I was wondering if I could get some help from you all in deciding on a secondary vacuum for my home? My 4 month old house is about 4,000 sq. ft without the unfinished basement so there is a LOT of floor to clean! My main level is all hardwood floors and wool area rugs with the exception of my family room which has a frieze carpet. I also have a dog who sheds and loves nothing more than to climb up on every sofa when we're not home and leave evidence behind. It's a good thing she's cute!
My main vacuum is a Dirt Devil 990 Pro Series central vacuum system with the Wessel Werk Edge Power nozzle. It does an AMAZING job deep cleaning the rugs...if you hold the hose up to your ear you can hear all sorts of crap going through it. However, when I just want to clean the sofa, family room rug, and kitchen...it's a bit overkill to get the vac hose from the garage, clean, switch outlets twice(not the best placements done by builder), and wind hose back up to put away.
So, I've been using my Miele Twist upright in between weekly cleanings to keep things spruced up. The Miele has great suction but I don't think it does the best job grooming the rugs despite the kuddos from Consumer Reports and my excellent previous experiences with Miele vacs. It's also fairly heavy and requires expensive bag/filter replacements. With that said, I'm thinking about selling it if I can find a suitable replacement that would
-deep clean rugs well and have a brushroll shut off to do a quick clean of bare floors
- have an on-board hose to clean dog hair off the furniture
- inexpensive bag replacement or bagless with filters I can clean myself
- if possible - no disgusting dog odors when cleaning
- prefer to keep it under $300
I know, this has been quite the list of requirements but I figured this is a good place to get advice. Thanks in advance!