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The Local _ Life in Sweden _ vacuum cleaner

Posted by: Mesost 30.Aug.2007, 07:37 AM

OK! OK! Hoover then! what's the criteria for getting one? is the wattage relevant? what is it that determines the 'suckability'? what's the best model in Sweden? is more expensive necessarily better?

Posted by: entry 30.Aug.2007, 07:48 AM

Traveling around Sweden you will run into many Hoovers however the top of the line Vacuum cleaner is Electrolux.

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Posted by: Mesost 30.Aug.2007, 08:05 AM

really? Electrolux? wots Nilsfisk like?

Posted by: entry 30.Aug.2007, 08:10 AM

Nilsfisk, never heard of it. Electrolux is an old company it is regarding as top of the line in North America and it is also a Swedish product.

Think Global by local.

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Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 30.Aug.2007, 08:16 AM

Nilfisk Dansk I believe, top of the range in vacuum cleaning emphasis on industrial than household.

*purchase a 'Kirby' then your troubles are over*

Posted by: Cheeseroller 30.Aug.2007, 08:24 AM

The number of Watts electrical equipment uses indicates the amount of power used - a 60 W light bulb takes more power and shines brighter than a 20W bulb. So applied to vaccum cleaners more power is usually better and more expensive (bigger motor).

But usually there are other criteria to consider when buying a vacuum:

- how noisy is it? (some shops may show this as a dBa number, bigger is more noisy)
- portability. How easy to vacuum stairs and generally move around
- bag availability. If you buy a cheaper or less popular vacuum you may find it difficult to buy the dust bags later

I bought the following 18 months ago and have been happy with it. Small, powerful, reasonably quiet, moves around easily and comes with lots of tools:

http://www.kelkoo.se/ps_11583017/146501.html

Posted by: emmet 30.Aug.2007, 09:29 AM

One word: Dyson

The best vacuum cleaners bar none: they really suck!

Posted by: Markbase With An Invisible Silen 30.Aug.2007, 10:15 AM

QUOTE (Cheeseroller)
- how noisy is it? (some shops may show this as a dBa number, bigger is more noisy)


The sound of my mum's vacuuming used to drive us nuts, so one Christmas, we all chipped in and got her one of those new ones with the headphones for private listening.

We were all relieved, with Mum just hoovering around the house humming happily along to her favourite sound... biggrin.gif

Mark Base
http://mdabase.blogspot.com -
For observations and opinions about life in Helsingborg

Posted by: Sir Wobbly Camel 30.Aug.2007, 12:43 PM

A couple of the lads around the office assure the that the best sucking action can be obtained from a (far from) model called Beryl.

:x

Posted by: Miss Kitten 30.Aug.2007, 12:47 PM

I have a AEG vacuum cleaner and the model name is "Vampyr." How cool is that?

It really sucks...in the best possible way.

Posted by: Sandyclaws 30.Aug.2007, 01:06 PM

Several specifications to consider:
1. sound (lower decibel is better)
2. suck effect (higher watts is better)
3. suck function (adjustable for different surface)
4. type of filter (anti-allergi?)
5. ergonomic handle (can you adjust the length?)
6. length of the hose
7. design (Nilfisk looks like R2D2)
8. Your budget

Good luck!

* cant find vacuum cleaner from the Flinstones*

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 30.Aug.2007, 04:38 PM

buy a henry .
they can be found here...
the best vacuum ever made and i've used them all in my job..i have one thats 18 years old and still going as good as when i first bought it. around 1500sek and you wont need another hoover for at least 15 years...

if you have trouble finding one of those the next best is a festool ct12. again a proffesional hoover but built to last.buy a longlife bag aswell and you wont need to buy another bag again..
i use both at work and they are both highly recomended..

dont buy a normal home vacuum it'll be dead within 5 years..

Posted by: emmet 30.Aug.2007, 05:26 PM

QUOTE (Sandyclaws)
2. suck effect (higher watts is better)


I think it's likely to be true that of two vacuum cleaners of similar mechanical design, the one with the higher power motor delivers better suction, but who's to say that a "centrifugal blower" type design isn't inherently more (or less) efficient than a "bladed fan" type design which isn't more (or less) efficient than the Dyson "dual cyclone"? I don't think that direct power comparisons are likely to be "portable" across designs.

Another consideration is if/how the suction falls off as the bag fills and the pores in the bag are blocked by fine dust. The reason that I like the http://www.dyson.com/ is that it doesn't suffer from this problem (being a bagless design).

I've had an Electrolux (crap), two Nilfisks (both "model 80"s IIRC, which were OK), a Bosch (also crap) and a Dyson (by far the best). I've no idea about the prices of any of them, as I didn't buy them, so it's probably not a fair comparison (e.g. bottom of the range Bosch vs. mid-range Nilfisk). I know the Dysons are pretty expensive (they compete mostly on performance, design, and service rather than price), but I know a few people who have them and love them.

As a side-note, I think "Nilfisk" is a "swapped portmanteau" of "Fisker and Nilsson".

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 30.Aug.2007, 05:29 PM

i disagree with the above post the dyson is the biggest pile of 5hite ever produced .
they fall apart in no time and are just crap..i have used them in peoples houses in england..

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 30.Aug.2007, 05:33 PM

Can always check what the 'experts' have to say!!

http://www.vacuumwizard.com/dyson-vacuum-cleaners.html

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 30.Aug.2007, 05:47 PM

thats just an ad for dyson cleaners..

i'm telling you i worked for 25 years in london and used many dysons in peoples houses and they all said how crap made they were and fall to pieces...

we were talking about vacuums on a hifi website i go on and they were all saying exactley the same as me they are crap with a capital C...

they are just a marketing con and people like you mzunga have been sucked into it me ole mucker...

DO NOT BUY A DYSON OKA i am a proffesional worker with experience of using these machines and if you gave me one i would never use it..
you could always have a husky central vacuum as we have in our new house.
but i still prefer the good ole henry that will probably out live me.

Posted by: High Priestess Kang - Slut 30.Aug.2007, 05:47 PM

QUOTE (Mike Oxbig)
i disagree with the above post the dyson is the biggest pile of 5hite ever produced .
they fall apart in no time and are just crap..i have used them in peoples houses in england..


I have heard the same thing about Dysons, actually.

I converted to a bagless model (not Dyson) with a hepa filter. It does the job well enough, sucking up the animal fur. However, I don't think it really compares to my traditional bag using hoover sucky-sucky.

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 30.Aug.2007, 05:49 PM

this is what you want without any doubt.
http://www.henryvac.co.uk/henry.htm
try a gooogle.se search and see if you can find one.

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 30.Aug.2007, 05:51 PM

there you go
http://www.nms.sdwi.com/Dammsugare/dammsugare.htm

Posted by: emmet 30.Aug.2007, 05:53 PM

QUOTE (Mike Oxbig)
i disagree with the above post the dyson is the biggest pile of 5hite ever produced .
they fall apart in no time and are just crap..i have used them in peoples houses in england..


Hmmm... interesting. I don't know anyone who's had a problem with one: they're pretty popular back home (parents have one, brother has one, some neighbours and other relatives have them) and pretty well everyone raves about them. Ours is a bit old now, maybe the newer ones aren't as good. I dunno. When we bought ours, they had an arrangement with a national courier company who had a stockpile of them in every depot, so that if you had any problems, you rang them and they delivered a new one to you next working day (at worst).

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 30.Aug.2007, 05:53 PM

Mike...Check the link it has quite a few other brand names with ratings.

I'll stick by my Kirby and Electrolux!

*both over 15 years old*

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 30.Aug.2007, 05:58 PM

kirby are awesome but way over priced 1500 quid for a hoover is just plain stupid.
but no good in sweden anyway as we dont have carpets here do we?

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 30.Aug.2007, 06:17 PM

QUOTE (Mike Oxbig)
kirby are awesome but way over priced


It's all about contacts!!

Posted by: Rudolph Hucker 30.Aug.2007, 06:21 PM

QUOTE (Mzungu)
It's all about contacts!!

agree but totaly useless with wooden floors though...the henry will be far better for that...
you can buy 10 henrys for the price of a kirby and your great grand children will be using them 100 years from now.

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 30.Aug.2007, 06:59 PM

QUOTE (Mike Oxbig)
agree but totaly useless with wooden floors though...the henry will be far better for that...
you can buy 10 henrys for the price of a kirby and your great grand children will be using them 100 years from now.


The Electrolux for the wood floors,the Kirby for the Oriental rugs along with the cellar rooms, which are fully carpeted.

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