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    • first78
    • By first78 16th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
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    Vacuum recommendations
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
    Vacuum recommendations 16th Oct 16 at 10:33 AM
    I need a good vacuum cleaner as I've got a Labrador that constantly moults. Downstairs is laminate flooring and upstairs is carpet so ideally need something that will be effective on both. Thought I could save up now and maybe grab a bargain in the January sales.
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    • phill99
    • By phill99 16th Oct 16, 12:14 PM
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    Henry Hoover
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 16th Oct 16, 12:29 PM
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    Miele C3 cat and dog. We have limestone floors downstairs and carpet upstairs, we wouldn't be without it.
    • bouncydog1
    • By bouncydog1 16th Oct 16, 4:41 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 4:41 PM
    Dyson animal - now on my 3rd!
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 16th Oct 16, 4:44 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 4:44 PM
    Miele C3, the highest ever rated vacuum by which.
    • Sagz
    • By Sagz 16th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
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    • #6
    • 16th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
    I was always a Dyson fan until I got a Shark. Not sure which one I have (am on hols atm), but it's very versatile with a beater bar that can be turned on and off for switching between laminate and carpet, on board tools, lift-away section for car cleaning etc and a very easy to empty bin.
    I have 3 cats, 2 dogs, and long hair - it picks up all with no fuss. The soft brush tool is excellent for skirting and dusting too.
    I got it from one of the tv channels, Ideal World or QVC, at half the price of my last Dyson.
    Some days you're the dog..... most days you're the tree!
    • Jackieboy
    • By Jackieboy 16th Oct 16, 5:20 PM
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    Seven animals here and a Henry - wouldn't have a Dyson Animal again if they paid me!
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 16th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
    Dyson animal - now on my 3rd!
    Originally posted by bouncydog1
    And maybe there's a message there.
    • ian103
    • By ian103 16th Oct 16, 7:38 PM
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    Not a dyson, the original one was very good, the current one is expensive and feels very cheap, flimsy and not worth the money.
    • Chanes
    • By Chanes 16th Oct 16, 8:04 PM
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    Miele. We had a Dyson once and didn't rate it at all.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 16th Oct 16, 8:45 PM
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    Miele here as well.
    • Fat Walt
    • By Fat Walt 16th Oct 16, 8:54 PM
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    Fat Walt
    Dyson animal - now on my 3rd!
    Originally posted by bouncydog1

    Replaced ours with.

    For £80 beats the dyson.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th Oct 16, 7:10 AM
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    Henry isn't as powerful as he used to be; he went all eco in 2014 to meet EU regs.

    Some say he is just as good, but many say he's now emasculated.

    I bought a second-hand Henry for £42, carefully selected on the Bay, to avoid the matter of whether the above is true.

    If you still want a high powered vac, it's possible to buy a wet and dry model which gets around those pesky regulations, but of course, it will cost more to run.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 17th Oct 16, 10:13 AM
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    Miele Cat & Dog. Amazingly powerful compared to the Dyson we had. It has variable power controls so you can turn the power down to lift pet hair off bedding without the entire bed disappearing up the hose!!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 17th Oct 16, 10:38 AM
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    Miele cat and dog, I'm still on my first ( 15 years old and as good as new)
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • marc81
    • By marc81 17th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
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    I've had a Samsung CycloneForce (VC08F70HDUR) for a few years now and it's been great, it replaced a Dyson Animal and far out performs it. Was a bargain too as it was already heavily discounted at Currys plus Samsung were offering cashback at the time
    • andrewf75
    • By andrewf75 17th Oct 16, 11:54 AM
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    Miele all the way although I hear Henry's are good as well.

    Got to laugh at the Dyson fans saying its so good I'm on my third! Buy a decent vacuum and you won't be needing a second let alone a third!
    • krey
    • By krey 17th Oct 16, 1:19 PM
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    everything else is a junk compared to henry...
    and no there's really no power loss, I have both the old and new, same power.. you can pickup one used for around £30, using them for building work, the one thing I like about them: they are reliable, simple,cheap and has loads of power.
    • JulieElizabeth
    • By JulieElizabeth 17th Oct 16, 3:52 PM
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    I don't have animals but I do have a Shark Liftaway. Bought it after reading the reviews on Argos website and I was not disappointed. Could not recommend enough

    Pretty sure Shark do some sort of pet hair cleaner too.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 17th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
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    The whole escalating wattage was effectively just for marketing spiel.

    "49000W of raw power!"
    "Now with 50000W of power!"

    In reality, the EU limit just ends the nonsense.

    Also, Henry.
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