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Post# 378597   9/18/2017 at 13:22 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Hello all,

Earlier this month I bough myself this top of the line Miele Cylinder as an early Birthday present to myself.

I absolutely adore it, I got it direct from Miele for £450! It wasn't the most affordable but it certainly is worth it, to me at least, I love it!

Due to the new EU regulations that have come into place at the start of this month (September 2017) this model has been discontinued as it doesn't quite comply! Infact, it disappeared from Miele's website within a week of me ordering it! This model is still available if you look online, however, once stocks have depleted, I am guessing that is it for this model, sadly, so if you are in the UK and you want this model, you need to be buying it now, haha.

Cylinders with power heads in the UK are pretty few and far between and it is a real shame!

Here are the photos anyway, isn't she beautiful!





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Post# 378636 , Reply# 15   9/18/2017 at 20:11 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Wow! Love my suction only Miele C3! Is that a new-fangled bare floor tool? I see no bristles. Does it have rubber wiper blades? Does it work well?

Absolutely love the colour of this Miele...Royal Blue, I guess. No?


Post# 378638 , Reply# 16   9/18/2017 at 20:41 by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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I just watched your YouTube video of this machine. You are right that is a very nice blue color.

Post# 378644 , Reply# 17   9/18/2017 at 21:55 by rvarley (Oregon)        

In my opinion, Miele really does make the nicest looking cylinder vac. I'd call it the Apple or Bose of Vacuums - and that's a compliment!

Post# 378668 , Reply# 18   9/19/2017 at 18:51 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Eurekaprince - Yeh, it is a new hard floor tool called the "SRD" it has rubber wheels and rubber blades (only) so it glides smoothly over hard floors, I would of liked to of seen this model come with the Parquet Twister floor tool...Not tested the SRD yet but I do plan on doing a demo video at some point soon. The machine gets an A rating for hard floors so it must perform pretty well.

The colour is "Marine Blue" hehe, I suppose Royal Blue would of seemed more patriotic for the UK! lol.

Ryan - Thanks for watching, hope you enjoyed...I really am in love with the colour, I had to cut that clip shortly after unwrapping it as I was getting a bit too giddy for a 22 year old drooling over a vacuum! LOL.

Rvarley - I know what you mean, Miele make very smart machines and are very well finished, with innovative features, which is similar to Apple.



Post# 378669 , Reply# 19   9/19/2017 at 18:53 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Here is the unboxing video, if anyone is interested, I also talk about the machine in some detail.




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Post# 378680 , Reply# 20   9/20/2017 at 02:37 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Excellent video for an excellent cleaner, Alex! Enjoy your new toy!

Post# 378701 , Reply# 21   9/20/2017 at 15:57 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks, I love it! :D I will be doing the demo video next week.


Post# 378912 , Reply# 22   9/25/2017 at 12:45 by Hooverman2121 (Albany, NY)        

Here's my C3 Marin in Marine Blue. I miss the metallic paint finish of the first generation S8 series but we can't have everything!

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Post# 378918 , Reply# 23   9/25/2017 at 14:40 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Very nice, looks like the US and UK model are pretty much the same aside from some minor spec differences and different tools.

Post# 378924 , Reply# 24   9/25/2017 at 17:59 by Tseg (World Traveller)        

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Post# 379900 , Reply# 25   10/17/2017 at 20:59 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Full Demo Video...

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Post# 379906 , Reply# 26   10/17/2017 at 21:57 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Excellent video!

Regarding the issue of snowplowing on bare floors: if vac-makers would reposition the placement of the brush-strips on “rocker-switch” wheeled carpet-floor tools, the problem would be solved. As Panasonic, Kenmore and Hoover once did, a single row of retractable bristles along the centre of the nozzle (with a break in the centre for the suction channel) would keep the tool at just the right height above the bare floor and allow dirt to be sucked in from the front and rear on both the foreward stroke and the back-stroke. Retractable brushes set around the perimeter of the tool are rather useless in my opinion.

Though the Hoover and Kenmore bare floor brushes were not wheeled, the concept could easily be applied to the standard wheeled convertible carpet/floor tools. Instead of perimeter bristles, install a single thick row of retractable soft bristles on either side of the suction port-hole - perhaps with a small set of edge sweeping “whiskers” on each end. This way dirt can be easily sucked off the floor from both the front and rear of the metal sole plate.


Post# 379908 , Reply# 27   10/17/2017 at 23:05 by Tseg (World Traveller)        

Impressive how the Miele composite PN without beater bars creates so much adgitation.

Post# 379917 , Reply# 28   10/18/2017 at 01:58 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Hard floor snowplow problem---Push DOWN slightly on the wand handle as you go forward-the pull UP on the handle as you go back-this should lift the front and back of the floor tool so the suction can gulp in the debris as in this case.-Lots of debris to pick up.

Post# 379926 , Reply# 29   10/18/2017 at 09:12 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Alex,
very nice machine there. They make a great cleaner.

Totally off subject but in the first pic is a small upright photo bombing. Is that similar to the Regina upright?


Post# 380012 , Reply# 30   10/19/2017 at 19:30 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks guys.

 

The upright in the first photo is an Electrolux TwinTurbo Electronic Deluxe Mod Z561

 

I did a video on that too if you are interested.

 





Post# 380032 , Reply# 31   10/20/2017 at 09:42 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Thanks

Post# 380037 , Reply# 32   10/20/2017 at 12:48 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
hard floor nozzles

I'm actually not a fan of the nozzles that switch from floors to rugs, best tool to use for hard floors is a dedicated hard floor brush. The Centec CT10 is a great power nozzle for hard floors as well. Regarding Miele vacuums, I have the Miele C1 Olympus which is no longer made. It's a great straight suction machine, also takes the larger GN bags. Miele has discontinued many of their previous models in the United States, I think the lower end models are all made in China now.
Mike


Post# 380085 , Reply# 33   10/21/2017 at 19:55 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I agree with Mike that a dedicated bare floor brush is more effective than the convertible carpet/floor attachments. But these often cause snowplowing as well because they have too many brush strips "touching down" to the floor in the front of the tool, no matter how many "castellated" breaks there are in the wall of bristles. I would bet that even the excellent Miele Parquet Twister brush snowplows large debris.

Snowplowing was never a problem even with the old Eureka bare floor brushes because there was a large cut out in the front stretch of the perimeter bristle strip. Panasonic and Hoover went one step better with their excellent bare floor brushes that did not have a perimeter bristle strip - the strip was in the centre as shown in the picture. I really think the ubiquitous convertible carpet/floor tools could be improved if they eliminated the brush strip on the front edge of the tool.



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Post# 380131 , Reply# 34   10/22/2017 at 11:36 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I have never seen a Hoover with a hard floor nozzle like that.


Post# 380137 , Reply# 35   10/22/2017 at 13:10 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Alex - I am not certain that Hoover included these unique floor brushes with their pre-Candy European vacuums. This great brush made its debut in North America in the early 1980’s with the arrival of the Hoover Dimension canister. Thereafter, most Hoover canisters (Futura, Spirit, Powermax, Windtunnel, etc) included this kind of bare floor tool.

Post# 380140 , Reply# 36   10/22/2017 at 14:01 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I don't think Hoover UK really offered dedicated hardfloor tools with their cylinder cleaners back in the day, just combi floor tools and power heads. Most people had carpet and still do really.


Post# 380145 , Reply# 37   10/22/2017 at 17:24 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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It’s important to remember that most Hoover cylinder cleaners sold in North America from 1980 on were more often than not packaged with a powered carpet nozzle. The low end suction only versions of these Hoovers were equipped with a convertible carpet/floor tool as in Europe. The deluxe power nozzle versions were packaged with an additional dedicated bare floor brush.

Post# 380152 , Reply# 38   10/22/2017 at 19:40 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Brian,

That brush looks like a Kenmore not a Hoover. The wand would have to go inside the brush neck rather than on the outside of the neck.

Gary


Post# 380153 , Reply# 39   10/22/2017 at 19:45 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Here the floor brush from my Eureka Empress II that has the shortened bristles running the full width of the brush.

Gary


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Post# 380154 , Reply# 40   10/22/2017 at 19:59 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Gary,

How are you? Yes, I know that the pic is of a Kenmore / Panasonic floor brush, but Hoover used a similar design in the 1980’s with the two brush strips down the middle. I actually bought a similar optional bare floor tool for my parents’ Hoover Ultra Self- Propelled WindTunnel upright. Because of the way the wands were designed on that cleaner, the attachment is designed to accept the wand sliding into the neck, not over the neck. Hoover had both versions of the brush.

The Hoover brush design and the Kenmore brush design were very similar, though the neck on the Hoover made it easier to use.


Post# 380186 , Reply# 41   10/23/2017 at 15:18 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
another interesting floor nozzle

Another really good one is the Wessel Werk turn and clean, the model is d330, it's a really good nozzle, also the one that Tacony includes with their canisters is really good.
Mike





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