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Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 2 Jan 2020, 9:31pm
by rjb
Daughter has a corded Miele. I've used it on occasions. It's good but heavy. Ok if you want a good work out. :lol: she swears by it and it is good for picking up pet hairs. Downside is the dust bags are expensive and you can't reuse them. Although I get my hand inside and empty them sometimes if I can't find a spare. :lol:

My neighbour has a cordless Dyson. The battery failed after 10 months light use. They replaced the battery pack and my neighbour passed the failed battery my way. I opened it up and removed the 6 X 18650 batteries which all seemed ok and use them to power an led torch. :D

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 2 Jan 2020, 9:59pm
by pete75
Sebo X1. Company started by a couple of German engineers at a similar time to Dyson start up. In the same time Dyson has gone through about 50 redesigns and model numbers they're still using teh same basic design though it has moved on from Sebo X1 to Sebo X1.1 . We've had one for years. No problems whatsoever.

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 2 Jan 2020, 10:18pm
by Bonefishblues
pete75 wrote:Sebo X1. Company started by a couple of German engineers at a similar time to Dyson start up. In the same time Dyson has gone through about 50 redesigns and model numbers they're still using teh same basic design though it has moved on from Sebo X1 to Sebo X1.1 . We've had one for years. No problems whatsoever.

What's needed is a Sebo-engineered vacuum marketed by a patriotic marketeer like, well, not Mr Far East manufacturer himself for a start :D

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 12:20am
by axel_knutt
I've got one of these, it must be about 30 years old by now:
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The previous one was my gran's old 1949 Hoover Junior 119:
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I can't imagine batteries for cordless ones being available for 30-40 years.

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 7:29am
by Mick F
Having two girls, two dogs and three cats, living in a rural area, the best vacuum cleaner we ever had was an Oreck.
Had if years and years. All spares easily bought. Absolutely brilliant.
Eventually, it was too old - maybe 20years old.

We'd had Hoovers - both Juniors and Seniors, Goblin, Vax ........... but the Oreck was the best by far.




.............................until we discovered Bosch cordless.
We cannot imagine having anything else. When it gives up the ghost, we'll be right out and buy another.
https://www.bosch-home.co.uk/product-li ... umcleaners
Bought it from Curry's two or three years ago.

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 8:11am
by francovendee
We have a Vax wet and dry. The house has tiled floors throughout so the wet function get used most of the time, 15 years and still going strong but I've had to replace a pump.
Very awkward to use but does a brilliant job.
Until moving here and having hard floors, I was unaware how much dirt must be in carpets and you'd never know.
We clean the floors a couple of times a week and although the floors look clean the waste water is always dirty.

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 9:47am
by Polisman
A big thumbs up for the Vax. Super reliable and if looked after curiously indestructible!

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 2:07pm
by ambodach
We had 2 Dysons. The first one did not last long and was impossible to repair. We assumed that we had just been unlucky and got a second which was also crap. Then got a Panasonic which has lasted for years with no problem. We have a Henry which is good but not easy to handle for domestic use. A GTech handheld was got for the car and motorhome but is also handy in the house.

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 3:11pm
by Vorpal
We've had two Dysons and a Bosch. Of those 3, the Dyson one designed for a house wth pets was the best, but still not, in our opinion, ideal. I think it lasted about 6 years, which is not too bad. But despite advertising that suction stayed high, even when full, it simply wasn't true. The suction started high, and gradually went down as the case got more full. We ended up emptying it when it was only half full all the time.

Our latest is a Miele. We looked through the reviews and test ratings on Which and picked the one that seemed to be the best results in the middle range. So far, we like it *much* better than any of its predecessors. It's about 6 months old.

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 3:28pm
by Mick F
Out on a ride this morning, and a Dyson went past me.
"That's not a Dyson!" I said to myself.
"That's a Transit van with Dyson written on it!"

:lol: :lol:

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 3:37pm
by geocycle
Dyson V8 here, very pleased with it. Has made vacuuming less of a chore and we do it more often than before. Wouldn’t return to a corded one now.

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 3:42pm
by Mick F
geocycle wrote: .......... Wouldn’t return to a corded one now.
Neither would we.

Moreover, anything electrical is better cordless.
I have a couple of drills, a circular saw, a hedge trimmer, and a soldering iron all battery driven and rechargeable.
I wish the kettle and the toaster could be too!