Miele Vacuum Overview

Miele Vacuum Lineup

Miele released their first bagless vacuum in 2016 for customers in the UK and Germany, and just recently in 2018 they were released in the USA.

It’s interesting to see Miele move into the bagless market and compete with the likes of Dyson, Shark, and the other bagless juggernauts. This overview has been updated with information about the different Miele Blizzard CX-1 Models, and the latest Compact C1 and C2 Series vacuums.

Miele Vacuums – Choose Your Style

Miele Canister Vacuums

Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog

Canisters are Miele’s specialty, and you will notice there are significantly more models to choose from than the other categories. They have industry leading filtration and cleaning performance. Miele vacuums are tested to last 20 years, so it’s important to pick a vacuum that has the features you need, or at least gives you the option of buying additional attachments later on.

If you’re considering a canister vacuum, the most important thing to pay attention to is the cleaner head. While canisters are generally more versatile than uprights, Miele has models that come standard with cleaner heads for vacuuming different flooring types. Some are more versatile than others.

With Miele’s canisters, the cleaner head is swappable to various different types of brushes and attachments meant for cleaning different surfaces. One caveat is that the electrobrush is only compatible with models that have an electrical connection built into the hose and handle. We’ve outlined the models that come with the the electrobrush below. If you know you’ll be vacuuming carpet, getting the electrobrush is worth the extra cost.

Each of the Miele C1, C2, and C3 Series are capable of cleaning bare (i.e. hardwood) flooring, but some models will require you to purchase a different cleaner head for vacuuming carpet. You can avoid buying extra attachments if you follow this guide and make sure you get the right standard features you need.

Most Common Canister Attachments:

Miele SBD285-3 Combination Floor ToolCombination Tool (SBD 285-3,SBD 350-3) – Low-pile carpet and bare flooring (Hardwood, Linoleum, Tile, …)
Miele sbb300-3-parquett-twister-110Parquett Twister (SBB300-3) – Specialized Bare Flooring Brush.
Miele STB205-3-turbobrush-110TurboBrush (STB205-3) – Air-driven brushroll for cleaning low-pile carpet or bare flooring.
Miele SEB228-electro-plus-110ElectroBrush (SEB217-3, SEB228, SEB236) – Electric brushroll that can handle any carpet or bare flooring. (SEB236 or 228 recommended for very thick carpet or rugs)

Miele Classic C1 Series

Miele Classic C1 Olympus

The Miele C1 Limited Edition is one of the most affordable Miele canisters. It’s recommended for all hard flooring and low-pile carpet (however, there is no brushroll). Given that it also comes with a 7-year warranty, this is an incredible deal for a simple, lightweight vacuum.

The Classic C1 Series has been eclipsed by the newer Compact C1 and C2 vacuums; with the exception of the C1 Limited Edition as mentioned above and the Classic C1 Cat & Dog. There was a time when the lower price of the Miele Classic Series justified compromising on the filtration, but that is no longer the case. You can get the AirClean Sealed System with the same features for a similar price.

Currently, the Classic C1 Cat & Dog and Classic C1 Home Care are the only Classic C1 models directly available from Miele. You’ll find the other models are still available from some retailers and they are included here in the product comparison section. The Classic C1 Home Care, however, is only available Miele dealers.

For example, the Miele Classic C1 Olympus is easily replaced by the Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction. However, the dustbags used in Compact Series vacuums, Type FJM, hold roughly 23% less volume than the Type GN dustbags the Classic Series uses. Given the affordability of the Miele dustbags, just opting for the Compact Series is a good decision if you find the enhanced filtration to be appealing. With that said, you might start seeing great deals on Miele Classic vacuums just to get inventory cleared.

    • Weighs 12.9 lbs with accessories; 29.5 ft. Operating Radius; 4.76 qt. dustbags; 800W Vortex Motor
    • Recommended Combination Tool Model: Miele C1 Limited Edition
    • Recommended Turbobrush Model: Miele Classic C1 Capri (or consider the Compact C1 Turbo)
    • Recommended Electrobrush Model: Miele Classic C1 Cat & Dog
    • Does not have the AirClean Sealed System, but has extremely efficient filtration.
    • VarioClip holds accessories on the canister body.
    • Fits the SBB300-3 Parquett Twister hard floor brush.
    • Power Settings are located on canister body.

Miele Compact C1 Series

Miele Compact C1 Turbo

The Compact C1 Series is relatively new and some models have improved filtration (AirClean Sealed System) and a more powerful (1200 W) motor than the Classic C1. Having the AirClean Sealed System at such a low price point is great if the Complete C3 Series is out of your budget. Being smaller they’re easier to store and move around, but instead of the 4.76 quart dustbag you get a 3.7 quart dustbag. With the new Compact C1 models being such an improvement over the Classic C1, they have essentially replaced the Classic C1 Series. However, the C1 Limited Edition is still the most affordable Miele canister.

    • Weighs 10.3 lbs with accessories; 29.5 ft. Operating Radius; 3.7 qt. dustbags; 1200W Vortex Motor
    • Recommended Combination Tool Model: Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction
    • Recommended Turbobrush Model: Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team
    • Recommended Electrobrush Model: None
    • Has the Miele AirClean Sealed System
    • VarioClip holds accessories on the canister body.
    • Fits the SBB300-3 Parquett Twister hard floor brush.
    • Power Settings are located on canister body.

Miele Compact C2 Series

Miele Compact C2 Electro+

The Compact C2 Series is slightly larger than the Classic C1 and Compact C1 at about 14.3 lbs. It uses the smaller 3.7 quart dustbags. Miele has consolidated their Compact Series of vacuums so that the only Compact vacuum with an electrobrush is the Compact C2 Electro+. There are still great Compact C2 models available while supplies last, such as the Compact C2 Topaz (Turbobrush) or Quartz (combo tool). As far as new models go, the Compact C1 Series are the new Compact vacuums that come standard with a Turbobrush or Combo Tool.

    • Weighs 14.3 lbs with accessories; 33 ft. Operating Radius; 3.7 qt. dustbag; 1200W Vortex Motor
    • Recommended Combination Tool Model: See Compact C1 Series Above
    • Recommended Turbobrush Model: See Compact C1 Series Above
    • Recommended Electrobrush Model: Miele Compact C2 Electro+
    • Fits the SBB300-3 Parquett Twister hard floor brush.
    • Has the Miele AirClean Sealed System
    • VarioClip holds accessories on the canister body.
    • Power Settings are located on canister body.

Miele Complete C2 Series

Miele Complete C2 Hard Floor

The Complete C2 Series is no longer produced by Miele. You can still find a few of these models around as either unsold inventory or pre-owned models. We’ve included a couple recommended models that come standard with the Turbobrush and Combo Tool. These are a great buy if you can find a good deal. They are compatible with the same dustbags (Type GN) as the other Complete and Classic models, so no worries about not being able to find bags or parts.

    • Weighs 17 lbs with accessories; 33 ft. Operating Radius; 4.76 qt. dustbag; 1200W Vortex Motor
    • Recommended Combination Tool Model: Miele Complete C2 Hard Floor
    • Recommended Turbobrush Model: Miele Complete C2 Limited Edition
    • Recommended Electrobrush Model: See Complete C3 Series
    • Fits the SBB300-3 Parquett Twister hard floor brush.
    • Has the Miele AirClean Sealed System
    • VarioClip holds accessories on the canister body.
    • Power Settings are located on canister body.

Miele Complete C3 Series

Miele Complete C3 Brilliant

This is the powerhouse series of vacuums from Miele. All the best features and a big price range from the Complete C3 Calima to the Complete C3 Brilliant. The most notable features include the silence system, wide operating radius, handle controls (C3 Brilliant Only), velvet bumper strip, LED underbody lights, and the largest Electrobrush made by Miele that is standard with the C3 Marin and C3 Brilliant. You will find that the Complete C3 Series is the quietest of Miele’s canisters.


Miele Blizzard CX1 Series

Miele Blizzard CX-1 Cat and Dog

The bagless vacuums by Miele are around the same price points as the mid to upper range bag models. They have similar features as the bag models such as the handle controls, integrated accessories, retractable cord, and compatibility with all Miele attachments.

Filtration is the next question you may have about the bagless models. Miele uses what they call “Vortex Technology” that produces airflow at a velocity of more than 62 MPH. This separates coarse particles into the primary dustbin while allowing fine dust to be trapped in the pre-motor filter. This lets you empty the dustbin without causing a plume of dust rising up from your trash can. The ComfortClean system automatically shakes the pre-motor filter, causing built-up dust to fall into the housing to be washed out every 6 months or so depending on your usage.


Miele Upright Vacuums

If an upright is more your style, Miele has a few models that have the same industry-leading filtration as their canisters.

They’re also priced on the low to mid range relative to the canister models.

With uprights there is no worrying about which attachment to use on which floor type. The dustbags used with Miele uprights are 5.45 quarts instead of the 4.76 quarts used with the larger canister vacuums.

The primary difference between the different Dynamic U1 models is the type of filter included (HEPA or not) and the accessories. The Maverick is the basic model and has all the essentials. The Jazz has a HEPA filter included as well LED headlights. The Cat & Dog has a carbon AirClean filter for removing pet odors, LED headlight, and a mini turbobrush nozzle for the hose for cleaning upholstery.

Miele Dynamic U1 Series

Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog
    • Weighs 20 lbs; 54 ft. Operating Radius; 5.45 qt. dustbags; 1200W Vortex Motor
    • Recommended All-purpose Model: Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog
    • Swivel Neck for easy turning.
    • Automatic Height Adjustment of the brushroll for transitioning be`tween flooring types.
    • Rotary Dial Speed Control
    • AirClean Sealed System
    • Can handle any flooring type, even plush carpet.
    • On/off switch for brushroll.

Miele Robot Vacuums

Miele Scout RX1

Miele Scout RX1 Robot Vacuum

The most recent Scout RX1 model is the one shown to the left with a red top. I highly recommend you watch this comprehensive review by Ibaisaic before considering purchasing the Scout. Seeing the Scout RX1’s performance will give you a baseline to judge other robot vacuums you might be considering if you have never owned one.

With that said, even the best robot vacuums struggle when there are many obstacles to deal with. Anticipating any sort of deep cleaning from a robot vacuum will set you up for disappointment. As you’ll find out in the video, the main issue with the Scout is the poor ability to navigate and make more than one pass over areas it has covered while also missing some areas completely. The demo by Ibaisaic covers both carpeted and bare flooring.

    • 120 Minutes of use
    • 4 Cleaning Modes: Auto, Corner, Spot, Turbo
    • Anti-collision sensors and Stair Detector
    • Manually guide the Scout with the remote control.
    • Scheduled vacuuming once per day.


Miele Stick Vacuums

Miele Swing H1 Quickstep

Miele Swing H1 Quickstep

If your home has mostly bare flooring and you find the lack of stamina and power of a cordless stick to be frustrating, then the H1 Swing is worth considering.

Miele’s version of a stick vacuum is the Swing H1 QuickStep. It is corded and uses a bag. If you’re primarily looking for a reliable vacuum to clean bare flooring (hardwood, tile, etc.) then the Swing H1 is a good choice. There are a few things you should know: the 10 lbs weight is rather heavy for a stick vacuum, it can’t stand on its own but does have a anti-slip handle to lean against a wall, it can’t clean carpet very well. It is, however, likely the most well-filtered stick vacuums you can buy with the AirClean system.

The Swing H1 uses the SBD 285-3 AllTeQ combination floor tool for cleaning bare flooring and low-pile carpet. Despite Miele claiming it can handle low-pile carpet, using anything with a motorized or air-driven brushroll is nearly useless on carpet. There just isn’t enough agitation to knock debris loose from the carpet fibers.

For someone looking for a ready-to-go, quick and easy vacuum to spot clean, this likely won’t fit your needs since it does have a cord. But what the Swing H1 isn’t lacking is suction!

    • Weighs 10 lbs; 28 ft. Operating Radius; 2.6 qt. dustbags; 1000W Vortex Motor
    • Crevice and Upholstery Tool
    • SDB 285-3 AllTeq Floorbrush
    • Works best on hard flooring
    • Uses Type KK Dustbags (5 per box)

Miele For Allergy, Asthma, & COPD Sufferers

HEPA filters aim to remove 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns or larger.

So, how does that affect which vacuum I should buy?

Mold spores and pollen are relatively large particles, so any decent vacuum has an easy time of removing them from their exhausted air. The problem is when smaller particles, such as dust mite allergens, germs, cat allergens, light dust, and soot, are not filtered efficiently and get recirculated into the air in your home by the exhausted air from your vacuum.

Think of it like driving a car down a dry, dusty road and a cloud of dirt billowing up behind the car. Once the dust is settled on a surface, if left undisturbed, it doesn’t affect your air quality, but once it’s suspended in the air it becomes a problem.

That’s why people that suffer from allergies, asthma, or COPD have to take extra care to maintain air quality in their home. If you’re just now realizing your vacuum can affect your air quality at home, then getting a Miele vacuum with the AirClean Sealed System is a great place to start.

How well does the Miele AirClean Sealed System work?

Let’s start with understanding the significance of the term “Sealed.”

For any filter to be effective, all of the air drawn into the vacuum must pass through the filter. A vacuum may use a “HEPA” filter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is built so that all the air passes through it. That’s why Miele’s design includes seals to make sure no air escapes the vacuum without passing through the filter.

As you can see, a HEPA filter is not enough to produce HEPA filtration. You need the whole package. That’s the AirClean Sealed System.

A combination of the Miele filterbags, HEPA filters, rubber seals, and gaskets ensures that all the air leaving your Miele vacuum is free of allergens.

The Miele AirClean system has been independently certified to exceed U.S. and European HEPA filtration standards, making Miele vacuums the most hygienic vacuum cleaners on the market. How hygienic? The current EU standard for HEPA filters requires filtration of 99.95% of particles 0.1 microns and larger.

AirClean System Vs. AirClean Sealed System

Though we don’t have data to compare the performance of the basic AirClean System (found in Classic C1 models) and the AirClean Sealed System (found in the Compact C1, C2 and Complete C3 models or equivalent), what we can say is that Miele has made a noticeable effort to make all of their newer models include the AirClean Sealed System.

Much of the Classic C1 line has been made obsolete by the newer Compact C1 and C2 models. You can now get the AirClean Sealed System in a fully-featured Miele canister for the same price that a top-end Classic C1 model (like the Titan) would have cost you just a few years ago.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t want to spend that much on a new model, the Miele Classic C1 vacuums have extremely good filtration that’s better than nearly any other similarly priced vacuum from other manufacturers. If you find a great deal on a Classic C1 model, then don’t hesitate!


Noise

Noise is an overlooked characteristic of vacuums. We’ve just come to accept that vacuuming is a loud experience, and we have no choice in the matter, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Miele vacuums are surprisingly quiet. After hitting the power button, the motor quietly purrs into action.

Louder does not mean stronger suction. Instead, noise can be an indicator of a poorly sealed suction system. That’s yet another advantage of the AirClean Sealed System. Since the vacuum is properly sealed, that’s one of the main reasons Miele vacuums are so quiet. You can literally hear the better design.

You can test this on your current vacuum. Apply pressure to your bagless dustbin where it connects to the vacuum body or around seals on hoses and you’ll notice a change in the sound when you find a poorly sealed connection.


Miele Bags & Filters

Miele packages its AirClean filters and bags together, and calls the bags, “FilterBags.” The bags are part of the filtration process as well. The AirClean FilterBags are made from randomly spun fibers and are equipped with an auto-seal, a self-locking collar that keeps dust and allergens trapped inside when you remove it.

The Miele HEPA and Active Carbon filters come individually and all last for 1 year. They have a time-release strip on the side which you activate when you first insert it into the vacuum to let you know when the year is up.

Canister Filterbags and Standard AirClean Filters

Bag Type
Contents
Size
Compatible With
More Info
Type GN AirClean 3D
Contents4 Filterbags, 1 Pre-motor Filter, 1 Exhaust Filter
Size4.76 Quart
Compatible WithAll Classic C1, Complete C2, Complete C3 Models
Type FJM AirClean 3D
Contents4 Filterbags, 1 Pre-motor Filter, 1 Exhaust Filter
Size3.7 Quart
Compatible WithAll Compact C1 and Compact C2 Models

Canister HEPA and Active (Carbon) Filters

Filter Type
Lifetime
Compatible With
SF-AA 30 (Active AirClean)
Lifetime1 Year
Compatible WithAll Classic C1 Models
Filter TypeSF-AA 50 (Active AirClean)
Lifetime1 Year
Compatible WithAll Complete C3, Complete C2, Compact C1, Compact C2 Models
Filter TypeSF-HA 30 (HEPA)
Lifetime1 Year
Compatible WithAll Classic C1 Models
Filter TypeSF-HA 50 (HEPA)
Lifetime1 Year
Compatible WithAll Complete C3, Complete C2, Compact C1, Compact C2 Models

Upright & Stick Bags and Filters

For uprights, the Dynamic U1 Series have 5.45 Quart bags, whereas the largest Miele canister vacuums have 4.76 Quart bags. The Swing H1 stick vacuum has a relatively small bag at 2.6 Quarts, but a box comes with 5 bags instead of the usual 4.

The Dynamic U1 Uprights use the SF-HA 30 and SF-AA 30 filters shown above if you want enhanced filtration over the standard AirClean filters.

Bag Type
Contents
Size
Compatible With
More Info
Bag TypeU AirClean 3D
Contents4 Filterbags, 1 Pre-motor filter, 1 Exhaust filter
Size5.45 Quart
Compatible WithAll Dynamic U1 Models
More InfoCheck Amazon
Bag TypeKK AirClean
Contents5 Filterbags, 1 Pre-motor filter, 1 exhaust filter
Size2.6 Quart
Compatible WithSwing H1 Quickstep
More InfoCheck Amazon

Miele’s Classic C1 Series Comparison Table

Item
Preview
Primary Cleaner Head
Attachments
Cleaning Radius
Filter/Bag
Filter System
Features
Recommended Floor Type
More Info

Miele Classic C1 Limited Edition

Primary Cleaner HeadSBD 285-3 Rug and Floor Combination Floor Brush
AttachmentsSBB Parquet Floor Brush, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius29.5 feet
Filter/BagAirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean (Not Sealed)
FeaturesVarioClip, 6 Speed Settings, Telescopic Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low Pile Carpet

Miele Classic C1 Cat & Dog

Primary Cleaner HeadSEB 228 Electro+ Motorized Brush
AttachmentsSTB20 Mini Turbo Brush, SBB300-3 Parquet Twister, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius29.5 feet
Filter/BagAirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean (Not Sealed)
FeaturesVarioClip, 6 Speed Settings, Telescopic Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet

Miele’s Compact C1 and C2 Series Comparison Table

Item
Preview
Primary Cleaner Head
Attachments
Cleaning Radius
Filter/Bag
Filter System
Features
Recommended Floor Type
More Info

Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction

Primary Cleaner HeadSBD 285-3 Rug & Floor Combination Nozzle
AttachmentsDusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Tool
Cleaning Radius33 Feet
Filter/BagAirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
FeaturesVarioClip, 6 Speed Settings, Telescopic Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low Pile Carpet

Miele Compact C1 Turbo

Preview
Primary Cleaner HeadSTB205-3 Turbobrush (Air Driven)
AttachmentsSBB Parquet Floor Brush, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius33 Feet
Filter/BagAirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
FeaturesVarioClip, 6 Speed Settings, Telescopic Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low Pile Carpet

Miele Compact C2 Electro+

Preview
Primary Cleaner HeadSEB228 Electrobrush
AttachmentsSBB Parquet Floor Brush, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius33 Feet
Filter/BagAirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
FeaturesVarioClip, 6 Speed Settings, Telescopic Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet

Miele’s Complete C3 Series Comparison Table

Item
Preview
Primary Cleaner Head
Attachments
Cleaning Radius
Filter/Bag
Filter System
Features
Recommended Floor Type
More Info

Miele Complete C3 Calima

Primary Cleaner HeadSTB205-3 Turbobrush
AttachmentsSBB300-3 Parquet Twister, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius36 Feet
Filter/BagHEPA AirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
Features Silence motor with 6 speed settings controlled via +/- footswitch controls, Integrated Accessories, Telescoping Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low Pile Carpet

Miele Complete C3 Alize

Primary Cleaner HeadSTB205-3 Turbobrush
AttachmentsSBB300-3 Parquet Twister, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius36 Feet
Filter/BagHEPA AirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
Features Silence motor with 6 speed settings controlled via +/- footswitch controls, Integrated Accessories, Telescoping Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low Pile Carpet

Miele Complete C3 Kona

Primary Cleaner HeadSEB228 Electrobrush
AttachmentsSBB300-3 Parquet Twister, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius36 Feet
Filter/BagHEPA AirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
FeaturesSilence motor with 6 speed settings with Foot Switch or Automatic Setting, Integrated Accessories, Telescoping Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet
Item
Preview
Primary Cleaner Head
Attachments
Cleaning Radius
Filter/Bag
Filter System
Features
Recommended Floor Type
More Info

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog

Primary Cleaner HeadSEB228 Electrobrush
AttachmentsSBB300-3 Parquet Twister, STB 101 Mini Turbobrush, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius36 Feet
Filter/BagActive AirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
Features Silence motor with 6 speed settings with Foot Switch or Automatic Setting, Integrated Accessories, Telescoping Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet

Miele Complete C3 Marin

Primary Cleaner HeadSEB236 Electrobrush with LED Headlight
AttachmentsSBB300-3 Parquet Twister, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius36 Feet
Filter/BagHEPA AirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
Features Silence motor with 6 speed settings controlled via +/- footswitch controls, Integrated Accessories, Telescoping Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet, Plush Carpet

Miele Complete C3 Brilliant

Primary Cleaner HeadSEB236 Electrobrush with LED Headlight
AttachmentsSBB300-3 Parquet Twister XL, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Nozzle
Cleaning Radius36 Feet
Filter/BagHEPA AirClean / Type GN
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
FeaturesSilence motor with 6 speed settings and Handle Controls w/ Automatic Setting, Integrated Accessories, Telescoping Wand
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet, Plush Carpet

Miele’s Dynamic U1 Series Comparison Table

Item
Preview
Floor Head Features
Floor Brush Control
Cleaning Radius
Attachments
Filter/Bag
Filter System
Recommended Floor Type
More Info

Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick

Floor Head FeaturesLED Headlight, Swivel Neck Technology, Automatic Height Adjustment, Variable Suction Control
Floor Brush Control2 Motor System with On/Off switch for Electrobrush
Cleaning Radius54 Feet
AttachmentsDusting Brush, Upholstery & Crevice Tool
Filter/BagHEPA AirClean / Type U
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet

Miele Dynamic U1 Jazz

Floor Head FeaturesLED Headlight, Swivel Neck Technology, Automatic Height Adjustment, Variable Suction Control
Floor Brush Control2 Motor System with On/Off switch for Electrobrush
Cleaning Radius54 Feet
AttachmentsDusting Brush, Upholstery & Crevice Tool
Filter/BagHEPA AirClean / Type U
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet

Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog

Floor Head FeaturesLED Headlight, Swivel Neck Technology, Automatic Height Adjustment, Variable Suction Control
Floor Brush Control2 Motor System with On/Off switch for Electrobrush
Cleaning Radius54 Feet
AttachmentsDusting Brush, Upholstery & Crevice Tool
Filter/BagActive AirClean / Type U
Filter SystemAirClean Sealed
Recommended Floor TypeHard Flooring, Low to High Pile Carpet

About Miele Canister Attachments

With canisters you get versatility from being able to swap between attachments for cleaning different surfaces. This can be a great thing if you have a home with a variety of flooring.

It is important to note that even though most attachments are interchangeable between Miele canisters, the powerbrush (electrically-driven brushroll) attachment is only compatible with certain canister models since it receives power from the vacuum hose. The weaker alternative for the canisters without power at the hose, is the turbobrush. It is powered from suction alone and is recommended for low to medium-pile carpet.

Carpet Attachments

For Miele canisters that don’t have an electrically driven brush, the STB 205-3 Turbobrush is essential if you want to get anything done on carpet.

Even if you don’t have pets you will still find the Turbobrush is essential for agitating debris from carpet fibers. Without a brushroll, it is difficult to remove hair, lint, and dust from carpet.

The standard FiberTeQ attachment that comes with the Miele Classic C1 Olympus (and an equivalent is included with the Limited Edition) is an attachment that Miele claims can clean low-pile carpet. It can, but you will be disappointed with its performance on anything but hard (bare) floors. With low-pile carpet less agitation is needed to release debris from carpet fibers, but having a brushroll is essential if you want to avoid making multiple passes to pick up stuck-in debris.

SBD 470-3 FiberTeQ

The FiberTeQ is intended for low-pile carpet and bare floors. It has two rear wheels with a soft rubber coating. You can toggle the switch from bare floors to carpet with your foot. The carpet setting just lets the head slide across the floor. There is no brushroll. Anything but low-pile carpet won’t get much cleaning from this attachment. The FiberTeQ will fit on any Miele canister vacuum.

Low-pile carpet is like what you might see in a doctor’s office or many commercial office buildings. In the bare floor mode, a brush lowers from the front which has roughly 0.3 inch openings across along the brush which allows larger debris to slip past and get sucked in by the vacuum.

Though this brush is fine for any bare floor, you may find the Parquet tool to be an improvement since it has a much softer and longer brush.

STB 205-3 Turbobrush

The Turbobrush is essential if you’re cleaning carpet. Even though the FiberTeQ is acceptable on low-pile carpet, you will be so much happier with the Turbobrush.

The Turbobrush relies on the airflow from the vacuum to spin up the brushroll. This is weaker than the Electrobrush, but works great on low or medium-pile carpet.

In order to keep the brushroll working properly, you must keep hair from building up. The more things that get tangled onto the brushroll the slower it will go and you won’t get good agitation on your carpet.

Cleaning vehicle interiors or furniture is possible with the Turbobrush. You often need some agitation to break hair and debris from vehicle upholstery. The other alternative is the STB 101 Mini Turbobrush (found below) which will fit into tight spaces better than the full-size version.

The Turbobrush works on any Miele canister model, so if you’ve got something like the Miele Classic C1 Olympus and want better carpet performance then this is the way to go.

SEB 217-3 Electrobrush

The SEB-217-3 Electrobrush, Miele’s mid-size model, is 10″ wide and has a swivel neck like most Miele attachments. It is recommended for up to medium-pile carpeting.

The Electrobrush is only compatible with certain models because it requires electrical power from the hose. So the Classic C1 Olympus or Limited Edition, for example, couldn’t use this attachment.

You will get better agitation with this attachment than the Turbobrush. However, it’s still important to keep hair from building up on the brushroll. It can damage the Electrobrush motor and cause added wear to the belt, which you will have to replace.

SEB-228 Electrobrush

The SEB 228 is the largest Miele Electrobrush at 14″ wide. It has a five-level height adjustment and is suitable for low to high-pile carpet and plush carpet.

If you have one of the Miele models that uses the SEB 217-3 Electrobrush you can optionally buy this one as an upgrade. It will fit any model that also uses an electrobrush.


Hard (Bare) Floor Attachments

SBD 470-3 FiberTeQ

As mentioned before, the FiberTeQ is best suited for bare flooring. It has a single brush that lowers from the from with the flip of the toggle switch. The brush is short and you may have to lift the cleaner head to pick up larger debris.

The Parquet attachments have longer and softer brushes, so considering upgrading if you are mostly cleaning bare floors.

Overall the FiberTeQ is a great entry-level bare floor attachment that will handle any type of bare floor.

SBB 300-3 Parquet Twister

The Parquet Twister is made with a mix of polyamide and natural hair that acts as a gentle cushion when cleaning tile, wood, and other bare flooring. You can use the Parquet Twister on any Miele canister. This version of the Parquet Twister is 12.5 inches wide.

The longer bristles with alternating high and low spacing provide room for larger debris to be captured while still picking up fine dust and hair that clings to bare flooring.

This and the Parquet Twister XL are the best bare flooring attachments that Miele offers.

SBB 400-3 Parquet Twister XL

The XL version of the Parquet Twister is 16 inches wide. Other than the width, the XL version is the exact same attachment. You can cover more area faster with the XL.

SBD 650-3 AirTeq

The AirTeQ is very similar to the FiberTeQ, but has an additional brush that lowers from the rear of the cleaner head instead of just one in the front like the FiberTeQ. It is an improvement over the FiberTeQ for cleaning bare flooring. Don’t expect much on anything but low-pile carpeting.


Upholstery Attachments

STB 101 Mini Turbobrush

Lastly, the Mini Turbobrush is the best tool for cleaning vehicles or furniture. You could use the full-size Turbobrush. but you just can’t get in tight spaces in vehicles very well. Also, it’s excellent for cleaning stairs.

The Mini Turbobrush can be bough separately and attached to any Miele vacuum. You can use it with the canister or upright Miele vacuums.


Other Miele Accessories

Miele offers an accessory kit that comes with an SF-AA 50 Active AirClean filter, flexible crevice tool, hygiene cap, and the Mini Turbobrush.

The hygiene cap allows you to detach the hose and store it separately from the canister body. You put the hygiene cap over the hose connection on the canister body so that no smells or debris can escape.

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