(Closed) NWR – Best, affordable vacuum?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

dyson!! but thats over $200 seriously after going through all the cheaper vacuums spend the extra $150 and buy a dyson. We have the pet ball and im in love with it still after a year has gone by. If you dont have dogs spend closer to your $200 limit and get the non-pet version if you want to. I know the pet version has a better rating and the ball manuverability is way worth it!!!

Post # 4
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You should look at the most recent Consumer Reports. They have a list of their recommended vacuums and I bought one of them that was on sale at Target. 

Post # 6
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been happy with my little Shark Navigator.

Post # 8
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve always been really happy with my Kenmore vacuums.  They suck good!!  The attachments are also really easy to use.  I’ve had two, now.  I stupidly gave the first away when I inherited a much more expensive fancy vacuum, but I missed the first enough to give away my more expensive vacuum and buy a new Kenmore.  They work great for picking up hair — both mine and pet hair.  And mine (and my MIL’s) seem to hold up well over the years. 

I almost got the Dyson ball, but couldn’t justfiy spending over twice as much.  Even if this one only lasts half as long (and it will probably last just as long) I will still have saved money.

Post # 9
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

shark navigator!  I was sold on the informercial.  Light and good for stairs!

Post # 11
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with SthnBelle45:  bite the bullet and spend the money… cheap vacuums are headaches… they break down quickly, lose suction etc (owned a Shark portible after my Black & Decker Dust Buster died, and it was a piece of crap!!)

I haven’t had a Dyson yet… all our vacuums (mine and Mr TTRs) have come over the year from Sears (so Kenmore is the brand name).  These suckers work well and last a long time.  Mr TTRs is about 20 years old.  My own first one lasted about 10 years, then we bought a new one (my Ex got it in the Divorce)… when I was out on my own I bought another one (think it was close to $ 500) its been running for around 10 years, just as well as the day I bought it.  Mr TTR says we’ll use it again when his finally dies.



Post # 13
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

We have a Roomba, which I swear by, but unfortunately it doesn’t do stairs/furniture/etc. We just got a Dyson DC26 for our wedding and I’m absolutely in love with it. It’s so light and tiny but it really works well.


Post # 15
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

By the way the one that I got was the Bissel Cleanview Helix. It was recommended by Consumer Reports and it works great. 

By the way, I had a Roomba before. I hate them. 

Post # 16
3261 posts
Sugar bee

I have a shark navigator. Its lightweight, and works reallllly well. 

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