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NOW CLOSED Try out the new Globe Hoover and get to keep it after testing

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 25-Jul-12 10:09:19

Hoover are looking for 5 Mumsnetters to put the new Globe Hoover to the test.

This is what Hoover says about the product: "Globe is Hoover's new manoeuvrable range of vacuum cleaners containing patented twist and steer technology allowing you to easily glide around furniture. The compact and lightweight design combines with a self aligning locking mechanism and directional control meaning that Globe is not only easy to manoeuvre but it also effortlessly negotiates obstacles and corners."

In order to really test what the Globe can do, Hoover will be setting challenges for testers to undertake during the trial and then asking them to add their feedback to a thread on MN and, if possible, send in pictures and/or video footage. The challenges include vacuuming around obstacles in the home, hard to reach places and stairs, cleaning up after pets etc. Please note that if you supply any video or photo footage, it may appear on MN, YouTube and/or Facebook.

This product test is open to all UK Mumsnetters with at least one child. If you wish to take part in this trial please sign up here.

Everyone who takes part in the product test and leaves their feedback gets to keep the Globe Hoover after testing (RRP £229). There will also be an additional £30 Amazon voucher up for grabs for the tester who sends in the best video or photo of them doing the challenges.

Thanks and good luck!

BIWI Wed 25-Jul-12 10:34:29

Hmm. Very tempting, Helen. The only, and rather massive flaw, in this is that I would have to actually do the vacuuming.

So on that basis, I'm out.


ditavonteesed Wed 25-Jul-12 10:38:13

signed up, anything that can help with my permanently furry house is a winner for me. smile

PeggyCarter Wed 25-Jul-12 11:04:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TequilaMockinBird Wed 25-Jul-12 11:06:41

Done smile

<crosses fingers>

DanyTargaryen Wed 25-Jul-12 11:10:19


LegoAcupuncture Wed 25-Jul-12 11:10:20

God, yes please! Have an ancient (2nd hand) vaccuum cleaner and would love a new one.

SuePurblybilt Wed 25-Jul-12 11:11:11

I've signed up, my dog has seen off menny menny hoovers in his time (well, his hair has) - we'd give it a jolly good workout!

LetUsPrey Wed 25-Jul-12 11:17:25

I've signed up. After much research by me earlier this year/last year, we bought a Miele. DH - who does the bulk of the vacuuming - loathes it and says it's rubbish. I don't want to have to Leave The Bastard for dissing Miele so hopefully he can have a new one to try out.

SuePurblybilt Wed 25-Jul-12 11:20:40

No! The Miele is on my list of things to buy with my lottery win this weekend! Really shit?

SuePurblybilt Wed 25-Jul-12 11:21:30

Actually Ljups, that was a shameless stealth boast and it ALMOST got past me.

You can afford a Miele
Your DH does most of the hoovering

Boasty Boasterson. grin

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 25-Jul-12 11:22:12

Signed up - it has to be an improvement on the crappy Dyson I curse on a fortnightly daily basis!

LetUsPrey Wed 25-Jul-12 11:25:02

grin Sjue.

He also cooks.

But thankfully doesn't look like Steven Seagal.

Cokeaholic Wed 25-Jul-12 11:47:00

Well, my husband was responsible for the awkward lump of a miele which I for one find a right faff and not easy to manoeuvre (sp??).

He is blinded by gadgetry and product snobbery however and practical every day use didn't factor in the purchasing process.

InMySpareTime Wed 25-Jul-12 11:59:49

Done. I hope its lightweight manoeuvrable design means the DCs will use it more often than they use the ancient Dyson, I might have to pay them more than 10p a room too!

MyDogShitsMoney Wed 25-Jul-12 12:11:58

Oh my flipping G, I reeeaaaaallly need to get picked for this one!

I flipping love hoovering.

Ok, that's a lie, but I do do it a bloody lot.

I have a dog, 2 cats, a crawling baby and a crappy Dyson that won't work on my crappy laminate floor so I have to take the nozzle out and do it with the weird brush attachment thingy. (which I incidentally use for every cleaning job including the front door step)

I have to hoover every hour or so at the moment because the bloody animals won't stop bloody moulting every-fucking-where angry

See my sad face sad, please pick me sad.

PersonalClown Wed 25-Jul-12 12:16:16

I've signed up. Anything has to be better than the 'Turbo' brush on my Vax.
I could sue them for false advertising on that alone!!

My hair or the Doodle's fur and it's blocked.

UnChartered Wed 25-Jul-12 12:19:08

i've signed DH up for this too


SuePurblybilt Wed 25-Jul-12 12:28:58

I think 'pet' vacuums must actually be shitter than the bog standard version. I have to brush my carpets with a stiff brush first and regularly have at the brush head with scissors. DD and I both have long hair, which adds to the woe.

MNHQ, have I mentioned how good I would be at this test? Cos I would be. I'd have a mini obstacle course for that vacuum, it'd be like Vacuum Boot Camp.

Pascha Wed 25-Jul-12 12:30:01

I've signed up but if I do get it this will mean my husband might actually make me do some hoovering. It can't possibly be worse than the second hand dyson which does bugger all.

I hate hoovering. I love new gadgets though.

ForestFloor Wed 25-Jul-12 12:37:48

Signed up! Another sufferer of DH-will-choose-the-technology Dyson. He reckoned it was the best on the market when he we bought it.
He has to do the lugging about now, as it is like moving a small, but dense darlek around the house. A darlek that isn't much interested in cleaning, either.

I'd love to test drive a Globe - it sounds ideal for us. I did boggle a bit at one of the pictures on the website. It reminded me somewhat of a rampant rabbit blush. Was that just me? grin

walkingonthemoon Wed 25-Jul-12 12:42:06

Signed up

shelley72 Wed 25-Jul-12 12:57:41

signed up for this. have been through 2 dysons, a samsung and NOTHING keeps the bloody carpets clean. would be impressed if it works!

ColumboIsMyHero Wed 25-Jul-12 13:01:21

Ooo pls pick me. Similar to MyDog I've got two cats, a dog, a crawling child and a 3 yo. And a DH who thinks that a fairy hoovers or rather that because we have a cleaner once a week we never need to hoover in between and I've got really crap weak hands so need something light and maneouvreable

Tee2072 Wed 25-Jul-12 13:02:16

Me! Me! Me! grin

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