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Old 03-13-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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We finally invested in a very good vacuum cleaner and I'm kicking myself for not having done this years ago!

For years we kept buying the cheaper Bissell type vacuum cleaners. They would do the job decently for about 5 years and then they would die... lose suction no matter how hard we tried to keep things clean and lubricated and change filters, etc.

Finally last month we ordered a Miele canister vacuum. We found it on Amazon on sale plus we had some Amazon credit, so we actually didn't spend too much on it ($275. and we got free shipping).

We narroed the search down to either the Miele or the Dyson, and due to longevity, warranty, and aesthetics (yes, the way it looks lol), we went with the Miele. Super glad we did.

We are so crazy happy with this vacuum. I don't even store it in the garage like I always did with our other vacuums. It's like a member of the family now - it sits next to the couch! lol

There are lots of videos on youtube about them in case anyone is curious. They are amazing. They pulled stuff out of our couch and rugs and nooks and crannies that the other vacuums never found in the many years of almost daily vacuuming (we have pets). OH and the second best thing we love about the Miele aside from how much it sucks (haha) - is how quiet it is!! You can vacuum and still talk and have a conversation while you are vacuuming. I wasn't expecting that at all.
Just bought one of those myself.

You're right. Should have done it years ago.

You don't mention the main reason to buy one - it is consistently ranked best for controlling indoor air pollution.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Love my Shark Professional -- best vacuum ever. Although when it kicks the bucket, I will probably get a Miele -- I've always heard they were phenomenal!
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Xtreme SW Tennessee
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I have a Rainbow that I bought WAY back in the dark ages (1983?) Yes, it still works quite well, actually even though it needed some repair work a few years back. I also have a little one but have no idea what brand it is.

The thing is, I haven't vacuumed in years. I really HATE to vacuum. But, my house does get vacuumed once a week-not by me. And I have no idea what brand she uses.


I'm wondering how many people have even HEARD of Rainbow vacuums.



Cat
I have a Rainbow! My hubby insists on calling it a Rexaire Rainbow. 99.75% of the time I love it. Love the concept of the water filter & it has really good suction. My only problem with it is the cord. While you would think that having a really long cord would be a good thing.....sometimes it gets in the way.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Foothills of Maryland Blue Ridge mountains
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Without looking, can you tell me what brand your vacuum cleaner is?

I'm thinking about putting that question on a rental application and so I am wondering if that is something that most people know or that most people don't remember.

Of course, if you'd like to tell me what brand and whether or not you are happy with it, that would be nice, but mostly I'm wondering if it is a reasonable question.
I think it's an odd question and if I saw that question on a rental application I'd say "no thanks." I'd be concerned that I'd be renting from a controlling, instrusive person. Someone who isn't stable.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: NC
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I think it's an odd question and if I saw that question on a rental application I'd say "no thanks." I'd be concerned that I'd be renting from a controlling, instrusive person. Someone who isn't stable.
Really? You would get that from a question on an application? Wow

I have two Hoovers (one for the carpets upstairs and one for the carpets downstairs), a Dyson rechargeable for the quick vacuum jobs and a Bissel canister vacuum for regular hardwoods and bathroom floor cleaning.

I will say, if I couldn't come up with the brand off the top of my head while filling out the application, I'd probably make it up. LOL. But I wouldn't think it was that odd.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:15 AM
 
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Yes, I know what brand my vacuum cleaner is.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I bought a Simplicity in 2007, and I've never regretted it. It works great, and it is a good enough machine to have repaired if necessary. It is made in St. James, MO, USA. It is not as expensive as a Miehle, I think, but it is right up there.

If you ever have a chance to pick up a Simplicity second hand, do so, and have it serviced for more years of good service.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I have a Shark. I used to have a Hoover as well but it got ruined when my basement flooded I really miss my Hoover!
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Really? You would get that from a question on an application? Wow

I have two Hoovers (one for the carpets upstairs and one for the carpets downstairs), a Dyson rechargeable for the quick vacuum jobs and a Bissel canister vacuum for regular hardwoods and bathroom floor cleaning.

I will say, if I couldn't come up with the brand off the top of my head while filling out the application, I'd probably make it up. LOL. But I wouldn't think it was that odd.
I think it's an odd question, too.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: FL
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I have a Rainbow that I bought WAY back in the dark ages (1983?) Yes, it still works quite well, actually even though it needed some repair work a few years back. I also have a little one but have no idea what brand it is.

The thing is, I haven't vacuumed in years. I really HATE to vacuum. But, my house does get vacuumed once a week-not by me. And I have no idea what brand she uses.


I'm wondering how many people have even HEARD of Rainbow vacuums.



Cat
I had a Rainbow for about 20 years. I broke and I got it repaired. It lasted another 6 months and needed to be fixed again. After the $300 repair that didn't last I figured I would get something else.

If you asked me that on the application I probably would walk out because that seems like a landlord that I wouldn't want to be around and I vacuum a few times a week.
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