Today, I want to tell you about the awesome vacuum that I invested in. It is odd to hear me exited about cleaning but let me explain why.
When I fire base metal clay there is often a soot in the bottom of the kiln from the firing pan. It is messy and not the easiest to clean. Plus, carbon is dusty. I have to (read: should) vacuum my kiln and work area regularly. I had little Black and Decker hand vacuum but I could never get it to suck all the soot out of the kiln and its power wasn't great. Alternatively, I could lug my canister vacuum down to the basement studio and use its attachments to accomplish this task. Let's be honest this did not happen all that often for me. Regarding my studio floor, I worried about all the little fallen items that may get sucked up in into the vacuum never to be seen again (have you ever lost one of your precious CZ's in carpet?).
I don't like parting with my money but this was a multipurpose tool that is useful in the studio but throughout the rest of my home. BTW -my home and car have never been so clean and I rarely use my other vacuum.