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I'm looking for a new vacuum that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  We have hard floors and area rugs so I'd like something that could do both.  Anyone have a vacuum they love/like that didn't cost a fortune?  I can't justify buying a Dyson or anything like that.   I also want to give canister vacuums a try.

post #2 of 7

We have a kenmore something-or-other canister vac that I'm pretty happy with- progressive, maybe? It has HEPA filter bags, a large powered attachment for carpet, and a little tiny powered attachment for stairs/ furniture.  It works great on all kinds of floors- we have wood, tile, rugs, and carpet.  We have 3 furry, large dogs and it picks up pet fur very well, not to mention I've used it almost everyday since buying it 4-5 years ago.  DH dropped it down the steps once and a piece broke off, but it was very inexpensive and easy to fix.


It was a little under $200 when we bought it.  I think this would be cheaper than a dyson?  I never really looked at one of those because they seemed so heavy.

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is it the Magic Blue.  I'd love to know.  It sounds perfect for my needs.

post #4 of 7

my 10yr hoover windtunnel just died.  bought a newer moodel and loving it. about 139 at target

post #5 of 7

It IS the kenmore progressive.  They are a little more $ now :( and also white (mine is red).  It's kind of weird that the color of the vacuum is the model- I remember I wanted a different color at the time, but the red one was the right price.


Here's what it is now:  http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02021514000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=L2



post #6 of 7

I have a Kenmore Progressive upright vacuum.  I bought it about 10 years ago, and it's still going strong.  I've been really happy with it.

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Thanks everyone who responded :)  I ended up getting a Hoover "Multi-Cyclonic" canister vac for less than $150  I like it a lot so so far.  

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