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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Alrighty. So we have broken several vaccums now, LOL trying to get up all the darn hair around here. And i finally convinced steve we need a nice one, better than a walmart one, lol.

So what do you guys reccomend? I was looking at the Oreck Vaccum, its not bad priced, and they do have the 30 day inhome trial. Does anyone have an Oreck? If so how do you like it?

Any other suggestions? We need one that can handle our hair
post #2 of 27
I used a water based vacumne cleaner, "Osim" and now I cannot live without it.
post #3 of 27
i dunno, just get a high powered one, i saw one at walmart similar to the Dyson, but it was only 800 watt which is lower than the one i have now.. and the one i have now doesnt even pick up all the hairs right!
post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fwan
i dunno, just get a high powered one, i saw one at walmart similar to the Dyson, but it was only 800 watt which is lower than the one i have now.. and the one i have now doesnt even pick up all the hairs right!

Last one was a higher powered one from Walmart.....nope..didnt work. LOL we broke that one too. they just wont suck anymore. even with the constant cleaning. *le sigh* I have thought about the Dyson..Animal....anyone have that one?
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
Last one was a higher powered one from Walmart.....nope..didnt work. LOL we broke that one too. they just wont suck anymore. even with the constant cleaning. *le sigh* I have thought about the Dyson..Animal....anyone have that one?
I want that one sooo badly! but very costy!
i am planning to get it for my self when we move into our new appartment
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
I want that one sooo badly! but very costy!
i am planning to get it for my self when we move into our new appartment
I was just pricing them and its the same price as the oreck..it looks really nice and its bagless..which is a plus to me. cause i HATE bags lol
post #7 of 27
I thought I had a good one in the Eureka Big Boss. Yeah, right. That folded the second time I tried to use it. I guess the bagless ones have a built in problem in that the suction doesn't work right. Anyway, now I use a wire brush and brush the cat hair off the carpet and then unclog the Eureka and use it till it clogs again. I am going to replace that real soon, but I can't afford an Oreck, and I can't talk them into financing it for me. I hear the Dyson is good, I think Hissy has one of those.
post #8 of 27
Dyson! Dyson! Dyson! Dysons really suck! ... And that is a very very good thing!
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
WELL good to hear the opinions. I like the dyson, but the oreck does offer monthly payments. and I can use my debit card.....choices choices...i just want one that i know will work lol
post #10 of 27
I have a Eureka "The Boss" Smartvac, and I like it much better than my old Hoover. It's very quiet, has an extra-long cord, air filter, power drive, and a strong suction. Recommended.
post #11 of 27
I have a Sears Kenmore. Its lasted 10 yrs and (as my sister describes) it can suck a pingpong ball thru a drinking straw. It has taken care of all my pet hair problems. I used to have a Maine Coon cat (RB) and now I have 2 DSHs. It does have a bag. I found that the bagless vacuums get clogged faster.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Talon
Dyson! Dyson! Dyson! Dysons really suck! ... And that is a very very good thing!
you got me there for a second!


Yes i hate bags also, infact i havent even been able to find the bags for the vaccum i have now, so we keep on opening it and taping it up
post #13 of 27
Me: Its vaccum time!
Teufel VACCUM VACCUM RUN AWAY
post #14 of 27
Get a Dyson animal. I have heard nothing but good things about them. That is what I am getting next time.
post #15 of 27
post #16 of 27
This is what Nate and I are going to do- next year we're going to buy a Dyson Animal using my Sears card. Anyone can get a Sears card, trust me! Wait until they have 0% financing, usually around Christmas for 1 year, around this time for 6 months- buy the Dyson and put that baby on your Sears card. Sears currently has a 6 month 0% fianancing offer right now on floor care, I just used it to buy a Kenmore carpet cleaner- which is another thing that works really well in getting out hair- just make sure you have a strainer in your sink to catch the hair when you pour out the container.
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
Hmm..anyone can get a sears card? Really....hmm well I think me and Steve will go check it out. Cause our floors need some care..ASAP...they look like POO....*chuckles* and yes I am really wanting that Dyson...
post #18 of 27
I think the 0% financing thing is going for another two weeks. They also offer a special with all new card members- I think you can get like $10 off or 3 months 0% financing. I used to sell appliances and floor care products for Sears- I hated working there, but they do get some good financing deals.
post #19 of 27
oooooh, careful with those cards, ladies!
post #20 of 27
I burned out a Eureka and Hoover on the animal hair. I had a Sears Kenmore cannister for 15 years before I burned it out and bought another just like it. Some of the Sear's models have a quick release wand so that if you are vacuuming a room, and need to get that extra burst around the edges, you pop off the beater bar and just wand up the hair. They are great on carpetless floors also.

I also have a Simplicity that I use in the one room with carpet and the larger area rugs. It sucks a lot harder than the Kenmore. That one was pricey but I've had it for about 10 years now with no repairs.

Yup - Sears will credit to about anyone. If you get the card, buy the Dyson, rip up the card and pay off the balance.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sooz123
oooooh, careful with those cards, ladies!
That's why I'm waiting for one year after I get married. You just need to make sure you're paying on one thing only and can actually afford to make the payments
post #22 of 27
Dysons, hand down!
post #23 of 27
Okay, before you get a new vac, have you taken the one youve got THOROUGHLY apart to check the hoses? I thought we were going to have to get a new vac as ours wouldn't suck anymore either. And it was really good when we got it, a bagless Eureka, 12 amps I think. I mean it wouldn't suck at all. Soooo, I started taking it apart. I finally got around to taking the hose off the back and testing it and NO air was getting through. You know how with these things that hose makes a pretty tight loop? Somewhere down the line the vac had sucked up a drinking straw which got caught in that curve and didn't go all the way through, and it started catching Pekingese hair ... and more Pekingese hair, and still MORE Pekingese hair... I pushed the clog through with a broom. There must have been at least SIX SOLID INCHES of Peke hair!

The vac works like a charm now though. And I try to make sure that I don't suck up straws and sticks and the like.
post #24 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yes we are very carefull with card stuff infact we dont even have any cards right now. for the simple reason that interest sucks, LOL. but i did talk to him about possibly doing the sears thing. and he thought we might check it out and possoinly do it...yippie


Rosehawk..yup i have taken it apart a billion times completely. hoses..brushes everything. even replaced the brushes..its still not sucking so well.
post #25 of 27
A guy I work with recently got a Dyson (animal/purple). He also has a Kirby and an Oreck, and has owned numerous others in the past. He said the Dyson is bar-none the finest and strongest he's ever owned. He said the suction is beyond compare.

He actually did his own in-house test after he got it. In one room he vacuumed three times with the Oreck, to the point where it wasn't picking up anymore of anything. Then he took the Dyson in there and came out with nearly half a canister full of hair.

Guess it's like the old saying ... you get what you pay for.
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
very true. The oreck and the Dyson are however, similar...in price. So theres that to think about to. We have decided we will get the Dyson, its just going to be a while til we can get it. Unless we get a wedding present early, LOL or get it off ebay LOL
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
its still not sucking so well.
Well that sucks! *not*
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