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    Our cheapy inpulse-buy vacuum cleaner that lasted 10 years, died.
    In the first year some of the features/pipes broke, but the essential components worked fine, so we just kept on using it as-is with the niggles.

    But alas, it gave up on us.

    What home and vehicle use domestic vacuum cleaner do you guys recommend?

    I am looking at the following:
    - bagless, I dont want to buy consumables for it.
    - Hepa filter (or some kind of filetr that improves clean air exiting the vacuum)- because the old one didnt have this and it distibuted more micro dust than sucking it up sometimes.
    - R2000 budget

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Home use Vacuum Cleaner

    Buy a Genesis Hydrovac vacuum cleaner from Verimark, only use water, excellent product.

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    Default Re: Home use Vacuum Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    Our cheapy inpulse-buy vacuum cleaner that lasted 10 years, died.
    In the first year some of the features/pipes broke, but the essential components worked fine, so we just kept on using it as-is with the niggles.

    But alas, it gave up on us.

    What home and vehicle use domestic vacuum cleaner do you guys recommend?

    I am looking at the following:
    - bagless, I dont want to buy consumables for it.
    - Hepa filter (or some kind of filetr that improves clean air exiting the vacuum)- because the old one didnt have this and it distibuted more micro dust than sucking it up sometimes.
    - R2000 budget

    Any ideas?

    You have to buy air filters....
    https://www.kaercher.com/za/home-gar...-13481100.html

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    Great ideas thanks.
    I have only heard good things about Kaercher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heldan View Post
    Buy a Genesis Hydrovac vacuum cleaner from Verimark, only use water, excellent product.
    Another vote for this one with the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    Great ideas thanks.
    I have only heard good things about Kaercher.
    Absolutely.

    We have the WD4 model.

    Swambo says it does a good blow job. I never found reason to use it, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heldan View Post
    Buy a Genesis Hydrovac vacuum cleaner from Verimark, only use water, excellent product.
    Very happy with Genesis, leaves no fine dusk behind, surprisingly good quality

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    When I see that Verimark sign the first impulse is to run for the hills.
    Can that vac be trusted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    When I see that Verimark sign the first impulse is to run for the hills.
    Can that vac be trusted?
    Yip, have mine for 6 years, hassle free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    When I see that Verimark sign the first impulse is to run for the hills.
    Can that vac be trusted?
    We're on our second one. The only issue is that the clips break. The clips that hold the top to the drum. Cant remember how long but its definitly more than seven years.
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    We have the Genesis with water filtration as well. I like it, no fine dust while using it. Just chuck out the dirty water and rinse with the hose pipe on the lawn afterwards. Don't leave it standing with the dirty water inside, it can smell bad after a while. I would not let a domestic helper use it though. Keep it upright. It has a handy speed control (volume control) as well for loose carpets and upholstery.

    We have a basic Hoover for renovations clean up and use in the garage. It does let some fine dust escape from the exhaust.

    My wife also bought a battery operated Bosch vacuum cleaner which really impresses me. It uses the same 18V batteries as my cordless drill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Exactly that one.
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    Just bought this one last week, as I broke the 15 year old electrolux's pype carpet attachment thingy

    https://www.takealot.com/hoover-velo...w/PLID56137363


    Its rather good and sucks like crazy and no bags to replace, got a HEPA filter (whatever that means??) although I doubt it will work for a large house with a lot of carpets as it gets full fairly quickly.
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    Consider the mighty mouse I bought this for the garage and now using it right through the house. Machine in one hand and pipe in the other (guess who is doing the floors since lockdown ) Just buy and extra (washable) filter or two so that you can rotate. Very light, super suction and loooong cable! Industrial grading!

    https://www.kaercher.com/za/professi...-15271810.html

    Th karcher WD 5 now stands idle in the cupboard - consider selling it.

    May I add - Karcher has extended its range of appliances tremendously!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    ......... got a HEPA filter (whatever that means??) .
    ...
    From some wiki
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    HEPA High-efficiency particulate air, also known as high-efficiency particulate absorbing and high-efficiency particulate arrestance, is an efficiency standard of air filter. Filters meeting the HEPA standard must satisfy certain levels of efficiency.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post

    I second this. They're excellent machines.
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    Our Genesis didn't survive 6 months attention from the DE.

    Makro said it was abused and didn't want to honour the warranty.

    So bear that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seekingserenity View Post
    I second this. They're excellent machines.
    The reviews I read on the WD4 some says that the thing doesnt come with an attchment for a carpet, and they cannot find one.
    How correct is this?
    The vacuum pic on the websites shows a carpet head/fitting?
    What am I missing?

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    I also had the genesis since I am sensitive to dust. really dislike the idea of having stuff in a bag being blown around the room again.

    That being said it is a mission to go and throw the water out every time.

    Needed to replace the genesis -liked it but it is a cheap piece of @#$ made from cheap plastic. Did not last

    Got convinced by the girlfriend to buy an electrolux since her mother swears by them. Ended up getting this:

    https://www.electrolux.co.za/appliances/wet-dry-vacuum-cleaners/z931/


    from macro
    https://www.makro.co.za/appliances/v...00000388341_EA


    Works very very well - massive bag so have not needed to replace it. No dust smell when using it.
    Build quality in another league compared to the genesis

    I know you said no bags. I said that as well. But it works really well.

    They do however have another model with a washable filter but I dislike the idea of washing a filter.
    https://www.electrolux.co.za/applian...cleaners/z823/
    Last edited by Wilhelm_Bergbok; 2020/08/06 at 03:20 PM.

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