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Need a new hoover, recommendations please..

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maishoffwcingras Sun 17-Mar-13 18:17:02

so, our hoover has finally died, a Miele Cylinder one. It's lasted years and has worked really well. Need to get a new one to replace it and so confused as to what to get. Do I go for another Miele or try a Dyson? If so, which one?

Toying with the idea of the Animal DC44 cordless one but am worried about the expense if it doesn't end up being powerful enough to be the main hoover. Love the idea of a lightweight cordless one though but how good are they really?

We have a 3 bed house, mainly wooden floors with a few large rugs. 2 young DCs, no pets

plantsitter Sun 17-Mar-13 18:20:13

We have that DC44 and it is really ace. You have to empty the cylinder every time you use it but that's quite good fun because you can see all the crap you've picked up.

However the charge only lasts 20 min. we haven't run out of charge yet but we have a small house (and, if I'm honest, are a bit slack about housework).

TallGiraffe Sun 17-Mar-13 18:24:47

Get a sebo! We have the automatic one and it detects the type of floor and adjusts accordingly. Ours gets used a lot (too many pets) and no problems at all.

maishoffwcingras Sun 17-Mar-13 18:25:09

so would you say it's as good as a 'normal' hoover?

It would be fun a challenge to try and do the whole house in 20 minutes. Once the charge has gone, how long does it take to recharge it so you can use it again?

maishoffwcingras Sun 17-Mar-13 18:36:48

are sebo those robot ones & don't they cost ££££££££?

SpringyReframed Sun 17-Mar-13 18:42:00

Another vote for Sebo. They are a German brand of vacuum cleaner, nothing robotic! I have the X4 one. I discovered them on Amazon as they had the best reviews and most satisfied customers. I've had mine about 3 years and it is fantastic in every way. I have wooden floors and carpets too and it does both equally well. I goes completely horizontal too so I can get it right under the beds too. Its very easy to manoeuvre and the bags are easily changed.

PigletJohn Sun 17-Mar-13 19:48:10

Would you prefer an upright or another cylinder?

I gather you have few fitted carpets.

maishoffwcingras Sun 17-Mar-13 19:49:15

I don't know why but I think I would prefer a cylinder (thinking of stairs maybe?)
We only have 1 room with fitted carpet

PigletJohn Sun 17-Mar-13 19:51:03

Then get another Miele.

There's nothing better.

Pancakeflipper Sun 17-Mar-13 19:51:21

Sebo. Had ours 10 yrs and it survived being used 40 times a day during a huge build we did.

Or Miele.

Dyson's are not what they used to be now they are mass produced in China

maishoffwcingras Sun 17-Mar-13 19:55:28

if a Dyson's a no-no I might stick with what I know then and get another Miele (boring)

TallGiraffe Sun 17-Mar-13 21:19:01

The sebo has a stair attachment so you can use it like a cylinder too!

This is mine and yes afraid you do have to push it around rather than it doing the hoovering for you <dreams of having a Hoover that magically cleans the house>

maishoffwcingras Mon 18-Mar-13 10:45:56

giraffe does it do a whole flight of stairs with the main hoover at the bottom or do you have to carry it up & balance it on the stairs half way up, or do one lot from the top IYKWIM? (I know everyone has a different amount of stairs but..)

TallGiraffe Mon 18-Mar-13 11:31:09

I have the stair attachment attached to an extra long hose that I keep separately. Our stairs have a landing part way up but I can do the whole lot from the bottom (15 steps).

ThePieSmuggler Mon 18-Mar-13 11:45:20

We have the Miele with the parquet floor attachment - best money I've ever spent on a household appliance!

chocosaurus Tue 19-Mar-13 04:03:36

Another vote for sebo. I love mine and have converted many friends. Had mine for six years and still works like it was new.

VestaCurry Tue 19-Mar-13 04:52:59


Fluffycloudland77 Tue 19-Mar-13 08:13:20


NanTheWiser Tue 19-Mar-13 17:52:22


maishoffwcingras Tue 19-Mar-13 22:12:47

so far, Sebo and Miele have equal amount of votes
Am wondering which would take up more cupboard space - am guessing Sebo?

PigletJohn Tue 19-Mar-13 23:44:46

Decide first:

do you want an upright, or do you want a cylinder?

NotAnotherPackedLunch Tue 19-Mar-13 23:47:27


Passiveaggressivecakeeater Wed 20-Mar-13 00:09:03

Henrietta. grin

ATouchOfStuffing Wed 20-Mar-13 00:22:31

Dyson and Vax both didn't suck arse.

Daughteroughter Wed 20-Mar-13 00:26:17


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