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post #1 of Old 01-30-2008, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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The Clean Team Big Vac

Does anyone have any experience with the Clean Teams Big Vac?
I do residential cleaning 4 times a week, and would like something with a long cord, great suction, and easy to do stairs.
Any suggestions or comments?
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post #2 of Old 04-04-2008, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Want to know what you think

Anyone?
Check it out and let me know what you think?
http://www.thecleanteam.com/productdetail.cfm?id=3003
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Anyone?
Check it out and let me know what you think?
http://www.thecleanteam.com/productdetail.cfm?id=3003
I haven't tried it to know, and don't know of anyone personally who uses it.

I haven't tried converting my upright vacs to a canister. I use the Bissell "Lift Off" vacuum because it is so versatile. I also have Oreck commercial vacs but am leaning towards cheaper alternatives. The staff is just too hard on them to justify spending 400-500 on one vacuum.

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post #4 of Old 04-05-2008, 09:23 AM
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Hi Abbey,

Sorry we missed responding to your post.

I have no experience with this brand but it looks like a good vacuum. Very similar to the shop vac & rigid brands but has a GREAT feature; the turbo brush with beater bar for carpets. Wish I could buy one of those for my shop vac I love my shop vac but it is useless on carpets.

Hopefully others will chime in on this. The downside for me is its price. That is pretty expensive. Would it be cost effective for you?

Just my 2 cents.

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Wow, a dust bag that lasts for Weeks. No I haven't tried this vacuum. Looks very versatile and durable. I wonder about having only an 8 amp. motor though.
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I'm in love with my Oreck. Though I got a cool deal on it. I would never own one if I had to have paid full price on it. I only wish they had attachments.

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I'm in love with my Oreck. Though I got a cool deal on it. I would never own one if I had to have paid full price on it. I only wish they had attachments.
You can buy the attachments for the Oreck seperately. I actually like that. One can use the vacuum and the other the attachments. I love that the Oreck is so light weight also. If we know we will not be needing the attachments we leave it in the car. I use a Dyson at home but it is too heavy to use on the job. But I love the suction of it.

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i have a client who swears by her big vac, but then she also gave me her copy of the clean team book to read, so she's prob got it in her head that it's the way to go. i've been cleaning for a living for 14 yrs now & have pretty much settled on the kenmore canisters. the models i have now are intuition red & blue; they each have some diff features, but some are common to both: long cord (i do use a heavy-duty extension for lg houses) & hose; easy to change from powerhead to floor tool; mini-powerhead for carpeted stairs; wedges on bottom to hold unit on stairs; floor tool swivels to facilitate getting into odd spots; telescoping wand w/ light (both very useful); good suction (some others have even better suction - e.g., miele - but they're way more expensive & quite inconvenient to use)
red vac pros - mini-powerhead fits on end of either wand or hose;
blue vac pros - floor tool is integrated into powerhead, releases w/ a flick of the foot (this does, however, make the powerhead rather heavy); floor tool has a single row of brushes on either side of the suction hole that angle toward it, so u don't just push the dirt ahead of u when u move it forward.
blue vac cons - electronic controls on the handle make it easy to accidentally switch suction settings or shut power off.
red lists at $480, but it's always on sale for $350; blue is normally $600, but it's often on sale for $500. this may seem expensive, but they don't disallow the 1-yr warranty for commercial use, which most companies do.
winding down here finally...i replace a vac every yr (i put a good, hard 10 yrs of use on them in 1 yr), usu switching the old to home use, & giving away my old home one, but u can also get the 3-yr warranty, which covers everything; i just feel that would be unfair of me, since i'm so hard on them.
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