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Dyson vacuums rock. Mine I bought in 2008 is still just as good today as it was the day I bought it.
I spent less buying one dyson for $400 in 5 years than I would have by buying a $70 vacuum every 6 months like I had in the past.
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captainproton wrote:Quite honestly, this sucks more than the batteries will.
a vaccum, that is different, not
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sxcballz wrote:Just to confirm... this does not include the mini turbine head attachment?
According to TT earlier:
"This is purple like the Animal but does not include that Mini turbine head. "
I'm just hanging out, really.
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Bought the same model new from Big River in April 2012 for Mother's Day gift for my wife. (Hey, it's what she asked for and for $483 including shipping, I wasn't arguing!) Our 4 year old Hoover Wind Tunnel ran to the basement and hasn't been seen since we unboxed the Dyson!
Other than WOW, there isn't much else necessary to be said. Easy on the arms/shoulders compared to any other vacuum we've had and cleans better by far. I actually vacuumed one room repeatedly with the Hoover until I wasn't pulling anything else up. I then ran the Dyson in the same room and was as shocked at what it pulled up as we were when we first got the Hoover. Granted, the Hoover had a few miles after 4 years, but WOW!
We have three dogs (one is a Golden in permanent-shed mode...) and three kids with all the accompanying dust and dirt required to have them...
As for emptying, it's as simple as holding the canister over a trash receptacle and pushing a single button to release the bottom of the canister to swing open. A light shake and everything falls into the receptacle without having to touch a thing.
How often it needs to be emptied would depend on how dirty your floors are and how much you want to let the dirt build up in the canister. I empty it every time I use it. My wife empties it every 2-3 times. As usually happens when most people buy a highly efficient vacuum cleaner, it will take awhile to "catch-up" on cleaning the old settled-in dust and dirt from carpets after years of using lesser devices. Given a little time, you may notice less dirt to empty after each use.
There may be better vacuums out there (I haven't tried a better one, but this is said as a nod of respect to those that have...) but I have to ask just how good a vacuum needs to be?! This one fit the bill for us...
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