Thread Number: 43831  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
What niche vacuums do you like?
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Post# 457239   10/4/2022 at 20:49 by ajr2993 (Bakersfield, CA)        

I like central vacuums the most. They're powerful and they clean carpets fine, (if you install them correctly and use a good power nozzle) the filtration is outstanding, they're quiet, and they're a good investment.

Post# 457246 , Reply# 1   10/5/2022 at 09:26 by compuvac (Spain)        

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Lindhaus HF6, there's just something special about it... Which I really like.

Picture below is a vintage model from 1997, they are still sold today although the current version has seen a few significant improvements since the very first one.

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Post# 457248 , Reply# 2   10/5/2022 at 10:19 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
For me, it's

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the Hoover Convertible upright.  Even the later ones, in the form of Decade 80 or Decade 800.  Then, it would be the Concept.

Post# 457251 , Reply# 3   10/5/2022 at 14:26 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
What's a niche?

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I'm unsure how a niche is defined in this case, it seems like you were going for a category while other members have gone for more a specific style.

Anyways I think backpack vacuums are kind of a niche. fairly common in the commercial sector but uncommon in the residential. I've currently got 4 with a 5th on the way.

Post# 457259 , Reply# 4   10/5/2022 at 19:08 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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For deep carpet cleaning, I guess my niche vacuum is a lightweight Oreck clone, like the now discontinued Hoover Platinum Bagged lightweight upright. Simple but effective low amp motor in a fan first configuration with a large up front disposable dust bag. Anything like the old classic Eureka Ultra, Eureka Boss and Hoover Elite. With the handle doubling as a dirt path to the bag. No on-board tools to complicate the cleaner and make it heavy.

For bare floor cleaning, my “niche” cleaner is anything that resembles a Swiffer Vac and Dust: any vacuum that features an unobstructed front suction nozzle paired with a disposable or washable mopping pad. That’s my niche bare floor cleaner.

Post# 457269 , Reply# 5   10/6/2022 at 08:52 by compuvac (Spain)        

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@Blackheart I think he meant niche as in not popular or not very known.

Post# 457394 , Reply# 6   10/12/2022 at 21:20 by ajr2993 (Bakersfield, CA)        

I'm also a fan of the Royal Powertank canisters and All-Metal uprights, though, most of the parts are discontinued.

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