Can someone PLEASE recommend me a good vacuum cleaner?!

(36 Posts)
OhAnotherNameChange Mon 10-Oct-16 17:36:51

Currently using a newish Vax, bought just over a year ago in the factory sale and its shit!

I've cleaned the filter and had a look to see if the pipes are clogged but all seems fine and it just doesn't pick much up!

After getting my new glasses, I can REALLY see how disgusting my carpets are (my eyesight is seriously bad, without the glasses I was in blissful ignorance of quite how grim the carpets were!)

I shall attach post hoovering pictures just to show you the level of crapness that is my Vax!

Can anyone recommend me a really REALLY good Hoover? We live in a small 2 bed upper floor flat, would like someone light with different attachments that can get right into the corners where all the grime has built up. Budget isn't great, about £150 but would be willing to go higher for something that isn't crap and will leave my carpets nice and clean!

LisaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Oct-16 17:43:15

Have to say that Dyson really is the best! When we first used it after our previous Henry one we thought we'd hoovered up an entire dog, there was THAT much fluff/dirt in the cylinder (we don't own a dog!). It really is worth paying more as the suction is phenomenal.

OhAnotherNameChange Mon 10-Oct-16 17:53:46

Thanks Lisa, which model do you have? My dad had a Dyson for over 10 years and it took a long time to give up!

femfemlicious Mon 10-Oct-16 17:58:18

This is me exactly sad. BroKeep my glasses about a year ago and I have stopped wearing my contact lenses most of the time. My house has gotten really dirty whenever I wear my lenses I'm shocked sad. Going to specs avers tomorrow

BackforGood Mon 10-Oct-16 18:28:51

I'm a Henry convert myself. Love it. smile

PikachuSayBoo Mon 10-Oct-16 18:32:13

I think your carpets need shampooing. I'm not been funny but the best Hoover isn't going to get black marks off a carpet which is what I'm seeing.

My sebo is good for sucking up lots of fluff/bits. Also got a dyson v6 which is good but the sebo is better.

BlondiBleach Mon 10-Oct-16 18:34:23

I second the Henry. There's a reason tradesmen have them: they're reliable, great auction & last ages. If you're using it on carpet, buy the airo-brush red attachment. £25 or so on Amazon & so worth it.

BlondiBleach Mon 10-Oct-16 18:34:46

*great suction

MonsterINTHECupboard Mon 10-Oct-16 19:01:12

Get the carpets washed and get a SEBO. They're not too expensive and have excellent sucking power.

OhAnotherNameChange Mon 10-Oct-16 19:02:40

Thanks everyone, DP said his boss recommended a Henry, said it was the best Hoover he'd ever used. I'm a bit sceptical because I've heard not so great things about them

Pikachu they definitely do need shampooing, the bigger black stains are eyeshadow and there's a few other patches that were here when we moved in (rented, carpet hasn't been replaced in probably about 10 years!) but the Hoover I have seems to leave tracks in the carpet, which you can kind of see in one picture. It's like the Hoover gathers up dust into clumps but then doesn't pick them up so I end up with clumps I have to pick up! And the corners, I think they're so dark because dirt and dust has just built up over so much time and every time I've used the nozzle to get right in the corners it doesn't pick anything up!

Femfemlicious I totally understand, I was actually disgusted looking round at all the floors at all the dirt I couldn't see. Tomorrow is a trip into town to get a new dust pan and brush (DP accidentally binned ours the other day!) and then I'm going to get on my hands and knees and scrub the kitchen floor! I'm actually embarrassed people have been coming round and seeing the state everything is in when I genuinely didn't think it was that bad blush

CurtainsforRonnie Mon 10-Oct-16 19:04:49

Ive got the Bosch Athlet, Its fabulous. It was £150 in currys.

I am still amazed how much it picks up on new carpets & we dont wear shoes in the house.

I hoover every 2-3 days and its full. Hair, fluff, dust & grit. blush

We do have a cat though.

CurtainsforRonnie Mon 10-Oct-16 19:06:17

www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-BCH625KTGB-Upright-Cordless-Cleaner/dp/B00K8S68K0

JennyOnAPlate Mon 10-Oct-16 19:10:58

We have a Miele cat and dog. Carpets look brand new again!

OhAnotherNameChange Mon 10-Oct-16 19:45:21

Jenny I saw quite a few people recommending the Miele cat and dog vacuum on different threads! The cheapest one is the C1 model, I'm not sure what the difference is between that one and the other two? I've always had upright hovers so not sure how easy I'd find it to manoeuvre? Is it one that uses bags?

Curtains that Bosch Hoover looks like just what I need! How long have you had it? Is it any good for skirting boards and corners?

Wiltom Mon 10-Oct-16 20:09:55

I have this and it is amazing. Far better than dyson

www.vax.co.uk/air-stretch-upright-vacuum-cleaner?gclid=CK-T9vv30M8CFTQo0wodF3QMZg

Sofabitch Mon 10-Oct-16 20:13:51

Dysons are terrible. They clog up far too easily found I spent more time unblocking it than I did hoovering.

I have a Henry (well actually a hetty) and love it.

FrickOnAStick Mon 10-Oct-16 20:35:30

Miele cat and dog cylinder. I'm not keen on our dyson (we have the dyson & the Miele). It's really heavy, the cable is too short and it's a pain in the arse.

CurtainsforRonnie Mon 10-Oct-16 20:44:24

Ive had it about 6 months. I dont use the attatchments as it gets so close to the edge. Although I probably should.

On the stairs, I just use it in short sweeps, to hoover each stair, its so light that you can. My toddler loves using it also.

It charges really well & you can do loads with it, before it runs out.

Ive washed the filters etc, & they dry really quick.

Like I say, Im so amazed at how much it gets up, our carpets are only 6 months old & its just me, toddler & cat. I can see my footprints in the carpet after Ive hoovered & walked on it grin

oleoleoleole Mon 10-Oct-16 20:52:19

Miele cat and dog here, had dyson which are good but upright too heavy for me now. Miele is a cylinder and brilliant. Not cheap but worth every penny.

MrsHughesCarson Mon 10-Oct-16 20:58:40

Miele, i love mine almost as much as DC. and definitely more than DH

MrsHughesCarson Mon 10-Oct-16 20:59:52

and housekeeping is my job.

PoohBearsHole Mon 10-Oct-16 21:02:26

Miele all the way, light, long cord just fab hides in cupboard, Dotson handheld but waaay over budget smile also not as good as the meile!

TheScottishPlay Tue 11-Oct-16 13:03:09

Sebo. Love ours. We've had it for 4 years and it's still great.

OhAnotherNameChange Tue 11-Oct-16 14:33:18

Ok, so I'm toying with either the Miele one and the Bosch athlet. I'm leaning more towards the Bosch but I've read a few reviews that have made me wobble!

Anyone who has a Miele one, what particular model is it you use? I've seen the Miele complete C3 which looks similar to the cat and dog models. And it's in the sale at Curry's for £150 (reduced from £300!)

I'm worried about making an expensive mistake! We don't have a lot of spare cash so this has to be something that will be good and last us. Not helped by the fact that our fridge freezer broke so we had to spend money on a new one and now our savings are depleted sad

sonias27 Tue 11-Oct-16 17:27:33

I've got a VAX upright vacuum cleaner and it's fantastic. It's got really powerful suction and lightweight. I've got two dogs and this hoover saves a lot of time cleaning up the dog hair.

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