Miele Vacuum Cleaners

Even though Miele has been building vacuums for more than 80 years, they are not as well known in households as some other brands. This is likely because they are considered a higher end brand that focuses a lot on quality and durability. It’s not uncommon for their vacuum cleaners to last for decades. Their strict testing policies almost guarantee their products will last, even under the constant use of a typical family household. As a matter of fact they put each model through the equivalent of 20 years of typical use to make sure what they are selling will indeed last.

Simply put, surpassing the industry standard and exceeding the expectations of their customers with each and every vacuum they build is their company goal. Ever since they started their company this has been what they strived for, and continue to do so today. It’s good to have a company stand behind their vacuums when you buy from them.

Quality Filtration Is Where It Starts

Their philosophy focuses on providing completely clean exhaust air, without question. The only way to do this is to have a highly rated filtration system with several components working together. With Miele, they call this their AirClean filter system and it is made of a perfectly designed HyClean™ dustbag, a motor protection filter, and an exhaust filter. These three components work together to remove more than 99% of those microscopic allergens like pet dander, dust mites, and mold spores (when using their HEPA configuration). You cannot have clean exhaust air without this, so this is where it all starts with their lineup.

Not only are their dustbags great at trapping dirt inside they are also built in a ‘green’ way. The material they are made with is a softer composition designed to efficient even when vacuuming at a lower power level. This has been tested to save on energy as you don’t always need to put the machine to max suction power. Each bag also provides a dust-free hygienic replacment by fully sealing up immediately upon removal. Nothing can escape out onto your hands or clothes, so there is nothing to breathe in like some of the cheaper bagless models have.

Multiple Industry Awards

Miele has also won multiple awards in the household cleaning industry. One example is the Good Housekeeping Seal that was awarded to their dishwashers and vacuum cleaners. This is a very prestigious award because to earn that Seal a product has been thoroughly evaluated by the scientists, engineers and technicians at the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI). The GHI is the oldest lab that tests consumer product brands in the USA.

Dynamic U1 Upright

The Miele Dynamic U1 upright is one of their full sized uprights designed specifically for entire household cleaning of carpets as well as hard floors. It currently comes in three different configurations (Maverick, Jazz, and Cat & Dog) depending on the main type of cleaning you will be using it for. The biggest difference between them is the attachments, as they all have the standard 1200 watt Vortex motor and fully sealed HEPA filtration system.

A rotary power dial also lets you adjust the suction for higher piled or thick carpets right on down to smooth flooring like tile and laminate. Switch the brushroll off for those delicate floors as well so you aren’t scuffing or damaging the surface. While it really shines on carpeting, Miele made it simple to use it on any type of flooring.

Other features include auto height adjustment, various attachments, lightweight aluminum telescoping wand, and a 7 year motor and casing warranty to provide years of worry free protection from any failure. They are one of the few companies who stands behind their products with multi year warranties, largely due to the tremendous testing they put them through.

Click here to read our review and get more detailed information to help you decide if it’s the best choice for your household.

C1 Olympus Canister

The Miele C1 Olympus canister is their lightest cleaner, weighing in at a mere 13 pounds. It is extremely maneuverable and easy to carry up multiple flights of stairs. The stainless steel telescoping wand lets you reach high for those corner cobwebs or dusty curtains. Plus, it has 3 onboard attachments for non-floor surfaces like furniture, beds, and even countertops.

It is mainly designed for harder floors and low pile carpeting, as it doesn’t come with a dedicated carpet attachment with spinning brushes. This model will struggle on any thicker rugs but that is not what it was designed for. They have larger, more powerful models like the Complete for those cleaning applications.

Like their other models it comes with a Vortex motor, 7 year warranty on most parts, and their “Silence System” which dampens the noise during use. You can even vacuum the floors while your little one is sleeping close by, which is not possible on most brands. Overall it’s a solid choice as long as you have the right types of floors in your home.

Click here for an indepth review on this model to see if it’s something that makes sense for your family.

C3 Soft Carpet

The Miele C3 Soft Carpet is a full sized total household cleaning machine with enough power for the deepest of carpets. It actually has a dedicated SoftCarpet setting which puts maximum suction into the included Electrobrush in a more gentle way than you might expect. The engineers went the extra mile of not only making this model very effective at cleaning carpets but also gentle enough to not damage them like some other brands are known to do.

Fully sealed HEPA filtration also removes more than 99% of tiny dust particles from the air as it passes through the various filters along the way. The dustbags immediately seal themselves upon removal to trap everything inside. Many bagless vacuums cannot do this since their collection bins will let dirt escape as soon as the release is pushed. You can almost see the dust travel back into the air but this simply does not happen on a bagged Miele like the C3.

Read our review of this model where we highlight the strengths and weaknesses, to help you decide if it’s the best choice for your home.

C1 Capri PowerLine Canister

Another one of their lighter weight C1 canisters, the Capri PowerLine is very adept at cleaning hard floors and low to medium pile carpets. It comes standard with two different floor attachments: the Turbo Comfort Brush and the Parquet hard floor tool. The Turbo brush has spinning brushes to agitate dirt particles in the carpet fibers and the Parquet has soft bristles to gently clean smooth surfaces.

It is ultra lightweight and very portable so you can easily move it around your home. The stainless steel telescoping wand is very durable and can be adjusted by pushing a button. You can also change attachments with a quick click which is good because it is designed to clean a wide variety of surfaces. The upholstery and crevice nozzles are integrated right into the body along with the dusting brush for quick access and storage.

It is very versatile but not ideal for thicker carpets. Our full review goes into more detail of the strengths and weaknesses to help you determine if it’s right for your household.