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Topic # 66759 23-Aug-2010 11:15
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Can any experts recommend a great vacuum cleaner ?
We are about to buy a new one ..

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  Reply # 371425 23-Aug-2010 11:29
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If you cant afford a Dyson, Bissell is really good too. We got on half price at Farmers a year or so ago (was still $250 or so half price). Its awesome!

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  Reply # 371434 23-Aug-2010 11:45
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Dyson costs a fortune but is the best. Its not necessary though. Go bagless. Head down to Godfreys or one of those other places with the screaming TV ads, they seem to have good deals (~$200) for fairly powerful models. Otherwise would be some cheap ones to be had at Briscoes/Warehouse/HN, etc. Do Bunning's warehouse sell vaccuums?

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  Reply # 371438 23-Aug-2010 11:51
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Looks like you might have a dog, get one with a power driven head for the hair. We have an upright Karcher which is really good.

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  Reply # 371458 23-Aug-2010 12:27
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Yeah if you have a dog the Miele Pet vacs are good, good suction and don't get clogged with the hair....real pain pulling hair out of the floorstanding dysons

Also depends on if you have asthma, as Consumer reports found that some of the Dyson range don't filter all the dust as the Hepa standard is 99.98%. Although the newer ones do advertise the HEPA standard on their boxes so you should be fine

depending on your budget:
$699 on special
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/household/vacuum-cleaners/standard-canister-vacuum-cleaners/dyson-dc23-...

This would also be good:
$580 on special
http://www.lvmartin.co.nz/public/products/ProductViewDetails.aspx?productcode=S5261&level1code=L1HOU...





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  Reply # 371468 23-Aug-2010 12:42
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Be very careful of the bagless models. The filters tend to block up and then you've got a horrible job to clean them (unless you get one with some whizzy self cleaning filter).

Much easier to just throw the bag and put in a new one.

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  Reply # 371474 23-Aug-2010 13:00
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+1 Dyson. Found both we've had to be very reliable. The washable filters is an added bonus too.

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  Reply # 371475 23-Aug-2010 13:03
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Stihl SE 61.  Its also rated for light commercial. 
I found it to be better than my previous Dyson - especially for pet hair.

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  Reply # 371476 23-Aug-2010 13:06
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Miele Cat & Dog - only option.
It'll outlast a Dyson every time.
I'd ignore some of the Consumer Mag tests though, they rated the bagless Electrolux and they're shockers... more plastic than a *insert witty analogy here*.

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  Reply # 371484 23-Aug-2010 13:39

I know someone who had a dyson, and found it rubbish. Bits on it broker, and plasticy. I would recommend Mieles cat and dog. Far better build quality and very reliable. We also have a vacuum those with a power turbo head. One thing to note is that they do cause wear on the carpet, so I only use the powerhead a few times a year, to get out the deep down dirt. However I can live without it, but it is amazing how much extra dirt the powerhead gets out.

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  Reply # 371488 23-Aug-2010 13:43
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Miele is most certainly the best way to go! - Doesnt have to be a pet one - Any of them are really good. We have to turn the suction down on ours. It always does a really good job.

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Reply # 371494 23-Aug-2010 13:59
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kiwitrc: Looks like you might have a dog, get one with a power driven head for the hair. We have an upright Karcher which is really good.


What sort of dog is an Upright Karcher? Is it a pedigree or a cross? Good to know it's obedient.

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  Reply # 371520 23-Aug-2010 15:06
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i've got something better than all the above! (well in my opinion!)

get something with a vibrating floor head - need extra power for the large head so dont be fooled by other spinning heads with no extra power.

I got a weirtheim one with the vibrating head and it shakes the carpet and brings the dust up to be sucked. from my encrusted sand test it suck way way more and faster than all the other models that do not have the vibrating head.




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  Reply # 371521 23-Aug-2010 15:06
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erm got it from godfreys




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