Top positive review
a nimble vac for quick touchups!
April 25, 2017
i own this vacuum and the red full size miele titan. while i love my titan (it is great for dog hair and thick carpeting), i find myself reaching for this light and nimble C1 90% of the time since most of my house has hardwood floors. the head and vacuum tube are not motorized so the entire handheld part is much, much lighter. Since the head is not motorized, it is also quick and nimble in and around corners. i was a bit apprehensive when ordering this item since I heard this C1 was manufactured in china vs germany (never a good thing, imho). since my very first miele is still going strong 17 years later, i worried about the quality deteriorating. however, in a side by side comparison on low pile carpeting and hardwood, i did not find any noticeable difference in the suction between the C1 and my Titan, and the materials had similar heft so it's basically a slightly smaller cannister for less than half the price. The C1 is maybe 65% of the size and weight of the titan. The weight difference is due to the smaller size, not cheaper or inferior parts! I'm thrilled they improved the compact model by making the cord 5 feet longer than the titan's. I am very happy with this C1 and thankful i didnt buy the glorified dust buster Electrolux. I was worried this cannister would be annoying for quick touch ups but actually it's easier than a stick-style upright because all the weight is in the canister, not the handheld. Highly recommend!
UPDATE 10/1/2017: i've used this nifty compact every other day and it's still going strong! its so effective at picking up dust and light dog hair that my heavy titan is only used maybe every other week. funny thing is my house is actually cleaner because its easier for me to vacuum so i do it more often, and i am no neat freak