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Souped up vacuum cleaners

I'm buying a vacuum cleaner, one of those bagless types. As I search high and low for the best vacuum cleaner ever, I have discovered the strange world of "Vacuum Cleaner Gadgetry". The names alone are worthy of attention: Eureka Whirlwind, Dirt Devil Vision Sensor, Bosch Cyclone, Bissell Lift-Off, etc. But it's those extra doo-dads, those thingamabobbers that caught my eye. (Figuratively, of course).

For example, the Bissell Powerforce Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner (say that five times fast) comes fully equipped with, get this, a headlight. I suppose there may come a time when all of my light bulbs blow out, and I am forced to vacuum in the dark. Having a headlight will come in  handy, then. This vacuum cleaner is also accessible for people of all heights - that is because it has five height adjustments. That is four more than I need, but perhaps I should develop a greediness for height adjustability in my vacuum cleaners.

The Fantom Vacuum series comes with DUAL-CYCLONIC TECHNOLOGY. I do not know what that is, but I feel it must be one of those things you say with a loud, deep, projecting voice. Perhaps I shall ask a sales representative at Target (where I do ALL my vacuum cleaner shopping), in an authoritative voice, "Do your vacuum cleaners utilize DUAL-CYCLONIC TECHNOLOGY?" and smile in triumph. Okay, apparently all bagless vacuum cleaners come with this technology, so I won't go around asking the sales associates at Target about that...

Almost all of these vacuums have "handy extension wands" for all those hard-to-reach magically inclined spots. Now, if your magically inclined spots are wreaking havoc five miles away, have no fear, just use the "telescopic extension wand". And when I'm in the mood to visit the moon or my roof, I shall utilize the "lift-off technology" some of these vacuum employ. 

Alright,  I'm off - wish me luck!


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Dec. 16th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck!! I know that it is pricey but you should seriously consider the Dyson. It is well worth the money:) Hope you get one that you enjoy .. it is kind of like buying a new car, eh?
Dec. 16th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
I hope it isn't like buying a car, because that wasn't nearly as fun as buying a vacuum!

I ended up with the Bissell PET vacuum. I had a budget of $200, and this was $170, so I feel good about it. We'll see how it does. It has both a headlamp and lift-off, AND a few magical extension wands. So I think I'm set. ;)
Dec. 16th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
Does it have bags or no bags? I am not a fan of the no-bags because they are such a pain to shake clean, especially if you have a lot of furry love muffin hair to reckon with.
Dec. 16th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
It's bagless. Thankfully, Mina isn't a high shedder (except at the vet, then she seems to shed an entire dog in hair).

Since my purchase of the steam clean vac, I have grown accustomed to spending an extra twenty minutes cleaning the vacuum cleaner. They are my moments of irony for the week. :)

I'll let you know how the shakedown goes. ;)
Dec. 17th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
I bought one of those recently. I love it. I vacuum all the time now. Emptying the canister is my favorite part.
Dec. 17th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
Cool, it's good to know a firsthand account of this vacuum cleaner. I too have found it enjoyable to empty the canister...even if it isn't full!

Who knew vacuuming could be an enjoyable part of one's day?
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