Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by overlander, Oct 29, 2005.
more like, yummmmmm
"Next I got in touch with a bunch of bug, allergy, and dust-mite experts, some of whom had been quoted in the Wall Street Journal article. Unsurprisingly, all dismissed the idea that there were mounds of mites in mattresses. "It's nonsense," said mite authority Larry Arlian, professor of biological sciences, microbiology, and immunology at Wright State University. "I don't know where that originated. They're not that prolific."
Does anyone have any reviews on Oreck vacuums? I'd love to hear either good or bad. Thanks!
Consumerreports rates it #9... here's the top 10:
Our dyson was only $350 we got it factory refurbished with the warrenty. We've had the hoover windtunnel and a few eureka's and I can tell you our dyson cleans 100x better than all of them.
I'm with you on the Dyson. It cleans better than the Eurekas and Hoovers I've had in the past. I actually still have a Hoover (I think) that I keep for the cleaning lady to use. It's only 2 years old and is rather abused, so I'm not about to let that happen to the Dyson.
Amazon regularly has refurbished Dysons for cheap:
Regular - $279.99 free shipping
Animal - $349.99 free shipping
boomertsfx - that list is great! Thanks for sharing!!!
Overlander - sorry to hear you had such an unpleasant experience with the Kirby sales guy. We went through the sales pitch a few weeks ago, didn't run into any issues with the sales guy and purchased the Kirby. We thought that our Dyson Animal was doing a good job cleaning up the fur from 2 dogs and 2 cats, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the Kirby. Our carpets look so much better after just a few cleanings with the Kirby.
maybe, but have you guys ever tried a Kirby? I've heard similar results first hand from a Dyson owner... but they preferred their Eureka over the Dyson
Yes I have tried a Kirby. I've also known Kirby Salesmen. It's a nice vacuum but definitally not worth $1000. It cleans well but IMHO it's no better than one of the better Hoovers or Dysons. Consumer Reports also does not list it as the best cleaning vacuum.
Are they still made of pure lead? My parents got rooked into buying one when I was a kid and it must have weighed a good 75lbs.
For a good vaccuum review, visit ConsumerReports.com.
My wife was once approached by a Kirby sales rep. She was sold by the pitch. It didn't take long for us to decide against it once we googled "kirby."
Seems to me the reasons against dealing with this company out-number anything good associated with the vaccuum itself.
"Whoa no. There goes Tokyo."
brim and L0stS0ul - such skeptics. I'm not a plant, I'm just a neighbor that felt complelled to share my experience with the Dyson Animal before anyone runs out to get one - it's pretty, but it's not all that.
I've heard Dyson isn't all that great a vacuum either. Yes - they suction really good - but overall - doesn't clean that well. I'm just repeating what I heard....I don't have one.
What more do you want out of a vacuum?
I have a Dyson and like it quite a bit. I feel that it does do a good job, better than my previous vacuum. No it is not the end all to be all, if it was, it would vacuum my house by itself.
Still thinking plant. If that being the first post is not suspicious I don't know what is...
In the end a vacuum is a vacuum. The dyson is good as is the hover. The Kirby is a very nice vacuum but it is incredibly expensive and for most people a complete waste of money. The fact of the matter is you can go over to target and buy a very capable vacuum for about $100. Probably more than most families will ever need. My wife and I found that these cheaper vacuums could not control the alergy making dust and dander in our home so we had to upgrade to something else. The Dyson has worked wonders for us.
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