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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Rainbow vs. Kirby

I have a Kirby, which I love, but yesterday DH and I had a guy come over and do the Rainbow presentation (our friend wanted the free attachments).

He kept going on and on about how Rainbow is better, Rainbow is better, blah blah blah.

Which do you have and what do you think about it? Are any of you Kirby owners who switched to Rainbow?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 11:30 AM
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I've never owned a Kirby, but I've had a Rainbow for about 5 years now. It does pick up great, but I hate putting it together and pulling the canister around. Now, if they made an upright Rainbow, I'd be all over that. Click here to enlarge
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I have one and I like it. It cleans wonderfully. I love that I can lay it practically flat on the ground and vacuum under anything, a couch, bed, dresser. Places that you can't ever get an upright under. But like AT said, it is heavy and bulky but I do like having it around.
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My SIL has a rainbow, I hate the "dirty" water. Click here to enlarge

I have a Kirby and love it. We have had it for 5 years and I have just found out how to replace the fucking belt. Click here to enlarge
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get the dyson
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Newbie Posting. Get the Dyson! I love it, in fact I actually want to vacuum! Click here to enlarge

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Kirby vs Rainbow

We have had a Rainbow for over 5 years, is does work good, it filters the air to be cleaned, If you do not empty it after each use it will make you puke your asshole out your mouth.

Last night a Kirby guy came by and I really had no interest but I let him do his demo and I am glad did. I vaccumed my living room with the Rainbow first which it pulled what I though was a lot of dirt, then I vaccumed the same room with the Kirby and pulled so much more out that it really blew the Rainbow away as far as a vaccume goes. The weigh about the same both easy to push, Yes the Rainbow can lay flatter than the Kirby but you can always use the attachments which work better than the Rainbow.

So we bought the Kirby and kept the Rainbow just because my wife wanted to keep it to use to filter the air.

Were the Ranibow falls short to the Kirby is the weight needs to be heavier on the floor head and be able to lower closer to the carpet.
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we have a kirby, have had it 5 years now and the only issue I have is that I can't carry it up and down the stairs cause the fucker is so heavy.

We ended up buying a different vacuum for downstairs.

oh Click here to enlarge and because it's self propelled, the kids can vacuum just fine Click here to enlarge
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A Dyson is a good alternative. I think the Kirby's and Rainbow vacuums are great, but quite a lot of money.
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We've had our Kirby for about 5 years too and love it. It is heavy, but you don't notice it pushing it around because of the transmission. It pushes like nothing. Now, it's not good to clear stairs with but aside from that caveat I'm completely and totally impressed with the vacuum. Love. My. Kirby.
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I have a Kirby--didn't really want one, but dh insisted. We got ours off eBay--reconditioned and only about $175 including shipping. Don't get one from the salesman--waaaaaay overpriced. Anyway, I love it now and with the way those things last, I expect to have it the rest of my life.
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Mmmmm, dirty water. Click here to enlarge That's about all Rainbows are good for. There really is no comparison. The Kirby wins hands down, but I agree with Pokey; get one off of Ebay. Kirby's cost is roughly $300.00. Everything else is profit for them.
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My mom had her Kirby for about 10 years before she traded with my aunt, just b/c she has back problems and it was too heavy for her. My aunt still has it, so that would make it about 20 yrs old now. That thing has held up well.
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Rainbow vs. Kirby
They both suck. Especially the prices.

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Is the dyson really worth the money? I keep hearing people say to get it but don't hear much more about it. Has anyone had bad experiences with it?

My vacuum keeps breaking from the dog hair and monster dust bunnies and I'm about fed up. My two big worries with teh dyson are 1) the cost and 2) that it is too heavy to manuver on the stairs.
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I love my dyson...........hell my dh loves to vacuum with this one.
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Smile If you don't have a Kirby, you are a dirt hoarder...

I feel bad for you pathetic human beings who value money, more than the cleanliness of your home. OMGAWD THE PRICE, OMGAWD THE PRICE!!! Please shut the f*** up with the excuses to why you can't afford a low monthly payment with Kirby (Made in U.S.A.). Kirby picks up 95-97% percent of the dirt off your floors, carpets, mattresses, etc. What does you vacuum pick up? 45-50%? I believe that includes the Rainbow as well... (Made in China)? Why would you have to turn on a vacuum to filter the air in your house? Why would you purchase JUST a canister vacuum? The Kirby is an upright, canister, straight suction, and hand portable vacuum. You all are f***ing dirty ass people, especially those who watch the Kirby demo and then believe that your own vacuum does a better job. You are naive and grumps in denial. How pathetic of you all to believe that your Dyson, Rainbow, Dirt Devil, Eureka, Bissel, KENMORE ROFL, LMFAO... does a better job. Just because of a TV commercial and the popularity of a vacuum doesn't make it a great vacuum, dumb asses. Do some research muts. Look up how many bad things were said about these cheap plastic vacuums, that were really meant to clean your carpets. You all are f***ing disgusting mothers who let your kids and husband sleep on dirt, play on dirt and rub there faces on dirt. You are all selfish b*tches. Every single one of you should be erased from mankind because you are all fucking dirty and no one want's to be in a dirty ass infested home. Good luck breathing dust and dirt, hope all of you have lung cancer with your non-Kirby vacuum.
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Well, from your words...you are pretty fracking filthy yourself.
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