Miele Blizzard CX1 – Full Sized Bagless Canister Vacuums

The Blizzard CX1 is a bagless canister vacuum lineup that consists of 5 different models. Miele has always been known as a company that builds high-end bagged vacuums with supreme filtration that is almost unmatched in the industry. They have many vacuums in the upright, canister, stick, and even robotic categories so the Blizzard slides into an already robust offering of canisters. This really makes sense because many homeowners don’t want the extra expense of bags so there is a need for developing bagless models but they had to perform as good as their bagged counterparts. Did Miele succeed with this?
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Miele C1 Vs C2 Vs C3 – Which Vacuum Is Best For Your Home?

Miele is known for building high quality vacuum cleaners that typically last 20 years or more. Their lineup consists of uprights, lightweight stick vacuums, and even robot models that can clean on a pre-determined schedule. However, there is no doubt that the Miele canister is what really started it all for the company. They have many different models to choose from, each with unique qualities that set it apart from the rest. So how do you know which one is best for your home? Hopefully this comparison will clear up and answer any questions you may have.

While there are some big differences between the C1, C2, and C3 canister vacuums they do share some things in common. All of their canisters come with what they call their ‘Compact System’. This space saving design fits the hose neatly on one side with the wand and head on the other so you can store it in small spaces when not in use. One touch automatic electric cable rewind also keeps the long cord out of your way, without the hassle of manually winding it up.
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Panasonic MC-CL945 Plush Pro Canister Vacuum

The Panasonic MC-CL945 Plush Pro is a full sized canister vacuum with a quiet yet powerful motor. You can easily carry it around the home which is important if you have multiple levels to clean and storage is easy as it has a compact design. Their Plush Pro model is the right choice for just about any carpet and it even works well on hard floors like tile, linoleum, and wood. Canister vacuums aren’t typically recommended for high pile or thick carpeting but the MC-CL945 is not your typical offering. It has several key features that make it one of the best choices.

Thick carpets are cleaned with very little effort. There are dual vents strategically placed on top of the nozzle that automatically open and close. This provides more airflow at the surface to help keep the cleaner moving and to also help agitate embedded dirt particles. Panasonic also designed their ‘Zero Turning Radius’ design that makes it easy to move the machine around your furniture or other items. Canisters can be a little tough to maneuver and they have a tendency to tip as they turn, but this Panasonic spins with little effort.
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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Canister

The Dyson Cinetic “Big Ball” is a revolutionary canister vacuum and represents a big step forward in their technology. Their vacuums have always been bagless which cuts down on the maintenance costs quite a bit. Replacement bags can really add up in your budget which is one of the big advantages of owning a Dyson. And up until now you would still be required to occasionally wash the HEPA and other filters to keep them operating at peak condition. This isn’t a difficult thing but it does take some time and effort, but their all new Cinetic models don’t even require this small step. You can pretty much just use it and put it away without worrying about it clogging up over time.

Another advantage to this model is it will fix itself should it topple over. As anyone who has used a canister vacuum cleaner knows they can sometimes tip over as they are pulled around corners. The low center of gravity and large Ball design allow it to easily just pick itself back up so you can continue on. It’s a really unique quality and one that other manufacturers are sure to copy in the future. Until then it is another reminder that Dyson is a company that remains deeply vested in technological improvements.
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Miele Compact C2 Electro+ Canister

The Compact C2 is a ‘do it all’ canister vacuum from one of the best known brands in the industry. It is one of the more unique vacuums in that it works great on all types of carpeting from low to high pile as well as smooth floors like tile, laminate, and hardwood. Most canisters are purpose built for hard floor surfaces and the occasional throw rug, but Miele realizes that the modern household needs more. Their lineup is one of the most robust that you will find, with several models in each category. The main thing that separates them is the attachments but there are other subtle differences that you should be aware of before you decide to buy one.

The first thing you will notice about the C2 Electro+ is it comes with both their hard floor and carpet ElectroBrush attachment. The Parquet-3 has an extra wide profile to pick up the most dirt and dust while making passes across your smoother surfaces. It has soft natural bristles which not only stir up any debris so it can be pulled up into the cleaner, but they also won’t damage your floor at all. The Parquet lets you easily clean large areas with the need for a broom or dust pan. This tool is one of the best for hard floors, and one that you will find yourself cleaning with often.
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Miele Capri Canister Vacuum Review

The Miele Capri is one of their C1 Classic vacuums that is lighter in weight but can still handle most floors. Like their other canister models it has a variety of features that let you clean just about anything in your home. It is also designed and tested to be used for many years of typical cleaning. In fact, they put it through the equivalent of 20 years of use just to make sure it will hold up. The construction happens in Miele owned plants where they provide quality inspections at various points in the assembly process. The end result is a vacuum cleaner that is built to last.

The Capri (former S2121) comes with two different full sized attachments, each designed specifically for different types of flooring. The Turbo Comfort Brush has a rotating brushroll that helps stir up embedded dirt from carpet fibers. This attachment is not electrically powered like the Electrobrush tools on the larger models (only powered by air suction) so it isn’t ideal for thick or high pile carpets. It does, however, work well on low to medium pile carpeting.
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