Excerpt: We have a large dog in a two-story house. This vacuum is extremely light weight, very manageable and "can suck the chrome off a bumper" if you know what I mean. Their slogan is correct: "anything else would be a compromise."
Summary: This vacuum is awesome. Very powerful and flexible. The head is a bit small but I like that because it gets into more hard-to-reach spaces. I have always owned a canister vacuum. I like to get under and behind and use the accessories to get into nooks and crannies, get the windowsill, the blinds,...
Summary: I bought a Miele de luxe S227 vacuum cleaner in 1985 and used it frequently. It did a fantastic job and it is still in excellent working condition. In short, thwere is no other vacuum cleaner in the world, that beats a Miele.
Pros: Easy to Use, Efficient, Lightweight, Long Power Cord, Powerful/Good Suction
Vastly Overpriced for a So-So Vacuum that Blows in Your Face!!
EscherFan "EscherFan", Amazon
13 February 2015
Summary: I researched cannister vacuum cleaners for several weeks before I bought this one (I hate uprights and would never buy one). Unfortunately, after weeks of research, it appears my dream vacuum doesn't exist -- there appears to be no vacuum cleaner on the market that has all the features I would like...
Summary: I love my first Miele vacuum! All of the extra tools fit right on the canister so they are in easy reach. It is extremely powerful and cleans my wooden floors and tile very well. The controls are foot activated, so no bending. I really like the foot activated power cord retrieval.
Summary: the vacuum felt like a toy... the brush for the carpet was significantly smaller than the one on my "old" vacuum; Yes it is light-weight... but just didn't feel like it would last for an extended period of time. The hose felt "flimsy" compared to my "old" vacuum... I just didn't like it.