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Post# 370959   4/18/2017 at 16:38 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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I don't use my vacuum cleaners on any set schedule -- I'm just not that OCD about it. I use one until I decide to use another one.


The cleaner I currently am using always takes pride of place by the refrigerator, in front of the hallway leading from the kitchen to the rear of the apartment.


As you can see, right now that "machine of honor" is Arlee's Constellation. When he came home he was quite pleased to see it there.

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Post# 370965 , Reply# 1   4/18/2017 at 17:32 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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I Have machines I reach for but NOT a daily driver.
Those Connies are FANTASTIC!

Post# 371016 , Reply# 2   4/19/2017 at 01:56 by Vintagefox (California)        

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I don't have a daily driver per-say. I usually rotate machines to keep the lubricants flowing. Though If I'm expecting guests I pull out the Hoover model 69 since it fluffs up the carpet quite nicely. The coffeecan machines do so as well, but I seldom use them to keep from wearing them out since parts for those are somewhat hard to come by.
Nearly mint machines such as my Eureka 2083 and Hoover model 63 get pulled out and used 3 or 5 times of the month.


Post# 371026 , Reply# 3   4/19/2017 at 08:26 by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
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Though I do vacuum daily, I don't always use the same machine. I usually rotate and use that machine until it's time for a bag change. Exception being the water machines, that I may rotate in between waiting for bags to fill.

Most times I will switch between two or three machines in the rotation. Sometimes you feel like a canister, sometimes you feel like an upright. The Kirbys are usually in the rotation with the others being secondary.

Filter Queens usually last about a week before I dump them and change the filter, other bagged machines may last from two weeks to a month or more. The Kirby Ultimate G gets the most bag mileage, as it takes forever for the cloth type HEPA bag to fill.

Since mostly what I pick up is white doggie hair, I sometimes change bags if they start to smell long before they actually need changing. I pretty much always change bags before the bag indicator tells me to.

Post# 371033 , Reply# 4   4/19/2017 at 09:42 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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We vacuum daily, with two very large Border Collies. The machine we normally reach for is the Hide-A-Hose and our Vacuflo central vac. Used with a Volt cordless power nozzle with Steel brush roll, it does a very good (and very quick) job (plus the hose goes back into the wall - so cool).

On my days off work, I usually do a more thorough job of cleaning. That's where the 'stash' of vacuums at home comes in. The Hoover WindtunnelMAX gets a lot of use, as does the Dyson DC17 Absolute, and the Kenmore Direct Drive upright. For a canister, it's almost always the Electrolux (Aerus) Guardian Platinum, the Tri-Star MG2, or the Filter Queen Majestic Triple Crown. On the VERY RARE occasion, the Kirby G3 thunders out to do carpet duty along with the Electrolux central vac hose plugged into an electrovalve so I can use the Sidekick.

If I'm feeling nostalgic, I might (MIGHT) use any of the Rainbows I have around the house. Once a year, the Signature Series Air-Way will rear it's head for the best and most thorough clean.

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Post# 371035 , Reply# 5   4/19/2017 at 10:31 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Not OCD about it either, but generally for a quick 'tour' I use a Connie for the dog hair on the floor. If I want to super clean the house I use a Diamond J....once in a great while, the turquoise G. I have Elux PN's hidden everywhere....not sure how that happened.



Post# 371038 , Reply# 6   4/19/2017 at 10:42 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
THere's always a Hoover at the rteady in my home.

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Any Convertible is fine, although, I DO have favorites. For a lot of serious cleaning, Miss Connie Hoover comes out to play. If I'm in the mood, I'll grab a Slimline. For the tile areas, I might grab a nice Handivac. Brushvac for the big carpeted staircase.
Sometimes, to be nostalgic, OR to give the motors a spin, I'll go and get an older machine.
Just because...............................

Post# 371424 , Reply# 7   4/26/2017 at 17:16 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
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My favorite daily driver that i recently completed Compact Electra C9 and Electrolux Ap 200

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