Hand Held Vacuum Recommendation

Status
Not open for further replies.

Guineapigfeet

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 23, 2015
Messages
1,753
Reaction score
2,108
Points
955
Location
Surrey
Which hand held vacuumes do you use for picking up poops, hay etc?

I'm thinking of buying one as hay gets all over the floor and at the moment I'm using a dust pan and brush, which isn't so easy on carpet! And I'm too lazy to lug the big dyson up and down the stairs each week! (No, my upstairs doesn't get hoovered regularly!)
 

Cavy Kung-Fu

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Nov 9, 2015
Messages
4,895
Reaction score
5,241
Points
1,475
Location
Brighton, UK
I'm very interested in this too, I've tried a few different ones (no idea what the brands are, but not expensive ones) and I've broken them with the hay :))

I'm back to dustpan and brush too XD
 

chesca_27

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
Messages
433
Reaction score
351
Points
380
Location
Hertfordshire
I think the Dysons are supposed to be amazing. My Dad has an excellent hand held hoover that works really well on hay :)) but I'd need to check which model and brand he has. The big Miele hoover we have works well with hay, otherwise I just pick it up off the carpet.
 

PAMELAKT

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Nov 23, 2010
Messages
2,470
Reaction score
1,033
Points
790
Location
Portsmouth UK
I have a dyson, but I use my old hoover for the hay & poops as I don't want to mess it up!
 

Guineapigfeet

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 23, 2015
Messages
1,753
Reaction score
2,108
Points
955
Location
Surrey
Oh dear @Cavy Kung-Fu , that doesn't sound promising!

I don't really want to spend a lot so I may have to stick to the brush! Or get less lazy!
 

Swissgreys

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 15, 2016
Messages
5,939
Reaction score
11,431
Points
1,965
Location
Zürich, Switzerland
Get a Dyson Fluffy.
It is battery operated (no cords, but fully rechargeable) and can be either a regular hoover, or hand held.
It isn't cheap but it really is fab, and I lost count of the number of cheaper versions that died before I got one.
 

Guineapigfeet

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 23, 2015
Messages
1,753
Reaction score
2,108
Points
955
Location
Surrey
Whoa! Just googled that Dyson. Can't justify spending that much when I could just carry the upright upstairs!
 

Swissgreys

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 15, 2016
Messages
5,939
Reaction score
11,431
Points
1,965
Location
Zürich, Switzerland
It was the stairs that did it for me in the end.
I live in a 4 story house, and carrying the main hoover up and down those stairs was nearly the death of me - the Fluffy has more than paid for itself, but if I lived in a house with less stairs, I think I would also balk at paying that sort of money for a hoover.
 

Flamestriker

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
1,551
Reaction score
2,065
Points
955
Location
South Wales, UK
I use an old Dyson hand held. It must be 9 years old and I'm on my second battery. It's the one with a yellow top and it's great for poo cleaning. It doesn't lift the cage liners because they are heavy.

I only use that cleaner for poo cleaning.
 

ChloeCee98

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Jan 25, 2017
Messages
638
Reaction score
478
Points
455
Location
North East, England
I broke my hoover with hay and poop. There's a nifty little jml brush that gets things out of carpet it's like a rubber brush. I'm so glad my new house has laminate flooring lol x
 

sophadopha97

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jan 27, 2015
Messages
104
Reaction score
173
Points
275
Location
Sutton Coldfield
I have a dyson and use the handheld cordless attachments for my piggies. Lidl have an offer on a cordless handheld vacuum at the mo I think for £50 with a three year guarentee so might well be worth a look!
 

Stayc1989

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Nov 13, 2015
Messages
961
Reaction score
1,304
Points
625
Location
Derbyshire UK
I have the dyson dc16 and I don't know how I managed without it! Might be able to get a second hand one from eBay :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top