Really? - I had a Dyson and hated it. I had the animal. I hated the high profile cleaning head that wouldn't fit under low furniture, hated that it didn't recline all the way to the floor, hated that it didn't have a rubber piece around the bottom to protect from scratches should I bump into something. Found out when I started shopping for my next machine that the Dysons have plastic ball bearings in them which tend to wear away over time. I also hated the tube system which made it less energy efficient, and the onboard tools just never worked as well as using a small canister style vac for furniture, steps, light fixtures, baseboards etc.
I do understand your vacuum cleaner love though, so more power to you. I'm glad you've got a machine that works for you.
I absolutely loooooove my Riccar SL5. It has metal ball bearings, a stainless steel beater bar brush, replaceable slide out brushes on the beater bar, cloth HEPA filtration inner dust bags, two speed settings to accommodate both regular carpet vacuuming and delicate rug vacuuming, weighs only eight pounds when empty, is sold and serviced by a local family owned business, and is made in the USA. I discovered it by contacting high end rug dealers and asking them what vacuum they would recommend.
Last edited by Green Valley Cleaning; 04-05-2011 at 09:21 PM.