Suck it up

Right that’s it! Cellobella had had enough. Fed up with an enormous Hoover, heavy, impractical and bloody useless she held her hand over the base of the vacuum. As she suspected it didn’t suck.

This beast of an appliance had been the bane of her life since Groover had proudly extracted it, shining, dark red and enormous from its box several years ago. I’m afraid she wasn’t very grateful for the expensive purchase.

What is that?

It’s a vacuum cleaner.

Why did you buy an upright vacuum cleaner? Did you not ask me what I wanted? Did I not clearly articulate that I wanted a light, quiet, pull along model?

Yes you did.

Did you not also consult with our cleaner (sadly no longer with the household because she couldn’t stand the bloody vacuum cleaner)?

Yes.

Did she not say she would prefer to use a light pull along cleaner which is better for her back.

Um.

?????

Choice said it was the best.

Well I’m not bloody using it.

Two years ago…

So maybe we could sell that wretched thing… where is that write up from Choice?

Um… I can’t find it?

Right. Well seeing as we are poor now and can’t afford a cleaner (particularly one who will bring her own vacuum) you will have to do the vacuuming!

Today… Groover leaves for Karratha. Cellobella decides to use the Hoover to clean the house. There is only so long one can go, crunching over the floor. It doesn’t suck.

Cellobella now owns a brand new Meile 5210. It is blue. It is small. It is light. It is quiet. It has a telescopic wand. It can lie down flat to get under chests of drawers. It sucks.

Next weekend, Groover can do the tidying and cleaning of surfaces, kitchen and bathrooms and Cellobella will be happy to take Milly out for a spin! 🙂

[Big Red now has been banished out the back]

And for the record, this is what Choice says about it: (it scored 2nd best of the range tested)

MIELE S5210

Good pointsMilly

  • Good dirt removal on carpet.
  • Excellent for dirt removal from a hard floor.
  • Good range of tools, with onboard storage.
  • Variable power.
  • Telescopic wand.
  • Very good reach from the power point.
  • Fairly lightweight.
  • Dustbag is easy to install and remove.

Bad points

  • Nothing in particular.

3 Replies to “Suck it up”

  1. Hate to make you jealous – but mine’s better ;P

    It has a *powerhead* .. nothing sucks crap out of your carpet like 2 motors working in your favour. It’s brill. People borrow it for that ‘just got steamcleaned’ finish.

    it’s a Wertheim. $600 ( a small fortune ! ) 10yrs ago. Apparently the new version of it now is $1200. Yikes !!

    But it is brill….

  2. Yes the Wertheim 2000 beat the Meile by 2% but cost $100 more than the Meile… this is what Choice had to say…

    Good points

    Best in the test for dirt removal on carpet with a standard cleaning head.
    Excellent for dirt removal from a hard floor.
    Good range of tools, with onboard storage.
    Variable power.
    Telescopic wand.
    Very good reach from the power point.
    Fairly lightweight.
    Dustbag is easy to install and remove.

    Bad points

    Not particularly good at cleaning corners and edges.
    High-pitched sound can be annoying.

    Choice said the medium priced vacs cleaned better than the cheap ones and as good as the more expensive ones so I went with the medium range and decided to go with the Meile as they had nothing bad to say about it even though the Werthiem came out as the better cleaner. Also my local electronic shop didn’t stock them… 🙂
    CB

  3. I had a dyson and loved it , it cleaned so well,but it started to fall apart, so I traded it for Werthiem 2000, big mistake wish I had spent the extra money a brought another Dyson, the Werthiem has really poor suction and just does not seem to get the job done, I am really disappointed and when I said something to Godfrey’s where I brought it from all they could say was they had no other complaints about it and would I like to buy the powerhead as it might fix the problem which was another $250 on top of what I had already paid. I would not recommend this machine.

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