Sunday, November 4, 2007

Disappointing Dyson

I can't even believe I'm saying this because I love my Dyson.

I love my Dyson.

But we had an accident today and I realized my baby, my precious Dyson, wasn't adequately doing it's job.

The accident is pretty sick to describe so let's just say that it involved a dog that stole too much Halloween candy combined with this same dog accidentally getting locked into J's bedroom.

Yes, that. Gross.

I've been wanting one for awhile, so this morning, I bought myself a Bissell rug shampooer. It set me back $300 and it took me 80 minutes to put the damn thing together, but oh man, it was worth it.

It works amazingly well. Scrub, scrub, scrub. Suck, suck, suck and the next thing I know, the carpet is smelling and looking gorgeously clean. But the water contained inside that machine, oh my stars, gag reflex starting, it was disgusting. And we're not just talking about the uhm, dog's contribution. We're talking that water was filthy. Solid black. Plus, it contained a ton of dog hair, carpet fuzz, and who knows what else.

Why wasn't my Dyson picking this stuff up? or at least most of it? I had just vacuumed yesterday. Yet this black stuff, this fuzz, and hair, this was all sitting in my carpets?

Dyson, sweet Dyson, why have you let me down like this?



Marie said...

Shocking! Maybe you should forward this to the good folks at Dyson. Maybe they'll send you a new one!

WorksForMom said...

OH THE HORROR. I love (LOVE) my Dyson too. It's funny you should post this, just last week I said to my husband that I didn't think it (my dyson) was sucking up like it used to.

Oh that mess sounds awful - and I can relate! :)

Family Adventure said...

Ooooh...not fun. At all. Have no experience with a Dyson, so can't help you there, but yeah for the new Bissell??

And aren't we glad Halloween candy is coming to an end!

Heidi :)

Mrs. G. said...

I love my still sucks great, have you given it a thorough cleaning lately?

Jen M. said...

Noooo. Your Dyson is better than mine. So this does not bode well for me.

Lisa said...

No! Say it isn't so! I love my Dyson too. And that's making me wonder if mine has been leaving gunk behind too.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh dear! That is distressing since I too love my Dyson. I hope they send you a shiny new one in apology.

Grace said...

Ewwww, that sure was disgusting. I suddenly just remembered my cleaning experience, it was so pungent and disgusting, I almost barfed at the recently-cleaned carpet. So the next time I had that same dilemma, I just called for the guys at carpet cleaning (Portland, Oregon located) to clean the carpets and lessen the chance of me barfing.

With good service, I usually recommend those guys who does my carpet cleaning (Salem-based) to my friends who faces the same problems as I do.