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henry or dyson

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we were going to get the dc25 dyson ball but now wondering whether to get that or a henry. any advice or where to buy a henry? i dont know any henry models. rep for help please? Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
we were going to get the dc25 dyson ball but now wondering whether to get that or a henry. any advice or where to buy a henry? i dont know any henry models. rep for help please?
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
The principle difference between an upright and a cylinder vacuum cleaner is the fact that the former has beaters in the part that contacts with the floor. These beat the carpet and cause the particles of dirt to bounce a little so that the vacuum can draw them more easily. Hence the old slogan from Hoover back in the Sixties "Beats as it sweeps as it cleans." Some more expensive cylinder vacuum cleaners have a beater in the head at the end of the vacuum pipe, but simple vacuum on its own is not nearly as effective.

If the Henry you are considering has a beater in the head then you may be OK. Personally I'd always go with the upright unless I lived somewhere where storage space is at a minimum.
#2
I have had them all.LOL
Henry very good used in offices very hardy dont go wrong clean well.
Dyson. Heavy cleans well but only for a while give up just after warranty ends.
Bissell fantastic sucks dirt up and carpet lol light
The boss loves it .
we have 2 of these cos liked first one so much within 2 day ordered 2nd and is boxed in garage for when this one gives up.She hovers 2/3 times a day now .Mad i know but house is clean.
Link shows model i have a bit pricy now but go down to £40.00 ish now and again

http://www.bisselldirect.co.uk/product/1026

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/201656/bissell-lift-off-reconditioned-now-/
Looking at offer my one is 15 months old and still going strong
Hope this helps you
#3
bigwheels
I have had them all.LOL
Henry very good used in offices very hardy dont go wrong clean well.
Dyson. Heavy cleans well but only for a while give up just after warranty ends.
Bissell fantastic sucks dirt up and carpet lol light
The boss loves it .
we have 2 of these cos liked first one so much within 2 day ordered 2nd and is boxed in garage for when this one gives up.She hovers 2/3 times a day now .Mad i know but house is clean.
Link shows model i have a bit pricy now but go down to £40.00 ish now and again

http://www.bisselldirect.co.uk/product/1026

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/201656/bissell-lift-off-reconditioned-now-/
Looking at offer my one is 15 months old and still going strong
Hope this helps you
Funny that you've had problems with your Dyson, that only lasted until the warranty expired. We've had our 501 for about 10 years now and it's very reliable. And Dyson have a very good after sales service that is very helpful indeed. They'll even send someone out to you (at a cost, of course) if you can't fix a problem yourself under their guidance on the phone.
#4
Afterburner
Funny that you've had problems with your Dyson, that only lasted until the warranty expired. We've had our 501 for about 10 years now and it's very reliable. And Dyson have a very good after sales service that is very helpful indeed. They'll even send someone out to you (at a cost, of course) if you can't fix a problem yourself under their guidance on the phone.


I no
But machine was still working i use to clean car sucks ok but
Even with a full strip down clean of parts tubes filters etc new brushes belt etc just dont clean the carpet.
Cleans car very well
#5
bigwheels
I no
But machine was still working i use to clean car sucks ok but
Even with a full strip down clean of parts tubes filters etc new brushes belt etc just dont clean the carpet.
Cleans car very well
Sounds like the motor isn't running at full operation. Maybe time to call Dyson? :-D
#6
just go to the tip and see how many dysons you see there. the repair shop guy i spoke to said they are always breaking. now henry on the other hand....you'll never have to buy another hoover!
#7
I have had two dysons and both are working fine - never had any problems. One is 10yrs old and is used and abused (even clearing up builder rubble) but still works fine. The other is only 2yrs old.

The office cleaner where i work has had two henry's in the last fve years and although they seem to be reliable they have very little suction compared to either of the dyson's I've used.
#8
thankyou everyone for the advice, given me something to think about
#9
Don;t know where you are izzyboy, but there's a place in Luton that sells Henrys (and George / Hetty and everything else) which is cheaper than anywhere else we found, although that was a few years ago after we'd gone through a vacuum a year for about 4 years. We have a Henry Extra, which came with an extra attachment that has spinning brushes like an upright does - it's been great in our house full of moulting pets. Let me know if you want to know more, as I'll have to look up the details for the shop.
banned#10
i would persanlly get the henry realy good suction wich lasts unlike the dyson after a few yrs of use the dysons usualy break
#11
cattarn
Don;t know where you are izzyboy, but there's a place in Luton that sells Henrys (and George / Hetty and everything else) which is cheaper than anywhere else we found, although that was a few years ago after we'd gone through a vacuum a year for about 4 years. We have a Henry Extra, which came with an extra attachment that has spinning brushes like an upright does - it's been great in our house full of moulting pets. Let me know if you want to know more, as I'll have to look up the details for the shop.


thankyou, we live in yorkshire though so would be too far. with the extras would you say they are both as good as each other? i thought it was a good point about the beater brush. many thanks
#12
izzyboy5
thankyou, we live in yorkshire though so would be too far. with the extras would you say they are both as good as each other? i thought it was a good point about the beater brush. many thanks


I think our henry extra is better than our uprights ever were - it's lasted longer and seems to pick up our animals hair more effectively on a long term basis. I'd certainly recommend the brand to anyone. If you have hard wood or lino floors the normal attachment works really well, but on thick pile carpets or those that are very hairy the roller brush attachment works better.
Hope this helps
#13
Henry deffo!! (or hetty lol)...best vacum I've ever had...IMO far better than my mums dyson!

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