I have tried over the past 10 years to kill my Dyson DC04 upright but the wretched thing isindestructible. There is nothing really wrong with it, I just don't like the heavy, ugly brute! I hate it even more now we have wooden flooring downstairs - I'd like to be able to stand and use the nozzle to whip round the edges where the dust collects, but however hard you ram it on the pole it falls off at the slightest touch, so the only way is on hands and knees as the nozzle seems to fit OK on the flexible hose part. (OK, I am lazy, I just would like to hoover standing up). And it may be fine in the middle of the carpeted rooms, but it doesn't go up to the edges as well as my old Panasonic did.
My mum knows I hanker after the Miele Cat & Dog cylinder cleaner, and has offered to buy one for Xmas if I don't mind forgoing a "treat" present. I'm tempted, but am I being mad? Is it really that much better?
Please share your views - Dyson v Miele (don't go throwing in Orecks and Sebos!)
Forget them all and get a Henry. They are brilliant, no loss of suction, empty them once a year and last forever. Mine spent 5 years on a building site before I got it and it still picks up all the dog hairs and everything else life throws at it.
I once cleaned my mothers floors for her after she had been round with her very expensive hoover. Lets just say the results were impressive
Miele. Light, long hose, turbo brushes to lift up hair, and serious suction. Mine's 4.5 years old and hard worked and never grumbles. You can get bags cheap online (and I can't stand the mess of emptying a bloody Dyson anyway).
Miele for us, long-haired teenagers and a cat means it gets a proper workout and seems to be coping after three years as well as at the beginning. I have to clear the nozzle bit because of the humans, not the cat, but that's easy too.
My Miele (which had a turbo brush and was fab) stopped working - don't know why - and I, bizarrely, opted for a Dyson with twisty ball thing.
It's a crock of shite - doesn't do the edges, hurts my wrist to push and twist it, can't do nooks and crannies or under beds, the flex hose is unwieldy and doesn't always reach the cobwebs, it's rubbish under the sofa cushions - need I go on?