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Old 01-04-06, 09:17 PM   #1
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my vacuum cleaner just broke after an intensive 6 hour cleaning session
i was wondering what brand of vacuums you guys use, and what which model i should get to replace my old one

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Old 01-04-06, 09:27 PM   #2
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Nothing sucks like an Electrolux!
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Old 01-04-06, 09:47 PM   #3
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Old 01-04-06, 10:17 PM   #5
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I have a Miele which I got from a vacuum dealer. It was HIGHLY recommended as one of the best vacuums. I paid $300.

You know what? I could have got the same quality from a $100-$150 vacuum. If this ever dies, I think I'll try to get a Rainbow like my parents had.....that thing could suck up dirt from a clean carpet.
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Old 01-05-06, 08:13 AM   #7
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+1 for Dirt Devil. I have this light little sweeper thing that works really well and doesn't take up the space of a big vacum.
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Old 01-05-06, 08:38 AM   #8
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Mieles are great, but pricey. I have an Electrolux Oxygen (or is it Eureka??) anyways, it's designed in Sweden and is very cute. It also has the fancy filter and is very quiet. Works great, looks great...
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Old 01-05-06, 09:31 AM   #9
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Kirby, just amazing. However extremely overpriced.
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Old 01-05-06, 09:42 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Stacey
Nothing sucks like an Electrolux!
That's the truth! I had one that died after two years, of course just out of warentee. USD200 the damn thing cost. I went with a $75 Samsung that works just fine.

Whatever you do find one that has a reusable cloth dust bag, no more buying or running out of bags.
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Old 01-05-06, 09:45 AM   #11
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What were you doing to that poor vacuum cleaner for six hours????

And to answer your question: Dirt Devil
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Here is a text file with consumer reports ratings. As a side note, it needs to be mentioned that no vacuum cleaner works well if it is not maintained. I have seen people throw out perfectly good vacuums just because they didn't know that the airway was plugged up with junk.

I have a Bissel at home that was a gift and it is pretty new. Yet occasionally i have to dismantle all of the filter mech. and clean everything to get maximum suction. It is one of those bagless units and they have a host of filters that must be kept clean or the suction goes downhill fast!
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Old 01-05-06, 11:15 AM   #13
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We bought a Kirby over ten years ago and it was the best homemaking decision we've ever made. Yes, it was expensive, (over $1000), but with three dogs, three cats and three kids, we were wearing out vacuums every few years. It is worth every dime. When we do finally kill this one, we'll buy another.

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