I got a new baby today! She's an expensive baby but ohhhhhh, so worth it!
My old baby never did satisfy me...he simply didn't have the power and gumption I needed and after months of trying to cajole him, I gave up and decided it was time to find a replacement.
Yeah, he's a Eureka Altima vacuum. If you're in the market for a new vacuum, don't waste your money on one of these. I don't care if some of the reviews (but check the comments to the review!!) are sparkling, this thing is a pain in the butt. It never picked up dirt well and constantly cleaning the filters in an attempt to get it to clean better was a real nightmare. Not only that, the damn thing spits dust and dirt out the back, even after the filters are cleaned and the canister is emptied. It only cost about $80 which is one reason I got it but each and every time I buy a cheap vacuum, I get a cheap vacuum. Funny how that works, huh?
So this morning I'd finally had enough. I went to the local Oreck store and got a new baby! Yeah, she's an Oreck Silver Series vacuum and boy, is she special! I used it as soon as I got home with it and she picked up more dirt and stuff than the Eureka ever even knew existed. The power of this vacuum is simply amazing.
After tax, she cost $432.95 but she's worth every penny and I'd pay that much to replace her. This is my second Oreck and of every vacuum I've owned (and believe me I've owned many in the almost 30 years I've been keeping house), Oreck is the only one that satisfies...and I've even tried the Dyson. Remind me of this if I ever try to buy anything but an Oreck.
Yeah, I'm an Oreck girl and I'm proud of it...