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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.

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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!"

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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



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