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If you like your vacuum, what is it?

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ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Sat 24-Dec-16 07:37:10

Wanting to get a new vacuum cleaner but overwhelmed by the choice! Don't have the budget for a Dyson, so would love to know what vacuum cleaners you have that you rate.

I've seen a Vax for a good price but haven't had one before.

pinkpixie83 Sat 24-Dec-16 07:44:29

I have a hetty - a pink Henry. Love her. She's wonderful. When she goes wrong I will just replace. I think they are around £100

Atticmatic Sat 24-Dec-16 07:46:53

Shark Lift Away. It's ace. Best vac I've ever had and much better than a Dyson.

Gingerbreadmam Sat 24-Dec-16 07:47:20

Vac pet reach. Got this after a dyson and it is MILES better!

honeylou42 Sat 24-Dec-16 07:48:38

Henry ,we have tried loads and this is the best by far fsmile

ursuslemonade Sat 24-Dec-16 07:58:19

I have a Henry. Didn't want couldn't afford anything fancy when we needed a new one about 7 years ago and he is still going strong.

Strokethefurrywall Sat 24-Dec-16 08:00:06

IRobot Roomba (can't remember model) and I've named him Fabio. He's the new love of my life.
Also have Dyson v6 handheld thingy, also brilliant.

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Sat 24-Dec-16 08:20:09

Thank you all!

I am tempted by a Henry but my mum had one and it was so heavy...are they still?

rabbit123 Sat 24-Dec-16 12:33:01

We have a Sebo upright in the house and a Henry in the garage. The Sebo is absolutely brilliant. Henry is very good too but not quite as good as the Sebo.

I wouldn't say Henry is heavy, just awkward as it's bulky. But they're bomb proof and last forever.

My sister has just bought a lightweight Vax Air upright thing and likes it. I think she got a 5 year warranty with it too.

BitchyInnerMonologue Sat 24-Dec-16 12:37:28

Miele cat & dog. Even DH likes it.

RhinestoneCowgirl Sat 24-Dec-16 12:40:22

Ancient Miele (around 15 yrs) does the job. But it probably doesn't suffer from over use blush

Chokehold Sat 24-Dec-16 12:43:48

Henry (the more powerful one with more tools) can't remember what it's called. Love him!!

Badcat666 Sat 24-Dec-16 12:44:56

Loved my dead Henry, now have a Gtech.... wuv it so much

jerryfudd Sat 24-Dec-16 12:47:46

Have a hetty. She is heavy but I love her

nurseinwonderland Sat 24-Dec-16 12:48:56

I've got a Vax Reach. I love it. Wanted a Dyson but couldn't afford one, paid about £90 for my Vax. I'd had a Hoover and the belt snapped on a weekly basis and it didn't work on my hard floor in the conservatory.
My Grandmother has one of those cordless Dysons, I think it's rubbish compared to mine.

midnightlurker Sat 24-Dec-16 12:48:56

Henry Xtra. Wouldn't have anything else. Particularly love the carpet brush thing that brings it up like new every time.

Pancakeflipper Sat 24-Dec-16 12:49:47


CoolBananas Sat 24-Dec-16 12:55:39

Love my vax. Really easy to use/empty etc. It broke after 5 years and vax replaced it as still covered by the 6 year warranty.

Want2bSupermum Sat 24-Dec-16 12:58:19

We have a Miele that is 5 years old and it works like new still. The cordless Dyson that is six months old is broken. It was great while it worked but I expected it to last 3-4 years, not six months.

pinkblink Sat 24-Dec-16 13:04:53

Have you called dyson, Super mum? They exchanged mine no questions asked when it was about 3 months old and I had problems with the battery

NotCitrus Sat 24-Dec-16 13:05:17

Got an industrial Electrolux as used by office cleaners, in 1998. Still going strong and works well, much as I would like one with a retractable cord. MrNC worked on an industrial estate where a place sold industrial vacs, so he got an old model dirt cheap.

MIL burnt out two Dysons on first use. Apparently they weren't meant for dog hair or annual hoovering...

Want2bSupermum Sat 24-Dec-16 13:10:26

pink I've emailed them 3 times now and they keep sending replies to troubleshoot. I'm so close to shoving it where the sun doesn't shine.

LemonyFresh Sat 24-Dec-16 13:16:08

I bought a Vax pet upright (its purple, can't remember the proper name, maybe pet cadence?) for about £50 on Amazon and it is the best hoover I've ever owned - it picks up everything and the carpets look brand new after hoovering.

BackforGood Sat 24-Dec-16 13:19:46

Yes, they are heavy, but they have a lovely long hose so you aren't trying to balance them halfway up the stairs like I used to with my previous vac.

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Sat 24-Dec-16 13:21:49

I'm heartened by the Vax positive experiences...there's a bagless Power 8 one half price ATM for £60 and it would be good to get one that cheap if possible! It's been an expensive month.

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