Power - All Miele canister and
upright vacuums feature a powerful 1200 Watt
motor that provides enormous suction. The Miele Universal Uprights features a slightly smaller motor that comes in at 1000 Watts.
Air Flow - When it comes to measuring a vacuum cleaner's cleaning ability, air flow is more important than power. Power is necessary to create
adequate airflow, but factors such as the type of filtration employed and how full the bag is also contribute to a vacuum cleaner's air flow.
Not all vacuum cleaners have adequate air flow, which is necessary for
Suction Control - Miele vacuum cleaners not only offer
great air flow, but they also allow you to control the level of
suction. Different models offer the suction controls as slide bars,
rotary dials, +/- foot control buttons,
or convenient fingertip controls placed on the handle. The Miele Earth
canister vacuum cleaner as well as the Miele Swing and Miele AutoEco uprights feature intelligent automatic
suction control settings. Without the hassle of changing the setting manually, these vacuums will automatically adjust their suction
according to what type of surface you are currently cleaning.
Operating Radius - How far will your vacuum reach before
you have to find another power outlet? The Universal Uprights have
an operating radius of 28 feet; and the Miele canister vacuums have
an operating radius of 29.5 to 33 feet, and the Miele S7 Uprights feature a
full 55 feet of reach.
Turbobrush vs. Powerbrush - A turbobrush is air-driven, and a powerbrush is electrically-driven. While turbobrushes work well for low to medium pile carpet, if your home has high pile carpet or wall-to-wall carpet, you'll probably want a powerbrush.
This is something to keep in mind. While the Miele S5 series is highly versatile, the S4 series is limited in the upgrades available when it comes to adding powered brushes.
The S7 uprights all feature an independently powered powerbrush which makes them ideal for homes with thick or wall-to-wall carpet.
Noise - Despite their awesome power, Miele vacuum cleaners feature quiet operation - so quiet that you can hear the phone ring while vacuuming. Both, the Miele canisters and
S7 uprights, feature this sound insulation, and all are quieter than comparable vacuum cleaners. With the introduction of the Miele S6 vacuums, this insulation was improved upon. Now, with
the Miele S8 models, an encapsulated motors makes this line the quietest vacuums Miele has ever manufactured.
Conveniences, Ease of Use & Comfort - All Miele canister and S7 vacuum cleaners are easy to use with intuitive controls and hygienic Air Clean dust bags, and select models offer the following additional conveniences: automatic suction control,
fingertip suction and/or powerbrush control, swivel-neck design, safety shut-off to prevent overheating, automatic shut-off when parked,
HEPA filtration, automatic height adjustment, one-touch cord rewind, LED lights, sound reducing casters, and ergonomic deluxe handle assembly to prevent strain on the wrist.
Accessories & Attachments - Miele vacuum cleaners give you the option of several different accessories like extra brushes, the handheld turbobrush, the car clean kit, and the micro
clean tool set for electronics and delicate items. Miele S7 uprights will fit any Miele attachment to their wands (except powerbrushes). Some Miele vacuums, like the
Miele Swing, now come standard with the
Miele Micro Set and Flexible Crevice Tool as free, bonus accessories.
To see what additional accessories are compatible with any given Miele visit our Miele S5 Attachments,
Miele S6 Attachments, or
Miele S2 Attachments pages.
Manufacturer's Reputation - In 2007, Germany's leading market research institute awarded Miele with the "Best Company" prize for being the most successful company in Germany. To give you an idea of just how successful Miele is,
Google came in second, and Porsche came in third. The secret behind Miele's success lies in their motto: Immer besser which is German for "Forever better." And in just a few minutes online, you can quickly access information regarding numerous awards Miele brand products have won over the years, including top rankings by consumer reporting agencies. Regardless of the product, the Miele brand is consistent when producing top of the line home appliances.
Durability & Warranty - If you're looking for a vacuum cleaner with durability and longevity, choose a Miele.
Miele vacuum cleaners are designed and tested to last for 20 years. Miele vacuum cleaners come with a
7-year warranty on the motor and a 1-year warranty on parts and labor. The UniQ is the only exception to this - offering a full 10 year warranty on the motor
and 5 full years on parts and labor.
It is good to keep these two things in mind while considering the
initial cost of a Miele. Purchasing a cheaper vacuum every few
years will cost you more over time, while providing lower quality
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