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Talk to me about cordless hoovers.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bob, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm looking at the new Dyson V8 absolute thing.

    Currently £140 off at Currys making in £379

    The Dyson V8 Animal on the other hand is £289 at Appliance Direct

    £90 is a big difference in price but what's the difference in cleaning power.

    Does anyone own these things? Better yet has anyone owned both of these things?

    We've never had much luck with vacuum cleaners, I remember going through about 7 utterly rubbish vax/hoover/whatever point blank refusing to pay £500 for a dyson. Then gave in a bought a Dyson, it's about 6 years old and still going strong but the kids are getting older and creating far more mess. I seem to permanently have a trail of mud, beads, shredded paper, crumbs and general rubbish showing every direction and route in the house that they've travelled.

    Life would be much much easier with a cordless as I do seem to spend far more time getting the thing out and putting it away than I do actually using it.

    So I ran a comparison on Currys website and they look like the same 'hoover' just a slightly different colour and the absolute says it can vacuumed stony surfaces - why I would need that I have no idea!

    Am I missing something or have they just painted the thing yellow and called it the upgraded version at a much inflated price?
     
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  3. Laurie61

    Laurie61 Well-Known Forumite

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    I have not tried a Dyson v8 but did buy a Bosch Athlet a couple of years ago. As I still had the plug in the idea was to use it for a quick run around when needed but it performed as well as the mains powered hover.

    So it has taken over as the main vacuum cleaner. It copes with pet hair and most hovering jobs perfectly well but the collector capacity is not big and needs emptying nearly every run out.

    https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/home-...vacuum-cleaner-silver-black-10138521-pdt.html
     
  4. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Dude

    Two things

    1 Dysons are sh1t

    2 The EU don't want you buying anything more powerful than 900W

    Solution and absolutely recommended ( yes I am a sad f8ck ) is this ......

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Miele-Complete-C3-Cylinder-Cleaner/dp/B00YCW22WQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518186516&sr=8-2&keywords=miele+c3+complete+powerline

    It's 1200 W - if you can find the even more powerful one ( probably from a non EU country snap it up )




     
  5. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    It's not cordless.

    Its a convenience vacuum I'm after, a 30 second job after the small people have finished their toast, a grab it and go. I've already got a big and bulky corded thing I'm perfectly happy with but now that can be stored away upstairs where it will only need to be got out once or twice a week.

    The point for me of the cordless it to get the everyday stuff without lugging a massive thing up and down the stairs, faffing with the cord that half the time just gets shoved any which way round the top because I know I'll need it again later.

    I've had a Miele before and I didn't rate it, it was one of the many that went on eBay within 6 months of purchase. I am very much a Dyson convert so I'm hoping for good things from the cordless, though having never had a cordless I'm not sure what to expect.

    @Laurie61 does this clip to the wall to charge? I do like the look of the docking station that comes with the Dyson.
     
  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I have never actually owned a Dyson product, but, from fixing a few, I do have the impression that they can be a little 'delicate', the plastic mouldings are sometimes a bit overambitious in their use of "minimum material quantities" and poor understanding of stress-concentration factors. The design can also be very resistant to repairs being performed.
     
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    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Dyson really are Sh1t

    ( And it's nothing to do with Mr Dyson being one either )
     
  8. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Ewbank is sufficient for most,

    in fact if it was good enough for Sir Noel Coward etc etc.....
     
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    I've not hoovered since 2009 when I broke my 3rd hoover...

    It burst into flames!

    Since the the OH has undertaken all hoover related activities!

    Winner!
     
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  10. Laurie61

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    No, it has no docking station. Just a power supply that connects to charge it. I run it right down before charging and it takes 6/7 hours for a full charge.
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    If I decided not to hoover OH wouldn't bother either.

    The inside of the house would very quickly resemble the outside of the house as hubby brings in at least half a ton of mud every night.

    Cleaning this house feels like chasing my tail, I was so busy couldn't face doing the shopping yesterday so I put and online order in as with it being same day only had the option of the final 7-11 time slot, it arrived at 9.45, I put the fridge and freezer stuff away and left the rest along with the stuff from tea last night because I was falling asleep on my feet. I woke up this morning to survey the damage and it look like I need to make a call to Kim and Aggie.

    So I tidied up, hubby made coffee and toast and again it looks like something has exploded!

    He's gone to get me some straw and I'm here scratching my head as to why peanut butter on sliced bread has required the use of two sharp knives a Pyrex bowl and a sieve!
     
  12. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    The knobheadwankstainshitforbrainstosser that my sister lives with is like that. If she's out when he gets home, without fail he will always do himself fried eggs and baked beans. This not only involves using the frying pan and at least 2 saucepans, he will use almost every knife fork and spoon in the place. And what once looked like a reasonably clean and tidy kitchen resembles the aftermath of world war 3.
    He's bent the long handled teaspoons in such a way that he doesn't have pick up the tub of sugar to get some out. And he never takes the cup to the tub or vice versa, so you can imagine the mess that he doesn't ever clean up.
    He doesn't see why he should clean up after himself, after all, he goes to work everyday, So does my sister. Then she comes home to clean the house, see to all the animals he insists on having - 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 dozen chickens, a ferret and god knows how many pigeons.
    She once asked him to help her change the bedding, ''Why?'' he asked? We only did it last week! His ex wife would leave sheets on the bed for 6 months or more.

    Just to join in the conversation, I myself have a Vax, it's the 2nd one for us. My only moan is all the hair that gets wrapped round the brush, takes an age to remove it.
     
  13. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    To be honest it's sometimes easier to do it myself, we have different standardS when it comes to housework, he's currently pulling a face at the Dyson I've just ordered because the old on hasn't broken yet.

    I told him that he could pick what vacuum cleaner(s) we have when he learns how to turn one on.

    I blame his mother!
     
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    We’ve had a V6 Flex for 2 years (got it for £180 in a sale), my parents have had one for 3. No problems so far and we abuse it quite a bit.
     
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    Jo Brand had an interesting 'spin' on this, seeing as we appear to have veered.

    I'll look for it in a bit.
     
  16. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    I think this may well be the saddest thing I've EVER posted.

    I ended up going for the Dyson V8 absolute and I ruddy love it, I think it's the best thing I've ever bought. I can vacuum an entire room it the time it would take me to get the corded one out and plugged in.

    It's fab, cant fault it, after watching the review videos, most of with compared between that and the V6 which are very different I realised that the absolute comes with different attachments, I got a really good deal on AO which price matched to another retailer plus voucher codes so it was more than £200 off RRP and in the end was much closer to the price of the animal.

    It arrived at around 3 yesterday afternoon and I was like a kid at Christmas, I've used it 4 times already, it's brill. I just need hubby to go find the drill so I can mount the docking station to the wall. Only slight criticism is that there are 6 attachments and only 2 storage slots on the docking station so 3 allowing for one attached, 3 need to be stored elsewhere which seems a little counter productive.
     
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    M-I-L has a gtech, brilliant bit of kit. Only drawback no tools but they've got an offer on for the upright & the other one with all the tools. We've had a dyson for ages & it's still going strong. We'll probably go for the gtech pair when we need to change.
    Oh shit, I see you're sorted. I really should read all the posts :master:
     
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    I looked at the GTECH and it did look very impressive on the ads and I was hoping somebody would comment on here about them but I was too impatient.

    I'm a little wary of being sucked into the gimmicks, especially having had so many duds in the past, it sometimes hard to know on the world wide web which comments are the genuine ones.

    We opted for the Dyson - better the devil you know I guess, but I am really happy with it.
     
  19. Gramaisc

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    Always a danger with vacuum cleaners...
     
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    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    The cordless Dyson has had one to many topples over and no longer wants to work. It's been a fab hoover but the battery is now dying if we want to use it for more than 4 minutes at a time so it's time for an upgrade. I was just going to get the next model of what we've got then I realised it's not quite 3 years old and a lot of money for something that wears out that quick - we still have the old corded Dyson which is still going strong after 8 years but it's big and bulky and things are so much easier with a cordless. Also

    I'm not good at decisions and there are so may options ideally don't want to spend £500 on a hoover but at the same time realise that sometimes you get what you pay for. I'm painfully aware that we got through about 8 cheaper 'hoovers' initially before we decided to spend the extra to buy the Dyson. Including an actual Hoover, a Vax and a Miele so when I say cheap I don't mean the smart price special.

    Tried and tested recommendations welcomed, I'm looking at the shark as well. ​
     
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  21. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I have a Shark Anti Hair.
    It int cordless tho, I'd never remember plug it in.
    It copes very well with the cat hairs, and youngest and myself have really long hair, copes with all that too.
     
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