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Does a vacuum cleaner exist that continues to function as it should beyond its first 6 months/year....

(42 Posts)
TooTicky Sat 11-Aug-07 19:55:16

....without needing constant attention and mollycoddling?

Gobbledigook Sat 11-Aug-07 20:08:00

Yep, you need a Miele

Trinityrhino Sat 11-Aug-07 20:09:14

I was seriously pissed off with it after a year but then I realised that you need to clean filter every 6 months it's amazing

irishbird Sat 11-Aug-07 20:11:20

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charliecat Sat 11-Aug-07 20:16:33

panasonic bagless about 60 quid, been threw the wars and still sucks the carpet off the floor

nooka Sat 11-Aug-07 20:26:32

I have a Henry. We have had it for about 11 years, it's never had a problem (apart from picking up a nasty smell for a couple of weeks), and still sucking away happily now. Oh, and it has a smiley face

Whooosh Sat 11-Aug-07 20:27:45


Spidermama Sat 11-Aug-07 20:28:35

Another vote for Henry here. Light, simple and it sucks like there's no tomorrow.

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 11-Aug-07 20:30:41


XcupcakemummyX Sat 11-Aug-07 20:39:37

henry and you can get it in pink called hetty

StarryStarryNight Sat 11-Aug-07 20:51:18

I have had my Miele for 3 years now. Still going strong. Very strong indeed. Strongest vacuum cleaner I have had. Pricey, but worth it.

Prior to Miele I bought a new cheapy vacuum cleaner twice a year.


CantSleepWontSleep Sat 11-Aug-07 21:12:33

Have had my Maytag for 6 years btw.

tortoise Sat 11-Aug-07 21:14:01

Had my Dyson 3 years now and still going strong.

MintChocChippyMinton Sat 11-Aug-07 21:15:43

My dyson is going strong after several years but i must confess it doesn't get used on a daily basis

CarGirl Sat 11-Aug-07 21:17:47

I have had a miele for 7.5 years and it's still going strong

peanutbear Sat 11-Aug-07 21:18:24

my dyson blew up!!! but i didnt change the filter now i have a bisell also rubbish will be googling a meile now to find out what they are !!!!

whomovedmychocolate Sat 11-Aug-07 21:19:03

I am in love with my Dyson, but you do have to remember to wash the filters and the pipes every few months and not use it to suck up plasterdust (killed first one), or catfood (made number two smelly and useless).

Am quite enticed by the idea of a Hetty though

Apparently upright Dysons aren't as good as the sit down ones (I have the top of the range one because we have smelly hairy cats and it's really the dogs biscuits).

Piffle Sat 11-Aug-07 21:20:13

we traded in out shite old cumbersome dyson for a fab miele revolution about a yr ago
it kicks ass

CarGirl Sat 11-Aug-07 21:21:09

I recommended a miele to MIL to clear up after her numerous house cats, she previously had a dyson, she is much happier witht the miele and it's much lighter to carry etc.

doglover Sat 11-Aug-07 22:19:08

Can thoroughly reccomend Sebo.

aviatrix Sat 11-Aug-07 22:20:36

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mabelmurple Sat 11-Aug-07 22:22:32

I've had my Sebo for about 15 years - admittedly it doesn't get overused, but it's never gone wrong [touch wood icon] and is good with pet hair.

TooTicky Sat 11-Aug-07 23:21:31

Wow! Thanks everybody. I will do some research. Dirt Devils are shit btw and the Electrolux we have atm needs almost as much attention as the dcs and has none of their charm.

BracingAir Sat 11-Aug-07 23:30:48

another vote for henry here

tobysmumkent Sat 11-Aug-07 23:44:01

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