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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

can you recommend vacuum cleaner?

Help! My precious Vorwerk vacuum cleaner seems to have expired on me today. Bought it probably over 20 years ago, and motor has been replaced once. May be too expensive to repair, but as I do B & B I need urgent replacement anyway.
I would love another Vorwerk but believe they are about £800 now!!!
PLEASE can anyone recommend a really flexible good suction not too heavy upright cleaner. I love the way the VW goes right under low furniture and also you can take handle off, replace the head with a hose & put it over your shoulder to vacuum up high.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. I'm going to look on Amazon now to see what's around.

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Liz from Cumbria

This isn't an upright..

but, I recently bought one of those cute vacuum cleaners with a face - Henry! I bought it because we've been decorating and over the years we've ruined many a vacuum with picking up bits that shouldn't probably have been picked up. Have to say though that Henry sucks up virtually anything without any complaints whatsoever and wasn't drastically expensive. Came with those bits you need for doing things up top as well as on the carpet/cushion floor/laminate. As well as picking up anything, it's cheerful little face brightens mine (and OH's) day. Maybe not quite what you need but does a seriously good job for not a huge outlay.

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sam from worthing

vacuum recom

I can highly praise DYSONS.

however, i have an "animal" and he is a rather heavy bugger for the stairs, have recently injured myself carrying it up the stairs - but thats another story. and i got this one to replace another dyson, cos i got an animal, and its wonderful for dog hair.

my old one )which was actually second hand when we got it from my hoover shop) was the cyclone ball, and ever so light weight - my MIL now has that one, as it also has a function for doing tiles as well as carpets/rugs, has a long enough hose for ceiling cobwebs and curtains. her previous dyson has now gone to my ex-BIL,its a dyson number 7 i think, and that one is at least 6-7 years old....

they come with 5 years parts warrantee from dyson, and i would recommend getting them serviced every other year, our little vacuum shop does a full service a total clean and new belt for 35 pounds sterling.

my own mum has had a dyson since they first came out, and was quite expensive at the time for a hoover, and has had hers for about 12 plus years - the same one.

I can not recommend a dyson highly enough... and there are all sorts of models that suit different flooring, ie tiles, laminate, carpet, that are either upright or cyclinder, can do allergy stuff, animal hair, and super lightweight.

it really does depend on what you want.

and if your hose is not long enough you can get hose extensions, and other adaptors too from dyson, amazon ebay or your local hoover supply/repair shop.

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sam from worthing

hoovers

my husband has a "henry" for work, like you say great for picking up bits of plaster and wall paper bits and building dust...wouldn;t use it for my home though, i don;t like cylinders - but that is me.

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violet eyes

hoovers

I've had a Henry for a few years now, it's great.When I bought a Dyson, before the Henry, it didn't come with a 5 year guarantee, shame really because nearly everything on it broke.In the end I got fed up with it so replaced it.They may have improved them now but I wouldn't want one if they were free. Both my daughters have also replaced their Dysons with a Henry.
I'm happy with Henry.

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Biggles !

Hoovers

If you want an upright I can recommend the OREK, not that cheap but cheaper than your last one.

For a cylinder, very easy to manouvre, I can't praise my Miele Cat and Dog highty enough. However, the OREK is used in hotels and does really remove the grit :0)

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

vac cleaners

Many thanks for all your comments. You may (or may not!) be amazed to learn that a new Vorwerk would have cost me £949 (not a typo - that apparently is a special, down from £1400!!!!). I told them you could buy a car for that - my stepson came down in a quite respectable and nippy Nissan he's just bought for £250.
Anyway after some quick research I plumped for a Sebo Felix Pet Upright - from Amazon site. Has v.good reviews and 5yr guarantee. I'll get a lot of them over the years, as opposed to one Vorwerk. And apparently the people who designed the Vorwerk also designed the Sebo, they certainly appear to have similarities.

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Lind

Sebo

Interesting, Jamjar. Please let us know how it is.

Lind

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

sebo vac cleaner

Well, its here - haven;t really read all instructions yet (which I don't find very clear) so just using it on basic. Very well designed, and very similar to my old Vorwerk but I find it much heavier to lift, and also quite heavy to push . However it seems brilliant at picking up, is very manoeuvrable under furniture and up to edges. So far, pretty good.

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Clare Lyons

Definitely Dyson!

Likewise, Dyson are amazing. I would not look at another brand now. Dog hair is gone (until the dogs come back into the room!). First time I used the Dyson, it looked as if the carpets had been dry cleaned.

 
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