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Should You Buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 28 September 2020
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should you buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele is well known for its washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers and freezers.

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 3,500 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Miele are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners and start at $170 for the Compact C1 which has a maximum input power of 800W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner and go up to $1,200 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 $532.

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
United Kingdom
95%
95%
453 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
25 reviews
#3
92%
92%
10 reviews
#4
United States
90%
90%
133 reviews
#5
88%
88%
541 reviews
#6
87%
87%
439 reviews
#7
United States
87%
87%
2 reviews
#8
Germany
86%
86%
39 reviews
#9
85%
85%
16 reviews
#10
Sealey
85%
85%
5 reviews
#11
Germany
85%
85%
5 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
83%
83%
172 reviews
#13
Germany
82%
82%
1 review
#14
81%
81%
181 reviews
#15
Koblenz
78%
78%
0 reviews
#16
iLife
77%
77%
0 reviews
#17
Denmark
76%
76%
13 reviews
#18
Netherlands
76%
76%
12 reviews
#19
74%
74%
11 reviews
#20
74%
74%
0 reviews
#21
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
87 reviews
#22
Neato
73%
73%
43 reviews
#23
South Korea
72%
72%
20 reviews
#24
Eufy
72%
72%
0 reviews
#25
VAX
United States
71%
71%
755 reviews
#26
Makita
70%
70%
1 review
#27
Atrix
67%
67%
0 reviews
#28
LG
South Korea
65%
65%
3 reviews
#29
Severin
64%
64%
0 reviews
#30
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#31
Zelmer
62%
62%
0 reviews
#32
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#33
FEIN
61%
61%
2 reviews
#34
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
Sweden
61%
61%
1 review
#36
Oreck
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
60%
60%
0 reviews
#38
Moneual
60%
60%
0 reviews
#39
Gtech
59%
59%
1 review
#40
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#41
Winkel
58%
58%
0 reviews
#42
Thorne Electric
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
DeWALT
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
CleanMate
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Beko
Turkey
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Viper
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Ufesa
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Roidmi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#53
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#54
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#55
Xiaomi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#56
Raycop
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 65%.

Miele have a number of great features including Telescopic Handle, easy steer technology and easy clean brushbar which sets them apart from the competition.

However Miele vacuum cleaners tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. 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 $1,449
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$532
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
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
0
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Miele logo

User Reviews

5 stars
11
4 stars
6
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
1
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 50% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Miele vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 85% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

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 Dyson Neato Bosch iRobot Miele
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
muycomputer.com logo
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
CNET.com logo
65%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
1 review
78%
1 review
01net.com logo
52%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
T3.com logo
80%
1 review
Average
87%
8 reviews
69%
7 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Miele Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Miele vacuum cleaners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards Dyson Neato Bosch iRobot Miele
Which? logo
2
2
Digital Versus logo
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
4
1
2

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 Telescopic Handle, easy steer technology and easy clean brushbar.

Miele Telescopic Handle

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature Telescopic Handle include the Miele Complete C2 ($275), the Miele Compact C2 ($349) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($499).

Miele Easy Steer Technology

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy steer technology include the Miele Complete C2 ($275), the Miele Compact C2 ($349) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($499).

Miele Easy Clean Brushbar

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Miele Compact C2 ($349), the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($499) and the Miele Complete C3 PowerLine ($500).

Miele EcoTeQ Floorhead

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature EcoTeQ Floorhead include the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($499) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 Red PowerLine - SKRF3 ($690).

What is the Best Mid-Range Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Complete C3 PowerLine

$499.99
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1,600W
5.4kg
HEAVY
4.5L
DUST CAPACITY
75dB
NOISE LEVEL
A

A great mid range choice, priced at $499.99 is the Miele Complete C3 PowerLine, which has a Kagoo Score of 71.

Features We Love:
Easy steer technology
Easy clean brushbar
Practical Locking System
DynamicDrive Swivel Castors
Large capacity (4.5L)

A good spec but only average value for money 4.5L dust capacity, 5.4kg heavy vacuum.

79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Complete C3 PowerLine in the US is $499.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Scout RX2

$495.00
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3kg
HEAVY
0.5L
DUST CAPACITY
60dB
NOISE LEVEL
120 Min
RUN TIME
AIRCLEAN PLUS
FILTERING

If you're looking for a high end Miele vacuum cleaner then the Miele Scout RX2 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $495.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (3kg)
Quieter than average noise level (60dB)
Cordless
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of C
Hard floor brush

A fully featured but only average value for money 0.5L dust capacity, 3kg heavy vacuum. It has a brush tool, a hard floor brush and a noise level of 60dB and is cordless.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
68
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Scout RX2 in the US is $495.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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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?
Features to Look Out For On Miele Vacuum Cleaners
Miele Telescopic Handle
Miele Easy Steer Technology
Miele Easy Clean Brushbar
Miele EcoTeQ Floorhead
What is the Best Mid-Range Miele Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best High End Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

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