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Mesost
post 30.Aug.2007, 07:37 AM
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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?
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post 30.Aug.2007, 07:48 AM
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Location: Västra Götaland
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Traveling around Sweden you will run into many Hoovers however the top of the line Vacuum cleaner is Electrolux.

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Mesost
post 30.Aug.2007, 08:05 AM
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really? Electrolux? wots Nilsfisk like?
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post 30.Aug.2007, 08:10 AM
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Location: Västra Götaland
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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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Mzungu
post 30.Aug.2007, 08:16 AM
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Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

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

*purchase a 'Kirby' then your troubles are over*
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Cheeseroller
post 30.Aug.2007, 08:24 AM
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Location: Germany
Joined: 10.Apr.2007

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
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emmet
post 30.Aug.2007, 09:29 AM
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One word: Dyson

The best vacuum cleaners bar none: they really suck!
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Markbase with an Invisibl...
post 30.Aug.2007, 10:15 AM
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Location: Malmö
Joined: 8.Jan.2006

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
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Sir Wobbly Camel
post 30.Aug.2007, 12:43 PM
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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
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Miss Kitten
post 30.Aug.2007, 12:47 PM
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Location: Kronoberg
Joined: 20.Aug.2007

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

It really sucks...in the best possible way.
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*Sandyclaws*
post 30.Aug.2007, 01:06 PM
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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*
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Rudolph Hucker
post 30.Aug.2007, 04:38 PM
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Joined: 21.Jan.2007

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..
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emmet
post 30.Aug.2007, 05:26 PM
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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 Dyson 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".
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Rudolph Hucker
post 30.Aug.2007, 05:29 PM
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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..
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Mzungu
post 30.Aug.2007, 05:33 PM
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Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

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

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