Post # 1
Hey bees! We need a new vacuum and I’m stumped. Why are there 5 gazillion options?! We’ve had a Dyson for the last 5+ years and it’s been fine, but I can’t stand all the hair that gets caught in the brush. Human hair, not pet hair! I realistically should clean the brush every other time I use the vacuum, but ain’t nobody got time for that. We have mostly tile and laminate flooring, and 2 bedrooms that have carpet. We can’t use steam on the laminate floor, and I usually vacuum more often than I mop the hard floors. I probably wouldn’t spend more than $500 and would love to be in the $200-300 or less range, ideally. Give me what you got!
Post # 2
hopefulfuturemrs : shark! I have the rotator pro lift away one and it’s amazing. Sucks up everything, including major dog shedding. 2.5 years old and still going strong!
Post # 3
hopefulfuturemrs : I have a dyson which I loved until I bought a second vacuum cleaner to use for cleaning up plaster dust during our home reno. I bought a cheapie because I didn’t want to wreck my dyson as I knew plaster dust kills vacuums. I got a Philips vacuum and it cost me $150. It performs only slightly below the level of the dyson but for a quarter of the price of my vacuum I’d say it’s good value! Ironically the plaster didn’t kill it and it is still going. I’m currently using it on our second reno!
I love the spinning head but I too get the hair caught! My solution is to feign inability and get my husband to clean the hair off the head!!! 😉
Im getting bamboo floors everywhere in this house other than the bathrooms so my dyson definitely isn’t worth the outlay now!!!
Post # 4
LilliV : I second this vacuum. Best one I’ve ever owned!
Post # 5
I’m going to third the Shark–I have the Navigator Lift Away Professional, two dogs that she’d like crazy, and laminent floors with a large area rug in the living room. It has great suction, can be used on both carpet and hard floors, and several detachment options for cleaning upholstery.
Post # 6
We have a Sanitaire professional vacuum. I think they range in price from about $200-$400. Ours was a hand me down from my grandma, and it’s got to be at least 15 years old…maybe more (we’ve had it for the last 5 years). It’s not as pretty as the Dyson’s or other popular brands (it’s the industrial looking type you see cleaning crews in offices use), but honestly it works really well, has never broken down, and I can’t remember having too much of an issue with hair getting caught in the brushes. The only downside is it’s really JUST an upright vacuum, so it doesn’t have a hose and it doesn’t do anything special like steam cleaning.
Post # 7
Thanks so much! I will definitely check these out!
Post # 8
We freaking love our Roomba (but my dear husband cleans the brush and cuts my hair out of it). I also use and love a stick Dyson vacuum for the kitchen.
Post # 9
I love my Dyson Multi Floor. It’s easy to use, powerful, and light.
Post # 10
We received a GTech AirRam as a christmas present a couple of years ago to replace our Dyson – it’s brilliant! So much so, other family members have since bought one. It’s lightweight and has an internal battery, so no pesky wires. And it got up so much dirt that our Dyson had missed!
Post # 11
Following this for the same reason.
Post # 12
I have had a Miele vacuum for 9 years and love it! It has an excellent filter system, is easy to move around and sucks really well. And I’m sure things have only improved since I got mine! They are more on the expensive side but totally worth it IMO.
Post # 13
We have a Dyson Animal which works great, but we don’t use it nearly as much since we got a Roomba. We absolutely love the Roomba. It vacuums on a schedule everyday, so it’s great for the pet hair. And it does eventually get hair in the brush, but it’s easy enough to just pop the brush out and get rid of the hair.
Post # 14
I have the hair problem with my dyson but I still love it. We also have a small craftsman shop vac (maybe 4-5 gallon size) and it is great for bigger projects, the car, anything.
Post # 15
Another Dyson Multi Floor here, I love it. We also have the cordless Dyson V6 Animal stick and it’s great for small things like stairs, furniture