I'm wanting to ditch our heavy plug in vacuum cleaner for a versatile cordless stick model to do hard floors, carpet, sofas and car. Most say the charge lasts for 20 minutes. Is this really long enough? Does anyone have one that lasts longer? I really want a Dyson v7 Total Clean but can't justify the price. Does anyone have experience of the Dyson v6 Total Clean or the Gtech Power Floor? Are they any good?
That's interesting. I just read a review where someone said the fluffy head wasn't necessary. I could perhaps save some money and get the Dyson Animal if it will do the job. Will research that model now.
I have a shark lift away corded and roomba robot for daily clean ups. I completely agree gtech break v quickly, dreadful noise, don't pick up and customer service trying to get refund when it all goes wrong - woeful.
Thanks to everyone for your help. I have decided to go for the Dyson Animal v8. Only £50 more than the v7. I think it should be fine on hard floors from what I've read and has good attachments for sofas and car. Still a lot for a vacuum cleaner but am very excited to hopefully have something versatile and easy to use.
Just an update I now have the Dyson v8 animal and it is brilliant. Well worth the money. My carpets have never looked so clean. It's quiet, light, really easy to empty, and you can simply change the head and dust with it too. The charge lasts for ages too. I absolutely love using it and now do a quick vacuum round most days. Highly recommend.
RedKcat, I would be interested to hear how it lasts long-term (if you can bother to come back and update this thread in a year!). I found all of the 5 Dysons I had were amazing for the first six months but none of them lasted more than 2 years which I didn't think was good value for money. I do have two very hairy dogs though so I think I ask more of my vacuum cleaners than most people!
Good point. We have a v6 which is about 2 years old and just about dead. It seems to clog up really easily (although 2 years of hoovering dog and cat fur may explain this). It lasts about 5 minutes before it starts pulsing on and off. Maybe that's how long cleaners last these days, just a shame.
We have a Dyson V6 that appeared to be terminally ill. To be fair, it's used by the family rather than me, and it hadn't been looked after.
I took it apart and cleaned every part thoroughly. Yuk. Still cut out after a couple of minutes. Phoned Dyson and they identified it needing a new battery - wasn't sure if it was the battery or charger that was faulty.
Got new battery from Amazon for £35 and it's now as good as new.