Recommendations Needed: Vacuum Cleaner for Less than $500

Hi all, i'm after a vacuum cleaner than is powerful, but cheaper than a Dyson. Not feeling convinced to pay $500 for a Dyson vacuum cleaner….

any suggestions?

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    Is this for your home or work?

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    So would you pay <$500 for a Dyson?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/538596

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      /End thread :)

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    You'll need to specify more details on what you want/size of property etc.

    Picked up a cheap $99 volta from Binglee as temporary unit when first moved in, they gave me a 4 year warranty and it's been pretty good and conveniently stows away under kitchen sink that never bothered to replace it.

    https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/volta-compactgo-bagless-vacuu...

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    Get a Xiaomi / Roborock robot vacuum, and let our robot slaves clean for us!

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          Fair comparison when the household Dyson's normal price is over $500 VS the industrial Pullman / Pacvac's $340.

          We have a Pacvac, which is very similar to the Pullman, that I got for a song around the time we were renovating our new house. That was 2 years ago and it hasn't missed a bit since. It even does an amazing job at picking the ewok's and the bunny's hairs. The backpack style is also so convenient when you live in a double-storey house.

          The only advantage the Dyson has over it is it's aesthetic.

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            @DisabledUser102420: The Dyson has small filter nozzles which block with binding materials such as plaster dust.

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            @DisabledUser102420: *missed a beat

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            @DisabledUser102420: I love my PACVAC. I've had a Miele, Dyson, Kirby…. PACVAC is the best by far. Dog hair, sawdust, socks, steel nails and screws, no problem. Even if any part fails, they are all available on eBay at reasonable price and the machine follows KISS principals, so you can fix it with a little know-how, can't do that with a Dyson.

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    Something like this perhaps?

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    Yes id be interested to know peoples thoughts between say a cheap V7 vs a V10 or V11.

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      I have a v7. Solid machine, although the head gets clogged with hair a lot (wraps around and is a pain to clear). I would buy another one, although I guess when I go to replace it I'll instead be buying a v10 because a v13 will exist or something.

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    The Xiaomi Dreame is pretty good, though I don't have carpets. So can recommend if you don't want to deal with cords and have a medium to small house.

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    I've been happy with the cheapest vacuum cleaner I can find from Kmart, Aldi etc.

    Lasts for a few years and does the job. Not sure why you'd bother spending more than $100 on one.

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      Non fully sealed hepa filtered vacuums will turn your house into a snowball glass whenever you use that vac.
      You might be fine, it won't be true for the asthmatic though.

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    I've had Dyson barrel, Dyson cordless, Xiaomi Dreame and Miele C2 Compact. I was initially a fan of Dyson but if buying for a large house I would go the Miele, and for a handstick I would get the Xiaomi. Both the Miele and Xiaomi were under $300 on (Ozbargain) deals.

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    I have a Dyson V7 (portable) that I bought for just under $300. It's powerful for a portable. I happily use it for cleaning the bedrooms, cars and even kitchen. Battery charge is only about 10-15 minutes but sufficient for my casual usage.

    I have a Miele Cats & Dogs (corded) too. More powerful but not as convenient as the Dyson. I rarely use it now because the cords are such a drag (pun intended). Still, if you want power, corded will naturally be the winner here.

    Your choice will really depend on your intended use.

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    People happy with Dysons have not tried other brands such as Miele.

    I had a friend rave about her Dyson, let her have go of my Miele on the same type of carpet and she was immediately disappointed that she had the Dyson. Less noise, more suction.

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    I can strongly recommend the Miele C3 Cat & Dog (even if you don’t have a pet). Works great for me.

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      Just for other people's info. The cat and dog is exactly the same as the normal C3 powerline but with a few extra attachments so you're essentially paying a massive markup like something around $150+ for some vacuum heads 🤷

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    Miele.
    Just about any Miele will knock the socks off any other vacuum, even their "cheaper" models.
    They'll suck a watermelon through a hose. And last for donkeys years.

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    I have the PACVAC and can say there is no equal. It's the best vacuum I have used to date. Its powerful, easy to use, super reliable (no issues using it at home or at the job site). I've even used it for extraction on a drop saw.

    Do yourself a favour and get a PACVAC. If you expect that it will be getting into some wet areas you will need the PACVAC Duo. Otherwise, the Pro will suffice.

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      which one are you using? the backpack one?

      i wonder if the canister vacuum cleaners are on par with what you are using..

      https://pacvac.com.au/collections/canister-vacuum-cleaners

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        I've got a Pro backpack for home and Duo backpack for work. I love that they come with a 20M lead so you can do the whole house without having to unplug and plug it in all the time. I also hated the noise output of the Dysons I have used.

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        I haven't used the canister type vacuums, but i suspect they would also be good. But i hate it when the cumbersome follow me vacuums would get stuck on corners of furniture and walls. Get a backpack, you won't look back. All those other chumps using expensive other brands don't know what they're missing. There is a reason airlines and commercial cleaners use the PACVAC backpack. It's because they are the best at what they do.

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    I see a lot of positive reviews for the bagged Miele vacuums & was wondering if anyone has experience with their bagless and can speak to their quality? Reviews of the bagless Dysons seem to be quite mixed (also a lot seem to be a bit suspicious) so wanted to try another brand.

    I am specifically looking at the 'Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Bagless Vacuum'

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    I have Xiaomi Robot, Dyson V6, bagless corded, bagged corded…

    My experience for the last 6 years: Dyson stick vacuum is not worth the price difference. Back when I bought it there was no competition, but now a $100 stick from Kmart is great. The Dyson basically dies (battery + interior cyclone thing) and cannot be cleaned well enough. Easier to buy a brand new $100 one every 3-4 years.

    Xiaomi Robot. Great, but cannot go everywhere in the house. Recommend to get one.

    Bagless corded vacuums. The inside is always look dirty. Dust gets into every little nook. Hate it.

    Bought a Miele C2 allergy (the one with the HEPA filter) bagged recently. Fantastic!! Totally sealed system. I used this for 1x a month for a big cleanup. Rest of the month I use the stick + robot. No pets.