The Rainbow Home Cleaning System!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
If you guys don't know about these, check out <a href="http://www.rainbowsystem.com"; target="_blank">here</a>



I used to sell these. Now I'm looking for a used one on Ebay. You would not believe the freakin' resale value. I am talking about 5-10 year old machines going for 50% of their orginal sale price.



If anyone knows someone who wants to sell a nice one let me know. If you don't know about them, they are a cannister vacuum that filters the dirt through water instead of bags. Believe me when I tell you they are "the ****".



[ 05-29-2002: Message edited by: SDW2001 ]</p>

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  • Reply 1 of 11
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  • Reply 2 of 11
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,271member
    Rainbow? What are these like Kirby Vacuums?
  • Reply 3 of 11
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    We used to have one when i was a kid. If I remember correctly they worked OK but they were not better than a good electrolux. No where near a Kirby either. They look like a brown R2-D2 on caster wheels and a handle on top. The water swirls around when it's on and you can see it from the bottom portion of the canister. Don't use it to suck up sand or anything heavy like that though.





  • Reply 4 of 11
    finboyfinboy Posts: 383member
    Man, the Rainbow rocks! Those things are great, but expensive. They really do work as well as the company says. It's unreal how much dirt they pick up.



    Resale value on Kirby vacuums used to be pretty high, too, because they're freaking indestructable.



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  • Reply 5 of 11
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,038member
    It isn't a shop vac. It isn't for sawdust or things like that. It is for general home cleaning.



    And, after selling them at one point, I can tell you they clean far better than any conventional vacuum, especially the newer models. It has nothing to do with water swirling around.....the water acts as a filter for the dirt. The best thing is they can be used for air cleaning filtration, while others (even HEPA vacuums) release dust.



    Anyway, I won an auction for one last night.



    Oh, and they destroy Kirby, BTW.



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  • Reply 6 of 11
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    Hmmm... water and home electrical systems... manual labor with GODAMM PLASTIC TOOLS ELECTOCUTION DIEDIEIDIDIEIDIEDIE!



    Sorry. I hate vacuum cleaners. They are indispensible - I have no idea how my grandmother cleaned carpets before vacuums. She said that back at her boarding school she had cleaning duty every Friday and... cleaned. Her whole floor is carpeted, I noticed when I visited. Dunno if it's a relatively new carpet, she went to school 60 years ago, but it's old.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,038member
    [quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:

    <strong>Hmmm... water and home electrical systems... manual labor with GODAMM PLASTIC TOOLS ELECTOCUTION DIEDIEIDIDIEIDIEDIE!



    Sorry. I hate vacuum cleaners. They are indispensible - I have no idea how my grandmother cleaned carpets before vacuums. She said that back at her boarding school she had cleaning duty every Friday and... cleaned. Her whole floor is carpeted, I noticed when I visited. Dunno if it's a relatively new carpet, she went to school 60 years ago, but it's old.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    HELLO! There WERE vacuums 60 years ago. In fact, the Rainbow was invented in '35.

    And, it certainly wasn't conventional then.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    Oh. Maybe they were expensive then. Or maybe she was BSing me.
  • Reply 9 of 11
    are rainbows the one with the water? i bought a kirby and I like it but it is too heavy. it does do a good job on the carpets though. if anyone is getting one go to http://www.thevacuumheadquarters.com/ so that you dont get ripped off. I overpaid by almost double!



    I dont recommend dyson, my neighbor has one and she hates it.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    We just got a Roomba and haven't needed to clean since (it does all the work; hopefully one day they will make a self-emptying model).



    http://www.irobot.com/sp.cfm?pageid=95



    Ahh, laziness.



    They are perfect for Japan as people here generally don't have that much furniture and always remove their shoes at the front door, so less crap gets carted in.



    Just happy we don't have a pet...
  • Reply 11 of 11
    oisholeoishole Posts: 1member


    Rainbow is off the chain, your doing one thing and then yet its doing something else, ....vaccum your house and yet its deordirize your house at the same time, if you dont have one, get one cause to me and other people that has a rainbow its worth every dollar you put in...the one i have is the BLACK DIAMOND...and it just got certify from the AADAA...i was like OMG with the price....After that i was like WOW cause what it can do.....GET IT PEPS

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