The Compact C1 Pure Suction Canister is ideal for users with mostly hard flooring. While this model can handle low pile carpeting and the occasional area rug, it excels on hard surfaces. This model comes standard. with two flooring attachments.

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The new Miele vacuums are here. Well there kinda new….The canister vacuums have gotten a new series number. They are now the “Classic” Compact, and the Complete.” C1,…C2,…C3,..

The upright vacuums are now the Dynamic series U1. Other than these changes the newest system is the Dynamic U1 Maverick upright and the  Electro plus canister.

Ok now I admit that when I was offered to test the S7 Bolero upright vacuum from Miele I was not expecting much. My wife pretty much had cleaning our home down to a science using our old Kirby vacuum. Convincing her to give the Miele a try was a task in itself. When I got the Miele home I quickly unwrapped the unit and put it on our home scale. It weighed in at 13 lbs. Almost 10 pounds less of what our Kirby was!  My next comparison was suction capabilities. The Miele was incredible at removing everything from our carpets. This vacuum is so smooth and almost impossibly quiet. I could talk all the time I was vacuuming and instead of that smelly old vacuum smell we used to get with other vacuums , we were both surprised at the clean smelling air that the vacuum was expelling  back in our living area. What is really great about the Miele bolero is that the beater bar in the Power brush is driven by a separate motor, which can be switched on and off. This is great for cleaning wood floors and tiles. You truly can feel the quality of this superb vacuum cleaner . Over all we gave the Miele a perfect 10 for usability and quality. Needless to say we are keeping the Miele and putting the old Kirby on craigslist. We love our new Miele S7 upright vacuum cleaner.

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As miele vacuum cleaners are becoming increasingly popular due to their value people are always wondering how they can find and authorized miele dealer online. This isn’t too tough, but you always want to be sure you’re dealing with an authorized dealer so that you receive your full warranty if there are any mishaps with the vacuum cleaner.

So how can you tell that you’re dealing with an authorized dealer or just a random person who’s being supplied under the table? First you should take a look at their website. Does it seem professional? Miele vacuum dealers take a lot of time to present their companies in a well made and professional format. If you are purchasing your vacuum off EBay, Amazon, or other auction sites you should be wary. Sometimes individuals can get a hold of miele vacuums and then sell them in unauthorized venues. This can cause the product to have a void warranty if you have a problem down the road.

Once you have established that a company is an authorized on miele dealer, you should then check to see if they are a diamond dealer or not. Diamond dealers are held in the highest prestige, as the diamond dealer logo signifies their presence as one of the top miele dealers in the nation. These dealers most always have sales people that have very detailed knowledge of the products rather than new hire sales staff that doesn’t know the in’s and out’s of the vacuum. They will be a lot more helpful in your search and help distinguish between the different variables in cleaning power and filtration.

If you are searching for a qualified and authorized online miele dealer, you can visit myvacuumstore.com. We carry the largest selection of miele accessories and vacuums on the market, and are ready to help answer any questions you might have.

Thanks for reading and happy cleaning!

The My Vacuum Store Support Team

The Miele Olympus is the entry level vacuum cleaner and is the lowest priced model that is offered by Miele. Released within the last couple of years, it is part of the S2 series of vacuum cleaners that are geared towards a more price-conscious consumer who still want the quality vacuum cleaners that Miele has to offer but are on a tighter budget. These miele vacuums have a slightly smaller motor than their higher quality cousins, the S6 series, but still have a better cleaning ability than anything that is available in the big box stores such as walmart, kmart, kohls, & other corporate retailers.

Home Use Test:

Hardwood & Tile Floors – When we used the Olympus on hardwood and tile floors it worked fantastic! We knew it would work pretty well, as this canister is designed to be used primarily in homes that have all hard surface flooring. At my home we have two black labs with really waxy hair, and one golden retriever who has a longer thinner hair. The vacuum made pretty easy work of the pet hair and didn’t have trouble with crumbs either. In terms of dust and other dirt that has settled on the floor it did a decent job picking it up, but we didn’t like how it pushed some of the large pieces of dirt in front of the brush.

Area Rugs – When we switched the multi-floor tool to the area rugs setting it lifted up the brushes so we could move it more easily. When we used this multi-floor tool on a short pile area rug it worked really well too. Any crumbs, dirt, and pet hair seemed to come off pretty easily and didn’t stick to the carpet. When we attempted to use the same floor tool on a high pile area rug it proved to be pretty tough to push along and didn’t clean nearly as well.

Carpeting  –  As with the area rugs the floor tool that comes with the miele Olympus proves to be a little tough to push over carpeting. Its lack of a rotating brush roll makes it pretty evident that it’s mainly designed for use on hardwoods and tiles. Overall we weren’t too happy with the cleaning this vacuum did on carpeting.

Other Factors to Consider:

Overall Durability – We looked at this in’s and out’s of the Olympus and it seems to be pretty durable, but not nearly as well built as its more expensive brethren. When miele decided they were going to come out with a cheaper machine, you can tell that they had to cut a few corners here and there in order to get the cost down. This vacuum cleaner is still going to be more durable than anything found in your local walmart, but when you compare it to the S5, S6, S7, or soon to come S8 series there is a lack of superior design and use of higher grade materials.

Filtration – The miele Olympus comes standard with the air clean filter, which is their lowest grade filtration system. This vacuum is not designed for people who suffer from bad allergies. Those who do have allergies and are looking for a miele vacuum should consider the S6 series or the miele titan, which includes a HEPA filter. The S2 series also does not have a completely sealed system, which makes sure that all dust is retained and sent through the filtration system.

Attachments – Though this machine does come with all the standard attachments such as a hardwood floor & rug multi-tool, dusting brush, crevice tool, & upholstery tool it lacks an attachment that will work really well on carpet. It does not have a turbo attachment with a rotating brushroll or an electric powerbrush.

Overall Recommendation:

For those who are looking for a quality miele vacuum that is going to outlast anything in the big department stores by atleast 10+ years, they should consider the miele Olympus. However, if your home has more than hardwood floors, tiles, or other hard surface flooring you should go with a model that has an electric power brush such as the miele titan or miele topaz. If you have over 50% carpeting in your home you should go with an S5 series full size vacuum such as the miele Callisto or Leo.

When someone is searching for miele vacuum cleaners bags, they should be aware that there are a lot of imitation and generic bags out there that are not up to par when it comes to overall filtration ability. These bags may come with a price that is sweet at first glance, but when the bitterness of poor quality and filtration sets in the customer is never happy. These imitation and generic bags are marketed under the filtrete and envirocare brands and have been proven to let up to 288x more harmful particulates through the bag and out of the exhaust of your miele vacuum cleaner.

So how do you know if you’re getting genuine miele vacuum cleaner bags? The genuine bags will always be pictured with a miele box and are a much higher quality material than the imitators. They also will be red, blue, or green in color on the plastic tab that holds the bag in the machine. These Red, Blue, & green colors signify the type of bag that is needed. The FJM bags will have a red plastic color and will fit most of the midsize machines. The GN bags are designed for the larger vacuums such as the blue moon & all of the new s5 series. These bags have a blue collar and have 40% more capacity than the FJM. The U bags is standard for the new upright machines, also known as the S7 series. The U bags have a green collar and aren’t suppose to be used in the canisters at all.

All of these bags will also be a few dollars more expensive than any of the cheap generic brands. Since the reason most people purchase a miele is because of the filtration technology, the extra 3-4 dollars per box is well worth the 8 layers of filtering material used. You can find genuine miele bags either in your local vacuum store or at myvacuumstore.com.

Thanks for reading and happy cleaning!

The Myvacuumstore.com Team

Those without allergies never truly understand the daily terror that some people go through due to pollen, dander, and other particles that agitate the body’s response mechanisms. Most people are blessed with no allergy symptoms, while others can have an attack at any time which could leave them with anything from a runny nose to a hospital visit. It is because of these allergens that many companies have come out with products that help relieve the symptoms by removing them at the source. Miele is one of these companies, and the miele HEPA filter is one of the most advanced particle retaining filters on the market today. Since vacuum cleaners are the first line of defense when removing dirt, dust, and other particles from your home it makes sense that they would be optimized to actually clean and purify the air that is coming out of the exhaust.

A Miele S300-S700 Series HEPA Filter

So what exactly makes the miele HEPA filter so efficient in cleansing the air of particles when compared to other vacuum cleaners on the market? There are actually a few things:

1)      Miele uses a higher grade HEPA filtration system than its competitors. These types of filters cost significantly more to manufacture, but are the most superior in filtering out the smallest particles. This is why their filtration system will capture up to 99.99% of particles up to .3 microns in size. When other filter systems are used you actually see up to 288x more particles being released.

2)      Miele uses a closed and completely sealed system in their S5 & S6 line of vacuum cleaners. This system eliminates any particles from being released out of the vacuum once they are suctioned up. Though this does not seem like a problem vacuum cleaners have, it is actually one of the main reason why most HEPA vacuum cleaners do not properly clean and purify the homeowners living space. As an experiment, we recommend inspecting at the seals of a dyson vacuum cleaner and comparing them to that of a miele. You will find that the seals on a dyson are made of a cheap polymer and release dust if not properly aligned. A miele vacuum will not release any dust into the air, as it has to go through a 12 stage filtration system before exiting.

3)      The efficiency of the HEPA filtration is also reliant on the integration with other filters within the miele vacuum system. The high quality authentic Hyclean bags utilize seven different layers of filtration, then the air travels through a motor pre-filter, and finally through the high efficiency particle arrester (HEPA) filter which catches the smallest material. This filtering system is the best on the market and no other manufacturer has even come close as of yet.

 

These finding are also backed up by independent laboratories that have tested the miele canisters and uprights for particle capturing efficiency. Companies such as IBR Laboratories utilized special testing techniques that proved miele’s findings, and put them at the forefront of filtering technology.