At any rate, I find myself in need of a new vacuum cleaner. The one that just died, I've had for about 4 years, and it was around $50 at Walmart. Considering that I have pets that shed enough fur to make a winter coat of my own, I thought the vacuum held up surprisingly well. It was a Bissell.
I know a lot of nurses have purchased Dysons. In fact, I think one of the requirements to work on our surgical ICU, is to own one. I hear they are good vacuum cleaners to have, but in the past, I've balked at the price. Probably because I was a poor college student and found other things I'd rather spend my money on.
Then, there are the Electrolux cleaners. Kant's mom had one that she first got when Kant was a baby, if not before. It lasted forever, and The Lue swore by them. She got a new one as a gift a few years ago, and I believe the old Electrolux was passed down to the son. Or something like that. However, I know Electrolux has changed hands fairly recently, so I don't know how their most current models stand up. Fairly within the same price range as the Dyson.
Kirby? I'm not dropping a grand on a vacuum. I don't care what kind of attachments it comes with. I dated a guy who was suckered into buying one. Dumbass.
I've read reviews on probably every well known cleaner out there. Some good, some bad. In the end, I came back to the Dyson because it was the brand I read the most positive things about.
So this is the one I am looking at. It's red! Like a sports car!! And purple!! It looks like the official sponsor of the Red Hat Society. In the end, I don't really care what it looks like, as long as it gets the job done, and it's going to last me long enough to get my money out of it. For $400, it better work wonders on the carpet. In fact, it better make my carpets so clean, I could eat off it without so much a cat hair in my food. I don't mind shelling out dollars for a quality item, but it better last me until I die. (As it stands, I paid dearly for my cookware and forged cutlery that has a lifetime guarantee...so when I die, I fully expect to be buried with all of it.)
So, I ask you, oh loyal readers (all five of you), if you have ever owned a Dyson? What was you experience? Do you have a suggestion for another good vacuum cleaner? (And don't say Hoover Wind Tunnel...I've yet to read a good review about those.)
I'm all ears!