Vacuum cleaners

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  1. Not_Punny

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    The last six or seven I have purchased have all sucked... in the bad way. And the last two died without permission.

    Suggestions for a vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors (no pun intended)?!
     
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    The ONLY vacuum cleaner that I truly enjoyed using was a Dyson I bought back when I still had delusions of grandeur; my ex took it in property settlement.

    For wood floors, I've found Swiffers are faboo.
     
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    I have had a Kirby, Electrolux and other high priced vacuum cleaners. About two years i read reviews and this one from Bissell got 5 stars. It is simply the best vacuum cleaner i have ever owned. Whats more amazing is the price. You can buy 3 of them for the price of one of the others. I will send you a pm with a link.
     
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    as a teen I liked my Uncles shop vac...it had a wide diameter hose to fit in... seems like I spent a lot of time out in the garage when I visited...
     
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    Interesting. They don't leave residue? (I thought they were more for tile and linoleum... just shows how much I know!)

    My condolences for the loss of your Dyson!! :tongue:


    Returning PM. Thanks for the link. :kiss:


    OMG... how, um.... adventurous.... :biggrin1: !!!
     
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    Well, honestly, I bought it because of a perfect storm of Florida humidity, a shedding chocolate lab and Berber carpets throughout. It was a fucking nightmare of yuck, and only the Dyson would do. It killed my Oreck, for instance (but I was never much of a fan of that contraption). I had tile in the kitchen, and the Dyson was great, so I presume that wood would have been fine.

    I don't get the "residue" question: it's a frankly superior machine. It left nothing but clean in its wake.

    Reading Mr Snakey's comment about his Kirby left me smiling. My last roommate was inordinately attached to his ancient, hoary Kirby which cost him hundreds yet didn't have a hose attachment :rolleyes:, plus the thing weighed like, what, ~35 lbs? It was a workout just getting that damned thing plugged in, let alone scraping it along the floor.

    Before the arthritis in my neck began limiting my mobility, the only real way to clean a wood floor for me was with a bucket and sponge, Mommy Dearest style. About once every three months I summon the courage (and meds) now to do the same with a stainless-steel scrubby to wash the white tile textured floors in my current apartment; Swiffers (wet and/or dry) only do so much, really.
     
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    dyson! i fully support. i forgot the model i just got not too long ago, but has a ton of attachments perfect for carpet, throw rugs, linoleum, hardwood, corners, yada yada -- basically it's like the king of vacuums.
     
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    LOL, I was talking about Swiffer pad residue, not Dyson residue. :eek::tongue:

    Stainless steel scrubby?! You're a brave man, bbucko!

    Right now, my only instrument of clean is a large shop-vac with limited mobility. I've been remodeling my 85 year old house for the last year... and I am hoping to be done enough so as to have a Christmas tree.

    I can't believe I almost bought a Kirby a couple of years ago. A salesman came around (complete with his coach on the phone), and had me hypnotized. (Here is an example of the Kirby scam) Fortunately, my hunny refused to let me spend that much money on a vacuum cleaner.
     
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    Huh, I'll check it out. :wink:
     
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    Wertheim. They suck good, come with a lifetime guarantee for sucking. Dyson are shit. Electrolux used to be the best, then they became electrosux.

    p.s. I hope you recycled your old ones Ms Punny.
     
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    Then I'm lucky I got my Electrolux when they were made well. It's 25 years old and still going strong, though I can't get the bags in shops anymore and have to order them from a specialist supplier on Ebay.
     
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    See, told ya so:) Or you told us so.
     
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    I use a swiffer with microfiber cloths I bought in bulk at the hardware store instead of the disposable cloths that swiffer sells, so there's no residue at all when I use a dry cloth. Like this. They don't fit perfectly, but it still works. The microfiber cloths can be washed in the washing machine and they can be used for double duty to clean the home as a cleaning rag, too. They're amazing on windows. The swiffer can double as a kind of mop if you spray the floor first with cleaning solution in a spray bottle. I prefer to use just vinegar and water or an extremely dilute bleach and water solution (3 tablespoons then fill up the rest of the 32 oz bottle). It's such a diluted amount that I cannot even smell the bleach, but it's enough to disinfect the floor. Vinegar also disinfects and is supposed to make a wood floor shine better than Murphy's floor soap.
     
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    You clean way too much, don't ya?
     
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    Lowe's sells Electrolux vacuum bags. Electrolux is my favorite.
     
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    Electrolux, Miele or Riccar. You need to buy a vacuum from a vacuum store, not from a place like WalMart or Target. You pay a lot more, but they will last you for years. The salesperson also knows what each model can do and what will be best for your needs, depending on the type of floors in your house.
     
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    LOL, not enough! :redface:
     
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    I was going to suggest a Miele, but wasn't sure if they sold them in the US.
    I have had mine forever now, and I like how the parts aren't made of thin plastic, that breaks if you touch it too hard.
    Something on my Miele was broken a while ago and I called their support asking if I could get a new piece, cause I wasn't gonna buy a whole new one because of one piece.
    They sent this piece to me for free! Now that's support!
     
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    I had my Electrolux for almost 25 years. When it finally gave up the ghost, I went through a number of vacuums. I have a Dyson now and loooooove it! I use it on everything - hard wood, tile as well as carpet. By far the best vacuum I've ever had. Sturdy, easy to use & clean. I have cats and it just tears through the cat hair. Worth every penny.
     
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