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I need a cordless handheld vac that REALLY sucks.
January 15, 2004 11:21 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a cordless handheld vac that really sucks. Recommendations?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Shopping (9 answers total)
 
uh...wait for James Dyson to design one?
posted by adamgreenfield at 11:28 AM on January 15, 2004


I don't understand your answer. Who's James Dyson?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:00 PM on January 15, 2004


Not cordless, but you might be persuaded:
http://www.dyson.co.uk/range/range_overview.asp?model=DC11

The best $500 I ever spent was on a Dyson.
posted by adamgreenfield at 12:30 PM on January 15, 2004


It's not cordless, but I have a Dirt Devil Platinum Force and it really kicks ass (I have two cats, so I'm constantly vacuuming floors and upholstry). I'm also convinced that real horsepower can't be had in a cordless model.
posted by mkultra at 12:32 PM on January 15, 2004


I also dig the Dirt Devil line of products after suffering along with lackluster Dustbusters and schlepping around a Shop-Vac to deal with particularly nasty dirt & hair. My favorite thing about the one we have [don't know the model... "the little red one"?] is that when you take it apart, all the parts are really easily identifiable so it's easy to fix if you get something wrapped around it or otherwise screw it up. My basic feeling -- and I'm sorry if this is not answering your question, but I was a caretaker/custodian for three years and feel like I know my vacuums -- is that I've never come across a really good cordless vacuumer that wasn't central vaccuming.
posted by jessamyn at 2:46 PM on January 15, 2004


Never found a cordless handheld vac worth keeping. Not sure there is such a critter.
posted by rushmc at 7:19 PM on January 15, 2004


You know what they say... "Nothing sucks like a vax."

Sorry, I just had to.
posted by shepd at 2:41 AM on January 16, 2004


Thanks, all. I spent $12 last night on one of those little shark vacuums, corded. So far we're both very happy together.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:55 AM on January 16, 2004


so...is that shark strong enough to clean out your car, and/or window tracks?
posted by mecran01 at 4:37 PM on January 16, 2004


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