Simplicity Verve or back to Miele?
We're playing musical vacuum cleaners. We recently moved into a new home where we have lots of hardwood and area rugs. We're using our old Sebo upstairs on the frieze we installed in the bedrooms, but need something for the first floor.
First, DH came home with the Miele Antares. I've never used canisters, but I really liked this one. However, it just didn't seem powerful enough on the rugs. We have a Lab that sheds a full coat daily, and an 11-month old daughter who is crawling all over the house. So, the ability to pick up pet hair is crucial in whatever we get.
Next, DH traded the Antares for the Simplicity Verve. It's only slightly more expensive than the Miele, but I think the design is much less desirable. I'm finding that it cleans really well (I only found one dog hair on DD this morning!), but it's bulky and cumbersome. Oh, and heavy! Much heavier than the Miele.
Soooooo, do we need to go back and upgrade again? I don't think DH really wants to spend another $3-500 on a higher-end Miele, although I would be willing to if I knew it would clean as well as the Simplicity Verve.
Or, do we just stick with the Verve and bulk up?