My vacuum motor burned yesterday and my back up one would not take the stuff up the hose. I am wondering how the Dyson vacuums are working out for you gals? I will have to purchase a new one.
The only Dyson model I have ever used is the Animal. I think those newer ones with the ball that allows it to articulate better around objects look interesting.
I woudl encourage you to taek down teh display model, and see how you like the weight and the wand. The wand is my least favorite aspect of the Dyson, a bit of a pain, but everything is on board. The attachments in general are pretty cool and the suction is strong.
I've got a little Dyson canister vac, not sure if it's a DC 23 or 26 that I really don't care for because it doesn't have the suction. I bought it to use around our farm office but I'm already wishing I'd bought something better.
My son has a Dyson upright (looks like a DC 25 or 33) and it works great. I don't care for the wand methodology as it's cumbersome, but the parts are all on-board.
My favorite vacuum is my 10 year old Aerus Electrolux canister vac. All attachments onboard and it works great; however it's more costly and takes bags.
I didn't get a Dyson upright because I have carpeted steps & it looked like an octupus for that.
Plus I talked to two different vacuum dealer/repair men & both were down on Dyson. I ended up replacing my Sears canister with an Electrolux canister. Like it but it doesn't pull as easily on my carpet as my Sears & the attachments are not onboard this one. But it's really quiet & has good suction & I like the way the head swivels; easy to get under chairs, etc. And it had a really good waranty. That said I really can't say anything bad about my old Sears. Maybe not quite as much suction & the head is bigger but it did the job & was cheaper, but Sears has been having a hard time lately. I'd research online for what your needs are & look at the reviews.
I need a new vacuum too. Has anyone tried the Shark Navigator Lift-away?
I have the Dyson ball D-41 I think love it.
I know I'm late but Consumer's Report. Picks; upright bagged.... Hoover Windtunnel Anniversary Edition U6485-900 costs $230
Miele S7210 twist costs $475
Baggless.... Hoover Windtunnel T=series Rewind Bagless UH70120 $130
Bagges Canister. .. Kenmore Intution 28014 $550
Kennmore Progressive 21714 $400
Dyson Animal $650
I personally own a Kenmore Progressive upright. Which they don't make anymore. I really like it.
My MIL has 2 machines. A Eureka Sport that I would never recommend and a Spirit. Both are pretty worthless. NO Suction or power. If I really want to clean carpets next door I take mine over.
Be glad to share what CR has to say. I just bought a years subscription. Thought I'd try and catch up on best buys according to them for a year.