The motor (I think) in our Dyson upright cleaner has packed up, after a good number of years of faithful service. We’re looking at a number of options, including buying a new machine- now more complicated thanks to Brexit.
Does anyone have a personal recommendation for a new cleaner? With two dogs, five cats and occasional rabbits in the house, will a cordless vac have enough oomph to pick up animal hair.?
The replacement doesn’t have to be a Dyson but I don’t really want a cleaner with a hose because of back problems.
And we have to be able to buy it in France/EC!
Thanks in advance
We have had dyson products previously and last time wanted a cordless upright so decided to try Shark after a friend bought one and was very impressed. Its great on hardwood/tile floors and equally good on carpet and rugs. The only thing I would say as with all cordless devices, probably advisable to have two battery packs, one in use and one charging.
I have replaced the motor in our old dyson, about £20 on ebay - all now working well.
That was my first thought, but the replacement motor i found was nearly 100€ so we have started to look at buying a new cleaner. No firm decision yet, though.
As a rule, most of the major makes you can buy in England are equally available across Europe, from eg Boulanger, Darty etc. Also Amazon Fr stocks a full range, including Dyson and Shark aspirateurs sans fil.
I have a corded shark, the model specifically for pet hair and have found it exceptional with our two very hairy, very shedding, dogs. I’d always had dysons but between Dyson being a Brexiteer and the quality declining I thought I’d try another make and have found the Shark to be every bit as good, if not better. Obviously I can’t speak to cordless ones which was part of your focus but I’ve been very pleased with mine.
My Dyson is off to the déchèterie this afternoon…
if it’s compatible with Franz’s machine he might offer to take it for you (minus the motor)
What do you talk about to your corded one
How much life sucks sometimes. How none of us exist in a vacuum. How we’re all going to dy sonetime.
All of life’s big issues…
I’ve just ordered a Shark cordless vacuum from Amazon.fr. ( Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Anti Hair Wrap, Pet Hair, Single Battery, Turquoise Blue ). On Amazon.uk it was £307, on Amazon.fr it was only 279.99€.
Best place for Dyson IMHO. Overpriced. Poor, over-complex engineering.
Dyson products are often based on great engineering principles, but tend to be manufactured at the lowest possible cost. That’s a recipe for over priced products with a short life span.
Fixed that for you Brian
Wow Dyson products do get a bashing - do you have one?
I have 2 Dyson cylinders and 2 cordless and are very happy with them.
The cylinders I bought from ebay at £40 each about 5 years ago. The cordless were about £150 each and are a revelation.
We used to have an early cylinder Dyson vac DC02 maybe, no bags which was great, but had to spend a fortune on filters. I’m sure more modern machines are much more efficient though. Problem with Dyson isn’t so much the product ( but they ain’t cheap) but the inventor
I had two Dysons, bought by my mother in law who lived in the upstairs flat. Different models and both were absolute crap.
We have had a few, all conscined to the skip I’m afraid.
My first Dyson was brilliant and went on forever. Three subsequent models were not so great in terms of suction / build quality and longevity.
I sold the last one on in Brexit induced disgust and bought a very cheap basic Titan from Bricodepot for 60 quid. It has been excellent but now needs to be replaced and I am thinking about spending a bit more this time.
Has anyone had any experience of Henry’s? Are they as great as they say they are or is it all hype?
We had a Henry for years then ended up giving to a student neighbour who was looking to furnish her flat. Great machine and easy to manipulate. Only minor criticism (not really a criticism) was that it wasn’t as high-powered as some of the more expensive brands.