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#1 aluminium

Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:31 AM

I just bought myself a Dyson stick vacuum (V8 animal) to deal with the dog hair in my life. I love it.

I feel like my parents would love something like this too, so I asked my sister to go halves, but she suggested we just buy a cheaper version.

So my question is, does anyone have a different brand, cheaper version of a stick vacuum? And are they any good.

TBH I didn't even think to look at them when we bought ours - but I'm open to the suggestion.

The reason I think my parents will like them is the ease of use and they are light-weight. They'd use it for general house-keeping, some dog hair (when we visit) and cobwebs etc

#2 BrainFart

Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:34 AM

Have a look on Dyson website, the v6 is cheaper and maybe in the range you’d be looking for. We have the v6 and 5yrs going strong, it’s a brilliant vacuum and I gifted one to my sister aswell coz the v7/8 etc were too expensive

#3 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:36 AM

I just got a Dyson V10 animal and I'm a convert. So I'm no help! But I did watch a bunch of detailed comparisons - V10 vs the  Xiaomi stick - before we purchased. The V10 won so that's what we got.

#4 ~Kay~

Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:01 AM

I tried a Vax in between Dysons.

Not good.

#5 JustBeige

Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:30 AM

I got mum a hoover quickstick from Godfreys. Its just her in a small place and she loves it.

#6 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:35 AM

I have the Electrolux Li ion one. 4 years and still going strong.

#7 SummerStar

Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:12 PM

I had several cheaper versions until I got the dyson. None worked as well and none lasted more than a year. Personally it was not worth the continual replacement.

#8 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:01 PM

I second looking at the V6.

We have the V10, and I actually feel our old V6 is lighter and easier to empty. Which is two pluses for older people. Not sure my mum would be able to empty my V10 at all. But she loves our old V6 we gave her.

#9 aluminium

Posted 26 January 2020 - 04:07 PM

I'll look into a V6, though the guy in the shops said they aren't common now.

I appreciate the feedback everyone, thanks.

Though I was hoping there'd be less Dyson-love and more other options. I'll check out the Hoover, and Electrolux Li though. Ta :)

#10 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 26 January 2020 - 06:27 PM

View Postaluminium, on 26 January 2020 - 04:07 PM, said:

Though I was hoping there'd be less Dyson-love and more other options. I'll check out the Hoover, and Electrolux Li though. Ta :)
I really didn't want to love  it! It's a huge amount of money to spend. But I was astonished by how much dirt it picked up!

#11 aluminium

Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:35 PM

View PostFuzzyChocolateToes, on 26 January 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

I really didn't want to love  it! It's a huge amount of money to spend. But I was astonished by how much dirt it picked up!

haha same.
Also, my kids love using it - so that's a win too :)
But, Mum and Dad will freak out if I spend that much money on them. :)

#12 Em Melb

Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:48 PM

I wanted to buy one for my mum but you have to continuously hold the trigger to operate a Dyson. She has arthritis in her fingers so she said she wouldn’t be able to use it for long without pain.

#13 Grrrumbles

Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:55 PM

I have an Electrolux Ergorapido which are under $200. Different strengths and weaknesses to the Dyson but some things I love about it include how easy to push it is, how it stores upright without installing something on the wall and how you don’t need to hold a button down.

My Dyson was constantly getting blocked. My older one was better than the newer one. I have high expectations for the money.

#14 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:13 PM

I love my Electrolux sticks. I have two!

The head thingy swivels really well (the best I've seen), and it glides so nicely and smoothly - no awkward pulling or wrist manoeuvres just to target a specific corner.

On full power, it's brilliant, but lasts only a short time. On low power, it lasts longer, but struggles to suck up errant rolled oats (they blow away!).

I tried the Dyson but didn't like it because:

- The motor is at the top, near the hand. So it's top-heavy, which I found irritating.

- As PP mentioned, you need to keep the button depressed the whole time you're using it. Again, this would be irritating for me.

So, being a total weakling, the Dyson was a bit too much work for me!

#15 aluminium

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:08 PM

Ooh good advice about the Electrolux sticks. I'll investigate. Mum had a go of my Dyson this morning and didn't like that it was top heavy, so the Electrolux might be a good option.

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