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Is the Miele Cat and Dog still the top recommended hoover on here?

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Panicmode1 Wed 06-Jul-16 10:24:03

Mine has just died after 17 years and although I'd love a cordless vacuum I can't seem to find a Miele one. DH wants a cordless Dyson for some unfathomable reason (my parents have had several and I hate them), and as I do 99% of the hoovering, I think my choice holds more weight grin.

I do like the idea of a cordless, bagless vacuum cleaner but with four children and a very hairy golden retriever, I need a workhorse - so is the Miele still my best bet? We have (mostly) hard floors downstairs and carpet upstairs, and I've read Henrys are best on hard floors - but I don't want two hoovers!

attheendoftheday Wed 06-Jul-16 13:42:04

Can I jump on the bandwagon as I need to know this too? Hoover just died and we have many hairy pets.

rabbit123 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:16:18

If you have both carpets & hard floors, then yes either the Miele Cat & Dog or Henry Xtra is best. Both come with a turbo brush for carpets & suction only tool for hard floors, so you just change the nozzle rather than having 2 vacuums.
Henry's have bigger bags that take months to fill up, but they're a bit big & bulky. Miele is easier to store and lighter to lift

attheendoftheday Wed 06-Jul-16 18:12:51

Thank you!

ColintheCrow Wed 06-Jul-16 18:18:31

Henry or Hetty. Much better and bombproof pretty much.

YesYABU Wed 06-Jul-16 18:22:28

I have a George with turbo brush. He is great and bombproof (although quite large!) and has done nearly 10 years service so far.

I don't find my turbo brush that great though- it gives up quite easily (stops spinning) and gets very clogged with pet hair which slightly defeats the purpose of using it on carpet.

Zampa Wed 06-Jul-16 18:24:35

Due to a change in energy regulations back in 2014 the most powerful vacuum cleaners can no longer be sold. This includes the older Miele Cat & Dog. I'm not sure if the new version is comparable but I'm not looking forward to my own one dying.

CrotchetQuaverMinim Wed 06-Jul-16 18:39:03

Try the G-tech K9. It isn't perfect, but has quite a lot of good things about it, and is very good for picking up hair. (Drawback is difficulty getting into corners and edges)

ShatnersBassoon Wed 06-Jul-16 19:12:21

Henry and Hetty are not as good as the Miele C&D. I have the new C&D after having the old one for years, and there is no difference in suction. They've invented some sort of suction amplifier thing (confused) I think.

pinkiepink Wed 06-Jul-16 19:23:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HooseRice Wed 06-Jul-16 19:25:50

I have a Hetty and a Miele C&D.

The Miele kicks Hetty's arse.

Chapsy Wed 06-Jul-16 19:25:49

I have both. The Miele lives upstairs and deals with the carpets. The dyson stick cordless is downstairs and does the hard flooring and rugs. A great team

rabbit123 Wed 06-Jul-16 23:12:53

pinkiepink, they're 1200w here at the moment, which is the same that they've been in the US for years.

MrsSlocombesPussy Wed 06-Jul-16 23:48:10

We recently replaced our Cat and Dog with the newer, less powerful model and have noticed no difference. They must have improved the efficiency

monicaglenfield Thu 07-Jul-16 07:16:22


I use to have Miele but mine died on me as well. I didn't bother replacing with another though as i wanted something better. I brought this one for and so much better then my Miele Vacuum cleaner. It comes with a variety of attachments and it's Bagless.

Hope this helps:-)

Panicmode1 Thu 07-Jul-16 12:55:05

Thanks everyone, good to know that the new C&D don't have a difference in suction.

Monica - that looks heavy - is it? And can I ask why is it so much better than the Miele?

SpecialStains Thu 07-Jul-16 14:28:52

I've got a Henry. It's too heavy and big, a pain to lug around the house and useless at getting cat hair. It is, however, everlasting (even though I want the damn thing to die so I can get something better!).

Don't get a Henry.

Panicmode1 Thu 07-Jul-16 18:40:25

Thanks for the tip SpecialStains grin

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