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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 09:23 #94195

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Well I've done it,I've ordered a TORINO corded stick vacuum cleaner from Ebay £24.95. should be with me by 3rd January.
It had better be good after all the palava on Ebay :?
I'll let you know.
Anne
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 08:19 #94192

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Hi Ritzy,
I too have a swiffer or similar but I am having a problem getting the replacement sheets in the UK.
Like everything else these days they IMPROVE things and bring out a newer model and then you can't get the bits belonging to the old one.
I have a Mr Sheen duster with an extending handle but I can't get the replacements for it, I can get them for a different type but the end piece than you slide the fluffy bit onto is double pronged and they don't fit.
I'm afraid we live in a throw away society these days.
Hope you had a good Christmas
Anne
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 05:40 #94182

Me too! :mrgreen:
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 05:37 #94180

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QuilterLynn wrote:
Maybe what I need is a 'maid!' ha Lynn

I'll have what she's having! :lol:


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 29 Dec 2012 20:32 #94175

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I had what I thought was a wonderful re-chargeable Shark and I was in LOVE! Then it quit holding the charge. They were so very nice to send me a new cord. Then a new charger. Then a new something or other. But when it came down to the fact that it was the BATTERY that was faulty, it was a NO GO!

So, now I have a stick with a long cord, but it's not the same portability. Maybe what I need is a 'maid!' ha

Lynn
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 29 Dec 2012 17:30 #94170

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We have something here called a Swiffer. It is kind of like a dust mop except that it has a flat area that swivels around. On this flat area you put a throw away sheet that can really hold a lot of dust bunnies and threads (and in my house--dog hair). It makes it pretty easy to clean a laminate floor (ours are lino and wood), is very light weight and if you recycle your fabric softener sheets and use them. Just a thought.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 29 Dec 2012 09:41 #94152

I will be very interested to see how you get on with it Anne. I use a Miele vacuum which I am very happy with but you do have to change the bag a little too often for my liking. (Having a cat and a dog make that necessary.)
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 29 Dec 2012 09:16 #94150

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I have been speaking to a cousin of mine and she was given a stick vac made by "Torino" for Christmas, it has 5 metres of cord costs £19-99 on Ebay.
She says it is great, she has carpets throughout her house and also a cat, I have laminate floors throughout and no animals.
So, for under £20-00 I thought I would give it a try.
Watch this space.
Anne
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 29 Dec 2012 08:00 #94146

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Most of the Dysons are indeed big. However, mine is a DC18 Slim Dyson, measures 16-1/3 by 12 by 43-2/3 inches and weighs just a bit over 15 pounds, lightweight enough for me to carry up and down the stairs and has the same suction power as the bigger Dysons. It is not a rechargeable vacuum either--that would drive me nuts! :roll: :lol:

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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 29 Dec 2012 07:36 #94143

But aren't the Dyson vacuums quite big? Did you mean a hand vacuum Anne? I had a Black n Decker one for years which sat on it's charger when not in use, but they eventually don't hold the charge any more. I haven't bought one since. Dust, loose threads and I are very close friends. :D
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 29 Dec 2012 01:49 #94131

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i bought dyson, the most inexpensive one, and it works just great!
i have 2 cats and quilting corner in the living room (free your imagination...)
it is great, powerful and it is so satisfactory to see all the dust accumulate on the transparent container.
as well it isnt more expensive then other vacuum cleaners and as well you save fare amount of money
that you dont need any sacks!
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 28 Dec 2012 06:59 #94083

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Anne, I have tried and failed with quite a few vacuum cleaners over the years but found I really like my Dyson. The particular model I have has probably been superceded by newer ones because I don't see mine on the Dyson web page anymore. However, you may wish to touch and feel any machine you choose for weight and portability. What I like about mine, first and foremost, is the amount of suction it draws and it has not diminished with the years. The other thing I like about it is that it is bagless, so I pull the canister, turn it over a garbage can and let all the dust bunnies from my sewing fall out! It is expensive but I've had mine well in excess of five years (I'm pretty sure it's about eight years, actually) and it is still going strong. The filters are washable--I keep two, one in the vacuum cleaner and the other one ready to go. The only reason I keep two is because when you wash the filter, it has to air dry and takes 24 hours. Finally, my particular model was the lightest one in the series at the time and I can carry it up and down the stairs without trouble. It was a bit expensive, but it has not been serviced yet. I'm sure you might be able to find something comparable today, if it turns out you like the Dyson too. Good luck! :D

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Stick vacuum cleaners 28 Dec 2012 06:35 #94082

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Hi, I hope I'm not being cheeky here but I want to buy a corded stick vacuum cleaner (not a re-chargeable one ).
I have laminated floors throughout the house and really need it for upstairs to save me lugging the big vac upstairs.
You all know what your sewing rooms looks like after the dust bunnies start breeding, usually I just dry mop but then you have to clean the mop and that means getting the big vac out shaking the mop doesn't really clean it properly.
I would be grateful for any recomendations, it would have to be available in the UK.
Thank's
(Fuss pot)
Anne
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