Why The Miele Vacuum Is Better Than The Dyson, Rainbow & Oreck Vacuum Cleaners

miele-vacuum-cleaner-is-small-compact.jpg The Miele is probably the best vacuum cleaner that I have ever used.

In my business of cleaning homes for a living, I’ve used many different types of vacuums. But the Miele stands above the rest.

Here’s why I choose the Miele vacuum cleaner over the Dyson, the Rainbow, the Oreck, and other vacuum cleaners…

 

My Review Of The Miele

I like the Miele vacuum cleaner best because:

  • It’s lightweight, very manageable, and easy to use.
  • It has the option of a true hepa filter.
  • It’s available in many different styles and colors.
  • It has adjustable power settings.

These are things that mean a lot when you’re investing in a vacuum cleaner.

 

Miele Shapes & Sizes

The Miele comes in an array of styles and colors.

So if you prefer an upright or a canister, or if red is your favorite color, those types of options are available to you.

The Miele is also available in a lightweight or heavier style.

As far as lightweight vacuums that perform well, the Miele is surprisingly easy to work with.

 

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What About Stairs?

The Miele rates high on stairs, as well.

If you have ever tried vacuuming stairs, then you know it can be challenging — trying to lug the vacuum with one hand and vacuum the stairs with the other.

The Miele is not at all awkward when cleaning stairs, because it has a nice handle to grab. And it’s not too heavy.

 

Miele Attachments

The attachments for the Miele vacuum cleaner are also very easy to change, as the job at hand changes.

And the bags are a super quality and easily accessible, too.

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There is also an adjustable power feature on the Miele that lets you change the level of suction, depending on whether you are vacuuming curtains, lamp shades, oriental rugs, or carpet.

miele-true-hepa-filter.jpg Plus, you have the option of getting a true hepa filter. This is a nice because it keeps bad smells and dust from flying back into the air — which is great for people who have allergies or animals in the home. Personally, I don’t want to smell anything that has come out of the carpet (…or any other place that I have vacuumed).

Another unique feature is the blower. This is really handy for cleaning dust from electronics, decks or garages.

 

Comparing The Miele To Other Vacuums

There are some other vacuums which have the same or similar qualities as the Miele — like the Rainbow, Dyson and Oreck. But none of these is quite as good as the Miele vacuum cleaner, in my opinion.

  • The Rainbow uses a water bowl instead of a bag to collect dust. It is supposed to clean the air when it passes through the water, but the water is actually full of dirt and dust that would normally go into a dust bag. There is also a little height adjuster on the Rainbow’s vacuum head to adjust for different carpet heights; but it’s a dummy switch.
  • The Dyson is a great vacuum, but it’s heavy and it can be hard to handle.
  • The Oreck is alright if the only feature you’re looking for in a vacuum cleaner is that it’s lightweight.

When comparing the prices of these vacuums, they are all a little more expensive than your standard household vacuum cleaner. But I would definitely put my money on the Miele.

Charity

I'm a professional house cleaner. I have been self-employed for the past several years, and I thoroughly enjoy cleaning houses for a living. Yes, it can be very tiring, but I find that it can be very rewarding, too.

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  • Mike

    Excuse me, baby powder or any powder with talc will NOT mix with water. This is the major fault of the Rainbow. Anyone who has ever seen powder fall in the sink knows that it sits on top of the water. It doesn’t mix. A Filter Queen is a much better vacuum.

    • Victor

      In this case since 1990 Rainbow models come with Additional Hepa Filters, that could be replaced one in 5 years. Best regards!

  • Mike

    Amen….The Best!!! Filter Queen is a lifetime vacuum. Mine is 20 years old and still performing like new.

  • http://www.nosocialism.com/ NoSocialism.com

    I have a lot of allergies and whenever I’ve used ANY vacuum with a filter, my nose starts running like a faucet. The Rainbow is the ONLY vacuum I’ve ever used that the exhaust is actually cleaner than the air going in, and there are no filters to change.
    Yes, it can be a pain to keep emptying the water, but even when emptying the water, there’s no dust getting back into the air. I couldn’t afford a new one, so I bought a 10 year old used unit on Ebay 5 years ago for about $300.00 and it’s still fantastic. How many appliances out there can you buy used that are worth anything, much less 10 years old. The funniest part is that I could STILL Sell this unit on Ebay for about 3 to 4 hundred dollars!

  • http://www.greatvacs.com Greddy Vacoom

    I recommend the Rainbow vacuums they work really well and can really help with getting rid of dust, dander, dirt, and other particles that cause allergies. The air coming out of the vacuum is amazingly clean.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.sligh Kurt Sligh

    We had a Rainbow salesman come to our house and left the top of the line 2 speed at our house for several weeks, with the scents so we could have our air deorderized even when we weren’t cleaning. The cost was $2699, but knocked down to $2299 after they took $400 off for our trade-in. Our payments were to be $80 per month for 4 years. We got our house so clean. It is heavy though, lugging it up and down those stairs. And then we had to empty the water tank after each use and clean it out, which was a hassle. And I found out that you can never store water in it, the tank must always be emptied and stored on top of the machine between uses or the motor will rust. I really liked that deoderizer but then I realized that you can buy an air deoderizer for $40 or so.
    That’s when I decided to do my homework before I pulled the trigger. I found that Miele vacuums come from $300′ish for the Capri to $1400′ish for the Uniq. And to Ash above…yes, they do have to many models, it definately had me confused. But the Miele that I bought (Capricorn) turns out to be less that half the weight of a Rainbow, the motor is more powerful, and it’s about 1/3 the size for storage purposes. It’s also a beautiful work of art compared to the Rainbow, and handles much better. It has touch controls on the wand which is vastly superior ergomonics to the Rainbow. I did not want to spend $800 on a vacuum that I was not pleased with so believe me, I looked at every single detail, and the only place that I thought Rainbow came out on top was that you don’t need dust bags. But after more research I’m not so sure that water filter thing does what they claim it does anyways.
    The guy that came by our house was a crack salesman. He had us believing that we could not live without that rainbow, and we were so close to buying it. If we had, we would be in the Rainbow family like some of these other posters. The family that paid $2500 for a vacuum and now, to save face, has to brag on it as the best vacuum ever built. Either that or you became a salesman so that you could get your 30 points and get a free vacuum…because that’s the way we were headed.
    One way you can tell if something is a good deal is to go to Ebay a search for it, see how much you can buy a good used one for. Rainbow E2 2-speed…$500 all day long. Yeah, ya’ll got had man :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.sligh Kurt Sligh

    We had a Rainbow salesman come to our house and left the top of the line 2 speed at our house for several weeks, with the scents so we could have our air deorderized even when we weren’t cleaning. The cost was $2699, but knocked down to $2299 after they took $400 off for our trade-in. Our payments were to be $80 per month for 4 years. We got our house so clean. It is heavy though, lugging it up and down those stairs. And then we had to empty the water tank after each use and clean it out, which was a hassle. And I found out that you can never store water in it, the tank must always be emptied and stored on top of the machine between uses or the motor will rust. I really liked that deoderizer but then I realized that you can buy an air deoderizer for $40 or so.
    That’s when I decided to do my homework before I pulled the trigger. I found that Miele vacuums come from $300′ish for the Capri to $1400′ish for the Uniq. And to Ash above…yes, they do have to many models, it definately had me confused. But the Miele that I bought (Capricorn) turns out to be less that half the weight of a Rainbow, the motor is more powerful, and it’s about 1/3 the size for storage purposes. It’s also a beautiful work of art compared to the Rainbow, and handles much better. It has touch controls on the wand which is vastly superior ergomonics to the Rainbow. I did not want to spend $800 on a vacuum that I was not pleased with so believe me, I looked at every single detail, and the only place that I thought Rainbow came out on top was that you don’t need dust bags. But after more research I’m not so sure that water filter thing does what they claim it does anyways.
    The guy that came by our house was a crack salesman. He had us believing that we could not live without that rainbow, and we were so close to buying it. If we had, we would be in the Rainbow family like some of these other posters. The family that paid $2500 for a vacuum and now, to save face, has to brag on it as the best vacuum ever built. Either that or you became a salesman so that you could get your 30 points and get a free vacuum…because that’s the way we were headed.
    One way you can tell if something is a good deal is to go to Ebay a search for it, see how much you can buy a good used one for. Rainbow E2 2-speed…$500 all day long. Yeah, ya’ll got had man :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.sligh Kurt Sligh

    Why do my comments get deleted?