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A few years ago Miele, a longtime canister vacuum company, broke into the upright market with their newly designed S7 series vacuum cleaners. The miele salsa has been one of their best selling miele S7 models, as it offers all the bells and whistles people like on vacuums along with a price that is comfortable for a long lasting appliance. The overall durability of these machines is very sound, and the design features are striking when compared to what is also on the market. This unit in particular though can only be found at independent floor care centers, also known in the community as your local vacuum store.

Some of the features that are nice on this miele vacuum cleaner include the completely sealed HEPA filtration system, the on-board tools, and on board hose. These three things make it clean-freaks dream vacuum. The HEPA filtration system is second to none and the exhaust is comparable to some of the most expensive hospital grade air purifiers. With this filtration miele has been able to cure allergy sufferers symptoms by removing common allergens and dust particles from the home. The on-board tools and hose making cleaning stairs and baseboards much easier than it ever was. The 10 ft. reach can be used to reach ceiling fan blades and other dusty areas that can’t normally be reached with a conventional vacuum cleaner.

The only gripes that we sometimes hear from consumers is the overall weight of this machine. It is considerably heavier than an oreck, but is right in line with all other upright vacuums such as the hoover, dyson, & shark. It is also important to note that among consumers miele is rated the highest in overall customer satisfaction. The durability of these machines is seen as their strongest attribute as they are made to last as long as 20+  years.

When people are searching for a high quality vacuum such as the miele, they can come across some ideas that simply aren’t true. A common misconception with consumers today is that when they enter the big box department stores and see the most expensive vacuum cleaners (dyson), that they are getting the best product for their money. This could not be farther from the truth. The dysons may be better than anything else in the big box stores, but they are far from the quality, durability, and power of the new miele S7 vacuums. Although the dyson vacuum cleaners are better than anything you can currently find in the big box stores you’d be extremely disappointed when you compared to the S7 uprights. The overall quality difference between the machines is clear as day, and one can see how the world has single handedly made james dyson a billionaire through a piece of over-hyped plastic.

The new miele upright S7 vacuums came to the market within the last five years and seem to uphold the quality standards that miele has with all of their appliances. These uprights are the pinnacle of miele vacuum design, and although it seems a bit odd to say, they took a boring appliance and made it sexy. As with all newly designed vacuums though, there are going to be some flaws that will have to be addressed as manufacturing inceases. Luckily, these flaws are few and far between and we can honestly say these machines make a dyson vacuum look like a childrens toy.

New Miele S7 Upright Vacuum

When you actually get to see one these machines up close you can see very clearly the manufacturing quality. Each of these machines is made in miele’s german factory as they refuse to fall into the global trend of cheap manufacturing in second and third world asian countries. When compared to a dyson vacuum it’s almost a no brainer. Looking between the two you can see that the dyson is made of extremely cheap components and is severely overpriced for what you’re getting for your hard earned money. When you look at the miele upright you actually get a sense of value in the product. The miele vacuum parts that are used are produced by the company for each individual products, and is carefully stress tested.It’s sturdy and uses a good mix of metal components where the wear and tear occurs on upright vacuums. Look at the bottom of a dyson and you can see the obvious differences in quality.


The PRO’s:

We tested the machine to see how well it cleans and we were actually very surprised. The Miele S7 upright was by far the best upright weve seen for hardwoods and tiles. When you compare this to other popular brands such as riccar, hoover, eureka, or dyson it consistently outperformed the competition. This company is particularly well known for using high quality large motors. The motor that provides the suction for the S7 uprights is larger than most, and that’s why it does better on the hard surfaces.

Other things that we liked about this machine is the ability to adjust the suction, the automatic height adjustment feature, and the fact that the vacuum has all the tool and attachments on board with a long and useful hose. The ability to adjust the suction on the machine is good for people that are using this vac for multiple purposes. When you’re using the tools and attachments you want to be able to dial down the suction for things such as drapes and upholstery. The automatic height adjustment for these machines is also key if you have different levels of carpeting. If there is not enough clearance between your vac and the carpet, it will completely cut off the suction of the machine and render it basically useless. Miele fixed this problem by having an auto-adjust feature that will set the vacuum to the correct height in response to different styles of flooring.  Last but certainly not least is having all of the tools and attachments on board for use. With the S7 upright your able to pop off the hose and wand and use all the normal tools you would expect on a miele canister vacuum. This way you’re not limited on what surfaces you can clean, and you able to get in weird spots such as baseboards and stairs.


The Con’s:

Though the miele upright is built extremely well it does come at a cost. Unfortunately this cost is the overall weight of the machine. When you’re using better components and larger motors in vacuums you’re obviously going to add a bit more weight to it. For those who don’t want to sacrifice quality though, the increased weight of the machine is a not a factor. One other thing we weren’t exactly thrilled with is the overall balance of the machine. A lot of the weight tended to be in the middle portion of the machine, which may put a bit more strain on the wrist when you’re trying to maneuver it. They did try to fix this though by having the machines swivel and the addition of an ergonomic handle grip.

Overall the miele upright is for those who want a quality upright vac that is going to last. In a world where more and more appliances are becoming disposable the miele brand is starting to stand out as the best in terms of durability. To this day miele remains family owned and dedicated to their founder’s views of having a product that is “Forever Better”. If you’d like to read about any other miele vacuum reviews that we have available you can find them on our blog or on our retail website

Happy Cleaning!

– The My Vacuum Store Team