What vacuum cleaner should I buy?
July 5, 2014 5:37 AM Subscribe
Right now I have a Hoover Pet vac that does a pretty good job but I'm looking for an upgrade.
posted by rbf1138 to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I think I've settled on a Miele vacuum but I can't figure out which model will be the right one for my home. The first part is deciding on the Twist upright vs. one of the canister models. I'm leaning towards a canister model unless enough of you make the argument that the Twist is better for my house.
My house is 1800 sq. ft. We have hardwoods throughout the house, tile in the bathrooms and kitchen and one area rug (low pile dhurrie). We also have two cats. I especially want to be able to get all the hair and dander out from under furniture, out of crevices and off of our sofa, chairs, bed, etc.
There are so many canister models and some come with certain attachments, some can add the attachments via purchase later, etc. But then it seems like some canister models can't accept attachments that similarly priced canister models can. What base model is going to suit me well to begin with but will also have upgrade potential when or if I need it? I don't want to pass on a feature or the ability to add some attachment by purchasing the wrong model now. Some of the models I've been looking at are the Alize, Titan and Calima. Am I overlooking anything here? This is not a cheap purchase so I want to make the right choice. Thanks!