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Good Vacuum to buy?

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Jun 11, 2016
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Good Vacuum to buy?

Interested in a bagless canister vacuum for weekly use, for laminate floor/carpet, no pets, budget under $500. Popular brand names are Shark, Dyson and Miele. Very interested in a Miele CX1 from Costco at $499 in store, but not many reviews online. For dyson, I'd be interested in the animal 2, but worried about quality as many reviews say dysons are "cheap". For shark, it'd likely be a Shark Navigator, but again not sure how long it will last.

Thanks for any advice.
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Feb 27, 2007
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I've had great luck with both Miele, and with dealing with Mchardy Vacuum. If you like the CX1 they have the C3 ExcellenceC3 Excellence with the electric powerhead for about $100 on top of what Costco wants. It's not 'bagless' but the bags aren't expensive and last forever and you have the added benefit of not having to replace or clean the filters.

If you don't need the powerhead they have the base Compact C1 on clearance for $299.
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Nov 17, 2012
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Toronto
+1 for Miele. We picked one up a year ago and it's great. Also have an old Filter Queen which is a tank, but if I was buying another new vacuum, I'd be looking at Miele again.
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Jan 25, 2007
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Paris
My next vacuum will use bags.
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Mar 22, 2017
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West GTA
Miele all day long. Best vacuums on the market. Reliable, fairly quiet, powerful, etc.

The C1, C2, C3 line have bags, but the bags are amazing. I much prefer them - they last a long time, aren't expensive and work better.
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Mar 16, 2007
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GTA
all depends on how big the house is, proportion of wood floor vs carpet, how often do you vacuum? for us, we vacuum regularly on mostly wood floor and we have a small house <2000 sq ft. We found Dyson the most convenient. We also have a Miele and barely touch it even though it works well.
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Jul 14, 2008
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Ontario
Jerico wrote: My next vacuum will use bags.
I recall there used to be a very active vacuum repair poster on reddit, did numerous AMAs, etc. Found this on one of his posts:

Dollar for dollar, a bagged vacuum, when compared to a bagless, will almost always:

  • Perform better (Actual quality of cleaning).
  • Be in service for much longer.
  • Cost less to repair and maintain (Often including consumables).
  • Filter your air better.

It also wasn't the first time he said something similar.
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Jan 25, 2007
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Paris
onlineharvest wrote: I recall there used to be a very active vacuum repair poster on reddit, did numerous AMAs, etc. Found this on one of his posts:

Dollar for dollar, a bagged vacuum, when compared to a bagless, will almost always:

  • Perform better (Actual quality of cleaning).
  • Be in service for much longer.
  • Cost less to repair and maintain (Often including consumables).
  • Filter your air better.

It also wasn't the first time he said something similar.
Bagless requires so much maintenance. Anyone that says they don’t isn’t maintaining it right.
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Jul 4, 2005
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I wish the Miele upright style (with bag) vacuum would become available in Canada again.

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