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vacuum cleaners...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by roysters, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. roysters

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,676

    Location: London

    My old one just broke and my bedroom is a mess!! im really interested in getting on of these dyson's but the cheapest ive seen is £150...

    Are they really as good as people say there are?

    I really don't want to spend much but I need it to be fairly good.

    Anyone here "into" there vacuum cleaners that could recommend me something cheap and cheerful

    cheers
     
  2. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

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    Location: St.Andrews

    one word:

    Miele

    :)
     
  3. roysters

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

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    Location: London

    who's he...
     
  4. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Sorry for OT but Royster crisps are amazing!
     
  5. Overload

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Sep 2003

    Posts: 652

    Location: The City of Dis

    Know nothing about vacuum cleaners but all I can say is that my step mum has an upright Bissell vacuum cleaner for just under a year now and it has had parts breaking. When we sent it back to get it fixed the service was terrible. Then it got too hot and a belt melted, so we has to order another. Apart from that it does clean as well as a Dyson.
     
  6. WJA96

    Capodecina

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    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    Dysons are ess-aitch-one-tee. My sister was an R&D engineer there before they moved to Malaysia and the comparison cleaner they couldn't beat was a Miele with a bag. Panasonic bagless are also better than Dyson apparently, but the filters are impossible to find so after a year of normal use they're useless.

    The profit margins on Dysons are enormous - they have to be to keep the patent lawyers paid - and the cleaners actually aren't as good as ones with bags. It's cheaper to buy a cheap one with bags and change the bags monthly rather than buy a bagless one.

    Practically my entire family bought Dysons on their staff discount scheme and we all binned them and got Miele ones instead. Miele Cat and Dog II is about the best cleaner on the market. Mind you, it is £180! But still cheaper than a Dyson.
     
  7. Celestial Caravan

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Dec 2004

    Posts: 773

    Early dysons were good but they now tend to deteriorate quickly. Go with Miele - you'll pay a little more in the short term but it'll be worth it.
     
  8. DailyGeek

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 4,776

    Location: Arkham

    Dyson DC14 or Miele Cat and Dog will serve you well.

    Coming from someone that has been selling them for over five years.

    EDIT - Of course, depends what you are after, the best dysons are upright cleaners and the miele is a cylinder. Personally, and I mean personally, on that alone, I'd get a Dyson. Which I did, heh.
     
  9. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

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    Oh yeah speaking of bags (thanks for the reminder!)

    When the Miele we have got delivered (Cat & Dog II no less, messy cats :D) there was a form allowing you to claim loads of free bags and servicing.

    3 weeks later and a large box was delivered with about 100 bags in it iirc. Should last a while and was a nice freebie :D
     
  10. mpy32

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    must admit got caught up in the dyson hype once never again one word



    overrated
     
    Last edited: 5 Feb 2006
  11. roysters

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,676

    Location: London

    Thanks very much for your help guys, was just about to order a dyson aswell!

    Found one for 140

    Ill have a look at the miele now.
     
  12. Bobbler

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,210

    Location: Bath, UK

    Miele Cat and Dog is about the best cleaner I have used, and indeed its what we own - as does my dad who has been a carpet fitter for over 30 years who recommended it to us. It picks up the dogs hair with a single pass (black dog + light beige carpet = lots of hoovering).
    Only thing he's used in all that time which he rates better than the Miele is one which was a system plumbed into a house with the collector in the garage. Which is nothing like this side of 200 notes :)

    IMO Dyson are nothing short of overated and VERY overpriced.
     
  13. DailyGeek

    Mobster

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    Location: Arkham

    ooh, almost forgot a SEBO upright, but forget how much they are these days...
     
  14. Rotty

    Don

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    absolutely the best by a huge margin