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Post# 243335   8/2/2013 at 08:29 (1,901 days old) by OCScott3085 (DMV)        

Hi everyone,
As I'm sure most of you agree, there's nothing better than a freshly vacuumed rug. I was wondering which vacuums you felt leave the BEST looking lines in your carpets and rugs? Wasn't ever impressed with my Miele Twist's lines. Ironically enough, the Wessel-Werk/Vacuflo Edge nozzle leaves great ones. The Shark rotator definitely grooms the rug but leaves the carpet looking like it was raked. Our new cleaning woman came last week and used her Hoover Elite commercial upright vacuum and my partner couldn't believe how great the rugs looked afterwards. Looks like I may be buying a Hoover before they're all gone! Wanted your input as well ;)

Post# 243337 , Reply# 1   8/2/2013 at 08:53 (1,901 days old) by beko1987 (Stokenchurch, United Kingdom)        

I've not personally seen anything better a Turbopower 1 with new activator and brushroll. My old Kirby G5 came close, but the tracks weren't quite as sharp!

Post# 243343 , Reply# 2   8/2/2013 at 09:11 (1,901 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I think my SEBO Felix leaves excellent grooming but then so does the Oreck XL due to its soft bushy brush rolls and to an extent the Vax VCU02 - similar to the Hoover Signature uprights.

Post# 243344 , Reply# 3   8/2/2013 at 09:14 (1,901 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

Dyson DC25 got stiff bristles. It is an amazing vac in general. And so is the non clutched DC07 and 14

Post# 243372 , Reply# 4   8/2/2013 at 19:58 (1,901 days old) by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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My Oreck XL2 leaves really nice lines in the carpet. My Dyson appears to leave nice lines because of the way the edge brushes rub against the carpet but the carpet isn't very well groomed in between them.

Post# 243391 , Reply# 5   8/2/2013 at 21:40 (1,901 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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I love the grooming of my Hoover PowerMax canister which uses the same brush roll as a Hoover Elite style upright. I've always been impressed with how a Hoover grooms.

I've been unimpressive with grooming of a Kirby.

Post# 243488 , Reply# 6   8/3/2013 at 07:44 (1,900 days old) by OCScott3085 (DMV)        

Thanks everyone! It's interesting you mentioned the Oreck. I had an Oreck XL 40th anniversary vac years ago and don't remember it being that great. I was intrigued by the Oreck Axis upright on QVC but have read it's not good for frieze stalls. I'm torn between that Oreck and the Hoover Elite commercial. Thoughts?

Post# 243494 , Reply# 7   8/3/2013 at 08:47 (1,900 days old) by Ultimatevacman ( Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK)        

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I find my Lindhaus CH Pro Commercial leaves great lines in the carpet. I do find it rather heavy though.

P.S. This photo was taken before I cleaned it up, it looks a lot better now!

Post# 243506 , Reply# 8   8/3/2013 at 10:03 (1,900 days old) by ncovert (Grove City, PA)        
I think...

...that any Kirby with the regular nozzle or Miracle Head does an excellent job. Hoover Convertibles are also good, but I can't speak for Oreck or Dyson since I've never used one.

Post# 243530 , Reply# 9   8/3/2013 at 12:00 (1,900 days old) by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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Oh, Orecks don't deep clean. They just clean the surface. They have high speed brush rolls that are very soft, which is why they leave good carpet lines. But they have very small fans in them so they don't have enough suction to pull out the dirt that is deep in the carpet.

Post# 243569 , Reply# 10   8/3/2013 at 17:06 (1,900 days old) by vacuumman206 ()        

Any hoover powerdrive upright(concept,powermax/drive) imo produces good lines. Kenmore canisters with 3+ rows of bristles/beaters look quite nice also. Funny story; my mom has insisted for the last 11 years Bissell bagless machines are good. She was intrigued about my lux discovery when I was telling her about it. I bring it over and the first thing she says when she used it is "oooh look at those lines!"

Post# 243570 , Reply# 11   8/3/2013 at 17:14 (1,900 days old) by vegassucks ()        
Oreck XL

Oreck XL, incredible brush real, always combed Very well.

Post# 243573 , Reply# 12   8/3/2013 at 17:42 (1,900 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

I use my TriStar EXL with "double-helix" or green HPO brush roller & it produces nice lines

Next is a Aerus/Electrolux PN1 or L-shaped PN with "double-helix" or green HPO brush roller

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