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    I had that same bissel stick vac and it was really weak and broke quickly. What's a good stick vac for hardwood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I had that same bissel stick vac and it was really weak and broke quickly. What's a good stick vac for hardwood?
    The Shark products are good for this, if you don't want to pay ~2-3X as much for the exact same thing in a Dyson.

    Honestly though for hardwood 'maintenance' cleaning (dust, hair, etc.), nothing beats the Swiffer Sweeper XL Dry in my opinion. It's faster and gets absolutely everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I had that same bissel stick vac and it was really weak and broke quickly. What's a good stick vac for hardwood?

    I picked this one up, no complaints thus far

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Those Shark stick vacuums go on sale all the time on Amazon and at Canadian Tire if you want one - shouldn't have to wait long for a deal.

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    well, I set up a price alert on that shark model. Let's see if that pings.
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    I use a Bissell Zing for the walls, and a regular powered bristle for the floors. Yes, I've taken the plunge and do the walls every so often now.
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    I'll counter the Dyson hate. I bought a floor demo Dyson Animal canister when Sears was closing for a fucking song (they're normally price-controlled) and it's actually excellent. The micro dust this thing picks up is incredible. I take its maintenance seriously because if it breaks, I'm throwing it the fuck out, not paying to fix it, but it's so basic and simple. Its wrist control is so amazing and smooth and its performance is far better than previous E-Lux and Kenmore units I've used.
    I really dislike that their beater bars are suction driven, rather than motorized. Like I really wanted to buy one of their older MOTORHEAD units, but it just wasn't in the cards*. It can suck itself right to the carpet and stall the brushes which I think is a poor design but on the other hand, it sure pulls up a lot of shit from what one would assume is completely clean carpet.

    *Yeah, that's an Ace Of Spades reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    I'll counter the Dyson hate. I bought a floor demo Dyson Animal canister when Sears was closing for a fucking song (they're normally price-controlled) and it's actually excellent. The micro dust this thing picks up is incredible. I take its maintenance seriously because if it breaks, I'm throwing it the fuck out, not paying to fix it, but it's so basic and simple. Its wrist control is so amazing and smooth and its performance is far better than previous E-Lux and Kenmore units I've used.
    I really dislike that their beater bars are suction driven, rather than motorized. Like I really wanted to buy one of their older MOTORHEAD units, but it just wasn't in the cards*. It can suck itself right to the carpet and stall the brushes which I think is a poor design but on the other hand, it sure pulls up a lot of shit from what one would assume is completely clean carpet.

    *Yeah, that's an Ace Of Spades reference.
    I like my DC28 Animal too. Just replaced the hose after 9 years, starting to split. No issues otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    The Shark products are good for this, if you don't want to pay ~2-3X as much for the exact same thing in a Dyson.
    I'll counter that. The Dyson costs 3x more because it picks up 3x more. I have the V10 Absolute. I vacuum the same 20 foot hallway every other day and the cannister is about 1/2 full when done. I used to do it with a Shark before and I got perhaps 1/4 of the amount of dust.

    Someone else already mentioned it but the Dyson handhelds have a suction power unlike any other handheld. You pick up a ton of dust and dirt from carpets and floors that you would swear are already clean. There's also the convenience of swapping the attachment for a little short one and it's so light that you can take it out to clean the cars and have the same suction power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I had that same bissel stick vac and it was really weak and broke quickly. What's a good stick vac for hardwood?
    I have this one from Costco, its been awesome, just switch the head to the hardwood one

    https://www.costco.ca/Shark-Rocket-D...100461252.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiah View Post
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    I'll counter that. The Dyson costs 3x more because it picks up 3x more. I have the V10 Absolute. I vacuum the same 20 foot hallway every other day and the cannister is about 1/2 full when done. I used to do it with a Shark before and I got perhaps 1/4 of the amount of dust.

    Someone else already mentioned it but the Dyson handhelds have a suction power unlike any other handheld. You pick up a ton of dust and dirt from carpets and floors that you would swear are already clean. There's also the convenience of swapping the attachment for a little short one and it's so light that you can take it out to clean the cars and have the same suction power.

    There are lots of different models of each. Both Shark and Dyson have better and worse performing products. The GF has a $150 Shark that cleans better than the $450 Dyson that also broke on her after only a year. It's all just anecdotal though with small sample sizes and uncontrolled testing.

    Anyways the objective reviews disagree that Dysons are any better, and people who repair vacuums for a living don't like them (except for the business they give them haha).

    Consumer Reports doesn't even have one Dyson on their list after objective testing: https://www.consumerreports.org/vacu...tests-vacuums/

    Here is their testing criteria: https://www.consumerreports.org/vacu...tests-vacuums/

    I also have a subscription to look at their detailed testing of all models and a Dyson doesn't show up until you get pretty far down the list. Their $600 USD canister "Animal" model scores a 3/10 on carpet cleaning and most models score 3-4 there. None of them are on CR's recommended list. They do have some better performing models but they lose points for noise, reliability, suction, and customer satisfaction.

    I realize CR is not the last word on anything, but their testing and data pool is no doubt much better than anything you or I have ever done at home.

    Dysons cordless stick models score better than their canister or upright products. I looked for the V10 Absolute and it does score very well on cleaning, that appears to be one of the better Dysons. They just don't like the noise, it scores low on "clean emissions" (lets more dust back out into your home), and a reliability score of 2/10 brings down it's overall average a lot for a $700 unit.

    As soon as you leave the anecdotal realm, it is pretty much all Miele / Kenmore(Panasonic) / Shark. It's just a vacuum at the end of the day though haha, so whatever works!
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    I've got a Dyson V8. You plug the charger into the handle, right where you put the heel of your hand. When you're vacuuming you get a little shock from it on your hand and there's no other way to hold it. A little zap every 5-8 seconds. It's super fun.
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