Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Vacuum Decisions

My sister Sara just bought a new vacuum and we had a pre-buying discussion about it. You can probably predict that I recommended the
Dyson to her. I've never actually used one, but the commercials have me convinced they are the best, and of course, they look cool.

Instead of the Dyson, Sara opted to try the robot vacuum, and frankly, I'm really curious to get a report. If you don't know what I mean by robot vacuum, apparently, you turn it on and walk away and it moves all around the room on its own. (If you're looking for more insight into robots, see this amazing post.) This sounds too good to be true, so I'm glad someone else is trying it out and I don't have to.

Sara, please report ASAP.
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Blogger liz s said...

Our apartment is all hard wood floors so somehow we have managed without a real vacuum for almost two years. We do have large rugs and we always end up on our hands and knees using a dirt devil to vacuum them. I hate to buy a full size vacuum but I think at this point it's getting pathetic. A job that should normally take 2 minutes takes 20. Perhaps I should invest in this one

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 1:31:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Sara said...

O.K. I tested out the iRobot this morning (it had to charge for 16 uninterrupted hours the first time). Wow. I took about 45 minutes to clean my daughters' room and the same amount to clean Ike's room. Then I had to recharge the robot.

After recharging it I put it in the living room on the wood floor and went left to learn how to make crepes (true). When I got home the robot had finished the living room.

It did a great job of cleaning. It is only the first day so I will let you know how it goes but so far thumbs up.

After a successful run this morning I am charging the Scooba which sweeps and mops floors.

I'll report tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 1:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger jordan said...

I told her she should get a Miele . The most perfect vacuum in existence. And it has a lifetime warranty, you'll never buy another vacuum. Only problem is it is a cool $899.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ben said...

And you also have to push it around.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 2:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I've used a Miele--when I was a nanny to very rich people who hired other people to push around their very expensive vacuum. It was pretty awesome. I'm still not sure about robot vacuums. Dyson all the way!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 3:56:00 PM EDT  
Blogger devon spec said...

OHHH i cannot say enough about these!! we have the purple dyson animal, and it's a MONSTER! freakin' love it. its a must have. a bit pricey, but well worth it. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 10:40:00 AM EDT  

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