The Consumer Reports Best Vacuums List for 2020 is out! Consumer Reports is one of our favorites to follow, as they are an unbiased rating system, and they use data collected over 3+ years in order to determine which vacuums make their cut. They rate on quality, longevity, performance, and they allow purchasers to weigh in on their ratings, as they poll customers who have actually purchased the product they are reviewing. We love seeing what products Consumer Reports rates highest each year.
This year, there are (2) Mieles in their list, and the Miele Complete C3 Marin is their choice for the third year in a row as their choice for the best bagged canister vacuum! This is no surprise to us, as the Miele brand is our top choice for canisters as well. In terms of filtration, quality, and performance, there really just isn't anything better than a Miele.
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The Miele Marin is in Miele's C3 canister line. Miele's C3 vacuum line boasts all the bells and whistles Miele has to offer: Completely sealed units, integrated tool storage, one touch suction controls (no bending down!), one touch retractable cord, a 24 foot cord, 33 foot cleaning radius, and the biggest bag capacity that Miele offers.
The Miele Marin's features that set it apart from the other C3 models, are its the automatic suction control feature, which allows you to just vacuum and your vacuum will adjust the suction automatically to accommodate your different flooring transitions. Also, the Miele Marin has Miele's best electric carpeting power head. When we say it's the "best," we truly mean that. This power head at it's tallest point is 3.5", so it can get underneath furniture easily. It's LED lights, provide a well lit cleaning path, and when you place your wand in the upright locked position, the spinning brush roll (beater bar) automatically turns off. This feature is SO handy when you are in the midst of cleaning and you need to move furniture around, or pause to answer the phone / door. This power head paired with Miele's unmatched suction power cleans all carpeting deep down into the base of your carpeting. Removing pathogens and debris that cause lingering dust and allergens. You will notice a clean on your carpeting and a significant decrease in dust in your home after just one clean.
In addition to Miele's carpeting power head, this model comes with a parquet twisting hard flooring attachment. This attachment dusts and vacuums your hard surfaces simultaneously. So you can just vacuum, then mop. This parquest head turns on a dime, and gets deep into cracks and grout, for the deepest clean.
Dusting brush, crevice tool, and upholstery attachments are all stored inside a tool compartment inside the canister body, for easy reach, and you will never worry about losing your attachments again.
This model comes standard with a HEPA filter pre installed. HEPA filters filter your air to the highest level that you can purchase- hospital grade levels. This means that the only air that is released back into your home is safe, HEPA filtered air. Paired with Miele's HEPA filtered, 9 ply vacuum bags, the air released back into your home is the highest quality, and will zero out a particle meter.
The Miele CX1 Blizzard Cat and Dog Canister Vacuum is part of Miele's bagless, CX1, line. This CX1 line means that all of these models still have Miele's phenomenal suction, power, filtration and longevity- but are all bagless! Miele introduced their bagless line almost 2 years ago, and these models have been quite in demand, as many people do not like changing bags, but still want the quality of a Miele vacuum. The CX1 Cat and Dog still contains a HEPA filter, has a 24 foot cord, and onboard tools.
What makes the CX1 Cat and Dog different than the other bagless Miele's are it's extra features. This model comes standard with Miele's best selling pet attachment tool, which is excellent for not only upholstered surfaces, but stairs, mattresses and automobiles. This model has a lifetime HEPA filter-- meaning you don't have to replace your HEPA filter, you just need to clean it. With just the touch of a button this machine's dust bin is easy to empty, and allows for a zero contact empty- which is very important for asthma and allergy sufferers.
This model comes with Miele's electric carpeting (no LED lights) power head which has 5 height adjustments, and is 4.5" in height at it's tallest point. So you are able to clean under your furniture with ease, for a thorough clean. All Miele power heads get the deepest clean on your carpeted surfaces. With the 5 height adjustments, you will never be limited to the height or pile of carpeting that you are able to clean. This is what makes Miele models with power heads so versatile- when you change carpeting or area rugs, you don't need to change your vacuum. As with the power head on the Miele Marin, the power head on the CX1 Cat and Dog gets the deepest clean on your carpeted surfaces. Say goodbye to pet hair, debris, and allergens, as this power head clears away everything in it's path. Leaving your carpeted surfaces and air clean, and dust free. You will notice a significant difference in the quality of your homes air and the feeling of your carpeting.
In addition to Miele's carpeting power head, this model comes with a parquet twisting hard flooring attachment. This attachment dusts and vacuums your hard surfaces simultaneously. So you can just vacuum, then mop. This parquet head turns on a dime, and gets deep into cracks and grout, for the deepest clean.
Dusting brush, crevice tool, and upholstery attachments are all stored on the back of the canister body, to allow for easy access to these tools while you are cleaning. On board attachments are always such a nice feature as it's harder to lose those attachments when they have a place to store.
This model has Miele's Lifetime HEPA filter, which can be removed, self cleaned by the machine itself, or cleaned by you if you desire. The dust /debris compartment is located on the back of the machine and it is clear, with a visible fill line, to remind you to change, and so you can see exactly what you are picking up from your surfaces. As mentioned before, all of the Miele CX1 Blizzard bagless models have a zero contact empty system. This means when you empty your dust bin, you will not be breathing the pathogens and particles you just removed from your home. This is very important in bagless models when you have allergy and asthma sufferers in your home, as you do not want to be contaminating your self or putting those particles back into your home (how counterproductive!).
We are so pleased to see two Miele models on this years Best Vacuums of 2020 List. As a company, we personally test all vacuums with our own system of tests prior to selling them. We want our customers to only have the best quality machines, with the best filtration, at the best price. We have sold the Miele line for over 30 years as we use Miele's in our own homes, and are so pleased to see unbiased reviews of our same sentiments being released.
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