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  Reply # 2082506 1-Sep-2018 17:34
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I got a Dyson cyber cinetic ball or something like that, plus all the attachments, only $900 or so. Works great, but needs emptying more often.

 

It sucks... 




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  Reply # 2082526 1-Sep-2018 18:29
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I have known several people in the past with Dyson vacuums, the majority of them said the vacuum looses suction and needs disassembly and cleaning of the cyclones even though it's advertised as never loosing suction (or at least was).
This is the first positive feedback I've seen for them.

As for door to door sales or TV, not a chance. I'll never buy from either purely on principal.
I'm of the very firm option that, if it can't be purchased at a real store (regular online is acceptable) it isn't worth buying.




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  Reply # 2082549 1-Sep-2018 19:43
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Bagged cleaners will generally always last longer and clean better than bagless. Good brands in this case are Miele and Sebo cleaners, with Miele bags being by far more widely available in NZ. Henry vacs are great but they pale in comparison to a Miele at the same price.

 

If you are interested in getting bagless though, I would've only ever recommend Dyson, their cyclonic dust filtration is head over heels better than other brands, as long as you wash the filters and follow the use instructions on emptying. But I would stay away from their new "Big Ball" canister line up though. This YouTube teardown reflects some user reviews online that the build is dodgy. Miele's bagless range require more filter washing but would probably be the better pick in terms of durability, if you want bagless.

 

Hoover and Vax were bought out years ago, and their products come out of the same Chinese industrial backlot that no-name Kmart vacs do. Shark's at their MSRP are extremely overpriced in New Zealand.

 

Electrolux and Bosch usually depend on the specific model. Nilfisk is pretty decent though 

 

You would probably want to splurge on a machine with a rotating brush which helps gets pet hair out of carpets -- in that case, there's two types: turbo and motor-driven. Turbo is an airdriven head which works by sapping a small amount of the suction flow of the machine to drive a turbine which in turn spins the bar. A motor-driven head has a motor inside the head housing with electrical connections which spins the brush bar. I know that Dyson only offers a turbo on their "Animal" range while Miele offers both with their turbo being cheaper. Turbo brushes have a lot less torque and will lose brushing power as hair gathers if you don't remove it often. 

 

If you're looking at cordless, Dyson is second to none. They're nearing the levels of their mains cleaners, but only on their maximum suction which in Dyson's case is only 6 minutes. Excellent as a primary cleaner, if you have mainly hard floors and low pile carpeting. If you are looking at them, I would recommend the V8 over the V10 as there honestly isn't much difference and you save ~$400. I have a V6 and it's great for quick pickups.

 

Robot vacs still can't fully replace a mains cleaner. Xiaomi does a cheap-ish decent robot vacuum which you can import via Dick Smith / Kogan but warranty is flaky. Otherwise, iRobot Roomba starts at ~$600 from local retailers.

 

There's a great channel on YouTube: ibaisaic who does in-depth vacuum cleaner reviews that you might want to check out. Also check PriceSpy before buying anything; I got my V6 when for $340 from HN when it's MSRP was ~$600


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  Reply # 2082570 1-Sep-2018 19:59
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  Reply # 2082575 1-Sep-2018 20:21
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sailedpeep:

 

. This YouTube teardown reflects some user reviews online that the build is dodgy.

 

 

I watched this. He is a dork, but a funny dork, but he know's his stuff. I liked the bit when he ran tests on it, and said, that cant be right (as it was good)

 

Seems if its not made of titanium he isnt happy. But he said its a great vacuum. And its consumer. But its a great vacuum. 


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  Reply # 2082576 1-Sep-2018 20:26
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tdgeek:

 

sailedpeep:

 

. This YouTube teardown reflects some user reviews online that the build is dodgy.

 

 

I watched this. He is a dork, but a funny dork, but he know's his stuff. I liked the bit when he ran tests on it, and said, that cant be right (as it was good)

 

Seems if its not made of titanium he isnt happy. But he said its a great vacuum. And its consumer. But its a great vacuum. 

 

 

Suction seems very good as it's a Dyson but the wheel axle design just doesn't look right at all. Appears to be corroborated by the online reviews. Luckily, Dyson has a superb warranty service - I've heard of people getting replacement parts several years after their warranties had expired, if you can believe that in 2018. My personal experience has also been decent.


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  Reply # 2082578 1-Sep-2018 20:41
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We have a Dyson V5. It must be 15 yrs old now. The brushes in the motor went kaput earlier this year. I bought a new motor off Trademe and replaced it myself following a youtube guide. Fantastic piece of kit with the pet adapter as we have a long hair Jack Russell who is also 15 yrs old and shedding hair like you wouldn't believe.

 

 

Would love to go robot but with 4 different split levels and 4 different sets of stairs in the house it just isn't going to cut it.

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  Reply # 2082584 1-Sep-2018 21:02
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sailedpeep:

 

tdgeek:

 

sailedpeep:

 

. This YouTube teardown reflects some user reviews online that the build is dodgy.

 

 

I watched this. He is a dork, but a funny dork, but he know's his stuff. I liked the bit when he ran tests on it, and said, that cant be right (as it was good)

 

Seems if its not made of titanium he isnt happy. But he said its a great vacuum. And its consumer. But its a great vacuum. 

 

 

Suction seems very good as it's a Dyson but the wheel axle design just doesn't look right at all. Appears to be corroborated by the online reviews. Luckily, Dyson has a superb warranty service - I've heard of people getting replacement parts several years after their warranties had expired, if you can believe that in 2018. My personal experience has also been decent.

 

 

Thats good. I just watched the ibaisaic review of our cinematic big ball. Works great, cord could be longer, bit noisy, bagless is a bit messy, all of which I agree with. Bottom line is it works great. 


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  Reply # 2082679 2-Sep-2018 10:19
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I have a Miele Cat & Dog.

 

It has the hepa filter and bags.

 

 

 

I never had a bagged one before and I won't chnage this ever again.

 

 

 

They are not that expensive, $10 for pk of 5. I have re-used them on occasion, vacuum cars out for instance, empty bag (it is possible and not hard if a bi messy), I change them for the house though.  We have 3 cats and others here get asthma.

 

 

 

best vacuum ever. Even if it was the most expensive I have ever owned.

 

I replaced the turbo foot too, from overseas. $48 inc shipping versus NZs price of $148.

 

 


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  Reply # 2082784 2-Sep-2018 15:17
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Just to throw a curve ball... we have the internet sensation 2017 $99 KMart upright vacuum, its not everything to everyone but I can confirm it seems to live up to the hype and does a great job, for the price it simply cannot be beat, the internet will suggest it as better than a Dyson or Kirby :P (ymmv)

 

One thing i didn't like was the short power cord however within a week wife ran over cord and spinning brush is so aggressive it ripped the sheathing of the cable so i cu the cord off and fitted plug so now it is coupled to a 10mtr extension cord which is perfect for us


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  Reply # 2082830 2-Sep-2018 17:08
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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.

 

If you have only 1 level in the house the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum would be my recommendation by a mile. I read quotes on the internet that people haven't vacuumed manually since buying one, I didn't believe them. I have not vacuumed since buying mine. They are more thorough than a human operator, they agitate with a brush at the same time as vacuuming, and the side brush brushes skirting boards and corners too. They also go under a lot of furniture.

 

Mine stopped mid run for the first three passes due to the dust compartment being full. Made me feel like a slob, but once it completed a full pass without stopping I scheduled it to run daily. Now I come home every day to a freshly vacuumed house. I also have more cats than most people.

 

 








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  Reply # 2082831 2-Sep-2018 17:09
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Xiaomi robot vacuum and a dyson stick vacuum. Don't use the corded one anymore.




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  Reply # 2082869 2-Sep-2018 19:31
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freitasm:

 

We have a Dyson here. It's about 12 years old now, and still going strong. Can't recommend enough.

 

 

 

 

We have a 7 year old one.. It's in the shed coz it's crap.

 

 

 

Edit: Not as a shed vac, just pushed into a corner waiting to go to the tip (it's a 100m2 shed).


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  Reply # 2082886 2-Sep-2018 20:16
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pctek:

I have a Miele Cat & Dog.


It has the hepa filter and bags.


 


I never had a bagged one before and I won't chnage this ever again.


 


They are not that expensive, $10 for pk of 5. I have re-used them on occasion, vacuum cars out for instance, empty bag (it is possible and not hard if a bi messy), I change them for the house though.  We have 3 cats and others here get asthma.


 


best vacuum ever. Even if it was the most expensive I have ever owned.


I replaced the turbo foot too, from overseas. $48 inc shipping versus NZs price of $148.


 



Where do you get them for $10 for 5? Most places are $25.

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  Reply # 2083055 3-Sep-2018 10:20
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Interesting. I just got a cheapie.

 

But my kids are so brutal with food scraps and crumbs. I finally got them eating in the open plan kitchen dining room only but its a vinyl floor and I am sick to death of the mess its soo bad. (young children 4 & 6). I am thinking of getting a robotic one at some point and just using my regular one to touch up around the edges or bits it cant get. 

I have no idea where to start heard the samsung's are quite good and the roomba.






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