Vacuum Cleaner - Canton,MI

Updated on November 19, 2012
T. asks from Canton, MI
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I have 2 dogs and am looking for a good vacuum that sucks up dog hair well and doesn't smell like dog after using it a few times. I saw there is a Eureka I believe that is suppose to be good. Just wanted to get opinions of other moms who have a certain vacuum that they like


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answers from Kansas City on

We have the Dyson Animal! Best money ever spent!! We bought it in 2007 for about $350. It's still going strong!!

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answers from Dallas on

My mom has a Dyson and HATES it. I used hers at her house before making my decision and I didn't like it either. So when I was in the market for a new good quality vac, Dyson was off the market for me.

I bought an Oreck XL. I got the higher end one, 10 yr warranty, yearly check with replacing belts, etc included. I have never had a problem with this Oreck. It is SO lightweight, easy to use and works well.

We have 3 dogs. It is so easy to use on the steps that I don't bring out the extra hand vac I bought for my steps.

I also love the canister that comes with it. I just carry it on my shoulder and clean the tile and wood floors.

My Oreck is about 5 yrs old and I would buy it again in a heartbeat. i did spend close to $1000.

Also... I have an old Hoover that still works very well. It is a bit on the heavy side but it was and still is a good machine at about 15 yrs old.

I second the Bissell Pro Heat shampoo cleaner. I LOVE this machine and it works very well.

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answers from Washington DC on

I tried to buy a Eureka boss, but they did not have them in local stores. DH and I decided to try out the Shark Navigator. We have 2 cats (one a medium hair) and a small child. The only problem I have had is that the suction is too good! We found seams in our old carpet we didn't know were there. I'm overall very pleased with it and I never thought I'd like a bagless. I could not afford a Dyson, so that wasn't even on the table.

If you want to shampoo your carpet, consider a Bissel Pro Heat.

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answers from Boise on

I think I have owned every vacuum out there. From a Kirby down, they only exception is the Dyson brand.

We are family of ten, and have multiple animals, and live in the country. I vacuum twice sometimes three times a day. Vacuums are only intended to be used 1-2 times a week, I do that in a day. I have really plush carpets in the main rooms and not plush carpets in the kitchen.

On the cheep end Bissel has a pretty good one, and really was one of my favorites. For the price it did a good job.

This one..

I hate my Kirby...hated it. I gave it away.

About 6 months ago I bought a Eureka, I figured I would change it up. I HATED it, it clogged constantly and on my carpets in the kitchen it would spit the stuff back out. I have never disliked one as much as I disliked that one.

This one..

Then about a week and a half ago my son and husband surprised me with a new vacuum. It's a Eureka also, but normaly within a week I can tell whether or not me and a vacuum are going to get along. I LOVE it, it hasn't clogged, no matter what I vacuum and it's easy to switch back and forth be tween my carpets and linoleum. I also love that the cord retracts. So wihout breaking the bank....I recommend this one..



answers from Denver on

I dont have one because they seem kind of expensive, but everyone I know loves Dyson vacs, they swear by them. I have a Eureka one that was supposed to be good for dogs, and it was okay and we just had one dog at the time. It is a few years old now though, so the newer models may be better.



answers from Detroit on

I have two golden retrievers and LOVE my Dyson Animal. We tested a friends out at our house; vacuumed first with our "general" vacuum then re-vacuumed with the Dyson - the amount of dirt that came out was astounding!



answers from Fargo on

I can't tell you how much I despise my Dyson. It's absolute garbage! Worst purchase of my life, and I am not exaggerating.

I am in the process of shopping for a new vaccum and I am trying to decide between an Oreck and Miele. My mom has a Rainbow vac system that I LOVE, but I can't afford $2500 for a vaccum. :)



answers from Wichita Falls on

Love my Dyson, and I hate to spend money. It is worth every penny. And I recently I saw that had developed a new attachment just for hair.



answers from Dallas on

I second the Dyson Animal!


answers from Kansas City on

Well, expensive but great and you will get what you pay for. I have a miele and love it and have had it for about 15 plus years. It's still in perfect shape, has hepa filter, picks up dog hair and cat hair and everything else you need picked up. It's an investment though so if you have money to buy it or want to spend that much I would definitely recommend it. I LOVE it. There are different ones so if you did look at them be sure you get the one that does what you need, such as carpet/hard wood, etc. Some do best on only hard wood and some do carpet great too.



answers from Dallas on

Dyson dyson Dyson dyson Dyson dyson Dyson...did i mention dyson?



answers from Detroit on

Go to a store that specializes in vacuums. A good indication is what kind of vacuums they have in the back that come in for repair. The average life of the mainstream vacuums is only a few years. Our vacuum store (in Novi) told us never to buy a Dyson. Or any bagless vacuum for that matter - they don't trap the dust tight enough. We did get a Miele also. Yes it's expensive, but great.



answers from Raleigh on

Dyson is the best vacuum out there..I LOVE mine because when all that hair gets wound around the rotating brush, you can actually remove the brush and you can get all the hair off by pulling or cutting it off. It's flat so it makes for easier hair removal as well. My neighbor bought hers at Kohls with a coupon and saved a little that way.


answers from Houston on

The key to keeping that smell away afterwards is replacing the filter, usually a HEPA filter. Not every time, but more often than you think.


answers from Dallas on

I got my Dyson All Floors used on Craigslist for $125 and it is my best friend!!

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