- So are Dyson vacs really any good?
Early Dysons worked well but they didn’t now enough about designing for reliabilty, that’s all sorted now and they come with a 5 yr guarantee. I would reccommend a DC25 (on offer in Comet at the moment).Posted 10 years ago
Meile’s are well made but will cost you 2 or 3 times the purchasing cost over it’s lifetime in bag cost.
Unless your a builder don’t bother with a Henry – cheap and tough but a large percentage of the dust will get blown back into the room which kind of defeats the point.woffleMember
We’ve got a Sebo and it’s fantastic – lasted through the renovations we’ve been doing over the last 2 years
sucking up dust, soot, bricks, wood with no complaints.
Our local Dyson dealer also sells Miele and Sebo and he has a Sebo which was recommendation enough for us. He says Dyson repairs keep him in business…Posted 10 years agomolgripsSubscriber
We have one of the pet hair cylinder ones, with two turbine brushes. It’s really good. The only other one we saw with a turbine brush was a Miele one and that looked like a pretty pathetic affair. And you only got one, we have a big one for carpets and a small one for stairs and sofas etc.
I really like mine. Oh and ignore the max fill line on the cylinder. It works fine until the thing is almost full about 3x more than the max line indicates.Posted 10 years agoFlaperonMember
Our Henry has been through more abuse than any hoover deserves to suffer and is still going strong. It’s fallen off scaffolding, been used to clean out hot ashes, been filled with water (not related to the ashes!), and is presently proving useful cleaning up building rubble.Posted 10 years agoLionheartMember
Our local re-cycle tip manager showed me around last year (it happens if you appear ‘too’ interested) and he showed me the ISO container full of Dysons (hundreds of the things), he told me he sends the container to a company in London every 3 months who pay a couple of hundred pounds for the spares. He told me they have a few of the others but had not seen a Henry for years. Our Henry has been around for 10 years plus, two house re-builds, looked so sad after one I bought a Miele which was good in a BMW -ish way, lasted three years, before Henry was brought back into the house. so a HenryPosted 10 years agoantigeeMember
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on hols last week and agree
at home we are on our lost count of number of dysons because mrs antigee believes they are great but only vacs the area of carpet in front of the fireplacePosted 10 years ago
HEAVY SH1TE and despite claims more powerful than a whirlwind they spend all their time ripping the top layer off the carpet and will not WILL NOT pick up grit or anything heavier than a 2.5mm long piece of spag’ CRAP CRAP CRAP2unfit2rideSubscriber
Another Sebo user here, we use a Henry at work, & always have done for the last 20+ years, I think we are on our third, & that makes them the toughest out there!Posted 10 years ago
Henry’s are crude though, I wouldn’t use one in the house, Sebo’s are just very well designed & work well, what more could you ask?SurfrMember
Like Harry our DC01 is going fine except I had to buy a replacement handle fron ebay when ours broke. It’s not the greatest vacuum in the world though. I’d be interested in trying a Henry given they get rave reviews everywhere you look from people using them to destruction, except they don’t destruct!Posted 10 years agoAdamWMember
Got a DC04 and after a single issue with the tube it is still going strong after 6 years.
Vendor told me that he was fixing a lot of dysons. He also, after a lot of prodding, told me he SOLD a lot of them. As a result he’s more like to fix them. If you only sell one Miele a year then it is unlikely you’ll need to fix it. If you sell a bazillion dysons then you’re more likely to seem ’em back. Simple statistics really.Posted 10 years agoCregMember
A mate of mine dropped his down the stairs so claimed on his insurance and got a replacement. The rotor housing on the dropped one is all that is broken on it.
Ive had it in my house for 2 years now (the dropped one), gets regular use and works a treat..after being dropped.Posted 10 years agostevomcdSubscriber
Got a DC05 here. Been used for 7 years domestically and now 2 years of cleaning up after mountain bikers/snowboarders around a big chalet. Still going strong. Actually, it cut out today for the first time ever but I think the filter just needs cleaned – haven’t done that since, well, ever…Posted 10 years agonukeproofMember
Don’t give it too much thought. It’s just an implement for picking up rubbish from your floor. There are far more interesting things to devote your time and effort to.
Exactly. Its just a vacuum cleaner FFS. 🙄
(Have a DCO8 Allergy and a DC16 handheld but still agree with my comment above 🙂 )Posted 10 years agofootflapsMember
Utterly underwhelmed by Miele – great for 10secs until the bag clogs up then next to useless.
My DC05 Motorhead does need regular fixing, but seems OK. Not the greatest at picking big stuff up but at least it doesn’t need it’s bag changing every 5 minutes and the filters are good – pretty much no dust gets re-circulated.Posted 10 years agomolgripsSubscriber
and will not WILL NOT pick up grit or anything heavier than a 2.5mm long piece of spag’
Hmm, this is strange. I’ve had two dysons (one I gave away still working, traded it for a more powerful later model) and never had any issues. They are the cylinder kind tho not the uprights, current one is a DC20 animal. It picks up all sorts of things – leaves, bits of food, clothes tags, sweet wrappers, anything I can’t be bothered to bend down to pick up. Also various things I didn’t want it to pick up such as Mrs Grips earrings etc. Seems to have great picking up poiwer to me.Posted 10 years ago
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