Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vacuum Cleaner

I always used to spell vacuum wrong....

But anyway, I would like to know, what brand of vacuum cleaner do you have?

We got a Electrolux one when we first moved in. I was previously not really a vacuum cleaner user but we got it becuase hubby wanted one. You know...to suck up all that dust at the window sill....and also to suck up all that dust after you sweep....

But reasons aside....I have takes to using it more frequently now. It sure makes getting rid of all the fallen hair and crumbs easier to deal with.

But I also know the bad thing about vacuum cleaners is that after a while the inside filters get too dirty and when the vacuum cleaner comes on, there will be some smelly air that comes out. This smelly air actually hurts our lungs....

So, now, I am thinking....

Cost of the vacuum cleaner bag aside, are the water based ones better?
If you are using a water based one, do you ever get that foul smell after say 3-4 months of heavy usage?

Anyone has the Cosway Steam Vacuum Cleaner? Is it easy to use?

Info info please.....too lazy to research since hubby's assignment research itself is already killing me....illnesses and kids aside.

15 comments:

eugene said...

i am using philip, not so good, intend to change to Electrolux, you know the one where you can detach the cord,with a slim handle.

I hardly use vaccum cleaner anyway, i prefer to sweep then mop, more cardio excercise i guess.

dropping by again,,, take care

Merryn said...

i use the water vacuum. u know bout it? the one that uses water instead of bag. so you vacuum everything straight into the water... cleaner and more efficient and powerful. i have Storm and also 'I'. both oso water vacuum..

mommy to chumsy said...

hmm...i don't have one. am using the broom and a little hand-held Black & Decker :D i have seen some which don't need the bag...so are they the water-based type? I think these are better :)

Pat said...

There's a famous water based one is only available via direct salesmen - its called Rainbow, and costs a cool RM7k.

You can get a slightly cheaper one by Karcher - I think its around RM3k.

After I was introduced to the Rainbow, I took a long hard look at vacuum cleaners, how they work, etc. If you want a non-water based one, you basically need one with a HEPA filter. This will prevent the micro particles from being blown out the other end when you vacuum.

We have an LG one with HEPA filter that costs around RM1k.

mumsgather said...

Our blog is a very good way to do research. I always do so. Hehe. Its like our own personal forum.

I use Panasonic. I don't use vacuum very much, preferring to wipe and mop. Its more effective. However for one or two carpets and the upholstery, we use vacuum. I find mine ok for my minimal use. I haven't had much need to change the bags. Changed it once only so far. Good to clean the brushes etc to maintain its effectiveness.

andrewjune said...

i use Panasonic like mumsgather...and i dont use that much either...only used it on the sofas area and the dusty areas only...

so far it's good, no foul smell.

Anonymous said...

I use the Dyson. It's bagless and it very powerful.

LittleLamb said...

cant help cos mine is not water based i think.

MeRy said...

My house don't have vacuum cleaner. First I ever thought of buying the cosway vacuum. But at last I cancel it. I bought Cosway thermol pot(Empress brand).JUst use for abt 1 and half yr, it spoilt,not under warranty anymore and no way can repair it coz susah to get the spareparts.

Moomykin said...

I used to use Toshiba, until fil broke the connecting piece.

Now I just use the "magic sweeper" the static electricity one, and then mop. Don't do much for crumbs and dust on other places besides the floor though...

FAMILY FIRST said...

I just bought a electrolux for the office cos its super silent. will have to think of one for my new home too.

Big Pumpkin said...

We have a Karcher. I did my research, as always. It sucks up to 8kg objects. It really depends on what you need your vacuum to do.

I've also tried other brands in the past but will now only stick with my lovely Karcher :-) Get them to do a demo, you don't have to buy it if you don't think it suits your needs.

http://mamapumpkin.com/2009/04/07/karcher-ds5600-hoover/

Best Vacuum Cleaners said...

ii love vacuum with hand held function

Anonymous said...

ive seen the rainbow demo. its interesting n sems too good to b true. it costs rm7k. i ended up buying a katcher water vacuum which costs rm2500+.

after experiencing bagged vacuum which leaves the rubbish inside until its full n leaves a stink in the huge karcher, i am thinking of getting a smaller vacuum, bagless. here in malaysia dust multiplies so fast n dragging the heavy karcher out every other day sometimes is backbreaking. go for smaller, easy to clean and use otherwise using vacuum is like carry kid round for few hours. i do sweep n mop but becuz i have carpets i need vacuum to suck up all on carpet.

hope my sharing helps

Anonymous said...

MeRy,

i was lucky enuf to listen in on a conversation re empress pot thermal one day. according to one stockist, these brands r lousy. never lasts, esp thermal pot. mkst buys return after less than 1 month