Lifestyle

Mums say this $89 vacuum is 'better than a Dyson'

A GOOD vacuum really sucks - and to find one that adequately picks up the trail of disaster (aka crumbs and dirt) left behind by your kids can be a long, expensive mission.

It's not uncommon to fork out $1000 for a vacuum with good suction - and the brand often thrown around as the holy grail of this humble household appliance is Dyson.

However, savvy mums believe they may have found the next best thing - if not the best thing - at their local Kmarts.

And it sells for just $89.

From raising posh kids to telling white lies, we discuss the week's most controversial parenting news.

It's the 1200W Upright Vacuum - and if the 'dirt pics' being uploaded to Facebook are anything to go off, it appears to be revolutionising the definition of "clean".

"For those who know me I'm a clean freak and vac twice a day with my Dyson stick and then once a week with the upright Dyson," one mum shared in an online mums group.

"The carpets always look clean, but I vacuumed yesterday with the upright Dyson then I did it straight after with the new Kmart Vac … OMG I felt horrified but so satisfied all at the same time!"

Facebook

Another mum shared that she had broken her $2000 vacuum, and had bought the Kmart one to use until she got it fixed - and she may never switch back after the thorough clean her carpets got.

She uploaded the photo below, sharing, "Brought the Kmart vacuum I've seen everyone love on! Fair to say i was shocked and grossed out after i used it today!"

It's fast gathering a cult online following - and even a mother with a cleaning business is thinking of "upgrading" to a Kmart vacuum … which leads us to question, "What's the catch?"

Looking over the comments, some people have pointed out that the vacuum's cord should be longer and that it can be a bit heavy to manoeuvre - but for $89 everyone seems happy to overlook these "problems" for its carpet purging capabilities.

We'll add this to the ever-growing list of reasons we love Kmart.

This article originally appeared on Kidspot and has been republished here with permission.

News Corp Australia

Topics:  cleaning dyson editors picks kmart vacuum cleaner



PHOTO GALLERY: Splendour Day 2 in over 80 photos

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Splendour in the Grass 2017 at the main stage on Day 2.

Dune Rats arrive to a killer set on motorbikes, and more.

INSIDE SCOOP: Which celebrities surprised us at Splendour

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

OPINION: Splendour reached peak glitter

Courtney Smoulden and Dylan Barker sporting some of the extensive glitter available at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

2017 is, officially, the year of Splendour in the Glitter

Local Partners

Twitter explodes over Stranger Things season two

IT’S been an agonisingly long wait but finally, the people behind the hugely popular Netflix series Stranger Things have given us a proper look at season two.

Warner Bros. confirms a number of confusing sequels

Wonder Woman is getting a sequel.

There's some very good news for Wonder Woman fans

New Thor: Ragnarok trailer is everything you could want

Thor and his brother Loki seem to be on the same side.

Another Thor trailer has landed, and it's hot

Check out the 22 women who'll chase the next Bachelor

Meet the women vying for Matty J's heart on The Bachelor.

The 22 women of the Bachelor have been revealed

'What gig?' Drummer left out of Powderfinger reunion

Former Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill works as a presenter and journalist for ABC Sunshine Coast.

Former drummer learns of reunion gig after the fact

FINAL PHONE CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about their mum, Princess Diana, in a new documentary. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

Two princes regret rushing the last phonecall with their mother

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

Karl poses for Stellar’s July 23 issue. Picture: Steven Chee Source:Stellar Magazine

Stefanovic on his marriage breakdown, new girlfriend

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'