The Miele S 7260 Cat & Dog upright vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 22 pounds and provides usability features such as a brush on and 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 waste 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 regular 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 pre-filter 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.
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 more precise manual control afforded by some models.
Weight (lbs.) The weight of the vacuum cleaner, to the nearest pound. If you expect to carry your vacuum up and down stairs, consider a lighter vacuum (under 20 pounds).
I purchased this because I have four longhair cats that shed frequently. At first I loved this vacuum. It worked well on the laminate flooring and the tools were good at getting the fur off the furniture. However, whenever I vacuum the carpets the vacuum gets clogged. And when it clogs its not easily accessible so I have to take it to the vacuum repair. I've spent enough in repairs to just buy a new vacuum. I had a Kirby for ten years before it needed a repair. For the money, I'd rather buy another Kirby.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Central Pa.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Brushing Action
Low Profile Head
Variable Power Control
Homes with pets
My wife and I purchased this Miele to replace our central vac and it has been incredible in terms of performance and convenience. We liked it so much we purchased another Miele canister vac to supplement the upright for lighter cleanings mid-week. It has strong suction, but a very robust brushing system--so strong that it damaged an area of vinyl floor when we left it running unattended momentarily when it was new (we were unfamiliar with it--therefore not the vac's fault). We have three dogs and two cats and we've never had such a clean home with any other vac. Perfect for pet owners.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Jacksonville, FL
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Why did I wait so long to buy this?
The online price seemed a little steep, but after going to my local vacuum cleaner store the cost was comparable to one of the other common brands. The unit itself does not compare at all. I've owned several highly rated vacuums over the years, but was honestly surprised by this one. The power is incredible on the high setting, it will pick up your throw rugs in a heartbeat. I have 3 dogs and spent most of my vacuuming chasing the dog hair as it blew around, but not with this unit. It has this swivel feature on the handle so that it is unbelievably easy to manuever under tables and in corners (where pet hair gathers). <br /><br />The tools are really easy to use and are stored on the unit in a handy place. The cord is really long and has a quick release. The controls for carpet or floor are just a button, and carpet depth (or drapes) are just a simple click of a knob. I splurged on the mini attachment kit and was stunned at how much dog hair was in my laptop keyboard.<br /><br />The best part of this vacuum is the noise. My dogs have always barked or run away from other vacuums, but this one is so quiet they just stare at it (if they even notice it's on).