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bunny85 Tue 06-Dec-16 13:13:18

Hi all,

We have just bought our first house, and we are putting the new carpets upstairs and on the staircase. My husband wanted the deepest, top of the range carpet as we have a small child and he thought it would be best for him. I don't mind that but I've never lived anywhere with carpets, only wooden floors, so I'm very inexperienced in cleaning them. I thought we could do with a new vacuum cleaner that would be good on those deep carpets, but have no idea which one to buy. We have no pets and are not planning on getting one anytime soon. In terms of budget I'm not sure I could justify spending £200-300 or even more on a vacuum cleaner, so was wondering if anyone could recommend a good one that costs in a region of £100-150 that works well on deep carpets. I don't mind whether it's upright or not, bagged or bagless, as long as its performance is excellent.

Many thanks

ontheball11 Tue 06-Dec-16 14:02:26

I've just purchased a Zanussi upright cleaner and it's fantastic on deep carpets.

NanTheWiser Tue 06-Dec-16 17:12:39

Might be a bit out of your price range, but I have a Sebo, which is excellent. Upright with bags, but they take absolutely ages to fill up. Brilliant suction, and they go on forever.

rabbit123 Fri 09-Dec-16 05:54:37

Another vote for Sebo uprights. The only vacuum (other than my parents Kirby which was over £1000 new) that lifts the carpet up and gets deep into the carpet. Ours is over 20 years old now and has always cleaned well & never broken

bunny85 Fri 09-Dec-16 17:11:57

Thank you all! Any other suggestions, just for comparison? smile

HopeClearwater Fri 09-Dec-16 18:39:36

I had Dyson and now Sebo (sorry for not mentioning another brand!) and the Sebo can cope with any floor surface. Does deep pile brilliantly. Best vacuum I've had.

bunny85 Mon 12-Dec-16 20:04:50

Ok, so after thinking long and hard about your recommendations, I decided to buy a Sebo. But which model? I'm lost again. I even called their customer service which politely asked me to google which model I like the most hmm (Very helpful. Not). So, any particular model which will suit my deep pile carpets? It's on the stairs as well so easy stairs cleaning feature is essential. Thanks again

rabbit123 Tue 13-Dec-16 05:05:48

X4 Extra! Brilliant on deep pile carpet. It has a built in computer and will automatically adjust to different carpets. It also comes with a full stair extension hose so you can leave the machine at the bottom of the stairs and clean all the way to the top without lifting it

rabbit123 Tue 13-Dec-16 07:13:21

Have a watch of this, it's a good demonstration

youtu.be/OndyoY5HL6g

monctonbelly Wed 14-Dec-16 15:48:04

another vote for the Sebo upright, it's really good on thick carpets.

CaroleService Sat 17-Dec-16 16:41:40

Mine developed the 'cutting out' fault that some of the reviews talk about. I wouldn't buy another.

Lynnzer Thu 07-Dec-17 18:56:46

I know it's been a while since this topic arose but I have found the same problem myself and stumbled on this thread.
As it's prominent on Google for someone searching for "best vacuum cleaner for deep pile carpets" I thought I'd add my own take on this.

So, we had a deep pile polypropylene carpet laid last week. Deep and soft, luxurious underfoot.

Got the Dyson (DC03) onto it and it just stuck. Couldn't push it and the belt started smelling and would no doubt have burned out if let running.

So on the advice of others I ordered a Hoover upright with height adjustable head. Not a chance. Same thing. Just clamped itself to the carpet and couldn't push it. Same day return implemented.

Found someone who swore by a Swift 200UK for their own deep pile carpet. They don't do them any more though.

So armed with a large cut-off of around 8ft I made it to Curry's to seek advice.

I tried more or less most of the makes mentioned here, sometimes with newer models if the old one wasn't available, and after much testing which had the Curry's representative scratching his head, I found only the Shark models were up to the job. Not all of them though. The battery operated ones were useless. The brushes in the head couldn't move.

So it was either the 600UK(T) or 800UK(T) which proved best.
They too stuck firmly to the carpet but sliding the vacuum release at the top of the handle across to around 70% open they did a damn good job.

I tried most models in either upright or drag around styles. The Meile was absolutely hopeless despite what others say on here.

I offered to leave my scrap of carpet in the store for others to use when faced with the same sort of problem but for safety reasons they can't do it. I recommend taking some of your own carpet scrap along to see for yourself but in any case I'm more than convinced that the models I say worked well are about as good as you can get.

I went for the 800UKT. It is the same as the 800UK but with the pet hair option and has all the tools with it BUT is around £90 less expensive although the same in every other respect.

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