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Should You Buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 02 February 2021
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should you buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its washing machines, dishwashers and tumble dryers.

If you are wondering how Miele vacuum cleaners compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 3,500 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 59,000 user and expert reviews and 240+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Miele are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $43 for the Compact C2 PowerLine - SDRF3 which has a maximum input power of 1,600W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner and go up to $1,100 for the Complete C3 Brilliant which has a maximum input power of 800W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Miele vacuum cleaner is $525.

Miele are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners.

Is Miele the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are Miele vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

Miele is ranked the No. 2 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Miele is the 2nd best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
6,664 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
4,038 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
94%
94%
7,592 reviews
#4
Eufy
91%
91%
941 reviews
#5
89%
89%
2,523 reviews
#6
88%
88%
1,718 reviews
#7
Germany
86%
86%
1,342 reviews
#8
United States
86%
86%
1,610 reviews
#9
86%
86%
2,087 reviews
#10
86%
86%
420 reviews
#11
85%
85%
5,864 reviews
#12
United States
84%
84%
7,190 reviews
#13
Neato
84%
84%
2,135 reviews
#14
Germany
83%
83%
301 reviews
#15
iLife
83%
83%
64 reviews
#16
Germany
83%
83%
41 reviews
#17
Sealey
81%
81%
40 reviews
#18
United Kingdom
81%
81%
956 reviews
#19
Netherlands
79%
79%
376 reviews
#20
Denmark
77%
77%
49 reviews
#21
South Korea
76%
76%
131 reviews
#22
Koblenz
76%
76%
0 reviews
#23
Atrix
75%
75%
1 review
#24
Oreck
United States
74%
74%
1 review
#25
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
742 reviews
#26
69%
69%
26 reviews
#27
PowerSmith
67%
67%
1 review
#28
Makita
67%
67%
8 reviews
#29
VAX
United States
65%
65%
4,628 reviews
#30
Xiaomi
65%
65%
32 reviews
#31
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
127 reviews
#32
Moneual
63%
63%
6 reviews
#33
Roidmi
63%
63%
2 reviews
#34
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
43 reviews
#35
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#36
Gtech
61%
61%
2 reviews
#37
Sweden
60%
60%
41 reviews
#38
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#39
Raycop
59%
59%
0 reviews
#40
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#41
Taurus
59%
59%
0 reviews
#42
Thorne Electric
57%
57%
0 reviews
#43
Germany
56%
56%
6 reviews
#44
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
DeWALT
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#47
CleanMate
55%
55%
0 reviews
#48
FEIN
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
Kirby
54%
54%
0 reviews
#50
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#51
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Miele vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
Miele Vacuum Cleaners

There's a wide selection of Miele vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with 20 Miele vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Miele also have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Miele vacuum cleaner being 87%.

The average review score for a Miele vacuum cleaner is 87%.

However Miele vacuum cleaners tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst Miele have a number of interesting features including easy steer technology, Telescopic Handle and easy clean brushbar, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Miele vacuum cleaner is $49 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,549
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$525
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of Miele Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the Miele Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Miele vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Miele and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

Miele logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
16
4 stars
20
3 stars
13
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Miele logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,877
4 stars
463
3 stars
110
2 stars
73
1 star
88
Miele has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 73% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for Miele vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Miele vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, sucked and had a good design. Their vacuum cleaners have also won a total of 8 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Miele vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score iRobot Ecovacs Neato Dyson Miele
CNET.com logo
70%
8 reviews
71%
24 reviews
71%
7 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
8 reviews
56%
5 reviews
94%
10 reviews
94%
10 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
78%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
89%
8 reviews
79%
9 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
59%
3 reviews
44%
3 reviews
63%
5 reviews
68%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
93%
3 reviews
96%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
80%
4 reviews
83%
6 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
4 reviews
43%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
75%
4 reviews
73%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
4 reviews
81%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
3 reviews
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
70%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
76%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
techstage.de logo
92%
2 reviews
92%
2 reviews
89%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
83%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
reviewed.com logo
85%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
89%
1 review
74%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
77%
68 reviews
79%
77 reviews
83%
32 reviews
75%
53 reviews
64%
11 reviews
Average
78%
128 reviews
73%
125 reviews
82%
109 reviews
81%
105 reviews
74%
44 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Miele Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 industry awards for Miele vacuum cleaners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Miele to other popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Miele has won 8 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Ecovacs Neato Dyson Miele
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
5
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
5
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
4
2
planet-sansfil.com logo
2
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
2
reviewed.com logo
4
1
Which? logo
3
2
vonguru.fr logo
4
M3.idg.se logo
1
2
1
Digital Versus logo
1
1
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
4
01net.com logo
2
1
newesc.com logo
3
profesionalreview.com logo
3
inputmag.dk logo
3
androidheadlines.com logo
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
techzine.nl logo
2
mashable.com logo
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
2
Other Expert Sites
8
2
7
2
Total
27
30
18
30
8

How Reliable Are Miele Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 59,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Miele vacuum cleaners. over 610 of these reviews mention reliability of which 91% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Miele vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

91% of reviewers think Miele vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that Miele vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Miele vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

so you would hope that its robot vacuum cleaner is a similarly dependable slice of engineering
pcauthority.com.au
durable vacuum that cleans exceptionally well
toptenreviews.com
It's well made
Expert Reviews
I can assure the reviewer who is concerned about apparent flimsiness of the accessory door that we've never broken one (they've all had the same accessory door design
Amazon
Very well made
amazon.co.uk
very robust
ao.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

used this to hover my local pubs floor as their hover was broke
ao.com
I have made many mistakes with cheaper machines that broke or didn't perform well
Argos.co.uk
Hose has broken
Amazon
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
back is almost broken
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Miele Vacuum Cleaners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Miele vacuum cleaners that set them apart from the competition. These include easy steer technology, Telescopic Handle and easy clean brushbar.

Miele Easy Steer Technology

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy steer technology include the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog ($475), the Miele Compact C2 ($275) and the Miele Complete C3 Brilliant ($1,299).

Miele Telescopic Handle

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature Telescopic Handle include the Miele Compact C2 ($275), the Miele Complete C3 Brilliant ($1,299) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($449).

Miele Easy Clean Brushbar

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog ($475), the Miele Compact C2 ($275) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($449).

Miele Pet Hair Tool

Miele vacuum cleaners that have a Pet Hair Tool include the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog ($475), the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($449) and the Miele Complete C2 ($275).

What is the Best Mid-Range Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Complete C3 PowerLine

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800W
5.4kg
HEAVY
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DUST CAPACITY
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NOISE LEVEL
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A great mid range choice, priced at $449.99 is the Miele Complete C3 PowerLine, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
Large capacity (4.5L)
Hepa 13 HEPA class
Removable filter
Washable filter
Upholstery nozzle

A top-rated and fully featured 4.5L dust capacity, 5.4kg heavy vacuum cleaner.

95
Reviews
579 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Miele Complete C3 PowerLine has marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this vacuum to others.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Compact C2

$275.00
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1,200W
4.8kg
HEAVY
3.5L
DUST CAPACITY
75dB
NOISE LEVEL
D

At only $275 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Miele Compact C2 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Large capacity (3.5L)
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of C
Crevice tool
Flexible hose
Brush tool

A fully featured and classic 3.5L dust capacity, 4.8kg heavy vacuum, with a fair price. Purchasers report that this vacuum has very good suction and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

96
Reviews
217 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
71
Value for Money
Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Miele Compact C2 has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this vacuum cleaner to others.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?
Is Miele the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?
What Do the Miele Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Miele Vacuum Cleaners Received?
How Reliable Are Miele Vacuum Cleaners?
Features to Look Out For On Miele Vacuum Cleaners
Miele Easy Steer Technology
Miele Telescopic Handle
Miele Easy Clean Brushbar
Miele Pet Hair Tool
What is the Best Mid-Range Miele Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

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