Quote from Jongoleur on November 24, 2011, 16:22
Dyson carpet cleaners certainly DO suck!
A hint for the unwary: If you've bought your first Dyson, don't put it over the carpets for the first time yourself. You'll be mortified by the amount of crud the thing will lift out of the pile - it really does seem that it's peeling it back to the underlay!
Get someone else to do it for you, and tell them to lie about how many times they had to empty the cylinder for each room...
And after you've cleaned with the Dyson, do the same room with a Kirby and get REALLY SCARED
We had a VAX ( I just had to buy it as I was a DEC VAX systems manager at the time)
We cleaned through twice before the Kirby demonstration and could not believe the difference.
Bottom line is that top quality COSTS, but value for money is what we tend to accept.
(I did buy the Kirby. Damned expensive, but unbeatable IMO)
Oh, just a quick PS. If you're at all squeamish about stuff like this, DO NOT ever use a Kirby on your bed mattress!!!