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Miele S 7260 Cat & Dog
 
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$649.00 - $649.99
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Summary: This 22-pound upright from Miele is bag-equipped and has suction control, a brush on/off switch, and a 40-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Miele S 7260 Cat & Dog
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.
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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.

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Features & Specs - Miele S 7260 Cat & Dog
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 22
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust No
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User Reviews - Miele S 7260 Cat & Dog
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excels at cleaning, but....
8/2/2014
Pros
Carpet cleaning
Filtration
Floors
Quiet
Tool Convenience
Tool Suction
Cons
Awkward On Area Rugs
Brushroll Very Aggressive
Cord Wrap Awkward
Heavy
Quirky To Lower Handle
Best Uses
Above The Floor Surfaces
Carpet Other Than Berber
Floors
Pet hair
Comment:
I've had mine since 2009, so I feel very qualified to speak on this. I have the Bolero model which has a couple minor upgrades over this model, but overall operation is identical. <br /><br />After 5 years, I am as pleased with the cleaning ability as I was when it was new and don't regret my choice. But, there are a couple quirks that take some getting used to and / or become more annoying as time goes on. <br /><br />PROS: It still cleans high pile carpet SO well (but see my comment for certain types of berber). There is no doubt that it completely DEEP cleans thick carpet. I am astounded at how quickly the bag becomes packed with dirt. I have a cat and it is fantastic on pet hair. It is great on bare floors as well. I have ceramic tile and it easily gets dirt and hair up even in the grout areas. Excellent at edge cleaning. It has excellent tool suction and is handy enough to use the hose and / or extension (but I have some CON comments as well). in MOST cases, it is easy to switch from carpet to floors, or vice versa with only the flip of the brush roll on/off button and no bending down to turn any dials. It is SO quiet that it is never annoying to use and is not intimidating to animals. I can hear the TV while it is on. The filtration is absolutely outstanding with absolutely no dust or aromas and the air smells cleaner when finished. I have replaced my filters two times. While bags are expensive, and they fill quickly, they are large and don't need to be replaced for quite a while and are VERY hygienic to clean. My Bolero has an electronic method to reduce the suction as opposed to turning a dial, but regardless of the method on your model, the ability to adapt the suction is a great feature that I use a lot since the high or default suction is way too much for some tasks. <br /><br />My overall PRO is that after 5 years, I feel like my house is immaculately clean every time I use it and that includes my plush carpet, floors, above floor surfaces and the air after I use it. <br /><br />CONS: This is a heavy vacuum and is awkward to carry, though the rear handle makes it easier. It is very awkward to depress the floor pedal and lower the vacuum to the use position. I find the required effort to lower and raise the handle to the store position increasingly annoying. The brush roll is VERY aggressive on looped berber carpet to the point that it should not be used (the instructions even state this). While I had that type carpet in my bedroom during the first year, this damaged that carpet and I had to keep my old vacuum for that room. It can be awkward to raise the unit to carpet when moving from a floor, though you are supposed to depress the floor pedal to raise the unit and that helps. This is NOT easy to use on small area rugs as it devours them, though lowering the suction helps a little. I would not recommend this for anyone that has exclusively small area rugs. it fits under low furniture, but there is a nob on the hepa filter door that sticks up and it has nicked some of my low wooden furniture. <br /><br />Though good tool suction and reasonably convenient and comfortable to use the tool handle, I don't love the actual tools. The dusting brush is SUPER small and the default upholstery tool had to be replaced once already as the velcro brush surface is prone to coming off. I have since splurged on a larger dusting tool and rotating brush, but those won't fit on the back of the machine. I have never really adjusted to the cord wrap process and at my house, the cord is actually TOO long and almost burdensome to wrap and untangle. <br /><br />My CONS are more inconveniences and quirks that do not diminish the overall cleaning power of this vacuum. They have not made me regret my choice as this is still running well and many vacuums do NOT last 5 years. But this would not be for the elderly, feeble or those with mostly small, thin area rugs.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
8 Vacuums in 18 years; this is the BEST
3/23/2014
Pros
Build Quality
Picks up everything
Works very well
Cons
Expensive Bag Replacement
Very Heavy
Best Uses
Attachments For Furniture
Comment:
Have had them all, this is the best. No product is perfect but for utility, this hits the mark. Home consists of bare floors, tile, rugs, 2 adults, 2 dogs and 1 cat; 50% of vacuuming is furniture, pillows, nooks and crannies. The Cat & Dog has become a daily 'must use' tool, while heavy, it's easy to change from floor to tools. Most importantly, it is durable and incredibly quiet. The machine is pricey but worth it; don't spend $400 on 2 machines in 2 year's time; just save up and get this if you can afford it. Picks up everything. Has an aggressive brush, so be careful; does not spit everything out the back end when working bare floors. Bags are expensive, but takes about 3 months to fill up; we vacuum every other day on average. The rubber wheels do not effortlessly transition' from bare floor to rugs; use the handle on the back to do a quick lift and you are good to go. Check on line for best prices and delivery as dealers are difficult to find.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Well worth the money
3/16/2014
Pros
Attractive
Easy to move
Optional Suction Settings
Powerful
Quiet
Well engineered
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Vacuuming
Comment:
When my old Hoover died, I researched all the vacuums on the market and settled on this. Due to the price, it took me a while to bite the bullet and fork out $650 for a vacuum but I have to tell you, I a sure glad I did.<br /><br />I am a dog sitter and in addition to a lot of dog fur, there are always a lot of messes around the house from the pups tearing up toys, bringing in dirt, and just a lot of joyful doggy mayhem. Unlike every vacuum I have owned before this, the Miele Pet vacuum laughs at everything I (and they) have thrown at it. <br /><br />In addition to its incredible suction power it is, by far, the quietest vacuum I have ever heard and it is very maneuverable - especially with the ability of the canister section to lay flat, allowing one to get way under things like beds. And the way it swivels gives it maneuverability like I have never seen or ever thought a vacuum could have. I also like the ability to turn the beater bar on or off as necessary (like when going over rugs that have tassels on the end, or on the hardwood floor in my kitchen).<br /><br />The only potential drawback is its weight. It is heavy so, if you have to haul a vacuum up and down stairs or lift it a lot, you might think twice about buying this one. I think the reason it is as heavy as it is, is due to the weight of the motor that would be necessary to give the suction available with this vacuum and that it really is built to last; no cheap plastic body here - it is metal.<br /><br />So, I highly recommend you throw away any doubts about spending this kind of money on this vacuum and get it. You won't be sorry.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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