Vacuum cleaner advice needed
I know there have been many threads about vacuum cleaners, but I'm looking for some current advice.
DH and I recently purchased a second home, as my husband is working out of town for about four years. We bought a new townhome. Dining, living, bedrooms, stairs are all carpetted. The kitchen, three bathrooms,laundry room, and hallway are either tiled or hardwood.
Based upon a recommendation by consumer reports, I purchased an upright vacuum, and I hate it. It will not vacuum stuff off the hard surfaces, nor does the brush have a disconnect setting. Even with the setting adjusted for bare floors, it picks up sand, etc. and throws it out the back. If I use the hose, the brush keeps spinning and I'm afraid it will eventually scratch the floor.
So, my desire at this point is an upright vacuum that is bagless, and that can have the brush 'turned off' when using the hose and tools. I'm also interested in very user friendly tools with a good long reach. I'd really prefer not to have to use two different vacuums.
What recommendations do you have?