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Monday, April 14, 2014

My new glasses - single vision so I can see the ground well, Transitions for shades, and wrapped at the temples for unobstructed view - are great EXCEPT they fog up. This morning I ran over 6 miles in my neighborhood. I loosened up the strap to get more air around, but that only helped a little. I had some anti-static, anti-fog cleaner and that helped a little, but it might be old and out of date. Anyone have a suggestion on an anti-fogger for my running glasses? I do really feel much less likely to fall with good vision of the ground.

While I'm asking for recommendations, on a totally different subject, does anyone have a recommendation for a good vacuum cleaner? I've been reading reviews online, but haven't come to any conclusion. My new carpet is just 2 weeks old and I want to keep it looking new for as long as possible.

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    I love my Dyson Animal Vacuum. We have two shedding dogs and I vacuum everyday. This vacuum, works great, easy to empty, clean, wash etc. I have hardwoods and Berber carpets and dozens of throw rugs and to switch settings on the vacuum all you have to do is push a button as opposed to changing heads!
    1495 days ago
    My Miele cat and dog is the suckiest vac cleaner I ever had.
    1496 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Marsha, I'm late but Dyson is the best but I am a vacuum freak...and I have 5 different ones I use for each thing. I love the Oreck small one for easy jobs and it is SO light to use! If you can, try them out at the stores....some are so bulky....but if you can spend the money the Dyson will not disappoint!

    And I don't know if it really helps all that much but I also have Crizal lenses like someone else said. I don't run so can't tell you and my glasses are about 8 months old and they already have a "newer and better" Crizal now!

    1497 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2014 5:58:53 PM
    Never had my glasses fog up, that must have been annoying.
    We have a Hoover Windtunnel and are happy with it.
    1499 days ago
    We have a Rainbow vacuum. It uses water in a canister to filter the air. Kind of a pain but it works real well. I haven't worn glasses in years (lasik surgery) but I can imagine it's a pain to deal with. Good luck with finding something else for the fogged up glasses.
    1499 days ago
    Wish I could help but looks to me like you've got a lot of great advice here!!
    1499 days ago
    Dyson fan, here, too.

    Sorry, no anti-fog advice!
    1499 days ago
    We have a Dyson and it is great for carpets. It is a little awkward to use under cabinets and the other tools are not convenient but ours is the first model out so the newer ones may be better.

    I would have suggested you loosen the strap which you already did so no help there.
    1499 days ago
    I cannot comment on the vacuum as my Eureka Upright with bags is over 20 years old and still going strong. I just have trouble finding bags now. Eventually that will force me to buy a new one.

    If you google "how to make glasses anti-fog" there are recipes on the internet involving using white vinegar and water, wiping it on the lenses and letting it dry. I am surprised they didn't offer you Crizal lenses to avoid that problem.
    1499 days ago
    Sorry, I can't help. My glasses don't get fogged over very often and the vacuum we have is pretty crappy. Looks like Catherine has good info for you, though.
    1499 days ago
    I looked at Consumer Reports. For carpets, Hoover Windtunnel is highest rated (several models). Kenmore is also highly rated, but not as high for carpets as the Hoover (very good vs excellent in that one category). However, the Kenmores are rated a little higher for pet hair. Highest rated is Hoover Windtunnel Anniversary Edition. The Hoover WindTunnel Max is a "best buy." The Kenmore Progressive is a "best buy."

    I have a Hoover Windtunnel which I like. It is not new by any means, but still does great on my carpets. On floors, I prefer a canister vac. Mine is a Eureka -- extremely ancient. If I were buy a canister vac now, I'd probably go with Kenmore based on the CR recommendations.

    Miele vacs were 2nd and 4th on the list -- but twice (#2) and three times (#4) the price of the Hoover or the Kenmore.
    1499 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/14/2014 4:00:38 PM
    geez, can't help you on either...sorry. I don't own a vacuum as we have tile floors.
    but have a good evening.
    1499 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Mom and I both have a Meile that we love. Hepa filter and quiet running, you know it cleans well when inside the canister is not full of dust like a lot of vacuums. High quality German engineering..
    I used to play paintball and had a horrible time fogging up my glasses behind the goggles until a teammate had me try some anti fogger he got from a dive shop. Don't remember what it was called, but that is the place to go. Worked very well.
    1499 days ago
    I am always buying vacuums, and never happy emoticon

    A good anti-fog technique we used to use for swim goggles and diving masks, and I am not sure the same applies on dry land, is to rub a bit of spit on the lense. I would try it since I always do this in water, but not sure you would do the same.

    1499 days ago
    We have a Dyson and love it! They have a newer one that has a ball for easier cornering. I wish we could afford to upgrade to that model. We have had ours for 11 years and have be totally pleased with it.
    1499 days ago
    1. I don't know. I have to wear contacts (But I appear to sweat a LOT more than you)

    2.The Sanitaire Commercial mighty mite canister. SC3683A
    I had a central vac in my old house (for 20+years) We also had a vacation place that we rented out that I had to clean for renters. I burned through (literally burned them out) several vacuums that were highly rated. This little dickens -and I mean small and very light- has the closest amount of suction to the central vac of any I've ever used. Very powerful suction. It has a shoulder strap so you can carry it upstairs or just carry it. My mom had a Royal and I have used a Kirby at church and this is better. I paid $120 but I think they are a bit more now. 130 or 140.

    That being said, I once bought a Bosch dishwasher on recommendation of my SIL and BIL as the BEST BEST BEST DW ever. It was the WORST and more expensive than I would have ever paid except for them. It was so bad I gave it away.
    So, I really like the vac but you may hate it. Good luck.

    PS my hubs swears by cat crap anti fog. REALLY good luck if you go by his opinion - but you only lose $7
    1499 days ago
    We love our Dyson vacuum. It is the only one we haven't murdered (other vacuums last about a year with two very long haired people living here), most likely because it has an option to just "suck" rather than only "roll" the dirt into the machine (so the hair doesn't get a chance to get all tangled into the machine). I am not sure if all Dysons have the suck-only option, but ours does.

    The only downside is that it is very heavy, and it feels like a workout just using it/getting it in and out of the closet. :-/ I think we got ours in '07, so newer ones may be lighter.
    1499 days ago
    I love my Shark Rotator. I have it since July after going through two other makes in two months. My mom just got a shark and loves it as well.
    1499 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/14/2014 12:18:26 PM
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