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Recommend Vacuum?
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:45:56 PM »
Ok, so a vacuum cleaner isn't exactly electronics, but I'm not familiar with the brands here.  I am in dire need (the dust-bunnies are multiplying too rapidly for me to keep up with using a broom and dust cloths) of a good, inexpensive vac with a hepa filter on it. I'd ideally prefer one that did not use bags, and that had an attachment to let me use it in corners, etc., instead of just one big lumbering machine that only does floors. Canister or upright, doesn't matter which, but I have a bad back so pushing a heavy upright is not ideal. Want to buy one that's going to both work properly and last a long time.

Can anyone recommend a vac brand for under 100 pounds that fits those specs? (Daughter vetoes anything related to Dyson.)


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 09:54:49 PM »
I have a Vax brand vacuum cleaner, which I really like - it’s upright, light (easy to lift and move), no bags (just a detachable cylinder), nozzle attachments, and the base swivels so you can manoeuvre it easily.

Looks like most of their vacuums are more than £100 but they have a couple on offer at the moment:
http://www.vax.co.uk/vacuum-cleaners/upright-vacuum-cleaners

http://www.vax.co.uk/vacuum-cleaners


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 09:56:00 PM »
Henry’s have a great reputation but do not appear to be bagless!

Good time to buy as Black Friday sales like about month.


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 09:58:06 PM »
I'll check those out, thanks.  Yeah, I do most of this type of shopping at Black Friday. When in the States, I also hit Sears for underwear for the year. Got incredible buys!

This one looks kinda like it might work well, but no hepa filter. Hmmmm....

http://www.vax.co.uk/vacuum-cleaners/cylinder-vacuum-cleaners/vax-power-pet-cylinder-vacuum-cleaner
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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 11:49:02 PM »


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 11:52:06 PM »
Hi Blossom. Yeah, I'd been looking at Curry's online. The problem is that I am unfamiliar with the brands and am looking for a reference for one from someone who has owned one and can speak to that. Thanks anyway, tho.


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 09:22:45 AM »
Curious why not anything Dyson? 
(And probably not under £100), but we have two Dysons - One which is about 10 years old and a handheld one and they're both pretty awesome. 

Okay, Mr Dyson is Mr Brexit, (we bought ours before Brexit though, hahaha) - On the other hand, the engineering at that company is fabulous and gets an incredible reputation in the mechanical engineering world... 
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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »
I've had a couple of Dyson's and have been very happy with them. 

I have no clue as to what the others are like.


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 10:28:33 AM »
Also a Dyson family.  A 10 year+ one that is very good and a cordless one for quick kitchen cleanups.

I wouldn't have originally spent the money on one but my husband is an engineer and won't entertain a different brand.  They do last!


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 11:12:34 AM »
Dyson for me as well.  :)


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 02:35:57 PM »
Something about not paying several hundred dollars (in the States) for a "craptastic hunk of plastic" or some such.  She just gets these notions, and since I'd have to listen to it forever if I bought one and it broke....

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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 03:59:20 PM »
Got a Dyson in the States and it just didn't do the job.  Got the same model in the UK and it is working fine years later.  I wonder if they outsource them to somewhere???


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 06:04:45 PM »
We just replaced our Henry (which lasted at least 10 years but finally failed when we tried using to vac rubble in the loft (I say we - but really it was my other half). We bought the Dyson V7 Animal and I cannot recommend it highly enough!!! It will set you back about £300, but it's cordless, comes with a wall mount and has four attachments. I like that I can take it out to my car and use it like a dust buster...
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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 06:57:32 PM »
Got a Dyson in the States and it just didn't do the job.  Got the same model in the UK and it is working fine years later.  I wonder if they outsource them to somewhere???

Yeah, I've wondered that, too. The ones I saw in the States were unimpressive and vastly overpriced.  Perhaps it was due to either import tariffs or they were selling a different model made in a different...coughChinacough part of the world?


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Re: Recommend Vacuum?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2017, 10:01:48 AM »
I keep seeing that advert for the G-Tech Air Ram... looks good in the advert, but it's £200.  If my Dyson ever packs in, i'd consider that one.


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