Written on: 21/09/2009
Used to using an upright, but was considering a cyclinder until now! Its good points are .. Power, compact, and smart looking, easy bag change.
Poor points are... wheeling resistence whilst vacuuming, poor tool fitting technique, hose short for stairs, blows lots of very hot smelly air! (especially when bag part full with cat and dog hair - as its supposed to be!) a hassle! carpet attachment gets stuck pushing against carpet.
Owned a Dyson DC04 for 8 years, which has gone up in smoke, currently borrowing from friends until settle on a good replacement (not another Dyson!). Tools/hose continually break, heavy, and short life expectancy!
Latest one to trial was the Miele Cat & Dog 2200w ... struggle to interchange tools, not slick or pleasant atall.
quite hard to pull around.
the carpet tool gets 'stuck' trying to push against my carpet. The 'mini-turbo' tool, as its only spins on suction, loses power very quickly and edges need doing separately.
Miele Cat and Dog 700 is powerful, but so are a lot of hoovers, and therefore the finished result is good, but was a real faff, swopping between floorings/tools, and doing stairs.. got 3/4 up the stairs and the hose won't reach further so the vacuum has to 'hang' from the hose as its dragged up the bottom stairs.