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Advice on vacuum cleaners please!

Ladame
Ladame

Hi everyone, I wondered if anyone could recommend a vacuum cleaner which is easy on the hands/wrists? I currently have a Vax cordless but I'm finding it painful to use. Thank you!

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Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Hidden

Thank you! It's just that I don't want to risk going to the shops, haven't been in one since 16 March 😬

Mary-intussuception
Mary-intussuception
in reply to Hidden

I got one of those but it didn't last long.

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Mary-intussuception
Mary-intussuception
in reply to Hidden

We both have long hair. Got into the mechanics of the rollers impossible to clean. It broke. Was very upset about it, £200 wasted.

Too ill at the time to deal with it then went past guarantee date. So they got away with it.

They must know if was rubbish because soon after buying ours they modified it and produced s new model!

Google Sebo, I believe they're the best. I'd love to try one of their lightweight models.

I have my late Aunt's upright Sebo it's excellent. She died 20 years ago, it's St least 21 years old! Problem is it's a bit heavy for me.

Let's know by how you get on.

Will do! Thanks for your reply x

They used to have a free draw on their website for a vacuum cleaner once a month - may still do. I never won - so think it may be quicker if I simply buy one!

Painny
Painny
in reply to Hidden

Are you Mr Zoonie who has changed his username ? 🤫

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Painny
Painny
in reply to Hidden

You have a special way of writing ...and that was a clue ....I think I am genius for spotting the similarities 🦥

Hazel_Angelstar
Hazel_AngelstarAdministrator

I have a Dyson ...I changed last year to the stick type because it was lighter and easier to use on the stairs

Thank you! It's difficult knowing what to get as you can't tell what they're like until you actually use one.

Mydexter
Mydexter
in reply to Ladame

Yes I've got a Dyson cordless one too, I find it very light ,

I have arthritis in my hands and I can handle it ok

Whatever you do don’t. Buy a Henry cleaner, I couldn’t handle that at all 👎

Hazel_Angelstar
Hazel_AngelstarAdministrator
in reply to Ladame

I was fortunate that my mum had one, so I'd used it previously at hers

Greenpeace
Greenpeace
in reply to Ladame

I’ve also got a Dyson V7, it’s cordless, light & easy to use. Wouldn’t be without it.

😊😊

I bought a Dyson v8. Very light and easy to use. It’s 3 years old and no problems. Last year I bought a Dyson V11 and kept the V8 upstairs. The V11 is a bit heavier but boy does it pick up great.

Don’t laugh but I’m a vacuum cleaner freak. I also have a Miele which is too heavy a Panasonic which is light but doesn’t pick up too good and a Sebo which is very heavy for me but is good if workmen are in . I have had a Gtech which was light but it didn’t do a good job on carpet.

Hope this helps because I like you can’t get to the shops to try them out.

I did order a cordless shark off qvc but it was far too heavy on my wrists so sent it back

jack101
jack101
in reply to Patdoyle

Gotta go with the vacuum fanatic’s recommendations! Love it 😻 💗

I’ve got a dyson v8 it’s really good I’ve got arthritis so this is ideal for me

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Spacereturn

Thanks for your reply, it’s better to hear from people who have the same problem as they understand what you need !

I’ve got a shark cordless upright from Qvc it’s light. You get 60 days to try off them. I’ve also got Osteoarthritis and Psa and I manage ok. My dyson broke plus was heavy. I’ve got long hair shark have the hair wrap. Don’t get me wrong first time it did and I had to cut it away. But since then it’s not. Only had it a month.

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Nuttyshirlz

Thank you - I never thought of QVC/ it’s good being able to try one out - great idea!

Nuttyshirlz
Nuttyshirlz
in reply to Ladame

I got mine when it was a Today’s special value so it was a lot cheaper. I was looking for reviews on different sites for couple of weeks lol

jack101
jack101
in reply to Nuttyshirlz

Which Dyson model did you have? Others here saying theirs was light and so with many models (and very expensive) wd help to know. Thanks!

Nuttyshirlz
Nuttyshirlz
in reply to jack101

I’ve had a few over the last twenty years all dyson 7 was my last one. They are light but the because motor at the top it’s too heavy on wrists and hands with my shark motor at bottom less pressure on my wrists. Maybe others don’t Osteoarthritis but I do.

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Nuttyshirlz

This is the problem I’m finding- all the weight at the top is painful.

Nuttyshirlz
Nuttyshirlz
in reply to Ladame

Yeah that’s what my problem is but my shark is cordless and the weight is not at top. Go into a electrical shop that sells hovers but I think shark is good for my arthritis. I’d definitely recommend it

I've had my G TECH air ram almost 5 years... light enough for me and my cleaner loves it lol x

I have a shark and its brilliant it has a lift away function so you can do the stairs without taking the whole thing it's so easy to use but they do have a cordless one too I have 2 big dogs who's hairs get everywhere and it picks them up great

Nuttyshirlz
Nuttyshirlz
in reply to Ellie27

I love my shark lol

I read all the posts with interest, still using a German V cleaner after 20 years. That’s why it takes a day to hoover a room. My old sporty car is still German, their products are like wine, they gat better with age 😳😳😳 what did I say? 🙃

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Painny
Painny
in reply to Hidden

There is no question about German products 👌

Shurely Shome Mistake ?

;-)

or are we onto mobility mileage ?

:-)

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to 2pods

😂😂😂

G TEC sweeper only one i can use as heavier types kill my back after iv been using them

Have a Dyson cordless but not very large dust container. Does get up the dog hairs and I don't find to hard to hold up.

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Julesubu

Thank you, that helps, I think it looks as though a Dyson may be the way to go- I’ve been comparing the weight of them all and Dyson V8 seems light- what a nightmare!

Julesubu
Julesubu
in reply to Ladame

I have wrist tendinitis and shoulder arthritis and to be honest find it OK. Just do a little then rest, batteries don't last huge length so stops you going mad on housework. Great for dusting just with handheld. I didn't buy the latest model as it is half kilo heavier than mine as bigger battery.

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Julesubu

I noticed the newer one was heavier. As you say, I need to have a break when doing jobs, I was only diagnosed in February and I struggled already with rheumatoid arthritis so at first thought it was the RA getting worse. At least I have an explanation for always feeling tired!

Julesubu
Julesubu
in reply to Ladame

Yes mine used to just be pain but last few years since menopause the fatigue has been huge issue. Literally pass out and yet at night wide awake

You need a shark there amazing light to use, come with a five year guarantee. They do cordless and one with wire that reaches from top.to bottom of stairs. I have arthritis and fine this the best I've tried Vax terribly heavy, Dyson also heavier than shark. Hope this helps.

I have a G-tech K9 which I find very easy to use gets up hair, you just need to clean the brushes which is quite easy to do, also have the K9 hand held one with attachments which is great for the stairs husbands uses it for the car too. Love & Hugs Xx

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Mackembabe

Hi, we have a job shedding dog but I moult!😂

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Ladame

That should be non shedding! Predictive text!

Mackembabe
Mackembabe
in reply to Ladame

I have the same problem when sending texts it drives me mad, lucky you we have a border collie and he never stops shedding his hair, I used to have long hair too but still found it very good for picking up hairs, though I have seen Shark have made ones that stops it clogging up the brushes. Love & Hugs Xx Also mine has little air freshners in with the filters with you can buy replacements but I just but a couple of drops of rose oil on them and it makes it smell lovely as you clean.

I have a Gtech air ram and a hand held one an a G Tech carpet sweeper. I spent decades buying one vaccum cleaner after another which left me struggling and out of breath and very hot. I find the original large G Tech the easiest to use. I use the hand held one for the stairs. The carpet sweeper I don't recommend as it won't stay flat on the floor. I have to constantly press it back down only for it to rise of the floor again. And this is from new. I bought the other two about 3 years ago. They do need maintaining at times. Mine keeps getting my hair caught up in the brushes. And the filters need washing. Proberly about every 2 months. It is the best I have found and charges quite quickly.

Ladame
Ladame
in reply to Tiddlymouse

Thank you, I've been wondering about these!

V8 dyson found it great light works well had a year and be happy to get another 1 I payed £75 for a 5 years protection which covers every thing think I payed £300 for it no a lot but I think it was worth it hope you find what suits you good luck

The one that does itself xx

Definitely think that’s a good one! I did have a robot vac at one time but not overly impressed.

We have two furry Ragdoll cats, so we bought the V10.

Works great, but still kept the previous Dyson "ball" mains power job for emergencies.

I have a shark rocket duo, its light and drives itself, all I do is steer it. perfect for me. like Nuttyshirlz said I also brought mine form QVC as you can try them before committing to keep it. I have a small dog and its excellent with hair & easy to clean rollers, filters and empty dust container as I am in constant pain. I gave my old faithful henry to my daughter as he was becoming way too heavy for me to pull around x (replacement filters are good price to replace too)

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