Dyson vacuum cleaners and others

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  1. zoran macrumors 68040

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    Are there other brands that are equivalent to the DYSON vacuum cleaner product line? For the ones that dont know Dyson... i guess i could say that Dyson vacuum cleaner products are what Apple is for computers :)
     
  2. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure about current ones, but the old metal Kirby vacuums were amazing and long lasting.

    Although, speaking of Dyson's...

    I have had my animal Dyson now for almost 15 years now. Works just as well now as it did then. Only thing I have had to replace over the years was the hose.

    It's outlived 2 dogs and a cat.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    We have had a Miele vacuum cleaner for years, efficient, and beautiful balanced and sturdy; they are a German company that produce excellent quality electric goods.
     
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    Went from a $40 Wal-Mart Bissel to a Costco Dyson V8 animal .... wow. Talk about night and day. WOW. The amount of hair and dust we got in the FIRST pass in our house was shocking to say the least.
     
  5. Zenithal, May 30, 2019
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    Dysons are only good if you maintain them weekly.

    Meile, Oreck, and Riccar tend to be platinum standards.
     
  6. zoran, May 30, 2019
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    I didnt mention that im interested mainly in compact vacuum cleaners so that they would fit in small storage spaces :)
    What kind of maintenance are you talking about?
     
  7. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502

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    My 15 year old hardly been maintained animal Dyson says differently.
     
  8. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    There are WAY better plug-in vacuums that Dyson (some listed in responses above). But for a battery-powered stick vacuum, Dyson is the best and nobody else comes close.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    My Miele is nice and compact.
     
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Im interested to know which Miele is that? :)
     
  11. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    I have a Shark Rocket that I think works well.
     
  12. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Thorough weekly cleaning. Dumping out dust and fibers. Using a scrubber wand to loosen any dirt that's packed up. Smaller Dysons require twice weekly dedusting of their filters to keep air flow up.

    Your should be fine. The very old Dysons are alright. The newer ones are crap. The DC07 was one of the last good ones. When Dyson moved their manufacturing out of the UK, the quality began to suffer. We know people who own a 30+ year old Meile vacuum that does a better job than a top of the line Dyson. Today, when you pay for Dyson, you're paying most of it in brand name. When you buy a Riccor or Miele, you're buying quality, not just a brand name that's become a household name.
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    Doesn't really matter. They use the same motor for all their products. The price difference is the form and components you get at difference use case tiers.

    Miele and Riccar will be more expensive than Oreck in general, but both are worth every penny. Even if it means plonking down $1,000 for a vacuum. As I've owned both a Miele and Oreck for nearly 20 years and used both daily, I've had less than a handful of scheduled servicings, and they're dead cheap. As in under $50 compared to a few hundred for commercialized brands.
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    Yeah, but it depends which model you get. The newer ones aren't very good. For a corded hand vacuum, nothing beats Metropolitan.
     
  13. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I believe that for Dyson your dont just pay for the brand, you pay for other things like the fact that... they are compact, lightweight easy to use and clean and not to forget they do look cool!
     
  14. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    It's your money. If you want to waste it on cool factor that's up to you. Don't complain when you have to spend a few hours declogging it a year or two down the road. Or having to spend a princely sum to get something changed because it's in the most unfortunate of places in the unit compared to brands worth the money spent on them.

    Was there even a point to this thread if all you wanted to do was go with Dyson? Dyson's main vacuums are a hair above mass production Hoover sold at Apple prices. Though on the one hand, the Dyson's buttons don't fall apart after a few months and the unit doesn't overheat as easily.
     
  15. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #Ζenithal of course there was no intention of making a thread to go with Dyson. From the options that were posted by fellow users, i didn't see any better options. And to be frank, Dyson offers a good product that happens to be a little overpriced!
     
  16. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    It is the Miele model S2110, a model which is sturdy, compact, and which received excellent reviews.
     
  17. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    Had the same experience. I was dumbfounded at how much it picked up on first pass. The fact that it has no cord when you're vacuuming and you can use it easily on a desk and high places was a total game changer.
     
  18. zhenya macrumors 603

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    We have both a Miele canister that we’ve had for more than a decade, and a Dyson V6 stick we’ve had for a couple of years. I consider them complimentary to each other. Unless you have very light cleaning needs, the Dyson won’t clean as well as the Miele, and it’s doubtful it will last nearly as long. The Miele is a traditional old-school canister vac. Excellent heavy duty design but all the hassle that goes with dragging a canister around the house and up and down stairs. The Dyson is absolutely fantastic though for day to day light clean-up and spot cleaning. It’s the best household appliance I’ve bought in years. It’s just so darn convenient, and cleans really well for its size and noise level - this is coming from a family of 5 with a dog. The house stays much cleaner in-between deep cleanings with the Miele because it is so easy and pleasant to use. We touch up nearly every day. FWIW I rarely do much extra cleaning of the Dyson itself. Maybe clean that cloth filter a couple times per year.

    I agree with the comment that I probably would not be terribly interested in one of the full-sized Dyson’s given how good other options are. I think they do some great things with design, but lack long-term durability.
     
  19. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    I don’t like Dyson for hardwood floors. I have a Shark that works really well.
     
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    I prefer bagged vacuum cleaners myself. The one I bought for the small house I share with my two roommates is a bagged Miele canister vac. It works very well (the house is mostly hardwood floor). I've only used a Dyson upright once when I was vacuuming a friend's dorm for her when she was moving and I remember finding it to be very heavy and a bit hard to maneuver. Sometimes I think Dyson seems like overpriced novelty (especially their bladeless fans) but I like the hand-dryers I find in some public bathrooms and if the vacuum cleaners are better, especially the stick vac, then it's worth it.
     
  21. HDFan macrumors 65816

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    What type? Upright, Canister, Stick, Handheld, Robotic?

    Dyson isn't a top pick in any of these categories. Miele generally beats them, according to Consumer Reports. Paywall:

    https://www.consumerreports.org/search/?query=vacuum cleaner reliability

    Upright

    Miele gets great owner satisfaction but middling reliability. Bagless are more reliable than those with bags.

    Canister

    Better reliability than uprights. Miele excellent reliability.

    Stick

    Dyson no longer recommended due to reliability issues. Almost 50% had problems or failed in 5 years. Shark excellent on reliability and satisfaction. 25% of Electrolux batteries died.
     
  22. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    I’ve owned a Shark stick vacuum. It maybe more reliable, but it also doesn’t clean that well compared to a Dyson stick vacuum
     
  23. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't compare the two other than their premium price. The design of Dysons tend to be overly complex and pointless in many cases.

    While I love the upright vacuum part of my Dyson, the hose and all the attachments are almost useless.

    The design looks neat, but using it is a nightmare. I can only imagine that the person that designed it has never actually used a vacuum with a hose.


    I think it depends on the which model.

    I have the roller ball one for 4 years, and I have barely done any of the maintenance to it.

    But, I have used a different model that I kept in my office at work, and that needed to be taken apart and cleaned every few uses or it wouldn't pick up anything.
     
  24. Zenithal, May 31, 2019
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    The only issues affecting the roller ball models are the ball joint breaking down. I think the vacuum itself doesn't have the intricate suction paths the other Dysons have. That said, Dyson uses a few tricks to maintain suction, but this requires quicker dumping of waste product. Dyson made some engineering improvements after their DC14, IIRC, but the product you get is vastly different compared to a competitor that uses higher quality parts. At the end of the day, I know either our Oreck or Miele will probably last another 20 years before I have to consider replacing them. You get what you pay for.

    For hardwood or tile (marble, stone, whatever) I recommend any decent stick broom vacuum that gives you the option of enabling rollers or is merely a suction vacuum only. You will never need to run another 36" dry mop again to pick up dust and dirt.
     
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    If you want to buy American, Riccar is the one. No internal plastic parts. Free cleaning and belt change for 2 years...
     

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