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ttu
10-15-2007, 01:41 PM
does anyone own a dyson vac.

i have used oreck's for years and "thought" they did a good job. however i borred my neighbors dyson just to see how they worked since i seem to see them everywhere.

well let me just say, i vac with the oreck first and then went over the same area with the dyson and wow. i could not believe the amount of stuff it still picked up.

needless to say i went and bought one yesterday.

milkmania
10-15-2007, 01:54 PM
does anyone own a dyson vac.

i have used oreck's for years and "thought" they did a good job. however i borred my neighbors dyson just to see how they worked since i seem to see them everywhere.

well let me just say, i vac with the oreck first and then went over the same area with the dyson and wow. i could not believe the amount of stuff it still picked up.

needless to say i went and bought one yesterday.

are you trying to satisify their referrel program:confused:





j/k;)

TMCNo1
10-15-2007, 01:55 PM
I always heard they sucked!

bigmac
10-15-2007, 01:56 PM
does anyone own a dyson vac.

i have used oreck's for years and "thought" they did a good job. however i borred my neighbors dyson just to see how they worked since i seem to see them everywhere.

well let me just say, i vac with the oreck first and then went over the same area with the dyson and wow. i could not believe the amount of stuff it still picked up.

needless to say i went and bought one yesterday.My wife recently looked hard at this issue, even went so far at to subscribe to Consumer Reports online just to get the vacuum reviews. The Dyson actually got low marks in her investigation and she opted for some upper level Sears, which was top rated. That vacuum is not for obsessive-compulsive people IMHO - it has a series of lights that notify the user if the thing is still sucking up dirt. Between her and the cleaning lady, I'm told that it's an excellent vacuum cleaner. We have three golden retrievers and 1 1/2 cats.

We had an Oreck - it had a huge advantage in that it was light, but by comparison, it pretty much sucks as a vacuum cleaner.

(heh heh...get it?..."pretty much sucks as a vacuum cleaner...")



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lawless1
10-15-2007, 01:57 PM
We were in the market for a new vacuum last year and looked at the Dyson also. We have friends that absolutely love their Dysons and it is appears to be a great machine.

After researching Consumer Reports we went this route and it was a little less money. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02035922000P?adCell=A3. (Kenmore Progressive Upright)

bigmac
10-15-2007, 02:08 PM
After researching Consumer Reports we went this route and it was a little less money. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02035922000P?adCell=A3. (Kenmore Progressive Upright)

Yes...that's the one!


Hey...wait a minute...what does your wife look like?

TMCNo1
10-15-2007, 02:10 PM
My wife recently looked hard at this issue, even went so far at to subscribe to Consumer Reports online just to get the vacuum reviews. The Dyson actually got low marks in her investigation and she opted for some upper level Sears, which was top rated. That vacuum is not for obsessive-compulsive people IMHO - it has a series of lights that notify the user if the thing is still sucking up dirt. Between her and the cleaning lady, I'm told that it's an excellent vacuum cleaner. We have three golden retrievers and 1 1/2 cats.

We had an Oreck - it had a huge advantage in that it was light, but by comparison, it pretty much sucks as a vacuum cleaner.

(heh heh...get it?..."pretty much sucks as a vacuum cleaner...")



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Big, I need to hear the story behind this 1 1/2 cat thing! I hope it's a kitten or the one you have just needs to go to Jennie Craig!;)

bigmac
10-15-2007, 02:25 PM
Big, I need to hear the story behind this 1 1/2 cat thing! I hope it's a kitten or the one you have just needs to go to Jennie Craig!;)
Well, one is a de-clawed in-the-house cat. The other is a stray feral cat the just kind of moved in. He likes being outside - only comes in to use the litter box (weird, I know) and get fed. He's only in the house half-time, ergo 1.5 cats. OTOH, he weighs about 35 lbs (Jabba the Cat), so if we're going by size, I guess we have 2.5 cats.

milkmania
10-15-2007, 02:38 PM
[quote=bigmac]Well, one is a de-clawed in-the-house cat. The other is a stray feral cat the just kind of moved in. He likes being outside - only comes in to use the litter box (weird, I know) and get fed. He's only in the house half-time, ergo 1.5 cats. OTOH, he weighs about 35 lbs (Jabba the Cat), so if we're going by size, I guess we have 2.5 cats.[/quote

ski_king
10-15-2007, 02:41 PM
....... We have three golden retrievers .....[/SIZE][/I]
If that sweeper can holdup to the workload 3 golder retrievers create it must be a good one.

lawless1
10-15-2007, 03:12 PM
Yes...that's the one!


Hey...wait a minute...what does your wife look like?


I sometimes forget what she looks like as she is away on business in Minnesota a lot.

Roonie's
10-15-2007, 03:28 PM
We too had to make this decision recently. After also subscribing to Consumer Reports we opted not to get the Dyson due to the low ratings. Instead we got this vacuum

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02026505000P?vName=Appliances&cName=Vacuum+Cleaners+%26+Floor+Care&sName=Canister+Vacuums

We like it alot and it does a great job. It is portable enough to carry around the house too. Also have two Chocolate labs that shed their fur weekly it seems.

AirJunky
10-15-2007, 03:30 PM
3 dogs & 4 cats here. And 2000 square feet of new carpet. We owned a Sears Hepa equipped vacuum & my wife decided we had to have a Dyson. I thought the Sears was doing fine. She found a Dyson on Woot.com for like $300 & snagged it. We had the two machines side by side for a couple weeks & the Dyson definitely sucked a lot more dirt & pet hair!!

Datdude
10-15-2007, 03:38 PM
We used to have a piece of crap Dirt Devil and then bought a Dyson. When we brought the Dyson home we used the Dirt Devil first, then switched to the Dyson and the amount of stuff it picked up was amazing. Low ratings or not is has done a great job keeping our carpet clean and dog hair free.

Leroy
10-15-2007, 03:44 PM
We have been using a Dyson for over 3 years. Would not consider anything else. Easy to care for, no bags, incredible cleaning machine. We have one black lab that sheds year around!

ttu
10-15-2007, 03:55 PM
i did look at the kenmore that you are referring about and read all the comments on sears.com. they were very positive but the biggest gripe was the weight.

on of the things i really like about the dyson, is you can turn off the beater brush and just use the suction. really a must for not scratching my wood floors.

RexDog1
10-15-2007, 04:00 PM
We also have had one for 4 years now, no problems with it.
It seems to works well, looks like it is easy to use; I do like the no bag part
I donít even know how to turn the thing on??? :confused: I do have a shop vac, and I do know how to use it!!!!!:D

Labatt911
10-15-2007, 04:09 PM
I have the Dyson Animal, says it's made for people with pets. I have two dogs, the dyson works great. I would recommend it !!!

rodltg2
10-15-2007, 04:59 PM
we put one on our wedding registry but didnt get it:(

h2oskiluvr
10-15-2007, 05:03 PM
My wife recently looked hard at this issue, even went so far at to subscribe to Consumer Reports online just to get the vacuum reviews. The Dyson actually got low marks in her investigation and she opted for some upper level Sears, which was top rated. That vacuum is not for obsessive-compulsive people IMHO - it has a series of lights that notify the user if the thing is still sucking up dirt. Between her and the cleaning lady, I'm told that it's an excellent vacuum cleaner. We have three golden retrievers and 1 1/2 cats.

We had an Oreck - it had a huge advantage in that it was light, but by comparison, it pretty much sucks as a vacuum cleaner.

(heh heh...get it?..."pretty much sucks as a vacuum cleaner...")



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What has two legs and bleeds a lot? Half a cat. :)

Sorry, I hope I don't offend too many people.

#47of100TeamMC
10-15-2007, 05:04 PM
For what it's worth... My wife works with a design company part-time selling everything from countertops to appliances to window treatments to flooring including carpet, tile, hardwood etc. They have had some carpet manufacturer's actually state in their warranty information that your warranty is VOID if you vacuum with a dyson. Just be forewarned.

On a related note my brother-in-law owns a dyson and him and his wife have 2 cats... i've never seen so much cat hair inside a vacuum in my life than when they are done vacuuming thier townhouse... Man that things sure does a good job.

Having said all that... IF we had pets at our house we would own a Dyson too... the Central vac will have to do until then.

#47

jimmer2880
10-15-2007, 07:56 PM
After owning 2 good bagless vac's, my wife talked me into a Dyson 4 or 5 years ago. Compared to the Hoover & dirt Devil bagless, this thing is absolutely amazing. I have no idea how it rated so poorly, perhaps they only tested initial quality? After 4 or 5 years of vacuming EVERY DAY for our 2 mid-sized dogs, 2 young kids & ME ;), it still has the same suction as the day we got it.

WTRSK1R
10-15-2007, 08:10 PM
We just replaced our Sears vacuum with a Dyson this spring. The Sears vacuum was one of their higher end vacs about 6 years ago, but the thing ate belts like they were free. The little red light that said the floor was not clean stayed on half the time even when the vacuum was not moving. We too did the vacuum the room test before revacuuming with the Dyson. NO COMPARISON. The Sears vacuum missed a ton of dog hair and dirt. I would not recommend Sears for a vacuum to anyone just because of the belt issue, but seeing how much dirt it missed just adds to the issue.

:twocents:

Intruder
10-15-2007, 08:16 PM
We Have The Animal Money Well Spent She Got The Dyson And I Got The Mastercraft

stuartmcnair
10-15-2007, 08:21 PM
changed out two houses Orecks for two Dyson Animals...

bcampbe7
10-15-2007, 09:52 PM
We have a yellow lab that also sheds year rounds.
Went from an Electrolux to a Dyson Animal a few months ago. Amazing vacuum. This sounds like all of the reviews I read before buying it, but I couldn't believe how much stuff the Dyson picked-up after vacuuming with the Electrolux.

onewheat
10-15-2007, 10:00 PM
I know several people who did not buy the Dyson due to Consumer Report's ratings, but everyone I know with a Dyson has nothing but praise for it. I am seriously considering one, due to my two big dogs with a penchant for shedding constantly and the ability to fill a vacuum bag with hair in a heartbeat. The price is intimidating though. I don't have any problem dropping money on toys, but a vacuum cleaner kills me just to think about it.

Leroy
10-15-2007, 10:34 PM
I can't imagine how someone could not rate the Dyson a top notch vacuum cleaner. Plus the longer you have one the more you like it. Maybe the CR test was too short.

I know several people who did not buy the Dyson due to Consumer Report's ratings, but everyone I know with a Dyson has nothing but praise for it. I am seriously considering one, due to my two big dogs with a penchant for shedding constantly and the ability to fill a vacuum bag with hair in a heartbeat. The price is intimidating though. I don't have any problem dropping money on toys, but a vacuum cleaner kills me just to think about it.

WakePowell
10-15-2007, 11:07 PM
I'll add one more vote for the Dyson. We replaced our Oreck with a Dyson two years ago and am amazed at how much hair and dirt it picks up each time we vaccuum. Last year we bought my parents a Dyson to replace their Electolux. They have two Golden Retreivers and after pre-vacuuming with the Eletrolux it was aamazing how much more the Dyson cleaned up.

Doug G
10-15-2007, 11:18 PM
We have been using a Dyson for over 3 years. Would not consider anything else. Easy to care for, no bags, incredible cleaning machine. We have one black lab that sheds year around!


Ditto. We went from a Kirby to the Dyson. Nothing has ever kept up with the dog hair and general dirt like the Dyson. Even though the next day it looks like you haven't vacuumed in a month. :( I do love my Lab though.

jimmer2880
10-16-2007, 08:33 AM
I know several people who did not buy the Dyson due to Consumer Report's ratings, but everyone I know with a Dyson has nothing but praise for it. I am seriously considering one, due to my two big dogs with a penchant for shedding constantly and the ability to fill a vacuum bag with hair in a heartbeat. The price is intimidating though. I don't have any problem dropping money on toys, but a vacuum cleaner kills me just to think about it.

My wife picked hers up off of Ebay. It was a remanufactured Animal. It came with a 3-year warranty. Typically, I run from the reman stuff. But, this was in brand-new condition for 1/2 the price of a new one.

92 190 PS
10-16-2007, 09:01 AM
We have the pet Dyson as well and a golden retriever. Works very well,

bigmac
10-16-2007, 09:07 AM
Being out of the housekeeping loop at home, I didn't read the Consumer Reports review on vacuum cleaners where the Dyson was so low-rated.....the last thing I'd ever want to do is insert myself into the Home Appliance Acquisition Committee. The Sears vacuum we ended up with hasn't resulted in any negative feedback by the critical users in my particular sphere of influence, so I'm happy.

I continue to be amused, however, by how invested we all are in our purchases, and the lengths we go to to get people behind us. Ford/Chevy, MasterCraft/Malibu, Nikon/Canon, Mac/PC, Yamaha/Arctic Cat, Hilary/Hilary, John Deere vs Toro, Minnesota winters vs Texas winters, US vs Canadian Health Care.....now Sears vs Dyson. What a hoot! Who says you need porn for internet entertainment...?:D

This thread hasn't generated the acrimony that some of those other issues have though, so I'm guessing that most of us posters aren't the primary users of this particular product.;)

ski_king
10-16-2007, 09:10 AM
I continue to be amused, however, by how invested we all are in our purchases, and the lengths we go to to get people behind us. Ford/Chevy, MasterCraft/Malibu, Nikon/Canon, Mac/PC, Yamaha/Arctic Cat, Hilary/Hilary, John Deere vs Toro, Minnesota winters vs Texas winters, US vs Canadian Health Care.....now Sears vs Dyson. What a hoot! Who says you need porn for internet entertainment...?:D
Don't forget doctors/lawyers!

bigmac
10-16-2007, 09:12 AM
Don't forget doctors/lawyers!


Both of those two groups are underrepresented here. I suspect the low numbers provide a statistical anomaly relative to the lack of argument on the subject.;)

TMCNo1
10-16-2007, 12:27 PM
we put one on our wedding registry but didnt get it:(


You shouldn't have had your Bridal Registry at Dollar Tree.!:rolleyes:

Roonie's
10-16-2007, 01:23 PM
I continue to be amused, however, by how invested we all are in our purchases


I would say anything over $400- 500 I tend to research some before buying regardless of what it is and its function.

Kathi G
11-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Ditto. We went from a Kirby to the Dyson. Nothing has ever kept up with the dog hair and general dirt like the Dyson. Even though the next day it looks like you haven't vacuumed in a month. :( I do love my Lab though.

now now now let me tell you - that "We" no no no , that is me , he knows it works well because I tell him.
and this is coming from a man who says "what is that buzzing sound coming from the basement?".......

I love the dyson, will never get another brand!

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha -

kidding he does vacuum when the it's a full moon.

bcampbe7
11-05-2007, 09:57 PM
... "what is that buzzing sound coming from the basement?".......


Are you still talking about vacuuming??? :D

atlfootr
11-06-2007, 09:31 AM
We own 2 of 'em, a yellow and a purple one happy w/ both.
Each average beween $350 - 600, there not cheap but well worth the inital long term "investment".

BUY AMERICAN :wavey:

Jorski
11-06-2007, 12:54 PM
Central Vac and never going back !

Like anything else, there are good ones and bad ones; but on the high end they have more power. You simply couldn't put that large and heavy a motor on something that have to carry around.

G-man
11-06-2007, 01:12 PM
This is as bad as Ford vs Chevy

Mines a Chevy

PaulW
11-06-2007, 01:53 PM
Central Vac here also, if the bag does not catch it, it just blowes outside after that. I have one that is set up for 5000 square feet on a 2100 square feet house. It sucks great8p

Bruce
11-06-2007, 06:22 PM
THIS THREAD SUCKS! (I know but somebody had to say it!)

Knox's_Better_half
11-07-2007, 08:26 AM
Ok, It has been a while since I have been on here.....having a baby and such takes a lot out of a person! But......I talked Knox into buying one for me for Xmas last year! I too did the research and found a lot of negative. However, I bought it and came home and cleaned away. I got things out of my carpet that I did not even know was there. We have a new home, 2 1/2 years old, and I was getting all the carpet fuzz from new carpet and dirt like nobodys business. So, from a mother of 4 who cleans everyday,,,,,,,I would never own anything but a dyson. Best vac out there. $$$$$$but worth every bit!!:twocents:

kjohnson
11-07-2007, 08:58 AM
Next thing you know, we'll be talking about 2 ply vs 4 ply toilet paper! Come on guys.

TMCNo1
11-07-2007, 09:42 AM
Next thing you know, we'll be talking about 2 ply vs 4 ply toilet paper! Come on guys.


Gene would really be ballistic over this thread!

Scott 2ply and lots of it, biggest roll in the industry with 1000 sheets, next to Dollar General's 1250 sheet roll, like I use in the basement for odd jobs!:rolleyes: ;) :D

ttu
11-07-2007, 09:48 AM
Next thing you know, we'll be talking about 2 ply vs 4 ply toilet paper! Come on guys.

since i started this thread, i say 4 ply:D

kjohnson
11-07-2007, 10:37 AM
I like 4 ply too, as your finger won't punch through it and get sh.t all over it.

erkoehler
11-08-2007, 02:12 AM
I like 4 ply too, as your finger won't punch through it and get sh.t all over it.

I think I just threw up in my mouth!

TMCNo1
11-08-2007, 07:13 AM
I like 4 ply too, as your finger won't punch through it and get sh.t all over it.


My wife once suggested I use those nice blue paper industrial strength shop towels you can buy at your local auto parts stores and at the Big Block Supercenter Mega stores, sorry, my MC dealer doesn't sell toilet paper.
I just love that woman!