- Vacuum cleaners, cheaper alternative to Miele?
Even cheaper if you’ve nicked it like matey boy there. Put it to the missus and she said “you must be joking” which I took as a no. German see? Very specific cleaning requirements. Anyway, it’s a compact cylinder, same style as the Miele that she wants. Actually she just wants another Miele but I’m looking to save a few quid. I’m as good as £120 down, aren’t I?Posted 4 years ago
As ours has just gone pop. Our fault for using it to clean up building/plaster dust. It’s the bottom of the range job (S211) but still costs £120, any cheaper alternatives of similar quality? We’d be happy to have another Miele but the kitchen has skint us for the moment. Needs to be another compact bagged as that is what the missus wants. Or has anyone got an idea of replacement motor cost before I start ringing around tomorrow? If you can stay awake long enough to reply to this enthralling thread that would be smashing, ta.
And don’t say “Dyson”Posted 4 years agojoemarshallMember
We have a small miele, but I don’t think it is all that.
Slightly better than the pretty much dead Dyson that it replaced, and quieter, but I’m not convinced it was better than a brand new Dyson or any other new hoover for that matter. They are German and fashionable, but it seems rather like they just design a massive very sucky motor, and don’t put much thought into the sucky end bit. Maybe the £300 ones are good, but the <£200 pound ones, I don’t see what the fuss is about, I think it’s mainly a fashion thing.Posted 4 years ago
My head f department worked for Electrolux for a few years. He points out that it’s not the motor’s power – it’s about the airflow. A well designed 700W motor should be enough – though that figure was for uprights will less hose length I guess from motor to nozzle.Posted 4 years agocompositeproMember
I have a vac king it’s stainless and has the combined suction of 12000 elephants in reverse
It sucks up scrap metal small bolts the Swarf out of the lathe…anything that isn’t bolted down in the CNC it is basically aawesome
It could be useful in the home for pinning down escaping children and would laugh in the face of plaster
77quid iirc from b and qPosted 4 years agounovoloMember
Gone back to bagged(Sounds like a Amy winehouse song) after years of bagless jobbies failing on me including Dyson,Miele and Philips ,
in fact the only Vacuum cleaner I havent killed was a very old upright Bagged Hoover.
I have a Numantic James similar to the Henry but in Yellow.Posted 4 years ago
Cannot fault it and if and when it breaks down you can buy pretty much any part plus its British.andylMember
I picked up the big brother of this Karcher for about £38 delivered a few months back. http://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/products/product.asp?id=5072
They are a bit plasticy but they are great an no-nonsense. The filters are waterproof and they take bags or no bags. The bigger one I have is like the £99 one in screwfix but I have more parts with it (never seen so many) and it has the blow function which is fantastic for cleaning out the filter.
I’ve been using it on my flat while I refurb it so it’s been sucking up concrete, plaster, wood shavings, screws, wet filler etc etc. Only hiccup has been when I sucked up some large bits of wood that blocked the pipe but putting the hose on the back to blow it out fixed that.
But after all that I wouldn’t have one as my main home one as it’s not got a Hepa filter. For £20 that ^ would make a great garage/workshop vacuum and save you from ruining a decent one.
Take a look at Vax upright. We have a Vax one here for the pet hairs and while it has got a bit battered (clumsy housemate) it still works very well and keeps on sucking with minimal maintenance.Posted 4 years ago
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