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user1470391833 Fri 05-Aug-16 11:20:40

Hello everyone!

Me and my husband recently bought a new house and are looking for a good quality vacuum cleaner. I've done a bit of research online, and someone was recommending the brand Vorwerk. Has anyone ever heard of it, or used it, and could tell me more about it?

Any help will be greatly appreciated smile

neena123 Fri 05-Aug-16 16:56:41

Hi, I have a Vorwerk Kobold. it is brilliant. would choose it over dyson any day! It is pricey but is pretty much the only vacuum you'll ever need, has all sorts of clever attachments that let you mop & vacuum at the same time, clean your windows, dry clean carpets etc. Brilliant for getting rid of pet hair.
Have a look on

OCChayley1985 Sat 06-Aug-16 08:55:15

I have the vorwerk vacuum and I love it. The mop and Hoover function is such a time saver, I had a free demonstration at my before I committed to anything so might be worth doing that then you can see for yourself what it does and get to use it x

Lallabel Sat 06-Aug-16 12:42:08

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prokupatuskrakedatus Sat 06-Aug-16 14:20:40

My Vorwerk Kobold died yesterday at the age of 45 years - of course, after I bought an additional flexpipe and brush.
They stopped repairing this type - VK 119 - in 1993.

A new one is unaffordable for us.

The Vorwerk people told me to have a look at You Tube and to try and repair it myself. Which I'll try ... I hope it's just a wedged Lego person.

mariesmith Sat 06-Aug-16 20:50:59

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Oly5 Sat 06-Aug-16 20:53:46

A Henry
Love mine and cheap as chips. All others, including my Dyson, died after a short time

joeythenutter Sat 06-Aug-16 23:16:53

Miele Cat and Dog or Henry.

neena123 Mon 08-Aug-16 11:03:52

How frustrating @prokupatuskrakedatus!
Not sure if this is an option for you but they have the new model on interest free at the moment. A chap called Charlie was very helpful when I rang for more info - 0330 660 0834.

rabbit123 Mon 08-Aug-16 16:03:52

Vorwerk are very good, but they're over £1000 new. Same market as Kirby, with door to door sales.

Sebo are the best reasonably priced Vac's I've found. Also German and very well made, mine is a 21 year old hand-me-down and still works like new. Only problem with it is that the hose is a bit short, but the newer X4 model comes with a full stair reach hose

Allofaflumble Mon 08-Aug-16 21:47:21

1st choice Miele, 2nd Henry but he's an akward shape for stairs, so Miele is best. I love mine.

PurpleDaisies Mon 08-Aug-16 21:48:12

Our Henry is brilliant.

AndNowItsSeven Mon 08-Aug-16 21:52:03

I have a Henry is great, they can Hoover up concerte.

AndNowItsSeven Mon 08-Aug-16 21:52:16


donajimena Mon 08-Aug-16 21:53:55

Henry (or Hetty if pink is your thing) there is a reason why they are the builders choice! They suck up everything. Are inexpensive (compared to Miele or Dyson)
I have a special rotating brush head for dog and human hair. I can do practically a whole flight of stairs with it on one level and you simply move it up or down to complete the remaining steps. No different to any other vacuum really in that respect.

Diddlydokey Mon 08-Aug-16 21:55:09

Dobinette Mon 08-Aug-16 21:58:50

Another one for Miele Cat and Dog

Finola1step Mon 08-Aug-16 21:59:47

One word...Sebo

user1486125238 Fri 03-Feb-17 12:47:16

I bought a Vorwerk a few years ago and it has be a real pain. It is fiddly to fix the waste bags and half the time the dust and dirt misses the bag and goes into the body cavity .I have tried replacing the door as recommended by VK last year but the problem persists so they have recommended a £120 service , so I will be without my VK for 10 days or so. I understand the new models have a different door design so they are aware of the problem but that does not help me-I have decided it is best to regard the whole thing as an expensive mistake and buy another (different make).

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