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Post# 380796   11/6/2017 at 19:23 by vcollector5 (ny)        

Hello. I am having trouble choosing a vacuum. I have a 2500sq ft house with mostly carpet. Which vacuum should I get? I want something around $300 and that is kinda quiet. Nothing too loud. Also, I want it to deep clean well! Like, be the BEST at deep cleaning. I have some I'm looking at.

Sanitaire sc889a
Sanitaire sc5713b
Proteam 1200xp
Prolux 7000/9000
Karcher/Windsor/Sebo vacuums (cv300, sensor, etc.)
Tacony/Maytag m50 or similar
Rubbermaid MH vacuums
thank you for your response.

Post# 380822 , Reply# 1   11/7/2017 at 02:36 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Go to vac shops that have these machines in your list--and try them out to see which you like best.

Post# 380856 , Reply# 2   11/7/2017 at 17:32 by blackheart (North Dakota)        

Of what's listed that Sanitaire sc889a is most likely the best for carpet cleaning power.
My 2nd choice would be either a Tacony/Maytag m50 or similar or the prolux.

For the absolute best (in my opinion) for carpet cleaning you'd want a Simplicity Synergy or Riccar radiance. but those start at 999

Post# 380905 , Reply# 3   11/8/2017 at 05:33 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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For your price range, I highly recommend the Hoover Platinum Lightweight vacuum. Itís an excellent deep carpet cleaner with a nice 30 foot cord, headlight and very large dust bag. It sells for under $300 at Home Depot and other places. Consumer Reports gave it top marks in most test categories including carpet cleaning and filtration and ease-of-use (it weighs only 13 lbs). Itís packaged with a separate mini canister for above-the-floor cleaning that is not that great, but for $300 the upright alone is well worth it. Home Depot also has Hooverís venerable Self-Propelled WindTunnel that is a phenomenal deep carpet cleaner with a nice wide head. The self-propulsion feature makes it a breeze to use for large swaths of wall-to-wall carpeting. Home Depot sells it for under $300. Go to their website to see their selection - They also sell commercial Hoovers online.

Post# 380919 , Reply# 4   11/8/2017 at 09:31 by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
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I'll be the spoil sport. Do you want to have a vacuum that can deep clean for decades? For my $300.00, I'd find a nice Kirby with a ton of attachments. While I only have 12 or so vacuums (Hoover coffee can and Kirby), my favorite by far is the Kirby Classic III. It does a fantastic job of removing three cats and a large german shepherd's worth of hair on a weekly basis. I have pretty much every attachment for it. Just love it.

I've owned commercial Riccars, Windsor, and Sanitaires for large health care and college applications. Most are junk after 4 years. I have a beautiful Kirby 562 for my office suite. It's quiet, relatively light, and is a joy to use.

Post# 381120 , Reply# 5   11/11/2017 at 04:34 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have seen Kirbys reduced to junk also-that were used for commercial cleaning.If you use yours for YOUR office and don't let anyone else use it-should be fine.But whole building cleaning will beat up a Kirby just like the others-esp if used by multiple users that don't own or care about the vacuum.Commerrcail cleaning causes the early death of ANY vacuum!

Post# 381633 , Reply# 6   11/20/2017 at 16:47 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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3 uprights come to mind in the price range.

1. Miele u1 mavic

2. Simplicity Riccar s20

3. Hoover commercial hushtone

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