If your home has a mix of hardwood and carpeted floors, numerous stairs, or if you enjoy using your vacuum cleaner and attachments to collect dust and dirt from areas above the floor (such as upholstered furniture, window blinds, and lampshades), a canister vacuum is your best option.
Both canister and upright vacuum cleaners clean effectively, but canister vacuum cleaners excel due to their versatility and adaptability. And, frankly, canister vacs do the best job of cleaning wood, tile, and other hard floors, as well as the low pile and looped carpets and area rugs, when equipped with a bare floor brush. Additionally, they are simple to carry with two hands.
Over the years, our testers at Ace Vacuums have evaluated a variety of canister vacuum models, ranging from stick vacuums to HEPA vacuums to robot vacuums, as well as vacuums for pet hair. We evaluate each model based on its ability to pick up debris such as dirt and pet hair, its effectiveness at trapping allergens, and its ease of maneuvering across a variety of flooring types and around obstacles. Additionally, we consider the intuitiveness of the controls, the weight of each vacuum, the ease with which bags, dust bins, and filters can be changed, as well as any other special features.
Miele’s vacuum cleaners have consistently outperformed our professional cleaners in previous cleaning tests, and this Good Housekeeping Seal star is no exception. Recognizing that super soft or plush carpets are frequently more difficult to clean due to their dense tufts, the Miele Complete C3 includes an adjustable power nozzle and brush roll that makes plowing through plush pile carpets easier. Additionally, its accessories set includes a metal telescoping wand, a dusting brush, an upholstery tool, and a crevice tool, as well as a Pure Suction Floorhead for use on all smooth flooring. The vac’s high-filtration bag and HEPA AirClean filter, the company claims, prevent 99.99 percent of dust from being released back into the air — a benefit for allergy sufferers. Miele vacuum cleaners perform the best in our tests when it comes to collecting and retaining dust and dirt particles inside the vacuum.
Weight: 20 pounds
Cord Length: 24 feet