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qoncept 10-16-2012 10:05 AM

Looking for a canister vacuum (I think)
 
Due to some sudden changes in living arrangements, I'm now responsible for cleaning the house. The floors are all laminate and tile so I haven't had a vacuum, but I think I've decided I want one. Just looking for tips.

A Neato robot vacuum keeps the floors respectable. The biggest thing is keeping the baseboards, ceiling, fans and blinds clean. I let a Kirby salesman in the house once and she cleaned the ceiling fans with a bristle attachment and I've wanted one since, but obviously I'm not going to pay $1000 for that.

So.. any tips on what kind of vacuum I should get? I'm pretty sure I want to get a canister vac. I've heard there's some sort of attachment for actually CLEANING laminate..? Not familiar with that at all. And I'm still not sure exactly why I should be looking at a new vacuum instead of just bringing the shop vac in the house. Please, help me take care of myself. :)

Blondesense 10-18-2012 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by qoncept (Post 1031924)
...And I'm still not sure exactly why I should be looking at a new vacuum instead of just bringing the shop vac in the house. Please, help me take care of myself. :)

Our house is carpeted except for the kitchen and bathrooms. I use a regular upright vacuum on the carpeting, but I have the small, one gallon, shop vac that I use for everything else; tile floors, carpeted stairs, baseboards, cobwebs etc.
Works for me.

noquacks 10-18-2012 06:20 PM

paid $600+ for a German made Meile. Quiet as heck. Strong suction. But heck- vacs are so overrated. many times I dust with a rag- quick-quiet-no cords/wires in the way. vac is another thing to own. Oh well.

user1007 10-20-2012 12:45 PM

Canister or upright, look for a bagless vacuum.

There are some out there were a canister snaps loose from an upright for applications like yours. Otherwise be sure and look for a carpet brush attachment for a canister set-up.

bernieb 10-20-2012 09:26 PM

Just buy a cheap wet/dry vac. No need to spend the big bucks for something you don't need. I'll never have carpeting again myself, as it's nothing but a dirt holder, so your blessed with floors you can clean.

Jackal66 10-31-2012 08:42 AM

We have a Dyson that works really well. It isn't the most expensive one with the "ball" on bottom either.

Jack

Mort 11-01-2012 09:52 AM

I think ours is a Eureka, or something like that. We got it at Sprawl-Mart, and it supposedly had better ratings than a Dyson for less than $100. I don't know how it compares to a Dyson in real-people-world, but its a helluva lot better than our old bag vacuum.


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