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Old 11-24-04, 03:46 PM
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I need a new Vacuum Cleaner

My old 6 yr old Bissell vacumm just died. Made loud nise that scared the crap out of me. I need a new one. I live in an aprtment and have those annoying black marks here and there on the carpet, are there any new kinds of vacumms that double as a steamer, to help me fight the rug spots? Looking to spend about $200. What do you guys recommend in cleaners? Either regular plain old vacuum, or one with some kind of steamer. Thanks for any help otters.
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I recommend one that sucks.....
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threadcrapper, i'm being serious, and dont want any jokes or sly remarks please. Thank you
Old 11-24-04, 03:52 PM
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Usually the Hoover Windtunnel line gets decent reccomendations..
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those Windtunnels really that expensive?
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My wife has this one http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...&s=home-garden and seems to like it a lot. However, she does borrow our friends steam cleaner about once a month for the heavy trafficways.....
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Originally posted by ILikeDVD
threadcrapper, i'm being serious, and dont want any jokes or sly remarks please. Thank you
Hope that works out for you.
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My advice to you is to spend more than $200.
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Get a Dyson. I got a refurb from Amazon for hella cheap and it works like a charm... better than any vacuum I've ever used. Love it.
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I have a eureka whirlwind. works great, no bags to have to buy
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no jokes in otter? should've posted in bargains or something then. this thread sucks.
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Originally posted by Trigger
Get a Dyson. I got a refurb from Amazon for hella cheap and it works like a charm... better than any vacuum I've ever used. Love it.
My co-worker swears by it. Since getting a Dyson, sucking her dog's hair off the carpet is not an issue anymore.
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Yeah, I suppose that was pretty difficult for her before she got a vacuum.
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1 word- Oreck
It's great- very light weight, long lasting, and has a great reputation
check it out by going to the website or a local Oreck store.
You can even purchase on an installment plan with no financing-
Highly recommended
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Dyson is the obvious choice if you want to pay for quality. Those things are amazing. They won't steam, though. However, you can buy a spray carpet cleaner that will take care of those spots. The Dyson hype is real. It beats the shit out of any vacuum I've ever used, including the Oreck.

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Hoover is the way to go. No doubt about it. Grandmothers, Mom, & now me have all had hoovers and loved them.

I've tried Eureka's & Dirt Devil's and they just don't compare.

Hoover is built to last.
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Originally posted by brtcmfn
1 word- Oreck
It's great- very light weight, long lasting, and has a great reputation
check it out by going to the website or a local Oreck store.
You can even purchase on an installment plan with no financing-
Highly recommended
I've heard from more than one person that Oreck's are pieces of complete shit... they break and clog and are total garbage. Don't have any first-hand experince with them though and your testimony is the first positive I've heard about them (aside from their own commercials)

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Dyson is the obvious choice if you want to pay for quality. Those things are amazing. They won't steam, though. However, you can buy a spray carpet cleaner that will take care of those spots. The Dyson hype is real. It beats the shit out of any vacuum I've ever used, including the Oreck.

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I borrowed a new $300 hoover vac and a new hoover steam cleaner vac from my neighbor, vacuumed the living room twice, cleaned with the shampooer/steam vac, vacuumed again, and then tried my new Dyson...

First of all, the two initial vacuumings didn't seem to do anything, cuz once I steam cleaned all these cat-hair bundles appeared all over the place. These were all picked up by hand to make it a fair fight. The third vacuuming didn't yield anything really. Then I hit it with the Dyson and filled the cup... fucking filled it... with dirt. Most amazing thing I've ever seen (in terms of cleaning carpets). I think I paid like 250 or so for mine. Worth every penny.
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My recommendation is to buy a good quality vacuum. The dyson's appear to work well but the cheap plastic bits turned me off, I would concerned about longetivity. I bought a Riccar and it has been solid for the last 4 years, HEPA filter commercial quality fan amazing suction. We also have a newer Miele which is also very nice but better for hard floors (wood, tile, etc.) I have good opinions of Sebo also. Go to a vacuum store and talk to somebody that works on vacuums they will help guide you towards a good performing and reliable brand.

Skip the home grade steam cleaner you can never match the power of the professional truck. You might want a small spot cleaner to tide you over between annual profesional cleanings.
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Originally posted by cseyer
My recommendation is to buy a good quality vacuum. The dyson's appear to work well but the cheap plastic bits turned me off, I would concerned about longetivity. I bought a Riccar and it has been solid for the last 4 years, HEPA filter commercial quality fan amazing suction. We also have a newer Miele which is also very nice but better for hard floors (wood, tile, etc.) I have good opinions of Sebo also. Go to a vacuum store and talk to somebody that works on vacuums they will help guide you towards a good performing and reliable brand.


Most of my house is hardwood with only one room that is berber (sp), and we bought a Miele. It is, in a word, outstanding. On carpet, even its un-powered brush attachment works substantially better than our Hoover.

There is still at least one company that makes uprights the old fashioned way, with powerful motors and metal parts. I think the brand is Royal.
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Originally posted by das Monkey
Dyson is the obvious choice if you want to pay for quality. Those things are amazing. They won't steam, though. However, you can buy a spray carpet cleaner that will take care of those spots. The Dyson hype is real.
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I agree, Dyson is the way to go.

My wife did the carpets twice once day (don't ask) then I gave her the Dyson in the afternoon. She did the carpets again the Dyson picked up an AMAZING amount of dirt and cat hair. I would not have believed it had I not seen it. For the next week we fought over who got to vacuum.

Get a Dyson.
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For the next week we fought over who got to vacuum
gcbrowni: Let me suck!

gcbrowni's wife: No, let me suck!
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Originally posted by Shazam
gcbrowni: Let me suck!

gcbrowni's wife: No, let me suck!
We're not there yet.
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Originally posted by Numanoid
We're not there yet.
4.5/5
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Aside from Dyson, a Miele is another way to go... it's more expensive than even a Dyson I think, but I hear it's awesome.

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