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Hand-held, rechargeable vacuum cleaners - any recommendations? Fallen out of love with our Dyson

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PacificDogwod Sun 28-Feb-16 10:34:23

We've had a stormy relationship with our little Dyson for a few years - the charging station is a bit flimsy, the batter failed and has been replaced to the tune of £80, and after using it again for a while, it has now died.

I am not very sad grin

Is there anything better/more reliable out there?
We are just wanting to use it for occasional use, crumbs in hard to reach corners, bits of (short) dog hair behind the door - you know, the kind of cleaning that does not warrant getting the big hoover out.


PacificDogwod Sun 28-Feb-16 10:37:04

We have an older version of this number btw

PacificDogwod Sun 28-Feb-16 12:52:45

Oh, come on, help please - this is an extremely thrilling and important question not brew

Whosthemummy16 Sun 28-Feb-16 15:28:20

Sorry I can't answer your question but would not recommend the GTech Multi ! No suction does not even pick up pieces of fluff, looks like I haven't bothered to vacuum !
The customer service was really bad too! Told me to just buy the new and improved version despite spending £150 on something not fit for purpose. They were so unhelpful sad

PacificDogwod Sun 28-Feb-16 21:11:46

Whos, no, thank you, being warned off is helpful too grin

This any good?

EmGee Mon 29-Feb-16 13:08:53

I have been debating buying the small handheld battery charged Dyson but opinions like yours put me off!

Please someone recommend something good before I waste 150 pounds and buy the Dyson anyway

Sorry OP, for jumping on the back of your thread.....

PacificDogwod Mon 29-Feb-16 21:26:08

The more, the merrier, EmGee - I am glad not to be the only one battling with one of Life's Big Questions grin

ErnesttheBavarian Mon 29-Feb-16 21:32:16

I've got this one.

It's brilliant. I love the hose and the flexibility that gives you. Have no complaints ts at all.

ErnesttheBavarian Mon 29-Feb-16 21:34:47

I used to have one similar to the link you showed. I found that the air created by the fan tended to blow away and scatter everything I was trying to suck up confused

The black and decker with the hose avoids that completely. I'd highly recommend it.

PacificDogwod Mon 29-Feb-16 22:41:04

Ooooh, that looks interesting, Ernest, thanks thanks

Does the hose pull out then? I cannot quite picture how it works… confused

PacificDogwod Mon 29-Feb-16 22:45:49

I wonder whether this smaller one would be as good?

I think I want something I can use with one hand IYSWIM.

ErnesttheBavarian Tue 01-Mar-16 06:29:37

Yes you unclipped the hose bit. Also means you can get into little crooks and crannies or reach high up.

Abbey0134 Wed 02-Mar-16 10:20:56

I had bought a robot vacuum cleaner thinking this would mean it could 'tour' the house at night and we'd come down to a clean floor. But when I found myself sweeping bits in front of it to 'help' it pick up I knew it was no good. So I've returned that and bought instead the AEG cordless vac, so far so very good. I also has the little hand held one stored in it so the best of both worlds. Very happy with it so far, although to be fair I've only had it a week.

EmGee Wed 02-Mar-16 15:34:20

I like the look of that machine Ernest. It would probably suit me better that the Dyson. I'm going to camel track it....

ErnesttheBavarian Wed 02-Mar-16 21:55:34

What does camel track it mean? It is good though. i never thought I'd get another hand held (had a couple of cheap, traditional shapes ones on the past, but this is seriously good)

EmGee Thu 03-Mar-16 16:52:59

Ernest - you can track the price of goods sold on Amazon using Camel Camel Camel and it will alert you if the price drops. It's also good for seeing the highest/lowest prices ever tracked.

PacificDogwod Thu 03-Mar-16 17:53:02

"Camel, camel, camel"?
Every day is a school day grin

I shall camel track it too thanks

ErnesttheBavarian Fri 04-Mar-16 15:12:35

oo I wonder if it works in Germany? You learn something new every day. Although I aim probably too impatient.

EmGee Fri 04-Mar-16 15:37:45

You ladies have obviously never been on the Christmas bargain thread grin

fruitlovingmonkey Fri 04-Mar-16 15:52:50

Ooh this thread is just what I need. I'm in the market for a mini vac to do the stairs and kitchen. Will have a look at the Black and Decker one now, thanks.

officerhinrika Fri 04-Mar-16 19:03:07

Got the Bosch Athlet cordless for upstairs and use a Dyson cordless downstairs. I've got a tripping problem with corded vacs.
The Bosch has great suction and is OK on carrots & hard floors. The downsides are that its really awkward with handheld accessories ( so I don't bother) and it's a horror to empty and clean. The filter needs washing regularly so you get all sorts of dust up your nose extracting and washing it.
The Dyson is much more useful and so much easier to use & empty, despite the shorter battery life.

gruffaloshmuffalo Fri 04-Mar-16 19:05:48

We have a hoover one
If that helps. It isn't small like the Dyson but it's very light, turns easily, and charges fairly quickly. We've never vacuumed as much

EmGee Thu 24-Mar-16 15:26:12

Just updating to say that the Black and Decker lithium handheld vacuum is at lowest price according to CCC and I've just bought it!

68.00 on Amazon

Sammysquiz Thu 24-Mar-16 19:32:37

Thanks EmGee have been dithering over buying it for ages, so just took the leap!

ChowNowBrownCow Sat 26-Mar-16 19:36:45

oops i've just ordered the black and decker Emgee. grin. hairy bathroom floor needed it.......

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