Lindhaus Valzer or Sebo Felix
My ongoing search for the perfect non-canister vacuum continues....
After spending multiple hours in multiple vacuum stores...looking high and low at backpack vacuums, hip packs and uprights for the perfect vacuum that will perform well for a 4,000 sq. ft. home with primarily wood and tile floors, except for two sets of carpeted stairs and area rugs, I think I am honing in on some options - not perfect, but better than the old ball and chain canister. (I hate, make that, ABSOLUTELY hate dragging a canister around, so I have been looking for the best alternative after canisters.)
Three options are at the top of my radar, and I'd love to hear opinions on any or all.
Lindhaus Valzer - two motor concept which switches off the roller brush for hardwood floors, light weight, lays flat, actual head can change from a power type nozzle to to hardwood floor brush pretty simply if you prefer that head. Although the power head was quite impressive on hardwood floors, too. It also has the ability to attach hose and attachments. Reminds me alot of my old Oreck, but I think much more powerful (true?) and definitely more versatile. Around $629.
Sebo - Alot of the same features of the Lindhaus, but it is much more tippy. Seems as though you might find it tipping over while using the attachments to say vacuum sofa cushions. It's also quite handle heavy, but I do like the swivel head action compared to the Linhaus.Around $599.
Euroclean / Nilfisk Hip pack -
Comes with power nozzle for carpet and all other 1 1/4" common hose/attachments. Actually pretty comfortable, which surprised me! $200 for a used unit with a power nozzle head and multiple attachments and bags. I have this one at home to see if I end up banging into furniture now instead of woodwork!
What to do????? Would appreciate everyone's input.