Summary: I had a Miele vacuum cleaner when I was living in Europe and was very happy with its performance. Not only does it clean thoroughly, it is quiet while in operation - an advantage for apartment dwellers who often must vacuum in the evening after work but do not wish to disturb neighbours.
Summary: I am very pleased with this purchase. We've owned a variety of cheaper vacuums, that have been extremely loud and dusty. This is whisper quiet, yet has plenty of power and no dust. Ergonomics are great, and materials are top-quality. We also looked into Dyson, but the noise was a deal-killer.
Summary: It is simple, pretty quiet, powerful, very well made. Not a plastic cheap looking box that gets stuck on every turn. This vacuum has really good cover out of steal. Majority of parts are not plastic but metal.
Summary: This is an excellent vacuum for wood or tile floor. The suction is very good. I generally use the lowest setting out of the six, and have no problems picking up things. I find it adequate to use on low-pile rugs too. It probably will require a power brush to vacuum on mid or high pile carpet.
Summary: I have a hardwood, brick and low profile area rug layout in my house. This vacuum is the best vac. I have ever used - period! I actually enjoy vacuuming because it is quiet, light weight, HEPA filtered, and incredibly effective. Pet hair - no problem.
Summary: I love this vacuum cleaner purchased through Amazon. It has decreased the dust in my house tremendously. It is quiet and very efficient. I love the retractable cord but it could be longer. Guess you can't have both.
Summary: I have hardwood floors and some rugs. This things works whisper quiet when I need it to. Such as when kids or wife are sleeping. Any other vacuum would wake up the baby. I have had the vacuum almost a year. I have no problems with it. Changing the bag is easy.