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Dull but essential. Best cylinder vacuum for pet household with flagstones?

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SqueezyCheeseWeasel Mon 04-May-15 17:27:04

We have a Henry and a Dyson at the mo. The Dyson is good on our deep pile carpets but crap on everything else. Henry is ok at the other stuff, low pile carpet on stairs and hard floors in other rooms but 'he' isn't very durable. I know that builders swear by Henry and all that but the brushes on the standard head are wearing down at a rate of knots leaving the metal parts to scrape on the floor, not great. I'm replacing the heads every 4ish months which seems madness to me.

Is there a cylinder hoover / vac with good suction, a long cable, good length, durable hose (not like the stupid Dyson one that splits as soon as you try to use it) and a durable brush head that won't wear down when used on flagstones (interior) ? Or at least won't wear down as quickly?

Am I searching for the holy grail?

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Mon 04-May-15 19:08:54


FuckyNell Mon 04-May-15 19:17:21

I found an old fashioned broom best on flagstones. Sorry grin

Stinkersmum Mon 04-May-15 19:22:13

Miele cat and dog. Best vacuum ever! Has different heads for hard floors and covered floors. On board tools. Disposable bag system. Metal tube. Fairly indestructible.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Mon 04-May-15 19:43:00

fuckynell grrr

Thank you for replies. I know the Miele gets raves. Are the bristles good quality/pretty indestructible ?

Stinkersmum Mon 04-May-15 19:50:16

Yep.. I've had one for 5 years. Still looks pretty much new. Keeps on top of two dogs, two cats, carpet, stone floor and wooden floor. Nothing has needed replacing. I now they're pricey but they're more than worth it.

Stinkersmum Mon 04-May-15 19:50:48

know, not now...

rabbit123 Thu 07-May-15 20:59:02

Another vote for the Miele C3 cat & dog. The 2 cleaner heads for different floors is great, saves having 2 vacuums.

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