ISO vacuum cleaner - don't want to call Saul Goodman's guy for advice
September 25, 2013 7:00 AM Subscribe
Do you have an awesome vacuum cleaner? Can you tell me about it? We need a new vacuum cleaner because ours is old and barely works anymore. We are finding shopping for vacuum cleaners to be very overwhelming. Anyone have any recommendations for us? Parameters below.
posted by thereemix to shopping (21 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Things that are important to us:
*not obscenely heavy (we have to lug this thing up and down a flight of stairs)
*not obtrusively large (we live in an apartment with limited closet space - vacuum needs to live in a closet without taking up the entire closet)
*does not require a PhD to operate
*some hose attachments for difficult to reach spots (behind couches, under cabinets, etc)
*less than $200
Things that are not so important to us:
*we don't need it to be cute or pretty or sleek or aesthetically pleasing. it's going to live in a closet when not being used.
Things about our apartment worth noting:
*primarily wood floors, but the bedroom and bedroom closet have carpeting
*suspected dust mite problem
*cat who sheds and sheds and sheds
I literally do not know where to begin when it comes to vacuum shopping. We went to Best Buy last week to check out vacuum cleaners and basically found ourselves completely paralyzed with all of the multitudes of options therein. We're not particularly messy and we don't have kids - just the aforementioned shedding kitty - but we're sick of having an ancient vacuum that does little more than push dust/cat hair around on the floor. I'm looking for specific recommendations for vacuum make&model that would be appropriate for our needs. Conversely, if you think my parameters are lacking and/or my price point is ridiculous, suggestions to modify parameters or price point also welcome.