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Vacuum Cleaners

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by earthdragon, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. coldarchon

    coldarchon Senior member

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    for the same money you can get 2 vacuum robots. she can clean your shoes then ..
     
  2. montyharding

    montyharding Senior member

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    Read that this was due to stiffer bristles, so it is actually ripping off some of the carpet fibers. I love my Miele, not to mention, the thing doesn't leak, so you don't need to dust after vacuuming.
    Too true. It's better thought out for the use and works better, period. The Dyson is for the Apple-loving 'brains only in their eyes' set.
     
  3. Artisan Fan

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    Too true. It's better thought out for the use and works better, period. The Dyson is for the Apple-loving 'brains only in their eyes' set.
    I wish this was true as I like my Miele but the hard truth is our Dyson picks up a ton of dirt after we have used the Miele on the same carpet. Back in the day, the Blue Moon cost $1,100. I could have purchased a Dyson and a pair of Edward Greens. Also the Dyson does not leak dust so I don't know what that comment is about.
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Too true. It's better thought out for the use and works better, period. The Dyson is for the Apple-loving 'brains only in their eyes' set.

    Some people love to be contrarian when it comes to successful designs. They think it's cool to be that way. Others just enjoy benefitting from better designs without thinking whether their opinions on vacuum cleaners makes them cool or not.
     
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  5. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    Might want to think about a Roomba. The small maintenance cleanings let you space out manual vacuum cleanings. You can program it to clean when you are at work so you never have to see or hear it.
     
  6. Bird's One View

    Bird's One View Senior member

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    I've had a Miele for five or six years. I like it better than any other vacuum I've used. I've never had a Dyson, but I know people who do, and they like them.

    So far, the Miele has failed once. The spool that retracts the power cord broke in such a manner that no power was transmitted to the machine. Repair was about a hundred dollars. This pissed me off.
     
  7. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Just pulled the Trigger on a Miele S Series - 'Calypso'.
    Time will tell, how it works out for her.
     
  8. CyanideDragon

    CyanideDragon Well-Known Member

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    We've been using an Oreck XL21 for about the past 3 years and found it works nicely. It gets free tune ups every year for free so all i have to do it buy bags about once a year. If there is an Oreck store near by, I recommend stopping in a trying them out.
     
  9. JayJay

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    My current one is a Sears Kenmore, but I wouldn't recommend it. This thread has helped me think about brands to consider for my next vacuum cleaner.
     
  10. Pezzaturra

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    Dyson cleaners definitely are the best, casue you know I can see the dust being swirled inside the clear plastic canister. And also that yellow ball is so gorgeous I don't even hide my Dyson in a closet I proudly display it in my living room. I heard they are coming out with Super Cyclone digital Faraday motor with giant Blue Balls. I 'll be first in line.
     
  11. Nino_Grier

    Nino_Grier Senior member

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    I know you already made your purchase, but has anyone else had good experience with Kirby vacuums?

    I know the original retail on these things is insane, but I bought a used Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition off eBay a few years ago for around $400 and it has been excellent to say the least. It has a stainless steel body, two speed motor, and even a shampoo attachment, all very well made. I don't know why my wife insisted on light beige carpeting, but this vacuum has kept them clean for over two years.

    The only caveat is that it's not bagless, but I've found a years supply of bags for around $45. Money well spent IMO.
     
  12. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Just pulled the Trigger on a Miele S Series - 'Calypso'.
    Time will tell, how it works out for her.


    Arrived tonight - Design and Function appear pretty good.
     
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    Arrived tonight - Design and Function appear pretty good.

    Congrats. I don't get excited about gadgets generally, and it was expensive, but our Meile seems like it will last forever.
     
  14. UserNameToronto

    UserNameToronto Senior member

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    I know you already made your purchase, but has anyone else had good experience with Kirby vacuums?

    My folks purchased a Kirby in 1976 - brand new, at great expense.

    They still use it. It still sucks the carpet up off the floor.

    If we didn't have a 3-storey townhouse I'd consider one - Kirbys are cast iron and h-e-a-v-y
     
  15. ysc

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    My parents have had a series of Dysons for years, and they always seem to break down and either need expensive repairs or have to be replaced. I'm not sure why they keep buying them. We do have a lot of crap to hoover with a pretty hairy dog and so on, but I am sure it's not just us, I just don't think they are that great.
    The dyson airblade on the other hand kicks as much ass as a hand drier can.
     
  16. montyharding

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    Some people love to be contrarian when it comes to successful designs. They think it's cool to be that way. Others just enjoy benefitting from better designs without thinking whether their opinions on vacuum cleaners makes them cool or not.
    I'm not sure if vacating your home after vacuuming then coming back to findi the place covered with dust after a couple of weeks is contrary. Maybe it's a hipster thing? The Miele means I no longer have anything near that level. The design-focused from a purely aesthetic point who talk authoritatively about engineering with no actual knowledge of engineering tend to be the set who talk like the above. It's why they invariably end up with Dysons, Apples et al by choice - products of prima donna industrial designers with too much emphasis on the 'designer' and too little on the 'industrial'. Their ego does the rest of the convicing that they know what they're buying. They don't, but their egos won't allow them to realise that. For me, as an engineer who turns himself to design every now and again, anything mechanical has a point of interest to me - but with absolutely zero interest in vacuum cleaners, I did the thing that most people who could care less but have reasonable income do, which is to buy the most expensive one in the shop and assume it works the best - or at least somewhere among the best. That's exactly what I did with the DC01 because it was expensive and because it looked the most interesting - and when they broke, or when I found they didn't tackle something, I just bought a different DC because they always had something which would do what the previous one didn't do, and it didn't require additional thought in selection. That is until I ended up buying a Miele to replace a then-current Dyson after a recommendation. The difference was absolutely profound. It may look like a beetle as opposed to some exotic piece of machinery, but it just plain works better. Nothing contrarian about it at all. While Dyson may have started out with an engineering focus when he was developing the prototypes, every Dyson - even from the DC01 onwards I now realise - is firmly about marketing and design. 'Innovations' as with Apple, are merely better-marketed-to-the-chattering-classes developments of previous technology. Now with something as prosaic as a vacuum cleaner, is it dumber to be impressed by the design or by how it works?
     
  17. Artisan Fan

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    I'm baffled by this comment. I don't give a shit how the Dyson looks. What does it for me is the suction. It simply picks up a lot more dirt than my Miele Blue Moon. It's just unfair to characterize all Dyson owners as driven by style over substance.

    Believe me, I wish the Miele was a better vac as I would feel a lot better about dropping $1,100 on it.
     
  18. tiecollector

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    You should get the contents analyzed and post. It is probably picking up a lot more carpet fiber. FIW, I think the Miele also looks nicer than the Dyson. Mine is lemon yellow [​IMG]
     
  19. Artisan Fan

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    You should get the contents analyzed and post. It is probably picking up a lot more carpet fiber. FIW, I think the Miele also looks nicer than the Dyson. Mine is lemon yellow [​IMG]

    I do agree that the Miele looks better. Mine is a dark blue. [​IMG]
     
  20. mystillwater

    mystillwater Senior member

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    hi, i just stumbled into this thread from SW&D, are we talking about an election in some european country?

    no?

    what's that? vacuums? oh.

    i've gotta run.
     

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