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Should You Buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

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Updated 07 July 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 3,500 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 53,000 user and expert reviews and 160+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Miele are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $200 for the Swing H1 which has a maximum input power of 700W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright 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 $509.

Miele are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning 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. 3 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Miele is the 3rd best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,158 reviews
#2
93%
93%
5,609 reviews
#3
Germany
91%
91%
3,217 reviews
#4
United States
85%
85%
1,434 reviews
#5
85%
85%
2,266 reviews
#6
United States
85%
85%
7,190 reviews
#7
84%
84%
5,882 reviews
#8
83%
83%
1,580 reviews
#9
83%
83%
1,653 reviews
#10
Germany
83%
83%
1,245 reviews
#11
82%
82%
424 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
82%
82%
687 reviews
#13
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#14
Germany
80%
80%
335 reviews
#15
Eufy
77%
77%
314 reviews
#16
Netherlands
77%
77%
295 reviews
#17
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#18
Germany
76%
76%
35 reviews
#19
iLife
75%
75%
64 reviews
#20
Koblenz
74%
74%
0 reviews
#21
Denmark
74%
74%
39 reviews
#22
VAX
United States
73%
73%
4,526 reviews
#23
72%
72%
25 reviews
#24
Neato Robotics
72%
72%
144 reviews
#25
South Korea
71%
71%
325 reviews
#26
Neato
69%
69%
97 reviews
#27
Makita
66%
66%
8 reviews
#28
Xiaomi
64%
64%
24 reviews
#29
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
608 reviews
#30
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#31
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#32
Gtech
62%
62%
956 reviews
#33
Zelmer
61%
61%
1 review
#34
Thorne Electric
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
Snow Joe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#36
Rug Doctor
60%
60%
0 reviews
#37
PowerSmith
59%
59%
0 reviews
#38
Sweden
58%
58%
37 reviews
#39
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
58%
58%
0 reviews
#40
Raycop
58%
58%
0 reviews
#41
Vacmaster
57%
57%
0 reviews
#42
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#43
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#44
DeWALT
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Solac
54%
54%
0 reviews
#46
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#49
Taurus
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
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 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%.

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
$245
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$509
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,899
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
17
4 stars
18
3 stars
13
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Miele logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,420
4 stars
426
3 stars
93
2 stars
67
1 star
68
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 93% of user reviews for Miele vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Miele vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, carefully designed and sucked. Their vacuum cleaners have also won a total of 10 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 Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Samsung Miele
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
4 reviews
69%
5 reviews
89%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
55%
4 reviews
80%
8 reviews
93%
8 reviews
80%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
71%
7 reviews
59%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
97%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
67%
6 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
3 reviews
67%
5 reviews
53%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
44%
3 reviews
63%
3 reviews
68%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
40%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
70%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
6 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
Chip.de logo
81%
1 review
82%
3 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.com logo
70%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
82%
3 reviews
85%
1 review
74%
1 review
91%
1 review
100%
1 review
techstage.de logo
96%
4 reviews
83%
1 review
100%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
3 reviews
95%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
90%
3 reviews
78%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
80%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
82 reviews
78%
72 reviews
78%
43 reviews
63%
27 reviews
64%
9 reviews
Average
73%
135 reviews
79%
127 reviews
83%
93 reviews
74%
54 reviews
73%
43 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Miele Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 10 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 10 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Samsung Miele
Expert Reviews logo
1
6
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
2
1
reviewed.com logo
3
1
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
2
Which? logo
2
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
androidheadlines.com logo
3
vonguru.fr logo
3
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
1
profesionalreview.com logo
3
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
inputmag.dk logo
3
ixbt.com logo
1
2
newesc.com logo
3
techzine.nl logo
2
Techradar logo
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
01net.com logo
2
Other Expert Sites
10
5
6
2
Total
27
26
27
12
10

How Reliable Are Miele Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 53,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Miele vacuum cleaners. over 540 of these reviews mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Miele vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% 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

durable vacuum that cleans exceptionally well
toptenreviews.com
It's well made
Expert Reviews
so you would hope that its robot vacuum cleaner is a similarly dependable slice of engineering
pcauthority.com.au
It seems to be very reliable as well
Amazon
durable product
amazon.co.uk
Well made with additional head
ao.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

Hose has broken
Amazon
they are not built to stand the test of time
Bestbuy.com
it's nice when home appliances are built for function not for their looks
amazon.co.uk
Not sure how it would manage heavy duty cleaning such as after having diy work done
johnlewis.com
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

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 C3 ($350), the Miele C2 Excellence EcoLine ($0) and the Miele Compact C2 ($349).

Miele Easy Steer Technology

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy steer technology include the Miele Complete C3 ($350), 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 Complete C3 ($350), the Miele Compact C2 ($349) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($499).

Miele Vortex Technology

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature Miele Vortex Technology include the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($499), the Miele Blizzard CX1 PowerLine ($0) and the Miele Blizzard CX1 Red PowerLine - SKRF3 ($690).

What is the Best Mid-Range Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Complete C2

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4.8kg
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A great mid range choice, priced at $315 is the Miele Complete C2, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
FiberTeQ Floorhead
Easy steer technology
Large capacity (4.5L)
Quieter than average noise level (73dB)
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of C

A fully featured and classic 4.5L dust capacity, 4.8kg heavy vacuum, with a good price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant suction, it's very well made but heavy and bulky.

96
Reviews
541 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Miele Complete C2 has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 541 reviews.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Complete C3

$350.00
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1,600W
5.4kg
HEAVY
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DUST CAPACITY
75dB
NOISE LEVEL
A

At only $350 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Miele Complete C3 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Easy steer technology
Easy clean brushbar
Practical Locking System
DynamicDrive Swivel Castors
Quieter than average noise level (75dB)

The highest scoring cylinder vacuum cleaner available, with a good price. Our review analysis indicates that this vacuum has a powerful motor, it's good-looking but it has bad suction.

97
Reviews
14 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Miele Complete C3 has fantastic expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%, based on 14 reviews.

Which? Best Buy
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
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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 Vortex Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Miele Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

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