Here I sit.... I've had an enviable education, was once an aspiring stockbroker, have a 1st class hons degree in Fine Art, and I've even exhibited work at London's prestigious ICA......but (give me strength) I now find myself enthusing about a bloody vacuum cleaner; whatever next!
We've just bought this new-fangled 'cordless' vacuum cleaner. It charges-up via a tiny phone-style-charger, then has a running time of about 30 mins; plenty for a small house like ours (half an hour's cleaning per season is enough for anyone).
No nasty wires follow you about, no long hose pipe, and no lumpy dust container to pull behind you. It's very practical, very manoeuvrable, and one gets around very quickly.
It has a rotating brush at the business end, which we thought would be perfect for dog hairs; especially on the carpet. My only concern was that hair would clog-up the brushes. In fact they do no such thing, and everything passes directly into the small dust collector, that (I think) needs to be emptied after each use.
I've only used it a couple of times, for about 10 mins each time, and the dust container was almost full. This could be a sign of either a very dirty house, or a very efficient machine; or even a bit of both. Anyway it works well. and the triangular bottom bit means it can get into those 'difficult corners' (that's what the salesman insisted on telling me).
p.s. Of course, as usual it came in bloody bits and had to be assembled, but that took just 2 mins. It's made by Rowenta who are German; had it been Chinese it would probably have taken me all day.