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Dunnersfella: We bought a Miele Cat & Dog to replace our Dyson after it failed.
The biggest issue I had with the Dyson was emptying it. In our first house, we had a rubbish bin by the back door - so it was fine.
The next home the bins were located inside and try as I might, everytime I emptied it, the dust in the bag would billow out of the unit, into the house.
The Miele has gone strong for 6 years now, with 3 cats and a LOT of black furniture (white fluffy cat that likes to shed) - it handles it all.
Don't worry about Hepa filters as you can buy different filter versions in stores.
Once I learned how they worked, I ran a mile.
They have cheap Hoovers that they bring to market, then they whack a massive margin on them and sell them for a fortune.
There are all sorts of tricks employed - they push hard to sell attachment heads, the guy I knew who worked there was on a scheme that relied incredibly heavily on his attachment of expensive (for you, the consumer) add ones.
No one here has mentioned Sebo. All the commercial cleaners in my last few jobs have used them, they're absolutely brilliant, very light to vacuum with and do a great job, but they cost a bundle.
The quietest bagless model I ever tried was a Bosch - very nice machine. I don't know the model number though?
richms: The old one I used in the past was ok, the new one has many tiny cyclones ontop of the big one, and these clump up with greasy dust something massive, banging thing against the side of the bin will dislodge it but also make giant clouds of grossness,
also the gap at the bottom of the big cyclone is smaller on the ones now, so when the cat and people hair has made a giant ball on one side of it, it will not fall out when opened, you have to reach in with a wire coathanger or something to hook it out, all the while the other dust is falling out all over the place.
Dyson doesnt need a bag. Big deal they are a few bucks and save _so_ much effort and I have had more problems with the dyson hose or nozzle clogging than any bag causing "loss of suction" ever.
RUKI: Tried, dismantled and fixed hips of different Vacuum cleaners. My personal take is as follows:
- Vacuums priced in between $100 and $1000 are made the same inside - all you pay for is for the brand, shape and color, really.