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Post# 367995   3/7/2017 at 14:19 (198 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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So I ordered the baird airflow meter from the goodvac and it finally arrived to Finland.
So quick test some of my vacuums with it and boy was I surprised.
I knew that Kirby would do well, but my other vacuums had a huge differences.
Kirby pulled solid 10 from the motor. Not surprise at all.
But my other vacuums what are bybass type had results from 2 to 9. So this really made me think.

Mike from Finland.

Post# 367997 , Reply# 1   3/7/2017 at 15:15 (198 days old) by sebo4me (Cardiff)        

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The Nilfisk has impressive airflow! Wish their domestic cleaners were more widely available in the UK. I would like to try the Elite.

Post# 367999 , Reply# 2   3/7/2017 at 16:03 (198 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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Yes for a bypass vacuum Nilfisk had amazing airflow.
Some things to note. This Nilfisk GM80 has a GDI dual fan motor (1000w). GDI means industrial and GSD domestic.
Unfortunately Nilfisk don't do dual fan all steel motors anymore. However new style motors might have good airflow also :)

Post# 368030 , Reply# 3   3/8/2017 at 02:10 (198 days old) by sebo4me (Cardiff)        

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Do you have a Miele in your collection Mike? I'd be interested to see the reading it will reach on your Baird meter.

Post# 368053 , Reply# 4   3/8/2017 at 11:41 (197 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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I don't currently own any Miele canister, but what I have read Miele has good airflow. Depending the model readings go from 6 to 8. Good for a bybass vacuum.
EU regulation models have less.

Post# 368054 , Reply# 5   3/8/2017 at 11:45 (197 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        
Miele airflow

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Here is some information in the link:


Post# 368057 , Reply# 6   3/8/2017 at 12:11 (197 days old) by sebo4me (Cardiff)        

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Thank you Mike 😀

Post# 368058 , Reply# 7   3/8/2017 at 12:20 (197 days old) by sebo4me (Cardiff)        

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As I thought the Miele also has impressive airflow.
Seems like the Kenmore elite has airflow to rival the Kirby. 😉

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