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reliable vacuum cleaner brands

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reliable vacuum cleaner brands

I've gone through 3 vacuum cleaners in 3 years so far, would like to know if there is a place that lists brand reliability?
I'm not looking for personal opinions or experiences, just an objective list.
Looking for upright or canister vacuums. thanks
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sahands334 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 12:44 pm
I've gone through 3 vacuum cleaners in 3 years so far, would like to know if there is a place that lists brand reliability?
I'm not looking for personal opinions or experiences, just an objective list.
Looking for upright or canister vacuums. thanks

See here.
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That list doesn't talk about reliability, what's the point of having the most powerful vacuum if it doesn't work!?
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which 3 vacuums did you own in 3 years?

motor died? didn't clean/replace filters?

I've used 1 vacuum in the past decade...
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sahands334 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 1:02 pm
That list doesn't talk about reliability, what's the point of having the most powerful vacuum if it doesn't work!?
Reliability is normally not a problem with vacuum cleaners. I wonder what you do with your vacuum cleaners... We never had one dying on us.

Kenmore (Sears - now from America only) have been very reliable. Panasonic is also another good brand. We still have a Black & Decker from the 1980's still going strong. Also have 2 Kenmore upright, a Dirt Devil from the 90's and a small Eureka for the stairs.

I remember when I was a university student people would leave vacuum cleaners in the garbage room of my building and I would pick them up, clean them and everything was working fine.
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Kenmore vacuums are / were AMAZING
They are built strong and last
Like others, we’ve had ours for well over a decade

Tough to find though now that Sears Canada has gone belly up
And with Sears USA not far behind.. that alone might warrant a trip stateside for a look see

Everything else ... meh
Used Dirt Devils & Sharks and other stuff at rental cottages, and family / friends homes
And NOTHING performs like my Kenmore
(Although an old Hoover came close at a rental once)

Have not used a Dyson, but heard they too are great. Just Uber expensive
That’s probably what i’ll be buying the next time

PS... know what is also great... my shop vac
Those suckers do it all.
On my second in 40+ years.
Black & Decker and Stanley two brands I can recommend there
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Here, read though this guys AMA on Reddit.

Repair tech AMA

I think general consensus at the moment is Miele though. I have a soft sport for Filter Queens. They'll last for damn ever. Only issue is they are heavy and annoying to move around and the filters are expensive. I'd be very surprised if you could break a Filter Queen in 1 year though. I know people who still have ones working from the 80's. Mostly relegated to the garage but they still work.
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Electrolux is what we have and no problems yet. Bissel is probably another good brand. Dirty filters is what usually kills the vacuum cleaner.
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I've had a Dyson canister vac for close to ten years. Had a couple of Kenmores prior to that but didn't want to buy bags any more. Might switch to a Miele when this one dies - too bad you have to buy bags for those.
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Mars2012 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 2:53 pm
I've had a Dyson canister vac for close to ten years. Had a couple of Kenmores prior to that but didn't want to buy bags any more. Might switch to a Miele when this one dies - too bad you have to buy bags for those.
Miele has a canister vacuum now but I still prefer the bag for the extra filtration & no mess clean up.
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i don't think it's a case of what lasts the longest and is more reliable. it's more to the fact of how well you keep it clean and what you are using it to clean..... i've had cheap ones to the more expensive dyson one we use now and they all worked and lasted years. in fact our dirt devil we have had for well over 10 years now was free (left behind by the previous house owner we bought the house from) and it still has it's full day one power ! but we bought the dyson V6 because we needed a second one for small jobs and easier to take from main floor to upper floor. the dirt devil is a full size upright and we now use it for the basement cleaning.

if you are sucking up tons of animal hair or dirt in a garage or front foyer then it's going to put strain on the motor having to work harder, so you have to clean the filer and brush often.
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PointsHubby wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 1:42 pm
Kenmore vacuums are / were AMAZING
They are built strong and last
Like others, we’ve had ours for well over a decade
Kenmore is just a label. The actual units were made by Panasonic in most cases.
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And Panasonic makes very reliable vacuum cleaners ;)
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