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Miele S 5981
8.0 out of 10

Miele S 5981

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Overall 10
10

A nice Miele

SPV Gardens, Amazon
4 August 2013
  • Summary: Mieles are the best vacuum I could find and this one is very nice. As a side note, I ordered the older model Capricorn to save a few hundred dollars on the price, but what I got was the Uniq, the newer model. Not complaining, but this review is not for the Capricorn but for the Uniq. Love everything about it, especially that they put the on-off switch on the handle and the cords inside the tubes so you don't have to plug and unplug when changing to the powered brush.
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Overall 10
10

This vacuum is unbelievable

Boomer, Amazon
4 June 2013
  • Summary: I was considering a Dyson and the Miele S5981 Capricorn. After reading online reviews and perusing video comparisons I went with the Miele. The vacuum is surprisingly quiet for the tremendous amount of suction generated. Having experience with my trusty but extraordinarily loud, Hoover Windtunnel, I didn't think the Miele was generating much suction since the noise level was abated to such a great degree.
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Overall 6
6.0

So So Vacuum

snicker, Amazon
27 May 2013
  • Summary: It works ok on carpet, doesn't suck up the small crumbs on hard wood floors. After a few months it started shutting itself off every 5 or 10 minutes. Looked online and found others having the same problems. Something about a circuit board in the handle getting zapped. Contacted the Amazon supplier, they sent me to Miele. Miele sent me to a service center who told me they don't want to support people who buy online. Then he tried to sell me bags and hepa filter. Nice!
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Overall 10
10

Best vacuum we have had

D. Redden "Dave Redden", Amazon
11 March 2013
  • Summary: We have had numerous top-rated (by Consumers Reports) vacuums, mostly Kenmores, and they all failed prematurely (my opinion) due to low quality of manufacture. The last Intuition failed at the powerhead after a couple of years. The electrical connection would not stay together and the head would start and stop in use. Finally the cheap plastic moving parts just cratered. I tried to order replacement parts and learned they were back-ordered with no estimated ship date.
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Overall 8
8.0

So Quiet It's Almost Scary!

Michael Fortunato, Amazon
5 January 2013
  • Summary: I didn't quite believe the vacuum would be as quiet as advertised in the product description. When using it for wood floors, it IS whisper quiet. on the lower settings, I can barely even hear the vacuum. When vacuuming carpets, the unit is audible but no where near any vacuum I've owned before. I even prefer it to the central vacuum system that runs in my house - low noise and no giant hose to lug around. Also of note, this baby turns on a dime, so to speak.
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Overall 10
10

Head and Shoulders above the rest

Amazon Customer "home techie", Amazon
28 December 2012
  • Summary: When I first got the vacuum cleaner I tried all of the hardest jobs around the house to put it to the test. It was important to me to validate such an expenditure for a vacuum cleaner. Needless to say, it passed the test with flying colors. We have a mix of wood floors and various piles of carpeting in our house with the usual types of furniture that must be vacuumed around, under, and behind. The vacuum, as so many reviews that I read, is well worth the extra money.
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Overall 10
10

Miele is the BEST out there!!!!!

S. Grimstead, Amazon
12 December 2012
  • Summary: Best vacuum ever after owning Electrolux all my life!! Love how quiet it is and all the suction power and ability to raise n lower the power head for carpet height, etc.
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Overall 10
10

expensive--but great!

old crow, Amazon
29 September 2012
  • Summary: This is definitely the most expensive vac I've ever purchased! Having gone through several other brands of fairly expensive vacuums that didn't clean well, failed within a just few years, and ultimately just proved disappointing, I spent a great deal of time researching, reading blog reviews and contemplating this choice. I finally decided to take the plunge and buy Miele, and so far, I'm glad I did.
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Overall 10
10

Quiet and easy to use

Mary, Amazon
4 September 2012
  • Summary: I've been using the same upright for over 20 years and finally bought this new Miele. It's quiet and easy to use. Not too heavy to lift up the stairs which is important in a 3 story home. I use the parquet twister on my hardwoods and tiles and even on my throw rugs. I haven't tried the big beater carpet attachment because I have no carpet.
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Overall 10
10

Miele Products are the best

Scott, Amazon
16 August 2012
  • Summary: We purchased our new Miele Capricorn because our last German made Miele lasted 18 years. They are built with quality components and engineered to last. We of course also like they way they work, this vac. does a great job keeping our home clean. My wife and I always buy Miele products. We like products that are made to last and last. We also approve of the way they treat employees.
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