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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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    just a word of warning, dont use those rubber pussies they sell in adult shops that are made as a fitting to go onto your vacuum cleaner, they can break n do long term damage to your vacuum cleaner, cheers

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    I use an Oreck that my ex-wife bought (much to my vehement and repeated objections due to the high cost for the darn thing itself and supplies). She thought it would clean the house automagically by itself... never did.

    Works fine for me though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    just a word of warning, dont use those rubber pussies they sell in adult shops that are made as a fitting to go onto your vacuum cleaner, they can break n do long term damage to your vacuum cleaner, cheers
    That's classic! I'd really like to see a picture of that, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    That's classic! I'd really like to see a picture of that, though.
    LOL HAWG, do you want the picture of just the attachment, or a picture of the attachment in action
    its not really me that has one its a mate that told me about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    LOL HAWG, do you want the picture of just the attachment, or a picture of the attachment in action
    its not really me that has one its a mate that told me about it
    In action, of course!

    But don't get yourself in trouble here...

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    Dyson. Ball is very maneuverable.
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    My wife and I got a Bissell when we got married five years back. About a year ago we noticed the power was starting to wane. My wife took it to a repair shop and the old guy who must be the owner and repairman informed her that there was nothing he could do and the vacuum would probably need to be replaced within a year. He then explained to her that the all modern vacuums are garbage because they're made by "china men". I still can't believe it. The vacuum is still going though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJKevin View Post
    My wife and I got a Bissell when we got married five years back. About a year ago we noticed the power was starting to wane. My wife took it to a repair shop and the old guy who must be the owner and repairman informed her that there was nothing he could do and the vacuum would probably need to be replaced within a year. He then explained to her that the all modern vacuums are garbage because they're made by "china men". I still can't believe it. The vacuum is still going though.
    What's not to believe, his attitude about "China men" or his assertion nothing could be done about the vacuum's degraded performance?
    What he's telling you is that nothing could be done short of rebuilding all the worn parts of it and that would be silly as the parts would be twice what the vacuum cost new if he could even get the mfr. to sell them to him.
    That's what they were engineered for, to last 1-5 years then throw away. They aren't engineered with any serviceable parts. Where yours lasts in that 1-5 year spread depends on how hard you use it, what you're picking up with it, and how clean you keep it inside as well as how often you change the bags.
    Older vacuums were made of steel with parts that were known to wear, designed so they could be removed and replaced. You could conceivably make one last 50 years as long as the replacement parts were still available.
    Personally I think uprights do a horrible job of picking up dirt, they have to, as they don't form a direct seal over the carpet and thus merely pick up the stuff on the surface. That's why when I had carpets I used a shop vac with the wet pick up nozzle, pulls up dirt all the way into and even through the pad. It's a bit more work though.
    (I tore them out and have hard floors now)
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    I use one of the yellow Dysons.

    my wife and I went through a number of the $99 vaccuums, also. we bought the Dyson probably 7 or 8 yrs ago now, and it runs like new.

    My parents bought some vacuum much more expensive than ours, but I don't recall the brand. I really don't know which one is better, but I do know that it barely looks like my folks ever use theirs (probably because they rarely do).

    I have heard a lot of good things about Rainbows, though. When the Dyson finally kicks the bucket, we will probably get something nicer.

    That said, we are also big fans of getting rid of carpet. I like soft floors in bedrooms, but I'd honestly rather use a rug since it's easily replaceable. I also prefer canister vacs in general, but dragging my shop vac around irritates the hell out of me. I used it to vacuum the carpeted floors for awhile and it drove me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Electrolux bagless. It works.
    yea but its not the "real " electrolux...... ask your parents or some one older (assuming your around my age..26)

    my mom had her electrolux for about 20 years and i think her mom gave it to her so they last forever .......... we bought her a new one about a year ago and they are now made by Aerus..... it cost about a grand......

    just saying

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    Shark Navigator. It uses much of the same technology that the Dyson does at about half the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Shark Navigator. It uses much of the same technology that the Dyson does at about half the price.
    I won't buy another Shark product. they're junk. had a shark mop that bit the dust after just a few months of use. I tore it apart to try to repair it and it was impossible. damn thing was meant to be a throwaway appliance.

    even though the Dyson is plastic, I can easily pull it apart to work on it or clean it out, and have done so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davis119 View Post
    yea but its not the "real " electrolux...... ask your parents or some one older (assuming your around my age..26)

    my mom had her electrolux for about 20 years and i think her mom gave it to her so they last forever .......... we bought her a new one about a year ago and they are now made by Aerus..... it cost about a grand......

    just saying
    I know, my grandmother (born in 1921) still has one. But mine cost a fraction of a grand (cheaper than a Dyson really), it is quiet, feels well made (in Hungary IIRC), you can take it apart and clean it and then put it back together and everything still works.

    Btw. a cordless Dyson is a major clusterf*ck. The battery pack was crap when new (hours of charging for 5 minutes of action), 12 months later, it was useless (5s of suction). That was the first and last Dyson in my home.

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    Used my new Bissell this week and its great. I don't care if its made by 'chinamen', besides I'm stilling paying the 'chinamen' (put it on my VisaCard)

    I do have a nice Electrolux canister my mom gave me in 1989. Was $1,000 back then. Still works great but canisters are a hassle in a pinch. In the long run the plastic parts on the Bissell will eventually crack, something underneath will wear out and the Electrolux will be sitting there telling me I told you so.

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    I won't buy another Shark product. they're junk. had a shark mop that bit the dust after just a few months of use. I tore it apart to try to repair it and it was impossible. damn thing was meant to be a throwaway appliance.

    even though the Dyson is plastic, I can easily pull it apart to work on it or clean it out, and have done so.
    I've had no issues with this Shark Navigator. It's easy to take apart to fix anything or clean out the filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Really?! What else does your wife own that is not equally owned by the two of you???
    just the checkbook, visa, and my balls. Everything else is "ours."
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