So you’re after a Miele Vacuum?
A fine choice too!
Really great vacuum cleaners, powerful suction reasonably priced and very long lasting.
Whether you’re new to the brand or you’re replacing an old one I’ve got everything you need to know in this review.
So let’s dive in!
Why Is The Power So Low Compared To Older Models?
A lot of people who are replacing their Miele vacuums are usually disappointed to have to downgrade from a 1200w motor to a 900w motor. Won’t the suction be so much worse?
The EU brought in new regulations limiting vacuum cleaners to a power of less than 900 w to increase energy efficiency.
So all vacuum cleaner makers had to comply, but it made them work harder on efficiency because they didn’t want to lose suction.
This means you’ll find that new Miele vacuums are actually more powerful in terms of suction than older models despite the lower power.
What Miele Do Right
Miele do a lot of things right, but let’s take a look at some of the specifics.
Miele Vacuums are built to last.
If you ask people who already own a Miele vacuum how long they’ve had it. Most of them will tell you they’ve had it for at least 10 years!
Miele really put the work into the durability of their vacuum cleaners and it pays off in a vacuum that’s built to last.
I mentioned it before but it’s worth saying again. Miele vacuums are great suckers!
Now that may sound like a weird phrase, and it is, but it’s everything you want in a vacuum cleaner right?
A lot of the vacuums come with a 4-5L dust contains so you can keep on vacuuming for longer.
They also make really comfortable to use vacuums, nice and lightweight and easy to pull around.
Where Miele Vacuums Go Wrong
They don’t have the best power rating because the suction is adjustable. On full power, they tend to suck your electricity bills compared to other vacuums. Luckily this still isn’t a huge amount but the energy conscious should beware.
Miele mainly make bagged vacuums which is always a pain because it means you have to buy bags when you empty it.
The Exception is the Blizzard CX1 which is bagless and easily Mieles Best vacuum.
Miele vs Dyson
Most people know about Dyson and how they lead the pack in terms of vacuums so I thought I’d compare it to the Miele so you know where you are.
Where Dyson Is Better
Dyson have the superior cleaning power. But they also make upright vacuums instead of canister ones like the Miele.
The suction is better and you’ll be finished quicker because you won’t have to go back over areas as often.
But that comes at a price.
Where Miele Is Better
And that price is the price! Dysons are expensive, like really expensive, so if you can’t afford one or don’t want to spend that much on a vacuum then you’ll do great with the Miele.
Mieles are also far lighter and more comfortable to use. Dysons are big and heavy.
Also Dysons are bagless so you get a big cloud of dust when you go to empty them which is a problem for some.
Miele vs Henry
The Numatic Henry Hoover is the closest in style and functionality but Miele definitely has the edge.
Where Henry Is Better
Henry Hoovers are similar in price to the basic C1 model but if you’re wanting a better vacuum it’s going to cost more for a Miele.
Where Miele Is Better
The Miele cleaning power far outshines the Henry Hoover.
The Miele is also a lot easier to move around compared to the clunky shape of the Henry.
You also get lots more freedom in terms of suction power levels and head attachments.
Miele is easily the better vacuum.
Miele vs Shark
Shark are muscling into Dyson for that top spot in the vacuum world so I thought it’s worth comparing them.
Where Shark is better
Shark make upright vacuums mainly so again have better performance than most of the Miele’s but comparable with the Blizzard CX1.
Where Miele Is Better
Miele vacuums are built to last, so long after a shark burns out a Miele will still keep going strong making them better value for money.
They’re also lighter and more manoeuvrable than Shark Vacuums.
So if you’re looking for a canister vacuum it’s Miele every time but if you want an upright then go with shark.
And now it’s time for the main event!
Miele Blizzard CX1 Vacuum Cleaner Review
I thought it’d be easiest to start at the top and work my way down. The Miele Blizzard CX1 is easily the best Miele Vacuum, but even that is broken down into 4 different models, the CX1 Powerline, CX1 Cat and Dog, CX1 Excellence, and CX1 Comfort.
They are all bagless vacuums with great suction and comfortably adjustable power controls. A 2l dust canister so you’re not emptying it too often and they all have the HEPA filter so the air gets purified while you vacuum.
So what’s the difference?
I’ve put them into a table below so you can check out the differences yourself, and just click the click here button to view them on Amazon so you can check the price and get more info.
|Name||Blizzard CX1 Powerline||Blizzard CX1 Cat And Dog||Blizzard CX1 Excellence||Blizzard CX1 Comfort|
|Best For||Mainly Carpet||Mainly Carpet||Mainly Carpet||Mainly Hardfloor|
|What's Different||Base Model||Comes With a Turbo Brush||Comfort Handle||Comfort handle = Controls On Handle|
|Price & Reviews on Amazon||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here|
Well the base model is the CX1 Powerline, it’s great for everyday use and if you don’t need anything special.
The Cat and Dog Vacuum is, of course, meant for pet owners. More powerful suction and an extra head attachment.
The Excellence has a comfort handle and winding system for the cable making it more comfortable to use.
The Comfort model is the same as the excellence plus all the controls are available on the handle so you don’t need to bend down to change the power settings and things.
Verdict –No matter what model of the CX1 Blizzard you get you are buying a fantastic vacuum cleaner, great suction and easy to use. Easily the best Miele Vacuum.
Miele C3 Review
- 12 M Long Cord
- Air Clean Filter
- Foot Controls
- Universal Floor Head
- Bagged Cleaning
- Very Powerful Suction
- Leaves Carpets Noticeably Cleaner
- Tested for 20 Years Of use
- 4.5 L Capacity
- You Have To Buy Replacement bags
The Miele C3 isn’t as powerful as it’s big sibling the CX1 but it still packs a punch full of cleaning power.
If you’ve been needing to buy a new vacuum for a while then I reckon you’ll see a visible difference in any carpet you have once you start using it.
The cable is really nice and long at 12 m so you don’t have to unplug and plug it back in again everytime you go to a different room.
You’ll also be able to clean right up to the edges while you use it making the whole process a lot smoother and quicker.
Overall, a superb vacuum cleaner, it’s cheaper than the CX1 Blizzard but still really powerful.
Other C3 Models
Just like the C1X there are a couple of different models of the C3, the cat and dog and the Total Suction Allergy.
The Cat and Dog has a better air filter for taking allergens out the air and it has a turbo head that is great for taking up pet hair out of carpets. Click here to check it out on Amazon.
The Total Suction Allergy has the best air filter with the all-powerful HEPA filter. It also has a parquet head which is great for delicate floors such as laminate or stone because it’s got softer bristles.
Miele C2 Review
- 4.5 L Dust Container
- 10 m Long Cord
- 900 w Motor
- Air Clean Filter
- Great Suction
- Easy To Empty
- Better For Hard Floor Than Carpet
The Miele C2 does an excellent job of cleaning up hard floors but can struggle a little more when it has to deal with carpet.
That said it still makes good work on Carpet, just not in the same way the C3 and C1X manage.
Its 10 m long cord is more than enough to get your round the house with relative ease, and the Air Clean filter help keep the air clean while you vacuum.
I personally think it’s worth paying the extra £40-50 to get the C3 but if you really can’t afford it then the C2 will still do you proud.
The C2 Cat and DogComes with a turbo brush and is a little more powerful giving it that extra oomph on carpets and ensuring that it can deal with pet hair.
Click here to view the C2 Cat and Dog on Amazon
Miele Classic C1 Junior Review
- 9m Cable
- 800w Motor
- 900W Motor
- Clip on accessories
- Floorhead for hard floors and carpet
- Great Price
- Universal Floor Head
- Robust Build
- Not as strong a suction
The Miele C1 Junior is the baby model of them all, it’s a little less powerful, a little lighter and has a slightly shorter cord.
But it’s also a lot cheaper.
Its still got good suction with 800w motor and the universal floor head means it can work on carpet and hard floor meaning it can still get your house clean for sure.
So if you have a small flat or are in need of a budget Miele vacuum then the C1 is absolutely the way to go.