Sorry to hear about the kitty
Originally Posted by Piobaire
The fact we've been here two years now and not looked into it tells you how much this was on my radar. However our latest vacuum is about to die. If you vacuum twice a week and have a couple of cats it seems to kill vacuums about everyone 12-18 months. We've got a big house and have to empty the canister multiple times when we do the house. Research is indicating a huge, powerful motor with a several gallon canister might be our answer. Also you can get a host of accessories for blinds, etc.
Bro, you gotta get a bagged vac. Bagless vacs are garbage. Bags hold a lot more stuff (and get it all nice and compressed), so its not like you will be replacing them anywhere near as often as you empty the canister.
I don't have a specific recommendation from experience...right now I have a 50 year old electrolux canister vac with a hose and a hoover bagless for the carpet.
I'm waiting for the hoover to die. It has a hose, but I use the electrolux for everything hose-based since it works so much better and I never have to empty it or replace the bag. Once the hoover dies, I am thinking about going to a canister vac with a powered carpet head instead of an upright. Looking at Miele and Sebo, but there are some Riccar models in both upright and canister that might be nice.
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