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Dyson, worth the hype?

post #1 of 57
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Hi guys, with 2 dogs in my house, I'm thinking of buying a better Vac. I'm wondering if Dyson worth the hype? The online review seems mixed.
post #2 of 57
Don't have any experience with the Dysons, although their concept is a good one. I only need a small stick vaccum for my tiny apartment, so I bought a Shark (which could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch faster than...). Despite its power, even across a small bachelor apartment, it loses suction fast.

And this is a bagless, HEPA filter "cyclone" vac. Now, I can attest to the suctiony goodness of that system, so if the Dyson vacs truly can maintain their power across multiple rooms, you have a winner. I say buy one and take it back if it sucks in the bad kinda way.
post #3 of 57
been wondering about that myself, if it's the Bose of vacuum cleaners? What's the verdict?
post #4 of 57
I have four dogs and six cats. My wife swears by them.
post #5 of 57
We have one. Its the best vacuum cleaner I've ever used before. Vacuuming still sucks and is not fun but at least our dyson is easy to use and clean and always does the same job. AND, it doesnt start to smell and doenst put off tons of heat.
post #6 of 57
I have a bag less Bissell that does a good job if picking up my black lab mix's hair (and he has really long hair....that can really, I mean really shed). I've had it for 3 years and it's still going strong. Sucking power hasn't changed: still full 12 amps worth of suction...no matter if I've just emptied the canister, or I'm on my 2nd room. I just have to empty it often if Oscar is really shedding: the vacuum will compact the hair to almost a solid mass before it starts losing suction. It does have a washable filter that I'll soak and let dry after so many months of use. Not a hassle in my book. If that's the only difference with a Dyson, IMO, Dyson doesn't offer an obvious advantage over other vacuums.
post #7 of 57
Definately worth it. Though we've lost quite a few of the attachments.
post #8 of 57
Just bought a Dyson Animal yesterday. Cleaning ladies wrecked the last one, a Miele. Have a yellow Lab and hair is abundant everywhere but the top of my head. Miele always got clogged. Cleaning ladies suggested the Dyson. I think they broke the other one on purpose. Does an amazing job and you get to see exactly how much stuff gets sucked into the clear chamber. I was a crazy man yesterday willingly vacuuming everything in sight. Plus it has a 5 year warranty. Can't recommend it highly enough!

post #9 of 57
Dysons are pretty good. Personally I love my Panasonic. I have been using Pannys for most of my life now.
post #10 of 57
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Originally Posted by urabus View Post
been wondering about that myself, if it's the Bose of vacuum cleaners? What's the verdict?
I was ready to compose a long reply to the original question, along the lines of "Don't believe the hype", getting into Dyson's middle-of-the pack suction, low capacity (they don't lose suction, sure, but they hold about 1/4 the debris of most bagged vacs, belts and filters that do need expensive replacement, and so on, but that is not necessary. This is all that is necessary:

Dyson is the Bose of Vacuums.

Many people swear by them. They do not know better. ASTM has a standard for suction, and there is a $140 Eureka that kicks the Dyson's donkey. This is one product where you can trust Consumer reports. Think of how you'd try to talk to a Bose-lover about why they shold reconsider. All those approaches apply to this scenario.
post #11 of 57
I have the Dyson pet hair vac and love it. My light carpet always looked dirty between my cat's hair and mine. No vacuum could ever get it all up. No problem with the Dyson. BTW, if you live near a Bed Bath & Beyond, wait 'til you get one of those 20% off coupons and save $100 on it. I've never seen one on sale.
post #12 of 57
Two cats here...Both black but short-hairs...Still our Dyson 'Animal' is the one that gets all the hair up. Recommended
post #13 of 57
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Originally Posted by islewind View Post

Dyson is the Bose of Vacuums.

$500 dollars for a vaccum? I don't how little it gets clogged, I'll throw out a series of others at $50 apiece as they get clogged. Like everyone, I almost bought into the smoooooth English pitchman until I saw one a Walmart, compared them to others, and then gagged on the price tag. No way, man. Bose of Hoses. And ask yourself, "Am I that much of a consumer that I need bragging rights to what kind of VACCUM CLEANER I USE?"
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Originally Posted by chadbang View Post
$500 dollars for a vaccum? I don't how little it gets clogged, I'll throw out a series of others at $50 apiece as they get clogged. Like everyone, I almost bought into the smoooooth English pitchman until I saw one a Walmart, compared them to others, and then gagged on the price tag. No way, man. Bose of Hose.
Don't knock it unless you've owned one. I've owned many cheap and expensive vacuums (I'm a middle-aged clean freak) and this one is the best I've had. There might be others out there, but I'm not looking anymore.

Don't get all "just because it's expensive, it must not be worth it." That's just as stupid as saying my R10s aren't worth it because you've never heard them before and are happy with KSC75s. Be happy with what you have, but don't trash something you never tried just because you didn't like the price tag. Reverse snobbery is still snobbery.
post #15 of 57
i've seen it demonstrated for me, and it honestly was pretty impressive...if you need it.

i've always been impressed by the fact that their TV ads manage to convince you that if you don't buy one, YOU WILL DIE.
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