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    Default New Vaccum Cleaner

    Gents

    This forum really has a wide range of knowledge, with this in mind, PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH BUYING A VACCUM...

    I have no clue about vaccum cleaners and SWAMBO wants to buy a new one.

    Does anyone know which is a decent brand of Vaccum cleaners?

    Bennet read and Karcher are two brands that i am looking at, but would appreciate any inputs.

    TIA
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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    Happy with my Bennet Reed, not a super fancy vacuum, but works well, filters are available and doesn't cost an arm and a leg... I am trying to think how many years it is old, and it must be at least 4 or 5, but not 100% sure.


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    Numatic.

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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    who is going to use it?

    We had a bennet read a while ago, decent for the price but simply not up to a typical abuse you get from a domestic worker.

    For you and swambo to use it will do just fine.
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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    I went though this 2 years ago...

    Did a lot of research and ended up buying a Miele CX1.

    At first I thought the price is crazy, but when I started to look at the detail you will quickly realize why you pay the premium.

    It has soft start
    speed adjustment
    telescopic handle with very manouvrable head at the bottom
    the suction head is properly designed
    you het a powered suction head specifically for animal hair
    Hepa filter and good filtration
    auto retractable cable
    The suction hose cannot get a "kink" in, you can twist it which ever way you want or step on it, it just jumps back to normal
    bagless
    soft rubber wheels
    it can work on its wheels or stand upright
    very quite

    I am very happy with the performance, link to a video below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po9NzTrI2jA
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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    My Miele is 16 years old. 90% of usage is by a domestic.

    It has fallen down a few stairs...... I know because I was the operator at that stage.

    Only items I have replaced is the pipe and the big brush head used for floors. Bags and parts easily available.

    Miele is expensive though. But it a toss up between R6000 or so now and be done for 20 years. Or R2000 every year.
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    Karcher.

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    I thought Dyson was the new 'it' child in the world of vacuum cleaners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    I thought Dyson was the new 'it' child in the world of vacuum cleaners.

    It is! However it is eye wateringly expensive. We were given one as a housewarming gift last year by my parents. It is absolutely brilliant, but when I checked the price of them I was flabbergasted. It is over R10k
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    We have an old Samsung that the domestic uses and is just hanging in there. We bought a Candy a short while ago(for when the Samsung dies) as it was on special from the importers. It is very much stronger..


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    I own a Miele vacuum and sell Miele appliances.

    We have had a vacuum in for repairs that was 34 years old.

    They are not made for fine dust and water.

    The rest - just goes
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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    I bought a Karcher WD4 5 years ago, use it often, works well. Replacement bags available at Makro, Game, Takealot, or Karcher themselves. Bags are around R200 for 4, they last long.
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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    ...We have had a vacuum in for repairs that was 34 years old.

    They are not made for fine dust and water.
    Holy smokes Not too surprised at it lasting that long, but still that is a good innings for a vacuum clear.

    Mine has seen it's share of building, grinding and drilling dust. Nothing escapes from it's bag, but after doing a bout of vacuuming a lot of building dust, I always replace the bag and filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfricainHD View Post
    It is! However it is eye wateringly expensive. We were given one as a housewarming gift last year by my parents. It is absolutely brilliant, but when I checked the price of them I was flabbergasted. It is over R10k
    Receiving this sort of gift is the ultimate sign that you are now an adult

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Receiving this sort of gift is the ultimate sign that you are now an adult
    Especially if it made you excited when you received it...
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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Receiving this sort of gift is the ultimate sign that you are now an adult
    I was a late bloomer to adulthood
    Maybe this is why I am thinking of putting a Toyota in the garage at home now as well... Spoeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRocket View Post
    Especially if it made you excited when you received it...

    Now that I was not.......

    Some wine to fill up the racks would have been much better.
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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    Buy bagless, and a brand that has spares available. We have a Karcher, quiet, and works damn well.

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    Default Re: New Vaccum Cleaner

    Have a Dyson and 8 yrs still going strong, no bags to worry about
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