The first Miele vacuum cleaner was made in Germany in 1927. It was housed in the early plastic known as bakelite, and made Miele a pioneer in the use of plastics in home appliances. The company, which has been in business since 1899, also makes other home appliances. The Miele vacuum cleaner has been suggested as one of the best to use in homes where people have allergies or asthma.
Miele vacuum cleaner names are names of celestial bodies, such as the Orion, the Luna, the Antares, and the Sirius. The S314 Red Star model is nicknamed the “cat and dog” vacuum cleaner because it is so good at picking up pet hair. This mid sized canister vacuum is reported to have extremely good suction.
The main complaint about any Miele vacuum cleaner is the price, but they are less expensive in Europe than in the US. The Red Star works well on thick carpet, but can also be used on bare floors. It is reported to be very quiet and effective.
The S147 is a small upright Miele vacuum cleaner. It’s light weight and durable build are some of it’s selling points. It has a telescoping handle which allows it to be adjusted for people of varying heights. This Miele vacuum cleaner comes with an upholstery brush that is equipped with two felt lint brushes for cleaning drapes and furniture. For storing, this small Miele vacuum cleaner can be hung on the wall.
Good for Asthma Sufferes
The reason the Miele vacuum cleaner is recommended for those with asthma is that it has a clean air HEPA filter that really works. This HEPA filter keeps the dust in the dustbag, which is two-ply and seals itself. This means that dust can’t leak out even when you change the bag.
The HEPA filter required for the Miele vacuum cleaner is an investment itself at $52 for a year of service, and the bags are reported to be quite costly as well. However, the filter is credited with eliminating the wierd smell associated with some air cleaning vacuum cleaners. The Miele vacuum cleaner is made to last 20 years or more, so the high price might be worth it for many households.
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