This Miele canister vacuum includes an upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds and has convenience features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, and a telescopic wand.
About This Brand
This German appliance manufacturer is family-owned and run, and has been making vacuum cleaners since the late 1920s. In the U.S., Miele vacuums are primarily sold through small, independent vacuum retailers, though the brand's retail distribution now includes Bed, Bath & Beyond and Amazon. Miele focuses on high-end, well-featured upright and canister models, with prices typically ranging from about $300 to $1,000.
Bag Denotes whether the model has a disposable bag. A growing number of vacuums, particularly upright models, use a container that can be emptied, eliminating the bag. To capture fine-dirt particles, however, these models must use a filter (such as a HEPA filter) that can need routine cleaning or replacement. Replacement filters tend to be significantly more expensive than bags. While vacuums with bags may also use filters, the bag acts as a prefilter that helps to keep the fine-dirt filter cleaner, thus extending its performance until cleaning or replacement. Another caveat: Emptying the dustbin and cleaning a filter can be messy, and handling it may expose you to dust and other allergens.
Weight (lbs.) Weight of the vacuum cleaner, to the nearest pound.
Brush on/off An on/off switch for the rotating brush lets you stop the brush from rotating when using tools or cleaning bare floors. This helps eliminate scattered dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over during use. It also reduces the risk of damaging a carpet or the finish of a bare floor if the vacuum sits in place at the low-height setting.
Easy on/off A switch that's located on the handle or where your foot can activate it is more convenient than one on the body of the vacuum.
Manual-pile adjust Lets you adjust the height of the machine to a carpet's pile height to allow for easy movement and thorough cleaning. Adjustments are automatic on some models, but we prefer the manual control afforded by some models.
In my opinion, the greatest benefit of this vacuum is it's ability to handle hard wood/laminate/tile floors with ease and effectiveness. The swivel head of the hard floor accessory works wonderfully well, reaching into corners and around furniture with ease.<br /><br />It was easy to set up and light to move through the house. I have found that I have cut vacuuming time in half while using less effort.<br /><br />The canister is great, especially if you are using this for more than just floor cleaning. The included attachments clip onto the machine and make cleaning upholstery or window treatments a breeze.<br /><br />The Miele is so quiet. It is luxurious. It is powerful too, lots of suction.<br /><br />The German-owned company has been in business since 1899 and has been at the forefront of high-quality domestic appliances for over a century. With the advent of the first Miele vacuum in 1927 it is well worth the money when you consider how long they last.<br /><br />Among the most elite in the industry, Miele vacuums combine advanced features and quality craftsmanship to create a superior vacuum that not only gets the job done, but gets the job done right.