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Best Vacuum Cleaner For Dog Hair

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Morwenstow, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Morwenstow

    Morwenstow Registered Users

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    As I have the responsibility for doing the vacuuming (and sometimes the cooking!) what is the best cleaner for collecting dog hair on hard and carpeted floors?

    Roger (ex MCP)
     
  2. Oberon

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    Re: Best Vacuum Cleaner

    Well, we recently got a Dyson 54 Animal and it does a great job on both carpet and hard floors. After vacuuming you can get down on the carpet and not see any hairs (we have a twist cut pile carpet, for info). You also don't need to flip any levers when you move from one floor type to the other - you do the whole house with the one attachment. The only criticism I'd have is that it doesn't have a huge capacity. We have a small house and I need to empty it twice. But we also don't vacuum as often as we could....
     
  3. GreenBull

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    Re: Best Vacuum Cleaner

    Funny you should say that... We have an upright Dyson but found it scratched our floors much to Mrs GreenBulls annoyance.

    Some moaning later...

    Yesterday we did some research. We only have hard floors. You can join Which? As a trial for £1, we did that. Checked the reviews on Amazon as well and the verdict was...


    A Miele S6220 cat and dog.

    We got it for 169.99.

    This is a cylinder rather than upright.

    It its yet to appear so can't give first hand account.
     
  4. drjs@5

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    After much deliberation (and research on Amazon and Which) we settled for a Miele PowerPlus S8310, for around the same price.
    It is VERY powerful which actually makes it quite hard work as the suction can be a bit overwhelming, but it has lots of ways of varying the suction.
    Its doing a good job, capacity not bad, but spare bags are very expensive.
    Our previous Vax cylinder was more useless than trying to suck up dust with a straw.
    Good luck!
     
  5. JulieT

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    Miele for us too. OH is a subsciber and avid reader of Which? - so once a month I have to listen to him read out the best lawnmower review (we don't have a lawn) and best power tools (neither of us can use a hammer) and so on.

    It is handy when you need new appliances though!
     
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    I find that the little, hand held Dyson to be wonderful for picking up the odd bits when you don't want to be bothered to get the big Dyson out.
     
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    I've got a Henry - originally bought it when I had parrots as it can suck a whole walnut up. Just as good on dog and cat hairs :)
     
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    I love my old Dyson! Hate messing around with bags.

    I've also just bought one of those round robot vacuum things for upstairs. No dogs allowed up there, though a bit of hair does drift about. When I first saw the tiny little collecting bin, I thought 'no way will this cope', but it does.
     
  9. Morwenstow

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    Thanks for the replies. I have 5 cleaners in 2 houses and despite much research over the years (including Which)I have not arrived at the perfect solution . To be fair the perfect solution probably does not exist as it always ends up as a compromise and technology changes quickly. Of the cleaners I own the best is the Bosch GS60, specially designed for pet hair which works well but is cumbersome to drag around. The worse by a long way is the G-Tech which is a battery-operated lightweight upright which just spits the dust and hair all over the place and is a complete disaster. I suspect the old adage that you pays your money for what you get, means that Miele/Bosch are the better buys. Thanks for the advice.

    Roger
     
  10. lynnelogan

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    i have the henry extra,.... it does the job :)
     
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    Ah Lynne.....from you that is a great recommendation! ;)
     
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    We have a Roomba robot too, named O'Brien, and it is surprisingly effective. Does a good job of fur on carpet. Also gets under furniture (which I am too lazy to do thoroughly with the big vac).

    The new Dysons have no filters as well as no bags. You never need to replace bits or clean filters. We had an original Dyson (the first pull-around one) and after almost 15 years just replaced it at the end of last year with our new Dyson.
     
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    I have a Dyson and a Miele. The Dyson is great for dust and not pet hair; the Miele is great for pet hair but not dust. Being essentially lazy, I use the Dyson upstairs where the dogs spend only a little time, and the Miele downstairs. If we have visitors who are not long-standing friends, I reluctantly drag the Dyson downstairs too...
    Clare
     
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    I have the new dyson and love it. We have a black lab and cream carpets:( haven't noticed any hair left on the carpet after I vacuum. Very happy with it indeed.
     
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    I have iRobot Roomba 690 and find it excellent
     
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    I have had a Dyson Animal for over 15 years, but I really love the convenience of the Dyson handheld I bought last year. It is so easy to take off the wall and quickly clean up : )
     

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