Miele S 7210 Twist Review

Miele S 7210 TwistThe Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum is a full size upright model with a current price tag of nearly $450, which is actually a good amount lower than the MSRP. In this review of the Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the very high price. The sleek exterior looks pretty nice, but I wouldn’t say it’s the most attractive unit out there. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this model: swivel-neck design for easier turning, 39 ft power cord, HEPA and Air Clean filters, automatic carpet height adjustment, a 12 ft stretch hose with four attachment tools, ergonomic handles, and an anti-tipping device. Another cool thing about this vacuum is that it has a two-motor system. One is for the very powerful brush roller bar, and the other is for vortex suction. If you get the chance to test it out, you’ll also notice how solidly-built it is.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum. One drawback to owning this unit is that you have to buy very expensive replacement bags for it. On average, they seem to be about 3 times more expensive than most of the competition’s replacement bags. This model is also a little louder and heavier than I would have liked – but, neither is excessive. Last thing I have to complain about is the high price. I know you generally get what you pay for, but I think you could probably find something cheaper than the Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum cleaner, which could match up pretty closely to this unit. However, I still think this is one of the best models out there. I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Miele S4582 Eclipse Vacuum Review

Miele S4582 EclipseThe Miele S4582 Eclipse vacuum cleaner is a very stylish canister model. The 1200 watt motor is noticeably more powerful than your average canister vacuum. Another thing I love about the Miele S4582 Eclipse is the double filter system (including a HEPA filter), which ensures that no dust escapes while it’s in use. The 29.5 ft power cord is long enough to clean up a large room with ease. You can also go up most flights of stairs without replugging it in. A couple other cool features on this vacuum: dustbag indicator light, electric power display, quiet operation, it’s lightweight (10.5 lbs), it has a safety shutoff feature for overheating, and it also has a great tool selection.

There’s not much to complain about with the Miele S4582 Eclipse vacuum. A few users had trouble vacuuming up pet hair on carpets, but I think 99% of models would have trouble with that. I think the biggest downside is the price – currently around $580. It’s definitely an investment, but I think you’ll notice the difference once you start using it. I’m really impressed with the Miele S4582 Eclipse, and am giving it a 4.7 / 5 star rating.

Best Lightweight Vacuum

Best Lightweight VacuumThe best lightweight vacuum cleaners not only have to be lighter than your average vacuum, but also have outstanding suction and performance. There are a couple lightweight vacuums which should definitely be considered, but I think one really stands out as the overall best lightweight vacuum cleaner. Here are my top 3 picks:

Miele Neptune – This 11 lb canister vacuum is pricey, but it’s versatility and power easily make up for it. It’s light enough to take up and down stairs with ease. Also, the Neptune’s filtration system is one of the best on the market. I also have to mention that this machine is very quiet, compared to most competitors.

Oreck XL Series – The Oreck XL is consistently rated one of the best lightweight vacuum cleaners by users because of it’s powerful suction and light weight (only 8 lbs). The basic model comes with a 1 year warranty, while the new Oreck XL Platinum Pilot comes with a 10 year warranty, and weights 10 lbs. They are excellent machines, just a little pricey as well.

Simplicity Freedom – This lightweight vacuum cleaner is only 8 lbs. It has superb suction for such a little vacuum, and also features a HiFlow HEPA filtration system. It’s perfect for going up and down flights of stairs or just pulling around large rooms.

The best lightweight vacuum of these 3 top choices, in my opinion, is the Simplicity Freedom. It is definitely lightweight, and the suction is tremendous. It’s small enough to get into tight places as well. One thing I don’t like about Simplicity vacuums is that you have to buy from an authorized retailer, and they are not available for purchase online. I would definitely check into the other 2 lightweight vacuums if the Simplicity is not an option for you.

Top Vacuum Cleaners

Top Vacuum CleanersThe top vacuum cleaners in the categories below are based upon 100′s of consumer reviews, pricing, and how well the features of these top vacuum cleaners match up against similar competitors. I’ve selected 5 popular categories, since different consumers are looking for specific types of vacuums. Each category has our pick of the best vacuum next to it, and a few comments on why it was chosen.

Budget Model – Hoover U5140-900 Tempo Widepath vacuum cleaner. This lightweight vacuum costs around $60, and easily makes the list for the top vacuum cleaner in the budget category. Besides being light and cheap, this vacuum has low dust emissions and comes with an allergen filter.

Cordless Model – Hoover Platinum Collection Linx stick vacuum. This is a fairly new arrival, but already has made its mark. The suction on this stick vacuum is tremendous. Plus, the on-off switch for the roller is a huge benefit for those of you who own carpets & bare floors. The one negative is the battery power – you can’t do large spaces all on one charge (but, it’s to be expected from a cordless machine).

Canister Model – Miele S4210 Carina. This is our pick for top canister vacuum cleaner because of its ability to clean bare floors, the build quality, and that it is lightweight. This machine is also super reliable and does great on allergies. It’s definitely on the pricier side, but if you have the money this vacuum is well worth it.

Upright Model – Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac. This model easily takes the top vacuum cleaner spot for the upright model category. There are, of course, other superb upright models – however, the fact that this one only costs around $150 is why we chose it. This machine is also very quiet, the performance is outstanding, it has an on-off brush switch, it picks up pet hair with ease & the included attachments are wonderful. The only real negatives are that it’s fairly heavy and a little cheap looking.

Robotic Model – iRobot Roomba Discovery 510. This robotic vacuum is great with pet hair and has decent suction. It’s simple to set up and get running, and like all Roombas it does the vacuuming so you don’t have to. The container on the unit isn’t huge, but it should work fine for most users. It also stops when the container is full. Be aware though, it doesn’t have a programmable schedule and the maintenence needs on the vacuum cleaner can be pretty often.

Miele Powerhouse Vacuum Cleaners

Miele Powerhouse VacuumMiele Powerhouse vacuum cleaners are some of the most powerful HEPA filter vacuums available today. There are three main models of the Miele Powerhouse currently for sale, which I’ll run through the details of below. They are all upright vacuum cleaners, and run from the basic to luxury models.

The Miele Powerhouse S183 would be considered the “basic” unit. Even so, the feature set is quite impressive. It’s a full-size, upright vacuum cleaner with a HEPA six-stage micron filtration system. The rubber wheels help protect against marring hard floors. The full-width roller brush provides edge-to-edge cleaning and the Clean dustbags help keep the dirt and dust from escaping. Also included with the Miele Powerhouse S183 is an extended crevice tool, dusting brush, a 7 ft stretch hose & a 22 ft cord.

The Miele Powerhouse S184 vacuum is the mid-range model. It includes everything the S183 model has, plus a few extras. The main feature added to this unit is the variable suction adjustment. Basically, this allows you to control the amount of suction you want the vacuum cleaner to have. This may be useful if you don’t want to suck up the rug, just the dust on the rug, etc. Also, the Miele Powerhouse S184 vacuum includes a headlight & a 25 ft cord.

The Miele Powerhouse S185 is the top-of-the-line version. This model is actually retired by Miele, so it may be a little hard to find. It’s the most powerful of the bunch. Not only does it include everything the S184 and S183 models have, but it also features advanced micron filtration, to give you even cleaner air. The Powerhosue S185 also includes an upholstery tool, a variable headlight & a 27 ft cord.

Overall, the Miele Powerhouse vacuum cleaner line is fairly highly rated by different review sites. Most users comment on the strength and ease of use of these machines. They love the adjustable suction feature on the S184 & S185 models, allowing them to clean curtains & like items with ease. The HEPA filter is of course worthy of accolade as well. The main thing that may hold some people back from buying a Miele Powerhouse vacuum is the steep price.

Miele S7 Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Miele S7 S7580 VacuumThe Miele S7 upright vacuum cleaner series is all about convenience. With the Miele S7 upright vacuum cleaner’s SwivelNeck patent, you can move the neck part of the machine all around. You can move it side to side, and backwards to forwards. It’s actually a handy little feature that lets you reach some otherwise hard-to-get areas. The 12 foot hose is also quite handy for blinds and upholstery.

There are two different models to choose from in this series. The Miele S7280 vacuum cleaner is the more basic model and comes in three different colors: Jazz, Salsa and Calypso. The Miele S7580 vacuum cleaner is the upgraded version, which comes in: Bolero, Tango and Swing. The main differences between the two models are that the S75280 series have automatic motor settings which detect the type of surface being cleaned and they also have electronic controls.

Judging by the Miele S7 upright vacuum cleaner reviews from the experts, this machine is capable of some pretty powerful suction and is worth the money. And that’s saying a lot, since the current costs are around $800-$900, which is certainly not cheap. The design is different, but you’ll find it very beneficial to have the SwivelNeck style once you get used to it.

Miele S5 Series Canister Vacuum Review

Miele S5 SeriesA vacuum cleaner review of the Miele S5 Series Canister says: “The Miele S5 Series vacuums are built extremely well. You can really tell after handling the machine, it’s construction is top notch. We have hardwood floors and tile,  which it does a super job at. The suction is great, so even finer dirt gets sucked up. I’ve heard from other reviewers that it can really help allergy sufferers. Also, this particular model is very quiet. I really hate loud vacuums, so this one is wonderful for that.

Usually a solid-built vacuum cleaner will weigh more than the cheaper plastic competition. This is definitely the case with the Miele S5 Series. OK, it’s not quite that bad, but I’ve had much lighter vacs in the past. Probably the biggest downside to this unit is the price. Depending on where you buy, it can range from $750-$900. After you own it for a while, you’ll see why it’s priced so high. It’s super sturdy, the performance is great, and the noise level is minimal.”

Miele S5280 Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review

Miele S5280 Bagged Canister Vacuum CleanerA user’s Miele S5280 Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review says: “The Miele S5280 Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner works better than my Electrolux ever did. I was thinking my old vacuum was high-quality, but Miele is a great deal better. It’s extremely silent, but has an incredibly powerful motor. It has additional wattage than the majority of manufacturers. The power nozzle does a fantastic job, as well. The button is on the handle and is simple to control. The canister is as uncomplicated to handle as a piece of luggage to carry. Its carrying handle is well located for going upstairs.

The Miele S5280 Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner left the home smelling sparkling and fresh following vacuuming. It did not have that vacuum cleaner stench after vacuuming. Pet odors were vanished. It picked up cat fur incredibly well. I vacuum often, but still half filled the supplied container on the first pass. I had to clean the power nozzle following vacuuming the rugs. Two screws on the base of the nozzle head come out with either/or a flat tip or Philips screwdriver. Then just tug on the end a little and it comes apart. I cleaned the cat hairs off the brushes with a pair of clippers. It was very simple to clean.

I paid $799 for the Miele S5280 Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner, but I’m not well off enough to be replacing $500 or $600 vacuums every time I turn around. This is a keeper. There is a seven-year warrantee on the motor. It’s quiet but very powerful. Made in Germany. Quality – the best. It’s the industry standard since the 1890′s. You get what you pay for.”

Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review

Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister VacuumAn Epinions user reviews the Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner: “The Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner felt so lightweight and quiet as to make me think the thing was a toy. And then I discovered that a lighter, quieter vacuum could be superior—vastly superior—to any other vacuum I had previously used.

I purchased my Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner with the upgraded extra-large powerhead with onboard headlight, which brought my total purchase price up to about $750, I believe. We live in a large house, and the larger powerhead seemed like a necessity to get the job done efficiently.

I chose this particular model because it offered practical, tangible benefits over lesser Miele models, and I decided that anything more expensive did not offer any critical benefits. Lesser models did not have the integrated electrical connectivity built into the wand, so changing from powerhead to floor brush required plugging and unplugging a cord. The Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner’s integrated power delivery lets you push the foot pedal, pull off the floor brush, and plug it into the powerhead in one simple movement. Snapping the wand into the powerhead is all that is needed to deliver the electric current to the powerhead. The Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner also offers selectable motor speed and is compatible with the optional HEPA filter, which I purchased. More expensive models offer electronic controls and automatic motor speed adjustment based on the degree of resistance encountered by the motor. For the difference in price, I decided electronic controls were not important, and I did not really want the vacuum attempting to override my judgment on motor speed.

Overall, I think anyone who can tolerate the idea of spending $700 to $800 on a vacuum cleaner will be pleased with the results from this lightweight, quiet powerhouse.”

Miele S4210 Carina Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review

Miele S4210 Carina Canister Vacuum CleanerAn Epinions user reviews the Miele S4210 Carina canister vacuum cleaner: “The Miele S4210 Carina canister vacuum cleaner, while a little expensive for the price tag, is such a fantastic replacement. I debated going down to Sears or Target and just picking up a hundred dollar vac like I’ve done many a time before, but they always disappoint me.

The operation of the Miele S4210 Carina canister vacuum cleaner is smooth and extraordinarily quiet (the dog no longer hides when the vacuum is running). I upgraded to the optional HEPA filter and the exhaust air, while not pine-fresh, smells clean. A few basic attachments were enough to get window sills, shelves, crown molding, and floors done. It picked up enough dirt, dust, and dog hair that I can finally sleep soundly at night.

There’s just one problem, which I have seen mentioned elsewhere — short power cord. The Miele S4210 Carina canister vacuum cleaner isn’t going to work as well in suburbia; it’s a compact machine for compact spaces, and probably more suitable for urban dwellers. I had to replug when moving from the kitchen to the bedroom, but otherwise, it worked great.”