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#1 chookpea

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

As sad as it sounds, I'm lusting after a Dyson handheld for Christmas.

We have a big Dyson, but it's a PITA to drag up and down 2 flights of steep stairs in our terrace house.  I figure I'd probably vacuum the 1st and 2nd floors more if I had something that was easier to pull out to use.  

Does anyone have more more than one vacuum cleaner, or am I being crazy?

#2 Ally'smum

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

I am getting the handheld for the same reason, plus it will make cleaning the car easier.

#3 ~chiquita~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

I don't think your crazy, I've considered it.
I too have a dyson, live in a two storey dwelling and find dragging the thing up and down the stairs a pain. Upstairs gets vacuumed much less than downstairs, admittedly it doesn't get the traffic that the bottom level does.

One to live upstairs and one for downstairs. Go for it!

#4 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

Not really.

There is one in the house - DP knows where it is.

And one in my workshop.  The workshop one gets used more for dust extraction in the sandblaster than it does for cleaning the floor though.

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

If I had two storeys I would have two Dysons definitely. My dream is to have two dishwashers so I never have to unpack them, just take clean dishes from one, use them and then put them dirty into the other one.

#6 Frankly my Dear

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

I have 2.

I have a dyson and also an electrolux cordless one just for quickly running over the kitchen or lounge room.

#7 lozoodle

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

I've got a dyson and a dustbuster (not dyson) but I'm also lusting after a dyson handheld for the stairs, car and timber venetians.

Not crazy! original.gif

#8 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

i have a dyson handheld dc35 and its awesome.

i hardly ever use the big vacuum, as we have wooden floors and small rugs.

i thought dh would complain about the cost, but he loves it a uses it every weekend.

#9 Bluenomi

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

My mum has 3 full sized ones for her last house, one for each floor!

I have a full sized on and a handheld

#10 chookpea

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for your replies  original.gif

akatara - that's the one I'd like to get.  How do you find it...does it run out of battery quickly/take long to recharge etc?

#11 Hungry Caterpillar

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I have an upright cordless that I run over the most used floors 2 or 3 times daily while I'm at home with 3 kids who get food and sand everywhere. Means I only have to get the big vacuum cleaner out once a week.

#12 EssentialBludger

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

I had a roomba and a normal heavy ass vacuum cleaner.

The roomba was used daily on all floors and the regular vacuum dragged out about once a month to do the cobwebs etc.

Then my roomba died and I was sad. sad.gif

#13 rosie28

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

The Dyson handheld is amazing - I would never buy another brand. It is fairly light, easy to use, good suction and hold a charge long enough to do smaller vacuuming jobs - it does all my stairs and bathrooms without dying.

#14 Akeyo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Sorry to hijack briefly - but I am thinking of buying a Dyson and notice many of you have one. Do you recommend them for thicker shag carpet? Our current vacuum cleaner was great in our old place (wooden floors) but is not coping with the thick carpet here at all. It's definitely time to upgrade and need something with powerful suction.

Also I went to buy a handheld for our stairs for the same reason, hate dragging the heavy vacuum up and down but was told they're just not powerful enough for carpet. Is the Dyson handheld a better option?

Again - sorry to hijack!

Thanks x

#15 (feral)epg

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

When DP and I moved in together we each bought a vacuum cleaner - his is an expensive but ancient one that he loves, but I don't think it works properly.
Mine is a cheapy bagless that I love, but he doesn't think it works properly (because he never empties out the barrel or cleans the filters).

Ps you can get 2 drawer dishwashers - my mum has one- one drawer for clean dish storage, the other for putting the dirty dishes in.

#16 Three Of Hearts

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

I have three as well ph34r.gif

I have a normal big vacuum, a handheld vacuum and a cordless stick vacuum.  Since getting the cordless stick vacuum I don't think the big vacuum has made an appearance!

#17 *LucyE*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

I'd get 2 full sized vacs for 2 storeys.

I was close to buying a Dyson handheld until I borrowed MIL's for a test.  Although it beats any other hand held, I found it just wasn't all that I thought it would be.  

I have a roomba and a miele.  I vacuum almost daily and find for small spills, a dustpan and broom was more efficient than a handheld.  Most of the time, it can wait until I do the vacuuming with the big one.

For the car, I found the Dyson awkward.  The Miele car kit has tools that were better able to fit into the crevices compared to the handheld.  These days, I do it at the car wash place for best use of my time (usually in between waiting for children).

I also found the Dyson would cut out if it over heated, which is a good feature.  However, with sucking up dog hair, it would overheat very easily.  I'd then need to leave it for half an hour to get about 2 mins worth of vacuuming.  Again, not efficient use of my time.  It was quicker to either pull the big one out or use the dustpan and broom rather than empty and clean filter multiple times.

#18 imamumto3

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (Frankly my Dear @ 05/12/2012, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have 2.

I have a dyson and also an electrolux cordless one just for quickly running over the kitchen or lounge room.


#19 newkie

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

I have a roomba and a big dyson as well, and I'd love something handheld too. I was lusting after the handheld dyson until I tried my mum's, and found it a little hard to handle.

If I had some spare cash, I'd love some sort of handheld, dustbuster type thing, just for those quick things.

#20 causeway

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:51 AM


I wouldn't have bought it, but it came as part of the Dyson package.

We used to live in a two storey house with carpet on the stairs and it was fantastic for the stairs. Now we are in a house that has tiles, floating floor boards or polished boards and I use it for the hard to reach areas, the lounge and the skirting boards.


#21 Pssst...

Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

We have an upright Dyson, a robot vacuum cleaner and a hand held Dyson!

#22 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (EssentialBludger @ 05/12/2012, 07:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had a roomba and a normal heavy ass vacuum cleaner.

The roomba was used daily on all floors and the regular vacuum dragged out about once a month to do the cobwebs etc.

Then my roomba died and I was sad. sad.gif

Oh man,I would die if my roboking carked it! It runs in my house daily with the Kirby coming out just about every fortnight to do a thoro clean. In all I have 3 vacs,2 Kirby's(one a bargain at $60 I couldnt resist) plus my Roboking. Oh,I do have a handheld plug in job but I rarely use it tbh.

#23 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (Scruffy Wuffy @ 16/12/2012, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh man,I would die if my roboking carked it! It runs in my house daily with the Kirby coming out just about every fortnight to do a thoro clean. In all I have 3 vacs,2 Kirby's(one a bargain at $60 I couldnt resist) plus my Roboking. Oh,I do have a handheld plug in job but I rarely use it tbh.

what's a kirby?

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