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hoover/vacum cleaner - which one?

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DLI Sun 12-Jul-09 20:35:29

My hoover is slowly dying on me and i need to replace it. i have a ds who is five and a dog who sheds hair badly so i need a hoover that will work well. i cannot afford a dyson but have heard some bad reports about them in any event.

I have had an electrolux, hoover and samsung in the past. This last one was a cylinder hoover and i now want to go back to an upright. What can anyone recommend? My budget is about £100 but the more i can save the better.


notnowbernard Sun 12-Jul-09 20:37:11


The builders' choice

anchovies Sun 12-Jul-09 20:44:38

I know you said an upright but I'd personally get a Miele. This one is within your budget and code PEGP or maybe SHD1 should give an extra 10% and free delivery

LovingTheRain Tue 14-Jul-09 07:36:12

The Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner is fantastic grin I think it's called "Dyson DC24 Allfloors" or something like that!

The cylinder which collects the dirt is quite small but I empty it everyday so it's fine

ChristieF Tue 14-Jul-09 11:22:49

I've had a Vax cylinder for 18 years and it's fantastic. Never broken down and suction great. Also have a website where you can order bits like the reuseable cloth bag I use with it. We have 2 dogs and 2 sons so it's worked hard. Would only ever buy Vax. It was dear at the time - £150 or so but worth the money. Everyone I know who's had a Dyson finds it breaks down on them. Not sure they last very long and the prices are ridiculous.

CherryChoc Tue 14-Jul-09 11:24:54

Ooh, would like advice as well. Similar budget. Does the vax do ordinary vaumming as well, I thought they were carpet shampooers?

ChristieF Tue 14-Jul-09 13:37:23

My old vax which I still use is the orange cylinder which is a combi hoover and carpet washer. You can still buy then and they have many others to choose from these days. I only use that as a hoover. It's a hassle to switch it to a carpet cleaner. I recently bought an upright Vax that just washes carpets. Very impressed. Washes flat carpets and has a tube that does upholstery and stairs. Look in Argos or on Amazon. Vax has a great choice of hoovers. I always buy the middle price in appliances.

SparkyToo Fri 31-Jul-09 22:47:19

look at a Sebo - they're great. I've had mine for 10 years and it's still going strong.

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