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    My vacuum sucks

    Since you guys are all good a vacuuming peoples wallets I'd just thought I'd ask opinions on whats a good vacuum cleaner these days?
    90% of everything is crap...except for crap, because crap is 100% crap

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    Take your pick......they all suck!

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    Kirby, because they also blow!, and Dyson, since they have balls!.

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    Ok, so Fezz and Uncut are the class clowns.
    90% of everything is crap...except for crap, because crap is 100% crap

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    Are you talking about a home vacuum or to vacuum out an edger? Because any shop vac is fine for that. For your home, my money is on Dyson. I've owned one for the last 7 years, and they are the best vac under 1000 bucks. And FYI, the commercials say they don't loose suction, but they do. You have to actually clean them out ever 6 months or so, but they go right back to working like brand new once you've done that. Also, they're customer service is great. I've called them with questions, and anyone of them can walk you through taking one apart with their eyes closed.

    It's a sad day in your life when something like a vacuum can bring you such joy, but I'm there.
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    Actually the best are those new turbine plastic jobs with loads of filters in them whci have to be washed, and they do not cost a fortune/
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    Oh boy!! I just got a new vacuum...it's an Oreck. I love it!! I had a Bissell bagless, and it was OK. I got a Bissell first because I have a Bissell Carpet Cleaner at home and it does a great job, so I thought the bissell vacuum would be just as good. Eh...not as great as I thought. But I found the Oreck, started vacuuming with that thing and wham-o pulled the nap right back up!!! I'm so happy...my carpet has "tracks" now!
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    Shark Navigator for home,

    Home Depot brand shop vacfor Generator/Edger (NOT SHOP VAC, I've been through 5 in the past 3 years, contractor series)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIMLESS View Post
    Ok, so Fezz and Uncut are the class clowns.
    Touche'...

    My respose was a serious one, even by jest.

    I have many old Kirby machines that have done twenty plus years of daily vacuum duties in commercial street level locations, picking up rocks, sand, contruction debris(sheetrock) nails screws, and have survived, to be delegated to garage or workshop duty, in retirement.

    The Dyson machines are a close second IMO for serious vacuuming!, and very innovative.

    Just clownin' around......

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    From what I also understand, you can vacuum wet stuff with kirbys, too. And wash a hard floor? At least that's what the kirby people try to tell me before I close the door on them when they want to do a demonstration. I mean seriously, do ya think I'm gonna let a stranger in my home when my husband is out to sea and I've got two rugrats running wild?
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    I usually go through two 6 gallon shop vacs' a year on my edger. My local Lowes will just exchange them out with very little hassle. The last one I did they didn't need to see the receipt, not saying much about Shop Vacs' used industrially.

    I'd love to get a Dyson for the house.

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    Dyson animal works well for us.
    We've been through several Bissell carpet cleaners, they do not last long. They clean ok, just poorly made. We just bought a Rug Doctor, I sure hope this one lasts longer than the Bissell.

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    At home = Miele


    A melee unfolds when I break out the Miele!


    Are we talking about carpet suckers or dry edger and generator vacs?

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    A little known company called Rainbow!!! I have had mine for almost 20 (yes 20) years. They are a water based machine that lets nothing into the air. They cost more, but I haven't had to buy anything more than a new belt for the power nozzel once in the 20 years. Other great thing about the Rainbow is all the attachments that are available, carpet cleaner, furniture brushes, etc. If you can't afford a Rainbow, Miele's are also great.
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    Thanks for all the feed back. It's for the home. Everyone luvs the Dysons but they just look almost like a LEGO vacuum to me.
    On the other hand Optilady1 does look like a clean freak so +1 for her opinion. Also heard alot of good about the Miele. I heard it's great at picking up carpet Fezz...I mean Fuzz. The Oreck was also on my short list hmmmm. decisions, decisions......
    90% of everything is crap...except for crap, because crap is 100% crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIMLESS View Post
    Thanks for all the feed back. It's for the home. Everyone luvs the Dysons but they just look almost like a LEGO vacuum to me.
    On the other hand Optilady1 does look like a clean freak so +1 for her opinion. Also heard alot of good about the Miele. I heard it's great at picking up carpet Fezz...I mean Fuzz. The Oreck was also on my short list hmmmm. decisions, decisions......
    My husband might die of laughing so hard at me being a clean freak. My MO is: buy expensive toys, use for one month, tell people I own them for the rest of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by optilady1 View Post
    My MO is: buy expensive toys, use for one month, tell people I own them for the rest of my life.
    Don't take this the wrong way because I'm originally from up in your neck of the woods but that is sooooo freakin Connecticut.
    Love it!!!!!!!!
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    Yeah, I'm kinda waspy. Jake just said I'm like lady gaga. I was born this way.

    But my vacuum it totally da bomb.
    annie

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    Riccar. I would own nothing else now that I have one. Made in the U.S.A too if that matters to you. They are mostly sold at mom and pop vacuum stores.

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    Never heard of Riccar. What price range are they in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIMLESS View Post
    Never heard of Riccar. What price range are they in?
    Couple hundred as I recall but I bought one of the lightweight ones. Here is a link to their website.


    http://www.riccar.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kat View Post
    A little known company called Rainbow!!!
    Ha ha, I tried working for rainbow when I was in college. It was a pretty cool device, but I don't see it being practical, not in our office anyway. Too much trouble.

    +1 on the dyson. had one for a few years it best vacuum I've ever had, thinking of getting one for home will have to check out that riccar though

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