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Post# 406865   3/18/2019 at 13:43 (383 days old) by LMB9955 (Michigan)        

I currently have a SoniClean which is dying and a Shark professional. Interested in buying a new vacuum.
I've owned a Kenmore (in 1988),a Kirby, Dyson,Sebo canister (didn't last long) and another Shark.
Our house has mostly carpet with some tile. We have 2 Bassett hounds and 3 cats.
We're looking for something reasonable, easy to buy, I don't want a home demonstration.
Thanks in advance!

Post# 406869 , Reply# 1   3/18/2019 at 15:07 (383 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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Post# 406872 , Reply# 2   3/18/2019 at 15:12 (383 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Go Aerus Electrolux. You can find the old metal canisters on eBay or buy a new one from Aerus. They will outperform and Outlast pretty much anything else on the market.

Post# 406873 , Reply# 3   3/18/2019 at 15:21 (383 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I would get a Miele Cat & Dog upright. They are excellent for homes with lots of carpeting. This particular model also includes a mini turbo nozzle to pick up pet hair from upholstery and chairs. Plus it comes with a 35 foot cord.

Post# 406874 , Reply# 4   3/18/2019 at 15:28 (383 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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What are you looking for in a vacuum? what sort of features? Price range? Upright or canister? etc.

Post# 406875 , Reply# 5   3/18/2019 at 15:31 (383 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Found a nice video demonstration of the white Miele U1 Cat & Dog upright:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 406876 , Reply# 6   3/18/2019 at 15:35 (383 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Go to some near by vacuum stores and try out some brands that they carry such as Miele, Sebo, Lindhaus, Riccar/Simplicity and see which fits best not only in your home but also to you as well.

Post# 406880 , Reply# 7   3/18/2019 at 16:21 (383 days old) by LMB9955 (Michigan)        

I'm interested in superb suction, able to get dirt and hair out of carpet. Something that transitions to non carpeted area easily. Able to use attachments easily and quickly. Under $500 preferably.

Post# 406884 , Reply# 8   3/18/2019 at 16:53 (383 days old) by vexorgtr (Sheffield, Ohio)        

Try some models from Miele, Lindhaus, Royal, Riccar etc... the "Premium" makes with long warranties. You'll find something you like.

Post# 406885 , Reply# 9   3/18/2019 at 17:10 (383 days old) by kirbybb (Ohio)        

I'm new here and although I'm not as experienced or knowledgeable as a lot of members here I'd ask why not consider a rebuilt Kirby? I see you've owned one before, what didn't you like about it?

Our current setup is 90% carpet and I went out and got the Miele C3 Soft Carpet model. The only thing I really like about the Miele is how quiet it runs. I got a used Sentria II and it cleans like no other vacuum I've ever owned or used. I've had Hoover Windtunnel, Dyson DC17, and most recently the Kirby and Miele. I don't think it's that difficult or time consuming to change to the tools on the Kirby and with the charcoal activated odor eliminating bags it is better than our other vacuums.

With that much carpet and pets I'd be looking at Kirby or something else with really high CFM numbers at the head to really deep clean my carpets.

Post# 406888 , Reply# 10   3/18/2019 at 18:35 (383 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I think the Miele uprights are easier to use when you need to transition from carpet cleaning to bare floor cleaning, compared to a Kirby. All you do is flip a switch on the handle to shut off the brush roll motor and you can safely move onto bare floors.

Post# 406889 , Reply# 11   3/18/2019 at 19:05 (383 days old) by SubieGuy (Alabama)        

Check out the Shark APEX Zero-M if you're looking for a bagless unit. It's $329 a Bed Bath & Beyond right now.

I just purchased one and it works fantastic. Brush roll self cleans hair off itself and it's got HEPA filtration.

Post# 406895 , Reply# 12   3/18/2019 at 22:07 (383 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
i agree with eurekaprince,

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the Miele U1 upright is super convenient to use, transitioning from carpet to hardfloor....and to use the attachments.wish it had the deep cleaning ability though, not enough cfm.....many have tested it...attested to that fact. I like its quietness, just not the heaviness that it is...while using it. so much weight is on your arm/shoulder...unlike a 'heavy' canister or a Kirby even.

Post# 407366 , Reply# 13   3/29/2019 at 20:25 (372 days old) by Dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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I have a Miele U1 Maverick and it deep cleans very well, I think it does at least as well as a Kirby. Plus it's easy to switch to attachments, has a long stretch hose that doesn't tip the vacuum over, and does excellent on bare floors, with the flip of one switch. Filtration is excellent (mine doesn't have a Hepa filter, just an allergen filter), it is on the heavier side though, with most of the weight on the handle. Retails for $449 and in my opinion worth it.

Post# 407390 , Reply# 14   3/30/2019 at 19:44 (371 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I would recommend a refurbished compact elecyra, silver bullet or red TriStar. The motor is bullet proof.
Then buy yourself a Wessell werk 360 power nozzle. It doesn't get hair caught. It's bullet proof like compact. You will have 12.5 amps of the best cleaning power combo that will deep clean better than any other vacuum. I can't knock simplicity or compact w compact power nozzle but compact is best vacuum and the Wessell werk is best power nozzle. You combine the two best and it's bagged system. Everyone reading knows I'm right.

Post# 407398 , Reply# 15   3/30/2019 at 23:39 (371 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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I Agree I like the Miele U1 for a all around Upright vacuum .

here is a Playlist that might help !

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Post# 407399 , Reply# 16   3/31/2019 at 00:03 (371 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The Kirby is super easy too. Power off machine turn belt lifter taking off belt making straight suction. It's a 15 second switch. I ateast find it easy.

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