Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby Starine » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:13 pm

I'm in the market for a vacuum cleaner and I'd really appreciate some suggestions. I've poured over reviews but am looking for some reviews from the good folks here at TBC.

Some considerations:

~ $150 roof
~ bagless preferred
~ good carpet cleaning is most important; hardwood cleaning not so much
~ must be good at picking up pet hair

The bestsellers in this category are the Hoover Wind Tunnel, Eureka Airspeed, and Bissel CleanView. But I have had several friends and coworkers rave to me about their Shark Navigator.

Any feedback on these? Other models you'd recommend checking out?
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:36 pm

I'm kind of interested to see what info you get, Starine. My old vacuum needs replacing and I like the idea of not having to deal with bags...and my cats shed a lot. :lol:
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby Starine » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:13 am

The interesting thing is that Dyson is considered top of the line by many sources but several people told me that they were not happy with them and totally regretted the purchase. Even if I could afford to spend $500 or $600 on a vacuum cleaner... in theory that just seems absurd.
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby Ballerina » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:40 am

I bought this one for our RV. I's so good and so powerful, I brought it home.

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-843610 ... Multi/None

ETA - Here's the entire line=up at Kohl's. If you have discount coupons, you can save even more.

http://www.kohls.com/catalog/vacuums-fl ... sfloorcare
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby BlindLucky » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:41 am

I bought a Shark from Target several years ago, forget the exact model but it's purple and has a bunch of pet hair attachments. It has never once lost suction, it cleans up after my three dogs like they weren't even there, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It wasn't very expensive either, but I don't remember the exact price.

It's bagless, and you can take it all apart and wash all the pieces, let them dry, then put it all back together again and it looks and works like you just took it out of the box. Seriously, I wouldn't give this thing up for anything :lol:

It cleans both my hardwood/tile and carpet, and the attachments work well for cleaning furniture and my stairs.

I don't mean to sound like a commercial, but I do love it :D
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby Insane Crazy » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:17 am

Ballerina wrote:I bought this one for our RV. I's so good and so powerful, I brought it home.

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-843610 ... Multi/None

ETA - Here's the entire line=up at Kohl's. If you have discount coupons, you can save even more.

http://www.kohls.com/catalog/vacuums-fl ... sfloorcare

If there is one thing I've learned about you over the years Bal, it's that you can work the Kohl's coupons like no one else in this world. :D

Interested in the responses to this topic. Our vacuum is a POS and we need a new on too. Having waist-length hair is going to be the end of me and any vacuum I purchase.
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby Starine » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:18 am

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'm really leaning strongly towards the Shark Navigator at this point.

One of the referees on my team posted this on my Facebook wall in response to my query: http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-cheap-vacuum/
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby Delamont » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:30 pm

Starine wrote:The interesting thing is that Dyson is considered top of the line by many sources but several people told me that they were not happy with them and totally regretted the purchase. Even if I could afford to spend $500 or $600 on a vacuum cleaner... in theory that just seems absurd.



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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby Personal Ensign » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:11 am

I love my Shark it is lightweight bagless has great suction
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Re: Best vacuum cleaner on a budget

Postby perfectsoul » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:22 pm

Shark. Light and gets all the pet hair...all of it...which in my house is no small feat. Paid $140.00 at Walmart.
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