When it comes to cleaning hardwood floors, most of us rely on a broom and a dustpan to get the job done. However, this is time-consuming and may not get everything off the floor (not even including that little dirt line). As such, wouldn’t it be great if you could vacuum your hardwood just like you do your carpet?
Well, with these five vacuums from Miele, you can. Today we’re going to see what this company has to offer regarding vacuum cleaners that work well on hardwood and other flat surfaces. Why Miele? Because this brand is well known for making high-quality machines that are capable of cleaning your house from top to bottom, regardless of the surface material.
Starting our list is this canister vacuum from Miele. As we mentioned, these models are ideal for multi-surface cleaning, so you may prefer to have something like this so that you can clean every inch of your house in one pass.
What’s unique about this vacuum is that it’s designed specifically for hardwood floors. This means that it won’t really work on medium or high pile carpeting, but it will do just fine on area rugs. So, if your home switches from wall-to-wall carpets and hardwood, you may want to skip this one.
The cool thing about the Olympus is that the head is lightweight and adjusts the speed and height automatically. This allows you to move from rug to floor without having to change anything yourself. Also, it’s relatively lightweight at 13 pounds, making it a breeze to carry and move around.
This next cleaner is ideal for smaller homes that have a lot of different surfaces to clean. What sets this machine apart from the rest is the fact that it is adjustable to four positions, meaning that you can use it as a handheld or as an upright. This enables you to clean your floors and then move to the furniture with ease. Other features that we like about this vacuum include a six-stage variable speed control knob on the top, a foot pedal that allows you to switch between carpet and hardwood, and a handle that won’t slip when placed against the wall.
Overall, versatility is the primary benefit of this vacuum, so don’t get it if you have lots of floor space to clean.
As you will see, these next three upright cleaners are going to be based on the same model, so it’s important that you pay attention to the specific features that differentiate them. The Jazz Upright is one of the more basic models, meaning that it is built to clean everything equally well. As far as performance goes, the Jazz has a two-stage motor that drives a powerful brush roll to get deep into carpets.
It also adjusts its height automatically so that when you move to hardwood, it won’t scuff it up. This vacuum comes with a HEPA filter and an air clean system to remove dust and allergens. It has a swivel head and headlight so that you can get under furniture much easier. Overall, if you want a high-powered all-around vacuum, the Jazz is a great buy.
This model with a HEPA 13 filter, was designed with the allergy sufferers in mind. It's an upright vacuum which can lay flat, making it possible to maneuver easily under furniture. The LED headlight makes seeing you way around especially in darker corners — this model motor powered by 1500 watt of suction allowing it to handle the toughest tasks. A time strip indicator is added to this model and once activated will let you know when the filter needs changing, for maximum performance of the vacuum.
The power setting is adjustable, and as well as a manual setting, you can use the automatic settings which will automatically change depending on what type of floor surface. The Miele Dynamic Allergy Plus Power can be used over a 14 meters radius, allowing you to travel further around the home without having to unplug the vacuum. With its long telescopic hose and tube, it is handy when vacuuming stairs. The motor used on these models of Miele vacuum also offers up to 50% saving on electricity with its super-efficient system.
Our final vacuum cleaner is designed for allergy sufferers who want to make their home as clean and dust free as possible. Thus, the defining feature of the AutoEco is that it comes with a remarkable filtration system that is both washable and replaceable. If you want to keep dust and allergens out of your air, then this is the vacuum to get.
Otherwise, it has the same great qualities of the other Uprights we’ve seen. A powerful motor, a swivel neck and headlight combo, and a six-stage cleaning control knob so that you can adjust the speed and suction according to your needs. This particular vacuum has two more speeds than the others so as to ensure you get all dirt and dust out of your home.
Before buying a miele vacuum cleaner for hard surfaces, you first have to determine how many hard floors you’re going to clean with it, as well as whether or not you also have to clean carpets as well. Additionally, you have to determine the type of carpet you have (low or high pile) so that you can be sure that the vacuum can handle all of it. What you don’t want to have to do is buy two vacuums, so be certain that a single model will work for your whole household.
For the most part, there are two primary Miele models from which you can choose. The first is a upright, and the second is a canister vacuum, although they do a stick vacuum and now also a robot vacuum in their range. Let’s break it down and see what each one has to offer.
Miele Canister vacuums are particular good on hardwood floors, and due to the attachments that come with the canister type can be useful on stairs and for curtains, upholstery. They are less bulkier that upright models so are more lightweight and quieter running. However, they can sometimes be more difficult to store due to their shape. These vacuums are perfect if you have a lot of different surfaces to clean (including furniture) as the head is separate from the body. This enables you to clean your house from top to bottom without having to detach or adjust anything besides the suction level.
If you’re focused mostly on the floor, then this is a great option. Uprights are ideal for multi-level homes as well as they are easier to carry up and down stairs. If they have a telescoping wand, they can even be as versatile as a canister, although most uprights are not equipped to stand in one place while you vacuum various surfaces, so keep in mind that you may still have to hold it. There generally are seen as being heavy and noisier than canister models. It's worth remembering that you are pushing an upright and not pulling it around like with a canister model.
Considering that these are all high-quality vacuums from Miele, that means that no matter which one you choose, you’ll have incredible cleaning results. However, when we focus on hardwood floors specifically, we highly recommend the Olympus Canister Vacuum as that model is designed for hard surfaces, in particular, meaning that you get better results than something that is rated to do both. Also, the lightweight design and flexible vacuum head make cleaning your floor so much easier than rolling along with an upright.
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