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I need advice on vacuum cleaners.?

What kind of vacuum cleaners get around baseboards the best? Mine does ok with the floors but the edge cleaner is bad.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Go with a Dyson. They are worth every penny and are super powerful. They come with all the attachments you need, including and edger cleaner.

  • 1 decade ago

    NO upright vacuum cleaner on the market will do a really terriffic job of cleaning the edges of carpet or flooring close to walls, furniture, etc. I've been repairing these things, all makes and models for over 35 years, and I can tell you with certainty that edge cleaning is nothing more than hype, by the vac companies. The best method to get the dirt and dust around the edges of your carpets is a hose attachment and a crevice tool or dust brush. Buying a high amperage vac is doing nothing more than spending more money for more electricity to run the vac motor. There are several vac's available that make tremendous vacuum with 6 - 8 amps, while there are many vac's advertising 12 - 14 amp motors that make less vacuum with less air flow. As for the Dyson, that's a real rip. The ads talk about not losing vacuum because they don't have filters to clog. I'm curious then, as to why my parts distributor lists 12 different filters for Dyson's. ?????

  • 1 decade ago

    Buy anything but a Dyson. I know an owner of a vacuum cleaner store. He says they are the worst he has ever seen. The motors burn out very easy. He has even gone so far as to not carry them anymore. Good Luck!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I use a feather duster on the base boards, then follow through with an upright Sears vacuum cleaner model 36720.

    I give up on expensive vacuum cleaners many years back.

    Source(s): I'm a senior male who does all the house keeping and yes, I do windows
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  • 1 decade ago

    I can tell you this I go thru vacs like water.the best on to get is the one with the highest amp but no matter which one you buy none of them will do what you want that's why the added a hose and attachment.it would have to have sum suction to do that and if it did you couldn't get it to move.so for what it is worth use the hose and the attachment

  • 1 decade ago

    The one we have has a wand in the handle and you can hit the edges with that, using what they call a crevis tool on the wand. I forget the brand, but one with the same option would do the same thing. good luck

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