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Thevirginmummy1 Tue 08-Jul-14 06:55:32

My trusty vacuum has given up the ghost. I have a dog, a toddler, and a baby on the way..... Any recommendations for what to look for next please.....?

fishybits Tue 08-Jul-14 06:56:35

Miele Cat and Dog

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 08-Jul-14 08:45:32

Miele cat and dog.

MaloryArcher Tue 08-Jul-14 08:46:31

Miele Cat and Dog.

Missushb Tue 08-Jul-14 09:49:02

watching with interest. I am looking for a new vacuum too. I have been looking at the Miele ones, the cylinder ones, are they any good? I have mostly carpets! There are so many different models I am so confused!

VeryPunny Tue 08-Jul-14 09:50:54


ShatnersBassoon Tue 08-Jul-14 09:51:55

Miele Cat and Dog.

Missushb Tue 08-Jul-14 10:13:08

Upright or cylinder? and does it matter much which model? thanks

Thevirginmummy1 Tue 08-Jul-14 12:00:55

Wow that's pretty unanimous. Someone told me they found the miele (upright I think) too heavy, has that been anyone else's experience?

iggymama Tue 08-Jul-14 12:27:33

Miele make two different sizes of cylinder cleaner. I have one of the smaller more lightweight ones.

The only downside to the smaller one is obviously the bag is smaller so will need emptying more often, and while the bigger ones have a flap that hides the small tools on board the smaller one has a sort of clip that attaches to the hose that the tools clip into.

I have never used this clip, for me the benefit of having a lighter cleaner is worth the aforementioned compromises.

Monica101 Tue 08-Jul-14 19:51:47

I almost bought a miele cat and dog, but found it very heavy. I wouldn't have like to carry the miele up and down the stairs.

I got the Samsung F500 instead. Very powerful and no bag so easy to empty.

BackToYourselfYouSillyOldElf Thu 10-Jul-14 06:57:25

I've always had a dyson, but got the large cat and dog miele 6 months ago and would never go back. It's loads better on hard flooring and it's fine on carpets if you turn the suction down and go with the grain of the carpet. It can be hardwork though. My mil can't use a cylinder as it makes her shoulder ache.

KittieCat Thu 10-Jul-14 06:59:38

Miele, 100%. Avoid Dyson like the plague now, their customer service is beyond awful.

4littleones Thu 10-Jul-14 15:07:06

roomba all the way. better cleaning than my Dyson. smile

onedogatoddlerandababy Thu 10-Jul-14 15:11:21

I have a Miele cat & dog. Love it. I also loved getting rid of the dyson!

Floralnomad Thu 10-Jul-14 15:17:17

Morphy Richards upright ,with the removable canister . They retail at about £140-150 . I have a vacuum cleaner collection ( yes sad) and it's the absolute best and definitely better than Dysons. Mine has to deal with a dog ,carpets and a long haired daughter ,my mum is also converted and she has 2 dogs ,a long haired housecat and wooden floors.

Missushb Fri 11-Jul-14 11:01:20

How did you get on Thevirginmummy? I have ordered a Sebo automatic x1 from Amazon. £204. Strangely excited!! Need to get a grip I think hehe but will be good to have something decent! Hopefully! wink

Secretsquirrel13 Fri 11-Jul-14 11:08:22

Am about to buy the miele cat and dog, best place to buy??

Missushb Fri 11-Jul-14 21:47:51

When I was looking currys and co op electrical had some miele on offer. Not sure if cat and dog though. Amazon had good prices. I checked Price runner website, which was good at finding different prices. hth

CarbeDiem Fri 11-Jul-14 21:52:10

I have a Henry, he is a bit heavy on the stairs but I wouldn't be without him smile

BackToYourselfYouSillyOldElf Sat 12-Jul-14 21:22:46

My cat and dog vaccum was from the co op.

chocolatespiders Sat 12-Jul-14 21:25:26


HenI5 Sat 12-Jul-14 21:29:21

Have previously had both Dyson and Sebo after following reviews at the time, now have a Henry and wouldn't change. Household chores include very long hair and a black cat with additional long haired frequent visitors and long haired cats.
Cleanstore online have good prices.

smellyfishead Sat 12-Jul-14 21:31:17

I asked this a few days ago, found this today - £269

but here on bissel own website in the sale £59.99!!

seems a good deal with a strong air-wattage of 350 :-)

ThrowAChickenInTheAir Sat 12-Jul-14 21:32:24


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