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Old 23.02.2011, 08:27
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Which small hand hoover to choose?

We had a small handover from Hoover and had to get it replaced 2 times a sboth times after about 3 months the battery simply does not charge anymore

Do any of you have a good model to reccomend?

With kid and dog it is something useful for us and we need a powerful strong model which can live for a few years at least

Thanks for suggestions

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Re: Which small hand hoover to choose?

I use a long handled dustpan and brush set. Bits of toast would block up the small vacuums and I would need to empty them after every use with food. I was looking for a hand held hoover and looked at every one in the shops and the only one that you could empty easily was the Dyson DC 31. That with a long attachment for under the table would be useful and friends have had them for years on the same battery.
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Old 23.02.2011, 10:25
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Re: Which small hand hoover to choose?

I think you hit the nail on the head with battery problems in these units, unless you spend a lot on an expensive one you will continue to have problems. Look at battery drills what appears the same ranges from 50 to 800 Chuffs, a large component of this price is the quality of battery. There are a few companies that specialize in battery replacements/upgrades (a starting point http://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?se...lp=&hp=&manu=0 ) if the unit you have worked well then it is worth looking at a battery upgrade. We gave up and bought a Dirt Devil 240v one from Landi (about CHF50) same size as a battery portable, works every time and albeit a bit noisy but has great suction.
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Old 23.02.2011, 10:43
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Re: Which small hand hoover to choose?

Dirt Devil, available from Landi for 49 chufs.

Slightly bigger than than the battery ones (Hoover, B&D), and is mains powered (forget the battery ones) with a long cable. Powerful, loads of "bits", shoulder strap for hose use, and blows as well as sucks (steady!), for inflating.
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Re: Which small hand hoover to choose?

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If keeping the fur tumbleweeds at bay is a primary use for a hand-held vacuum, then I'd recommend this one - performance is very good for the price.

I've tried more expensive vacs - they were not noticeably more robust. I've found that I need to think of hand-held vacs as more or less disposable appliances - no motor can last long when constantly choking on a sea of sheltie fluff.

Landi has quite a range of appliances at good prices - if you don't see what you are looking for in the store, ask to look through the catalogue.
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Re: Which small hand hoover to choose?

Dyson. We've had ours for years, use it everyday for practically everything. Have had no problems whatsoever... yet.
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Landi has quite a range of appliances at good prices - if you don't see what you are looking for in the store, ask to look through the catalogue.
In addition, as this model was a previous "angebot", it may not still be available in all stores (it is in my local one), they can also source it from other stores which still have stock - if the store has friendly, helpful staff (normally does), like my local one.
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Old 23.02.2011, 12:38
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Re: Which small hand hoover to choose?

I have a furry dog and this has been my best friend on non-hoovering days Its 1.5 years old now and still going strong.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/power-tools/PHV1810.aspx

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