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Miele S548 Vacuum Review

by The Review CrewMay 30, 2010

Miele designed this vacuum to be one of its top-class models, hence the name. The S548 vacuum really does provide a pleasurable experience, just like its drinkable counterpart.

It glides across the floor at the slightest touch, not to mention the ergonomic Miele soft handle that takes stress off your lower back and wrist as you vacuum.

Thanks to its streamlined canister design and the soft-grip handles, you can easily carry this lightweight vacuum around the house with you. It is especially well suited to uneven surfaces such as stairs.

Where upright vacuums would normally tip and fall over, the two-part Miele S548 vacuum sits easily on your staircase thanks to its sturdy canister base. This ease of maneuverability is one of the hallmarks of a fine Miele vacuum.

Another Miele feature is the superior HEPA filtration system. This filter is the finest anywhere and can pull microscopic particles out of the air down to 0.3 micron size. This means that pet dander won’t bother allergen sufferers and that mold spores, pollen, and other irritants can be sucked right out of the air to alleviate asthma symptoms.

The Miele Champagne’s exhaust is actually purified air. This means that when you buy the Champagne, you are essentially getting two appliances in one package-a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner and an excellent air filter as well. No other vacuum maker can boast that they will clean your carpets and make your air healthier at the same time.

Miele has also included thoughtful extras, which is one reason why their customer satisfaction rating is so consistently high. If you have installed hardwood or tile floors in your home, you want to keep them in good condition.

But vacuums that are not designed to handle these surfaces will either leave them dirty, damage them, or both. The Miele S548 vacuum cleaner is specially designed to handle bare floors of all kinds and comes equipped with a parquet floor tool for this express purpose. Say goodbye to sweeping and hello to convenience!

In addition to the floor brush, the S548 vacuum also comes standard with a crevice tool, an upholstery nozzle and a dusting brush. You’ll also find that Miele offers a five-year unlimited warranty with this vacuum. This confidence in their product is well-placed, because most Miele consumers report that their vacuum is extremely low-maintenance and can last for decades.

One example of this is the fact that the S548 Champagne’s vacuum belt, normally a sensitive area on a vacuum, is cogged with teeth and therefore almost impossible to break. Miele has ensured that your vacuum will be a one-time expense by striving to make replacement parts compatible with every model they sell, so that in the unlikely event that your S548 does break down, repairing it will be quick and easy.
Advantages
The obvious attraction for canister vacuums like the Miele Champagne is their lightweight design, which allows them to be carried easily and placed on uneven surfaces such as stairs. Also, even though other vacuum makers offer HEPA filters, no other company puts them in a completely sealed, airtight system to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Miele does this especially well and goes one better with their 5 year guarantee. Such durability and reliability make this vacuum very cost-effective, and its attractive looks make it a great accessory for your house.
Disadvantages
The Miele S548 is a higher-end vacuum and as such, comes with a higher price tag. Some consumers feel that this is a good investment considering the features and durability that they are getting; others report that they often get confused when differentiating between the various Miele canister models.

They feel that the price scale is unbalanced because the main difference between vacuums seems to be accessories rather than basic power. All Miele canister vacuums have the same great suction ability.

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