Excerpt: First off, this vacuum is expensive. But I believe you get what you pay for. Let's continue.Much of my childhood was spent vacuuming my mother's carpets with her Kirby. That vacuum was delicious indeed; after you figured out how to fiddle with all its various switches and foot pedals, the...
Excerpt: I have two dogs and I really need a vac to last for more that one year. Bagless vacs die so quickly in my house. Uprights often throw loose dirt around on hard surface floors. Miele is a sturdy machine with ergonomic handling. Telescoping handle will allow extended reach.
Summary: I cringe at paying this much for a vacuum cleaner, but after the experiences we had living in Europe and using Miele washing machines, dryers and dishwashers, we thought it might be worth the price. So far, it has been. First, this is a beautiful machine.
Summary: The Carina is lightweight and has great suction. I don't have carpet, but the upholstery tool does a good job of getting cat & dog hair off my upholstered furniture. It's easy to move around and doesn't take up a lot of space.
Summary: I purchased this vacuum because I have a bad back and the vacuum is extremely light. This is the lowest priced Miele canaster unit. I wish it came with the handle that is offered on it's more expensive unit, but did not need all the other options the more expensive unit came with.
Summary: I've had the Dyson vacuum for 3 years and I don't know why it took me so long to change it. This miele is excellent compared to dyson. It is light, it really sucks everything in the corners without having to change to the small device. It doesn't have high noise. I love it.
Summary: First my requirements, I live in a 3 story house with a basement, have a cat, hardwood floors, stair runners, and oriental rugs. Oriental rugs should not be cleaned with a beater bar attachment. Wow, this vacuum is fantastic. Usually I only have enough ambition to clean one floor at a time.
Summary: This little vac is awesome- quiet, efficient, and even nice to look at! We have a mix of area rugs and wood floors- this vac works great on both. The other tools are handy for vacuuming under furniture, window sills, etc.