Recommendations: canister vacuum cleaner.
My 5year old Hoover WindTunnel upright bit the dust this morning. I never really liked it any way.
I would prefer a canister so I can get under furniture easier. With the old one, I had to use a dust mop to get the stuff out first then vacuum it up. Plus a canister would be easier to move and more light weight. My old one weighed a ton and was awkward and bulky. Due to my recent problem, I think lightweight would be best.
I have all hardwood or tile floors with some small area rugs so would like a vacuum for all surfaces. Not too expensive either. I looked at Miele but they are out of my range. I have read reviews on Amazon all morning till my eyes feel dry and my head is spinning. Too many to choose from out there. I trust the recommendations I would receive from this forum over other reviewers.