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. It will be a while before I know if the Miele S2 can fulfill my expectations, but I can give you my initial impressions: 1. This vac is small. That's good and bad. It's light and easy to maneuver. It is easy to carry up the stairs.
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. Bought this vacuum (Delphi) over the Olympus and Capri versions because its has the powered brush head which I feel is needed for any carpeting. The Titan model has features that I did not want, will go over that later.
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. The complaints I do have about this vacuum are: the lack of a handle/gripper makes my hand sore after a few minutes; why it doesn't come with a HEPA filter - that was a total bummer to find out b/c now I have to shell out an additional $50 (then at least add the handle...
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. Would also appreciate a spare bag included and the option to get a HEPA filter standard or at a bargain price on the piggy back purchase. Overall. I would give it a 7. Could and would be 9-10ish with some adjustments.
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 when I am using the power brush, so that I have it immediately available, just like the other tools.
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. A dust bag fill with sand was inverted ninety degrees - not one sand particle dropped to the floor. . I purchased two through the years. The first lasted over 25 years.
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.