I've got a Dyson DC24. Super machine and so much easier to shove about than the old heavy Electrolux. Very light and manouverable and picks up cat hairs beautifully.
The last dew weeks for me have seen the fridge freezer packing up, the microwave blowing out all the circuit breakers, and two days ago the washing machine suddenly sounding like it was washing a bucket of bricks, all of which necessitated having to buy new ones. My local Euronics dealer is doing very well out of me, mainly because they deliver and install rapidly, on the same day with the fridge/freezer and next day for the washing machine, and dispose of the old appliances for free.