I purchased a very similar model to this one. I am in Canada so mine is called the S4 Momentum (S4512). I opted for a different floor brush (the parquet twister) and the air driven carpet brush. I had a top of the line Kenmore which was 6 years old and working at full power. The problem? I would vacuum and turn around to see dust settled everywhere not long afterwards. The entire family has been wheezing and coughing for months. Something had to give!
I took my new Miele out of the box, assembled it (super easy job) and set to work. 6 hours later, the entire house had been vacuumed like it had never been vacuumed before!!!! Wow! The vacuum is not more powerful than the Kenmore. It is just so much better designed. The bag compartment is sealed. The bag seals around the incoming hose. There is a bag compartment filter and, for extra clean air, I went all the way and purchased the HEPA filter with charcoal to reduce odours and the compartment that holds it is also sealed.
It's all in the tools and the dust this vacuum does not leave behind. The parquet twister floor tool is wonderful. It gets right up against the baseboards. Then, with only a slight twist and a lift, it vacuums the baseboards/moldings with ease, fitting into all the little nooks and grooves. It lies flat to reach way beneath furniture and the telescopic wand makes the reach easy. The extra comfort afforded by the wand handle design is also a nice perk. The little duster brush that comes standard on all the machines looked small at first but its design is also impressive. It bends at a joint to form an angle that makes vacuuming above door jams and shelves, etc. super easy. As an added option I bought the flexible crevice tool (53 cm long) to reach into the furnace filter area. What an awesome tool! It also reaches into the floor vents and costs only $14 CDN.
Since it was my first pass I set the machine to maximum suction and now will likely leave it at the medium setting (which it automatically reverts to each time I power it back on - a fact that annoyed me at first but I'm happy with now that the big job is over).
Bottom line.... it has been 4 days since I vacuumed and I am happily disappointed that the dust has not settled back onto the surfaces of my home. Disappointed? Only because the vacuum is so much fun to use, I want to pass it again! This vacuum is quiet, strong, stylish, and does what it is designed to do. It does not suck up the dust to spew it out the back. It sucks up the dust and seals it into the wonderfully designed bags which have a little trap door on them so that you never come into contact with the dust. When the machine is opened, the bag's opening shuts and it it bye bye dust and dirt forever!
Also.... we have a jack russell terrier who sheds like a maniac. The curtain/upholstery tool has two strips of the material that is on those hair removal tools that you run on your slacks. They work beautifully on our couches and furniture. We have hardwood floors mostly. If you have a few pets and a lot of carpets, spend a little extra to get the Miele that has a power driven carpet brush or AT LEAST, leave that option open as the attachments are expensive BUT SO WELL DESIGNED. I am confident, once we break out our area rugs for the winter, that the air driven carpet tool will be fine. Will report back later if this does not end up being the case. It worked great on the basement carpeting but the dog does not go down there.
If anyone in your family has breathing problems in your home, look no further than the Miele. (S4 model #'s or S5 - the S2 compartments are not sealed to trap the dust to the same extent and you may be disappointed).
I hated vacuuming before and so I wish you all..... Happy vacuuming!
(5 customers reviews )
Customers Rating=4.5 / 5.0
More Detail For Miele S4582 Eclipse Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- SBD450-3 Combo Carpet/Smooth Floor Tool and Deluxe handle assembly
- 1200 watt, Miele-made Vortex Motor System
- Active HEPA Filter (1 supplied), IntensiveClean FJM Bags (2 supplied)
- Includes: Upholstery tool, Crevice nozzle, Dusting brush,Accessory clip
- Impressive 29.5-foot operating radius
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