Thread Number: 36210  /  Tag: Brand New Vacuum Cleaners
A floating Compact
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 388327   3/17/2018 at 15:52 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

dysonman1's profile picture
Brand new machine on the market. A floating Compact. Cloth bag, paper bag inside, horizontal motor - it's all there. Mixed with the awful Constellation. Lets blow the dust out of the rugs and into the air.

www.zeroGvac.com...





Post# 388343 , Reply# 1   3/17/2018 at 17:49 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        
@dysonman1

Fascinating Vacuum Tom, thanks for sharing. It has a lot of features I like and some Iíve seen on other vacuums. In general I like the windows on each side to show the brushroll and the ďpatented airflow sliderĒ is a modified version that was previously used on the Sears Kenmore Crossover Ultra Bagless Upright, Model 116.10335510. Itís almost the same slider with holes to vent, but the Kenmore they are enclosed under a clear hood cover. Look through the clear plastic behind the sliding lever and its very similar. It really works well and makes it much easier to vacuum thicker, plush carpet. The better way of course is to have electronic suction control, but itís a good way to work around that. I also really love that it has an electric powered mini brushroll attachment for stairs and upholster.

Thank you for sharing, this is a fun post. I doubt I will buy one, but I put my email in for more information from ZeroG.


  Photos...       <              >      Photo 1 of 4         View Full Size
Post# 388348 , Reply# 2   3/17/2018 at 18:19 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Connies aren't too bad if you use them on hard floors. You just need to use the blown air to your advantage when directional cleaning. However, it's a dated concept with today's knowledge of allergins-to blow stuff around.

 

I never used a Connie on a rug.....good point about blowing dust/allergins around where it travels over the rug.

 

Kevin


Post# 388351 , Reply# 3   3/17/2018 at 18:24 by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

kirbylux77's profile picture
Tom, to me this looks very nice! Why be so negative about a new floating vacuum on the market?

This solves the one problem that makes most consumers hesitate to buy a canister vacuum - having to drag it behind them as they vacuum. Not only having to manage two pieces connected by a hose, but the weight of the vacuum & getting caught around furniture & corners. Since the ZeroG floats like the Airider, Hoover Constellation & select models of the Hoover Celebrity canisters, this solves the weight problem & getting caught on furniture & corners.

Unlike their direct competitor, Airider, they have also put a powerhead on their vacuum. It looks like ZeroG is using the EdgeLift central vac nozzle, with some updates. I was really surprised when this powerhead was pulled off the market several years ago, due to quality issues, but it was a great performer & glad to see it return. I like that they are using a nice central vac hose with universal central vac hose handle, that allows you to disconnect the handle & add more hose if you want to. And the Stair Pro mini powerhead is a nice touch, that will certainly appeal to pet owners.

The only disadvantages I can see this brand having is I am not seeing a HEPA Cloth bag, nor is there a HEPA exhaust filter. This is something they should have thought of when releasing a new vacuum in 2018, emissions a vacuum produces does matter A LOT to many consumers now when shopping for a new vacuum, even if they are not allergy sufferers. Perhaps this is something that will be thought of in future designs.

I have to wonder if Miracle Mate had something to do with this vacuum's development or if they are the owners & manufacturers of this brand? The paper bag, cloth bag & EdgeLift powerhead make me wonder if this is the case. Miracle Mate had been using this powerhead before it was discontinued. Perhaps they are trying to enter the retail marketplace with a different model, & still sell Miracle Mate door to door?

Rob


Post# 388391 , Reply# 4   3/17/2018 at 23:03 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Don't get me wrong....I love my Connies, most especially the 'retro' Connie. It does much more than the originals with better filtration. But Tom's right, the design is dated as would anything that could blow dirt around. For people that don't have allergies and dust borne issues, a Connie is just a fun vac....period.

 

Agree though...should have had a HEPA bag and at least some kind of ehaust filter

 

Kevin


Post# 388394 , Reply# 5   3/17/2018 at 23:39 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Why cant someone

Make a sensible well built simple canister, instead of the Rube Goldberg things on the market today.

Post# 388462 , Reply# 6   3/18/2018 at 20:37 by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        
@kenkart

It is the way it is today. Has to be reinvented every 12 to 24 month or it is just old technology and we can't have that can we?

I for one like my old fashioned out of date Kirby. Still runs like a champ and can out perform the plastic vacuums of today.


Post# 388504 , Reply# 7   3/19/2018 at 10:24 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        
Old technology re-invented

True. In this day and age, we should have anti-gravity levitation.

Post# 388555 , Reply# 8   3/19/2018 at 21:54 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

In this day and age, we should have anti-gravity levitation.

 

And....we should have had full virtual reality by now....my greatest disappointment. So realistic that it comes with a disclaimer about addiction.....lol.

 

Kevin


Post# 388618 , Reply# 9   3/20/2018 at 20:54 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
In this day and age

With all the advances in technology and manufacturing, we should be able to buy products that are much better than what we bought in the 50s and 60s, but the fact remains, everything today is a far cry in design quality and performance than almost anything built in the 50s and 60s, all you have to do is look at a Model G or model 63 Hoover,and compare it with anything today, compare my Kitchen Aid dishwasher, my early 80s Hotpoint washer and dryer, or my Westinghouse stove from 59, absolutely no comparison with the cheap poorly finished stuff made today,it is shameful to sell such junk when our country once was a shining light of manufacturing and design.




Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      



Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In



New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.



                     


Vacuumland home
Discuss-o-Vac Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Today's Vacuum of the Day
Photos of our Collections
Vintage Vacuum Cleaner to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy