I need a new Hoover, can you suggest one?

(26 Posts)
Leafmould Thu 17-Jan-13 19:48:38

I am looking for one which is dust mite unfriendly and cheap. Any ideas? Thanks

Leafmould Sat 19-Jan-13 11:30:11

Wow thank you all so much for all your input into this, I am finding it really hard to choose, and you are all being super helpful I will just go and check the link for the Henry bags, and see if I can do some more hepa research.

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 19-Jan-13 01:33:20

Here are the hepa bags for Henry/numatics:

http://www.cleanstore.co.uk/products/Product.asp?ID=4400

1978andallthat Sat 19-Jan-13 00:16:33

Love our Henry

PigletJohn Sat 19-Jan-13 00:15:34

the Henry and Hetty score 4 stars for Allergen retention, and overall, do not score as high as the ones I listed above (52% overall compared to 74% for the Bosch). There is no mention of special bags.

DeepRedBetty Sat 19-Jan-13 00:12:03

I love Henry. I do wish I'd spent an extra £20 and got 'James' who is identical except for the handy tool storage box built into the lid.

PigletJohn Sat 19-Jan-13 00:09:36

I just had a look at the "Which" site, it doesn't test for HEPA but it tests for Alleregen retention, and it looks like all the Miele and Bosch Best Buys have a 5-star rating for it, except, surprisingly, the Miele Upright Cat and Dog.

They have 98 vacs that score 4 stars or more for allergen retention.

In the "Under £100 range" (there are no Best Buys here) the best-scoring ones with 5 stars for allergen retention are (best first):

Bosch
BSGL3126GB Pro Energy

AEG
Ultraperformer AUP3820R
Jul 2012

Panasonic
Eco-Max light MC-UG614
(upright)

AEG
Nimble A8602AZ
Jun 2011
(upright)

Vax
Mach Air C89-MA-B

OP was particularly interested in dust mites. I am convinced bagged vacs are better if you have a mite or allergen problem, as you can close the cover over the hole in the bag and tie it into a plastic bag with no tipping or dust-swirling involved.

PigletJohn Fri 18-Jan-13 23:52:19

I'd forgotten about HEPA filters

This house is littered with vacuum cleaners, one on each floor and one in the garage.

The Miele cylinder is an older model and might not be HEPA but IIRC it has three filters, including one pleated one, and seems to capture all dust just as well as the upright does, which is HEPA and has similar filters.

BTW the new white "fleece" multilayer bags do seem to be better than the old brown paper bags.

The metal telescopic tuibes on the cylinder are handy.

Ponders Fri 18-Jan-13 22:43:58

it's true that the HEPA ones cost much more than the others; but the others have a very effective non-HEPA filter, plus really really dust-tight bags

& Mieles have amazing suction, even when the bags are nearly full, & they last for years & years

Henry really isn't nearly as effective from what I've heard

Leafmould Fri 18-Jan-13 22:01:01

I have looked on amazon, and I really like the look of the Miele ones, but they are not HEPA unless they are over £200, it seems. Whereas the Henry is hepa if you get the right dust bags.

Can anyone tell me this is wrong? I really fancy a Miele!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:15:32

Get the Miele ones, they are brilliant.

adi82 Fri 18-Jan-13 04:17:53

Have you checked on amazon ?

Leafmould Thu 17-Jan-13 23:12:34

The reviews for the Bosch BSGL3126GB on amazon are really good.

Ponders Thu 17-Jan-13 23:04:59

Miele S2111 £110

it's not a Which Best Buy, but mine wasn't either - mine is the S381 (115 from amazon) which was £120 from Currys when I bought it & it's fantastic. I don't think the S2111 has a telescopic tube, which the S381 does - that's very handy & def worth an extra fiver!

the bags are relatively expensive, but they are so dust-tight it's unbelievable, & you can get them cheaper than the Miele price from various online sites

Leafmould Thu 17-Jan-13 22:57:15

Hm you have to pay the eczema society £1.00 for the information about vacuum cleaners.

Leafmould Thu 17-Jan-13 22:51:23

Oh wow, thanks for all this advice. So dyson is not a long lasting make? Henry is quite good, my pal has had a 2nd hand one for 8 years, and it's never failed. My mum has had a numatic for about 20 years still going strong.

So I'm looking at £100 am I? I'm going to check the eczema website, and then hunt through a few dept store website.

Anyone seen any bargains lately?

PigletJohn Thu 17-Jan-13 22:39:00

There are no "Which" best buy uprights at £100

the best few uprights in their report up to £100

Panasonic
Eco-Max light MC-UG614
score 66%

AEG
Nimble A8602AZ
score 65%

Morphy Richards
Lift Away Never Loses Suction 73410 and '11
61%

I also prefer an upright for flat carpeted floors, especially downstairs. They beat out the mud, grit, fleas and moths.

KatyTheCleaningLady Thu 17-Jan-13 22:00:55

I like Henry/Harry/etc. Numatics are workhorses and you can buy the HEPA bag if that's what you want.

Some people find canister vacs to be a PITA and if you have deep pile carpets throughout your house, then I'd recommend getting an upright.

By the way, if your Dyson's motor is still going, why not just give it a good clean and maybe replace the filters?

katiemummy2012 Thu 17-Jan-13 21:48:22

Iv had terrible luck with all bargain hoovers, they end up breaking after a few months (through no fault of mine, I may add :D)

I'd recommend a henry above all others, or maybe a good dyson although they arnt cheap, but as per my experience a cheap hoover does not a good one make sad

cahu Thu 17-Jan-13 21:17:49

Is there an upright you (or Which) recommend for about the same cost?

poppy283 Thu 17-Jan-13 21:13:33

Henry/Hetty is good, very powerful, and £100.

PigletJohn Thu 17-Jan-13 21:12:42

the best vacs are mostly Miele in the £150-£300 range, uprights being more expensive.

In the Which Best buy table are a few Bosch and a couple of Dysons.

cahu Thu 17-Jan-13 21:07:26

Thanks so much. I have a Dyson coming up to 5 years old and definitely past its best. Will bookmark that for when I need it.

PigletJohn Thu 17-Jan-13 21:03:33

the best one I can see on Which for less than £100 is the Bosch BSGL3126GB Pro Energy

scores 74%. just short of being a best buy.

It is a smallish cylinder with bag

they say "excellent at retaining even fine particles of dust, so it's a good option for allergy sufferers."

cahu Thu 17-Jan-13 20:58:13

Must ask PigletJohn what he would reccomend for £100.............

PigletJohn Thu 17-Jan-13 20:15:51

can you afford £100?

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