• Our featured affiliate vendor of the week is Larimars Luxury Menswear Larimars, based in Ontario, Canada, specializes in handmade and semi-handmade shirts made in their family owned factory, with over 1000 fabrics from which to choose!

    Please check them out and take advantage of their introductory offer for Styleforum. The discount code is in thread!

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Vacuum suggestions please

zjpj83

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2004
Messages
9,425
Reaction score
28
I like the Dysons, but I am not spending 500 bucks on a vacuum. I see Dirt Devil has this "Dual Cyclone" thing for under $200. Any other ideas? Want something good on rugs, good with pet hair, etc. Thanks folks.
 

andyw

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2006
Messages
917
Reaction score
3
Originally Posted by zjpj83
I like the Dysons, but I am not spending 500 bucks on a vacuum. I see Dirt Devil has this "Dual Cyclone" thing for under $200. Any other ideas? Want something good on rugs, good with pet hair, etc. Thanks folks.

Electrolux Harmony......this cannister model is light, well designed and has tremendous suction. We have two cats and this does the job. I trolled the web and got one for less than $200.
 

briancl

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 17, 2005
Messages
1,210
Reaction score
1
We have a Miele that I am very happy with. It is very well put together and even has that minimal German design aesthetic. And FWIW, functionaly-speaking its the best vacuum I've used.
 

CCabot

New Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2007
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by briancl
We have a Miele that I am very happy with. It is very well put together and even has that minimal German design aesthetic. And FWIW, functionaly-speaking its the best vacuum I've used.

Seconded.
 

GQgeek

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 4, 2002
Messages
16,568
Reaction score
83
just make sure it has a bag. those bagless ones are gross.
 

zjpj83

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2004
Messages
9,425
Reaction score
28
Well, being the impulsive shopper that I am, I just went to Bed Bath & Beyond and got the Dyson DC17. It's supposed to be good with pet hair. We'll see. thanks guys.
 

hermes

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2003
Messages
1,019
Reaction score
1
another vote for miele
i concur with briancl's comment, it's the best vacuum i've ever had as well
 

spertia

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2006
Messages
2,126
Reaction score
7
Originally Posted by zjpj83
Well, being the impulsive shopper that I am, I just went to Bed Bath & Beyond and got the Dyson DC17. It's supposed to be good with pet hair. We'll see. thanks guys.

When I saw your initial post, I was going to tell you just to bite the bullet and get the Dyson, but I held my tongue. We have six indoor-only cats (
bounce2.gif
), and I don't know what we would do without our Dyson.
 

tiecollector

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2006
Messages
6,790
Reaction score
23
Miele thirded. They have a motor bypass suction, the bags are static charged so nothing leaks out. The Dysons have some rough bristles and the Miele salesman told me that the reason they seem to be picking up so much stuff is cuz they actually scrape off some of the carpet fiber. The Miele cost me like $500 (i got the cheap one in lemon yellow) but it was well worth it.
 

Tck13

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,296
Reaction score
62
I've had my vacuum for a little while and it really SUCKS!









rimshot.gif









Sorry, I had to do it.
 

Dmax

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
1,289
Reaction score
9
We have an older Rainbow that was a gift. Rainbows are bagless, they use a canister filled with water to trap dirt. They are mostly sold by door-to-door by extremely annoying salespeople. You can buy then online through "unathorized" channels for $1300-1500 which is a lot cheaper than the door-to-door official price. That sounds like a lot for a vacuum however mine is 17 years old and is still going. New and refurbished parts are widely available.
 

Renault78law

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2003
Messages
2,125
Reaction score
69
consumer reports says the bagged high-end kenmore model is the best.
 

tiecollector

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2006
Messages
6,790
Reaction score
23
My parents have one of the kenmore's with a lifetime warranty, it is a good thing too because I think they have replaced it 6 times already in the past 4 years.

When it comes to mechanical parts, the Germans do it best.
 

Featured Sponsor

Which fictional character’s style do you find most iconic? (Choose 2)

  • Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Lord Henry Wotton from “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde

  • Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Sherlock Holmes from the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • James Bond from Casino Royale by Ian Fleming


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
486,360
Messages
10,335,152
Members
217,317
Latest member
oindnsh3
Top