Summary: Not happy with this vacuum -- incredibly poor design -- a couple things that aren't obvious until you use it. 1) Wheels are ridiculously small -- this thing cannot even roll over its own power cord! 2) The hose is only about 5 feet long -- way too short -- need to constantly yank on this thing to cover even a small area -- and with the tiny wheels that come to a halt when it inevitably runs into its own cord, it's a real, and unnecessary, pain to vacuum with this.
Summary: This vacuum has great suction and pickup, however it is VERY heavy, so if you have arthritis, back problems, autoimmune disease or heart trouble don't even think about ordering this very heavy machine. It is also extremely expensive, and so complex that Hubby and I have to re-read the instructions every time we use it. I thought that I'd be vacuuming our floors more often with this machine, but I am using it less because I dread hauling it out and moving it around.
Summary: I have been a Dyson user for years. I have the Hepa filters, the top of the line Dyson for pets. I have 2 cats, 1 wife and a daughter who all shed. I'm sick of hair stuck to me, the furniture, my clothes, my shoes....arrrgghhh! Research and lots more research kept me coming back to Miele. Then I found out you have to go to a store because the prices are fixed, so what's the point of buying online?
Summary: I bought it two years ago to replace a cheaper Miele that was still working and luckily did not throw away. It is good for carpeting and if you have a big house and no need to store things under the beds or sofas. Make sure that you check the area to clean BEFORE you start vacuumimg. Pick up everything that is more than 1/25th of a inch long like pencils, pins, paper pieces, toothpicks etc.
Summary: I loved all aspect of the vacuum machine except overheat problem. Whenever I used it, it lasted only about 15 min and overheated and then stopped. So I returned this machine to Amazon. I am gonna buy a new one from a local store to see if the problem occurs again. If not, there is no reason I do not have it.
Summary: This replaces a 15 year old model. It is fantastic! A quality built product that does exactly what it claims to do - CLEAN! I am extremely happy with this unit. It works flawlessly. Highly recommended.
Easy on the Back with the Added Bonus of Being Quiet...
28 January 2010
Summary: As I approach the "new 40," I am discovering my lower back does not handle using an upright vacuum as painlessly as it formerly did. For the past two years, I have researched and read in an attempt to find a canister vacuum which I might actually like and which would not cause my lower back to ache.
Summary: I bought this vacuum because I had gotten more than tired of having to replace my main vacuum every 2 years or so. Being originally from Germany, I was very familiar with the Miele brand and liked their excellent reputation. Here are some points with regards to the Capricorn: The Good: 1. Excellent suction. I am not exaggerating when I say that my carpets look much cleaner than before after having used this vacuum on them.