Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner Customer Q & A

Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner Product Details
Q1: Are there differences between the white Olympus S2121 and the red Exclusive S 2001 models? A merchant told me they were the same, and he was charging the same price.

A: Not exactly sure. The S2001 was an exclusive model where a dealer purchased a very large quantity of a specific vacuum to get a color option and sometimes name that they desire. Often times dealers then have problems selling those vacuums for precisely the reason you are writing in today. There is no way to compare them other than by going with the information the dealer is providing. It likely is an Olympus model - simply in a different color and with a different name. Since it is an exclusive, and not common on the web, I can't find much reference to it other than on a few generally worded ebay auctions. Sorry we couldn't be of more help.

Q2: Different names for the models in different countries? Locally, in California, I saw a red miele canister called the Centennial for 699. offer to me for 599. Which model IS it, for I have not seen the name of that model on any website?

A: Yes, Miele offers different models in different countries. So models offered in Canada would be different than here in the US. The Centennial, though, is a US vacuum. It's and S2 canister that close in specs to the Miele Titan and Delphi. The two things differentiating those models is the Titan has a smooth floor and carpet tool, as well as a HEPA filter. The Delphi has the Super Air Clean filter and only the carpet tool. So it's very similar to one of these, depending on those tools and filter. It had pretty limited distribution, and It was simply a limited run piece that is no longer made. This is why you'll have a hard time finding info about it online. If you do go with that model, you will have no problem finding accessories, bags or filters as all those products will be identical to those made for any S2 Miele canister. Hope that helps!

Q3: I have looked at the Miele vacuumcleaners at Sears, but the names are different. How can I know which model I am getting if I see a "Continuum" at Sears and then an Olympus or Capri on your website. Why do they change the names? Can I compare by model number? I want to see what I am buying before I buy, but will probably purchase via the Internet.

A: One thing with Miele is that models never transition across borders. So what you will see sold in Canada won't be offered in a US store and vice versa. And both Canadian and US models are vastly different than German models. This can make it very confusing. In your case, you should be able to compare model lines, so S2 vs. S2, S5 vs. S5, etc. The S# is also the start of each product model. So the high points you'll want to look for when comparing are, 1. Electrically driven or Air driven floor tool? 2. How many and what floor tools are included? 3. HEPA filter or Super Air Clean filter? 4. Color 5. Price With the model you mentioned Continuum, it's comparable US model is the Capricorn. The only differences between the Capricorn and Continuum are price, color and instead of the standard Twister smooth floor tool, the Continuum comes with the XL model. Hope that helps. If you have specific models you want a quick comparison to, just let us know.

Q4: Are the Miele Olympus and the Miele Capri able to be fitted with the PowerBrush? I have heard conflicting information as to whether the S2 Miele Olympus and Capri having eletrical tool capabilities such as the Delphi and Titan. I know they don't come with the electrical hose or powerbrush but I want to know if I can add them later.

A: You most certainly can. Both the Capri and Miele Olympus have the electrical port on the body. With the right hose and wand combo you can use electrically driven powerbrushes with these models.

Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner Product Details

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