Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
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 accessory holder around the hose. Unlike other models the accessories will not fit inside like usual, so they go on a a special holder outside. I thought I could live with that...I can't it's painful, so they are in a draw that I pull out when needed.
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.
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/handle. 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.
Great vacuum cleaner
Great product. Strong power to take away all dust. Works well on carpet. Although the sound is a bit too loud but this is probably compulsory if you prefer a powerful vacuum cleaner.
Purchased in February 2019.
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.
Good Vacuum cleaner
I have been using Miele vacuum cleaner for year now . For $200 something this was value for money. There are cheaper ones available but my last one broke in a year's time. Does a good job in cleaning.. easy to use..it's a German brand so you can surely trust it !
Perfect vacuum cleaner
I love this this vaccum as it's one of the smaller ones .The suction is very good and has lots of power.Some times I have to open vent up because of this.i like the bags.they are easy to take of and put on.I have bought mieli products a lot as they are reliable.I bought it for the kids also.Would recommend to family and friends always
I am very happy so far with my Miele vacuum. Great for small apartments. Quieter than other cleaners. Very Compact, I store mine under my bed. Light to carry & it manoeuvres around very smoothly. Great suction too. Bought it from Godfreys click & collect. Very easy, no problem. Would recommend this product.
I've only had this for a month, but I love it. Suction is fantastic - so much so, that I have to decrease the suction on it when vacuuming my rugs, because it actually lifts my rug off the floor! It's not a bag less vacuum, it's with a bag, which I prefer. I have rugs and hard floors (floating floor boards and tiles) and it works well on all of them. It's not very loud, and it's quite light, not a heavy, bulky thing. No complaints so far, and have recommended it to a friend, who bought the same one yesterday.
You will love it
This vacuum cleaner is so amazing. so robust and powerful. all the functions and the build, don't mention the quality build. everything works so well. I can't say enough compliments. Something you worth to own as retreat to yourself. We love it so much that we even give it a name. LOL. This Germany made machine is unbelievable!!!!!!!!
We purchased it from harvey norman last year . The suction and performance is so good nit too heavy and quite it is easy to maneuver . I have a big thick carpet . I had an issue with the machine as something was stuck in it (in the hose) then the company fixed it otherwise i had no issues
Very hygienic and I would highly recommend it
I am happy with his vacuum that I have purchased a couple of months ago from Bing Lee Online. It is very powerful and reliable, has many attachments that are used for cleaning different surfaces. The power cord is also extra long and I only need to plug it in once and I can vacuum my whole apartment. It is a good allrounder and I would highly recommend it. It comes with disposable bags and the whole process of changing bags is very hygienic.
5 years on and only gave up on me now
Have had this for over 5 years now, only the other day the handle broke, obviously just wear and tear.
Have always loved it, I got the cheapest of the Miele range at the time as I was a newlywed and short for money but regardless it is the best vacuum in my biased opinion.
Had used miele while living at my mums my whole life and now every sibling of mine who has gotten married and moved out has purchased one. Only vacuum brand my family owns. My Mum is over 50 and only on her third Miele of her life.
They last a long time, great suction and just a strongly built machine.
Have ordered a new Miele which is now on its way, would never use anything else to be honest.
Suction is ok. Vacuum head gets tangled every time I use it. Spits anything but dust back out behind the head and across the floor, where you have already vacuumed (such as Fairy Bread Sprinkles). And after the 5th time I used it the cord retractor broke and now the cord is constantly being sucked back into its reel. Too expensive, least useful vacuum I have used.
Bought this over a year ago from Myer after our Dyson suddenly quit working. It's definitely not the top of the line model ($300) but it certainly has suction that says otherwise. I'm extremely impressed with this vacuum and have never had any issues with it. I do wish it had a longer cord, but that's not an issue really. The attachments are handy, the crevice tool, the brush tool and the upholstery tool all get used regularly and it's very convenient how they are all slotted onto the top of the vacuum.
If this one ever eventually needs replacing I won't hesitate to buy another Miele.
We also got the powerhead to use with ours - purchased separatly. It doesn't actually click into the metal pole as it's 'not compatible' with this model but it will sit on the end nicely and can still be used effectively.
I've had the C1 for only a week or so but I'm thoroughly impressed. This little thing has more suction than any vacuum I've used previously and is a pleasure to use. It feels solid and well made and maneuvers easily around the place. I don't find it particularly quiet and the reduced volume setting does little to help, it's probably on par with your average vacuum in this respect. I use the C1 mostly on wood floors but it does a great job on the one short pile carpet I have. Overall I love it.
Does what it’s supposed to do, clean my floor.
The vacuum works well on my timber floors, suction is good & it moves about reasonably well . 2 things I would like improvement on - I would prefer an on/off switch on the top of the handle instead of trying to hit the start button with my foot & I’d like the cable to be longer. It’s not bulky or heavy, pretty good for the price.
Had this vacuum for a while now never had any problems with it. Does the job. Good length cord and vacuum head. Not the quietest but I don’t think any vacuum cleaner is. Emptying the vacuum cleaner is very easy. Head collects a lot of hair but that’s also very easy to clean
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