Are you split between the power and suction of an upright vacuum cleaner and the ease and portability of a canister vacuum? Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction Powerline-SBAN0 is here to offer you both convenience and strong suction power. Miele Classic C1 belongs to Miele’s recent canister vacuums that use the more efficient and quieter vortex motor.
We have tested and reviewed this Miele canister vacuum to see if it actually meets the company’s claims and our expectations. In the following review, we have rated the maneuverability, portability, suction power, and efficiency of cleaning various surfaces so that you can weigh your preferences against this canister vacuum.
What is in the Box?
The Miele Classic C1 package comes with:
- Pure suction combination floorhead
- A bag
- A pre-motor filter
- AirClean Filter
- Upholstery tool
- Crevice tool
- A soft dusting brush
- Tool adapter
- Vacuum canister
- User guide
- A telescopic stainless steel wand and a plastic wand
The top of the Classic C1 Powerline features a cord compartment, a power button, and a cleaning knob. At the rear end, there is a hose attachment point, and the attached hose goes all the way to connect with the plastic wand. The plastic wand, in turn, connects with the telescopic cleaning wand.
Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction Powerline features a sleek, classic, and compact design. The C1 vacuum canister is an oval, almost egg-shaped structure with a predominantly gray color scheme. The hints of black, such as in the front cord cover and a glossy texture, make it even sleeker. The best feature of the Classic C1 design is that you won’t see the power cord when you are not using the vacuum.
Features and Performance
Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction comes with the following salient features:
Suction Power Settings
The front portion of the oval-shaped vacuum canister features a rotary dial with six different suction settings. All cleaning modes are represented with an image. The six suction power options include:
- Curtains and lightweight fabric
- High pile carpets and rugs
- Hard floor surfaces
- Low pile carpet
- Low noise mode
Classic C1 has great maneuverability. The cleaning wand is extendable and hence can easily access spaces under the furniture and even around the electrical cords. The vacuum canister is a bit heavy. But moving it around is not that much of a problem because the vacuum features wheels that move smoothly on all kinds of floors.
One drawback is the power cord, which is not very long; it measures almost 17 feet in length. So, to move around a large area, you may have to change plug-ins.
Miele Classic C1 uses the Miele-made vortex motor with a strength of 1200 Watts. This new Miele Vortex motor provides a 26% increase in the suction power as compared to the previous 2-fan version. It allows better airflow efficiency and is light in weight.
It is because of the same vortex motor that the operating noise levels are pretty low, too, ranging from 57 to 68 decibels. All the six different cleaning modes for different surfaces use the same vortex motor power.
Straight Cleaning Head
This Miele Classic vacuum canister comes with a combination floorhead. It is an SBD 285-3 pure suction floorhead. The combination floorhead can clean various surfaces when used with accessories such as the upholstery brush and the proper suction power settings.
Airclean Filtration System
Miele C1 classic houses a three-level filtration system. The air first enters through the pre-motor filtration system and then gets stored in the 9-layers thick vacuum bag. Finally, the AirClean exhaust filter cleans the air even more on the third level.
This unique Miele AirClean filtration system considerably reduces the particle density in the air after vacuuming. It has proved beneficial for people and pets with allergies. This system is unique to Miele but does not match the HEPA filter level.
The dirt and debris after vacuuming does not go straight into the canister. Instead, the Miele Classic C1 has an AirClean filter bag or dust bag inside the canister, depositing all the dirt and debris. The bag also has a plastic seal which makes it easy to replace.
Benefits of Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction Powerline
We have tested the Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction in our lab for its cleaning efficiency on various surfaces such as hard floors, curtains, low pile and high pile carpets, and maneuverability. It looks pretty sleek and stylish wherever you place it. The vacuum weighs 13 lbs. But it also features a carrying handle and thus, gets a medium score on portability.
The canister has smooth wheels that make it easy to move around. When operating, the vortex motor is efficient enough to produce enough suction that the vacuum can clean the coarsest and the thinnest hair on the floors. The variable suction power settings allow you to adjust the suction power to your cleaning needs. The dirtbag has a dependable capacity of almost 4.5 L to hold the dust and debris.
The vacuum canister also has an indicator on the top that blinks when it is time to change the filter bag. The accessories such as the upholstery tools and the dusting brushes make it easy to use the vacuum for cleaning surfaces other than hard floors such as curtains and carpets. Its top-of-the-line AirClean filtration system clears your area from dust, pollen, and allergens.
- The power cord retracts inside the canister
- Variable suction settings
- The dust bag has a dependable capacity of 4.5 L
- Six cleaning modes for several floor surfaces
- Sufficient cleaning radius of 29.5 feet
- Consistent motor power in all cleaning modes
- The floorhead does not have a brush roll, limiting its use on carpets.
- The power cord is not long enough.
Miele Classic C1 Vaccum cleaner is the best choice for surface cleaning if you prefer an above-average performance. It is sufficiently compatible with various surfaces, and the accompanying accessories make this job even easier.
It has minor shortcomings, but the suction power outweighs them all. This comprehensive Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction Powerline Review will help you weigh your priorities against this canister vacuum’s features and performance.
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