Vacuum Cleaners

Posted by kevvyg on Monday, April 07, 2014
Two Free Boxes of Filter Bags with the Purchase of Every Miele Vacuum CleanerMiele vacuum cleaners have long been known for a few things. They offer exceptional cleaning performance, powerful suction, unmatched filtration, and are built to last 20 years. Unlike other brands, they're also notorious for not discounting their line of luxury HEPA vacuum cleaners, but every now and again, we can sweeten the deal. For a limited time, receive Two Free Boxes of Filter Bags with the purchase of any Miele Premium Vacuum Cleaner.

For nearly 100 years Miele has been designing and building quality vacuum cleaners. Here at AchooAllergy, Miele has been a brand of vacuum cleaner that we highly recommend. Their emphasis on air filtration, keeping your indoor air clean while you vacuum, is critical for people concerned with allergies, asthma or indoor air quality in general. Traditional vacuum cleaners can remove visible dirt but can release millions of particles back into the air. They can literally take allergens and particulate that had previously settled out of the air and onto the floor and disperse them back into the air you breathe. Unfortunately, even HEPA vacuum cleaners can be guilty of this.

Miele Swing Premium Upright Vacuum Cleaner Miele takes air quality a step further. Not only do they independently test their products, but with a HEPA filter, they include the use of a 9-ply filter bag, a pre-motor, and a sealed system (on most vacs) to not only completely clean the air as it passes through the vacuum but ensure that dirty and clean air do not mix or leak. Sealed system Miele vacuums, equipped with their H13 HEPA remove allergens like mold spores, dander, dust mite allergen and dust from the floor and from the air you breathe - the perfect allergy vacuum.

This is all in addition to Miele's superior cleaning ability, high quality and unparalleled durability. The Vortex motor creates powerful, concentrated suction to remove not only the dirt, hair and soil you can see but also capture the microparticles that you can't. A range of included accessories (even more than usual if you are considering their HomeCare line) and attachments make Miele vacuums Miele Marin S8 Canister Vacuum Cleanersome of the most versatile cleaning machines you can own. In addition to all of this is the knowledge that Miele's are built to last twenty years!

So if you were considering purchasing one of the most advanced, durable and effective vacuum cleaners on the market, now is the time to buy. In addition to free express delivery (next day or two day delivery of nearly all Miele vacs) you will also receive TWO FREE BOXES of FILTERBAGS. That's a year's worth of bags, nearly a $40 value, free!

Author: Kevin Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Miele Flamenco II - 12 Years and Still Sucking!Last week, we had a local customer stop by with a Miele that had stopped working. When I saw it, I immediately recognized the body shape and styling as an old S200 model canister, and upon closer inspection, I did indeed find that it was a Miele Flamenco II. As the pictures shows, it is a little rough for wear, but most of it seems to be scuffs. The customer informed us that her Miele would not power up. This can generally mean anything from a bad switch or circuit board to a faulty thermal cut out or issue with the motor. After some initial testing, my coworker declared that it was likely the motor. Sitting nearby, I laughed. Somewhat indignant, he then asked me what I thought it was. Though I couldn't say, I was willing to bet $5 that it was NOT the motor.

We checked the label on the bottom - 2002. Surely it wasn't the motor. It was only 12 years old! To further test this theory (and win my wager), I brought in my multi-meter from home, the next morning. After checking the cord reel, the motor and the plug, it started to become increasingly clear that I was going to win my bet.

With the multi-meter we were able to narrow the source of the problem down to the plug. After replacing the cord and reassembling the Flamenco, it was time for a test. Sure enough, it started right up without issue!

There were a couple things I took away from this. Something we often talk about with a Miele vacuum is the initial cost but viewing a Miele as an investment. Each is built to provide you 20 years of reliable cleaning service, and in the age of "throwaway" everything, including cheap home appliances, this is no small thing. Even after twelve years of use, this Flamenco was going strong, and a simple replacement of the plug had it up and running like new. The other thing I took away from this was.... lunch!

To see the full line of Miele vacuums.

Author: Kevin Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Friday, January 31, 2014
Last Weekend to Get a Free HEPA Filter with Every Vacuum PurchaseJust a reminder, this is the LAST weekend you'll be able to purchase any Miele vacuum cleaner and get a free HEPA filter with your purchase. Miele vacuum cleaners have been consistently ranked among the very best for years. Whether it's their powerful suction, extremely quiet operation, industry leading durability and innovative features or their world class filtration, the Miele name has long been synonymous for luxury home appliance.

People dealing with allergies and asthma have long known the benefits of improved indoor air quality, and whether it is from Miele testing or independent test results, Miele vacs remove more pollutants and particles than any other brand around.

Time is running out, but you still have through this weekend to purchase a new Miele HEPA vacuum cleaner and receive not only FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY on every model but also a FREE HEPA FILTER, up to a $49.95 value.

Opt for a healthier home and put $50 worth of free product in your pocket, shop Miele vacuum cleaners.

Author: Kevin Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Monday, January 13, 2014
If some of you have visited your local authorized Miele dealer, you may have come across a specific set of Miele vacuum models that you don't see online. You might have seen a unique color or a few additional tools included in with these models. The HomeCare line of vacuums is exclusive to independent dealers, like This also means you won't find them in any big box store where Miele vacuums are sold. There are a few other features though that make these vacs unique.

First, there is one HomeCare model for each current Miele line. So there is an S2, S6, S8 and S7 upright model. While each respective model may share some similarities with the Miele vacuums you'll find on our website, there are some key differences, like additional accessories, your choice of floor attachments, and something else they all share - you won't find them anywhere, except in an Authorized HomeCare dealer's storefront.

So if you'd like to learn more, click the icon above. It will direct you back to the Miele website, but if you have any questions or want to learn more, give us a call, email or chat. To see our full line of Miele vacuum cleaners. And don't forget, buy any new Miele vacuum and get a free HEPA filter included! That's over a $50 value.

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Thursday, January 02, 2014
Was one of your New Year's resolutions to have a healthier home or maybe to try to be more organized and clean a little more in 2014? If either of these were things you resolved to do this year or if you simply want a cleaner home or wish to treat yourself to one of the best home cleaning appliances available, Miele wants to lend a hand! Starting yesterday, with the purchase of any new Miele vacuum, you'll get a free HEPA filter.

Miele Canister and Upright Vacuums Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction by the J.D. Power and AssociatesWhether you are dealing with allergies, asthma, or COPD or you are simply looking for a luxury home appliance that is not only effective but also durable and stylish, Miele vacuums can help. All feature powerful suction, durable construction, stylish design and are incredibly versatile. From cleaning delicate flooring or high traffic carpet and dusting to cleaning drapes, detailing your car (or computer) or keeping hard-to-reach areas clean, Miele vacuums offer a range of features, attachments and prices to fit your needs and your budget.

Unlike other vacuums that use cheap materials, Miele vacs are manufactured in Germany and extensively tested. Their performance and longevity are two reason why Miele vacuums have won past and current acclaim from Consumers Digest, J.D. Power, Good Housekeeping, and the Housewares Design Awards as well as Architectural Digest, SHAPE, and Real Simple magazines. And independent testing has shown that Miele outperforms any other vacuum when it comes to improving air quality and filtering out microparticles like pet dander, pollen, dust mite allergen, and dust.

So, if you're considering improving your home but also improving your health, you can't go wrong with a Miele. The free HEPA filter promotion means that if you're considering a model without it, you'll now get one. You can turn a Miele S6, like the Onyx from a great vacuum to one that features all of the components of Miele's world class, AirClean filtration system - 9 ply Filterbag, HEPA Filter, Pre-motor Filter, and sealed system. For models like the premium Miele UniQ the free filters means you won't have to worry about purchasing a new filter until 2016.

To Shop All Miele Vacuums. And as always, if you have any questions, give us a call, chat or submit an FAQ!

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Saturday, November 30, 2013
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the quietest of them all?

In general, vacuums are loud. I mean, really, how can they not be? Most vacuum cleaners are essentially a motor and a bag (or container to hold the stuff you vacuum up). The motor creates suction that draws in air, debris, dirt, then traps the particles while allowing the air to pass back into the home. The problem is that not only does the motor produce noise as it runs, but you also have the suction created by the vacuum - that "giant sucking sound" (anyone remember Ross Perot?).

These two things often combine to make most vacuums so loud that you simply cannot hear the phone ringing, someone knocking on the door, or even someone in the same room trying to talk to you. Ultimately, brand matters little in this regard. From Dyson and Kirby to Eureka and Hoover, and everything in between, most vacuums are loud. But are ALL of them loud enough to rattle your windows? With the help of my family, I've decided to give you a photographic representation of a better way.

Is Your Vacuum Too Loud?
Exhibit A.

Old or New, Cheap or Expensive, Most Vacuums are Noisy
Exhibit B.

Besides Excessive Noise, Your Old Vacuum is Likely Spewing Microparticles Back into the Air You Breathe
Exhibit C.

There is a Solution - Miele.  I Think She's Calling to Thank Me!
Exhibit D.

Maybe It's Not THAT Quiet, But The Difference is Clear
Exhibit E.

Looking for a quieter vacuum, particularly one that offers filtration as good as a HEPA air purifier, suction as powerful as any available, a warranty that surpasses all competitors, and a choice of styles, features, and colors? A Miele is your best bet! And I am fully confident that this completely unscientific photographic representation offers all the proof you need.

Shop Miele Vacuums

Photographic Penalty - Shot Interference.  10 Yards, No Dessert
Blooper A.
Thanks for messing up the shot!

Special thanks to my sister, sister-in-law, and nephews. The Miele pictured is the Auto-Eco (formerly the Bolero).

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Monday, November 04, 2013
It's that time of year again - the time when the top consumer product rating agency publishes its yearly edition of home products. In the past we've always mentioned Miele vacuum cleaners, as they have traditionally fared well, and this year is no exception. And due to this agency not wanting to appear as if it "endorses" any particular product, as in years past, I can't actually mention their name. I can't imagine it would be too hard to guess though.

Starting with traditional bagged uprights, the Twist came in at that top. The only area where this vacuum didn't receive a best or near best rank was with regard to handling. This is somewhat understandable given the weight of Miele uprights. One of the few top vacuums that did receive a high mark in this area was the SEBO Felix Premium, which not so coincidentally, is one the lightest vacuums that was tested. In terms of noise level, filtration and performance (particularly on carpet), the Miele Twist was overall the top model.

Joining the Twist on the list was the Miele Cat & Dog, Bolero (now known as the Auto-Eco), and the Jazz. So for the category as a whole, Miele uprights snagged four of the top ten slots and two of the top three.

The Miele Callisto was replaced by the New Kona S8When it comes to bagged canister vacuum cleaners, again Miele was leading the way. In this category, the only average rank the Callisto received was in handling, but that was actually right in line with all of the other models. As something I've pointed out about Miele vacuums, the Callisto was the quietest of all the models tested. Unfortunately, the Callisto, as well as the rest of the Miele S5 vacuums have largely been retired. The upside is the new S8 line of canisters offers a direct replacement model for nearly every retiring S5. In the case of the Miele Callisto, the new Miele Kona canister is a direct replacement - same color, features, and performance, with a slightly redesigned package and a few upgrades.

Here are a few other observations from year's report. One interesting note about the upright category, Dyson was noticeably absent from the bagless uprights. Additionally, the Dyson Animal canister was noted as a particularly poor performer. Though overall, Dyson and Miele were some of the most reliable of the major brands.

For more information, pick up the latest copy of this unnamed, but very popular publication.

Shop our current line of Miele vacuum cleaners.

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Saturday, September 28, 2013
Miele OlympusJust a quick note...

Take advantage this weekend only on Miele prices. If you were looking at purchasing a Miele vacuum cleaner, this weekend is the time to buy. On October 1st, prices are going up on several popular models including the Miele Twist and Miele Olympus.

Posted by kevvyg on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Free HEPA Filter with Purchase of any Miele Vacuum CleanerThough it is rare for Miele to offer a promotion, this summer, if you purchase any Miele vacuum cleaner you will receive a free HEPA filter. From now until the end of July, we will include a free HEPA filter the purchase of any Miele canister, upright or stick vacuum. For models like the popular S8 canisters, this means you will get an additional HEPA filter. For the economical S2 Miele vacuums, this means you get a free HEPA upgrade!

In many circles Miele vacuums are known simply as a luxury appliance. Styling, performance and price place many of their models at the top of the luxury vacuum list. For us, Miele is an effective, durable home cleaning machine, and recently, J.D. Power and Associates recognized both Miele canister and uprights as ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction".

Miele was recently ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Both the Upright and Canister Vacuum Cleaner Categories.Beyond the accolades, independently tested HEPA filtration, an array of features and tools, and quality construction combine to deliver the type of clean that not only leaves your home looking better but actually healthier too. From dirt, soil, and pet hair to allergens like dander, pollen and mold spores, these vacuums are designed to remove not only the mess you can see but also the microparticles that can pollute your indoor environment. From styling and ease of use to performance and durability, a Miele can be a great fit in any home.

Now, in addition to free express delivery, you can save up $49.95 in the form of a free filter. Each free filter will be included in the box with your purchase. One FREE HEPA filter per vacuum. Take advantage of this rare offer from Miele before time runs out!

Posted by kevvyg on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Miele Vacuum Cleaners Tops in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey

For the second year in a row Miele uprights rank highest in customer satisfaction based on the latest J.D. Power and Associates study. Newly created this year, the canister vacuum cleaner category also features Miele as the top brand. With performance and ease of use being the strongest drivers of positive consumer sentiment, Miele vacuums ranked well for both of these criteria. Here's a quick look at the latest report.

Based on responses from over 5000 vacuum cleaner purchasers from Feb. 2012 to Feb. 2013, the survey scores vacuum brands on things like performance, suction, styling, price, ease of use, and other factors. Aggregated into 1000 point scale, the survey showed the Miele uprights scoring particularly well for performance, styling, and features while Miele's canister vacuums scored well for performance, ease of use and features. Both upright and canisters scored at least 49 points higher than average (more in the case of uprights), 816 and 805 respectively, making them each best in their segments. Thirteen different upright and ten different canister vacuum brands were included in this survey.

J.D. Power and Associates surveys are some of the most respected and mentioned consumer satisfaction benchmarks today. Annually, they compile quality, performance and satisfaction measurements for thousands of products from the direct feedback of millions of customers.

Author: K. Gilmore

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