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#1 luke's mummu

Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Our vacuum cleaner has just died after almost 10 years (Electrolux - cost about $200). Hubby wants to buy a Dyson but I have no idea if it is worth it. (I do 90% of the vacuuming anyway).

Has anyone got any recommendations? Or things we should look for?

Thanks Lisa



#2 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

We bought a low-end commercial called 'Junior' and it is SO good!! I actually bought it for a shop I had, and turned into our main vac. And it wasn't overly expensive either.

#3 Avogadro

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

http://www.dyson.com.au/store/product.asp?...uct=DC35-ANIMAL

I just love this vacuum cleaner - sure, the dust container isn't huge, and it does run out of battery (occasionally).  But I love the convenience - I don't have to commit to pulling the vacuum out of the cupboard, plugging it in, making sure it doesn't run into the walls, moving the plug down the hallway.

Zoom, zoom and its done!

#4 Sunny003

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

I'd go a Miele.

I blew my Dyson up & for the $$ there's plenty others that do a great job.

#5 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Is this one http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/2512177224...dPriceItemTypes

#6 MandanStu

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

I really wanted a Dyson but when DH and I went to buy one the store man actually talked up the Miele.

So we got a Miele for half the price of a Dyson and it works heaps better than my BIL's Dyson that I had been using.

Picks up my hair first roll over where the Dyson just made it clump into a ball an not actually pick it up.

#7 Floki

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

I bough a Piranha from Big W before Christmas for $98 and it is fantastic. Came with a free mini vac as well.


#8 mini mac

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

I borrowed my mums Dyson dc24 after our cheapie broke down recently and it was fantastic. We went and bought one in the sales over Xmas.

The downfall is the $$ and the bin does need frequent emptying (which you get used to quickly) but the suction is so good and it cleans so well. The bigger vacuums are bulky and too heavy for me, this one is so easy to use. An upright vacuum is much easier to use IMO too.

Eta spelling

Edited by Mini Mac, 27 January 2013 - 05:25 PM.


#9 dae-gu

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

We have a 10 yo Miele Cat and Dog....still going great, additional turbo head is good too:)

#10 Sunny003

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (MandanStu @ 27/01/2013, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really wanted a Dyson but when DH and I went to buy one the store man actually talked up the Miele.

So we got a Miele for half the price of a Dyson and it works heaps better than my BIL's Dyson that I had been using.

Picks up my hair first roll over where the Dyson just made it clump into a ball an not actually pick it up.


Can I ask which model please?
Salesman talked mum & dad out of Dyson too.

#11 jobo77

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

I just bought a new one last weekend and got a Miele S6210 for under $300. It has a great suck on it, heaps better than my old Wertheim I was replacing and isn't too bulky so fits nicely in my linen cupboard. Plus its a pretty colour biggrin.gif
The main thing I got from my trip out last weekend was bag or no bag... for me I didn't mind and ended up getting bag, mainly as the bagless decent ones were over my limit of $300. Also, carpet or no carpet as some come with a special carpet power head. I have some carpet and some tiles so ended up just getting the normal head and am pretty happy with it so far. Happy shopping!

#12 MandanStu

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

QUOTE (Sunny003 @ 27/01/2013, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I ask which model please?
Salesman talked mum & dad out of Dyson too.


It was a red cat & Dog one. Brought from the good guys. Not sure of what we paid though...

#13 Jaffacakes

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

I did a fair bit of research when we had to replace our vacuum cleaner about a year ago and based on reviews and the price we wanted to spend, we got a Miele S5211.

It seems to do an OK job (although to be honest, I probably don't use it enough to give a proper review  ph34r.gif ). Our floors are hardwood and tiles only with a few rugs so I mostly use a broom to sweep.

#14 MandanStu

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE (MandanStu @ 27/01/2013, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was a red cat & Dog one. Brought from the good guys. Not sure of what we paid though...


Actually my DH just told me we still have the box - Cat & Dog 5000.
Paid $375 - but worth every penny!

#15 librablonde

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

My Miele Cat & Dog is my best friend original.gif

#16 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Stalking....

I have hard wood floors, some rugs, lots of stairs and I hate lugging my existing vacuum cleaning up the stairs, plugging it in etc....the dyson cordless really appeals to me...for those who have it, does it easily do a whole house without needing to recharge?

Sorry to hijack thread OP...but thought you may like to hear the answer to this too...!?

#17 Sunny003

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE (MandanStu @ 27/01/2013, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was a red cat & Dog one. Brought from the good guys. Not sure of what we paid though...


Thank you!!

And thanks to those who quoted model numbers & prices etc too!

$300ish is much better than my Dyson  mad.gif

#18 TillyTake2

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE (Beautiful Warlock @ 27/01/2013, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bough a Piranha from Big W before Christmas for $98 and it is fantastic. Came with a free mini vac as well.


Is it really noisy?


#19 Floki

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

No noisier than the Wertheim I had or the Dyson that my mum has.

#20 nicknick

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

I love my dyson, and the odd repair I have needed they have fixed perfectly and returned it as new. I have had it for 7 years and it is still doing a fantastic job.

Edited by nicknick, 27 January 2013 - 08:13 PM.


#21 *LucyE*

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

I prefer Miele over Dyson.

We have an indoor German shepherd, carpet in bedrooms, timber floor boards in living areas, tile in bathrooms and the odd rug.

If you are the one who will be using it the most, go and try them out instore for yourself. I remember taking in some of our dog's hair and rubbing it into the showroom carpet because I had killed 3 vacuums in a year due to that hair.

I like the Miele because it has good wheels so runs smoothly. MIL's Dyson, that I have used a lot when house sitting, tips over due to the crappy wheels and being top heavy. I prefer the vacuum head on the Miele because I can easily change between hard floor and carpet modes. I found the Dyson would sometimes click over on its own which was a pain. Once a week, I use the power head of the Miele to really give the carpet a good clean. The Dyson would also scratch the timber floors which would be a pain if you had highly polished timber floors. The cord of the Miele is/was slightly longer so I don't need an extension cord/change power points as often.

And, I hate, hate, hate emptying out the Dyson cannister. Sure, there's no bags to buy but I think it's worth he minimal cost (I spend more on coffee) to not have a cloud of dust puff back up in my face. I get hay fever and emptying the Dyson would have me red eyed and sneezing for the rest of the day. The Miele is all contained in a self closing bag so no dust whatsoever to irritate me.

MIL end up buying a Miele when she needed a second vacuum because the Dyson may be better than the cheapie vacuums but it doesn't compare to others in its price range.

#22 Avogadro

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE
I have hard wood floors, some rugs, lots of stairs and I hate lugging my existing vacuum cleaning up the stairs, plugging it in etc....the dyson cordless really appeals to me...for those who have it, does it easily do a whole house without needing to recharge?


Probably not.  I have only a medium size house, and I usually don't vacuum all at once.

#23 IamzFeralz

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I have owned both a Dyson and a Miele.

I say get a Miele.  My Dyson which we paid in excess of $700 fell apart and lost its suction within just a few years.  I was really frustrated with it.  For that sort of money I expected more.  It seems to me that Dyson has some good machines but has too many lemons as there have been others on EB with the same experiences.  

We currently have a Miele S5211 for which we paid $279 or thereabouts.  The suction is awesome and it's German made.  The downside is that you have to buy bags but in a way I prefer this as I didn't enjoy breathing in the dust that floated out of the Dyson canister everytime I emptied it.

#24 Jigsy 0308

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Dyson.



There is no alternative in my opinion.

#25 luke's mummu

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Thanks so much ladies. Leaning towards Meile as we have a lot of other household expenses coming up, and most brands seem to only last 10 years anyway.




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