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are cordless vacuums worth it?

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are cordless vacuums worth it?

i have medium pile carpets in two bedrooms. it takes about 10-15 minutes to vacuum each of the two bedrooms.
i do not live in this place, a relative does and he cleans it. he is getting old so i am trying to ease his life with a less bulky, less heavy and plugless vacuum.
my budget is up to $500.....

so just wondering if it is worth it, or just move on an let bygones be bygones Smiling Face With Open Mouth

i am even contemplating a robot vacuum.
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May 13, 2015
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I have a Dyson Big Ball Animal and a Dyson V11 Absolute.

If I could only have one, I would pick the Big Ball for sure. I think the sticks are great as secondary vacuums, but I don't like using them when I have to vacuum my whole house.

If you have a really small place like a condo, I could see a stick vacuum as being good enough.

If I'm going to vacuum for 10 - 15 minutes, I probably wouldn't use the stick. Stick is great for some things. Like if my kid spills his Cheerios, just grab the stick and clean it up without having to drag out the big vacuum.
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May 2, 2014
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Yea. It’s for a condo. About 1200 in total but 700 is carpeted...in square feet. No pets.

I would ask you what you think of the cordless stick vacuum, but Your v11 seems to be the Ferrari of such vacuums and out of my price range lol
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Hoover makes some nice upright battery models in various price ranges. Have a look at them.
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Sep 12, 2003
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You can also try for the v10, should last about an hr and it’s pretty good!
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ausername wrote: Yea. It’s for a condo. About 1200 in total but 700 is carpeted...in square feet. No pets.

I would ask you what you think of the cordless stick vacuum, but Your v11 seems to be the Ferrari of such vacuums and out of my price range lol
ya, picked that up for $400 from Canadian Tire on black friday... got lucky to find one at that price... was a crazy day.

I also have a dog, 3 cats, and 2 kids... so we vacuum a lot. I wouldn't pay full price for the V11. I still like big ball canister better even though it's around half the price of the V11.

main reason I don't like the V11 too much is that it's not very comfortable for longer term use. If you're just doing a few minutes, it's great. Otherwise, pretty uncomfortable to use. And I'm a pretty fit guy in my 30s... I think especially older people would have a lot of trouble using this for extended periods.
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TheOneBarton wrote: You can also try for the v10, should last about an hr and it’s pretty good!
Yeah, we have th v10 and the Dyson ball vacuum. Even though th ball is older, and heavier, I definitely prefer it for a proper cleaning. I find the stick doesn't clean the carpets as well as the ball.

That being said, when my parents (mid 70's) needed their vacuum replaced, I got them a canister vacuum rather than upright. The part they are moving around constantly, is light, but it still has the power of a full size vacuum.
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Depends on the person and what they want to use. I have a Dyson V10, and use it a lot, even without really meaning to. Sometimes I drop some crumbs and because it's so easy, I just grab the vacuum to get rid of them - and then because it's just a couple of minutes more, I do the whole room while I'm at it. With an upright or canister, I'd be thinking about carrying the thing around without not bashing into anything, finding somewhere to plug it in, pushing it around, stopping to move the cord around stuff, then carrying it back to wherever it's supposed to go and coiling the cord back around neatly - jokes, I meant just throwing the whole cord into the closet so it's even harder to start up next time. Forget that, I'd just kick the crumbs under the desk and call it a day.

Bottom line is, it doesn't really matter if the upright or canister cleans better than the cordless if I'm going to use the cordless ten times more often.
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Manatus wrote: I'd be thinking about carrying the thing around without not bashing into anything, finding somewhere to plug it in, pushing it around, stopping to move the cord around stuff, then carrying it back to wherever it's supposed to go and coiling the cord back around neatly - jokes, I meant just throwing the whole cord into the closet so it's even harder to start up next time.
thats exactly what i am trying to avoid with the cordless Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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Like someone said, if the user is an older person, weight is important. None of the Dyson cordless ones are light enough in my opinion. Even for me. having to carry the entire motor and parts in one hand while moving it around is not easy on the wrist.

I have two Dyson's, both cannister type. Ya, its a chore to plug it in, but after that, its light, even kids can do the vaccuming. With full power suction as well. I bought both from Dyson official refurbished from eBay. 10+yrs and still going strong. When they arrived, it looked brand new.
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Dec 24, 2009
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I bought a Hoover Lynx a couple years ago and find that I now vacuum every couple of days as it is just so much quicker and easier. I rarely pull out the corded vacuum and never use the roomba anymore. I don't find vacuuming to be a chore anymore. It probably doesn't do as good of a job but I'm doing it more often so my floors are cleaner.
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cordless stick vacuum will meet your needs...

i have no issues with the shark.... there are a few models so decide which you want

you don't need to pay for the overpriced dysons...
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we have a dyson stick and it does our whole house of 2400 feet. its really powerful.
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jlb64 wrote: I bought a Hoover Lynx a couple years ago and find that I now vacuum every couple of days as it is just so much quicker and easier. I rarely pull out the corded vacuum and never use the roomba anymore. I don't find vacuuming to be a chore anymore. It probably doesn't do as good of a job but I'm doing it more often so my floors are cleaner.
I have a Lynx stick at home to augment the central vac (easy chore for kids) and a more robust upright at the cottage that’s some sort of Hoover. Both are great.
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May 12, 2014
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From the reviews I've seen, people say that the Dyson v11 can replace an upright.

It is above your budget, but perhaps within your budget if bought used.
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We recently purchased a highly rated yet affordable stick vacuum from Amazon to handle quick clean ups around the house when we don't feel like bringing out the upright. My wife and I agree that this was the best money we've spent recently. It's so handy and convenient for taking care of crumbs in the kitchen, dust on the stairs, etc. that we rarely use the upright any more.

Having said that, the upright does a better job scrubbing our carpets in the bedrooms though the stick does an adequate job.
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Have had a Dyson V10 Absolute since the BF 2018 Deal.

Haven't touched our central vac system since.

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