After much sighing and foot dragging, Handy Man went out and bought a new Miele. We had some money saved, and we knew what we had to do.
Besides, the floors were getting narrrrsty.
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I like the canister style, but they also sell an upright.
|S 6270 Topaz Canister, for those following along at home|
|Space ship or vacuum cleaner?|
We live in New England, and track in a lot of sand, dirt, dust and mud. I have bemoaned the lack of mud room or entry way in this house. Everything gets dragged in. Everything. Even though we take shoes off at the doors, dirt and crud creeps everywhere. I hate the feeling of grit under my feet, so I vacuum near the doorways almost every single day. Every day in mud season. (Mud season = March and some of April.)
I don't even bother with a broom. Brooms just don't cut it here. I feel like it just pushes the grit around. It just seems easier to pull out the vacuum and suck up the crud that settles around the door every day. Of course, I vacuum the rest of the house when it needs it, too. I don't just vacuum doorways, I promise.
Reasons I like the Miele vacuum:
- It's got a lonnnnnng cord (I love this feature, because I'm lazy.)
- It's good on smooth flooring and low pile carpets
- This one is lightweight and rolls easily. Our prior Miele was a bit heavy; I was glad to see the newer ones are lighter and easier to handle.
- It has a real HEPA filter.
- The bags are easy to change.
- Six adjustable power settings! If you want to get all Martha Stewart and vacuum upholstery, you can turn it to a lighter setting so it doesn't suck the curtains into a vortex.