Electrolux! Kirby! OMG....When I was 17 I ended up meeting a guy I started dating and his team. They were all part of a van crew that sold Kirby's door to door. Their paychecks sucked more then a Kirby did..lol
Some 20 yrs later I date yet another Kirby person, but he owned a franchise and believed in the product. He sucked...lol
Electrolux and "Filter Queen" were 4 letter words
Now IMHO...if your going to buy a vacuum like the others noted above....Filter queen is the utmost best vacuum I have ever used. I used to do side work cleaning a friends house that had long coated and dog sat and took another GSD home. His place during summer looked like a cotton field. Until I cleaned it up.
Carpet, hardwood using edger, power beater bar, floor attachment...sucked fur in from a foot away, It would fill the tank and keep on going til fur was so compressed in the tank you would think it was insulation..
It is cumbersome (shaped like drum, like shop vac)...but no tiny vessels you have to empty every five mins, there is cone shaped filter you have to change, but no taking apart pieces to wash hepa filters and unclog this or that.
May have to cut hair out of beater bar
That aside. Loved my Bissel til it died, had a eureka, didn't like. Have a Hoover canister - heap this or that now. Terrible ($300). Won't pick up a fluff of hair until practically touching it on floors. Works below fair on carpet.
If I ever come across a used filter queen, I'm grabbing it!
Stay away from Kirby salesmen