All the features that are talked about like it being lightweight
28 December 2014
Summary: I have been using an Electrolux canister for over 25 years and it was ready to retire. I started researching canister vacuums for over a year and finally decided on the Alize and it is worth every penny. All the features that are talked about like it being lightweight, quiet and quality performance were right on target. This is an amazing vacuum that will possibly outlive my old electrolux which means I will never have to buy another vacuum cleaner!
Summary: It takes a little getting used to, but I love this vacuum. 1. Very quiet 2. Swivel head is awesome 3. The air blows UP instead of out the back, which means it's not blowing unvacuumed dust into the air and corners. 4. Powerful cord retraction. One push and let go, the cord continues to wind up perfectly. (there is pro and con on this, see below) 5. LONG cord 6. Adjustable length for the wand. 7.
Summary: Ever since we bought our first Miele vacuum cleaner whilst stationed in Hong Kong 25 years ago we have never even considered another brand. These are the reasons: a. German engineering - need I say more? b. Lowest Noise - even the one I bought 25 years ago, still working today with a voltage adapter to drop from 220 to 110 volts, is the quietest machine ever made. I notice that even the Miele vacs of today rate tops on low noise category.
Summary: Where's my SEB 217. This is Amazon's fault and telling me to call the manufacture! What the.... I'm sure th vacuum will work fine but for now I'll return, talk to more Filipino women that have no clue and get the same thing back!
Hard to vacuum surfaces and dirt on hard floors is ...
joan m "Joan M", Amazon
13 November 2014
Summary: Hard to vacuum surfaces and dirt on hard floors is instantly picked up. Carpets appear to be thoroughly vacuumed which has been at a loss to me. This machine handles it all. I will have to agree with other posters that the wand is quite heavy for cleaning over head.
This is by far the best vacuum cleaner I have ever used
Just Another Consumer, Amazon
24 October 2014
Summary: This is by far the best vacuum cleaner I have ever used. If you have a lot of hard surface flooring in your house, than this is the vacuum for you! I am amazed at the amount of suction this has and it is awesome being able to control the amount of suction for various jobs around the house. I actually find myself enjoying vacuuming and you can feel the quality in your hands with this beauty. It is great for cleaning the car and various upholstery around the house.
Summary: Amazing German engineering, super on all floors, carpet and hard tile, unfortunately the wand and hose are heavy and make dusting with the dusting brush hard to do. I did not realize how much dusting there is to do. The HEPA filter is excellent. I have allergies and my allergy doctor recommended a Miele with the HEPA filter. I recommend taking the time when the vacuum is new, to read through the manuals with the machine in front of you.