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Should You Buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 07 February 2020
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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 4,600 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 41,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ 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 $220 for the Compact C1 which has a maximum input power of 1,600W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner and go up to $1,541 for the Classic C1 PowerLine 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 $563.

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%
7,794 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
3,686 reviews
#3
90%
90%
4,577 reviews
#4
89%
89%
2,823 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
88%
88%
686 reviews
#6
Germany
84%
84%
1,235 reviews
#7
83%
83%
254 reviews
#8
United States
82%
82%
3,963 reviews
#9
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#10
VAX
United States
80%
80%
5,353 reviews
#11
Atrix
78%
78%
1 review
#12
77%
77%
1,126 reviews
#13
72%
72%
28 reviews
#14
Germany
71%
71%
677 reviews
#15
71%
71%
1,264 reviews
#16
Koblenz
69%
69%
0 reviews
#17
Denmark
69%
69%
38 reviews
#18
Eufy
67%
67%
287 reviews
#19
Xiaomi
65%
65%
12 reviews
#20
iLife
64%
64%
17 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#25
63%
63%
1 review
#26
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#27
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
352 reviews
#28
South Korea
62%
62%
89 reviews
#29
Neato
62%
62%
133 reviews
#30
Germany
62%
62%
11 reviews
#31
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#32
Snow Joe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Ecovacs
60%
60%
21 reviews
#34
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#36
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#38
Metabo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#39
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#40
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#42
Kirby
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 10 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 88%.

The average review score for a Miele vacuum cleaner is 88%.

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 $48 (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
$274
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$563
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,199
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
13
4 stars
14
3 stars
9
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Miele logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,822
4 stars
458
3 stars
106
2 stars
73
1 star
89
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 75% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for Miele vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 87% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Miele vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, sucked and was well designed. 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 Dyson Miele Samsung Neato
Trusted Reviews logo
68%
3 reviews
92%
6 reviews
80%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
3 reviews
94%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
60%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
93%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
2 reviews
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
70%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
78%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
85%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
T3.com logo
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
smartson.se logo
88%
1 review
84%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
94%
1 review
86%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
gizmodo.com.au logo
85%
1 review
85%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
2 reviews
phonearena.com logo
75%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
34 reviews
83%
20 reviews
66%
10 reviews
58%
8 reviews
88%
3 reviews
Average
74%
59 reviews
84%
51 reviews
72%
33 reviews
67%
25 reviews
78%
20 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 Dyson Miele Samsung Neato
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
2
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
2
1
Which? logo
2
Digital Versus logo
2
01net.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Techradar logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
smartson.se logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
mashable.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
1
1
1
Total
13
17
8
4
3

How Reliable Are Miele Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 41,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Miele vacuum cleaners. over 640 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
stuff.tv
durable vacuum that cleans exceptionally well
toptenreviews.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Most Miele products are very well engineered with a price tag to match
amazon.co.uk
Having read about Miele's German engineering being renowned for being pretty solid
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

used this to hover my local pubs floor as their hover was broke
ao.com
back is almost broken
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
have been disappointed with the build quality
johnlewis.com
Hose has broken
Amazon

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 Compact C2 ($349), the Miele Complete C3 ($420) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($400).

Miele Easy Steer Technology

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy steer technology include the Miele Compact C2 ($349), the Miele Complete C3 ($420) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($400).

Miele Easy Clean Brushbar

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Miele Compact C2 ($349), the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($400) and the Miele Complete C3 PowerLine ($440).

Miele EcoTeQ Floorhead

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature EcoTeQ Floorhead include the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($400).

What is the Best High End Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele C2 Excellence EcoLine

$527.99
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Miele C2 Excellence EcoLine
700W
4.8kg
HEAVY
4.5L
DUST CAPACITY
76dB
NOISE LEVEL
A

If you're looking for a high end Miele vacuum cleaner then the Miele C2 Excellence EcoLine takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $527.99.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (4.8kg)
Large capacity (4.5L)
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of B
Hard floor cleaning performance class rating of A
Upholstery nozzle included

A classic and fully featured 4.5L dust capacity, 4.8kg heavy vacuum. Customers report that this vacuum has excellent suction, it's compact and very quiet.

97
Reviews
377 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Miele C2 Excellence EcoLine has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 377 reviews.

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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 Telescopic Handle
Miele Easy Steer Technology
Miele Easy Clean Brushbar
Miele EcoTeQ Floorhead
What is the Best High End Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

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