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Pros: Value for money, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, good for a workout around the house due to weight.
Cons: no swivel head attachments as standard, not for those who need light hoovers
"After using a Dyson for at least 10 years, and listening to the cyclone and it's hit and miss affair with cleaning floors and it's one major downside of not being able to get under most furniture properly or without the head lifting off the floor, and then the clearing of the dust collectors almost very two uses.
Trying a SEBO only to have the motor fail after a few months even though the cleaning was far superior than the Dyson and far quieter the SEBO just lacked that feel of build quality that the Miele has. Ok, I could get the SEBO under pretty much every piece of my furniture with ease, it was the falling over when trying to use the hose for cleaning stairs that turned me off getting another.
Getting the Miele with HEPA filters was a must for me, but this Hoover, other than being much heavier than both my previous model of Hoover, is far less effort when it comes to cleaning most floors, and cleaning carpets actually do feel cleaner than the Dyson ever felt.
Must be the agitator mechanism that actually helps lift the dirt better than just suction alone.
Many times I had to keep going over the same spot with the Dyson. Cleaning though was on par with the SEBO but I think the Miele just edges it.
If there was one feature the Miele needs as standard is the use of movable twist head attachments as they make it far easier to clean in those hard to reach places that the fixed heads really do make awkward.
As for the bags, I haven't had to empty the first one yet as it fills up so well. Yes, you do have to keep buying bags, but I would much rather that than mess with the hatless Hoover anymore with all the contaminants that you can breath in. Bagged is so much better for your health.
The bagless would be great if they could work a way for you to empty the cylinder without the inevitable dust cloud and the fact you have to always do it outside no matter the weather.
With regards to the automatic motor and head mechanism, the use of dual motors for use for suction and brush is the other reason I went for Miele over another SEBO. The SEBO just needed the option to turn of the brush when stood upright which I don't remember it doing even if raised of the floor, and the ability to turn of the motor for those carpets or rugs that you just don't want to ruin with a brush.
An option neither the Dyson or SEBO had.
Won't be going back now. The Miele is a great Hoover and especially quiet compared to my tornado Dyson. The Dyson is relegated to building material collection now until it finally goes wrong but ill use the repair money for bags instead.
Comparable to one of the old original Hoover models with thumper bars that my dad use to sell, repair and use."
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