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Topic # 240312 1-Sep-2018 11:51
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Looking for recommendations for a new vacuum.
140m2 home, 1 cat, 1 child.
We have a high end Electrolux bag-less that has done very well for the last 10ish years. But it is packing up so it's time to start looking.

I think I want bag-less. The last bagged vacuum cost a small fortune in bags. It did a great job when the bag was new, but quickly lost suction.
The bag-less that replaced it made it clear the job it was doing was inadequate

The geek in me badly wants a robot, but I don't think the robot vac's are up to the task of being the only vacuum yet. That and the dust bin is pretty small. The current vac gets around 1 - 1.5 litres of crap in a weekly vacuum.
I'm not going to spend 500-1000 on a robot and still have to spend the same on a real vac to follow it round with.
Also, we're messy...

So, what's the story these days? what are you using, what's good, what's crap?




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  Reply # 2082322 1-Sep-2018 12:02
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The latest dyson v10 cordless is advertised as being as good as corded.

That's a pretty bold statement!

Our corded low end dyson is top notch.

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  Reply # 2082329 1-Sep-2018 12:18
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My wife has a version of the Henry. It's probably ten years old and works as well as the day it was purchased. You wind the cord manually, which is very reliable and easier than auto wind. Good suction, good cleaning, bag lasts ages. Costs $450 - $550, but those things should last decades. They only cost NZ$220 in the UK, but shipping would be expensive.





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  Reply # 2082337 1-Sep-2018 12:37
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TBH I still like my ryobi the best. Stupid short cord tho since its made for workshop use but never jams on bread ties, chips, cat food etc which the dyson does.





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  Reply # 2082360 1-Sep-2018 13:47
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If it’s for the house, Miele have recently brought out a bagless vac, highly recommend.

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  Reply # 2082362 1-Sep-2018 13:56
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After spending a fortune on werthiem vacuums because of their apparently superior build, after 3 in 15 years we decided to try something new and bought a Sebo which was 1/3 the price. It's every bit as good in most ways and MUCH better in others, such as size and weight. We have 2 cats and a German Shepherd and it copes remarkably well. 

 

 

 

We also have a Dyson 6 and I rate that. At some stage I expect to change it for the new Dyson 10 which reviews really well. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2082363 1-Sep-2018 13:57
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andrewNZ: 
The geek in me badly wants a robot, but I don't think the robot vac's are up to the task of being the only vacuum yet. That and the dust bin is pretty small. The current vac gets around 1 - 1.5 litres of crap in a weekly vacuum.
I'm not going to spend 500-1000 on a robot and still have to spend the same on a real vac to follow it round with.
Also, we're messy...

So, what's the story these days? what are you using, what's good, what's crap?

 

 

 

We've got a robot.. LG Roboking. "Alfie".

 

He's nearly 6 years old.

 

He runs every weekday, so the small bin is fine (and we have 2 dogs, one lab x golden retriever that sheds constantly).

 

We also have a Vax VX-63 (under $300) when we want to run around the house before visitors, maybe occasionally on weekends if we're bored, etc... The shedding lab is gold, so fur really stands out, and sticks to visitors clothes. :D

 

Our house is a little bigger than yours, but 2 bedrooms don't get used year round, so they don't get vacuumed as often either.


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  Reply # 2082367 1-Sep-2018 14:05
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+1 for robot + old-fashioned vacuum.

You will be amazed how less frequent you will be using old fashioned vacuum with robot doing most of daily cleaning.

Xiaomi vacuum is under $400. But one of the best/real world useful gadgets in the house.




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  Reply # 2082408 1-Sep-2018 14:34
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I have had 3 vacuum cleaners in my life time and have had the Dyson DC08TSS-TBN for the last 12 years now. Unfortunately these barrel and the newer Ball models of cleaners are no longer made by Dyson.

 

But you can still them from:

 

Harvey Norman still have Ball models

 

Noel Leeming still have Ball models

 

I see you have a cat, then make sure you get the Pet model or the Pet attachment. We got the Dyson mini tangle free turbine tool for our cat fur and it does the job purrfectly at NZ$95.

 

I have had only one problem with our Dyson and that is the handle grip broke after 11 years and is now held together with super glue and tape.

 

Though the Dyson prices are quite rich they will last and last. (fingers crossed). I would spend the money and get a corded model before they all run out.

 

Dysons own advertising says you will get 60 minutes use out of their new cordless range. Google search reviews are coming back saying that the battery only lasts roughly 12-15mins on max settings and does the full 60 mins on low setting. A bit of false advertising me thinks. Then it takes anywhere from 3-4 hours to fully recharge But we are talking batteries here so you have to factor in the actual life of the battery as well.

 

Again I say try and get the Ball corded model before they disappear.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2082468 1-Sep-2018 16:28
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We bought an Electrolux PureD9 about a month ago, it’s bagged, but the bags aren’t too expensive. It’s got a crazy amount of suction, so much so that it will lift the carpet. Has a five year warranty too, says Harvey Norman. Electrolux site says two. 🤔

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  Reply # 2082479 1-Sep-2018 16:53
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freitasm:

 

Whatever you do, you don't buy from door-to-door salespeople.

 

 

or TV!

 

when i was young and naive, saw an ad on TV that showed the vac sucking up and holding on a bowling ball!

 

bought it and it can't even hold on to paper. :( 

 

and i'm not even exaggerating. i think it was a piece of tissue paper but i can't quite recall exactly what paper.


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  Reply # 2082481 1-Sep-2018 17:12
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We have a Miele and a Dyson Animal.  The cleaner uses the Miele once a week and I run the Dyson over the house every other day.  It's brilliant, with the new version and the longer battery life you could easily do a whole house to the same quality of a traditional corded vacuum  


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  Reply # 2082482 1-Sep-2018 17:15
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We have a Miele c3 with one of these bag saver. If it reduces suction you hardily notice with the miele

 

https://www.godfreys.co.nz/turbo-dust-accelerator


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  Reply # 2082484 1-Sep-2018 17:18
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We used these two for some time.. they are both pretty good with somewhat differing levels of automation...

 

 

 

 

The model on the right works with both dry and wet, also dropped food; bagless and have auto-purge function, simply leave the door ajar.


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  Reply # 2082505 1-Sep-2018 17:32
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freitasm:

 

Whatever you do, you don't buy from door-to-door salespeople.

 

 

Why not??  They are only $3900.... and aimed at the poor...


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