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Best Miele Vacuums For 2020 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  April 30, 2020  |  7 Min. Read

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$100 Off and Free Delivery on Miele Vacuums Over $599

We have always sold a fair amount of Miele vacuums, but there has been a spike of vacuum purchases in the last few weeks. I wondered why.

Then I think about my evening routine.

Every night, I read to my daughter. Then go downstairs and clean up from the day's activities.

In the morning, we vacuum our rugs and repeat the process. With pets or kids at home it's a constant battle to keep our home clean (and I only have one child at home).

Miele Hepa vacuum-alizeBest HEPA Miele Complete C3 Alize Vacuum 


Now I know why they invented school.

Anyway, I empathize with your situation. Cleaning ranks second behind keeping them healthy, especially now.

A Miele vacuum will help keep your place clean, in fact, better than any other brand. In this article, you will learn a bit about the most popular Miele vacuums and their differences.

Most Popular Miele Vacuums for 2020: 
  • Best Economy Vacuum: Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team Vacuum
  • Best HEPA Value Vacuum: Miele Compact C2 Electro Plus Vacuum and Miele Complete C3 Alize Vacuums
  • Best Vacuum For Pets: Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Vacuum
  • Best Value Premium Vacuum: Miele Complete SoftCarpet PowerLine Vacuum
  • Best Vacuum Overall: Miele Brilliant Vacuum

In the end, you will know what the right vacuum for you will be.

Miele Vacuum Availability

Many of Miele vacuums are out of stock due to the surge in demand. So, I have added some units. I also wanted to address some of the reasons why you should not buy a Miele or any vacuum in the next paragraph.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HEPA

There seems to be a trend of people buying Miele vacuum bags and using them as face masks.

Although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is 0.125 of a micron, and Miele's HEPA catches particles to 0.01, it's not designed to be a face mask.

There is a huge amount of interest in Miele vacs for the same reason, but I would not buy a vacuum or any other HEPA product as the safeguard against COVID-19.

Buy Miele because it is the best vacuum with the best filtration.

Also, like many other suppliers, Mieles' supply chain has been affected due to contamination. I placed estimated dates on some vacs currently not available.

That said, let's look at Miele vacuums.

Why Miele?


Quality Control

The Miele vacuum factory is in Germany. I was there in 2004. They have a testing room where they "bash" a vacuum into a wall over and over.

They invented the "bashing machine" to simulate 20 years of life.

The expectation for a Miele vacuum is to last 20 years at least along with better performance.


Given the times, Miele is the best filtering vacuum you can buy. Bagless vacuums are popular, but bagged vacuums are more sterile.

You don't have to touch the dust, pet dander, and dirt in a bagged vacuum.

Miele vacuums have six layers of filtration and can filter 99.7% and 0.01 of a micron. Miele is 3X better than the standard for HEPA filtration.

Miele motors in the C2 and C3 series are completely sealed.

Particles can and will escape an unsealed vacuum, especially the smaller particles you are trying to remove with HEPA in the first place.

Its superior filtering makes it the best choice for people with asthma and allergies.

Bagged Vs. Bagless

Bagless vacuums seem like a clever idea until you need to dispose the dust and small pieces of junk yourself. Miele sells primarily bagged vacuums.

Miele bags hold up to 4.76 quarts of dust, lint, hair, and other particles. The best part is - you never have to touch it.


Remember your mother's or grandmother's vacuum? We could never sleep in as kids on weekends because our vacuum was so loud.

Miele is designed to be quiet. It has a powerful 6 speed 1200-volt vortex motor. It also vents from the top, not the sides.

In other words, it doesn't exhaust away from the dirt before vacuuming like other vacuum brands.

Different Miele Vacuums

different kinds of miele vacuums

Miele has five different styles:

  1. Upright
  2. Canister
  3. Robotic
  4. Stick
  5. Bagless

Right now, bagged canister vacuums are the most requested, given the directive for cleaner, healthier spaces.

You will see the exact sterile differences between the canister series below.

For simplicity, Miele has three series, the C1, C2, and C3. The C2 and C3 are totally sealed. The difference is 0.6%

The other main differences are the tools and brushes:

  • C1 Classic: Straight suction: Good for floors and low ply carpets
  • C2 Compact: Turbo: Air-powered spinning brushes: Good for floors, low and medium ply rugs
  • C3 Complete: Powerheads: Electrically spinning powered airbrushes: Good for any surface

Filtration, controls, and warranties are other key differences between these three series.

The C1 is a great basic vacuum designed for floors and low ply carpets.

Miele Cons: It’s more expensive than most vacuums. However, a Miele will last longer and perform better in the long run.

Most Popular Miele Vacuums for 2020

Best Economy Miele Vacuum: Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team - $399



  • High suction power – 1200 W
  • Reliably removes pet hair and lint with a turbo brush.
  • Adjustable working height – Stainless steel telescopic tube
  • Effortless vacuuming of large areas w/ 29.5 ft operating radius
  • Gentle on sensitive hard floors - soft parquet brush

The Classic is a great basic vacuum designed for floors and low ply carpets. It's a canister vacuum cleaner with a turbo brush for hard floors and low, medium-pile carpeting.



Best HEPA Vacuum: Miele Compact C2 Electro Plus - $699


Availability: Available Now


  • Low noise 1,200-watt motor
  • HEPA filter
  • 33' cleaning radius
  • Telescoping stainless steel wand
  • Airteq combination tool
  • Lightweight
  • Rotary dial switch
  • Electric head

The Electro from Miele is very lightweight and easy to carry from floor to floor. It has a 2-part shell semi-sealed system.

This Electro comes with a HEPA filter to filter out 99.9 % of allergens.


A dust bag that is just under a gallon (3.7 gallons) will last a good amount of time.

The Airtel combination tool makes it easy to clean hardwood floors and low pile carpets. The electric powerhead gives a better cleaning performance.

The Electro is designed for most surfaces except for high ply carpets.


Best HEPA Vacuum Runner-up: Miele Complete C3 Alize - $699


Availability: Available Now


  • New low-noise, 1200-watt, Miele-made Vortex MotorTM
  • Suction control via +/- controls with 6 settings plus Automatic setting
  • Lightweight skeleton construction
  • Impressive 33-foot operating radius
  • Long electrical cord with one-touch automatic rewind
  • Exclusive 12-stage AirClean Sealed™ System

The Alize is the best series with basic tools. You have greater capacity and better turn radius of the C3 at a reduced cost.

Best Vacuum For Pets: Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog - $999



Availability: Shipping in July


  • Recommended for all flooring types
  • Low noise, 1200 Watt, Miele made Vortex motor with safety shut-off
  • Six settings of suction via +/- (step on controls)
  • Deluxe handle grip with electrobrush controls
  • Exclusive AirClean sealed system
  • Unique AirClean filter bags (Type G/N, 4.76-quart capacity)
  • Active AirClean Charcoal filter for pet odors
  • Electro Plus electrobrush (SEB228)
  • Mini Turbobrush for pet hairs on furniture and vehicles (STB 101)
  • Parquet Twister floor tool (SBB 300-3)
  • Integrated, natural fiber, dusting brush, upholstery tool, and crevice nozzle
  • Rubber bumper for furniture and baseboard protection
  • 360° soft castor wheels for high maneuverability
  • Warranty: 1 year bumper to bumper, seven years motor and housing.

Miele's C3 vacuums are Miele's best-featuring powerheads and tools.

The Cat & Dog distinguishes itself with a better filtration system and three brushes designed for - you guessed it - cats and dogs.


The Cat & Dog is currently the most popular Miele vacuum.

Miele has a basic Cat & Dog and an upright Cat & Dog, but this one has the best filtration, odor controls, and tools.

Watch the Miele C3 Cat & Dog in action: 1:34



Best Value Premium Vacuum: Miele Complete C3 SoftCarpet PowerLine - $949

Miele Complete C3 SoftCarpet PowerLine - SGFE0

Availability: Available Now


  • High suction power – 1200 W
  • Optimum carpet care - electrobrush for intensive deep cleaning
  • Gentle on delicate hard floors – flexible Parquet Twister
  • Maximum air hygiene with HEPA AirClean filter
  • No need to stoop thanks to plus/minus foot controls

The SoftCarpet is the HEPA version of the Cat & Dog. You have a better filter, just without the mini turbo brush of the Cat & Dog.

Right now, the SoftCarpet is the most popular premium Miele vacuum.

It has HEPA, better capacity, better radius, better tools, and is $550 less than the Brilliant.

Best Vacuum Overall: Miele Complete C3 Brilliant - $1,499 

Complete C3 Brilliant

Availability: Shipping in July


  • 1,200-watt low noise motor
  • HEPA filter
  • Fully sealed system
  • 36' cleaning radius
  • On handle controls
  • Electric powerhead
  • Lights on the powerhead
  • Cushioned bumper sides
  • Swivel handle
  • Parque twister
  • Hidden tool storage

The Brilliant is Miele's best HEPA unit with a 4.75-quart bag for dust and the largest cleaning radius at 36 feet. You have the best tools with the Brilliant from crevice to a high ply carpet tool.


Also included is the parquet tool for hardwood, cushioned bumpers, and lights on the head to protect your furniture.

The Brilliant is the best vacuum currently on the market.

Miele Complete C3 Brilliant Features [Video]


What's The Best Miele Vacuum?

The Brilliant is the best, but you may not need it. The SoftCarpet was brought in temporarily to replace the Cat & Dog, but it is like The Brilliant with less warranty and a few differences in tools.

Turbo Team and is a good vacuum for hardwood and area rugs.

With the $100 buyback, you may want to think about the Electro Plus for the better HEPA filter. The Alize is a larger version with more capacity

For pets, you will like the specialized tools and charcoal filters of the Cat & Dog or SoftCarpet, depending on availability.

$100 off and Free Delivery For All Miele Vacuums Over $599


A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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