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Best cordless vacuum cleaner?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Eyebroughty, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Hi,
    Looking to buy a cordless vacuum cleaner, any suggestions or user findings on what are the ones to look for?
    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Cheers
    John.
     
  2. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    I have an older Dyson V6 handheld which has worked well and reliably for occasional use. We use a Sebo for proper cleaning but the Dyson has been better than expected. It could use a new battery now (3+ years) but ok for a small spill or one room,/stairs etc.
     
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  3. zippy

    zippy pfm Member

    Cordless cleaners are a big disappointment to me. None of the one's I've had get anywhere near the cleaning ability of a decent cylinder model.
    I currently have a Bosch PROAnimal and all I can say is that it does a 'barely adequate' job. However it's only 2 years old but already shows signs of wearing out, notably a scraping noise as if something is rubbing against something else inside. Also the speed switch doesn't always work without a degree of 'jiggling'.
    I still have to use my 10 year old Miele once a month to get at the dust that the Bosch leaves behind.
    As for the accessory tools, they're a big joke as you have to virtually dismantle the machine to plug in the attachments.
     
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  4. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    We just bought one of the new Bosch units with the extra battery for ~£300 in a Currys promo (was this model - https://www.bosch-home.ie/productli...GB?breadcrumb=rechargeablefloorvacuumcleaners). We are using it as our "normal" daily cleaner with great results so far. Our old Miele will be used once per month for the "big clean"

    Can't bring myself to buy Dyson given his Brexit stance. But Which etc do love them.
     
  5. Konteebos

    Konteebos Ignorant Uninformed Hard Remainer

    We recently bought the G-Tech K9 models (I won't buy a Dyson product ever again because of his Brexit stance), we are completely happy with it.
     
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  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Also got a little gtech ram thingie, not bad at all but the bin doesn`t hold much , but very useful
     
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  7. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Do not buy a cheapo as it may not do this



    Bloss
     
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  8. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    Recently bought a Dyson V10 to replace a DC44. The DC44 did not have enough run time in our new house with extensive laminate flooring. The performance is on a par with our DC25 upright.
     
  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    dyson v10 we love ours, enough to give our 2 up 2 down the once over
     
  10. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    No Dyson here either, because of Brexit and also because the hoovers are absolute crap.

    We have a VAX Blade 2, it's good.
     
  11. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    The obvious choice is the Dyson, but it'll never find a home in our house for reasons already mentioned upthread. So we bought the VAX, the 40V one, which is adequate (I think the 24V one is reputedly a bit feeble). We use it for a quick tickle round in between using the main vac (yes, a Dyson, bought many years before Brexit was a Thing) and it's fine for that (we have a dog, so lots of hair and dust on a regular basis). Ergonomically, it's a bit suspect though: the bin doesn't empty all that easily, and the way I hold it, I'm forever switching the damn thing off by mistake. But it's fine, for a small cordless, and quite practical because you can get it out, whizz it round the room and put it back in the time it takes to deploy the main vac.
     
  12. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    Just bought the Dyson V11. Bloody expensive but don’t find much difference between it and our Sebo other than being much more versatile. With regard to Dyson’s political views, if I only bought stuff from manufacturers that shared my view I would have an empty house. China and the USA are cases in point.
     
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  13. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    My folks bought a G-Tech, more than happy with it.
     
  14. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    If you aren’t adverse to Dyson, the deals
    on the refurb EBay store are great.

    With a 10% off code, I bought a V6 Animal for a family member yesterday lunchtime for £134.99 and it arrived this morning. Like mine, it looks like a brand new one.

    We have a Miele, but the V6 is great for car cleaning and quick vacuum jobs.
     
  15. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    yes we are looking to buy a lovely Dyson fan through that site.
     
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  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    mine did and it broke within 3 months. It almost took small claims court to get a refund.....
     
  17. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Unfortunate but why a refund & not replacement then , their battery died at 12 months old & it was replaced within 48 hrs, service was excellent.
     
  18. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    because my mother was totally unimpressed by it, the build quality and performance. She bought a Dyson.
     
  19. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Reverse of my parents, they had a Dyson that was utter rubbish.

    Funny old world.
     
  20. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Hi,

    Thanks for all the replies so far, seems that Dyson is the one most popular but some will not buy it because of his views.

    That aside it also seems that along with the cordless vacuum a regular corded one is sometimes required to give complete cleaning abilities.

    As my house is carpeted in all rooms I think the cordless one might struggle as the dust buildup is quite high, I tend to have most of my windows open during the day.

    Looks like so far that a powerful corded vacuum cleaner is the best option, just wish they would give a longer cord, however I will wait for any other suggestions .

    Cheers

    John
     
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