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Post# 197825   8/28/2012 at 18:34 (2,779 days old) by joshdonnell ()        

Hey guys . I was wondering if anyone owns one what do they think about them . Pros and cons. How well do they filter? How do they compare to othe highend brands.




Post# 197850 , Reply# 1   8/28/2012 at 20:08 (2,779 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Josh, I have one....

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I have a Miracle Mate Mark 1, & it's from 1992, the year they were formed, & a Canadian model with the Sebo ETC powerhead. I don't really like it near as much as my TriStar CXL....the cord on the cord retractor is much shorter, & the canister is a bit too heavy for my liking. The TriStar is much easier to handle than the Miracle Mate. I also find the Miracle Mate bags clog with fine dust easier than the TriStar bags do....so I wound up saving the cardboard top from a bag & using TriStar bags instead.

The only things I would give the Miracle Mate credit for is I think the Technostat filter, combined with the HEPA Dome filter that Miracle Mate sells as a maintenance item in the USA, would filter better than the TriStar's foam filter dome & Filter Fresh assembly would. Even compared to the foam filter dome & the HEPA exhaust filter TriStar markets for the MG Series TriStars, I think Miracle Mate's filtration would be better. Having said that, the Patriot/Air-Storm copies are even better with that huge Medik-Aire HEPA filter they sell....NO WAY anyone could beat that, even Miele! I also feel the Sebo ETC powerhead is better than both the CXL & Electrolux-style powerheads that TriStar has offered both past & present. BUT it is also a generic powerhead used by other vacuums as well....

Bottom line....it is a nice vac, but their competitors are better. At least that's my opinion. If you want a REALLY GOOD TriStar copycat, I would look at the Patriot first.

Rob


Post# 197873 , Reply# 2   8/28/2012 at 21:50 (2,779 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        
A well made machine

I had a miracle mate and sold it. very good air flow but heavy I had to make a card board adaptor to make tristar bags work right. In my opinion the tristar cx or dxl has a better feel.

Post# 197884 , Reply# 3   8/28/2012 at 22:39 (2,779 days old) by joshdonnell ()        
Well

Guess im better off with my miele.

Post# 197902 , Reply# 4   8/29/2012 at 00:26 (2,779 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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How are current market machines compared to 1992 models?

Post# 197970 , Reply# 5   8/29/2012 at 09:37 (2,779 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Rob:

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The present Miracle Mate is pretty much the same. All they have done to the vacuum is add 2 smaller Technostat filters on the side, & have also put the bag on an angle....but even then, it's the same bag. I have also seen that the American models have a different powerhead now, they no longer use the Lindhaus powerhead....they now use one called the EdgeLift. They also have a Plastiflex gas-pump style hose handle with on/off switch to accompany the new powerhead.

Otherwise, same old Miracle Mate with cosmetic updates, no real substantial changes.

Rob


Post# 198090 , Reply# 6   8/29/2012 at 23:16 (2,778 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I would love to have one of the of the newer models!!

Post# 198100 , Reply# 7   8/30/2012 at 01:44 (2,778 days old) by Sanifan ()        

The US model did use Edge lift, but no longer. The current offering uses a blue Sebo power head.

Well...I'm not even sure about that, now. I can't seem to find the pic of blue Sebo power head that was their website very recently.


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Post# 198138 , Reply# 8   8/30/2012 at 08:00 (2,778 days old) by vacman33 ()        

Miracle Mate was using the Edge Lift until Nov. of last year. They have now gone to the EBK 360 from Wessel-Werk. The Blue SEBO is only used in Canada.

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