I should start by saying that this is my first Miele vacuum. After hours or research online (including consumer reports, internet reviews, etc.) I narrowed down my selection to a Dyson DC17 Absolute Animal or the Miele Delphi S2120. Macy's department store had the Dyson DC17 on sale with an additional 10% off, so I decided to try it out. After using the Dyson for the first time, I found that it pulled out fibers from my carpet (5-years old) after many slow passes and too big to get underneath furniture. I should add that I do not have pets or children, so my carpet is what many would consider easy to vacuum. Also, I emptied the container many times to ensure that it did not clog. The second try (same day) I discovered that not only was it continuing to pull out my carpet, but it began to lose suction. I went online again (YouTube) and found that I am not the only person who had complaints after the first couple of uses. YouTube had a good video from a repair shop titled, 'Dyson DC17 Repair & Maintenance Warnings' which helped to explain repair and cleaning. I promptly returned vacuum to Macy's and went to Bed Bath and Beyond (not all stores carry Miele, but they can order it online and waive shipping) to get the Miele. I would recommend that if you purchase a vacuum; get it from a local retailer for hassle free returns and exchanges.
Why Miele Delphi S2120:
Vacuum that uses bags (after seeing videos of bagless vacuums with caked on dust in cyclone chamber which needs to be disassembled to clean)
I found that many vacuums (including Dyson DC17) had many dust particles which irritated by allergies.
Reputation and reviews from buyers who are return customers.
Wanted a vacuum that could get underneath furniture (couch, bed, etc.)
As the previous reviewer wrote, the vacuum is very easy to assemble. I was surprised to learn that the dust bag and filters were already to go (no unpacking needed). It did take some getting used to after using an upright vacuum for so long. At first, it was hard to know if the vacuum was working because it was so quiet and my carpet did not really need vacuuming. I found myself checking the level dial to see what worked best on medium pile dense carpet. After using it a couple of times, I have no doubt that the vacuum has excellent suction and does not produce dust particles for those who are sensitive to dust. Overall, I have NO REGRETS with purchasing the Miele Delphi S2120.
Additional Items I purchased separately:
Miele Replacement Vacuum Filter SFAH30
Miele Type G/N Hy-Clean Dust Bag
(6 customers reviews )
Customers Rating=4.5 / 5.0
More Detail For Miele Delphi S2120 Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- Telescopic Stainless Steel Wands - Make it Any Height You Want For Any Sized User!
- Miele SEB217 Powerhead - Great for Medium to Low Pile Carpeting with Superior Edge Cleaning
- Super Air Clean Filtration - Great for Allergies and Asthma - Optional HEPA Filter Available
- Suction Control Via Rotary Dial - Suction Settings Include - Drape, Upholstery, Throw Rugs, Quiet Setting, Large Area Rugs and Wall to Wall Carpeting or Bare Floors
- Have Carpeted Stairs? Not a Problem with the Delphi - The Powerhead fits Right onto the Handle of the Hose for Easy Powerful Stair Cleaning
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