(IMPORTANT) The New Bagless Miele Blizzard CX1: As of December 2017, it’s still not available for purchase from Miele (or any certified retailer) in the USA. It can be purchased from third parties using services like EBay. With that said, this article will be updated once the Blizzard CX1 is officially released in the USA.
When making comparisons it’s important to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Miele and Dyson are two companies that happen to make vacuums, but build very different products. That’s about all they have in common.
Before getting too deep, I’ll lay out some obvious differences between the two that should help you start picking which vacuums may be of interest to you. Then I’ll lay out the best options for different types of flooring and other considerations you may have when considering investing in a high-end vacuum.
Miele just released their first bagless vacuum in 2016. It is not currently available in the U.S., but looks like it may be available in 2018. Up to this point Miele has exclusively made bag vacuums. It’s too early to tell if these new bagless vacuums by Miele will withstand the test of time like their bag models. Hopefully they will raise the bar and innovate more sanitary bagless vacuums.
Dyson has a cordless 2-in-1 series of stick vacuums. Miele doesn’t make any sort of cordless vacuum, but does have a corded stick vacuum that specializes in cleaning hard (bare) flooring and rugs.
All Dyson vacuums are bagless. For some this is very desirable, and for others they couldn’t care less. Bagless vacuums are generally louder and filter poorly when compared to bagged vacuums. Dyson is no exception, but they do have some of the best filtered bagless vacuums on the market. However, Miele’s AirClean Sealed System is the best overall filtration system available today.
Miele vacuums are designed to last 20+ years. No joke. They are the old classic buy-it-for-life vacuum that your grandparents used. Miele has been slow to embrace trendier technologies such as cordless, bagless, and handheld vacuums in their vacuum lineup. However, they do what they do very well. Dyson does expect a lifetime of about 10 years out of most of its vacuums, so they aren’t too far behind.
- 1 Miele Vs. Dyson: Dyson’s Design
- 2 Miele Vs. Dyson: Miele’s Design
- 3 Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Canister Vacuum for Hardwood 2017
- 4 Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Upright Vacuum for Hardwood 2017
- 5 Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Canister Vacuum for Carpet 2017
- 6 Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Upright Vacuum for Carpet 2017
- 7 Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Vacuum for Allergies and Pet Hair 2017
Miele Vs. Dyson: Dyson’s Design
All of Dyson’s vacuums have a multi-floor function, so they can be considered for any flooring type.
People tend to associate a higher price with improved quality and performance. But that isn’t always true, right?
Dyson seems to be pushing its new, more “cutting edge” technology into its higher priced products. The things that break away from the norm, such as the Cinetic Big Ball canister which does not use a filter (or so they say). This is a recent feature they’ve added to some of their uprights and canister vacuums, and is a step beyond any other bagless vacuum available.
But does it actually improve the experience? Let’s see…
What is Dyson trying to accomplish with its vacuum products?
- Remove the need to buy replacement bags.
- Make filters reusable (washable), or get rid of them altogether (Cinetic vacuums).
- Make emptying a bagless dustbin a sanitary experience.
- Be able to vacuum from floor to ceiling with nearly any of its vacuums.
I’m not claiming any of these are quotes from Dyson, but rather they come from my experiences and concerns as a consumer when using and researching bagless vacuums over the years. Let’s briefly go through each item and use examples to illustrate how well Dyson accomplishes each.
No More Bags
It is inconvenient to have to worry about keeping bags stocked up, but not necessarily expensive. Bags are not, however, inconvenient to change when compared to cleaning out bagless dustbins.
Across all of the bagless vacuums, made not only by Dyson, there is a common theme of problems that users complain about.
Firstly, how quickly the dustbin fills up and requires digging to get tangled hair and dust removed. Bagless vacuums usually end up with debris wrapped around the filter/motor housing and require you to dig it out. Yuck!
Also, you always seem to end up with dust flying out of the trash can no matter how you empty the dustbin. Many people compound this problem by not emptying the dustbin once it reaches the fill line. This is mainly because they don’t expect the fill line to be reached so quickly. The actual usable volume of a typical bagless dustbin is shockingly small.
Second, is noise. Bagless vacuums are notoriously loud and tend to get louder over time and the plastic parts age and don’t quite seal just right. Leaky seals cause noise as air flows through holes. This also means claims of HEPA filtration might not really be up to the standard. Just because you throw a HEPA filter in the vacuum doesn’t mean you’re getting clean air out of the exhaust.
Third, pets only compound the first two problems. Pet hair means the dustbin fills up quicker, the brushroll gets clogged faster, clogs in the tubing are more likely, and poor seals mean pet allergens get released instead of removed by filters.
Doing Away With Filters (Or Not)
Filters will always need to be cleaned and eventually replaced. Even the Dyson Cinetic vacuums have a post-motor filter which filters the air right before it leaves the exhaust vent.
The HEPA exhaust filters on the Dyson Cinetic vacuums are supposed to last the life of the vacuum and not need to be serviced by the user. This is a problem. A user that vacuums their 600 square feet studio apartment is very different from someone vacuuming a 2000 square feet home with 2 dogs and a cat.
You should immediately be skeptical of something that requires no service or maintenance, especially a filter of any sort.
Finally, check out this video in which the vacuum tech shows a disassembled Dyson Cinetic Big Ball and what the post-motor filter looks like after 6 months of use.
Emptying a bagless dustbin without making a mess. Can it be done?
Of all the Dyson vacuums, they did get this right with a few. The Dyson V8 Absolute and the Dyson Big Ball Canister, most notably. The V8 Absolute is their most expensive cordless 2-in-1 stick/handheld, and it’s hard to find a major flaw in this product. The Dyson Big Ball Canister also incorporates the same emptying system.
The entire motor and filter lift out of the dustbin and forces all of the debris out. Instead of just opening a hatch on the bottom and hoping everything falls out.
Hopefully they start adding this to all of their bagless vacuums.
Check out this example video below, it’s only 11 seconds.
The Dyson Cinetic canisters and uprights have some concerning problems. The exhaust filters will eventually need to be replaced or cleaned, and this requires tearing down the vacuum beyond what Dyson intended consumers to do. This means you will either need to take it to a certified technician, or if the warranty has expired you can order the filter yourself and replace it.
Claiming that a vacuum doesn’t need to ever have a filter changed (for the life of the vacuum) is nearly equivalent to claiming your car doesn’t ever need an oil change.
It gets better, though:
The Dyson Ball canisters and uprights (non-Cinetic) receive better reviews and are actually mostly cheaper than Cinetic vacuums.
That’s not to say the Cinetic vacuums don’t clean well; they do. The problem just lies with the HEPA exhaust filters that eventually get clogged up. How long that takes really depends on you and how often and how much you vacuum.
Here’s another look inside the Dyson Cinetic Ball upright, just so you can get idea of what the filters look like after 3 weeks of use.
Miele Vs. Dyson: Miele’s Design
Miele, like Dyson, makes many other products besides vacuums (mainly home appliances). Vacuums are, however, something they do extremely well.
In the same way Dyson is pushing bagless technology forward, Miele has pushed bag filtration systems to the point that they are the industry leader.
Bags seem like a nuisance in today’s fast-paced, streamlined world. We like things to just work and require the least amount of attention as possible. You have to worry about keeping a stock of bags and swapping them out when they get full. It’s an ongoing expense that may be small, but it is still just another thing you have to worry about.
You may be thinking: That’s a lot of negativity. Why would I want to buy a bag vacuum?
What if I told you:
- No bagless vacuum achieves near the same level of filtration as the Miele AirClean Sealed System.
- Bags are the easiest way to dispose of your vacuumed debris.
- Washable filters, commonly used in bagless vacuums, lose their effectiveness over time and must be replaced.
- Bag are more hygienic and friendly to people with asthma, allergies, or COPD.
- Miele’s vacuums with the AirClean system will last 20 years.
The point I’m trying to make here is that bagless vacuums are not an escape from having to maintain your vacuum. You also may not realize the sacrifices you are making in your air quality and cleaning ability by using a bagless vacuum.
With the massive amount of marketing being done pushing bagless vacuums, I think some analysis is necessary to understand what the pros and cons are for bag and bagless.
As far as bag vacuums go, Miele is one of the best. Especially their canister series. Let’s take a look at their design goals to better understand the bag vacuum point of view.
What is Miele trying to accomplish with its vacuum products?
- Go beyond HEPA filtration and ensure air comes out cleaner than before you vacuumed.
- Make the debris disposal process quick and hygienic.
- Build a vacuum that will last 20 years.
- Build a vacuum to clean any floor type and design attachments that do their job really well.
Again, these are things that I have observed as a consumer of many vacuums who recently bought their first Miele. In testing out my Miele, I can say these are the areas where Miele gets excellent marks.
I want to go into more detail about these points and explain why bag vacuums aren’t really out of style.
The Best Filtration
The Miele AirClean HEPA filtration system meets or exceeds the US and European filtration standards. For some manufacturers, claiming to have a HEPA filter vacuum is as simple as sticking a HEPA filter in place of the standard filter. This doesn’t guarantee actual HEPA filtration. To achieve HEPA filtration, the entire suction system must seal properly and maintain that seal after years of use and changing of filters.
It doesn’t matter what type of filter you put in a vacuum if your filter system isn’t properly sealed.
Many vacuums fail to even seal adequately for any type of filtration, and you end up with more dust and allergens in your air than before you started vacuuming. I know a lot of the noisy bagless vacuum I’ve used failed to seal at the connection between the dustbin and the vacuum body. You can just put your finger at the connection and feel the leak.
Show me some numbers!
Miele HEPA filters capture 99.95% of all particles as small as 0.1 microns in size when used in the AirClean Sealed System, this exceeds the HEPA standard.
The AirClean Sealed System is built into the Compact C2 and Complete C3 Series vacuums.
The slightly less efficient AirClean System is guaranteed to catch 99.95% of particles down to 0.5 microns and 94% of particles down to 0.3 microns.
The AirClean System is built into the Classic C1 Series.
Hygienic Debris Disposal
This is really the pain point I have with bagless vacuums. Many manufacturers falsely claim that their dustbins release debris “with the push of a button,” or some such nonsense. I have never owned a bagless vacuum that didn’t require me to dig in the dustbin to get out tangled up hair and dust.
Bags completely eliminate this problem. Miele’s FilterBags automatically seal when you remove them from the vacuum and allow nothing to escape. There is no dust cloud from trying to empty a bin into the trash.
The great thing about the Miele filter system is that it works really well, and swapping out filters and bags is a much cleaner and faster experience than cleaning a bagless dustbin.
The 20 Year Vacuum
Miele vacuums are designed and tested to last 20 years of residential use, which according to them means 45 minutes at the highest motor setting once per week. That works out to 1000 operating hours. Roughly, that’s probably vacuuming your home once or twice a week, depending on size.
The upfront cost of a Miele may be higher than many other brands, but they truly will cost less over the years. Many bag and bagless vacuums just don’t match up to the quality Miele puts out. So not only do you get worse vacuuming performance, but you pay more for it by having to replace your vacuum every few years.
Having a cleaner head that works exceptionally well on all types of flooring is a lofty goal. Miele has a variety of cleaning heads for its canister vacuums, some do offer great versatility, but others do their specific purpose really well.
Miele’s Parquet Twister floor brushes are designed specifically with bare floors in mind, while the Electrobrush can handle the thickest carpet or bare floors as well.
The main thing when buying a Miele is to pay attention to what kind of cleaner head you’re getting. Not all Miele canister vacuums are designed for all flooring types.
Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Canister Vacuum for Hardwood 2017
Aside from the obvious differences I’ve pointed out already between Miele and Dyson vacuums, there are still quite a few things to consider when buying a vacuum for hardwood floors.
For example, if you have all hardwood and a few area rugs in your home, then ideally you’d like to have the right attachments to handle both.
So first I’ll lay out what I think is important, then compare Dyson and Miele products.
What should I consider when selecting a canister vacuum for hardwood?
In no particular order,
- Soft wheels that won’t scratch your floor.
- Brushroll that doesn’t throw debris around instead of picking it up, or a hardwood specific attachment.
- Suction control.
- Cleaner head that has long bristles to remove fine dust.
- Also be able to vacuum my rugs, so an electrically-driven or air-driven brushroll is helpful.
- Wide cleaning radius and wide cleaner head, so I can cover more area faster.
These are the really important features that I expect out of a hardwood floor vacuum. If a vacuum had all these features, then it would be pretty ideal. However, if you’re on a budget some of these features are unnecessary.
Dyson’s Hardwood Canister Vacuum Selection
All of Dyson’s vacuums have multi-floor functions so you can use them for low to high-pile carpet, hardwood, tile, and any other bare flooring. Dyson also makes an effort to ensure that the cleaner head doesn’t scratch your floors.
Dyson is unique among the bagless canister vacuum manufacturers, because there aren’t many other bagless canister vacuums that have the cleaner head to handle both bare flooring and carpet. The bagless canister market is small compared to the bagless uprights it seems.
|Dyson Ball Compact Animal Canister||Dyson Big Ball Canister||Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Canister|
|Why is this a good vacuum for hardwood?||The anti-static brush removes fine dust from hard floors. The cleaner head and canister body roll easily across hardwood.||The carbon fiber filaments on the turbine head pick up fine dust, while stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt. The cleaner head and canister body roll easily across hardwood.||The carbon fiber filaments on the turbine head pick up fine dust, while stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt. The cleaner head and canister body roll easily across hardwood.|
|Floor Options||Multi-floor Cleaning head||Multi-floor Cleaning head||Multi-floor Cleaning head|
|Operating Radius||27.4 Feet||35 Feet||35 Feet|
|Filter||Washable Lifetime Filter||Washable Lifetime Filter||No User Serviceable Filter|
|Emptying Dustbin||Standard Dustbin hatch||Hygienic Dirt Ejector||Hygienic Dirt Ejector|
|Extras||X||Self-rights when toppled||Self-rights when toppled|
|Warranty||5 Year Parts & Labor||5 Year Parts & Labor||5 Year Parts & Labor|
Miele’s Hardwood Canister Vacuum Selection
Miele’s starting point with it’s entry-level canister is with bare flooring. That’s true of most canister vacuums in general. Cleaner heads for bare flooring are much simpler and cheaper to make, so the budget options generally start from there. There is no brushroll (AKA “beater bar”) built into the Miele C1 Olympus, for example.
Miele also makes cleaner heads specifically designed for thoroughly cleaning hardwood and other flooring that has cracks and crevices where debris may hide, like tile. Their main attachment for this is the Parquet Twister, and has a soft thick brush with openings for larger debris to get pulled through. There’s no spinning brush to kick around dirt, and the bristles will get between cracks to agitate dust and dirt.
Likely, if you have lot of hardwood or tile flooring in your home you also have some rugs, and even some carpeting in bedrooms. So when you’re looking to purchase a hardwood floor vacuum you would like to not have to use a completely different vacuum for those carpeted areas. For handling this, Miele’s higher end canisters, like the C3 Calima and C2 Onyx, come with a cleaner head with an air-driven brushroll and the Parquet Twister floor brush. These will handle up to medium-pile carpet and all of your bare flooring.
|Miele Classic C1 Olympus||Miele Complete C3 Calima||Miele Compact C2 Onyx|
|Why is this vacuum good for hardwood?||The FiberTeq cleaner head is designed with bare floors specifically in mind. Bristles on the front and rubber seal on the back achieve excellent suction.||Comes with the Parquet Twister, Miele's best bare floor brush.||Comes with the Parquet Twister, Miele's best bare floor brush.|
|Multi-Floor Option||FiberTeq is for bare floors and low-pile carpet. (Turbobrush optional)||Turbobrush and Parquet Twister Floor brush are standard||Turbobrush and Parquet Twister floor brush are standard|
|Operating Radius||29.5 Feet||36 Feet||33 Feet|
|Filtration||AirClean||HEPA AirClean Sealed||AirClean Sealed|
|Suction Control||6 Settings - Rotary Dial||6 Settings - Rotary Dial||6 Settings - Rotary Dial|
|Warranty||7 Years||7 Years||7 Years|
Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Upright Vacuum for Hardwood 2017
Many of the features we are concerned about with canisters are also true for uprights. The big difference between uprights and canisters, however, is that you can’t swap out the cleaning head. So there’s no going back with an upright (unless you can return it, that is!).
So most importantly:
- The wheels need to be rubber coated.
- The brushroll must accommodate hardwood by being able to turn it off or have a height/speed adjustment.
Dyson’s Hardwood Upright Selection
Dyson does a good job of making all of its cleaner heads capable of cleaning any flooring type. All of the vacuums below have self-adjusting cleaner heads to handle low to high-pile carpet, hardwood, and tile.
The Animal 2 is especially useful if you have pets since it comes with the turbine tool for removing stuck-on hair from upholstery.
The Ball Multi Floor 2 is one of the latest releases in the Ball series of uprights, so it has the most cutting edge design.
|Dyson Ball Animal 2||Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2||Dyson Cinetic Big Ball||Dyson Small Ball|
|Multi Floor Option||Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile||Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile||Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile||Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile|
|Dustbin Emptying||Standard Bottom Hatch Release||Standard Bottom Hatch Release||Standard Bottom Hatch Release||Standard Bottom Hatch Release|
|Extras||Turbine tool for upholstery|
|Operating Radius||35 Feet||31 Feet||35 Feet||31 Feet|
|Filtration||HEPA Washable||HEPA Washable||HEPA Washable||Standard Washable|
|Warranty||5 Year||5 Year||5 Year||5 Year|
Miele’s Hardwood Upright Selection
If you’re looking for the more budget-friendly option and are interested in Miele, then the Maverick is a great choice.
However, the mini turbobrush that comes with the Cat & Dog is a must if you have a pet hair problem on your furniture.
With Miele’s uprights you are able to use an AirClean, Active AirClean, or HEPA AirClean filter. The Jazz comes standard with the HEPA AirClean, whereas the Cat & Dog comes with the Active AirClean to help remove pet odors.
|Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick||Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog||Miele Dynamic U1 Jazz|
|Multi Floor Option||Automatic Height Adjustment and On/Off switch for Electrobrush||Automatic Height Adjustment and On/Off switch for Electrobrush||Automatic Height Adjustment and On/Off switch for Electrobrush|
|Operating Radius||39 Feet||39 Feet||39 Feet|
|Filtration||AirClean||Active AirClean||HEPA AirClean|
|Suction Control||Rotary Dial||Rotary Dial||+/- Controls with Automatic Setting|
|Extras||Mini Turbobrush for upholstery, LED Headlight||LED Headlight|
|Warranty||7 Years||7 Years||7 Years|
Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Canister Vacuum for Carpet 2017
Dyson’s Canisters for Carpet Selection
Dyson’s new Big Ball canisters have a handy feature where they self-right if you accidentally pull them over.
All of these canister’s cleaner heads are capable of cleaning any flooring type.
Another big plus with the Big Ball Canister is the dirt ejector. Although Dyson (and many other manufacturers) claims that all of its vacuums dustbins are easy to empty, my experience is that you will inevitably have to dig out hair and other debris wrapped around the center of the dustbin.
With the new dirt ejector, the filter mechanism in the center actually lifts out and forces the debris to fall off. It actually works really well. That’s why the Dyson Big Ball(non-Cinetic) is my favorite choice here.
|Dyson Ball Compact Animal Canister||Dyson Big Ball Canister||Dyson Cinetic Animal Canister|
|Brushroll Type||Multi-Floor Carbon Fiber brushroll and anti-static brushes||Multi-Floor Carbon Fiber brushroll and anti-static brushes||Multi-Floor Carbon Fiber brushroll and anti-static brushes|
|Recommended Carpet Type||Low to Medium Pile Height||Low to Medium Pile Height||Low to Medium Pile Height|
|Filtration||Washable||HEPA Washable||No pre-motor filter, but has HEPA exhaust filter|
|Dustbin Emptying||Standard Bottom Hatch Release||Hygienic Dirt Ejector||Standard Bottom Hatch Release|
|Extras||Mini Turbobrush for upholstery and carpet||Self-Righting; picks itself up if it topples over||Mini Turbobrush for upholstery and carpet|
|Warranty||5 Years||5 Years||5 Years|
Miele’s Canisters for Carpet Selection
Miele has a lot more options than Dyson when it comes to cleaner heads for its canisters. For carpet, the Electrobrush is where it’s at.
The Classic C1 Titan is the entry-level canister that comes with an Electrobrush. This can handle low to high-pile carpet.
The Complete C3 Cat & Dog has the largest Electrobrush that Miele makes. Staying to to its name, it also comes with a mini turbobrush for upholstery.
If you’re looking for a smaller form factor canister, the Compact C2 Topaz is excellent. Though it’s smaller it doesn’t sacrifice any features.
|Miele Classic C1 Titan||Miele Compact C2 Topaz||Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog|
|Brushroll Type||SEB-217-3 Electrobrush; Miele's mid-size electrobrush||SEB-217-3 Electrobrush; Miele's mid-size electrobrush||SEB-228 Electrobrush; Miele's largest electrobrush|
|Recommended Carpet Type||Low to Medium Pile Height||Low to Medium Pile Height||Low to High Pile Height|
|Suction Control||Rotary Dial Selector||Rotary Dial Selector||6 Speed Settings controlled via a Footswitch|
|Operating Radius||29.5 Feet||33 Feet||36 Feet|
|Filtration||HEPA AirClean||AirClean||Active AirClean|
|Extras||Parquet Floor Brush (for bare floors)||Parquet Twister Floor Brush (for bare floors)||STB-101 Mini Turbobrush for carpet and upholstery; Parquet Twister Floor Brush (for bare floors)|
Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Upright Vacuum for Carpet 2017
Dyson’s Uprights for Carpet Selection
Similar to the Dyson hardwood floor selection, all these vacuums are also capable of handling any flooring type. You get the typicaly Dyson self-adjusting cleaner head.
The Dyson Ball Multi-Floor 2 is the most recent release here and has the most cutting edge design. You get no attachments though, so if you need the turbine tool for upholstery then the DC65 is the way to go.
|Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Upright||Dyson Ball Animal Upright||Dyson DC65 Animal Upright||Dyson Ball Multi-Floor 2|
|Brushroll Type||Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile||Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile||Self-adjusting cleaner head; Reconfigured brush bar- 25% more power||Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile|
|Operating Radius||31 Feet||35 Feet||35 Feet||31 Feet|
|Dustbin Emptying||Standard Bottom Hatch Release||Standard Bottom Hatch Release||Standard Bottom Hatch Release||Standard Bottom Hatch Release|
|Filtration||HEPA Washable||HEPA Washable||Washable||HEPA Washable|
|Extras||Tangle-free Turbine Tool: Counter-rotating heads with brushes remove hair and dirt from upholstery.|
|Warranty||5 Years||5 Years||5 Years||5 Years|
Miele’s Uprights for Carpet Selection
The most feature-rich Miele upright is the Dynamic U1 Auto Eco. It can handle any flooring type, has a HEPA filter, LED headlight, and digital speed control. It is not, however, a budget vacuum.
|Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick||Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog||Miele Dynamic U1 Auto Eco|
|Multi Floor Option||Automatic Height Adjustment, and Brushroll control||Automatic Height Adjustment, and Brushroll control||Automatic Height Adjustment, and Brushroll control|
|Operating Radius (Cord Length)||39 Feet||39 Feet||39 Feet|
|Filtration||Air Clean||Active AirClean||HEPA Airclean|
|Suction Control||Rotary Dial||Rotary Dial||+/- Digital speed control|
|Extras||LED Headlight||LED Headlight|
|Warranty||7 Years||7 Years||7 Years|
Miele Vs. Dyson: Best Vacuum for Allergies and Pet Hair 2017
Dyson’s Allergy and Pet Hair Vacuum Selection
With bagless vacuums, it’s not just about the filtration. Having to empty the dustbin and come into contact with all the dust and allergens that you just vacuumed up kind of defeats the purpose.
That’s why I think the Dyson V8 and Big Ball series uprights and canisters are the best choice for allergy sufferers.
These vacuum have the most hygienic dustbin emptying mechanism available for bagless vacuum. It’s the closest thing you will get to not having to deal with cleaning out a bagless dustbin by hand.
|Dyson DC50 Ball Compact Animal Upright||Dyson V8 Absolute Cord Free||Dyson Big Ball Canister|
|Why is this vacuum good for allergies?||Versatile cleaner head, and mini turbine tool are great for getting pet allergens off of furniture. You also get HEPA filtration.||HEPA filtration and the most hygienic bin emptying mechanism Dyson makes (same as the Big Ball).||You get HEPA filtration and the most hygienic bin emptying mechanism that Dyson makes.|
|Brushroll Type||Brush bar has a mixture of stiff nylon bristles and carbon fiber filaments. On carpets, the nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt, and on hard floors the ultra-fine carbon fiber filaments remove fine dust.||Direct-drive cleaner head drives bristles deeper into the carpet to remove even more dirt. It has 150% more brush bar power than the Dyson V6 cord-free vacuum||Carbon fiber turbine head - carbon fiber filaments pick up Fine dust. Stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt|
|Filtration||HEPA Filtration||HEPA Filtration||HEPA Filtration|
|Dustbin Emptying||Standard bottom hatch release||Hygienic Dirt Ejector||Hygienic Dirt Ejector|
|Operating Radius (Cord Length)||25 Feet||Cordless (25 Minutes using floor brush)||35 Feet|
|Extras||Tangle-free Turbine tool||Addtional cleaner head for bare flooring||Self Righting - picks itself up if it topples over.|
|Warranty||5 Years||5 Years||5 Years|
Miele’s Allergy and Pet Hair Vacuum Selection
Miele has a much larger selection of vacuums, at many different price points.
The thing about Miele is that they have the best filtration system in the industry. Hands down.
If you’re serious about allergies, COPD, or asthma, then you need to seriously consider investing in a Miele vacuum. Their AirClean Sealed System is truly remarkable and exceeds HEPA standards.
|Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog Upright||Miele Classic C1 Titan||Miele Complete C3 Kona Canister|
|What makes this a good allergy vacuum?||Industries best filtration with the AirClean Sealed System. Active AirClean filter for absorbing odors and pet allergens.||HEPA AirClean filter, and Miele's second strongest electrobrush.||Industries best filtration with the AirClean Sealed System with a HEPA AirClean filter. Miele's strongest electrobrush is guaranteed to pull the deepest dust and allergens from your carpet.|
|Cleaner Head Type||Built-in electrobrush for hard floors and up to high-pile carpeting||SEB 217-3 Electrobrush; Miele's mid-size electrobrush||SEB-228 Electrobrush; Miele's largest electrobrush|
|Multi Floor Option||Yes; On/Off Switch for Electrobrush||Yes; On/Off Switch for Electrobrush||Yes; On/Off Switch for Electrobrush|
|Filtration||HEPA Active AirClean Sealed System||HEPA AirClean||HEPA AirClean Sealed System|
|Operating Radius (Cord Length)||39 Feet||29.5 Feet||36 Feet|
|Suction Control||Rotary Dial||Rotary Dial||+/- Foot Switch speed control|
|Bag Type/Size||Type U: 5.45 Quart||Type GN: 4.76 Quart||Type GN: 4.76 Quart|
|Extras||LED Headlight, STB-101 Mini Turbobrush, SwivelNeck||Parquest floor brush (for bare flooring)||Parquet Twister Floor brush (for bare flooring)|
|Warranty||7 Years||7 Years||7 Years|