After doing lot of research based on merits of cleaner, i decided 3 vacuum cleaners
1) Dyson DC 28
2) Dyson DC 33
3) Hoover platinum bagless upright vacuum I did look at all 3 in stores. DC 28 is expensive and felt it does a good job. I do not want to spend 480$ for a vacuum cleaner. Next is Dyson DC33. This costs around 320$ at walmart. It has got decent reviews. Good suction power, nice attachments and 5 year warranty. Hoover platinum costs 240$ and it has few extra features than DC 33 such as dirtfinder, LED, carpet height adjustment. Suction power is 220 Air Watts and this is slightly less than DC 33 which is 240 Air watts. I think this is OK. What I liked about hoover is it has got carpet height adjustments that is not available in DC33 and available in DC28 which is crazy expensive. Though Hoover platinum weighs more than DC33, it is self-propelled. So I don't feel like pushing much. It is a breeze to do vacuum. So weight should not matter much unless you want to carry often in stairs. Hoover Platinum is put to work. WOW!.. This vacuum does what it claims. It suction all kinds of micro and macro dust, particles and what not. I can feel that my house is lot more clean. Everytime i vacuum, i can't believe my house had so much dirt and now not anymore. HEPA filter is a blessing. You feel and smell clean air after vacuuming. Pros
1) Great suction power + Self-propelled
2) Nice features (Carpet adjustment - This is a great feature, LED & DirtFinder)
3) Washable filter
4) Power cord length (40ft length)
5) 6 year warranty
6) Price (80$ less than DC 33 and half the price of DC 28) Cons
1) HEPA filter is not washable. You just need to tap the dirt out and reuse it for lifetime. When hoover says it is lifetime, i believe it is for 6 years.
HEPA filters in Dyson DC 33 & DC 28 are washable. However the price of HEPA filter is 15USD. Say if i replace every 2 year, i still use 3 filters for 6 year period and spend 60$, it still costs less than DC33. I think this should help your decision. I can certainly tell you that you will not get disappointed. I'm happy and wish you will also be, if you have this one. Do not look elsewhere just buy from walmart.com for best price and no hassle return policy
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