Summary: The Miele S4582 with Hepa filter included is the third Miele vacuum cleaner we purchased in the last 30 years. Miele is German design, German engineering and German built at its best. Not outsourced in Asia. The first two Mieles we owned while living in Europe were overall excellent vacuum cleaners. The only negative disadvantage was the hose cracked after 3 years of use. We used duct tape to solve that problem.
Summary: I purchased a very similar model to this one. I am in Canada so mine is called the S4 Momentum (S4512). I opted for a different floor brush (the parquet twister) and the air driven carpet brush. I had a top of the line Kenmore which was 6 years old and working at full power. The problem? I would vacuum and turn around to see dust settled everywhere not long afterwards. The entire family has been wheezing and coughing for months. Something had to give!
Summary: I have three cats and one dog. I have an area rug that is semi-plush. This vacuum cleaner did not pick up all the hair like my hoover did. What I did really like about it was the noise level was very low and it was light. Too bad I had to return it though because it didn't do the job as I needed.
Summary: I purchased from ABT because no one could match the $399 price tag and free shipping they were offering. Everyone else had this vacuum listed at $579(I wonder if ABT made mistake?). The Miele Eclipse is perfect for my 1900sq ft. house. I have hard floors except in the bedrooms. I bought the Miele SBB400-3 XL Parquet Twister Floor Tool. It's 16 inches wide and the suction reaches to the edges(suction power is outstanding). It covers a lot of area fast.
Summary: The rug beater head of my 30 year-old Eureka Ironsides finally broke and I decided it was time for a new vacuum. After some searching, I decided on this Miele Eclipse model and have been very pleased with it. It is significantly smaller, lighter, and far more quiet than my old vacuum. I used to use the rug beater on the carpet in one room only as I have oriental rugs elsewhere. I found the Miele suction to be so good that a beater was not needed.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews from other folks who had purchased Miele machines. Coming from a Hoover bagless with powerhead, I was worried about the extra cost of the Miele, the bags and the lack of powerhead. However, most of my vacuuming is hardwood or tile and what little is carpeted is not a worry. People remarked about the quality of the Miele motor and they were not kidding. Its very powerful and VERY quiet.