Miele 2018 Model Choices

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Miele Canister vacuum cleaners come in all different shapes, sizes and features.

Here’s a quick guide to help guide your selection of C1, C2, or C3 makes & Models. All Miele’s have one thing in common… quality!

For 2018, There are three distinct classes of Miele vacuums…

Starting with the Classic C1, Miele offers a light and practical vacuum at a very reasonable price. Weighing in at about 12 lbs with accessories and a 29 foot operating radius this unit is a great buy, featuring large capacity and basic rotary selector controls.

Next in the product line is the Compact C2 with a light, convenient, and compact design. In comparison, The C2 unit has a little more durability than the C1 with accessories, but a similar 29 foot operating radius. The power suction is a step up in the line featuring 1,200 W maximum output and rotary selector controls.

The Complete C2 is elegant, convenient, versatile weighing 17 lbs with accessories, with a 33 foot operating radius, a larger dust bag volume, and 890 W maximum output. As with the Compact C2, The Complete C2 has rotary selector controls, but adds convenient integrated accessories. As the name implies, it simply is a “complete solution” and a great price-to-performance vacuum.

At the top of the line the Complete C3 is distinct and powerful weighing in at about 16 lbs with accessories. Furthermore, It has an incredible operating radius of 42 feet and a large dust bag volume. The complete C3 is designed with the power of 1,200 Watts for maximum output. Finally, Convenient operation via foot and/or handle controls enable electrobrush features and come with integrated accessories.

Not sure which Miele is perfect for you? Contact a Best Vacuum Miele expert at 1-844-496-1733. Compare Miele vacuum cleaners here: https://www.bestvacuum.com/miele-home/miele-vacuum-cleaner.html


Miele Vacuums Introduces New Premium Vacuums Starting at $299

With a reshuffle of their Compact Series canister vacuums, Miele has made owning a premium canister vacuum easier than ever! Outfitted with German designed technology Miele has slashed the prices of their best-selling Compact Canister series by as much as $130! Still outfitted with a strong 1200 watt, 140 CFM motor, the industry leading Miele vacuum performance is still intact at a great price.

This new savings has not come with any compromise to quality or performance, let’s get into the lineups new details.

Introducing the C1 Compact Pure Suction and Turbo Team

The award winning C1 Compact series is back. The classic body style with easy to use features has been revived by Miele in form of the C1 Compact Pure Suction ($299) and the C1 Compact Turbo Team ($399).

These models have been produced to replace the old C1 Classic Olympus and C1 Classic Capri. With sturdier, more durable parts and sleeker canister design the C1 Compact canister is a step up over the old C1 Classic line.

The C1 Compact Pure Suction comes with the time tested 285-3 combination tool for smooth floors and area rugs, a high efficiency cloth FJM dustbag and Air Clean filtration at the exhaust. Perfect for homes with mostly smooth floors and delicate area rugs. Replacing the C1 Classic Olympus, the Pure Suction will hold up longer while still maintaining impressive vacuum performance.

Need a little more carpet cleaning action? The C1 Compact Turbo Team comes with the lightweight, yet aggressive 205-3 turbobrush for low to medium pile carpets and a Parquet-3 brush for hardwood floors, tile and even stone surfaces. Replacing the Miele Capri, the Turbo Team give you a better canister build at the same price.

Bestvacuum.com is incredibly excited to carry the new C1 Compact line. Coupled with superior technology and performance at a value price, you can’t beat them. Have any questions? Give us a call at 844-496-1733 today!

The New Miele Maverick, What Is Different?

The Miele U1 Dynamic Twist has been replaced by the Miele U1 Dynamic Maverick.

So, what has changed?

Not much, just the color and price! You can now get a premium Miele upright for only $399.00blogmav

Miele has slashed their price on the award winning upright line starting with the new Maverick at just $399.00. With a new black obsidian color overlay the Maverick has a touch of modern and class while still retaining the rugged and aggressive cleaning of the U1 Dynamic line.

We love the Miele Maverick because of the incredible bang for your buck you get with this upright. An automatic adjusting brushroll deeply cleans any carpeting and with the flip of the switch you can change seamlessly to smooth floor cleaning. A 12 foot pull out hose with extendable wand for detail cleaning is also super handy.

The Miele U1 Dynamic Maverick  could be the perfect reason to ditch your old vacuum and see what people are talking about with their German Made and Manufactured Miele U1 Uprights.

As always, all Miele vacuums ship free overnight with no tax, order today.


Miele Wins 2016 J.D. Power Satisfaction Survey

Who has the highest rated canister vacuums as voted on by the consumers? We do.

Miele canister vacuums have yet again ranked highest in customer j-d-power-logosatisfaction in the 2016 J.D. Power Vacuum Satisfaction Study. Judged by actual consumers in the areas of performance, ease of use, price, product design and warranty Miele canisters have scored an impressive 809 out of 1,000.

Miele flexed its muscle in the all-important performance category.
Aided by the 1200 watt, 140 CFM producing suction motor
Miele scored 859/1,000. Compare that to the average segment score of 810, it wasn’t even close.

Another interesting fact in the J.D. Power survey is that customer satisfaction increases greatly when consumers research vacuums before visiting a dealer. This is nothing new to us here at Best Vacuum and we have you covered with expert information. Check out our Miele buying guide, learn about different styles of floor tools or even educated yourself on types of filtration.

As for our favorite 2016 Miele Canisters? I personally choose the C2 Onyx. The lightweight tool package for both carpets and smooth floors with a compact design, this vacuum moves effortlessly around my condo. Juan our head service tech loves his gadgets and the Miele C3 Brilliant has all the bells and whistles. Best Vacuum’s jack-of-all-trades, Eddy, favors the Miele Titan. The C1 Titan is a simple, well made, well filtered vacuum with all the versatility you need.

Want more information on the 2016 J.D. Power Award winning best canister vacuums? Just give us a call at 888-205-3228 and we’ll talk Miele with you.

Making It Easy to Pick the Right Miele Vacuum

Miele Upright and Canister Vacuum CleanersMiele makes 20 different canister and upright vacuum cleaners. With the available floor tools, accessories and other options, there are over 300 possible Miele vacuum configurations. So you can build a Miele vacuum cleaner that’s perfect for you and your home.

Sounds great, right? But I’m thinking you’re just a bit overwhelmed by all that choice. Well, I’ve got a tip for you that will make things much, much easier.

Miele Really Makes Only Five Vacuum Cleaners

Yes, there are 20 different models, but Miele doesn’t make 20 different vacuum cleaners. They make five. That’s right, all 20 models and 300-plus configurations are built off of five basic series: three canisters (the C1 Classic, C2 Compact and C3 Complete) and two uprights (U1 Dynamic and H1 Swing).

Each series has its own unique features. Within each series, unique sets of additional features or accessories create the individual models that make up the series. Keep this in mind and it’s much easier to choose the best Miele vacuum for your home or office.

The Big Decision: Upright or Canister

Both Miele uprights and canisters have the same great suction and filtration, so if you have a real preference for one or the other, stick with that style to be sure you’ll be comfortable using the vacuum.

If you have no preference or you’re otherwise unsure, follow this rule of thumb: If you have high-end carpet or mostly bare floors and area rugs, buy a canister. If you have mostly wall-to-wall cut-pile carpet, go for the upright.

Choosing a Miele Canister Vacuum

Miele Canister Vacuum CleanersMiele’s three canister (C) series are handily numbered 1, 2 and 3. All have the same great cleaning suction and warranty, but as you move up a number (and in price), you get more features and higher quality fit and finish.

Here are the basic differences between the three series:

C1: The basic Miele vacuum with dial suction control and semi-sealed filtration with Air Clean filter. One model is available with HEPA filtration standard.

C2: Adds the following upgrades that are not available on the C1. (All models have Air Clean filtration standard.)

  • Fully sealed filtration
  • Thicker plastics
  • Better fit and finish
  • Longer cord
  • Longer wand
  • Quieter motor
  • Crush-proof hose
  • Upgraded natural bristle floor brush
  • Upgraded natural bristle dusting brush

C3: Adds the following upgrades that are not available on the C2 or C1.

  • Fully sealed HEPA filtration standard (HEPA optional on Cat & Dog model)
  • Rubber 3-D bumper surround
  • Toe tap suction adjustment
  • Built in accessory storage compartment
  • Available automatic suction control
  • Available finger-tip suction control
  • Available HEPA filter usage timer
  • Available auto-stop tool rest

Choosing a Miele Upright Vacuum

Miele Upright Vacuum CleanerI haven’t forgotten the uprights, but with two basic options, they’re pretty simple to choose from.

The Swing H1 Quickstep is a small broom model with a powerful motor and simple rug and floor brush. It’s not intended to do the job of a full-size vacuum, but is perfect for bare floors and area rugs in smaller homes or to be used as a second vacuum in a larger home. A variety of accessories are available to extend the Miele Quickstep’s utility, including an electric powerbrush for medium pile carpet and area rugs.

For a full-size, full power upright, Miele has the Dynamic U1. It handles most types of carpet and hard flooring very well, but we don’t recommend it for delicate carpet, long carpet (shag) or rough stone and tile.

As I said, it’s pretty simple to choose which Miele U1 upright is right for you, since there are only four models. All are the same basic vacuum paired with different tools, filters or suction controls:

  • Twist: The basic model with Air Clean filtration.
  • Jazz: Same as the Twist, and adds an LED headlight and HEPA filtration.
  • Cat & Dog: Same as the Jazz, and adds odor-blocking Active Air Clean filter plus mini turbo brush.
  • AutoEco: Same as the Jazz, and adds pushbutton suction control on the handle and an Automatic suction setting.

So, it’s really pretty simple to find the right Miele for your needs. Once you’ve decided on the filtration and other basic features you want, pick the series that best matches them, and pick the model with the tools you need for your flooring. Still, if you need help finding the right one or have any questions, just email or call us at 888-205-3228 to talk to a Miele vacuum expert.

Tips for Choosing the Right Floor Brush for Your Vacuuming Job

Vacuum Cleaner Floor ToolsHow many times did you hear from your dad (or mom) “use the right tool for the right job”?  It’s true – a butter knife is not a screwdriver or a chisel.  It might get the job done in a pinch, but those of us who have used a butter knife like it was a Swiss army knife know it would have been easier just to go and get the screwdriver in the first place.

In the same way, though it’s a chore, you can make vacuuming a lot easier on yourself by using the right tool for the job your doing.  Here’s a quick rundown on the different vacuum floor tools and their (proper) uses to give you some help choosing a vacuum cleaner floor brush:

Hard Floor Brush

This is a flat suction-only brush with small wheels and bristles around the base.  Bristles may be made of nylon, but the best quality brushes use horse hair or boar’s hair, which actually dust and polish the floor while you’re vacuuming.  Hard floor brushes do a much better job cleaning wood and tile than any upright or power nozzle can.

Use this tool if you have: Wood, tile, or laminate flooring.

Advantages:  Small and lightweight.  Dusts and polishes flooring while cleaning.

Rug & Floor Tool

This is the primary tool used throughout Europe.  It’s a flat floor bush with a mechanism that retracts the bristles so the tool can be used on hard floors as well as area rugs and flat carpeting.  Usually, there are a set of velveteen thread-lifting strips that whisk away hair and lint using just suction. There is no rotating brush, and while that makes it great for delicate carpets, it’s not suitable for thicker U.S. style carpet.

Use this tool if you have:  Wood floors, area rugs, delicate specialty carpets (frieze, wool berber, sisal).

Advantages:  Simple, lightweight and gentle.

Turbo Brush

This tool is a rotating brush for carpets that is spun by an air turbine driven by the suction of the vacuum.  A turbo brush adds some agitation action to help loosen dirt from carpet fibers, and can be easier to push on large areas of carpet than a power brush.  But it has a distinct disadvantage when compared to a motorized brush:  as the turbo brush contacts the carpet surface, it can slow down or even stop if the carpet is too dense.  This makes it useful only for very flat or looped carpet.

Use this tool if you have: Very flat looped carpet or lots of area rugs
Advantages:  Less expensive than a motorized brush, more carpet agitation and easier to push than a rug and floor tool.

Motorized (Power) Brush

A motorized power brush is a rotating brush that is driven by a small motor in the brush nozzle.  Different kinds of brush rolls are available, varying from super soft bristles for expensive wool carpets, to very aggressive stiff nylon bristles for thick plush pile synthetic carpets.   Regardless of the type, they provide very good agitation to loosen dirt from carpet fibers and help restore the pile as they clean.

Use this tool if you have:  Standard or thick-pile carpet.  Pet hair.

Advantages:  Deep cleaning and carpet pile restoration.

Be careful when choosing an electric brush!  Choosing a brush that is too harsh or aggressive for your carpet can lead to premature wear or even severe carpet damage.

WSJ’s Best Canister Vacuum for Allergy Season: Miele HomeCare Plus

Miele Complete C3 HomeCare Plus

In a Wall Street Journal Miele HomeCare Plus Reviewof vacuum cleaners for allergy season, the only canister chosen was the Miele Complete C3 HomeCare Plus.

Calling it “The Killer Canister” and the “Mercedes S-Class of the vacuum world,” the Wall Street Journal lauded the Miele HomeCare Plus’ array of floor tools and attachments, power and quiet operation. More important for allergy sufferers, though, is Miele’s HEPA sealed system filtration.

As the article notes, it’s one thing to have a HEPA filter that will trap even the smallest particles, and quite another to completely prevent contaminants from finding other ways out of the vacuum and into the air you breathe. “The best vacuums will have a totally sealed unit so that there is no blow back into the room,” the WSJ quotes Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr., a professor of microbiology and pathology at the NYU School of Medicine.

The Miele HomeCare, in fact all Miele HEPA vacuums, provides that total seal.

The Complete Canister Vacuum Cleaner

The Miele Complete C3 HomeCare Plus is a full-size HEPA canister vacuum that includes every floor tool and attachment you need to clean any type of floor and above-floor surface.

There are two floor tools: the SBD285 AllTeq combination floor brush and the SEB236 Electro Premium power brush. The SBD285 floor brush takes care of smooth flooring and low-pile carpeting, while the SEB236 power brush handles thick wall-to-wall carpet and lots of difficult to clean pet hair.

With the SEB236 comes Miele’s deluxe handle with fingertip controls for the power brush and suction. The floor tool itself features a bright LED headlight to see under furniture, a soft rubber bumper to protect baseboards and an auto-stop parking feature that shuts off the brush when in the upright position.

The Miele HomeCare Plus also includes a complete assortment of cleaning attachments: dusting brush, upholstery nozzle, crevice tool, universal dusting brush and flexible crevice tool.

More Miele HEPA Sealed System Options

The standard Miele Complete C3 HomeCare comes with all the same HEPA sealed system filtration and cleaning attachments, but just the SBD285 AllTeq combination floor tool. It’s a better choice for homes with just smooth floors and low pile rugs and carpeting.

There are other Miele vacuums, upright and canister, that feature Miele’s HEPA sealed system construction, as well as models designed specifically for homes with pets. For information on those options, as well as on the Miele HomeCare Plus, talk to one of our Miele experts at 888-205-3228.

Everything You MUST Know about HEPA Filters

Miele HEPA FilterOne of the best things you can do to help keep allergies at bay is to use vacuum cleaners and air purifiers with HEPA filtration. But different manufacturers use different terminology to say, essentially the same thing, so comparing one product to another isn’t always as straightforward as it should be.

There’s the HEPA filter, and then there are variations on the HEPA filter, as well as ULPA and HEGA filters and a few things in between. There’s a lot of information available about the underlying technologies and how they relate to vacuum cleaners and air purifiers, including articles in our own library, but there are only a few things you absolutely must know about filters before you start shopping: Continue reading Everything You MUST Know about HEPA Filters

Why Doesn’t My Vacuum Cleaner Work?

Why doesn't my vacuum work?Since we service as well as sell at Best Vacuum, “Why doesn’t my vacuum work” is a question we hear a lot, followed by, “And what can I do about it?” Sometimes the answers are complicated. Other times, they’re pretty simple. On that side, here are some things you can do yourself to see check why your vacuum may not be working as you expect, and what you can do about them.

It’s lost suction and is not picking up.

It could be that you have plenty of suction, but the brush is not working. Take off the brush and feel the end of the hose. If the suction seems right, the brush may need replacing, or it could have an obstruction that prevents it from turning (see below). Continue reading Why Doesn’t My Vacuum Cleaner Work?

Dyson V6 Possibly the Best Stick Vacuum Ever

Dyson V6 Cordless VacuumThe new Dyson V6 Cordless vacuums may look like spiffed up versions of the older models, but they aren’t. The new Dyson V6 range is far and away better than the earlier models. They’re far and away better than other stick vacuums. In fact, Dyson V6 cordless vacuums with the new direct-drive motorhead – the V6 Absolute, V6 Animal and V6 Motorhead – are among the best products we sell.

The new Dyson V6 vacuums have all the features and extras you’d expect from a Dyson cordless. They are lightweight, with the center of gravity towards the grip for easy cleaning from floor to ceiling. The digital motor generates suction that puts Dyson cordless vacuums in a class by themselves. The two-tier arrangement of 15 cyclones increase airflow and capture the more fine dust than earlier models.

But it’s that direct-drive cleaner head that makes these machines special. It makes them the first stick vacuums that clean all types of flooring well, both smooth floors and carpets. And not just smooth floors, but into the crevices of hardwood, stone and tile floors. And not just low-pile carpets, but the most difficult carpets, like flokatti, shag and frisee.

Dyson V6 Direct Drive Motorhead
Dyson V6 Direct Drive Motorhead

The direct-drive cleaner head provides 75% more brush bar power than the motorized cleaner head of the base Dyson V6 cordless vacuum, and better performance than many standard uprights. For carpets, its stiff nylon bristles drive deeper into pile, removing ground-in dirt other stick vacuums can’t reach. For hard floors, there are soft carbon fiber filaments that pick up the fine dust that other stick vacs leave behind.

If you just want a cordless stick vacuum with the cleaning performance of the direct-drive cleaner head, but don’t need much else, then the Dyson V6 Motorhead will be your choice. It comes with a crevice tool and Dyson’s combination tool with dusting brush and will meet most typical cleaning needs

If you have pets or want to use the Dyson V6 to clean furniture or stairs, you’ll want to consider the Dyson V6 Animal. It has the basic tools plus a mini motorized tool designed for vacuuming pet hair, upholstery, stairs and other small, tight spaces.

If you want a HEPA stick vacuum or need to protect delicate finishes on your hardwood floors, look at the Dyson V6 Absolute. It’s Dyson’s only HEPA cordless stick vacuum. The Dyson V6 Absolute includes the mini motorized head that comes with the V6 Animal, and also Dyson’s new Fluffy soft cleaner head.

Dyson V6 Fluffy Cleaner Head
Dyson V6 Fluffy Cleaner Head

The Fluffy cleaner header was designed especially for hardwood floors. It’s covered in soft woven nylon, with rows of anti-static carbon fiber filaments that pick up fine dust and large debris pick-up simultaneously. With the Fluffy, the direct-drive cleaner head and the mini motorized tool, the Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum could be the only vacuum you’ll need for spaces of 1,000 sq. ft or less.