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Post# 245750   8/15/2013 at 02:02 (1,923 days old) by danar ()        

I'm a newbie and this is my first post because I figured I'll get better advice about vacuums than something like Consumer Reports, which tends to penalize expensive items.

I saw a Delphi on sale and even though there are still more expensive Miele models, its still a lot of money for me so I've got a couple of newbie questions about it.

1) What am I giving up and gaining by switching from an upright to a canister?

The Miele Delphi is a canister, but I've grown up using an upright.

2) Do you think I should still buy the Delphi if it doesn't come with its attachments? Do you really use your attachment tools?

It doesn't seem like I could use a generic attachment tool for the Miele.

The only reason its on sale is because its missing its attachment tools- dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle. Otherwise, I don't think Mieles go on sale.

I'm not really sure what a dusting brush does.

3) How good is the airflow on Miele vacuums?

From what I've read so far, it seems like its the airflow and not the suction that's really crucial to a good vacuum. So, something like a Dyson with good suction might not be as good as people think if its airflow isn't that good.

4) How often do you need to replace the bags on a Miele cannister? Since they're smaller than uprights, it'd seem like they wouldn't hold as much and so you'd need to buy new bags more often.

Those Miele bags seem expensive to me, and I'd hate to buy new bags all the time.

5) Do Miele vacuums live up to their reputation for durability?

I know there's a seven warranty on the motor, but do I need to worry about other parts of a Miele Delphi vacuum breaking down? The Miele replacement parts also seem pretty expensive to me, and there's only a one year warranty for everything else outside the motor.

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