(Closed) Vacuum Recs – Dyson or Something Else?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A few friends SWEAR by their Dysons (I swear it’s a cult) but although the suction was impressive, I found it difficult to maneuver.  

I belong to the cult of Miele.  LOVE mine and the power nozzle was worth the extra splurge.

Post # 4
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If you get the canister dyson it’s a lot easier to work with. 

Post # 5
8394 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have a regular dyson and while I do find it a bit bulky, it picks up an amazing amount of stuff. We bought ours refurbished off of woot.com and have not had any issues with it.

Post # 6
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I must confess that I am part of the Dyson cult! I have the regular upright Dyson and I love it, but my friend has the canister and she thinks that’s great as well.  I really think you can’t go wrong with the Dyson.  It is amazing (and horrifying) how much it picks up!

Post # 7
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a Dyson, and I’m very pleased with it.

ETA: My other favorite vaccum is my parents rainbow vac– but I think it was a little pricey. 


Post # 8
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I recently joined the Dyson cult.  I have the Dyson Animal upright.  If I’m remembering correctly it’s the DC25 model.  It’s amazing how much it picks up (I have a short haired dog that sheds like crazy).  I also have mostly hard woods with large rugs and it’s nice to be able to turn the brushes on and off as I switch from the hard woods to the carpets.  I highly recommend a Dyson.  (Though I did read alot of good things about the Miele as well.) 

Post # 9
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have 2 Dysons and I would never buy another brand again, they are amazing and I’m a lifer!

ETA- I have an upright and the cordless digital slim, which has changed my life! We have mostly hardwood and tile and it’s amazing and so easy to get out and vacuum eveyday. Lovvvve it!!

Post # 10
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@lilcafe:  +1. i’m of the miele cult too.

OP- i love my canister miele! the suction is awesome and it’s super quiet. i have this one:


it’s not bagless but i prefer that because i find bagless vacuums to be messy when you try to dump it out. the bags hold a ton. i’ve had my vacuum for a year and a half and just changed the bag about 2 months ago.

Post # 11
316 posts
Helper bee

I love love love my Shark.  It costs half of what a Dyson costs, and it is the most amazing vacuum I have ever used.  I bought a low end one from Macy’s for $99 – my only regret is I didn’t buy the next higher model which had more tools.





Post # 12
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

We have had cheap hoovers, but recently we got a Dyson. I’m not sure of the model but its brilliant. It picks up the dirt really well and is so easy to use. I’d totally recommend getting one. 

Post # 13
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Cem0930:  I love my dyson, specifially because we have carpet, wood and cremaic tile floors. I use it on all the floors and it has great suction on all floor types. Plus I love the tools. I got mine at Samsclub for a great price. Would definetly recommend it. Mine is the DC40.

Post # 14
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Get a dyson from Costco! It’s amazing. I have the upright (less expensive one). It was $350 at Costco and we have laminate floors, some carpet area rugs & carpet in the bedrooms. We also have a cat


Post # 15
4989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Dyson Animal.   I am SO happy with mine!!  I can’t count the number of vacuums I “killed” before discovering Dyson.  It is fabulous.

Post # 16
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Cem0930:  I love my miele, its my favorite thing ever. I have used dysons at work and home and really prefer the miele. I feel it flows better and the suction it great. I also found out the reason out runs and carpeting looked beat up was because of the dyson, apparently on the animal model the brissels are too tough so it tears in a bit so either get the older non ball version of the dyson animal or use the multi-floor, but i dont regret my miele for a second.

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