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Maytag Satellite/Hoover Constellation - I want one!
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Post# 190480   7/18/2012 at 14:03 (2,041 days old) by kboy100 ()        


I've always been a bit of a vacuum enthusiast and recently been finding out all about the history of vacuum cleaners. I remembered seeing a program about some of the inventions of the 1950's a few years back and one of the items featured was a hoover constellation. Just recently I was on wikipedia and reading about this model when I discovered that a new model was launched in 2006 but the discontinued in 2009. I never saw one for sale in Argos or any of the electrical shops and I really want one! Unfortunately it seems they didn't catch on and were sold off very cheaply in the end. I wonder if this was maybe due to lack of advertising and publicity? I've been keeping my eye on ebay and some of the free ad websites but the maytag satellite seems incredibly rare and although i've seen a couple on the USA ebay I don't suppose it would be practical to get one shipped over from the states. Does anyone know where I might be able to get hold of one? Maybe i'm looking in the wrong places. I'm from the UK but living in Dublin at the moment so would be looking to purchase one in the UK or Ireland...anyway it's a long shot but if anyone can point me in the right direction i'd be most grateful!


Post# 190546 , Reply# 1   7/19/2012 at 02:49 (2,040 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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They do show up on ebay reasonably often, its just a matter of patience I am afraid. And there are lots of good examples of the original model around too.

The Satellite was not a bad cleaner but it was expensive (I bought one new for 160 - that will teach me to impluse buy in Harrods) and distinctly lacked features compared ot other cleaners of similar or even less price. With some updating it might have been more successful but no matter what people say the "retro" market is relativly small at least at that price level to justify the high price.


Post# 190550 , Reply# 2   7/19/2012 at 03:18 (2,040 days old) by kboy100 ()        

Hi Al

Thanks for your reply

Ill be sure to keep an eye on ebay then and fingers crossed i'll get one soon.


Post# 190863 , Reply# 3   7/21/2012 at 16:45 (2,038 days old) by ryry_87 (Hertfordshire, England)        

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I bought this Maytag Satellite off my mate ric today for 75. it was in its box had had been used once. Here it is pictured with my other halfs swedish green 60s connie :)

Post# 190867 , Reply# 4   7/21/2012 at 16:55 (2,037 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Wow Ryan that is a beautiful Constellation!

I would offer you something for it, but my wallet is hardly bursting at the seams just now.

Oh well, I can drool over a picture I suppose!

I've never been a fan of the re-runs myself, if you want vintage, buy the old stuff!

Post# 190868 , Reply# 5   7/21/2012 at 16:57 (2,037 days old) by ryry_87 (Hertfordshire, England)        

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you'd have to fight my bf for it lol he's pretty much got all the swedish green 60s hoovers now and they're his pride and joy

The Maytag is a nice one to have, I think they're going to be very collectable one day

Post# 190869 , Reply# 6   7/21/2012 at 17:02 (2,037 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That is a good point Ryan, they are certainly rarer than the Connies which ran for years and years.

Still, I know what I'd rather have!

Oh I'd get that Constellation, don't you worry. I'd just hand over a few twenties and put on my wheezy American Mafia accent "you withhold that Hoover and the next meal you have will be suckin' through a straw".

Post# 191097 , Reply# 7   7/23/2012 at 12:16 (2,036 days old) by ryry_87 (Hertfordshire, England)        

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Heres a video of mine in action...


Post# 191189 , Reply# 8   7/24/2012 at 10:08 (2,035 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
very nice!

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A shame, though, to see Maytag where HOOVER should be. I have 2 of the new white ones, and 1 of the stainless steel ones.

Post# 191190 , Reply# 9   7/24/2012 at 10:09 (2,035 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I forgot to ad, (where are my maners) very nice clean carpet there .

Post# 191225 , Reply# 10   7/24/2012 at 15:36 (2,035 days old) by ryry_87 (Hertfordshire, England)        

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lol thanks

Post# 193519 , Reply# 11   8/6/2012 at 12:44 (2,022 days old) by KBOY100 ()        

Wow, thats a gorgeous cleaner, i'm soooo jealous...not having any luck finding one on ebay in UK/IRL or USA. I have found some websites that still do parts for the modern constellation/maytag machines but the one part no one seems to have is the skirt at the bottom...otherwise i'd have bought all the parts and built one...any ideas where else I could look to try and find one of these?


Post# 196295 , Reply# 12   8/20/2012 at 09:43 (2,008 days old) by sensotronic (United Kingdom)        

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Here's a video I've uploaded on my YouTube channel showing the Maytag Satellite being demonstrated on QVC.
Naturally they don't have any left in stock as this was on a couple of years ago.

Don't forget to check out my other videos for more vacuum cleaner related stuff.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO sensotronic's LINK

Post# 196297 , Reply# 13   8/20/2012 at 10:12 (2,008 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I love the Hoover Constellations, especially the ones that came out in 09,

Post# 384829 , Reply# 14   1/25/2018 at 18:12 by EasyAce (Las Vegas)        

How did Maytag end up taking the new Connie over from Hoover, anyway?

Post# 384830 , Reply# 15   1/25/2018 at 18:18 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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@EasyAce Maytag owned Hoover for a period of time.

I would love to get my hands on a SS newer Hoover Maytag constellation!

Post# 384832 , Reply# 16   1/25/2018 at 18:21 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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@EasyAce Maytag owned Hoover for a period of time.

I would love to get my hands on a SS newer Hoover Maytag constellation!

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