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Never mind the suction, feel the weight!
on 16 October 2010
Bought this having read glowing reviews on its performance and brand reliability and after ruling out a Dyson on the latter grounds. Unfortunately, I bought unseen over the internet and wish I'd gone to see it in a store, and more important, to lift it up.
It vacuums very well indeed - no complaints on that score, although best suited to a place with acres of carpet as it is quite big and unwieldy to manouevre round furniture. My beef is the WEIGHT of it. It's so heavy that I struggle to carry it upstairs. Anyone with weaker muscles, arthritis, back problems, etc. should probably go and try it out for weight before buying.
I'm reasonably fit but find it so awkward that the vaccy-ing in our house has been delegated to my husband, and he prefers to use our old Miele cylinder vac to this one. One other niggle is that using the extension hose quite easily topples the machine over if you aren't careful.