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GTech vacuum cleaners

Her indoors, Wifey wants one of those new fangled cordless vacs. I have been looking at the GTech ones, tried out my next door neighbours, it works fine, but thought I would seek out the wisdom of the folk here. Anyone got one, used one, can recommend one?
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

Sis had one of their cordless carpet sweepers (not the vac) which was very flimsy and didn't last long, that's all I can offer.
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

You are paying a lot of money for the rechargeable batteries and charger, which will be knackered long before the rest of the machine.

Working time away from power is limited, and the motor will be less powerful than a mains powered machine.

I must stress that the above is a generalisation rather than a comment on the GTech machines, but you get now't for ow't.
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

Dyson say they are also moving to cordless vacuum cleaners - with a run time of around half an hour! So useless if you want to clean the whole floor - or house - but OK if you just want to do a room at a time.

I'd guess their mains powered cleaners will be on discount soon if they're stopping production?
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

The new trend will be for each room to have a battery run vacuum cleaner permanently on charge.
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

I believe there is (or was) a system whereby each room could have a vacuum socket on the wall - just attach a hose and floorhead! I prefer the traditional corded cylinder vac with bags; I just replaced a bagless Vax with a Miele which can lift the carpet off the floor on just half power. On full I reckon it'd lift a parquet floor . The Vax was such a pita to empty I vowed never to go bagless again!
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

Cow-orker really rates the GTech ones but I never managed to persuade him to bring one in to work to demo it. Seems to rave about the simple removal of compressed dust packets aspect of it.
I’ve been tempted a few times when I get a discount offer through the post but never actually succumbed. Reasonably satisfied with an older mains powered Dyson but the emptying and filter cleaning is a pain. Use a Makita cordless for a quick whip round the kitchen and porch floors but not really suitable for proper good suck on the carpet.
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Dyson say they are also moving to cordless vacuum cleaners - with a run time of around half an hour! So useless if you want to clean the whole floor - or house - but OK if you just want to do a room at a time.

I'd guess their mains powered cleaners will be on discount soon if they're stopping production?
I would say that is more about designed obsolescence than evolution.

As I said above, the batteries are expensive and will be knackered long before anything else on the machine. Will they be economic to replace I wonder? Somehow I doubt it.
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

Economic to replace? You’ve only got to look closer to home and things like camera batteries!
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

Thanks guys. My neighbours tell me they have had one for 5 years and no problems, they really rate it.
One reason Wifey wants one is because our Dyson is too heavy for her and the Henry is rubbish at vacuuming the carpet. And I suspect the Dyson is on it's last legs.

Have to have a think.
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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

I bought a Dyson cordless about 6 months ago, and it's brilliant! It's a Dyson refurbished one on their ebay site. It cost about 120 IIRC.

It'll do several rooms on a charge and is plenty powerful. The only 'problem' is that to keep the size and weight down the dust collection container isn't very large.

It's just so convenient to pick off the charging station, blitz round a room and put it back on charge.

It's like a general purpose cordless drill, compared to a mains powered one. Who uses mains powered drills nowadays?

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Thanks guys. My neighbours tell me they have had one for 5 years and no problems, they really rate it.
One reason Wifey wants one is because our Dyson is too heavy for her and the Henry is rubbish at vacuuming the carpet. And I suspect the Dyson is on it's last legs.

Have to have a think.
My wife has the same concerns about the Dyson its too heavy. So I do the vacuuming!

That said none of the rechargeable ones last long enough to do a house or have enough suck to really clean a carpet. She did get a Karcha window cleaning vacuum thing which lasts 20 minutes and then takes 4 hours to recharge. Battery tech still isn't there yet in my opinion.
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It's like a general purpose cordless drill, compared to a mains powered one. Who uses mains powered drills nowadays?

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Fair point, but drills tend to be used intermittently and only for short periods.

When SWMBO gets the vacuum cleaner out I swear she doesn't give up until she can see the carpet thread, especially if family are expected.
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Fair point, but drills tend to be used intermittently and only for short periods.
You won't see builders using anything but a battery drill nowadays, unless it's something like a Kango. A cordless vac. is a revelation to use - just the same as a cordless drill. They're so quick and easy to handle and use. I wouldn't go back to a corded one.

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Re: GTech vacuum cleaners

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Thanks guys. My neighbours tell me they have had one for 5 years and no problems, they really rate it.
One reason Wifey wants one is because our Dyson is too heavy for her and the Henry is rubbish at vacuuming the carpet. And I suspect the Dyson is on it's last legs.

Have to have a think.
Did they!even do a cordless 5 years ago?
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