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Honda Odyssey’s Built-In Vacuum Works Surprisingly Well, Costs A Lot

Maybe you’ve seen the commercials for the new Honda Odyssey minivan that tout its new on-board vacuum cleaner. Sure, you could haul out a Shop-Vac periodically to clean out your car, but what what if you could suck up those Cheerios right after your toddler drops them, no matter where you are? The new Odyssey offers a canister vacuum wired right into the vehicle so you can do just that. [More]

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I’m Stuck Without A Vacuum When My Dyson Gets Sucked Into A Black Hole

Dyson vacuum cleaners have so much cachet that they’re a hot item with shoplifters. Reader Peter isn’t so thrilled with his Dyson, though. He was somehow under the impression that spending $400 on a device with a famously good warranty meant that getting his vacuum fixed or replaced would be a swift and simple process. It was not, but to be fair: the problems weren’t entirely Dyson’s fault. [More]

Putting Vacuum Cleaners To The Cat Hair Test

Putting Vacuum Cleaners To The Cat Hair Test

Among the seven different tests that our science-minded sibling publication Consumer Reports used for its most recent vacuum ratings, the one that seems to get the most attention is the fur test. Steven Colbert once accused CR — jokingly, we hope — of killing cats and tearing their fur off. Fortunately for everyone involved, that’s not how it works. [More]

Email Dyson's CEO

Email Dyson's CEO

Should you ever have cause to complain about the greatest vacuum cleaner in the world, this is James Dyson’s email address:

Consumer Reports: Kenmore Vacuum Sucks In A Good Way, Dirt Devil Just Sucks

Consumer Reports: Kenmore Vacuum Sucks In A Good Way, Dirt Devil Just Sucks

Consumer Reports’ vacuum cleaner test results are in and there’s bad news for Dirt Devil. Their pretty “Kone” vacuum poses a safety risk.

Kenmore Beats Dyson In Consumer Reports Upright Vacuum Test

Kenmore Beats Dyson In Consumer Reports Upright Vacuum Test

Dyson is not the Excalibur of upright vacuums, it’s the Kenmore Progressive with Direct Drive 35922, according to survey and test results released in the latest issue of Consumer Reports.

Dyson Sends You A New Vacuum Because You Broke Yours

Dyson Sends You A New Vacuum Because You Broke Yours

Reader Daniel is overjoyed. He broke his Dyson vacuum and when he called to see if he could buy a replacement part, he found that it was too expensive because you have to buy one whole half of the vacuum. So he said, “No Thanks.”

Bed, Bath and Beyond Will Let You Return, Like, Anything

Bed, Bath and Beyond Will Let You Return, Like, Anything

Reader John bought a Eureka vacuum cleaner from Bed Bath and Beyond in March. When the vacuum stopped working in August, John called Eureka. They asked that he get the vacuum repaired himself. John took said appliance to a local Brooklyn hole-in-the-wall repair place where it was “repaired” and by “repaired” we mean “stored for several days and returned.” From John’s email:

A Fusion of Form and Dysfunction

A Fusion of Form and Dysfunction

Jeff at LDOPA.net bought a new bagless Hoover Fusion vacuum and gave it a little test drive.