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Should You Buy a Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 19 May 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 100,000 user and expert reviews and 310+ 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 $299 for the Classic C1 PowerLine which has a maximum input power of 800W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner and go up to $1,500 for the Complete C3 Parquet Powerline which has a maximum input power of 1,600W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Miele vacuum cleaner is $633.

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%
10,772 reviews
#2
95%
95%
10,076 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
6,342 reviews
#4
Eufy
92%
92%
2,823 reviews
#5
United States
90%
90%
10,619 reviews
#6
88%
88%
711 reviews
#7
88%
88%
5,164 reviews
#8
United States
87%
87%
4,005 reviews
#9
Sealey
86%
86%
100 reviews
#10
Germany
86%
86%
411 reviews
#11
United Kingdom
85%
85%
3,399 reviews
#12
85%
85%
3,469 reviews
#13
85%
85%
5,214 reviews
#14
Germany
84%
84%
4,084 reviews
#15
Germany
83%
83%
1,830 reviews
#16
iLife
82%
82%
141 reviews
#17
Neato
82%
82%
3,943 reviews
#18
80%
80%
8,288 reviews
#19
Netherlands
79%
79%
718 reviews
#20
Denmark
77%
77%
55 reviews
#21
South Korea
75%
75%
286 reviews
#22
VAX
United States
74%
74%
8,673 reviews
#23
AEG
Germany
73%
73%
1,729 reviews
#24
Koblenz
72%
72%
0 reviews
#25
Rug Doctor
72%
72%
28 reviews
#26
69%
69%
26 reviews
#27
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
401 reviews
#28
Makita
67%
67%
12 reviews
#29
Xiaomi
66%
66%
289 reviews
#30
Atrix
66%
66%
11 reviews
#31
Medion
66%
66%
11 reviews
#32
PowerSmith
66%
66%
1 review
#33
Oreck
United States
65%
65%
2 reviews
#34
Gtech
64%
64%
501 reviews
#35
Roidmi
64%
64%
16 reviews
#36
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
316 reviews
#37
LG
South Korea
61%
61%
35 reviews
#38
Raycop
60%
60%
0 reviews
#39
Germany
59%
59%
64 reviews
#40
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#41
Vacmaster
58%
58%
0 reviews
#42
Severin
58%
58%
16 reviews
#43
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#44
Dusty Bin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#45
Thorne Electric
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#47
DeWALT
55%
55%
0 reviews
#48
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#53
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 88%.

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

Miele have a number of great features including easy steer technology, Telescopic Handle 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 $1,349
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$633
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
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
20
4 stars
27
3 stars
18
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Miele logo

User Reviews

5 stars
5,037
4 stars
731
3 stars
182
2 stars
116
1 star
162
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 71% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Miele vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 84% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Miele vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, nicely designed and easy to move around. Their vacuum cleaners have also won 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 iRobot Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele
CNET.com logo
70%
8 reviews
72%
8 reviews
71%
23 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
74%
10 reviews
92%
10 reviews
94%
10 reviews
53%
3 reviews
72%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
4 reviews
84%
8 reviews
85%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
12 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
6 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
83%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
72%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
78%
4 reviews
50%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
58%
1 review
62%
1 review
63%
5 reviews
46%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
86%
1 review
65%
4 reviews
81%
3 reviews
pricerunner.se logo
37%
3 reviews
50%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
40%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
35%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
76%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
75%
5 reviews
ichip.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
86%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
86%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
gadgetreview.com logo
88%
1 review
92%
7 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
1 review
84%
2 reviews
69%
4 reviews
72%
1 review
pricerunner.dk logo
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
67 reviews
78%
57 reviews
81%
40 reviews
78%
70 reviews
64%
15 reviews
Average
73%
123 reviews
75%
118 reviews
81%
116 reviews
69%
110 reviews
72%
62 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Miele Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 15 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 15 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
5
4
Trusted Reviews logo
3
5
1
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
3
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
2
3
Which? logo
4
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
3
profesionalreview.com logo
4
reviewed.com logo
4
Digital Versus logo
1
2
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
3
01net.com logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
techzine.nl logo
2
gagadget.com logo
2
Chip.de logo
1
1
T3.com logo
2
agdlab.pl logo
1
1
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
6
6
2
5
3
Total
23
34
16
28
15

How Reliable Are Miele Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Miele vacuum cleaners. over 1,300 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

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
It's well made
Expert Reviews
Very well made
amazon.co.uk
Good Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
I was worried the wheels would scratch the floor like the Henry hoover did when a wheel got stuck
Amazon
very robust
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

Broke down after 20 days
amazon.co.uk
used this to hover my local pubs floor as their hover was broke
ao.com
Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com

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 Blizzard CX1 ($400), the Miele Compact C2 ($349) and the Miele Complete C2 ($300).

Miele Telescopic Handle

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature Telescopic Handle include the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($400), the Miele Compact C2 ($349) and the Miele Complete C2 ($300).

Miele Easy Clean Brushbar

Miele vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($400), the Miele Compact C2 ($349) and the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog ($525).

Miele Pet Hair Tool

Miele vacuum cleaners that have a Pet Hair Tool include the Miele Blizzard CX1 ($400), the Miele Complete C2 ($300) and the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog ($525).

What is the Best Mid-Range Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog

$525.00
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1,200W
5.4kg
HEAVY
4.5L
DUST CAPACITY
73dB
NOISE LEVEL
D

A great mid range choice, priced at $525 is the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Large capacity (4.5L)
Quieter than average noise level (73dB)
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of B
Automatic cord rewinder
Upholstery nozzle

Our review analysis indicates that this vacuum has brilliant suction and it's really easy to use, and well-built. It's the highest review score cylinder vacuum cleaner around.

97
Reviews
770 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
71
Value for Money
Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog has superb expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%, based on 770 reviews.

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What is the Best High End Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Blizzard CX1 PowerLine

$450.00
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890W
6.5kg
HEAVY
2L
DUST CAPACITY
77dB
NOISE LEVEL
C

If you're looking for a high end Miele vacuum cleaner then the Miele Blizzard CX1 PowerLine takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $450.

Features We Love:
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of B
Upholstery nozzle
Automatic cord rewinder
Crevice tool
Hard floor brush

A fully featured but only ok value for money 2L dust capacity, 6.5kg heavy vacuum. Customers report that this vacuum is really easy to use and well designed, and well-built.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Blizzard CX1 PowerLine in the US is $450.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

Miele Compact C2

$349.00
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1,200W
4.8kg
HEAVY
3.5L
DUST CAPACITY
75dB
NOISE LEVEL
D

At only $349 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the Miele Compact C2 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Large capacity (3.5L)
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of C
Upholstery nozzle
Automatic cord rewinder
Hard floor brush

A fully featured and award winning 3.5L dust capacity, 4.8kg heavy vacuum cleaner, with a good price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has excellent suction and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

96
Reviews
214 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Miele Compact C2 has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this vacuum cleaner to others.

Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Review: Miele Compact C2 Canister Vacuum Cleaner
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Miele Compact C2 Vacuum Comparison (Canada models)
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Compact C2 in the US is $349.00 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?
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 High End Miele Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Miele Vacuum Cleaner?

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