Only the best vacuum for my dogs.
When you have 5 hairy Border Collies AND a fluffy cat, you do need something that can cope! Over the years I have had a variety of Dyson vacuum cleaners, but have finally decided they are too heavy and noisy, sorry Mr Dyson.
I have now decided to go with this one:
It’s the Miele Blizzard Powerline Vacuum Cleaner – specifically the CX1 Cat and Dog.
I confess that we returned the first one, because the brush head couldn’t cope with the hair! But I think I might have been using it incorrectly, because there is a non-brush head which sucks the hair up brilliantly. I have hard floors throughout the downstairs and it wizzes around those really effectively.
Then it is a second’s work to swap to the brush head for the upstairs carpet.
- light and easy to carry
- head swivels and is easy to manoeuvre
- great suction
- brush head works well on carpet
- non-brush head works well on hard floors and ‘scrubs’ dog beds effectively
- Cord rewinds at the touch of a button
This last feature is of course standard for all cylinder vacuum cleaners, but I am an upright girl, having had these all my life, so this is the best thing as far as I’m concerned.
- cylinder not upright, so there’s always a tendency to bend over it – important to adjust the wand length correctly
- dust compartment isn’t massive, so needs emptying after each use (bearing in mind I have lots of hairy dogs and don’t vacuum every day)
- cord not quite long enough
OK I’m clutching at straws for the negatives, I don’t really mind it being red. The Dyson was purple though…
Price: £295.18 from Amazon Prime BUY NOW!
(Don’t tell my hubby, we paid the RRP of £350 from John Lewis :-/)
I know that lots of people nowadays are going for the ”wand’ type vacuum cleaners. I think these are great if you clean regularly and don’t do much at a time. They are cordless and nice and light and manoeuvrable. I’d love to have one for a quick wiz round the kitchen and maybe then I’d clean more often…
Alternatively, many pet owners are now recommending this one: The Shark DuoClean which gets good reviews. I’m not going to say anything about it, as I haven’t used it, I am merely suggesting it as an option.
We love our dogs, but it is nice when the house is clean.
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