Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are compounds that evaporate at room temperatures, and some are harmful to your health as well as to the environment. Interior paints historically have contained significant levels of VOCs, but Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes had been selling what they called “zero” VOC paints with some success. Continue reading
Miele vacuum cleaners rank highest in customer satisfaction for both upright and canister vacuum cleaners, according to the J.D. 2013 Vacuum Customer Experience Benchmark Study. This is the second year of the study and the second year Miele has ranked highest for upright vacuums. Canister vacuum cleaners are a new category in the 2013 study. Continue reading
Many people rely on the dustbag full indicator, but it’s not going to have the accuracy of, say, the gas gauge on a car. It just tells you when the bag is getting filled and “indicates” you should check it periodically, especially if you seem to be losing suction. Continue reading
Describing it as having “the power of an army with the agility of a Porsche,” Real Simple named the Miele S7260 Cat & Dog upright the “Best Luxe” vacuum in the publication’s recent “Road Test” of vacuum cleaners.
Real Simple also called the Miele S7 Cat & Dog uprights “unrivaled for suction” and noted its ability to lie flat so it can easily reach move under furniture. In fact, these are features shared by the entire line of Miele S7 upright vacuum cleaners, along with and 360° casters for added mobility and rubber wheels travel smoothly over carpets and hard floors.
What separates the Miele S7260 from the other Miele S7 vacuums is that it is Miele’s first upright designed specifically for households with pets. In addition to that “unrivaled” suction, the Miele S7260 includes the STB 101 Mini Turbo brush for easy cleaning of pet hair from furniture, drapes, stairs and even clothing. And the Active Air Clean filter absorbs odors while the filter keeps small particles from re-circulating in your home. Continue reading
Nothing can change the look of a room like a new color, or even just a fresh coat, of paint. Deciding which paint to use can be difficult, though, given the variety of paint finishes, or sheens, available. But once you understand how the different sheens are intended to be used, the task is much less daunting. Continue reading
Stuffed animals and plush toys are so adorable that kids as well as adults love the way they look and feel. Because of their softness and plush qualities, they have an almost magnetic ability to attract dust and other particulates from the air. That can cause problems for anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies. Continue reading
There’s a HEPA filter, and then there are variations on the HEPA filter, as well as ULPA and HEGA 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
At Best Vacuum, we think our level of devotion to ensuring your satisfaction sets us far apart from other vacuum and home care and comfort retailers. Now we’re taking another giant step away from them with our Best Assured Satisfaction Guarantee.
Best Assured is our promise of worry-free buying, plain and simple. And as part of the program rollout, we’re giving you an extra 10% off of your next order. Just use Coupon Code BEST313 at checkout. This offer is good until March 12, 2013. (Sorry, Miele products are not included.)
Here’s what Best Assured means… Continue reading
A typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills, and a large part of that energy is wasted. Beyond your pocketbook to the environment, electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars.
Yes, there are 29 Miele canister and upright vacuum cleaner models, and each has clear differences from the others. But there are only five basic vacuum cleaners used to build them. There are four basic canisters, the S2, the S5, the S6 and the S8, and one basic upright, the S7.
Different sets of features or accessories, unique to each model within the basic type, are used to create the vacuums 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. Continue reading