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kmlim
14-01-2010, 09:07 AM
Searching for a vacuum cleaner but was overwhelm by the choices of it in shop. Can anyone just tell me any popular brand vacuum that cost RM500 or below that really work, good suction and durable.

currymee
14-01-2010, 09:20 AM
Searching for a vacuum cleaner but was overwhelm by the choices of it in shop. Can anyone just tell me any popular brand vacuum that cost RM500 or below that really work, good suction and durable.

PENSONIC (local brand) is pretty reliable for me - dry vaccum. There is also a wet type but I have no idea on those.

Fabe18
14-01-2010, 10:03 AM
Bought a wet type VC before from Brother's (of all places) for ~RM160... Most probably China mali..
My point is, wet type VC works well to capture most the dust particle as it'll be trapped by the water.... Been using my China mali VC for light vacuum for at least 4 years... no problem watsoever. However, can't vouch for heavy usage..
BTW, make sure you clean the wet type vacuum cleaner after use before things started growing in the dirty water...

USJ27Resident
14-01-2010, 10:20 AM
Searching for a vacuum cleaner but was overwhelm by the choices of it in shop.....

... dude, as long as it is BAGLESS (cyclonic),.... it would be OK to buy regardless of brand.

Bags needs to be replaced (more cost), clogs and loses suction. Cleaning is also a dusty experience... wet it, and you have'ta replace it (the bag - not the wife...) sooner than you'd expect. :p

kmlim
14-01-2010, 11:11 AM
Bought a wet type VC before from Brother's (of all places) for ~RM160... Most probably China mali..
My point is, wet type VC works well to capture most the dust particle as it'll be trapped by the water.... Been using my China mali VC for light vacuum for at least 4 years... no problem watsoever. However, can't vouch for heavy usage..
BTW, make sure you clean the wet type vacuum cleaner after use before things started growing in the dirty water...
that's is exactly the simillar VC that I want to replace though it is working but the plug n play host will dismantle quite easily and the noise, like a jet engine!

superdude11224
14-01-2010, 12:42 PM
... dude, as long as it is BAGLESS (cyclonic),.... it would be OK to buy regardless of brand.

Bags needs to be replaced (more cost), clogs and loses suction. Cleaning is also a dusty experience... wet it, and you have'ta replace it (the bag - not the wife...) sooner than you'd expect. :p


If you buy bagged VC is more expensive cause you need to buy the bags, but it is far more easier to replace a bag then to detach the canister of a bagless VC and dump the dust out. Also actually bagless VC's have filters tht have to be cleanned periodically or replaced tht most people dont know about.

Using a bagless VC will be a problem for people with asthma and allergies cause when removing the dust from the canister alot of dust will be released in to the air.

bslee
14-01-2010, 12:44 PM
Hitachi brand. Solid performance.

P.S. Currymee.... never THAT brand for me...

expat1609
14-01-2010, 12:56 PM
do NOT CONSIDER bagless if you have any sinus condition or asthma history.

bought a panasonic 2 months ago, now i don't have one coz it is for repair :mad:
most probably the motor burnt, the guy in the shop told me we over-used it, no vacuum cleaner can run more than 5 minutes without a break to cool down (except the big ones/industrial ones)
never heard such crap before, but maybe it's just another thing i did not know about asia :confused:
anybody heard or knows ???

so my bottomline: do not buy panasonic and, from past experience, do not buy electrolux in the lower and middle price class. maybe the expensive ones are up to expectations, but i have no mood to find out.

bslee
14-01-2010, 01:18 PM
I've had a Hitachi bagless one (2500W model purchased for RM199 at that time) for more than a decade now. The last time I took it apart for a major service, it was a very well designed unit with well designed permanent bag and a ventilation filter at the motor air exit path. Its collection bag is of some hi-tech material thats very lasting and superb filtration which dust didn't penetrate through and corrupt the motor fan impeller over a long period. In short, I'm impressed by its great design and build quality, not to mention I do somewhat use it hard and even rough.
If there's anything that'll affect one's asthma or sinus problems, its NOT entirely the vacuum cleaner to blame, but all the collected dust and fine particles in the air that are always and around 24/7, not to mention when you open your home windows in USJ/Subang, thinking there's fresh clean unpolluted air coming in. Want to see fine dust particles, look into your air conditioner filter element. Home air conditioning could pose a bigger threat to anyone's athsma or sinus problems here in USJ or Subang. The underlying fact is that the air we breath in this area ain't exactly clean. I've to vacuum my home practically every 2 weeks or more frequent.
I won't know if Hitachi have the same build quality now, but I think its a worthwhile buy even over Panasonic.
My 2 sen.

USJ27Resident
14-01-2010, 01:45 PM
do NOT CONSIDER bagless if you have any sinus condition or asthma history.....

hahahaaa... as they say: one man's meat, another man's poison... one man's girlfren today, [becomes] another man's wife tomorrow....

... so the choice is actually yours leh... :p

VeeJay
14-01-2010, 02:15 PM
Hmmm I have been using Electrolux (Wet&Dry) 1500W for past 7 years without any problem. Infact that was our household brand name, since I could remember, never failed. My mom used have one which was about 30 years old! still working, except the wheel plastic had hardened and chipping out....we gave that away to Old Folks Home couple of years back...

bslee
14-01-2010, 02:23 PM
I do think of most consumer electricals and electronics, you get what you pay for.
And it can be a touch or miss affair, some bad lemons here n there.
Nevertheless, I won't touch local or many Made in China brands with farnie names... they're not always made with thoughtful design or with ultimate safety measures. Some of the worst and brittle plastic quality I've seen here.

Someone once said to me. It takes 2 secs or less to decide buying some KLSE stock, but can take up to a year to decide or buy something that'll benefit the family. Farnie how the human mind works! ;)

kmlim
14-01-2010, 03:23 PM
I've had a Hitachi bagless one (2500W model purchased for RM199 at that time) .
Do I read it wrong? My father have bought a Electolux donkey years ago but at RM1K++. Even for 2500W Hitachi now, it won't be any cheaper than RM1000!

superdude11224
14-01-2010, 03:56 PM
do NOT CONSIDER bagless if you have any sinus condition or asthma history.

bought a panasonic 2 months ago, now i don't have one coz it is for repair :mad:
most probably the motor burnt, the guy in the shop told me we over-used it, no vacuum cleaner can run more than 5 minutes without a break to cool down (except the big ones/industrial ones)
never heard such crap before, but maybe it's just another thing i did not know about asia :confused:
anybody heard or knows ???

so my bottomline: do not buy panasonic and, from past experience, do not buy electrolux in the lower and middle price class. maybe the expensive ones are up to expectations, but i have no mood to find out.


I'am using a Electrolux Listo, it's not a heavy duty VC and the guy told me I shouldnt leave it on more then 15 minutes. After 15 minutes you need to let it cool down for about 5 minutes before continuing.

superdude11224
14-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Hmmm I have been using Electrolux (Wet&Dry) 1500W for past 7 years without any problem. Infact that was our household brand name, since I could remember, never failed. My mom used have one which was about 30 years old! still working, except the wheel plastic had hardened and chipping out....we gave that away to Old Folks Home couple of years back...


Why you giving away all your garbage to the Old Folks Home. Your old underware also you give to them ahh... :D

kwchang
14-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Why you giving away all your garbage to the Old Folks Home. Your old underware also you give to them ahh... :D
I see you had been posting stuff like this in a number of threads ... please respect the topics and refrain from putting up nonsense. You may like to know that this is not a chat channel. We do have Chatterbox, do check that out but even there, we do have some level of decorum

LMei
14-01-2010, 04:35 PM
bought a panasonic 2 months ago, now i don't have one coz it is for repair :mad:
most probably the motor burnt, the guy in the shop told me we over-used it, no vacuum cleaner can run more than 5 minutes without a break to cool down (except the big ones/industrial ones)
never heard such crap before, but maybe it's just another thing i did not know about asia :confused:
anybody heard or knows ???



really? I have a bagless panasonic and I use it to vacuum the whole house (2 storey). Now that will definitely take a whole lot longer than 5 minutes and it's still running ok. It was even used by my FIL when he was renovating my place to suck up all the dust. It is definitely not a big or heavy duty one either. My mum is still using the National brand vacuum cleaner.

Anyone used those automated round things that goes round your floor to clean? Am thinking of getting one of those for convenience.

superdude11224
14-01-2010, 04:44 PM
I see you had been posting stuff like this in a number of threads ... please respect the topics and refrain from putting up nonsense. You may like to know that this is not a chat channel. We do have Chatterbox, do check that out but even there, we do have some level of decorum


Ok Boss, yes Boss, your word is my command.

expat1609
14-01-2010, 06:40 PM
really? I have a bagless panasonic and I use it to vacuum the whole house (2 storey). Now that will definitely take a whole lot longer than 5 minutes and it's still running ok. It was even used by my FIL when he was renovating my place to suck up all the dust. It is definitely not a big or heavy duty one either. My mum is still using the National brand vacuum cleaner.

Anyone used those automated round things that goes round your floor to clean? Am thinking of getting one of those for convenience.

so again, the hope dies last, maybe we were just unlucky then, tq

Flora
15-01-2010, 09:46 AM
I have one of those automated round thing...from iRobot. Got it free by the way, so no complains. Gave it to my mum cos my place is small and doesn't need a vacuum.

My mum mentioned that it's best picking up hairs (which sweeping alone is a hassle) but takes extra long to clean....about 45 minutes for an average room, but it will clean until there is not a single speck of dust in that room before going for another room. By that time, the batteries would have run out and needs recharging. So, what my mum did was carry it manually into other rooms after about 15 minutes of cleaning in each room.

After one year of using, my mum bought another vacuum cleaner from Hitachi for more heavy duty cleaning. But, she still loves the iRobot and puts it on when she goes for her morning walk.


really? I have a bagless panasonic and I use it to vacuum the whole house (2 storey). Now that will definitely take a whole lot longer than 5 minutes and it's still running ok. It was even used by my FIL when he was renovating my place to suck up all the dust. It is definitely not a big or heavy duty one either. My mum is still using the National brand vacuum cleaner.

Anyone used those automated round things that goes round your floor to clean? Am thinking of getting one of those for convenience.

Fabe18
15-01-2010, 10:08 AM
irobot roomba.. and now oso got taiwanese and chinese knockoff...

But not cheap though.. The real thing cost 4 figures...

PianoMan
15-01-2010, 11:32 AM
Electrolux's the best. They used to have a catch phrase:

"Nothing sucks like Electrolux" :D

Fabe18
15-01-2010, 11:36 AM
Electrolux's the best. They used to have a catch phrase:

"Nothing sucks like Electrolux" :D

haha.. So Electrolux sucks...

Is that before the word sucks evolved in usage to what it is now?

darylchan
15-01-2010, 11:48 AM
I bought a LG 1600w dry vac from carrefour. at that time on promo, RM199 only. So far so good.

PianoMan
15-01-2010, 12:56 PM
haha.. So Electrolux sucks...

Is that before the word sucks evolved in usage to what it is now?


Yea, i believe that was the catchphrase back in the 80s.