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Miele Cat and Dog Will Last You For Decades!
Miele Cat and Dog
Member Name: Machair1
Miele Cat and Dog
Advantages: Very Long Lived! Probably Still Have in 2028!
Disadvantages: Heavy and Not Suitable For House With Very Long Haired Pets Unless Owner Technical
First of all let me put you in the picture! I have brought up 2 daughters with long hair, I have long hair, I also have 3 Persian Cats and a Shih Tzu dog! So for me this has been the cleaner of choice for many years! I recently bought a new one because I took the other one to a holiday home where it is still working fine!
So I am not going to go into all the details and specifications which I think you may already know from websites but more to concentrate on how it actually is living with this machine day in day out! To understand this you need to know the machine comes with two brushes one for hard floors and one for carpets. It also has little tools for corners and things as well.
Now I have an excessive amount of hairs being dropped each day by what lives here, but you may have a short coated cat or dog. I would say that if you have a set up like mine think carefully. The machine has one problem. The attachment which is provided for carpets has a revolving brush which becomes tangled with hairs in a few days. Yes you have to snip them with scissors to release them but it gets worse. Eventually after a couple of weeks you are forced to take the brush apart to clean it. I have a technical husband so he used to do it for me each Saturday as the screws were everywhere and putting it back together was a jigsaw for adults not toddlers! I used to say to him if he died I'd have a get a repair man to move in! After many times of doing this that brush lies in peace under the stairs and we just use the brush for wooden floors which doesn't clog up.
Not really why we bought the machine but I think it just can't cope with the volume of hair produced by myself and the Persians. We are also in the process of replacing carpets with hard floors -much easier to clean if you have long haired family members!
The old one in the holiday cottage works fine but it's a pet free zone.
If you have a mind to buy one for an elderly relative-think twice -it is very very heavy and quite dangerous to carry up stairs.
Having said all this I have yet to hear of any cleaner which can cope with more than average pet hairs.
It is a very robust machine and it lasts for ever. Yes you have to replace parts but these are easily available over the net.
Buy the bags from Jersey -lots of companies do them and you can get them online must cheaper.
In conclusion I would say if you have an average amount of hair being dropped it should cope very well but it will struggle to cope with anything more than this if you use the recommended brush.
Miele are a superb make, my mum buys their washing machines and they go for 20 years.The same is true for these cleaners it's just be careful about asking yourself how many animals/long haired family members have you really got? Also how many carpets as opposed to wooden or laminate floors have you got?- if you have all of these hard floors it is excellent. You don't need the revolving brush anyway except maybe for the stairs if you have carpet there.
Hope this has helped.I think its a great machine in the right situation.
Summary: A Very Robust Cleaner But Needs Careful Thought Before Purchase.
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