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    What kind of vacuum cleaner do you use?

    After almost a half dozen cheap $99.99 and under vacuum cleaners, they all sucked
    & not in the good way, I decided to get the Bissell "Lift Off" at Target today. It was $179.99.

    This beauty I compare it to one of my Kona Stinkys because its heavy, yet it rolls well
    once you get some momentum. Its like a hippo when its in the water, graceful when it
    gets moving. It picks up off of hardwood floors like a champ unlike my previous stable of Dirt Devils.

    The motor is way quieter than the crappy Dirt Devils I owned. In fact after I used the Lift Off
    today I took the Dirt Devil Featherweight down to Good Will. Good riddance!

    One aspect that separates most uprights from the Bissell is the "Lift Off's" ability to become
    a hand held separate unit that jettisons off the main body. So you can use it to get pet hair off
    the couch, vacuum up the car & get into tight spots using the hose and attachments.

    I also like the eco friendliness of the unit as it has separate power switches for the motor
    and the motor for the rotating brush, which all of the other units I've owned never had. Its
    great because besides using less energy when vacuuming kitchen & hard floors, its quieter.

    Highly recommend this brute if you are in the market for a new vacuum or like me sick of
    having to vacuum over a pet hair laden floor twice with an inadequate unit
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    I've done some research on these and found that you must clean them thoroughly after every use or else they quickly loose suction.

    I'm sticking with my noisy as Hell, cheap $99.99 vacuum which I recently replaced the belt on. It SUCKS, literally...

    Did you use that fancy vacuum to clean your bike or something???
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    Dyson multi floor. Its used on floors and car
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    Bissell Lift Off Multi Cyclonic - Pet. Had it for about 3 years. Basket and filters are cleaned whenever the basket is full and I've seen no issues with suction. The handheld attachment is a little weak though for serious pet hair on furniture.

    We also have a Shark handheld which is used for furniture and car seats. It blows away the Bissell for sucking up pet hair on furniture.

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    Filter Queen is the king in my house. Years ago when I worked at an LBS the owner had a Rainbow, it's better but my wife would never tolerate the water changing.

    We retired the old FQ after 20 years (cost me $200 used in 1987), bought a next-to-new FQ on ebay for $400 in 2007, it'll last 20 years too.

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    Wouldn't know, that's the housekeepers job....
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    We’ve got a Roomba, named Steve, who cleans the floors every Wednesday. But we also have a Dyson—one of the upright models with the pink and purple plastic—I don’t recall what model it is, but it’s been problem-free since 2004.
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    Another vote for Dyson here. They really do suck. For what you have spent on crappy vacuums you could have bought a Dyson.

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    My mom had a Kirby that was awesome. However; they are way to expensive and I hate when the company sends their trolls out to my house. I finally scared them off saying my house was under quarantine for a disease the city couldn't identify and they never came back.

    I have an upright Dyson. They are the only company that makes the handle tall enough so that I don't have to bend over to clean. Mine has the special air filter for allergies, but they yellow one I had first worked better.

    Best one I owned belonged to DH's mom when we first got married. They don't make them like they used to.

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    Dyson. I think it called the "animal". Had it for years and sucks like it did the first day.

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    a hoover. it gets the job done well enough but not so awesome i feel the need to start a thread about it on a bike forum.

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    I have to say, all your vacuum cleaners suck!

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    I love my dyson!

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    ANY brand of vacuum with a wife handling it is great.

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    Electrolux bagless. It works.

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    Do you guys ever vacuum between the cushions on your couch?

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    I don't own a vacuum. My wife owns one though.


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    Dyson, it is a yellow upright.

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    Have been throu SO many vacuums, now I have a Dyson.

    Bought it as an open box for half price, and aside from cleaning the filter once in a while this thing just keeps working, and working well for like 10 years now.
    Round and round we go

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    My vacuum sucks. actually, it doesnt suck enough if you get my drift.


    my mom has the Dyson ball, and it makes vacuuming fun! even though i never wanted to buy one, out of cheapness, and the fact that the dude narrating the dyson commercials sounds like a pretentious pr!ck
    fap

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    and the fact that the dude narrating the dyson commercials sounds like a pretentious pr!ck
    i think thats required when you get knighted.

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    I exclusively use and endorse the "Johnco Whispermatic".











    It's a QSP Shop-Vac I built a fan cooled sound insulated enclosure for. Four fans turn on automatically when you switch the vacuum on, and each pair use a labyrinth assembly to keep them quiet too.
    If it weren't for the sucking air sound from the end of the hose you'd have to check twice to make sure it was turned on.

    I built a similar set up for my DeWalt air compressor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Do you guys ever vacuum between the cushions on your couch?
    ahaha i see what you did there
    If you arent bleeding, you arent riding hard enough.
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    I have commercial vacuums for work for me anything else is just a toy. For personal home use I have the Bona back pack vac. works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    I don't own a vacuum. My wife owns one though.
    Really?! What else does your wife own that is not equally owned by the two of you???
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