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Old 11-10-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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I have a Hoover Windtunnel (bagged)....I also have a golden retriever (ie lots of dog hair)...I have loved it.
My experience with a Hoover Windtunnel and dog hair is quite the opposite. I bought a bagless one a few years ago and it immediately clogged up with dog hair from my golden retriever. I called Hoover, and they sent me to an authorized repair center, which told me there was nothing wrong with it - the vacuum was just crap. (It was still within 30 days so I was able to return it to the store I bought it from.) One thing they pointed out - which could be useful when shopping for a vac - was the path that the suction traveled from floor to bag. Basically, the shorter and more direct that path, the better. On the Hoover I'd bought, it twisted and turned and went up and down - several feet of internal piping.

I ended up buying a Simplicity vacuum for about 600 dollars. It does work great, and I've had no problems with it, but it is rather heavy.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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Dyson canister Have had it for over 8 years and (knock on wood) not one problem.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I ended up buying a Simplicity vacuum for about 600 dollars. It does work great, and I've had no problems with it, but it is rather heavy
I believe that is one of the brands that the vacuum cleaner repair place (independent mom&pop store) recommended (he also said anything you can buy at Target, Walmart or the like was crap - including the Dyson) Can't remember the other one - some European (I think) brand I was unfamilar with.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:44 AM
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Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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had a Dyson, hated it, had numerous Hoovers, a Panasonic, Eureka, none of them lasted or did a great job on dog hair or hardwood floors. Finally broke down and bought a Miele--ridiculously expensive but by far the best vacuum I've ever used. Got the one specifically for pet hair. No regrets.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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if you can find a Hoover or Kirby commercial it will be your last most likely. They are expensive tho.There are parts like brushes and belts that need replacing but its really easy the way they are built.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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had a Dyson, hated it,
Nurider, could you elaborate on what you didn't like about the Dyson?
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Had the same Oreck upright for about 20 years now. Works great and love it! Can't stand pushing a heavy vacuum.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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We went through vacuum every other year at $100 a piece. We finally bought a Rainbow (about 2k) and love it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Long Branch
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I also bought a Simplicity but it's their low end model for $199. It's very light and easy to maneuver. I cant say how well it does with dog hair. Surprisingly, it's made in US.
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