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    Vacuum cleaners - Recommendations please

    Hi all,

    Due to our 10 year old Panasonic upright finally going pop, we are in the market for a new upright.

    The 2 main criteria are that it is a) light and b) suitable for pet hairs.

    any suggestions and of course any hot deals would be welcome.

    PC

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    hi
    i use this one and it is really good at picking up dog hairs

    Morphy Richards Pets Bagged Cylinder Cleaner.they also do a upright aswell

    upright 4061124 in argos

    abit expensive but its good

    Why an upright?
    The reason I ask is that with cylinder cleaners,as it is the hose bit you vacuum with and the machine is dragged on wheels,they are actually very light to use.They also tend to be better for carrying up and down stairs due to their compact size.

    For some reason folk think that cylinders are heavy but in actual fact they tend to be lighter to use.(I did use to work in electrical retailing)
    Also you can get turbo brush heads for them which are great for pet hairs.

    Just a thought for you,is all.Maybe pop to your local comet etc and give one a go.

    Welcome to HUKD Pine Cladding

    i recently bought a miele for pets and it is excellent
    they are a bit pricey but u get 2 years warrantly and they are built to last

    Original Poster

    muckypup

    Why an upright?



    Just personal preference really. As we both (me and the wife) suffer from the occasional bad back, we find it easier to push a cleaner in front rather than pull behind.

    We have tried to use cylinders and both find an upright easier to use.

    Price wise, our budget is up to £200

    For your consideration

    Dyson dc03 ]link here £165 delivered

    Dyson dc18 ]link here "219.75 delivered

    I have chosen Dysons because i do think that they are the best uprights,certainly for pet hairs(I have 3 cats).These are both lightweight cleaners DC03 6.9kg and DC18 6.6kg.

    Here is a link to the Dyson website ]click here this takes you to the 2nd cleaner(DC18) whick I know is a bit over budget,but I think is the better of the two,slightly less weight and good for allergies which is useful with pets etc.you can also navigate around at the the other cleaners in their range.

    Hope this helps.

    Original Poster

    Although the Dysons look the part, I have heard there is a reliability problem with them, with bits breaking, splitting or burning out. One of my work colleagues swears by them but others say stay away - So, as far a Dyson is concerned, The jury is still out.

    I have read good things about Sebo. Anyone had any experience?

    Pine Cladding

    Although the Dysons look the part, I have heard there is a reliability … Although the Dysons look the part, I have heard there is a reliability problem with them, with bits breaking, splitting or burning out. One of my work colleagues swears by them but others say stay away - So, as far a Dyson is concerned, The jury is still out.I have read good things about Sebo. Anyone had any experience?


    Don't know anything about Sebo I'm afraid.

    As for Dyson,my personal experience is good.I got one of the first cleaners they made and only replaced it 18months ago,not because it had given up the ghost,but because I wanted a newer machine,bit better cyclonics and easier dust emptying jobbie.I personally do not know anyone with reliability problems and pratically everyone I know has a Dyson.

    The thing with vacuums(and this applies to all) you would not believe what folk think they capable of picking up.Having 12 years electrical retailing experience with the electricity board(as they were) I saw 100's of vacuums come in for repair,8 times out of 10 I would guess,there was no fault with the machine,it was due to blockages,not replacing belts and general maintenance that is required with EVERY cleaner.
    Also,the amount of rubble,yes I mean builders rubble etc,that we found was astonishing.I even remembered a case where the engineer removed a yellow duster that had got into the motor of one vacuum cleaner!!

    Anyway,I suppose it does not help with your Sebo request :oops: but another thing to bear in mind is that Dyson are the top selling brand and have been for some time(like Hoover used to be).Some will have faults,again,like anything,so when you sell x amount of machines there is more chance that you will find a dissatisfied customer,but my opinion is that these are the exception and not the rule.

    Meile do very good vacuums but i think they just do cylinders,they are very reliable though.

    me again:-D

    Had a look at Sebo for ya.Whilst I have not come across this make I must say,from what I have read,they seem to be good,lots of magazine recommendations etc.Prices seem to start from about £180 upwards,the ones recommended for pet hair are the solid body ones which are a bit heavier at 7.3kg.

    For a range of Sebos and good prices here is a link ]click here they do free delivery or pay £4 extra for next day.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all your help.

    I finally plumped for ]this one , a Sebo X4 Extra nearly £50 cheaper than John Lewis!

    Pine Cladding

    Thanks for all your help. I finally plumped for ]this one , a Sebo X4 … Thanks for all your help. I finally plumped for ]this one , a Sebo X4 Extra nearly £50 cheaper than John Lewis!


    Glad you are sorted:)

    I think,from what I have read,you have made a good choice.That website was the cheapest I found,a good saving made.
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