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Old 04-21-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: northeast PA
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I have a Bissell vacuum cleaner that I am extremely unhappy with. It weighs a TON, and doesn't pick up well, plus when I try to vacuum up the litter around the litter box, all it does is spit it out behind it. I had a cheap "Phantom" vacuum cleaner before this that did the same thing (spit litter), and it used to shut off constantly from overheating. Sigh. Everyone raves about Dyson vacuums, but no way am I spending hundred$$ for a vacuum cleaner! Are there any reasonably priced ones that aren't litter spitters?
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: California
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Dyson all the way! You get what you pay for.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Jeez, I got mine in Target 6 years ago and have no idea what make it is. I think it cost about $70. All I know it sucks pretty good (), picks up litter and dry cat food and the cats HATE it. It's one of those little ones you can carry around with you if necessary.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Dyson. The Animal version is nice with the mini head to vacuum sofas and cat trees.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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I have had a Dyson for years and I am moderately happy with it. It does very well if you have carpet. I have two Maine Coons and two rabits and the Dyson has really done well in the places I have lived with carpet. However I have not been happy with it in places I have lived without carpet. It doesn't do well setting the height and just generally does not do as well. Overall however I can say I bought is for about $400 six years ago and it is still operational. Before that said cats' hair tended to burn out vacuum mowers about every 7 months.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: California
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I have had a Dyson for years and I am moderately happy with it. It does very well if you have carpet. I have two Maine Coons and two rabits and the Dyson has really done well in the places I have lived with carpet. However I have not been happy with it in places I have lived without carpet. It doesn't do well setting the height and just generally does not do as well. Overall however I can say I bought is for about $400 six years ago and it is still operational. Before that said cats' hair tended to burn out vacuum mowers about every 7 months.
Have to say, Dysons have improved greatly. My first one was 5 years ago...The Animal DC07...purple one....Loved it and decided just recently, I needed a second...for upstairs. My entire downstairs is tiled....just area rugs here and there...bought the Absolute DC17 and it is wonderful. 5 cats and 2 Goldens...well 1 Golden now..just lost the 13 yr old....but it does a great job on the tile. I've had 'em all and I doubt I'll ever buy a different brand vac! (And no, I don't work for the company)
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: In a cat house! ;)
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It is the beater bars that are the problem They tend to "beat" the litter back out the back.

Does a Dyson work well picking up litter on tile, ShelbyGirl1? I've spent a FORTUNE on different vacuums since going to an all tile home. So far, the only thing that even sorta works is an inexpensive Bissel Turbo Sweep.

Sorry about the passing away of your Golden...
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: California
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It is the beater bars that are the problem They tend to "beat" the litter back out the back.

Does a Dyson work well picking up litter on tile, ShelbyGirl1? I've spent a FORTUNE on different vacuums since going to an all tile home. So far, the only thing that even sorta works is an inexpensive Bissel Turbo Sweep.

Sorry about the passing away of your Golden...
Thank you Lola...it is sweet of you to mention her.
The Dyson picks up the litter, but will occasionally spit it out the back. If it does start doing that, the Dyson has a button to turn off the beater bar and just "sucks". Works great for me! You can also raise and lower the bar, but most vacs these days have that option.
One of my friends just bought the "ball" that swivels...really neat vac. and much easier to maneuver...I'm thinking that may be my next one!
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:20 PM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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I have a Eureka Boss - they now make several models specifically for people with pets. I paid about $150 for mine on sale. It's bagless so I can see what comes out of the trap when I empty it - a lot of cat hair! I just couldn't bring myself to spend money on the Dyson, so I decided to try this one first and I'm pretty happy with it.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Dyson, Dyson, Dyson....so worth the money. They are expensive but so so so worth it.
I have a Newfoundland (Dog) lots and lots of hair. Dyson picks right up. And I have had my dyson for 10 years. No problems at all. I want a new one...but my old one works just fine.

I use the Dyson Animal 14. Mine is purple got it at Target!
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