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Sebo Felix vs. Dyson DC41 vs Miele S7
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Post# 179871   5/4/2012 at 10:31 (2,897 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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Since these machines are about the same price, which one do you think is best? I'm also open to other machines around the same price.

Post# 179874 , Reply# 1   5/4/2012 at 12:02 (2,897 days old) by joshdonnell ()        

Miele all the way

Post# 179882 , Reply# 2   5/4/2012 at 13:07 (2,896 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'd recommend Miele, not from personal experience, but from stories I've heard.

Post# 179886 , Reply# 3   5/4/2012 at 14:11 (2,896 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        
recommend for what?

So what are we recommending them for? I wouldn't recommend any of them without knowing what your specific needs are.

Post# 179898 , Reply# 4   5/4/2012 at 15:24 (2,896 days old) by trebor ()        
Not on your list....

however, take a look at Lindhaus.

Post# 179940 , Reply# 5   5/4/2012 at 22:15 (2,896 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I'd say the Sebo, mainly because the produce some excellent power nozzles, as fitted onto the Felix, and have a proper balance of suction and airflow to keep the vacuum working perfectly... :)

Post# 179943 , Reply# 6   5/5/2012 at 01:34 (2,896 days old) by DysonKing474 ()        

NOW THE DYSON DC01 IS THE PATOOTY, AND the amway kicks....... supermans baby

Post# 179947 , Reply# 7   5/5/2012 at 02:54 (2,896 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I have all of them , Not one is better than the other, it totaly depends on your choice.


The dc41 is powerfull and light but still does not lift the carpetpile as much as I would like.


The Miele is powerfull , its hose is the best I have ever seen on a upright  vacuum , But its heavy and very big to manouver. it also starts to smell after a few uses even with the charcoal filter


The felix has the best carpet agitation and its easy to move, It also does not get as hot as the miele , the hose is just about useless and for its price it should come with a extension tube and a dusting brush 

Post# 179951 , Reply# 8   5/5/2012 at 07:06 (2,896 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Sebo Felix vs Dyson dc41 vs Miele s7

Thanks Gareth for your comments.
When we have these one vs another threads it seems unfair to all the machines because we don't have an way of testing and so much is just our personel feelings and we have members who make their living selling certain brands so quite naturally they are going to say this or that brand is the best.
It would seem so much would depend of what the customers needs and how often the machine would be used.
I have never used a Sebo Filex but to me it just looks boring although if could be the best of the lot.
I like Dysons, but not in my house or on my carpets and I only tried the Miele S7 out in the store and it was bulky ,heavy and smelled like dust BUT I don't like an upright so I can't be a fair judge (except for the dust smell)
I guess to be fair I never want to insult one brand or someone else's favorite machine.
I enjoy it when someone posts a machine and will tell about their personal
experience or what they like or dislike in their application.
I like what you told on your comments Garreth.

Post# 179956 , Reply# 9   5/5/2012 at 08:12 (2,896 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I sell dyson's and sebo's in my shop , We do not sell the miele's at the moment because I do not agre with there over priced spares. But all three of these machines are very good in there own way 

Post# 179959 , Reply# 10   5/5/2012 at 09:53 (2,896 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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In terms of using each vacuum, which one do you find easiest to use?

Post# 179961 , Reply# 11   5/5/2012 at 10:46 (2,896 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The easiest would be the dc41. Its light and easy to manoeuvre  around our home I also have the slightly smaller dc40 which is even better, 

Post# 179966 , Reply# 12   5/5/2012 at 13:16 (2,895 days old) by trebor ()        
I could sell...

Sebos, Panasonics, Dysons, or Mieles, but I choose the Lindhaus over all of them.

I give them high marks across the board.

Post# 179988 , Reply# 13   5/5/2012 at 16:55 (2,895 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Well, personally I'd discount the S7 completely - its far bigger than the Felix, much more powerful and bulkier to use. I had one. I hated it. I don't see why I have to keep pressing on the pedal to elevate the floor head over difference surfaces. Much prefer Miele's canisters, for a lighter, quieter clean - even though in both cases, you only get 4 dust bags for a similar price that Sebo supply 7 or 8 for.

Dyson DC41 - a great design let down by the biggest design flaw - the central ball - I just couldn't get on with it, struggling to get under low furniture. Also the brush stop button is inclined to stick and the rattly noise of the back wheels also got to me. I didn't own one but I did have to use one at work constantly. Eventually took my Numatic James in with a turbo brush - also a great deal quieter than the Dyson.

Felix wins for me - it goes under low furniture, it seems easier to turn left or right despite not having a looped handle. Could do with a longer hose but then it is marketed as a small to medium upright vacuum hence it's smaller dust bag capacity at 3.5 litres and now has a Charcoal filter fitted to it as an option with newer synthetic dust bags. Even after all those years, I still think it could be made quieter.

Post# 180001 , Reply# 14   5/5/2012 at 20:00 (2,895 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
I never had a dyson...but I have had

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A Miele S7, which I found too top heavy, too heavy period. I am a collector and very easy on my vacuums, but already this vacuum will not shut off, you have to plug and unplug. The bag holder springs came off and you have to just push up when putting a bag in. I don't care enough to get this vacuum fixed so....This vacuum is going to be a trade in on a new Miele S6 or S8 and is sitting in my garage.

Never had a Dyson so I can't comment.

I have a Felix and absolutely love it. After reading many glowing reviews from club members I had to have one. William1248 I hope you will eventually try one, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. The grooming is the best out of any upright in my collection, including a Sanitaire. While the hose is short, you can buy an extension hose that will fit all Sebo vacuums and is great. You can get on a step ladder and clean those vaulted ceiling fans with ease and not tip over the vacuum. It has a very long cord, that I can plug in once and do all my rooms. The only other vacuum I have that will do this is the Sebo D4. I did buy an extra dusting brush to go with it as well and 4 extension tubes....The swivel neck is great and the L shaped power nozzle gets in tight places other vacuums cannot get.


I have had a Lindhaus Valzer and the build quality was just as you say. The power nozzle grooms well but there is too much dead space on the bottom of the power nozzle and I feel in order to edge clean well, I need to use a crevious tool. Bag changes take getting used to as well. Just my thoughts on the Lindhaus. They do have some unusual tools with the felt floor pads that seem to work well on smooth flooring, but not tile floors.

Post# 180010 , Reply# 15   5/5/2012 at 23:24 (2,895 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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How challenging are these vacuums to use? I think I might want either the Felix or Healthcare Pro, but how hard are these two to use for the non vacuum collector? The reasons I ruled out the Miele and Dyson are:
S7-Too Heavy
DC41-Hose is too complicated (if it's like the DC14)

Post# 180027 , Reply# 16   5/6/2012 at 05:25 (2,895 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The Dc41 hose is easier and simpler than the dc14 

Post# 180046 , Reply# 17   5/6/2012 at 09:20 (2,895 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        
Mmm A Strange Request...

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Mieles7 - you're requesting info for a non-vacuum collector - yet judged by what you own I'd say it isn't the case!

This is where it can get difficult because of the gamut of cleaning needs per person. Instead of being ambiguous, I suggest that you list the requirements specific to the concerns you have rather than trying to read between the lines of the advantages. I don't own a Lindhaus but I have wondered on whether they are good just by reading the posts on this forum.

When considering the Sebo Felix against the Healthcare Pro, you're comparing a swivelling compact upright vacuum to a fixed traditional design that looks like it has everything you need on board including, probably (and I'm going by the stats here on various U.S pages) a longer hose. If that is what your requirements are, then the Lindhaus Healthcare Pro is probably your best out of the Felix/Healthcare Pro comparison. But if the dust bags and consumables are harder to get, maybe SEBO is your better bet - and in the U.S I would definitely consider the XP2/G2 upright based on the Sebo X1/Windsor Sensor without the auto height adjustment models instead which mirrors the Healthcare Pro for its capacity, power, shape and general design - again a traditional "straight line" upright compared to the smaller, swivelling action of the Felix.

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