Summary: I've had this vacuum cleaner for three weeks. It replaced a Kenmore canister vac that I'd hoped I would have for 20 years but instead lasted only six. Frustrated, I was determined to buy quality this time around.
Summary: I decided to give a Miele vacuum a try specifically because of the vacuum repair guy AMA on Reddit. I live in a small home with only one room being carpeted, but with a few rugs throughout the house.
Summary: I finally caved in and purchased this vacuum after 2 other vacuum models failed to do the job. I can finally clean my rugs without the suction being too strong or wimpy and also clean the hardwood floor.
Summary: Overall a good product. Happy with the cleaning and quietness, Stows away well. My concerns would extend to the balance of its use. The balance of the machine will recognize that the body will pitch and roll during use.
Excerpt: Maybe I should give this a 5 star rating....it really cleans very well. There are 3 things that I don't like: the cord is too short; I would prefer the on/off switch be in the handle and operated by hand rather than my foot; there needs to be a place in or on the sweeper to store the floor brush...
Summary: I remember the "good old days" when a quality canister vacuum cleaner can be purchased for under $100. I bought a Eureka. When that broke down after several years of usage, I graduated to a Royal Power Tank with a 4.5 hp motor. I once witnessed a demonstration of its powerful suction.
Summary: It is a great vacuum, it work very nicely but... The electric hose is heavier than he non electric one and significantly heavier. My arm gets tired more quickly. I got a canister to avoid having a heavy weight on my arm, but his one is heavier than expected.