Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
674 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53


Reply # 371529 23-Aug-2010 15:15
Send private message

+1 for Dyson I have a DC23, great for picking up dog hair

6328 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 391

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 371550 23-Aug-2010 15:28
Send private message

freitasm: Dyson...


+1

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 371582 23-Aug-2010 15:55

joker97: 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.


 

Other manufacturers do them too. I have one. Hoover and electrolux also have the same type of powerhead that vibrates the carpet. Look in consumer for the most reliable brands, as the one you have got ranks at the bottom. They do however take a lot of fluff off the carpet too, so do casue a bit of wear.

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 371584 23-Aug-2010 15:56

joker97: erm got it from godfreys


 

Yes, it is their own brand.

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 371599 23-Aug-2010 16:08

Starplay: 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.



 

The powerful suction mode, is the for the turbo head, and you really need the turbo head to get deaper down into the carpet to remove the hair. It all depends on the head you have on it, many people use the hard floor head on carpet, so find it really hard to push on the most powerful settings. ALso you are better to go for the higher models of miele, as the cheapest models may not be made in germany like the higher up models. The cat and dog was on special recent at harvey normans for about $550ish and is good value. The only downside are the bags that are expensive, but you can get them cheaper on trademe.

Bagless vacuums have the disadvantage that they have to be emptied regually, and it is not as clean as using a contained bag, as the dust can go everywhere.

641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 117


  Reply # 371601 23-Aug-2010 16:09
Send private message

Forget the Dyson.

Consumer did a great review a few months back.

We bought a new one about 2 months ago. I can't remember whch one :(  I'll post again when I get home in an hour or so :)

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 371606 23-Aug-2010 16:11

Zippity: Forget the Dyson.

Consumer did a great review a few months back.


We bought a new one about 2 months ago. I can't remember whch one :(  I'll post again when I get home in an hour or so :)


 

I think they are fine, as long as you don't expect it to last that long. However I expect my vacuum to last at least 10 years, and miele rank well for long life.

249 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 371613 23-Aug-2010 16:15
Send private message

We have a Miele (with a bag) and a Dyson. The Dyson absolutely outperforms the miele every time. As a test we've vacuumed with the Miele and then gone over the same room again with the Dyson; it is frightening how much more the Dyson then picks up. The Miele now lives in the cupboard.

Make sure that whatever you get it has a rotating brush bar it is this that gets the dirt out of the carpets and in the way of the sucky thing.

6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 371615 23-Aug-2010 16:19
Send private message

I'm going to go against the crowd here and tell you to just get the chepaest bag vac you can find, then buy the clip on 'bagless' accessory they sell at Godfrey's (which i think is around $20).

(it;s like a tube that fits onto the tube of the vac and collects the dust and crud in a special container.)

works a treat, and we have a dog that sheds it's hair a hell of a lot.


dysons are good, but for the price I think they are a waste of money


1878 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 368

Subscriber

  Reply # 371616 23-Aug-2010 16:19
Send private message

I have a Husqvarna, 2000w with powered (turbo) head...twin speed, bagged and very, very good - the best bit - it's about 15 years old.

Still going strong.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 117


  Reply # 371655 23-Aug-2010 16:57
Send private message

Nilfisk - Action Plus :)

732 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 371674 23-Aug-2010 17:12
Send private message

Dyson ours is 8 years old still going well




that would be an ecumenical matter

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 371685 23-Aug-2010 17:27

manta: We have a Miele (with a bag) and a Dyson. The Dyson absolutely outperforms the miele every time. As a test we've vacuumed with the Miele and then gone over the same room again with the Dyson; it is frightening how much more the Dyson then picks up. The Miele now lives in the cupboard.

Make sure that whatever you get it has a rotating brush bar it is this that gets the dirt out of the carpets and in the way of the sucky thing.



Totally depends on the model of miele you are comparing it with. There are models that have a rotating brush (the cat and dog), as well as a higher model with a seperately powered powerhead.

 

The thing about these deep cleaning models, is do you really need to get that really deep down dirt out, and is it actually getting rid of ALL of the deepdown dirt anyway.

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 371686 23-Aug-2010 17:27

sarg: Dyson ours is 8 years old still going well


 

I would hope so too, based on the price of them. Some people don't use their vacuum cleaner too much , which can their  prolong the life a lot.

Con



49 posts

Geek


  Reply # 372409 24-Aug-2010 22:57
Send private message

Dear all,

Thanks for all of the feedback.
From the forum,consumer NZ and various website feedback and a visit to Godfreys I have found the following. ( Godfreys do not stock Dyson )

+ Dyson is either great or zero, depending on user and subjective.
+ The new vacuums with powered spinning heads are definitely better. Some you can and can't touch while in operation.Obviously the heads you can't touch are better.
+ It's not about the wattage, but the head design.
+ Miele are far more dependable and generally have great suction.
+ Hoover have poor dependablitiy.
+ Bagged or Bagless cost similar.Bagless need HEPA filters. Some filters are washable-economy plus.
+ We are going to purchase a steam hard floor cleaner also. No mops !
+ The consumer NZ review is becoming dated.

We will probably purchase Hoover Core Plus. Demo vs others was awesome.

Cheers

1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.