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Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« on: February 21, 2019, 10:10:48 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm totally new, so do forgive me if I do make any judgement errors.

Our trusty DC27 has started giving us issues and there isn't much suction power anymore.  I've already replaced it's motor and filters and it worked okay for a while.  But it's suction power has lost again.

I require an upright with similar or more power, ideal mainly for carpets, but the odd occasion hard floor too.

What can you recommend?

Thanks

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 11:05:42 PM »
Welcome.  :tiphat:

I'd be thinking of a Sebo X7 Extra. But for the extra 40 look at the X7 Pet too.

Have a read of our vacuum guide here as well: How to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner:icon_nod:

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 12:55:28 PM »
I wouldn't touch any dyson newer than a dc25 - and suggest a Sebo.
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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 11:15:05 PM »
I actually recommend the Dyson light ball- Very quiet, more powerful than a DC27 at carpet cleaning, grooms carpets well, excellent on hard floors, lightweight and bagless! 5 year guarantee for a 200 machine you can;t go wrong really, that works out at 40 a year which isn't a lot for a vacuum I don't think...
Much better than a DC27 as well, overall it's a great upgrade.

I don't like using Sebos on hard floors because they don't allow you to switch the brushbar off and they push crumbs etc around whereas a Dyson excels here especially.  However, a Sebo is a very reliable machine and will last at least a decade, still. You're paying for the reliability of a Sebo whereas with a Dyson you pay for the ergonomics, ease of use, design, and user friendliness because they are supposed to be a premium vacuum as well
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 10:14:24 PM »
I completely can't understand why you guys love SEBO so much. It looks really bulky.
Maybe when you have a really huge area of carpets in your house
Besides I cannot imagine having the same bag in the vacuum cleaner for a month or more. All that bacteria staying in your cleaner, all that smell it is going to cause.
As I had a look at energy and efficiently ratings, most of them get C for dust emissions which doesn't mean good for allergy sufferers, does it?
Even their efficiency on carpets gets to D while even to G on hard floors .
I must say that I am happy with my Dyson Ball Animal 2 and wouldn't change it for any other upright, maybe Shark..

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 04:01:30 PM »
I personally think Dysons above DC14 are awfull.

I dont like saying this but the German makes of machine are the best Sebo, Miele (but not the uprights) and Vorwerk.
If your not fussy about having hoses to clean stairs etc the upright Orecks are light and easy to maintain.

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 04:28:39 PM »
I completely can't understand why you guys love SEBO so much.

Super engineering that goes on, and on, and on, and on.........

It looks really bulky.
Maybe when you have a really huge area of carpets in your house

They have bigger ones for that.  ;D

Besides I cannot imagine having the same bag in the vacuum cleaner for a month or more. All that bacteria staying in your cleaner, all that smell it is going to cause.

No smell. Microfibre bags and triple filtration takes care of that.

As I had a look at energy and efficiently ratings, most of them get C for dust emissions which doesn't mean good for allergy sufferers, does it?

Are these EU tests? If so they have already been proved in court to be nonsense, and they don't take account of the mushroom cloud you get when emptying a Dyson. Sebos have hospital grade filtration.

Even their efficiency on carpets gets to D while even to G on hard floors .

Source please?

I must say that I am happy with my Dyson Ball Animal 2 and wouldn't change it for any other upright, maybe Shark..

Shark are badly engineered.

As for the newer Dysons, we are already repairing them almost daily. Here is a new Light Ball fixed today already.


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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 06:05:42 PM »
I can imagine that Dysons break as people don't wash filters and don't stick to Max on the bin.
My friend's Dyson looks like it's been taken out of the landfill. She doesn't wash the filters and doesn't empty it very often.
What's broken on those that you repair? Shouldn't it still be under warranty? Unless it's customer's fault

I've never had a cloud of dust unless I was emptying it on a windy day.

Anyway I would still prefer Miele over Sebo. I've got one, S8310
But it doesn't seem to be as good as Dyson because Dyson can pick up much straight after vacuuming with Miele

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 11:01:55 PM »
What was wrong with the light Ball?
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 04:51:11 PM »
What was wrong with the light Ball?

Split hose underneath.

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2019, 04:54:20 PM »
Ahhh I see
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2019, 05:36:28 PM »
Then it should be repaired by Dyson warranty, shouldn't it?

Rating comes from AO. Maybe it's just simply wrong

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Well, I don't know if the rating's been proved to be wrong and probably some random person doesn't know too and looking at it doesn't make a person interested in the cleaner when you can get a better score from Miele for example

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Re: Looking for an upright poweful vacuum under 300
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »
I do like the Miele machines with the STB Turbo heads on they really do pick up well.

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