September 24, 2013 12:25 am at 12:25 am #610717Torah613TorahParticipant
Someone I know is looking for a strong, long-lasting, well-priced vacuum cleaner. What do you use and what do you recommend?September 24, 2013 12:36 am at 12:36 am #976163eclipseMember
Miele?September 24, 2013 12:45 am at 12:45 am #976164OutsiderMember
I honestly think you’re best off buying a cheaper vacuum cleaner and replacing it every few years. I think companies like Dyson and Kirby are huge rip offs. Good Luck.September 24, 2013 12:49 am at 12:49 am #976165YatzmichMember
Buy a Riccar. It may cost you a bit but it pulls dirt like you’ve never seen. It’s guaranteed from bumper to bumper for 5 years and it runs great. I have it for 10 years and it’s running strong.September 24, 2013 1:01 am at 1:01 am #976166yentingyentaParticipant
not cheap but worth it: Dyson. the one with the ball base is excellent. First one lasted 8 or so years. replaced it with a lighter model which is now 2 years old. newer models are so much easier to use than the old model. Definitely worth the 500$September 24, 2013 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #976167Torah613TorahParticipant
Eclipse: Did you use it? How long did it last? Which kind do you have?
Outsider: Thanks. Do you have experience with the different brands? Replacing them every 2-3 years sounds like a real headache.
Yatzmich: Thanks for the recommendation. How often do you use it?
Yentingyenta: Thank you! How often do you use it?September 24, 2013 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #976168yentingyentaParticipant
approx 4-6 rooms plus stairs at least once per week. depends on the week really. sometimes we use it once that week, sometimes its out 6 times. It also works on wood floors so we use it all over the house when its out of the closet.
oh and it def has the best wand and hose attachmentsSeptember 24, 2013 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #976169☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I bought a refurbished Electrolux (from before the name was bought by a different company) and it’s been very reliable.September 24, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #976170YatzmichMember
Definitely 3 or 4 times a weekSeptember 24, 2013 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #976171OutsiderMember
I’m from Ohio, so I feel a sort of special allegiance to Hoover!
While I can’t say that I use them vigorously, I’ve never had to replace a vacuum more often than once every 6-8 years.
I did have a bad experience with a black and decker handheld vacuum though. It never worked very well.September 25, 2013 1:34 am at 1:34 am #976172BostonerParticipant
This was the best vacuum I ever bought:
Hoover Platinum Lightweight Upright Vacuum with Canister, Bagged, UH30010COM
I got it before Pesach and it has been wonderful. It was $246 from Amazon.com. It is an upright, but also comes with a shoulder-held mini-vacuum which is perfect for stairs & cars. Both the upright and the mini-vac have long cords, so you don’t have to unplug going from room to room.
This was my 4th vacuum after 25+ years of marriage. The first was a Kenmore canister – worked great for 15 years, so when it died I got a new Kenmore canister for $350. It broke twice in three years, costing $75 to fix it each time. Then I got a cheap one at Target. It lasted 2 yers but wasn;t the best.
I hope this is helpful!September 25, 2013 2:25 am at 2:25 am #976173commonsenseParticipant
I’ve had kenmore cannisters for over 20 years and I’ve been very happy with them. I am on my third. The second was working fine but i had to get rid of it because of something that got in it. The one I have now is 11+ yrs old and still works fine ba”h.
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