Summary: The Active Air Clean bags standard for this unit are about $5 each, and alternatives are available. The Miele S 7260 is backed by a seven-year casing-and-motor warranty. We read only a few complaints about malfunctioning control switches, faulty motors and loss of suction. Miele customer service is accommodating, but authorized repair shops are quite a distance from some owners.
Summary: I used the S7260 Cat & Dog in my home and was impressed at how easy it was to adjust the suction settings as needed as I moved from bare floors to different area rugs and wall to wall carpeting. We missed the automatic setting that is on the S7580 Auto Eco model that eliminates the need to adjust the suction settings as you changes cleaning surfaces. I was impressed by the way it revived the carpet in high traffic areas of my home.
Pros: Odor Absorbing Filter:, Easy Pet Hair Removal:, 4-Stage Suction and Automatic Height Adjustment:, Ultra maneuverability:, Equipped for all floor types:, Easy above floor cleaning:, No worries of tipping:, Dirt Finding Headlights:, Extra large capacity vacuum bags:
Cons: The Cat & Dog does not come standard with an active HEPA filter. Allergy sufferers can purchase the Active HEPA filter for stronger filtration of small particles., Does not have the automatic suction setting, electronic suction controls and filter change indicator found on the top-of-the-line Miele S7580 Auto Eco., Like most upright vacuums, the S7260 is large and heavy to carry up stairs.
Conclusion: The Miele Cat and Dog S7260 is part of Miele’s S7 line of upright vacuum cleaners. The Cat and Dog gets excellent consumer ratings and is loaded with features . Owners are impressed with the look and feel of the unit with many commenting on the quality fit and finish. It has powerful suction yet still manages to be fairly quiet and is capable on both carpet and bare floors. It is also very effective at pulling up pet hair.
Pros: Excellent for vacuuming up pet hair, Good on both hard surfaces and carpet, Has settings for both low and high pile carpet, Bag is easy to remove and replace, Has a feeling of quality, Gets under furniture easily, Long power cord and hose, It is quiet, Creates odorless exhaust, Strong suction, Easy to push and turn
Cons: Excellent for vacuuming up pet hair, Good on both hard surfaces and carpet, Has settings for both low and high pile carpet, Bag is easy to remove and replace, Has a feeling of quality, Gets under furniture easily, Long power cord and hose, It is quiet, Creates odorless exhaust, Strong suction, Easy to push and turn