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Sep 12, 2011 09:16 AM

Kitchen Vac that doesn't blow air [moved from Not About Food]

I can't find a vacuum that just doesn't blow air back into the room or onto the floor in front of the vacuum.

Blowing air in front of the vacuum, of course, only blows dirt in front of the vacuum that hasn't been vacuumed yet. I can't run that fast. :-))

Does anyone own a vacuum that they really like for kitchen floors?

I've been using swiffers, but there are some times I'd just love to use a vacuum to get into the nooks and crannies and corners.

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    1. re: cutipie721

      Yes, I've had those in the past, and I can't recall where the air blows out.

    2. The only kind of vacuum that doesn't blow air back into the room is a whole house central vac where the blower unit is out in the garage and you just plug the hose into the wall outlet nearest you. When you create a vacuum in a chamber, the air has to go somewhere.

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      1. re: acgold7

        When we moved into this house many years ago, that was my aim. I called several contractors; none said it could be done in our house.

        I suppose the best way is have one installed inside a new house.

        1. re: Rella

          Or during a major remodel when it's basically stripped down to the studs, as we did.

          Probably not worth the money if you have to start ripping out walls. Although for some people with major health issues, who must evacuate all dust and allergens to the outside, it can be worth it.

      2. I second the a canister vacuum. I have an Electroluxe canister that is about 25 years old and it's the only thing I use on hardwoods and tile. As a vacuum junkie---I have the whole house vacuum (can't stand it), a Bissell Healty Home (love it for carpet only) and then the Dyson. The uprights just don't cut it on hard surfaces.

        1. You could blow for a WAP shop vac (or some of the other premium shop vacs) that blows exhaust air up. An all house built in would be best, but pricey- how about any kind of vac with enough extra hose to leave it in another room?

          1. Have you ever seen a Rainbow vac demonstrated? It does blow air out but it's clean air as all the pollutants have fallen into the water reservoir. There are some videos of it on You Tube.

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            1. re: pdxgastro

              Thank you. I've known a few people who have owned them.