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Re: The Big One: Sebo -v- Dyson
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2016, 07:34:43 PM »
Tbh I haven't had much sebo expierence, the one I have got is a k1 which has now gone fualty. Most dysons I have head have been good. My favourite over all are the dc04 and dc05but there getting rare these days. The best modern dyson I've had is the dc25. ;)

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Re: The Big One: Sebo -v- Dyson
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2019, 02:16:11 PM »
I must say, Dyson beats Sebo when it comes to attachments. Reach under tool, tangle free turbine and dusting brushes are great. Sebo's dusting brush is useless and I cannot understand why they dont improve it in any way. The bristles just end up being sucked and all dirt just stops on them.
Oh, so you can remove the wand from X series and just use tools at the end of the wand. I didn't know it. That's handy. Although those machines are so heavy and bulky that I would imagine them being good only in large houses.
Also from ibaisaic's videos I kinda feel like they're not good at deep cleaning carpets.

I love Sebo's E series though. Which is really surprising cause when I first saw it in John Lewis store it seemed heavy and bulky. Obviously it needs improvements like upholstery tool not coming off the hose's end and maybe a bit longer lead, but it's so much better than Miele's or Dyson's cylinders that I've used and I've used a lot of vacuums  :coffee:

I'm not sure about Sebo's uprights, I mean I only really used Felix and kinda can't get used to it. I like to vacuum literally everything, cushions, curtains, pillows, crevices and literally every corner. With Felix it's just a pain. The vacuum falls over and holding it all the time is really annoying. Why can't the hose be stretchy like Dyson's? I'm not sure about it's efficiency on hard floors too. Dyson's I've had were much better.
I must say, I prefer Dyson's uprights. Small Ball and Light Ball are great. It might be messy to empty but I find it calming when I see how much it's picking up. I know, it will look like it's picked more cause the dirt is fluffed up and on bagged cleaners is compressed so doesn't look like it's picked up much but still.

I'm really curious to try DC40 but nobody here seems to be a fan of this model. My local vacuum cleaner shop sells them for 79 and I don't know why but I feel like they're smaller and lighter than Light Ball.

I've always liked bagged cleaners more than bagless but as I said, there's something nice in looking how much it's picking up.

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Re: The Big One: Sebo -v- Dyson
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2021, 12:12:25 PM »
Only found your site a few days ago.

I bought a DC07 in 2004, which was a great machine and I became a Dyson fan. I had an Electrolux upright with a bag and also a cyclone bagless option at the time. It wasn't a bad machine, and I thought it was doing a pretty reasonable job on our carpets - until I got the Dyson.

I vacuumed a 100 sq ft area of carpet with the Electrolux, then did it again with the Dyson.

It looked clean after the first vacuuming, but the Dyson pulled up all this really fine dust which the Electrolux had left behind. Very impressive.

Also impressed with the build quality and some of the engineering, particularly the way the filter housing was held in, and also the removable elbow on the main suction pipe.

Fast forward sixteen years, and I go to buy a new vacuum cleaner, as we had lent/given the DC07 to our daughter.

Expected to buy a Dyson, but the range only had one upright, a lightweight and the build quality was cheap and nasty with a Dyson up market price tag. The battery powered "stick" cleaner was suspect as far as battery life went, and the switch had to be held on while operating it. Also, all the weight is at the top, so you have to hold it up. My wife has minimal upper body strength and wouldn't be able to use it for more than a few minutes. I actually do most of the vacuuming anyway, but I didn't like the quality or the engineering design. So then we looked at a Dyson barrel cleaner, the build quality was sort of ok, but still much inferior to the DC07, also made in China, which isn't flavour of the month in Australia at the moment.

We ended up with a Miele C3 Cat & Dog Powerline. Build quality, really good (German of course), works well, the Miele Turbo Brush is also effective, but it is still a barrel, and I really don't like them.

If I had found your website earlier, I would have gone after a SEBO, I still might, but a recon Dyson DC07 or DC33 might be a reasonable compromise.

Sent Dyson a lengthy email expressing my disappointment, got the usual sorry about that template reply, very disappointing, they have gone down the cheap and nasty road, but the prices are still "Rolls Royce" - excellent marketing, but people will eventually work it out.

Thanks for a great website and all the information, wish I had found it earlier.

Good job guys, well done

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Re: The Big One: Sebo -v- Dyson
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2021, 08:15:32 PM »
Great tale, glad you're enjoying the site and welcome.  :tiphat:

Yes, lots of people moved over to Sebo as the build quality of Dyson deteriorated and they moved away towards cordless only.


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