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Topic # 239514 21-Jul-2018 15:37
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Hi guys would need some help on the above as I the one I currently have is on its last legs and I am also getting a dog in the family which is German Shepherd or Shedder whichever way you look at it. I have narrowed down to a Miele C3 Cat and Dog and a Hoover allergy from Godfreys. The first one has some good reviews and the second one has a a powerhead which apparently is going to clean more at least according to the Godfreys sales person. 

 

 

 

I welcome any suggestions from people who have a pet and if I am on the right track and if there is anything else I need to look at. 

 

 

 

Thanks and I look forward to some suggestions.





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  Reply # 2060025 21-Jul-2018 15:42
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We have had a couple of Mieles over the years and they have been great machines for us. I have no hesitation in recommending that brand.

They do have optional power heads available for some models I think? I have never bothered personally.

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  Reply # 2060026 21-Jul-2018 15:45
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Haven't got that model but our ones is 8 years old and still as good as the day we bought it. Just a heads up you may go through a few bags a month depending on how much shredder sheds and usage.
May consider bagless for our next buy which I think Miele so now.

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  Reply # 2060095 21-Jul-2018 17:32
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yeah +1 for Miele we have the C3. You definitely get what you pay for with vacuums.  


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  Reply # 2060096 21-Jul-2018 17:39
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Oh yeah we have 2 cats and  2 dogs and don't have the cat and dog model. Our old vacuum had a power head hardly used it.  I find the c3 is power full enough without having to need a power head as well


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  Reply # 2060097 21-Jul-2018 17:41
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I got a Dyson recently, it rocks. Cinetic Big Ball. Got quite a few accessory fittings. Having used a Tellus for a long time, I was dubious about the plastic, but its great.


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  Reply # 2060105 21-Jul-2018 18:17
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I’m waiting for the Dyson v10 handstick to be released here in NZ.

Used one in Australia earlier in the year at my brother’s house. He has two long haired cats and a golden retriever. It cleaned all that up easily while being portable and having a 40 minute battery life.

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  Reply # 2060106 21-Jul-2018 18:23
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Whatever you end up buying, it's good to have an old one for DIY projects (assuming you're into that). I have a very loud (need to use earmuffs with it) cheapo for vacuuming up plaster dust and cleaning up in my man cave, etc.


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  Reply # 2060115 21-Jul-2018 18:50
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Shark tried quite a few others even a S1000 Electrolux  Shark has been the best so far


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  Reply # 2060126 21-Jul-2018 19:17
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When our last vacuum died last year, I bought a Miele C3. It was a toss-up between one of the Dyson ball models and the C3. In the end, I chose the C3 as I liked my parents' older Miele model, and the C3 was the only vacuum whose manual didn't say flat-out that you can't use it for plaster/sawdust/flour (it said that these may clog the bag quickly.)

 

I'm certainly not going to use it to clean up after a reno*,  but some models had manuals which implied (or explicitly said) that the warranty would be void if you used it to suck up flour or sawdust.

 

Overall I'm happy with it. I'm not a fan with how lose the head hinge is and the bags are fairly expensive (only sold at a few retailers and never on sale), but I'm happy with the performance and most of the build quality.

 

*The dead vacuum belonged to previous owners of the house and it had been used to clean up after they renovated. It emitted a plaster dust for several minutes after we first turned it on when we checked whether it still worked. It also sounded terrible.





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  Reply # 2060145 21-Jul-2018 20:20
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Just recently got a Miele C3

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/prod163392.html 

 

very happy, carpet is noticeable cleaner than previous electrolux vacuum.

 

Aliexpress have bags for around a dollar each


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  Reply # 2060156 21-Jul-2018 20:50
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We have two ginger cats and an iRobot Roomba 980. The only thing I have to vacuum now is the stairs. I have it set to go downstairs twice a week when we are out. Every now and then we chuck it upstairs to do its thing.

It does a good job with the cat hair and an even better job at chasing the cat.

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  Reply # 2060157 21-Jul-2018 20:53
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My experiance with my dyson is you have to clean first with something else to pick up things that will either block the tiny hole in the spinning brush head, or the part where the opening narrows as it goes from the flex hose to the narrow opening on the cyclone. Once I have cleaned up with the ryobi, the dyson does get a lot of additional hair and dust up. The advantage with cleaning twice is that the ryobi gets a bulk of the stuff so the tiny dyson capacity is enough.

 

Otherwise everytime you vacuum over a potato chip, bread tie, cable wire wrap thing, piece of cardboard the size of a $2 coin etc you will be having to find a key to open the spinning part to take things out of there, or taking the hose off the dyson and jamming things up there to try to push the offending item around the corner into the cyclone.





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  Reply # 2060158 21-Jul-2018 21:04
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Thanks everyone for their feedback. Seems like Miele C3 is the way to go. There is a bagged and a bagless option and from what I have been told bagged is the way to go as it lasts longer. It may be just an opinion though. 





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  Reply # 2060165 21-Jul-2018 21:50
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Out of those two, I'd take the Miele.

 

Just to throw a spanner in the works, we recently had to replace our vacuum - we came close to the miele, but the Electrolux ZUF4303PET came on special on the day, so I bought that instead.  Bagless with the spinning head thingy, I am amazed at the amount the vacuum sucked out of the carpet.

 

Of note, it's a bagless vacuum, and it requires a lot more emptying than the bagged versions...

 

 


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  Reply # 2060173 21-Jul-2018 22:07
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Never had a Miele vacuum but have had ovens, driers, washing machines etc and the brand reliability, quality etc is always excellent in my experience.

 

 

 

As far as hoovers go, I am definitely a Dyson fan.






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