Miele is well-known for coming out with limited edition vacuums before they discontinue them. The manufacturer re-released the C1 canister that’s only going to be around for a while.
This is one of the best canisters by Miele. It’s easy to use and maneuver with on different floors, which is excellent for large houses and combined floor surfaces.
On top of that, this Miele vac is quite affordable. Still, it doesn’t feel cheaply made since it’s built with sturdy materials. You’ll notice how it can handle some rougher use and occasional bumps.
Continue reading this review to learn all about this canister, its features, specifications, and performance.
This Vacuum isn’t For:
- Limited storage space – this Miele model is a canister, so it’s bigger than stick and robot vacuums. As a result, it might be a bit challenging for you to store it away if you don’t have much storage space to spare.
- Tight spaces – its tool attachments, including the floor tool and the upholstery tool, are located at the base of the hose. This gets in the way of using the vac in tight spaces.
- Allergy-prone people – while it does a great job of picking up dust and dirt, some people claim that it doesn’t keep it inside. Some dust might go back into your breathing space.
One of the best things about this one is its Miele-made variable speed vortex motor. The motor delivers impressive suction and enough power to tackle different types of mess.
It features quite a few attachments that are all located at the base. They’re attached on VarioClip, so they’re all within hands reach for when you need them.
This Germany-made Miele canister vacuum cleaner comes with a genuine Miele dustbag and exhaust filter. It also features the SBB Parquet-3 Pure Suction brush for easier cleaning of bare floors. In addition, a HEPA filter may be purchased separately.
Miele C1 Limited Edition is a canister vacuum cleaner, so its design is pretty basic. However, the manufacturer did tweak the standard design a bit by making it appear more modern.
Its controls and settings are located at the base, which might be a bit inconvenient for some people. You’ll have to bend each time you want to use them.
Another thing you should keep in mind is its extension hose. While it offers some reach, it might be a bit too stiff to use in tight areas.
Size & Dimensions
Being that it’s a canister vacuum cleaner, the unit appears a bit bulky. Still, it measures 18.2×8.7×11 inches in total, which isn’t so unusual for this type of a cleaner.
This Miele C1 model weighs a little over 16 pounds, but that shouldn’t be a problem since you’re supposed to pull it. In other words, you’re maneuvering its extension hose and wand more than the canister itself.
As always, Miele doesn’t disappoint with suction. The C1 offers great power which you’ll come to appreciate regardless of the types of floors you have.
C1 comes with suction control, which is what makes it suitable for as many different floors. More precisely, it features a six-setting rotary dial allowing you to set it up accordingly.
By setting the suction power according to the floor you’re cleaning, you’re more likely to achieve optimal results.
Accessories & Parts
The Miele Classic C1 Limited Edition features three additional accessories. The standard package includes a dusting brush, floor tool, crevice tool, and upholstery tool.
These are all clipped to the base of the hose, which means you’ll always have them at hand. Though convenient, such a design tends to get in the way sometimes.
The Miele canister vacuum cleaner also comes with a Rug&Floor combination brush and a hard floor brush. For carpets, you might want to consider an electro brush that’s available for separate purchase.
The Miele C1 comes with a seven-year warranty on motor and casing, and a one-year warranty on other parts. Both the motor and the casing warranties are quite limited, which is something you should keep in mind.
Much like with other cleaners, the deal doesn’t cover damage caused by misuse, neglect, unauthorized repair, and normal wear and tear.
As we mentioned earlier in the review, the Miele C1 is quite versatile since it’s meant for all types of floor surfaces, including parquet. While it does fairly well on all surfaces, its performance might vary depending on the kind of dirt you’re cleaning.
For this reason, you should make good use of its suction control. The feature allows you to adapt Miele C1 to various surfaces for optimal results.
Sadly, the C1 doesn’t come with a motorized tool though one is available for separate purchase. While it can clean most rugs and carpets, a motorized tool would probably do a better job. It does feature a rather convenient parquet floor tool.
The main struggle you might come across is picking up hair from high-pile carpets. You’ll maybe also find it challenging to pull the vac across this type of surface.
Still, picking up other types of dirt and dust from low-pile carpets and area rugs shouldn’t be a problem.
You shouldn’t have any issues cleaning hardwood, parquet. and other bare floors because the Miele C1 comes with a parquet brush.
The brush is gentle on the hardwood surface, so it won’t scratch or damage it as long as you use it properly. Its wheels are equally as suitable for this type of surface.
It might be a bit tricky to pick up larger pieces such as cereal and pet food kibble. The vac tends to push such large particles forward, but it only takes a few passes for them to end up inside the unit.
Since this is a canister, it’s relatively easy to maneuver with it on different surfaces. It’s not the most lightweight unit, but you probably won’t have any issues pulling it around.
Plus, there’s a handle on top of the body for you to carry it if you ever need to.
Though it’s relatively easy to move it around, you might struggle to get into tight spaces. Its extension hose is somewhat stiff, and for this reason, it tends to get in the way when you’re cleaning smaller areas.
Miele canister vacuums are well-known as low-maintenance units. Canisters are usually easy to maintain clean, which is crucial for their longevity.
This one is bagged so you’ll have to remove and replace the bag every time it’s full. This is much easier than cleaning out dust cups though it’s not the most eco-friendly option. There’s also the added expense of always having to buy new bags.
The Miele C1 Limited Edition is as noisy as most vacuum cleaners. It might make some excessive noise when you use small accessories such as a crevice tool. Also, it tends to be a bit louder than usual when on carpets.
Still, it has a quiet setting which allows a bit more silent operation for when you need to clean at an inappropriate hour.
Cordless or Cord?
As we mentioned, the Miele C1 is a corded vacuum cleaner and comes with a 22ft of power cord. Though it’s not such a long cord, the unit does offer up to 30ft of operating radius thanks to the extension hose and wand.
It features a cord retract function, allowing you to store the cable inside the unit. It only takes a few seconds for it to pull the cord inside.
Bag or Bagless?
The C1 is bagged, which is often considered better for allergy-prone people. However, keep in mind that you’ll have to buy new bags all the time. Plus, throwing dust bags away isn’t so eco-friendly.
Additional bags are relatively easy to find in specialized stores.
Miele C1 comes with a motor protection filter and the AirClean exhaust filter. These help clean the air, so no dust ends up back into your breathing space.
However, some people reported that the filters require frequent maintenance. If you don’t clean them out, they’ll start throwing dust back into your breathing space quite quickly. What’s more, there’s on option of purchasing a HEPA filter separately.
If you have pets, you probably know the kind of a mess they can make. The Miele C1 Limited Edition does a good job of cleaning after pets on most surfaces.
Make sure the litter you clean is dry because wet particles can damage the filter and dust bag. You’ll maybe have to make a few passes across the area if the pieces are on a bare floor, such as parquet.
Cleaning pet hair shouldn’t be a problem, mainly thanks to its several suction power settings. It might struggle to get it out of a high-pile carpet, but it all depends on how long the hairs are as well.
In most cases, its settings and attachments make the job relatively easy to do.
The Miele C1 is only one of few canisters Miele manufactured over the years. Though their canister vacuums range in features, they’re all compatible with the same attachments. This is great if you had a Miele canister before. What’s also good to know is that a HEPA filter may be purchased for this model.
Is the Miele C1 Limited Edition For You?
As you could see in this review, the Miele C1 Limited Edition is an excellent vacuum for people who have combined floors and possibly even pets. It tackles different types of dirt and dust from bare floors and carpets with equal ease.
While it comes with a few setbacks, the unit is generally simple to use. It’s lightweight and comes with onboard accessories for more comfortable cleaning experience.