Jump to content

Does such a vacuum exist?
Need your tips to buy a good one


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Our current vacuum is about 20 years old,  and while its fine for this rental,  I'd like a great vacuum for our new house.
I'd ideally like a vacuum that can handle polished hardwood floors,  a reasonable amount of carpet,  tiles and carpeted stairs.   All without being too heavy or painful.
Does such a wondrous appliance exist?   I'm happy to spend a decent amount of money to get a good quality, versatile vac.
ETA:  also would love recommendations for good quality steam mops!

Thanks!

Edited by Dinah_Harris, 28 January 2013 - 10:58 AM.


#2 Kalota

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Our Dyson is amazing. Expensive, but amazing - and everything you described! You can also buy separate attachments for it specialised for different surfaces, we have a couple and they are just great. DF even told me the other day that he now enjoys vacuuming! (He won't live that one down.)

#3 Sunny003

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Miele! Think they're called cat and dog. Have heard wonderful reviews, and a lot from ex Dyson users.

I blew our dyson up, just out of warranty. Not happy!

#4 SarahVandooo

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

We just bought a dyson for our new house, omg, I just looooove my dyson, we got the upright on, I think it's called the animal, coz it had rotating thingys in the head of the vacuum that pick up any animal hair, it's amaaaazing, and my hubby also sez he now enjoys vacuuming lol

#5 ~Nic~

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

Yep, Dyson here as well... I have an older one (DC05) - have had it for about 8 or 9 years and there is still nothing wrong with it. I want to get a new one purely becuase the new one has a clever little trick where is switches itself from carpet tool to hard floor tool by itself... this one.

#6 wanting3

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

For the hard floors I love my hoover steam mop. I have 98% hard floors, either tile or hard wood. I love that I can refill the water and keep gonig, I also love the ease of changing the pad, and I clean the pad after use with elbow grease and laundry soap.

For the carpet area's I use the hoover upright, which has the 'dustbuster' attachment builtin. Not the best suction I have ever had, but does the job on the small area I need.

#7 EssentialBludger

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

If I had a spare 4K lying around I'd buy a kirby. Tounge1.gif

#8 sa5ha

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Another vote for the Dysons. Mine is about 5 years old now and I still enjoy vacuuming with it!

#9 Clever bunny

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

I was feeling too cheap, I mean cleverly economical, and couldn't justify the Dyson because I was setting up a whole new house at the time. I've been really happy with my Vax Zen pet hair vacuum. I have tiles and floorboards and a few rugs. The carpet attachment is great.

I may take to vacuuming the pug rather than try and catch all the hair he drops though...

#10 *LucyE*

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Miele.

There have been a few reviews in the past if you search for 'Miele' and 'Dyson'.

The Miele vacuum head easily switches between hard floors and carpet. It also is gentle on hard floors and won't scratch them.

For stairs, the Miele can work standing on it's end so it is easy to sit it on a step and vacuum a few, then move it up again.

If you have timber floors, DON'T use a steam mop. There floors diike heat and moisture. The combination over time, will damage your timber floors.

I have a Kambrook steam mop and think it is very average. DH bought it and I rarely use it. It is good for our high gloss tiles but we don't have enough of them to make it worthwhile pulling out, setting up and allowing to preheat. Mopping is enough of a pain without predicting 20mins ahead.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Britain's youngest parents: mother 12, father 13

A 12-year-old schoolgirl and her 13-year-old boyfriend are believed to have become Britain?s youngest parents, after the birth of their baby girl earlier this week.

When Prince George met Bilby George

Prince George has met an Aussie marsupial named after him in his first official engagement in Australia.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Pregnant woman dies after doctor removes ovary instead of appendix

When a UK woman went to hospital suffering appendicitis, doctors mistakenly removed her healthy ovary - with tragic consequences.

The milestones I can't wait to celebrate

Nothing can beat the feeling of witnessing that first smile, first step and first word - but here's a list of 'firsts' I'm really looking forward to now.

How you develop in your baby's first year

Just as babies undergo rapid growth as they learn and change in their first year, we?re learning and changing quickly as parents, too. Don?t underestimate the developmental stages you go through when you have a baby.

Can you make your baby smarter even before birth?

A product new to Australia claims to help babies be born "as intelligent as possible", but not all experts agree on the benefits of educating babies while still in the womb.

How a mother's love helped unearth the skills of an autistic savant

Autistic savant Ping Lian Yeak, a prodigious artist who has had his work shown all over the world, couldn't have done it without the support and love of his proud mum.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

A tiny heart: a baby?s death gives life to another

Simon Alexander Garcia lived only one brief hour. But somewhere, a little girl?s heart is beating today because of him.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Why is childbirth still such a pain?

The options given to women to help them cope in labour have barely changed in years.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.