Congratulations to our winner, deeandbrook!
My house has been one big hairy mess lately.
I'm shedding my normal amount of curls, but the longer my hair gets, the more of a mess it seems to make. And don't get me started on my two cats and dog, all of whom seems to have decided to purge their winter undercoats simultaneously. Just the other day, I saw a hair tumbleweed the size of a small child float out from under my bed!
To combat the sheddy mess, I've been vacuuming with the Panasonic JetSpin Cyclone Pet-Friendly Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
You may get a chance to try it yourself -- read on for giveaway details.
Panasonic's bright red vacuum, which retails for $249, has a Dirt Sensor display that turns from red to green when the floor is clean; a washable dirt cup; four on-board tools including an Air Turbine Brush to remove pet hair from upholstery; a 12-foot wand and hose for hard-to-reach areas; and HEPA filtration to remove allergens, pollutants, and irritants.
I expected the Dirt Sensor to be a big gimmick, but the infrared beam that monitors dirt particles being sucked into the vacuum from the carpet really was accurate -- it took a while to go from red to green on the high-traffic spots. I also liked the vacuum's EZ Bare Floor feature, which shuts off the vacuum's agitator for a smooth transition from carpet to bare floor without scratching hardwood floors (any more than they already are, that is).
There were a couple of product design issues, including the fact that when using the vacuum, there's no way to keep the cord wound up and out of the way, as well as when using the extension wand, there's no easy way to move the base of the vacuum. And I still cannot figure out where the floor brush is supposed to go when not in use.
Here's your chance to win one and see if you agree. To be entered to win the Panasonic JetSpin Cyclone Pet-Friendly Bagless Upright Vacuum, just leave your answer to the question below in comments:
Has your vacuum been working overtime lately?
Here are the giveaway rules ...
Only your first comment counts as an entry.
One CafeMom who replies to this post with a comment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, July 24, 2010, will be chosen at random to receive a Panasonic JetSpin Cyclone Pet-Friendly Bagless Upright Vacuum (valued at $249).*
*No Purchase Necessary. Starts July 20, 2010 at 1:10 p.m. (ET) and ends July 24, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Open to US residents, 16 years and older, who are CafeMom members. Void where prohibited. Click here for the Official Rules.
Disclosure: I received a Panasonic JetSpin Cyclone Pet-Friendly Bagless Upright Vacuum for review.