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Miele vs Dyson - Which vacuum is best?
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Post# 386811   2/26/2018 at 23:42 (210 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        

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So I was using the Amazon app on my phone, and found something new in the menu: I discovered Amazon Spark, which is some kind of shopping feed for Prime members.

I came across a lady asking if a Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog canister vacuum is worth the splurge, or if a Dyson Ball Animal 2 is the way to go. I am NOT helping her out here, nor am I buying a new vacuum; I'm doing this for fun.

What are your thoughts on these vacuums?

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Post# 386817 , Reply# 1   2/27/2018 at 00:35 (210 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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I would say the Miele C3 Cat & Dog is better than the Dyson Ball Animal 2.

BUT, that is IF you want a bagged vacuum, with a HEPA filter that would need replacement at least once every couple of years, with the associated expense of bags & filters. Also depends if you are ok with dragging a canister vs pushing a upright.

However, if you want a upright, the Dyson is the clear winner over the Miele U1 uprights. Dyson hasn't had the same issues Miele had with the reliability of the stretch hoses, as well as a overly complex design that is much more difficult to repair & service. Dyson steers & swivels just as nicely as the Miele, onboard hose & tools are just as nice & their optional acccessories are better than Miele's. Both machines incorporate some form of cleaner head adjustment, but Dyson's is far more simple & less complex than Miele's design. I would also bet that Dyson has the same airflow & suction thru the hose as the Miele, & of course Dyson's bagless design IS superior in the marketplace & yet to be rivalled for a bagless. If you're going to do bagless, Dyson or the water filtration vacuums is your best choices.


Post# 386853 , Reply# 2   2/27/2018 at 12:58 (209 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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I'm not a fan of $20 for a pack of 4 bags, nor am I a fan of $50 HEPA filters once a year. Two packs of Miele bags, plus one HEPA per year is $90 thrown in the Trash Can. No thank you.

Plus, Miele repair parts are Extremely high priced. No way do I want to pay over $100 for a brush roller.

Post# 386854 , Reply# 3   2/27/2018 at 13:04 (209 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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So you keep saying 🙄

Post# 386855 , Reply# 4   2/27/2018 at 13:21 (209 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Or, don't waste your money on either of these machines and just get a used Aerus-Electrolux that will outlive both of them.

Post# 386857 , Reply# 5   2/27/2018 at 13:55 (209 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I wouldn't say a Miele was a waste of money and I have seen them last 20 yes which is good value I think.
I do want to get a used Lux Intelligence soon.

Post# 386860 , Reply# 6   2/27/2018 at 14:06 (209 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
Miele is probably a better

Out of these two choices, I would go with the Miele, the quality will be better than a Dyson. If they want a bagless machine, a separator water filtration machine is the way to go. If they don't want to pay for the expensive water machines, get a Sirena or Quantum, they clean just as well at 1/3 of the price.

Post# 386878 , Reply# 7   2/27/2018 at 18:26 (209 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        

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Personally, I would choose the Dyson. The Miele sounds pretty nice, but seems a bit wasteful considering the high prices of bags and filters. $5 per bag? Not my cup of tea.

@luxkid1980 I don't really know what an Aerus-Electrolux is.

Post# 386884 , Reply# 8   2/27/2018 at 21:07 (209 days old) by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

Between the two, Miele. Itís stronger, quieter, more nimble, and easier to maintain.

I noticed all of your vacuums listed in your profile are all bagless machines. I can understand an affinity or nostalgia for what was used as a child. But have you ever used or owned a vacuum that uses disposable bags?

Post# 386888 , Reply# 9   2/27/2018 at 21:35 (209 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        
Yes I have

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My family used to own a Eureka Ultra ESP a long time ago, but I didn't use it, as I was too young to use a vacuum back then.

What I have used are, in a couple of commercial places, a Eureka Boss SmartVac and an Oreck XL Commercial vacuum. I think bagged vacuums are a bit nicer than bagless, as changing a bag makes less of a mess compared to emptying a bagless canister. But the disadvantages are having to keep buying bags, along with figuring out the right one that your vacuum takes. For those reasons, bagless is my preferred choice of vacuum.

Post# 386890 , Reply# 10   2/27/2018 at 21:41 (209 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Aerus is only the best canister vacuum of all time!

Post# 386893 , Reply# 11   2/27/2018 at 22:12 (209 days old) by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

Bags used to be hard to find before the internet when local stores were the only options. And most if not all bagged vacuums come with a bag inside which has what style/type it is written on it.

Youíre missing out if you havenít experienced an old school Electrolux (now Aerus). But the current generation ones are pretty great too. Strong, durable, and a modern yet classic flair.

Use the link below to see the current models.


Post# 386896 , Reply# 12   2/27/2018 at 22:42 (209 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Tom - I completely agree with you on the Miele's pricey operating costs. $5 per bag, or $4.38 if you buy the value pack, is definitely a bit much. And then manufacturers why consumers prefer bagless, LOL. The $50 HEPA filter? That I can justify the cost somewhat, as it's in the ballpark most premium brands charge for their HEPA filters, & at least you can get 2, 3, maybe even possibly 4 years out of 1 filter before changing it.

However, I have said it before, & will say it again: one HUGE issue the vacuum manufacturers & bag manufacturers MUST address at some point, is the exorbitant cost of HEPA Cloth bags for some brands. Want to convince people their next vacuum should be bagged or bagless? Well, DON'T try to sell them a machine that the bag costs as much as it costs to prepare a meal for 1 person! Especially in North America where minimum wage & low paying contract jobs are becoming the norm, & people have other priorities than worrying how much their vacuum costs them to run. Why do you think most people prefer bagless? Not hard to figure that one out!!

Mike - Yes, the Miele would be slightly better quality than the Dyson Ball, BUT let's not forget the Dyson costs just over 1/2 what the Miele does. $600 CDN for a Dyson Ball Animal 2, vs $950 for a Miele C3 Cat & Dog canister equipped with the parquet twister, SEB228 & Active Air Clean charcoal filter. Dyson claims a lifespan of 10 years for their latest uprights, vs Miele claiming a 20 year life expectancy for their canisters, so pay 1/2 the price & it lasts 1/2 as long. "You get what you pay for!"


Post# 386901 , Reply# 13   2/28/2018 at 05:57 (208 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Here in the UK you can get Miele bags for £2 each. They filter so well you really don't need the HEPA filter unless you are extremely allergic and I mean extremely!

For Lux platinum bags I would have to pay £5 each. So it's the opposite of your prices in the US.

Post# 386902 , Reply# 14   2/28/2018 at 07:13 (208 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Here you go!

Post# 386916 , Reply# 15   2/28/2018 at 13:17 (208 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        
German vacuums Trump Malaysian child labor

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I don't know how this question can even be asked on vacuum land I think all vacuum collectors no bag machines are better than Bagless.

German-made machines are much better than Malaysian made machines.
If you're too cheap to buy bags consider that you'll be replacing the Dyson in 5 years and in 20 years it will have cost more money overall then a bagged vacuum.

Not to mention never having to touch the dirt and the Superior Cleaning performance.

Post# 386927 , Reply# 16   2/28/2018 at 14:47 (208 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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That is very true Alex. How does the Lux platinum compare to the Miele C3?

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