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This Sebo upright vacuum cleaner was purchased because I was looking for an efficient easy to use cleaner that was good on carpets and that I could also use on the stairs and upholstery.
The Sebo was recommended to me by the staff in the department store as being suitable for use in a household where some of the family have asthma. The cleaner has special filters that are more effective than standard and also has paper bag that is easy to change without the dust that it has collected becoming airborne in the trip to the dustbin. Emptying my previous bag less cylinder cleaner had left me covered in dust and often wheezing.
This upright cleaner is so much easier to use than a cylinder cleaner, the only comparison I can make is it is like the difference between dragging a suitcase or using a wheeled case to take your luggage; as you end up cleaning the carpets more often than going on holiday I soon wondered why I had ever struggled with a cylinder cleaner in the past.
The cord is long enough for me to be able to vacuum two adjoining rooms without unplugging it. It costs more to use paper bags than using a bag less but I think it is worth it, anyway the bags last for ages. I've never had any problems with the belt coming off which can happen with some upright cleaners and the only maintenance I've ever done is to put in a new bag and change the filters. Although occasionally I've had to cut wool or string of the bit that rotates with the brushes on it (this is due to my carelessness) and it never damaged the machine.
The tools are 'on board' i.e. clip at the back of the cleaner a nozzle for crevices and an 'upholstery brush head' there is a tube which these fit to for jobs that an upright technique is not suitable for.
It was a plus for me that it is neutral in colour grey/ creamy-beige as I have no cupboard to hide it in and did not want a bright coloured cleaner.
This cleaner is so reliable and efficient that I would certainly purchase this make again although repairs and spares are available for Sebo cleaners if it should it ever go wrong. It cost a bit more than the cheapie types to purchase but it was definitely worth it.