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  • Vacuum cleaners?

    Hey Kids,
    Does anybody have a vacuum (for the house) that you really like? Don't tell me, "Yes! Bill! He comes once a week." Not funny. I need a machine that will actually pick up all the dog/cat/horse hair and crud and sand and dirt I drag in from the barn. I have a Bissell: "Maximum Power made for homes with pets. Works like a magnet on pet hair. Revolution system extends suction power". The thing is so awful I dread using it. When I vac in bare feet I can feel the grit being shot back under the machine onto my ankles! Also, who ever thought "BAGLESS" was a good idea? How stupid. I have to rummage around pulling dog hair out of the filter, I have to empty the stupid little reservoir every other minute, the whole thing is so bad.
    So tell me, o wise ones, how do you keep your houses clean?
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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    Dyson DC14. The purple and red model. Also have heard that The Animal is good.

    No bag, and I don't use the rotator brush on the hardwood floor. They provide a special attachment for that.. Can't kill it. Completely disassembles to find clogs --which are rare unless your husband is in the habit of vacuuming up ballpoint pens.

    Love it

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    • #3
      Just saw on Dr Oz as allergy specialist speaking on this very subject.

      Always use a vac with a HEPA filter and it won't spew dust particles back out again.

      The Dyson's are amazing IMO. Pricey but worth it!
      "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"

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      • #4
        Vacuums

        Hi Polly!
        We have been using the Meile vacuum which is a basic cannister type with a HEPA filter and the usual attachments. Michele has been lukewarm on the unit*, but the cleaning lady loves it. Bags, etc are available over at Bernier's in Sanford. Worth every penny.

        George
        *Because she, like me, hates vacuuming..:-). It's been 5 years now.

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        • #5
          Meile.
          www.HistoricHousePreservation.com

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            #6
            Originally posted by Rabtfarm View Post
            Hi Polly!
            We have been using the Meile vacuum which is a basic cannister type with a HEPA filter and the usual attachments. Michele has been lukewarm on the unit*, but the cleaning lady loves it. Bags, etc are available over at Bernier's in Sanford. Worth every penny.

            George
            *Because she, like me, hates vacuuming..:-). It's been 5 years now.
            Well, George, whyn't you just send me your cleaning lady? That'd solve all of my woes. Speshly if you continued to pay her.
            Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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            • #7
              Electrolux. Or I guess the name has now changed to Aerus. I've used quite a few vacuums and these are by far my favorites. Simple, straighforward, and they work. Dysons are a pain in the butt, IMO. I have the older Electrolux model, but the current one is: http://www.aerusvacuums.com/luxguardianupright/

              Expensive, but worth it.

              Caitlin
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              • #8
                I have a Dyson 07 model and it works wonders on the dog hair. I thought about getting the Animal one but the "original" one works great. The best price was at Walmart. I did buy the stair tool attachment on ebay for $30, I think. It was worth it for the stairs. Here is what the attachment looks like.

                http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/85...45_500X500.jpg

                oh, and I actually dont mind vacuuming with the Dyson because it works so well and I can see all the crap it picks up. I will never use bags. Its so wasteful and Id be replacing them every time I vacuum with all the dog hair in my house.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sansena View Post
                  Completely disassembles to find clogs --which are rare unless your husband is in the habit of vacuuming up ballpoint pens.

                  Love it
                  haha, I just reread this. I have sucked up so many pens and it only took me a second to figure out how to get it out. Love how it has several detachable parts.

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                  • #10
                    My first bagless Bissell just died after 8 years of hard work. I replaced it with this one a couple weeks ago. http://www.bissell.com/pet-hair-eraser-vacuum/ Is this the one you have?? I am beyond pleased with the way it works for cleaning on my bare floors, carpets and furniture. I have to make sure my chihuahua's aren't hiding under something when I jab the wand underneath or it would suck them right up.

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                    • #11
                      I spent alot of time looking at and reading about vacuums because i had sososo much time being disappointed in them. I got a DYSON...don't recollect the model no...but it was yellow and after 2 years it is still quite amazing. There is a five year warrenty and I got mine at Best Buy and if there is a problem, you just pop in there. It is a GREAT vacuum and with numerous animals, I need one.

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                      • #12
                        Pol, just don't vacuum barefoot. It's dangerous (you could stub your toe) and the rash from strewn dirt is unsightly.

                        Put Muck Boots on and vacuum away. Turn off lights, sit on sofa and eat ice cream. Voila!
                        \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mary in Area 1 View Post

                          Pol, just don't vacuum barefoot. It's dangerous..

                          ...Turn off lights, sit on sofa and eat ice cream. Voila!
                          MARY! This is the part of your advice I like the best and actually live by. I think I need to change it up just a little though. This machine is such a drag, I'm resorting to the broom! Hey, maybe the WetVac from the barn would work?
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                          • #14
                            I have a Kenmoore canister vac that must be a good 12 or 14 years old.

                            We currently have 7 cats, 1 lab, 1 American Eskimo Spitz & 1 flat coated retriever. It does a great job with pet hair.
                            We now have more hardwood or laminate floors than carpets but it works well for both. It is not the type with a HEPA filter.
                            I am pretty sure it was fairly inexpensive too. The attachments have even held up pretty well to the lab puppy chewing on them.

                            It takes a relatively long time to go through a bag. It will totally fill the bag & then start to fill the tube. Then I know it is time to change to a new bag.
                            Generally for the hardwood, tile & laminate I will sweep with one of those yarn type things first to get the worst stuff. Frequently the worst stuff includes cardboard that the dogs have shredded into pieces no vacuum can pick up. Therefore I do dispose of some of the hair using a dustpan & brush.
                            Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)

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                            • #15
                              We have a Rainbow and love it. The new ones are a terrible price, but we (and several family members now) have had good luck getting used ones off Ebay. Ours is probably at least 20 years old. They just last forever. Once in a while we have to replace a part but it's very infrequent and inexpensive.

                              My mother's old (20 years?), trusty Electrolux just died and, after having tried out our Rainbow a few times, she got herself (a reconditioned newish) one. My brother, who suffers from allergies, got one when he realized that vacuuming with a 'normal' vacuum triggered his asthma. Reports noticeable improvement with the Rainbow.

                              The newer ones apparently have a HEPA filter but have heard it requires minimal effort to deal with. The reservoir is large and you can get extra-large ones. We have a normal one and, if our two GSDs and the longhair cat are shedding and we haven't vacuumed in two weeks (a purely theoretical situation, mind you ) we do need to empty and refill the reservoir once in the middle.

                              Only drawback I've noticed occurs if you don't have a good place to dump the reservoir. The toilet is not recommended. On a horse farm, this doesn't tend to be a problem.

                              Bonus is that you can use it as a steam vac, or use the non-electric hose to vacuum wet stuff.

                              When DD was crawling and I kept the floor extra clean, I would vacuum with the Rainbow once or twice a week, but then just run over the main areas with a cordless Shark vac every morning, which was super simple and quick.
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                              • #16
                                Dyson Animal. Even DH will vacuum now...

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                                • #17
                                  Dyson Animal. It's scary good 4 cats, 2 dogs on a farm. I went to sears and tried the different models

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                                  • #18
                                    Second the Rainbow. I LOFF mine! Never thought I'd buy a vacuum that expensive, but it is worth every single penny. Wet stuff (my little sister puked all over the bed on a visit... the Rainbow sucked it all right up), dry stuff, it doesn't matter. I use it to vacuum out the truck too. Love Love Love it!
                                    -Jessica

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