutely LOVE it!

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    Well, I went to a sewing machine store with my husband, came home with my sewing machine & a SWEEPER!! While I was checking out the machines, he was checking out vacumns...RICCAR..love it , and husband approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Depends on how much you want to spend. I have a Dyson. It is the one designed for pet hair. Expensive $500, but I love it. My mother's housekeeper used to stop by and borrow it to vacuum my mom's house.
    My vote is also for the Dyson. Expensive but I have 2 long hair dogs & I need a good, strong vacuum & the Dyson is it.
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    I hated my Dyson and sold it. Maybe I would have liked the one with the ball better but the one I had (the Animal) was heavy and hard to negotiate into small areas. It would probably be great for really large rooms/areas - but that's not what I have. I had wall to wall carpet when I bought it and still didn't like it. Now I only have a couple of small area rugs and I bought a cheap tank type at Sears for the dust bunnies. It is lightweight and easy to haul from room to room.
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    I had the vacuum problem for years! The last straw was a $750 Oreck canister. Bought on sale! I had to special order the filters and often the bags. It went thru 3 motors in 5 years(in warranty). When they told me a new hose was $75, I went to Sears and bought a $39.99 Shop Vac. I also got the Hepa filter, extra bags and smaller hose for it Less than $75 for all.It's red. It has 4 huge wheels. It turns quickly, pulls easily behind me. I don't have to struggle with it. It will pick up everything--pins, rocks,pecans,cat toys hidden under things, cat litter, ping pong balls, even the water in the dog dish! AND you don't have to spend 3 days drying out the motor if you manage to pick up water (or something like water). If you don't need a carpet sweeper, get a cheap shop vac. Mine's 10 years old and is still perfect. And I'm an artist who vacuums up glitter, paint, cat hair, and other unmentionables.

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    Has anyone tried the Shark swivel sweeper (I think it is called) with the lift-off handheld cannister with hose?

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    I have a Hoover Supreme Wind Tunnel. To me, a vacuum is a vacuum. I'll never get all the dog hair out of my carpet. Not even with my heavy duty scrubber.

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