Dear Home Ec 101,
I am in the market for a new vacuum, and would love feedback on what everyone has and likes. I know you have a Dyson and love it, but not sure if my budget is Dyson or not. I read Consumer Reports, and they seemed to favor the Hoovers. Mine just lost its suck, and just bites.
Vacuous in Vermont
I do love my Dyson Animal, but I did not buy it brand new. We purchased a factory refurbished model for around half the retail price. It’s hard to believe -mostly because I refuse to acknowledge that time is moving this quickly- that the vacuum is five years old. We recently replaced the hose, as it developed a split, but that was due to abuse on my part. I have a habit of stretching the hose to its limit to reach the top of the stairs. It’s not a heavy vacuum, I’m just lazy and don’t always want to drag it upstairs if I’m just doing the main floor. Compared to our previous vacuum, an elderly Windtunnel (Made by Bissel.) It was amazing. I still kind of enjoy watching the dust cup fill. Somehow it seems as though I’m accomplishing something.
Now I’m opening the floor to the Home Ec 101 readers.
Do you have a vacuum you love?
Did you recently get rid of one you hated? What bothered you about it?
Don’t forget to include the make and model to help our reader make an informed decision.
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