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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.
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.
I love it. It 'sucks' and it's lightweight and durable. Never skips a beat, never gets tired, the bags last for ages so that's no problem. One box of bags for one year.
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 A$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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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
Wow! This machine is insane!
I have a Dyson stick vacuum also but I wanted a “regular” vacuum for when my Dyson runs out of battery (which happens more often than not). I have used a clients Miele vacuum at her house, but hers is the much more expensive one. I was hoping this would be similar to hers....I was blown away. The suction on this vacuum is insane!! I particularly love that I can adjust the level of suction easily with the dial. A longer cord would be the only thing I can pick on. I adore the look of this vacuum. I have the white one and it’s truly lovey to look at. It’s super compact, so stores away beautifully. The 3 tools are all you need. Is it better than my Dyson stick vac? Absolutely is.....totally! I recommend this Miele 10/10!
Absolutely love it! Much better than my Dyson
Great suction...slides around floor amazing! I have mostly tiles and shaggy rugs and it is fabulous. Picks up my fur babies hairs great too! Very happy as this is my 1st Miele.
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Fantastic basic vacume
I recently bought this vacuum to replace my terrible Bosch relax vacuum with little suction. This vacuum is leaps and bounds ahead. Amazing suction and so light and easy to maneuver. Cord is a good length. I love how it has a button to retract the cord as the last 4 vacuumes I have owned have wound themselves up whenever they felt like it.
Instruction booklet is not clear as it says refer to diagrams that are not present however simple as pie to put together and change filters and bag.
2 draw backs are the non adjustable length of the hose/h...andle. It's fine for vacuuming but annoying to store. It's $106 to buy this part. I wasn't aware it didn't come with a non adjustable handle height until I had already bought it. Also I wish the dust bags were reusable. We are in a green day and age where throw away once products should be fazed out. However for a cheap price. Miele is Definitely the way to go.
Miele all the way.
I have bought Miele for over 30years, nothing compares too Miele for the price.
I have used mine everyday and I have pets greats Danes and cats all indoor pets and my Miele C1 has no trouble picking up pet hairs.
The suction is fantastic and adjustable, the dust bags are large and easy to change.
I would highly recommend Miele at the price and the German technology behind it, it out shines most of the popular expensive brands.
Purchased in April 2016.
Questions & Answers
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.
Is this vac good with pet hair
Thank you for your question. This model is not recommended for pet hair and it does not come with a standard Turbo head. We recommend the Complete C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine, or Complete C3 Comfort, or Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog vacuums. Please see links to all 3 products below.
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