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Very happy with my new little C1 Miele vacc
Great little vacc! I haven't used thoroughly yet, purchased it last weekend and only tonight opened the box and put it together, flick through instructions etc. Tested on my tiled floors - turned it up high and yep does a great job. Then tried the little brush attachment on the door architraves and window sills - worked a treat! I have an almost identical Miele vacc in our London house, and it's a brilliant little vacc. There, our cleaner thrashes it weekly doing our downstairs hard floors then our upstairs carpeted areas. I also use it for dus...ting and hoovering out our suitcases after travelling, or use the 3 attachments when doing the interior of the car. I WAS tempted to buy a steam- all- round cordless dyson type of vacc, but at several hundreds more, and my brother who is an electrician telling me they're crap, better to get a traditional vacc and mop for the floors. Very happy with this purchase so far. Wheels around well.
Purchased in May 2021 at The Good Guys for $320.00.
Waste of Money
Classic C1 PowerLine - SBAF3 Cylinder vacuum cleaner
Purchase December 2020 from Godfreys, This vacuum is absolute trash, It will not work on tile or carpet. I called Godfreys and they will only do what they call an "upgrade". In short I have to pay MORE money to get a higher value vacuum. Or I can do a "trade in" but no matter what the trade in value will not exceed $50. and I have to buy a top value vacuum equal or more then my original purchase. Miele, will not help because I purchased from Godfreys and not them. I can only have resolution thru Godfreys. I am now stuck with a $400 Brick that neither Godfreys or Miele will help me with. I will no longer purchase anything from Godfreys.
Purchased in December 2020 at Godfreys for $389.00.
Change the vacuum head!
Wish I had read these reviews before buying this vacuum. Was recommended by salesman as I did not want a turbo head machine (issues with long hair getting caught in head on a previous machine). I found it so hard to push around that I ended with a sore back. My husband suggested using the head from our previous vacuum, and what a difference that made. The suction is really good - it is the head making it so hard to use. Works great with the non Miele head on carpet and timber. Very quiet. Only other issue is the exhaust air blowing up in ...my face instead of out the back. Probably wouldn't recommend. I had done my research on a different brand, but that wasn't in stock and I needed a new vacuum quickly. Probably paid too much as well, but that's what happens when you don't check these things out beforehand.
Purchased in March 2021.
Shocking product and shocking customer service.
I bought this vacuum for myself and one for my mother in law. Within a month of my mother in law using it, she returned it to bing lee (where it was purchased from) because the suction started playing up and the head would literally get stuck to the floor and scratch the floor when vacuuming.
2 months ago, the exact same happened to mine. The vacuum became impossible to use because the suction was sticking the head to the floor boards and it would scratch my floor. It wasn’t doing this before so I knew something was wrong. I tried to change it...
Purchased in June 2020 at Bing Lee.
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.
Very powerful vacuum
I’ve had mine for many many years and with the proper care it has worked like brand new every time. It’s powerful at removing dirt from carpets as well as pet hair.
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.
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.
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 $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.
Very very happy with my milele vacuum cleaner! Great suction and handling. Picks up everything off my carpet and works great on hard floors too! Very easy to use cannot fault
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 ??
I don’t have a indoor pets, not sure about. It’s has incredibly strong vacuum .
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.
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|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|
- GTIN14: 04002515950685
- MPN: 10797640, 36529050 and SBAF3
- GTIN13: 4002515480847 and 4002515527702
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