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    • Alisha2008
    • By Alisha2008 1st Dec 17, 11:28 AM
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    Dyson V8 or Shark?
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:28 AM
    Dyson V8 or Shark? 1st Dec 17 at 11:28 AM
    We've decided to replace our Miele vacuum cleaner which is > 15 years old and we like the idea of the cordless ones, especially to do the stairs. Reading reviews it looks the best one is the Dyson Absolute V8 but at almost 400 is a bit expensive, but then the Shark also gets really good reviews at half the price (and it comes with 2 batteries).






    Any opinions about these 2?
    Thanks!
    Last edited by Alisha2008; 01-12-2017 at 11:31 AM.
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:01 PM
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    Ive got the Shark True pet (corded). Its the best vacuum ive ever had.
    • tizerbelle
    • By tizerbelle 1st Dec 17, 1:04 PM
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    I'd suggest if at all possible, you go to a store and hold the vacuum cleaners as if you were using them for a minute or so. In use, because your hand (the bit between thumb and forefinger) ends up pressed against the top of the handle if they are angular in design can result in being very uncomfortable to use. We have 3 cordless in the house (don't ask!) A Dyson V6, a VAX Slimline and a Morphy Richards SuperVac SleekPro. The Morphy has a curved handle and is so much more comfortable to use than the others whose handles are squarer.
    • OnTheLadder
    • By OnTheLadder 1st Dec 17, 1:56 PM
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    We have recently bought the Dyson V8 Animal Cordless. Works so well for us as 1. Easy to store 2. Works on different floor types (wooden, carpet, tiles) 3. Very lightweight and easy to use (pets so we hoover everyday) 4. Picks up pet hair and mess. Overall, I'd highly recommend although it was expensive. Rather than being a chore now, hoovering is just a 5 minute job (but then, we don't have a huge house). Only downside I can see is that it takes ages to charge, and only lasts about 40 mins so if you have a large house it may need multiple charges. But in our 2 bed house we probably charge less than once a week and hoover everyday. I would also advise as above, going into store to test them out. We were originally going to get the V6 but just preferred the feel of the V8 so much more when we were there. Then look for deals online/cashback sites etc.
    • Lauralou79
    • By Lauralou79 2nd Dec 17, 6:59 PM
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    I’ve just got a shark cordless, not one of the most expensive ones, was one of the cheaper of its ranges. Best hoover I’ve had. There’s only two of us and no pets but it’s amazing what it picks up.
    • A Wright-Burke
    • By A Wright-Burke 2nd Dec 17, 8:36 PM
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    A V8 for me but on Max suction it lasts about 7 minutes but with two kids and the youngest being a walking crumb machine, it is just so convenient.
    Obviously using plates would be my preferred choice though! ;-)
    • jessy-eve
    • By jessy-eve 4th Dec 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:28 AM
    Had a V8 since September - it's amazing! Can do a deep clean well and is so easy and convenient to grab during the week!
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    • daisleybur
    • By daisleybur 4th Dec 17, 2:39 PM
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    I know it's neither of the ones you've asked about, but the Vax Blade 32v got excellent reviews with Which, and it's currently on offer for 179.99 on their website, and 169.99 on Amazon. I'm currently saving up for one myself
    • martinsurrey
    • By martinsurrey 4th Dec 17, 4:44 PM
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    I know it's neither of the ones you've asked about, but the Vax Blade 32v got excellent reviews with Which, and it's currently on offer for 179.99 on their website, and 169.99 on Amazon. I'm currently saving up for one myself
    Originally posted by daisleybur
    I've got a Vax Blade 32v and its the business, and at that price, you cant complain.
    • Alisha2008
    • By Alisha2008 4th Dec 17, 4:54 PM
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    Many thanks for all the opinions, I've checked the vax and reviews are quite good. We went to Currys this weekend to look a the Dyson/Shark but they were stupidly expensive, some dysons were > 500!!


    Our house is quite big (combination of laminate+carpets) but it's only the 2 of us and no pets, so I think the vax might be enough...
    • dw14
    • By dw14 7th Dec 17, 3:54 PM
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    Shark, every time. We've shown our shark to loads of friends who had Dysons and they got rid and got a shark when Dyson needed replaced.
    • eastonian
    • By eastonian 8th Dec 17, 8:21 AM
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    Have a V8 Absolute and it has changed our life! As above, so easy to do a quick whizz around for 5 mins, we have a hairy dog so it's amazing for that.

    However, I have friends who work at Dyson, and gave me a 50% voucher, prob wouldn't have bought one without that.
    • Geodark
    • By Geodark 8th Dec 17, 12:45 PM
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    Have to say we have the shark and we love it!
    • dz1
    • By dz1 9th Dec 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Dyson V8 is much better than shark cordless on carpet. There is a video on YouTube comparing them on carpet and the Dyson totally blows away the shark cordless.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UfZBhhPMris

    Another reason to get the Dyson V8 is the HEPA filter which the shark does not have. The motor in the Dyson is way more advanced than the one in the shark and is the reason why the shark cannot even handle a HEPA filter.

    In one or two of their videos, shark compares their corded vacuums with the old model dyson V6 cordless. This deceptive advertising comparing corded with cordless is another reason why I don't like shark.
    Last edited by dz1; 10-12-2017 at 12:08 AM. Reason: -
    • Alisha2008
    • By Alisha2008 15th Dec 17, 12:10 PM
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    The video is of a Dyson V7, which me might be able to afford, but the V8 is far too expensive!
    • RosesInTheHospital
    • By RosesInTheHospital 16th Dec 17, 12:10 PM
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    V8 - 400 in installments
    FYI - QVC UK have the latest V8 with loads of accessories on special today - you can also pay in 100 installments over the next 4 months!... I'm so tempted..
    • GoletSomers
    • By GoletSomers 18th Jun 18, 6:02 PM
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    Included are the cover cleaning head, the fissure cleaner, a delicate tidying brush, the mix head that broadens, the purported creature hair cleaner, and a connection for cleaning exposed floors. I completely adore this vacuum. Exceptionally prescribe. What's more, obviously it accompanies the divider mount!
    • ArianeTrixi
    • By ArianeTrixi 20th Jun 18, 6:26 AM
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    For what it's worth, we have had a Dyson V8 animal for about a year now and it's been fantastic. Over time the battery started to get weaker and from last week, a charge would only last for about 2-3 minutes..
    Called Dyson and they sent us out a free new battery, it's as new now and works perfectly again - especially on the high power mode to grab all the dog hair off the carpet.
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