Need new vacuum cleaner--any suggestions

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Vargas, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    Our old $60 Hoover has pretty much conked out on us and we need a new vacuum cleaner and thought I would open it up to suggestion from you fine people.

    We're NOT going to by a Dyson, I don't care if they're awesome or not. Looking to spend up to a $100.

    We prefer to have BAGGED vacuum cleaners due to the dust and everything that comes out of a BAGLESS one when you dump the canister in the trash but could be sold on a BAGLESS.

    What do you have? What do you recommend?

    Stupid thread? Yes!! But when you are neurotic about your carpet, these things matter!
  2. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    We have a Kenmore. I'm not anal about the carpet. Sometimes when the cat pukes on it we'll clean it up. Sometimes.
  3. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Eureka Boss Smart-Vac, $140 at Amazon. Consumer Reports rated it above the Dysons. I don't think you can get anything decent for less than $100.
  4. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!


    Looking at the amazon info and reviews. This is added to the list.
  5. voliconjoe

    voliconjoe Well-Known Member

    Any of the baggless ones are good BUT you need to clean the filters real well when it starts loosing suction. I turned my leaf blower on mine (I think it's a dirt devil) and it works the nuts now.
  6. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    Here is my perceived problem with bagless but please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Instead of a bag they use, typically, a clear canister where the dust and debris is kept. When you're done vacuuming, you have to remove this canister and dump it into a trashcan. Most likely, you have to bang it on the trashcan a few times to get all the shit out of it and then, the dust clouds up and gets all over your carpet, floor again.

    Am I wrong on the whole baggless thing?
  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Why don't you ask the other women in your sewing circle? :jj:
  8. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    This thread sucks...
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  9. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    Cuz we don't meet again until Thursday and I need to get this handled now!!

  10. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    This thread just got interesting.
  11. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    It seems like if that was the case, I'd just take it outside to empty it.

    ETA: I don't avoid Dysons for any other reason than I'm too cheap to spend $500 on a vacuum cleaner.
  12. jmcmahan

    jmcmahan Member

    Most of the time you'd tell someone to buy something that doesn't suck but, in your case I'd buy something that sucks.
  13. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

  14. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    That happens, but bags leak as well. All I know is that the dyson picks up a TON of crap that I can't even see. When I vacuum upstairs, it fills the container up even when the carpet looks clean. I had no idea just how much pet hair was around till I bought a dyson.
  15. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    No banging required on my Dyson. Pricey but very effective. Rock solid after ~ 10 years and still sucking.
  16. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    When you go into the store, ask if it works on blood. . . . like 7 or 8 times. . . . and keep looking at the door and checking your watch. :shifty:
  17. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Yeah, it sucks that Dyson isn't one of your options.

    Not only does it rhyme with Hyson, they'll suck the white off of rice.

    When my dyson eventually dies, it's a no question decision -- dyson all the way.
  18. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Same here. It's a cost to benefit equation - new carpets cost a lot, a Dyson costs a few hundred, I'll pay for the vacuum rather than new carpet.
  19. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    This is the stuff I live for!!!
  20. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    But Consumer Reports says the Eureka cleans better, and costs about 1/3rd as much.

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