Vacuum cleaner - what to buy?

Speedster

Honorary Master
Joined
May 2, 2006
Messages
15,017
Dust is the prime problem. Water systems trap more dust than any filter can ever trap. The best is a system that traps the dust in water and then includes a filter afterwards to clean the air of any thing afterwards.
Fitting more dense filters to a vacuum cleaner can actually reduce the effectiveness of the vacuum cleaner. So, yes the hype is there with vague references to "allergens" when really it is just about the effectiveness of catching the dust before letting the air back into the atmosphere.
I think we may agree to disagree on this one
 
  • Like
Reactions: Swa

SauRoNZA

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 6, 2010
Messages
40,447
Don’t buy bagless and don’t bother with water.

Get a Karcher or really any other brand with a bag and filter system, it’s the only thing that really works to keep the dust in the vacuum cleaner.

Karcher WD4 is magic for us.
 

Swa

Honorary Master
Joined
May 4, 2012
Messages
29,748
I think we may agree to disagree on this one
The problem with the water is that you really have to disperse the air for it to be effective. I don't know of any that does that and the air will rise to the top in big bubbles so it's no more effective than a filter. Indeed most probably neglect to still have a proper filter. Water is not intended to be or replace a filter. It's purpose is only to trap dirt already in the tank.
 

spiff

Executive Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2007
Messages
5,512
The problem with the water is that you really have to disperse the air for it to be effective. I don't know of any that does that and the air will rise to the top in big bubbles so it's no more effective than a filter. Indeed most probably neglect to still have a proper filter. Water is not intended to be or replace a filter. It's purpose is only to trap dirt already in the tank.
BS!
 

kolaval

Executive Member
Joined
May 13, 2011
Messages
6,760
I've been through 2 black hoovers and they both just spat out dust after about a year... hence me wanting to go water filtration. Is it just a gimmick?
No we have used them.
But they don't last years might be because of the cleaning lady though
 

HeftyCrab

Expert Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2009
Messages
2,292
I literally just get the cheapest vacuum I can get and replace it when it dies after a few years.

If you really want the endgame get one of these:


I got one on special last year and its been life changing with 2 dogs, a cat and a crawling baby in the house. Floor is always free of pet hair.
 

Saba'a

Executive Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Messages
6,678
I'm looking for a cordless vacuum. Any recommendations?

The xiaomi robot cool as house tile and slate. But 2 boys with lots of things lying on the floor. So dont think the vacuum robot will work.
 

Nurple Derple

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 22, 2010
Messages
22,373
I'm looking for a cordless vacuum. Any recommendations?

The xiaomi robot cool as house tile and slate. But 2 boys with lots of things lying on the floor. So dont think the vacuum robot will work.
Xiaomi G10 cordless vacuum.
 

Tim_vb

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2008
Messages
744
I will never get a bagless vacuum again, the amount work cleaning the filters is just not worth it
 

Saba'a

Executive Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Messages
6,678
I would probably opt for Dyson as the cordless vacuum specialist.


Update
Got a Dyson at great price and happiness in the household.

The battery life is adequate. Was worried it might not last but seldom requires any heavy use, being hardfloors. Bin capacity good enough as little dust it seems.
 
Last edited:

Saba'a

Executive Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Messages
6,678
Tafelberg Furnishers (WC only) have a special price. On the Dyson 11
 
Last edited:

Saba'a

Executive Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Messages
6,678
I literally just get the cheapest vacuum I can get and replace it when it dies after a few years.

If you really want the endgame get one of these:


I got one on special last year and its been life changing with 2 dogs, a cat and a crawling baby in the house. Floor is always free of pet hair.
What price? So I know what price to hold out for
 

Saba'a

Executive Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Messages
6,678
See new Cordless mop vacuum combo.



Too much work ito rollers and water?
 

smiley-zn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2015
Messages
394
Don’t buy bagless and don’t bother with water.

Get a Karcher or really any other brand with a bag and filter system, it’s the only thing that really works to keep the dust in the vacuum cleaner.

Karcher WD4 is magic for us.
We have a Karcher WD3 and it's been great
 

SauRoNZA

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 6, 2010
Messages
40,447
We have a Karcher WD3 and it's been great

Yeh I can’t remember why I chose the WD4 but there was some reason.

Maybe it did wet as well and the WD3 only does dry.

Either way should be 90% the same.

This combined with my robot vacuum is perfect.
 
Top