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Vacuum Cleaners

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:

vacuum dog hairIt’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.

Positive features:

  • light and easy to carry
  • bagless
  • head swivels and is easy to manoeuvre
  • quiet
  • 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.

Negative features

  • 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
  • red

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 :-/)

Other options

vacuum dog hairI 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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