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Topic # 214700 24-May-2017 14:17
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TL:DR - Does anyone (other than Dyson) make a high performing cordless hand-stick vacuum cleaner?

 

I want a vacuum to use in our apartment. The apartment is tiny so will easily do it on one charge.    I get hayfever so removal of dust and filtration of exhaust air are important. 

 

We have a Dyson hand-stick upstairs in our house in Nelson and it does a great job ... but they are pricey.

 

Does anyone else make a decent cordless hand-stick vacuum?

 

 





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  Reply # 1787477 24-May-2017 14:33
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We have two of these; https://www.electrolux.co.nz/ergorapido/

 

Make sure it has a Li-ion battery (our Ni-mh one isnt the best after a couple of years).

 

Not sure how allergy friendly they are though. 


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  Reply # 1787484 24-May-2017 14:47
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Unfortunately the one I have tried before are useless. It seems like only Dyson works well.

 

I have not tried the Electrolux but the review is mixed on YouTube.






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1787487 24-May-2017 15:00
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We've owned two of the standard Ergorapido, and have frequently used my mother's which is the NiMH variation. Ours has been particularly useless - especially on hard floors (just doesn't pick anything up!) and my mother's isn't that much better.

 

Our second one basically died, so I went on the hunt for something better about two months ago; I did the full range of shops to consider the whole range, and guess what I ended up with? A Dyson, unsurprisingly. We got the V6 Animal, and it's so good the main cleaner (a Miele) hardly gets used. Having used both styles - with main components in the middle (eg Electrolux) or at the top (Dyson), personally I find the latter far easier to use and more manoeuvrable (especially getting under furniture).

 

The people at Godfrey's tried to sell me on a different brand at a similar price to the V6, claiming it was superior to the Dyson. I wasn't convinced. Friends of mine are happy with their cheap Vax also from Godfrey's. There's a Vax that Harvey Norman sells that's also similar in style to the Dyson (perhaps this one?) - we were tempted, given it was a decent amount cheaper than the Dyson and that you can buy additional and changeable batteries, but in the end the requirement to have to switch feet to hard floors was a deal-breaker.

 

So, yeah, you know Dyson work well; sure they're expensive but in my view worth it, especially in the situation like yours when it'll be your only vacuum cleaner in the house.

 

How about the V6 Slim? At $345 from JB it's what I'd get for a small place.

 

 




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  Reply # 1787493 24-May-2017 15:12
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I've found an American website which is a 'buyers club' for allergy 'sufferers'.  They a brand not available in NZ, Miele (cost as much as Dyson) and Dyson.

 

The Slim seem to be on special everywhere and would be perfect for getting into the small space in the apartment so it looks like we'll be getting one of those.

 

We have the advantage at home and the slim has the same motor but narrower head so should be even=suckier.





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  Reply # 1787496 24-May-2017 15:17
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Dyson all the way. Yes they are more expensive but they do a good job.  Got the V6 model.  

 

Recently got the Dyson Big ball Pro vacuum cleaner as our Electrolux gave up sucking and required too much maintenance, cleaning filters etc all the time which ended up clogging up after each use.  Yes, we have cats (2) and long haired dog, and long haired daughter.


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  Reply # 1788952 26-May-2017 21:21
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I've got a dog that sheds a lot of fur and moving into an apartment next year so decided to buy early and got the Dyson V6 Animal too. Really great buy and absolutely no regrets. One room in the current house has carpet, man that was fun to vacuum.

 

It fills up quite quickly and if it gets too bad it becomes hard to empty (need a knife or something to pull stuff out). Still much easier than having to change a bag or empty a standard vacuum.

 

Just get the Dyson :D

 

 


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  Reply # 1788971 26-May-2017 23:38
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I have got one of those bagless regular sized vacums, which has a powered head. It gets so much dirt out of the carpet, it blows the dyson stick one out of the water. However I find the dyson is still the best stick portable type of vacuum, and far better than those dustbuster sized things. But it is what it is. Generally you do small areas with it, you wouldn't do the whole house with it.


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  Reply # 1789023 27-May-2017 09:03
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mattwnz:

 

I have got one of those bagless regular sized vacums, which has a powered head. It gets so much dirt out of the carpet, it blows the dyson stick one out of the water. However I find the dyson is still the best stick portable type of vacuum, and far better than those dustbuster sized things. But it is what it is. Generally you do small areas with it, you wouldn't do the whole house with it.

 

 

 

 

Yep, dont do a whole house and dont expect it to suck hard. Does dyson actually still operate without having to continuously squeese the trigger down? This non feature was my mums decision to go with electrolux. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1789036 27-May-2017 09:26
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Sorry to say, but if you have allergies and you know that Dyson are the gold standard, you probably have all the information you require. I know money doesn't grow on tree's, however, it seems like this particular spend is well worth it for you in the medium and long term.

 

 

 

We think very highly of our Dyson, for pet hair and general cleaning and our Sebo is the best vacuum we have ever had bar none at any price. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1789063 27-May-2017 10:43
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but we were looking at grabbing one of the Dyson sticks as they are on special this weekend.

Anybody know what the difference is between these two models asides from the price, the internet was a wee bit lacking in what the differences are.

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/vacuums-and-floor-care/upright-and-stick-vacuums/dyson-v6-animal-handstick-vacuum-cleaner.html

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/vacuums-and-floor-care/upright-and-stick-vacuums/dyson-v6-handstick-vacuum-cleaner-en.html

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  Reply # 1789080 27-May-2017 10:52
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I know that the cheaper dysons dont come with the wall holding thing, and it was not available to buy when I asked about getting a second one for upstairs. Even a second charger to plug in was stupid money as a "spare part" so I am relegated to taking mine downstairs when it runs flat, which is all the time because the cleaning time is useless on max, and it doesnt suck enough to get things up when not on max.

 

The dysons are by far the best hand vac, but no way would I be using one as my only vacuum because I am hard pressed to get thru the stairs and hallway before its out. And then it wont charge till the battery has cooled down, and then its a really slow charge.





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Loismustdye: Sorry to hijack the thread, but we were looking at grabbing one of the Dyson sticks as they are on special this weekend.

Anybody know what the difference is between these two models asides from the price, the internet was a wee bit lacking in what the differences are.

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/vacuums-and-floor-care/upright-and-stick-vacuums/dyson-v6-animal-handstick-vacuum-cleaner.html

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/vacuums-and-floor-care/upright-and-stick-vacuums/dyson-v6-handstick-vacuum-cleaner-en.html

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@Loismustdye: I looked into this when we bought out Animal one a couple of months back. I'm 99% sure the only difference between these is the inclusion of a second head with the "Animal" model; while the colour of the main unit is different, it's only aesthetics.

 

That second head has some weird nodule things to, I assume, pick up animal hair. I've used it on the couch and some rugs and it's been effective just removing dust build-up. It's also a narrower head, so I've used it in the car as well.

 

When I bought ours, it was cheaper at the time to buy the Animal, as that had the substantial discount - that's the same with the prices currently at HN's as per your links - so it's a no-brainer which one of the two to buy at this point!

 

 


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  Reply # 1790236 27-May-2017 14:31
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Loismustdye: Sorry to hijack the thread, but we were looking at grabbing one of the Dyson sticks as they are on special this weekend.

Anybody know what the difference is between these two models asides from the price, the internet was a wee bit lacking in what the differences are.

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/vacuums-and-floor-care/upright-and-stick-vacuums/dyson-v6-animal-handstick-vacuum-cleaner.html

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/vacuums-and-floor-care/upright-and-stick-vacuums/dyson-v6-handstick-vacuum-cleaner-en.html

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@Loismustdye: I looked into this when we bought out Animal one a couple of months back. I'm 99% sure the only difference between these is the inclusion of a second head with the "Animal" model; while the colour of the main unit is different, it's only aesthetics.

 

That second head has some weird nodule things to, I assume, pick up animal hair. I've used it on the couch and some rugs and it's been effective just removing dust build-up. It's also a narrower head, so I've used it in the car as well.

 

When I bought ours, it was cheaper at the time to buy the Animal, as that had the substantial discount - that's the same with the prices currently at HN's as per your links - so it's a no-brainer which one of the two to buy at this point!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome thanks for the feedback.

 

I thought the animal was the better model but it made no sense when both HN and NL had the animal as cheaper than the standard model.

 

cheers


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  Reply # 1790276 27-May-2017 15:56
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We'e had an ErgoRapido that dies a death after 2.5 years.

 

We now have a Bosch stick vacuum, it's more powerful than the Electrolux and it doesn't blow air over your hand while you're vacuuming.

 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1790290 27-May-2017 16:22
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We have the iRobot Roomba 980. I guess it's the automated version of a stick vac. It does a very good job. Due to it's small size the bin was s not very large but it does have a reasonable dust filter.


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