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mummc2 Tue 07-Jul-15 19:42:31

This has probably be done to death but recommendations for a new vacuum/hoover please from all the amazing cleaners of you out there!!??

I do struggle for storage space but reckon i can getaway with an upright as long as its not very bulky. Ive always had little pull-a-long but tired of taking forever to hoover and killing myself doing it. I used to see dysons and think im never spending that!! BUT ive gone through my fair share now so probably could have paid for one by now.

So whatever the price, recommendations please for something not too heavy fairly slimline very good with hair ( 3 girls long hair everywhere!! Lol ) and preferably no bag

kansasmum Tue 07-Jul-15 20:21:20

G-Tech Ram. Cordless, collects the dust etc into small bales and has good suction. Very light and I can Hoover whole of the upstairs on one charge 4 bedrooms and landing.
Only downside it doesn't have tools so no nozzle etc for edges. I got the Gtech cordless handheld as part of a combo deal but to be honest it's not very good unlike the upright.

thereisnocheese Tue 07-Jul-15 23:02:40

Oh I am seriously considering the Gtech Air Ram - can I ask if you think it would be good for pet hair? I have two hairy dogs and one crawling baby so find myself constantly hoovering.

rabbit123 Wed 08-Jul-15 10:02:38

The Gtech Air ram's aren't that great. My parents bought one as a quick pick up vac and it's fine for that but they still have to get the big vacuum out once a fortnight to do a proper clean.

If you want another cylinder, have look at the Miele C3 Cat & Dog. Fantastic machine that comes with different floor heads for different surfaces and all the tools store inside the machine so it's tidy and easy to store.

If you fancy an upright, have a look at the Sebo uprights. The Felix would be best if you have limited space as the handle folds down for easy storage. Sebo are super reliable as they're used in hotels & schools so they can go on for years. There's also a million attachments you can get pretty cheaply for them so you can vacuum anything

rabbit123 Wed 08-Jul-15 10:05:03

Sebo Felix Pet - www.go-electrical.co.uk/sebo-felix-pet-eco-upright-vacuum-cleaner-9848gb.html?gclid=CO67_86Wy8YCFfLJtAodV7YFwQ

Miele Cat & Dog-
www.freenetelectrical.co.uk/Miele/Vacuum-Cleaners/COMPLETE-C3-CAT-AND-DOG-POWERLINE/product-7102/GoogleBase/

TheVeryHungryPreggo Wed 08-Jul-15 10:07:50

Another vote for Miele Cat & Dog. I have long hair and 3 very fluffy cats and it's excellent. My MIL has one two and she has a German shepherd and a terrier, it really does pick up fine and coarse hair very well.

RavioliOnToast Wed 08-Jul-15 20:09:36

I just bought a hoover spritz for £49.99 in the sale in argos, I bought it for the hard floor attachment I'd read about and it's brilliant, really good for fluff and playdoh and other random bots of Crap on the floor.

ObeseDenise Wed 08-Jul-15 20:12:23

Miele Cat and Dog.

Cheap vaccums are false economy. They don't measure up to Miele. When I used mine for the first time after my bloody awful Vax my eyes nearly popped out of my head.

Plus their warranty and customer service are excellent.

thereisnocheese Sat 11-Jul-15 17:50:38

Sorry to hijack op thread, but would anyone recommend the dyson animal cordless vac?

Fab41 Sat 11-Jul-15 18:01:25

Miele cat and dog, clears up after three hairy dogs and two muddy people

rabbit123 Sun 12-Jul-15 11:34:46

thereisnocheese, no. They're ok for quick pick ups but don't perform anywhere near as well as a full sized vacuum.

mummc2 Sun 12-Jul-15 19:17:55

does anyone rate any of the dysons??

rabbit123 Sun 12-Jul-15 20:24:14

mummc2 I had a Dyson a few years ago. It was very expensive but it didn't last very long and didn't handle pet fur very well. It did a good job for about the first 6 months, but after that, even when I washed out the filters and the bin, it didn't clean very well and was dirty to empty. After a while, the catch that held the bin in place broke so the bin kept falling off. Then the clip that held the handle/hose on broke so I couldn't use it as an upright. After 2 years, it was dead.

My in laws gave us their old Sebo X1 that they bought in the mid-90's as a temporary replacement until we bought something else, but we never bothered. The Sebo is still going strong and far better than anything else I've used.

We bought a Miele Cat & Dog last year and the Sebo is now our upstairs vacuum, but still works brilliantly. Not bad to say it must be about 20 years old now.

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