I've got two huskies, a black lab, one long haired cat, and two short haired cats living in my house. And I'm drowning in fur. The Dirt Devil Vision I bought two years ago has never worked decently. So I need recommendations for an affordable vacuum cleaner that can handle a ton of fur and relatively new carpet that's still shedding a bit. I can borrow my grandma's Dyson once or twice a month for superawesome vacuum times, but I also need something I can use a few times a week just to get the majority of the fur off the carpet. Difficulty: Under $150.
What model of Miele canister vacuum should I get? I've read a number of reviews, but nothing with enough detail to figure out what model would work best for us. We're in a 2-bedroom Manhattan apartment with hardwood floors and area rugs. I've been to Gracious Home to check out their selection and will probably purchase from there this weekend, unless someone else has a vendor to recommend.
I'd like to get a dustbuster or similar cordless small vacuum device. Can you awesome people recommend some brands/models? [more inside]
Backpack vacuum cleaners - any experience or tips? I'm considering a backpack vacuum cleaner (ProTeam), but I'm unsure how comparable these are to consumer vacuums. It doesn't appear there are any carpet attachments with beaters (that are driven by a motor). Any have any experience with these? Or insights on which kind?
Which vacuum storage brand is best? I've seen "Space Bag", "Storage Kaddy", and "Honey-can-do" on amazon. The reviews seem fairly mixed or sparse on all of them. Do you have any personal experience with different bags?
Does anyone have any experience using various short-term food preservation vacuum devices (such as the Tilia FoodSaver) on cut-up fruit? [more inside]
Most recommended roomba, hopefully sub-$200 [more inside]
If you were to take a blimp like structure and instead of filling it with hydrogen, or helium, or hot air, you instead "filled it" with vacuum, that is you removed everything from the inside (think mercury vacuum), would that structure float in earths atmosphere...This is driving me nuts, help me physics!
Effective, inexpensive, cordless mini-vacuum. Does it exist? Please help out a fur-covered Corgi owner. [more inside]
Retrofitting a HEPA filter to my central-vac exhaust: experiences, comments? [more inside]
Those pretentious Dyson vacuum cleaner commercials have me thinking about the potential inferiority of my trusty steed... [more inside]
I've read the prior discussions, and I've seen Consumer Reports - but the wool carpet issue hasn't been addressed. I'm looking for a good vacuum cleaner for my wool carpets (and my sofa and such). I have cats. I don't have stairs. I'd like a vacuum cleaner that will last. And I'd like something not too heavy, something easy to move around. If it has a bag, it has to be easy to change it. [more inside]
My dog chewed the power cable on my vacuum. Not realizing this, I turned it on and burnt a fuse. Is there any option other than replacing the vacuum? Would it be safe to wrap it with electrical tape?
Does anyone have experience with an air-powered carpet beater with a Shop Vac? [more inside]
To what extent would the lack of an atmosphere reduce the effectiveness of nuclear weapons?
[Cat fur filter]: What's the best way to keep my apartment free of cat fur? [more inside]
What's a good vacuum for mostly hard floors and some carpet for a cat owner? [more inside]
Weird vacuum cleaner/haircut extension tube device. I saw it on an infomercial once. I think there's one in Wayne's World. Can I get one in the UK? [more inside]
We need to replace two horrible bagless upright vacuum cleaners which make an unbearable amount of noise and are largely ineffective, with a good relatively quiet single unit. [more inside]
Need a cheap, industrial strength vacuum cleaner! [more inside]
Cursing bad luck: One of the preamp tubes in my Peavey Classic 30 seemed to peter out during practice yesterday. Two hours before my first concert of the year. An awesome friend came in in the clutch, but now I'm puzzled as to what to do. (and have another show on Thursday) [more inside]
I need recommendations for a good central vacuum system to install in my house. [more inside]
I'm looking for a reasonably priced vacuum for use on hardwood floors. Doesn't need any sort of powered brushes just suction. Thanks!
Which Dustbuster should I buy? [more inside]
What do you think of the roomba? [more inside]
In this article, one of NASA's rocket scientists said that duct tape doesn't work in the vacuum of space. Why is that?
Would vacuum damage a corpse? This is actually a scientific research question (at the end of the explanations). [more inside]
What's the best lightweight-but-still-cleans-well vacuum out there? Besides Oreck, I mean. [more inside]
Is there a small vacuum with a beater brush that I wouldn't mind having sitting out in my living room? [more inside]
Should I vacuum the paint flakes out of my yard? [more inside]
Which Dyson vacuum? Is Dyson the best option in that price range? [more inside]
Why won't my Shark HEPA vacuum roller spin on it's own any more? [more inside]
I'm in a dorm in MA and my space is tight. I'm not going to need my long underwear (along with any other items) until Winter. Should I buy some Space Bags? How about a cheap, small, vacuum cleaner to go with it?
PlumbingFilter: Help me understand my new tankless toilet with no shut-off valve. What do I do if it clogs? [more inside]
Why is it always "Sew and Vac?" Sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. Why do these two appliances have such an affinity? Is it motors and belts? All the repair joints I see are 'Sew and Vac." What is up?
How do I de-stink the HEPA filter for my brand-new bagless vacuum? [more inside]
What's the simplest and cheapest way for me to have a setup where when one electric appliance is turned on it turns another one on? [more inside]
Are there any vacuum cleaners that can deal with lots of long human hair? [more inside]
My apartment is wood floor and tile. Hell, my whole building is wood floor and tile. How on earth do I clean all of this (particularly the wood)? What's the best way to clean large amounts of hardwood flooring? (If devices are suggested, any specific brand/model suggestions?) [more inside]
Looking for an vacuum that does the trick but doesn't cost a fortune...any suggestions? I see that they sell vacuums at target, meijer, etc. Are these going to fall apart in 3 days and stop working?
I recently acquired two cats which is lovely and enriching excepting that I am now living inside a giant hairball. Cat hair everywhere. Millions spent on lint rollers. First question: Can anyone recommend a decent, reasonably-priced vacuum cleaner that can tackle pet hair? It must have attachments and a HEPA filter. Also, I have bare floors. Second question: Does anyone use an Ionic Breeze or a similar air purifier? Is it worth the money?
Since spring is almost here I would like to get a small vacuum to use on the cat. I have used my big vacuum with a long hose and a soft brush on the end on the cat and that was acceptable to the cat ;-) so I would like to get a small QUIET hand held one that wouldn't freak the cat out. I tried a Shark? one that was advertised as quiet but it was everything except quit! Obviously I only need one with fairly low suction, don't want the cat stuck to it.. /Peter
[VaccumFilter] My Wife wants a new vacuum for Xmas. Namely, she wants that bright yellow $400 vacuum that you see on TV all the time. That seems a bit excessive to me for our small house. Tell me mefities, what's the best vacuum for the money? Is it worth repairing an old vaccum instead?
Roomba! How smart is your Roomba? (MI) [more inside]
VaccumFilter: Looking for a source of Kirby vaccum bags [More Inside] [more inside]
I'm looking for a cordless handheld vac that really sucks. Recommendations?
After living together for four years, my sig other and I are ready to take the plunge - and buy a good vacuum cleaner. We have a dog, she has allergies, I googled and quickly came up with the Dyson DC07 'Animal', which has 5 stars on Amazon but which costs $500. Simple? Well, other reviews, including some other Amazon reviews, say it's a bit of a dog, and one accuses Dyson of padding the reviews with their PR material. Has anyone used a Dyson, or the DC07? [More inside]
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