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#1 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

I'm sure there'll be a few experts here original.gif

After a crappy year last year, this year is my year of spoiling myself with things I've always wanted, and a Dyson vac is pretty high on the list.

I'm after recs for which model will suit my needs best.

Our main living area, and the kids bedrooms are carpet.  The rest of the house is polished floorboards.  We don't have any indoor pets.  I have a dodgy back, and don't like lugging around anything heavy.  

What would you suggest?

#2 YandiGirl

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Based on what you've said, I would be inclined to get the DC35 Animal with the stick.

#3 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

this is the one I am drooling over at the moment. We have a dyson, few years old now and love it, but it's one of the upright ones and just difficult to store away nicely, so we are looking at this type for next time.
http://www.dyson.com.au/store/product.asp?...DC39-MULTIFLOOR

#4 Bluemakede

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

My sister has a dodgy back, she uses one of the upright ones and has less issues with it hurting her back then ones of the ones you pull along. They have a tube that pulls out to get into the tricky places.

#5 ELH05

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Sorry to hijack .... But has anyone got the DC44animal stick ?

#6 the wudges

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

I have a DC39 multifloor, which I use on both floorboards and carpet. It's great, but it might be a bit heavy to drag around if you have a bad back. There are a few lightweight vacuums listed on their website such as the DC38 multifloor.

ELH05, I also have a DC 44 animal and I absolutely love it! I only got it at Christmas and I'm so glad I did. I use it to vacuum small areas of floor and to get cat hair from my lounge.

#7 i-candi

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE (ELH05 @ 16/01/2013, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry to hijack .... But has anyone got the DC44animal stick ?


Me me me and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

We have a German Shepherd that is indoors 90% of the time!

I can't do whole house in one go but I can do the high traffic areas. We have a large house (5 bedrooms, dinning, 3 lounge areas, study, 2 bathrooms).

So easy to clean the ceilings. I use it every day.

ETA I've only got our big Dyson out once since I have my DC44 to give the dog's lounge.

Edited by i-candi, 16 January 2013 - 08:07 PM.


#8 ELH05

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (i-candi @ 16/01/2013, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me me me and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

We have a German Shepherd that is indoors 90% of the time!

I can't do whole house in one go but I can do the high traffic areas. We have a large house (5 bedrooms, dinning, 3 lounge areas, study, 2 bathrooms).

So easy to clean the ceilings. I use it every day.

ETA I've only got our big Dyson out once since I have my DC44 to give the dog's lounge.


Awesome - I have the same sort of large house but want to use a cordless to whip around and clean up cat fur and baby mess !  I have a DC39 but would love a cordless.

Thanks - must keep a look out for some specials on one now !

#9 Simply Me

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Last week, as my combined birthday and christmas present from extended family, I went and bought the dc44 animal ( with a stick).  I have used it most days.  My house is all polished floor boards.  The best is being able to go under the beds without lugging around something big.  The battery lasts for 20 mins, but I think longer, as mine still hasn't run out yet.  
You really need to shop around for the best price and play them off against each other.


#10 Quaintrelle

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

We have the DC39, and while it's probably lighter than most and has the fancy swivel motion, I think it has a terrible design fault , which is the flat tube that connects the hose to the barrel. It's not only flat but also at a 90-degree angle, so when sometihng gets stuck (which is often in our case) it's an absolute bugger to unblock.
You basically have to make sure it doesn't go near anything larger than a marble, so you can't just stick it under the furniture and hope for the best. HTH.

#11 turnip123

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Is the suction ok on the dc44? I read some reviews that's said it was not so good.
Also what kind of price did you get it down to?

#12 i-candi

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (turnip123 @ 16/01/2013, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the suction ok on the dc44? I read some reviews that's said it was not so good.
Also what kind of price did you get it down to?



Suction is great. You get 20 minutes on tiles, when I vac the carpet I put it on max and the manual states you only get 8 minutes on max.

It gets the dog hair out the carpet original.gif although I must admit you have to vac slower, if you rush it doesn't pick up the hair as much.

#13 NoOneElse

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

A month ago, my latest expensive Vac split the tube.
In a fit of frustration, I purchased a $99 Volta from Big W.
It is, without a doubt, the best vaccum cleaner I have had in 15 years.
I am never buying an expensive one again. They are NO better then my little 2200W Volta and for the price I paid for the last one? I can buy about 15 of these!

Don't bother with the expensive stuff.
NOE

#14 Simply Me

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

From dj at $438.  When myer wouldn't price match (they were $10 more) knew I got it at a reasonable price.  Dj had it on sale at the time.

#15 amesv

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

I got the model up from this (http://shop.bigpond....etail&ID=118132) the DC43 cyclone which I think the only difference with the animal DC43 it has one additional head that is great for cleaning your car and animal hair, it was only $8 more at the good guys to get the animal model but they didn't have any in stock so we settled for the DC43 cyclone which I am really happy with anyway, I haven't got my  wertheim vacuum out since I got the dyson. I have a mix of floorboards and carpet in my 3 bedroom house.

#16 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

Thanks for the suggestions - I like the look of the DC35 animal, but not sure about the cordlessness.

My other choice would bd DC39, would just have to ensure it's not too heavy - it looks smaller / lighter than what I'm currently using anyway.

#17 cward

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Personally I would waste the money on a Dyson either.  Admittidly I've had mine for 6 years but it is one of the worst vacuums I have ever had.  Pain to lug around, suction is terrible.  Unfortunately I will have to kepep using it until it dies because I perstered my DP for one when we renovated because I had heard how great they were so there is no way he will let me get rid of it!

#18 Ness75

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (cward @ 24/01/2013, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personally I would waste the money on a Dyson either.  Admittidly I've had mine for 6 years but it is one of the worst vacuums I have ever had.  Pain to lug around, suction is terrible.  Unfortunately I will have to kepep using it until it dies because I perstered my DP for one when we renovated because I had heard how great they were so there is no way he will let me get rid of it!


I have had my Dyson for about 5 years now and hate it. Its such a pain to use and we have gone through 3 turbo heads in that time.
I work in Community Care and use several different vacumns each day and if i could replace my cleaner right now it would be for one of the inexpensive Miele cleaners.
I admit i am curious about the Dyson stick vac though, and if i thought i could get away with just one of those i would give it serious thought.

#19 babybeli

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I have an Electrolux ergo rapid plus.  I love it and have not used my Dyson since I got it.  It's cordless so no bending to plug it in.  Just grab it from the charger and away you go.  Any little mess can be fixed in a jiffy.  Even hubby and the kids will grab it and clean up.  Does not quite do the whole house before recharging but there's always something else to do whilst waiting.  Part of it comes of so you can hand vacum great for cars boats shelves etc.

#20 Littleone84

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

My MIL is a clean freak, she has always had a Dyson, but recent she purchased one of the Shark vaccums advertised on TV from Big W and she swears by it. She said the suction and amount of crap she picked up when she "thought" her house was spotless was remarkable.

She is getting me one for my birthday  biggrin.gif




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