Not to repeat my post over in the Miele thread, but to summarize it: The Dyson we got a few years ago was the worst major purchase of my life (hey, charmed consumer life, what?). The Miele Callisto we got more recently to replace it is a far away better at quickly cleaning a variety of rugs and bare floors, while running unbelievably quietly. And it doesn't require constant cleaning steps that with the Dyson reintroduce dust into the home.
The Dyson Ball in the test lab | Apartment Therapy New York
|12/12/09 12:41 PM|
We got a Dyson DC-14 a couple of years ago because with a new child in an old house we wanted something better than the Hoover we'd been using - which was a workhorse, but put dust back into the air. The DC-14 repeatedly lost suction, requiring disassembly to clean out all the filters and other places dust can clot up in the poorly-engineered insides. While we could empty the dust cup outside the house - so that the dust spreading from that wasn't back in the house - cleaning the filters and parts was necessarily a messy inside operation, negating part of the reason for buying the expensive vacuum. Finally, after a year or so, the vacuum stopped sucking at all. There's the full engine noise - as loud as a cheap Hoover - and everything inside's clean, but literally no suction. Dyson, the vacuum that doesn't suck.
Best Products: Miele Vacuums | Apartment Therapy New York
|12/12/09 12:22 PM|