Thread Number: 36151  /  Tag: Brand New Vacuum Cleaners
Looking for a canister for around $400
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Post# 387586   3/9/2018 at 14:31 (255 days old) by bryan1980 (Texas)        

I use my Kirbys for where I have carpeting, but I have quite a bit of laminate in the house, so I'd like to have a canister on hand for that, and for when I don't want to hassle with getting the Kirby attachments out of the closet. Also, we have a German Shepherd that we allow on the couch, so there's quite a bit of hair to clean up there, too.

I really like the looks of the Miele C1 Cat & Dog. Amazon has it listed for $649, which is a little more than I want to spend. Of course, it has an electric power head, which I might not need. I do have an area rug in the living room, but a turbo head might be able to clean that adequately. I might be able to save some $ if I go with a straight-suction Miele.

I've also seen quite a few Aerus Lux canisters on eBay in decent shape, for anywhere between $300-400. The SideKick tool looks like it would really be handy for cleaning the couch.

Post# 387596 , Reply# 1   3/9/2018 at 15:37 (255 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
canister options

Here are some canister options worth considering. There's the Miele Complete C2 hard floor.
Then there's the Sebo K2 combi.
There's a company called great vacs that sell refurbished high end machines, I've bought a few from them and they are very good. Here's a miracle mate at a great price.
Here is a Tristar MG3 for a decent price, although this was after Aerus purchased Tristar and I don't think those models were as good.
And here's an Electrolux diamond J.
You might also call the Tacony outlet store in ST. James Missouri, you could get the Ricccar Prima or Simplicity Wonder at a great price, those are great machines.

Post# 387602 , Reply# 2   3/9/2018 at 15:57 (255 days old) by bryan1980 (Texas)        
Several great options...

thanks for running those down! I like how the Sebo website gives you a running total of any accessories you want.

Post# 387828 , Reply# 3   3/12/2018 at 10:17 (253 days old) by geldridge (New York)        
Hope it could help you as well

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When I looked for a new vacuum cleaner myself, I've
bumped on this website with reviews that really
helped me a lot to make up my mind. There is a comparison
table full of upright options and canisters.
I suggest you can check Hoover models.
Hope it could help you as well.

Post# 387829 , Reply# 4   3/12/2018 at 10:27 (253 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I would personally go with any of the Aerus Electrolux canisters. I love the sidekick attachments for cleaning up pet hair on couches, rugs, chairs, etc. Aerus makes quality machines that have great suction and are generally long lasting, provided you take care of them.

Post# 387865 , Reply# 5   3/12/2018 at 16:14 (252 days old) by bryan1980 (Texas)        
Leaning towards Miele

I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to one of the Miele offerings:

This pure suction model with the Turbo head:

And this one with an electro head:

I have to figure out whether I need a power head or not. Like I said previously, I have my Kirbys for the carpeted rooms, and likely the only rug I'd use the canister on would be the area rug in the living room. If the turbo head does a good enough job getting the dog hair off of that, I'll go with the straight suction model.

Post# 387886 , Reply# 6   3/12/2018 at 20:59 (252 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
whether to use an electric power head

I always suggest using an electric power nozzle if you need a spinning brush. Turbine brushes are prone to cloging and they use the suction power of the vacuum to spin the turbine which removes cleaning power from the air stream. I would go with the electric nozzle if you can.

Post# 387890 , Reply# 7   3/12/2018 at 21:39 (252 days old) by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

I agree with bags, mortorized power nozzle, and Aerus Electrolux. These canister vacuums are super versatile, durable, and powerful. Bags are way less than other brands and are easy to remove and insert.

Post# 387916 , Reply# 8   3/13/2018 at 07:21 (252 days old) by Electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
I have several Electrolux for sale

Hi Bryan, I have a large selection of Electrolux machines. I service and clean the motors to make sure they are in good working order. I can fix you up with one for $175 plus around $40 or so for shipping. Beings you live in Texas shipping shouldn't be too high. I have serviced hundreds of Electrolux machines and they are very reliable machines. Let me know if you're interested. I can save you money. Sincerely, Nathan Thomas
Electrolux Dude

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Post# 387917 , Reply# 9   3/13/2018 at 07:27 (252 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I'm in club Aerus!

Post# 387922 , Reply# 10   3/13/2018 at 08:05 (252 days old) by bryan1980 (Texas)        

Wow, so there's pretty strong support for Electrolux/Aerus! I really do like the looks of the Diamond Jubilee that Mike linked to in the second post. And I like the fact that the bags cost way less than the ones for the Miele do. Ideally, I'd like to find one with a Side Kick, and a correct double-sided floor tool.

Nathan....if you can set me up with something like that, I'd be interested.

Post# 387923 , Reply# 11   3/13/2018 at 08:14 (252 days old) by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

In the event he doesnít have a sidekick or double sided floor tool, heís still offered a nice deal. The sidekick and double side tool can be found on evacuumstore for new or Iím sure ebay has used ones.

Post# 387927 , Reply# 12   3/13/2018 at 09:29 (252 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
if you can get an Electrolux

I also agree, Mieles are good machines but if you can get an Electrolux machine in good condition at the price Nathan is offering, I would do so. They are great machines and should last a long time.

Post# 387930 , Reply# 13   3/13/2018 at 09:37 (252 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Last a long time, for me better attachments and hose, built like a TANK

Post# 387986 , Reply# 14   3/13/2018 at 20:37 (251 days old) by Electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
I have everything in the way of tools

Bryan, I've got what you need in a sidekick and correct tools. You can text or call me at 806-400-2999. I will be happy to service a machine for you. Do you prefer a plastic body or metal body machine? I have both. Nathan
Electrolux Dude

Post# 387996 , Reply# 15   3/13/2018 at 21:50 (251 days old) by bryan1980 (Texas)        

I sent you an email via the Gmail address listed in your profile. I'd like one of the later metal body ones.

Post# 388263 , Reply# 16   3/16/2018 at 20:13 (248 days old) by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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Woohoo! I hope you guys work out that deal, you won't be disappointed with an Electrolux. The Sidekick tool is great for dog hair on furniture :)

Post# 388359 , Reply# 17   3/17/2018 at 19:58 (247 days old) by Electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        

Bryan, my email address is I noticed in my profile that my email address wasn't correct so I corrected it to the right email address. Let me know your address and I will get a machine ready. My address is 1344 Holbrook Street, Amarillo, TX 79118.
Sincerely, Nathan L. Thomas
Electrolux Dude

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