Looking at getting my mother-in-law a vacuum cleaner for christmas. She's recently moved into a small flat, but her last cleaner broke before moving, and she's been looking for a new one since. It's a very small place (1.5 bedrooms), and she has one short-haired cat.
We went to Godfreys in PN and there were two cleaners in our price range (~$100). The first was a Hoover 1350W cyclonic bagless model, and the second was a Piccolo 2000W cylclonic bagless model. The Hoover has a slightly smaller dust bin compared to the Piccolo, and a shorter cord (by about 1M), and the filters are more expensive (~$40 compared to ~$15 for the Piccolo). I've been online to look up both models, and the information isn't exactly comprehensive. It seems like the Hoover has more favourable reviews (though not many to read through), and there was some concern about the Piccolo overheating (due to the filter not being cleared often enough, apparently).
Does anyone have any first hand experience of either of these models/brands? Or an alternative in the price range that is better (and available in PN)?