Gunzee: Right when I left college my job was selling Kirby's. I remember this test
we used to do, remove the bag and put a black cloth there held with a
rubber band. Then spread salt on the customers carpet. We'd use their
cleaner and tell them 90% of the salt is still there, it might look clean
but it's not. Then with one pass (the customer could do many passes with
their machine) using the Kirby it would get all the salt. One lady had
bought a brand new vax, she'd just used it once for our test. I helped her
pack it up so she could return it.
Another test we would do was using the cloth again vacuum the foot section
of the bed. The amount of dead skin it would collect was crazy. Doing that
on a child's bed or better yet on a cot usually resulted in a sale.
The Kirby's were great, brilliant build and excellent performance. I'm
currently looking to get one but have no idea what to go for. Any
suggestion on which one to get?
Ps. Nice clip, I like how the shark really massaged the carpet. The brush
and suction were visible on the return pass.
iri1shman86: For what Dyson wants for one of their vacuums you mine as well spend
another $400 and buy a Kirby. It also doubles as a carpet shampoo'er which
if you think about it it's worth it. The shark is good too and doesn't cost
nearly as much as the Dyson or Kirby but the Kirby also comes with a
lifetime warranty. If you think about it you'd probably save money buying a
JDozaJr: Notice how fast he went with the Kirby and it still picked it all up. I
paid $1200 for my Sentria II and that was with the Shampoo/deodorizer, and
every attachment known to man. Along with the most powerful motor, being
made in the USA and Hepa filtration you can't beat it.
Reggie Kendrick: I just used my Kirby Sentria to shampoo my living room rug today. It did
an excellent job so I'll never have a need for professional carpet cleaning
unless I sell my house and want them to do the post cleanup. As far as
vacuuming, I have the same opinion... the Kirby is excellent. It's made in
USA, it's not plastic junk and I know it'll be around for years to come.
tknier88: Kirby.... Heavy duty, I have my old beast of a vacuum and it runs like a
champ... Plus if it breaks down I can order parts and do the labor myself.
My wife doesn't like the weight but it is what it is...
Jordan Moza: Dyson vacuums are ok
MaxxFordham: +caramelchaos Oh, well that's true, Kirbys do have that much going for
JustinHuman: Having sold Kirby Vacuums for a short time and owned one for a very long
time, I must say they are, without a doubt, the best performing and most
reliable vacuums on the market. They are worth the money, but I would still
try to pick up a well kept used one for the sake of being frugal. That all
being said, they are HEAVY. Self propelled, yes, but that doesn't help with
stairs and moving it while unplugged. I recently bought a Shark Navigator
Plus, and so far I am very impressed. At $120.00 and sporting a 5 year
limited warranty, I'm thinking this will be my everyday use vac for quite
Jordan Moza: The shark and Kirby did not leave any thing on the floor but the dyson left
6 pieces of paper
scott owen: KIRBY ALL THE WAY
MaxxFordham: Oh, I like the sort of "crisp" way you divided the usual phrase "back and
forth" with "and one pass..."! :-)
Jim Walker: I paid $100 for a G6 that will still pick that carpet up off the floor when
the front it raised. It will also clean up very well after a Rainbow or
rommell83: Kirby is without a doubt a good vacuum cleaner, but at about $2,000 they
should clean your house without any help!
Ryan Logan: @thet0ddfather the Kirby is self propelled practically pushes itself.
soundgarten707: Kirby G3-puts those other junk foreign models to shame. My last Kirby is
just to heavy for me to push. Handed down 2 generations and still kicks ass
Seth Brewer: i thought Dyson has twice the suction than any other vacuum right
welshwizard822: some people are so negative, Kirby been around a long time, that speaks for
itself. Our Dyson 07 is and almost always has been poor pickup. New motor a
couple years ago which helped but too many seals to fail.
Chris Hendersen: Kirbys are an expensive sweeper but I will always stick behind them . Other
do complain about the weight but when using them they do have a speed or
control that does the work for you .. I have had a Kirby growing up and
then have had a new one only once. They are just like anything else . If
you take care of it and have it tuned up once or twice every 5 yrs and that
will last you 30 yrs . Yes if you can get a new one for under $1,500 then
think about it I think that Kirby is the best .. I do have other sweepers
for other things but the Kirby is the one that I would count as my best
.... I think others don't like them because how they are pushed onto people
. But once you have it . You really like ...
keemakafuunyboy: The kirby is the crap! Idk why it's not sold in stores
caramelchaos: Kirby isn't just a vacuum. When you buy the cleaning system you get a
vacuum, shampooer, sweeper, floor buffer, air compressor, upholstery
cleaner, spray painter all in one. And that's just some of the things it
vgentry83: @zmanifest @logdog321 Yes the Dyson may be 10 years old but the Kirby is
still older and still kicks the Dyson's butt!!! #Kirby4life!
MrTpengineer: Kirby G3: Made in U.S.A Aircraft aluminum construction 1/2hp or 1/3hp motor
(depending on model) simple to service and use One as it sits at a local
town hall is 60 years old and still works great!
aftab parwaz: dyson dc07 is old now dc28 is better :D
omegasignas .: The generation series weigh 19lbs, but are self driving, so there really
isnt any strain on the user
VacBin: Quite well, Thanks!
THET0DDFATH3R: Keep using that kirby.....tell me how ur back is treatin ya?
Matthew Reese: Nope!
MrTpengineer: If the drive is working then it should be fine, it's made out of aluminum
so dunno why you think it's heavy.
andrew donohue: kirby vacuums are not sold in stores because they would never dumb their
product down to cheap sub $300 levels, now i would never suggest buying one
new at $1,700 the market is flooded with these machines anywhere from
$50-$600. $50 will buy an old vintage machine that you can fix up cheap and
$600 would buy an almost new machine. i have a kirby heritage my mom bought
for $100 15 years ago; some cheap maintenance and its still going strong
today, it is 30+ years old as old as the owner lol
FeeLtheHertZ: Kirby's' made in the U.S Dysons Made in Malaysia Shark is probably China
Joseph Perrone: I have a Shark lift away and it is by far the best vac,look at this vid and
how he was able to move so much faster with the shark and still pic
JeffTheLoser: Kirby wins all the way hands down if you want to save yourself from having
to replace your carpet over time.
J.R. Woodz: You shop to buy things that work not for a vaccum that sweeps dirt around
on the carpet.
dustin stroh: dyson sucks KIRBY ROCK OUR WROLD
VacBin: @Parwaz786 I totally agree with you but due to the fact I don't want to buy
a DC28 when my kirby will do better any day I cannot test it unless someone
loans or gives one to me.
Nick Tech Talk: And yes it is the crap
Bill Tracy: You obviously have never used a modern Kirby. They actually have a
motorized assisted movement that makes it a breeze to push back and forth.
Eric Cartman: where im from they have two stores you can buy kirby from but u'll have to
pay more. and kirby is way better
jorge hernandez: I have a 1965 Kirby Dual Sanitronics that I tore down and rebuilt. I had
the armature and the field coil rewound with a higher grade copper and I
can honestly say that my Kirby just kicks ass!!!
Nick Tech Talk: Because they are expensive but watch my video on my versus with kirby and
dyson and you will see
zmanifest: Well it may sound gay to you, but it's a nice sound to me!
Missy Bryk: KIRBY rules!!!!! it sucks the dirt from the carpet not just the top like
Daconthocon78: kirby is the most expensive on earth and there arestill kirbies that are
over 20 years old.
matthew hilker: The Kirby is made in the USA they are made in Ohio I have been to the plant
09809709879876678698A: You can pick up a retail $1,700 Kirby on ebay all day for $300 for a couple
year old one or much lower for a vintage, they last forever either way.
hulkhatepunybanner: All of them?
David Sweet: Kirby won! shark and dyson lost. There can only be one winner.
hulkhatepunybanner: Where is each of them made? USA, China?