Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - flakk

Hi,

I am looking for a new vacuum cleaner. The new apartment has laminate and only a few carpets. We have no pets but 2 kids (3 & 4)

Does anyone have a any tipps for me?

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - Avant

I'd go for a Bosch cordless: go for a lower-priced one as you don't have pet hairs to pick up. Cheaper than Dyson and just as good.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - bolt

I'd go for a Bosch cordless: go for a lower-priced one as you don't have pet hairs to pick up. Cheaper than Dyson and just as good.

How do you know they are just as good, I had a Bosch and ended up taking it back to the suppliers as the power dropped too quickly and the case cracked, they told me a lot had been returned for the same problem.

I bought a Dyson instead though a lot more expensive never had a problem so far and takes a knocking that some cleaners would not take, imo Bosch are not as good as they used to be

and apart from Dyson I think that Shark are improving but never owned one though my sil has one and is impressed by it, she has several dogs

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - FP

My experience with a Dyson upright some years ago led me to say "never again". The boast that suction does not drop was a lie - we spent ages washing and cleaning the various filters to get it to work properly. And as for the turbo brush...

We got a Henry (it's a "Harry" actually) and it works very well. It's specifically designed for pet-owners. It's also quiet.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - Engineer Andy

Like you, I too have experienced problems with my Bosch vacuum cleaner, though mine isn't a cordless one - it's an earlier model bagless one. Works well for the most part, but it has a plethora of filters (including a HEPA filter) which clog up in no time at all, which shuts the unit down into low power (waste of time using it) mode.

The main sponge filter HAS to be cleaned thoroughly in soapy water and carefully squeezed dry (it'll tear/break if you wring it out like an ordinary sponge), then left to dry for at least 24 hrs until completely dry; the other small filter off the dirt bin has to be brushed clean with an old (dry) toothbrush just as often to avoid the cutout scenario. The HEPA filter needs to be soaked in soapy water (obviously rinsed as the other sponge one in cold clean water) and again left to dry for 24 hrs.

It's an absolute pain in the backside if this goes (no warning with loss of suction - that only happens when the bin is full) when you're in the middle of cleaning a room. No cleaning at all for 24+ hrs. And you have to clean up the mess from opening the unit up to remove and clean the filters.

I can't say what the cordless ones are like and if they've changed the tech, but the floor bagless ones don't look like they've changed that much in 3-4 years. I'd rather go back to an old style bagged upright from Sebo (expensive, but good quality) or floor cylinder units from Numatic (Henry and Co - never had a problem with these at more than one workplace or college residences) or Miele (above average price, but v.good).

If you do decide to get a bagged unit, make sure you source quality but value-for-money replacement bags beforehand, as some makes can charge quite a lot for them (why I went for a bagless one in the first place). Some shops like Wilko may sell own brand equivalent replacement bags that are cheaper, a bit like firms selling compatable ink cartridges for printers for a lot less than the original manufacturers.

From people I've spoken to, Dysons are great in operation, but are average at best for reliability and longevity. I'll probably get a Miele or Sebo next time. My faith in Bosch has diminished over the last few years, as they seem to be starting to reduce quality to be a mass market manufacturer (never mind their involvement in Dieselgate) - and I have an oven, fancy kettle and car windscreen wipers from them. The others seem to work fine, so maybe its only certain sectors.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - Avant

"I'd rather go back to an old style bagged upright from Sebo (expensive, but good quality).

Agree witgh that - we have one of those too. I'd have suggested it if Flakk had had more carpets than laminates. Most cordless vacs have a bit less suction than corded ones, but that isn't such an issue with laminates.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - bathtub tom

I bought a Miele years ago after some research. It's a bagged cylinder. The only problem was when I carelessly broke the tool compartment cover, but it works fine without it.

I would have gone for a Sebo, but for the weight disadvantage of lugging it up and down stairs.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - Vitesse6

Bought a Henry about 30 years ago and it just refuses to die. Sucks well and built to last.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - gordonbennet

Bought a Henry about 30 years ago and it just refuses to die. Sucks well and built to last.

Yup, and cheap too, very cheap from www.chemiclean.co.uk/Numatic.htm

we bought the James version, it apparently has a lower power motor than your Henry due to some directive from our masters in the EU, but for suction and value for money and ease of use it's a belter.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - flakk

Hello

Depending on what is financially feasible with you, I would recommend vacuum cleaner from the company Shark. Take a look on this site you will find some good information there.

Currently, I have a Dyson. He does the job well, yes. But he is loud, unwieldy, was not exactly cheap and since he is without a bag, you have to constantly clean it.

Shark cleaners will last forever ... Yesterday I was there at a show and it was unbelievable what the dirt gets out of a clean carpet ...

(Edit: You seem to have answered your own question. Link deleted in case unsafe, or - perish the thought - you were trying for free advertising.)

Edited by Avant on 07/01/2019 at 09:50

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - aethelwulf

I am in the Bosch camp ,firmly. I have a GL-30 which is the most powerful vacuum that I have ever had and the cleanest has it has those wonderful filters.

The bags are micro filter material and , depending on your rooms, last a good time. I have wooden floors and carpets and a cat. The vac picks her hairs up fine. All Bosch stuff is excellent and I have 20 year old freezer of theirs.

I bought t at J Lewis. Dyson seems very expensive for Chinese goods. Bosch is German.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - skidpan

Got a Miele we bought probably 10 years ago and a Miele we inherited from the parents which is about 8 years old. Both excellent machines and if you buy the bags off the web (genuine ones) are cheap to run.

We bought a Charles when we renovated the house and it was invaluable. It sucked up all the building mess with no issues and the bags are huge and cheap, even does wet if you need to. Now relegated to the garage.

MIL had a Dyson and what a waste of money. The plastic case was brittle and cracked, the suction was non existent, the noise level probably illegal and then the wheels broke off. Would not touch one, total tat.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - bolt

MIL had a Dyson and what a waste of money. The plastic case was brittle and cracked, the suction was non existent, the noise level probably illegal and then the wheels broke off. Would not touch one, total tat

strange that, as I and others in the family have had several since they first come out and have found them to be far better than any others on the market, my old ones have all been given away and are still going

I think as most people do not like the price of a dyson they seem to make up excuses as to why they shouldn't have bought one in the first place

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - Engineer Andy

MIL had a Dyson and what a waste of money. The plastic case was brittle and cracked, the suction was non existent, the noise level probably illegal and then the wheels broke off. Would not touch one, total tat

strange that, as I and others in the family have had several since they first come out and have found them to be far better than any others on the market, my old ones have all been given away and are still going

I think as most people do not like the price of a dyson they seem to make up excuses as to why they shouldn't have bought one in the first place

They don't have the same decent reputation as the Sebos and Mieles of this world for reliability, as evidenced in consumer surveys in Which? magazine and elsewhere. Like all products, some go on and on without fault, others give up in a few days. The overall impression of Dysons seems to be great when they work, but average reliability, not the worst in that respect, just middling.

I agree they aren't cheap, but their competitors have, in many respects, caught them up in terms of performance, though I think they do have (IMHO) a legitimate grievance as regards Bosch (vacuumgate?) at least getting round the new EU power consumtion rules by only testing vacuum cleaners when the bag/collector bin/filters aren't full or dirty respectively.

Like with their similar EU power consumption rules on kettles, I think they are a bit silly as often it means users end up using their lower-powered products for longer because they aren't any more efficient so just do less of a job.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - alan1302

I bought t at J Lewis. Dyson seems very expensive for Chinese goods. Bosch is German.

But where do Bosch make their products?

Our Bosch vacuum is made in China.

Also Dyson are made in Malaysia and Singapore - not China

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - Engineer Andy

Design quality matters just as much as build quality, as we see with Nissan and their Sunderland plant. if the design isn't good as regards reliability and longevity, then it doesn't matter if they build them well. Same goes for the other way around - a good product needs both to be done well.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - bolt

But he is loud, unwieldy, was not exactly cheap and since he is without a bag, you have to constantly clean it.

Don't know what Dyson you have but its nothing like most that I see, as for lasting forever that is good example of over exaggeration, if you don't like em say so

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - concrete

For well over 25 years we had a Vax. Eventually SWMBO could not lug it upstairs so she bought a Dyson cordless. You do need to clean them out every now and then but she is more than happy with it and she is quite discerning. She also bought a Harry for pet hairs, although our lovely Staffy is now in the great kennel in the sky! The Harry is small, light and easy to manage too. All in all we have been happy with Dyson and Harry.

PS The Vax is still going strong as we gave it to our youngest son and they use it every day.

Cheers Concrete

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - smitt32

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Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - sajid

I would recommend either miele bagged or a sebo upright. I got both a 11 year old miele revolution 6000 with a electro brush. Still going strong. For upright a sebo is ideal as it veru easy to maintain and does a good job.

I wouldnt toich the bagless model due to the quality of the plastics durability and also the capacity of bagless models are smaller.

Looking for a new vacuum cleaner!? - piggy

Another vote for the Miele. We have had a Miele Cat and Dog for several years now and I continue to be impressed with the quality. I have to agree with sajid,bagless are a pain. I I RC the Miele cost about the same as a Henry. Avoid Mr.Dyson's efforts,the triumph of marketing over quality.

 

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