I love my Miele vacuum
Considering the brands’ favourable reputation it’s disappointing to see such hypercritical reviews. You’d think that being so finicky about vacuum cleaners might spur one to do a bit more research or consult a professional before buying the product. My family has never owned any other vacuum cleaner than a Miele. My grandmother, a lifetime Miele user and cleaning connoisseur, asked to buy my Miele C3 off me when I moved back home, and I deeply regretted giving it up once I moved into a share house with no working vacuum cleaner. The place was a...bsolutely filthy. They had two cheap flimsy bagless vacuums and they were completely useless. I needed a Miele ASAP so I went with the C1 which was reduced at David Jones. My roommate even commented on how powerful it is, and I said that’s cause it’s a real vacuum cleaner. The bags are convenient and inexpensive - $24 for a pack of 4 which should last you a year. I’ve never heard of anyone using “reusable bags”, but if you’re fussy about bags then best to go bagless, if you’re not fussed with the mess of emptying a vacuum. I’m happy to pay $6 a bag to avoid inhaling dust and filth. Anyway, my Miele C1 does the job perfectly, it’s good value for money, it’s easy to use, it will last me for years and I will never use anything else.
Purchased in December 2019 at David Jones Retail Stores for $200.00.
Wouldn't recommend it! Not worth the money
Was truly disappointed in buying this product!
No wonder it was reduced to $199. Great value but not worth the money.
First disappointment was the NON-ADJUSTABLE barrel. For a reputable brand, a simple thing like this should have been a given. Even by taking the second barrel to suit my height, it didn't give me any comfort.
2nd disappointment was the non-reusable bag!! If I want re-usable ones, I have to buy them online which is an extra cost. Whats the point?
Honestly, it's not worth buying this product.
I would not recommend it as now I...
Purchased in January 2021 for $199.00.
Disappointed with this vacuum
I am very disappointed in my purchase of this vacuum cleaner. The quality was disappointing and the cover where the bag and filter go doesn’t close properly, cheap and won’t last long. The section where the hose connects to the vacuum cleaner is of poor quality.
The vacuum is hard to push on carpet even on the lowest setting, especially if people are older, they wouldn’t be able to push it at all. I was not impressed with the outcome of cleaning my carpet, one part it did an ok job, however other carpet all it did was leave marks on the carp...
Purchased in November 2020.
Got this a few years ago on sale in Myer- its the German made model. Really impressed with the motor, it sounds so smooth compared to cheaper vacuums. Coming from sub $100 vacuum the suction on this is amazing, and is still amazing after a few years.On the second highest setting feel I could pull the carpet off the underlay- its that powerful. The cord retraction is smooth. Big fan of bagged system, and the bags are really good quality. Only cons the hose could be made of a more flexible plastic, kinks every so often. The wheels as a bit tippy ...but I seem to have adjusted my use and don't tip over as much. On the C1 the metal wand is fixed not extendable- i know you have to differentiate between higher models but it would have a five star rating if you included an extendable wand.
Purchased in January 2018 at Myer Online Store for $200.00.
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Very hard to vacuum on carpet
Purchased this vacuum when it was on sale for $199. As a whole the vacuum seems good. Very good build quality, good finish and great suction. However, it is extremely difficult to vacuum on carpet. It requires a great deal of strength to be able to push the vacuum head along low pile carpet even on the lower suction settings.
I purchased this item for an elderly lady but would not recommend it due to the amount of strength required to use on carpet. I discussed this with Miele and their only suggestion was to by a turbo brush for $179 which is almost the price of the vacuum! I personally would stick to a dyson as our old one does the same job with much less effort.
Purchased in May 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $199.00.
Not happy with this vacuum unfortunately. First the good: Powerful suction; relatively quiet; long hose and power cord; head easy to maneuver on hard floor - when it doesn't buckle.
The bad: Awful overpowering rubber smell from the motor; head buckles and gets sucked down into the floor on high settings; bags are made to be expensive just because; motor exhaust blows the dust upwards into your face/nose; hard to maneuver on carpet.
I can't wait to get rid of this vacuum because of the bad issues above which make it a deal-breaker for me, so m...uch so that I will never buy anything made by Miele ever again. I'm sure it's giving me lung damage from the melting rubber smell and the dust being blown in my face the whole time while in use. What happened to putting the exhaust in the back or side? The powerful suction is useless if you can't use it because the head gets sucked down into the hardwood floor and is very hard to lift back up, extremely frustrating having to do this over and over, sometimes even on the medium setting. On the other hand, on the carpet setting it's extremely hard to push and pull, unless you put it on the lowest power setting which I'm sure is not really cleaning the carpet well at all.
Purchased in July 2019 at eBay for $299.00.
hard to push on carpet
just bought it , almost impossible to push on carpet even for me a big strong male let alone my little wife .
even on the lowest setting is a major effort no good to us will have to go somewhere we can try before buying like godfreys . the last couple of machines all have the same problem , and please do not tell me to open the stick slider , fine if you want to choke on dust and spread it everywhere , disappointing
Purchased in April 2020 at appliancesonline for $300.00.
Great Vacuum but the hoses tend to break easily.
We have had our Miele C1 for a little over 2 years and it is the one of the best vacuum cleaner's we've had. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the hoses and fittings, hose broke through during use.
Purchased in November 2017 at JB Hi-Fi.
At last I've got the best vacuum cleaner I've ever had
I bought this cleaner about 6 weeks ago but have refrained from writing a review until I had used it a few times. I'm in my 70s now and have battled with many different brands and types of vacuum cleaners over the decades. This Miele vaccie is just THE BEST I have ever bought. It's light to use has great variable suction power. I like the fact that it uses bags - although I wish the replacements weren't so expensive. Hopefully this will be my last vacuum cleaner, if it isn't , well , I'll be buying another Miele C1 in my dotage.
Purchased in January 2020 at Harvey Norman Online for $299.00.
I bought this machine from Harvey Norman Manningham, So far so good. Good quality even the seller try to convince me that is rubbish and it’s made in China! And I should go with C3! But for me still Miele products and it’s working just like the German one . The quality is maybe one step down from the German one but it sharing the same DNA , you won’t regret it .
Lot’s of power, the real power of motor not those cheap with 2500w .
Easy and smooth to move around the house floor , two years warranty which is heaps. The bottom feels premium, which it is . Miele products is a lifetime product I will stick in To it for life.
Purchased in January 2020 at Harvey Norman for $188.00.
This is the best vacuum cleaner ever
I got this model except it was graphite grey colour and it works very well. It has very good suction which means it deep cleans my carpets. The filtration is excellent as the dust compartment is very clean and that no dust escapes from the vacuum. I also love the 3 swivel castors on it because it is very easy to manoeuvre around. It is also very quiet at 71 decibels on the max setting which makes cleaning convenient which I love. The tool attachments are very handy especially the dusting brush. This is the best vacuum I have ever bought. Well done Miele
Purchased in September 2019 at Godfreys for $249.00.
I'll never go back to bagless
After following the bagless trend for many years I finally got sick of fighting with overheating and cleaning filters every 5 seconds.
I spent dyas searching for what would be the perfect, cost effective vacuum and decided to give the Miele a go. They're a good brand as it is and the reviews proved it to be a great vacuum. I would go as far to say that it is the best one we've had to date. It has less power than others we have had yet it works better. Go figure!
Only negative I can find is that the 3 wheels make it easy to tip over but just be mindful of this and it's fine.
Purchased in August 2019 at Godfreys Online Store for $248.00.
S5211 The Best Vacuum Ever
I Have Miele S5211 for 10 years now, Always do vacuuming 3 time a week and I swear its the BEST and never lost suction until now and never have a problem at all. Recently the floorhead is bit broken so i have to put band aid in it so it will glide easly when do on hard floor but that's not worries me at all. The only issues the price for the floorhead bit expensive. So is it worthed to get spare or buy the new miele vacuum considering my vacuum is a decade now.
Purchased in October 2009 at The Good Guys.
Little German Wonder
Highly recommended by Mrs S. who looks after my floors! I have waited for three months to review item to get a good performance picture and am very pleased. Used mainly for carpet, we had to turn the suction down to half as the carpet was being lifted. The ease of little pushing was very noticeable and the little clip-caddy on the motor holds all you bits and pieces, readily available on the go so you don't stop and start. Bought from Appliances online who offered the best price and free delivery to my Regional Area. Still hate vacuuming but this little Miele has made it a lot easier. Highly recommended.
Purchased in June 2019 at Appliances Direct Online for $299.00.
Miele Great Quality but s5211 is so much better
As usual this Miele Vacuum is great - quality, high suction and nice and neat package. It is however a very basic model. My s5211 blew up (literally) after maybe 5 years and as I didn't have time to shop around I went straight to the Miele brand. This time, things were a little different financially so I got a cheaper model. There is no doubt the vacuum is great, but the cap between performance of the C1 and s5211 is a big one - the s5211 is by far superior. That being said, the C1 does the job well.
One thing I really dislike is the little acc...
Purchased in August 2019 at Godfreys Online Store for $249.00.
- Verified purchase
I have mainly hard flooring with three good size rugs. This cleaner has an excellent tool for hard floors which is gentle to the floor and is quite wide. Using the tool for rugs/carpets, the powerful suction can lift rugs from the floor but fortunately can be easily adjusted. The four wheels means that the cleaner glides along easily and cannot tip over, and the "on board tools" are a blessing, as is the extra long cord. Dust container is easily unclipped for emptying and the amount of superfine dust the cleaner extracts is quite amazing. The machine is quite heavy but as it glides so easily, it rarely needs to be lifted in my single level residence. It could be annoying if one had to take it upstairs. It is very quiet
Purchased in July 2019 at Harvey Norman for $494.00.
Questions & Answers
Is the product suitable for laminate flooring? I opened the manual and it says ‘robust hard flooring’, which isn’t very clear to me. Thanks
Is it good as far as picking up animal hair from carpet ??
Hi I agree with Max about the strength of the vacuum. There are variable suction options available, I find the strongest is too much for our tile and rug floor, so I use the lowest setting. We have a dog with short hair so he doesn't shed as much as long haired breeds. And the pile on our rugs is not deep either so the lowest setting suits me. If you can get a demonstration in a shop it would help you decide. Otherwise, I'd say there's a good chance that this vacuum would do the job well.
|Category||Barrel Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||4.5 L|
|Cord Length||5.5 m|
|Suction (Air Watts)||900 AW|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Feb 2014|
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