Which are the Best Miele Vacuum Cleaners?

Written by James Hall | 0 Comments| Last Updated: March 19, 2017

Miele are one of the top manufacturers of vacuums sold in the UK, but which are their best models? In this article, we’re going to talk a bit about the brand – including their strengths and weaknesses – before listing what we think are the four best Miele vacuum cleaners.

One of the most popular vacuum manufacturers, especially for home cylinder models, is Miele. The company produces much more than just vacuums though – and has been awarded the “Best Home Appliances Brand” by Which in both 2015 and 2016.

While the company is often associated with their large range of cylinders, they also manufacture upright models (we’ve listed the best upright vacuum below). Even so, the majority of their models are cylinders, so they naturally dominate our list of the best Miele vacuums.

If there’s a downside to this brand’s vacuum cleaners, it’s the price. While we think their best vacuums provide excellent value for money, the prices for most of their models are comparable to pricier brands such as Dyson.

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Picture Brand & Model Type Info
Miele C3 Cat and Dog Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Cylinder View Price
Miele Dynamic Allergy Plus Power Miele Dynamic Allergy Plus Power Upright View Price
Miele Classic C1 Cylinder Junior Cylinder Miele Classic C1 Junior Power Line Cylinder View Price
Miele Complete C3 Powerline Miele Complete C3 PowerLine Bagged Cylinder View Price

4 Best Miele Vacuums

Miele C3 Cat and DogMiele Complete C3 Cat and Dog

The Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog is one of the best bagged cylinder vacuums for pet hair. In fact, we included it in our list of the best pet vacuums. But what makes it such a special and highly rated model?

Firstly, it’s a powerful cylinder which the company claims provides the suction power of a 2000W model – yet only using 1200W of power. It also comes with an Active filter and Turbo Brush for getting rid of both pet hair and associated odours, and controls to adjust power settings depending on the type of floor. Other features include a hard floor brush, bagged system with automatic-shut mechanism and one touch rewind for the cable.

While this appliance clearly has some excellent features, you might be wondering whether it lives up to the hype. The answer, according to reviewers, is a resounding “yes!” Reviewers praise the C3’s suction power and ability to pickup pet hair. They also like how easy it is to use.

If you’re looking for a high-quality Miele pet vacuum then the Complete C3 is an excellent option. It’s powerful, easy to use and relatively inexpensive for a vacuum of this quality – making it one of the best Miele vacuum cleaners available at the moment.


  • Price Range: £££
  • Power: 1200W
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Dust Capacity: 4.5 litres
  • Filter Type: AirClean filter

Key Features:

  • Powerful bagged cylinder model
  • Excels at picking up pet hair
  • Adjustable power settings

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Miele Dynamic Allergy Plus PowerMiele Dynamic Allergy Plus Power

While Miele specialise in producing cylinder vacuums, they also manufacture some upright models – including the Dynamic Allergy Plus Power. This vacuum comes with a powerful 1500W motor, large 14m cleaning radius (especially compared with other uprights) and an extendable tube. It also has a large dust capacity of 6 litres, so it’s suitable for extended cleaning sessions.

One of the stand-out features of this vacuum is the HEPA 13 filter. This removes up to 99.999% of microscopic particles from the exhaust air, making this model more suitable for people who suffer from allergies.

Reviews of the Dynamic Allergy Plus Power have largely been positive. A reviewer writes that it provides adequate suction power and also doesn’t cause the typical “vacuum” smell after use. Another adds that it’s easy to assemble and relatively lightweight and quiet.

If you’re looking for the best Miele upright vacuum cleaner, the Dynamic Allergy Plus Power could be the perfect option. It’s powerful and has excellent filtration – which is vital for allergy sufferers.


  • Price Range: £££
  • Power: 1500W
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Dust Capacity: 6 litres
  • Filter Type: HEPA 13

Key Features:

  • Powerful upright cleaner
  • Large dust capacity
  • Excellent filtration system

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Miele Classic C1 Cylinder Junior CylinderMiele Classic C1 Junior Power Line

If you’re looking for a less expensive Miele cylinder vacuum cleaner, the Classic C1 Junior is one to consider. It’s a more basic model than the C3 range, yet still comes with a 1400W motor, 9 metre cleaning radius and a lightweight design.

Other features include an accessories clip, including crevice and upholstery nozzles, and the company’s AirClean filter system. It’s also built with the same automatic bag-sealing mechanism as the C3.

Like the C3 Dog and Cat, the Classic C1 Junior has received many positive reviews from buyers at the time of writing. Reviewers praise how easy the vacuum is to move around the home, due to its lightweight design. They also like its strong suction power.

In terms of cheap Miele vacuum cleaners, the Classic C1 Junior is one of the best options. It’s lightweight and relatively inexpensive, yet still has strong suction power and an AirClean filter.


  • Price Range: ££
  • Power: 1400W
  • Weight: 4.3kg
  • Dust Capacity: 4.5 litres
  • Filter Type: AirClean

Key Features:

  • AirClean filter system for reduced quantity of escaped allergens
  • Several tools and accessories
  • Strong suction for a model in this price range

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Miele Complete C3 PowerlineMiele Complete C3 PowerLine

We’ve already included the Complete C3 Cat and Dog, but we think the standard version deserves a place on our list of the best Miele vacuum cleaners. It comes with a more powerful 1600W motor for excellent dust pick-up (although without the more energy efficient technology), an 11 metre cleaning radius, several power settings, three included accessories and a considerably cheaper price tag.

Other features include a filtration system that has 11 separate layers, including an AirClean filter, and metal-plated floor head for easier moving. The vacuum also comes with an accessory holder and telescopic suction tube.

But the most impressive thing about the Miele C3 PowerLine is its reviews. Many reviewers praise its suction power compared to other models – even those that are considerably more expensive. Others have found it much easier to use on stairs.

If you’re looking for a powerful all-round cylinder vacuum but don’t need the TurboBrush included with the Cat and Dog, then the Complete C3 PowerLine could be the best option available. It’s highly rated, provides excellent suction and provides good value for money.


  • Price Range: £££
  • Power: 1600W
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Dust Capacity: 4.5 litres
  • Filter Type: 11 stage including AirClean filter

Key Features:

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Miele are an excellent manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, especially cylinder models. The best Miele vacuums are reliable, powerful and provide excellent value for money – especially compared with more expensive brands.

If you’re looking for a cylinder model that can deal with cat and dog hair, we recommend the C3 Cat and Dog. It’s one of the highest rated models by buyers, and provides fantastic all-round performance. While they don’t produce many upright vacuums, the Dynamic Allergy Plus Power Upright Vacuum is a good option if you want to stick to a Miele but don’t want a cylinder.

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