Miele S8340 Ecoline Solution Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner, Ivory Cream
Great all round vacuum cleaner
This is fantastic, very quiet, yet powerful and does a great job of carpets and all flooring. I highly recommend the turbo brush as vacuuming carpets without it is quite hard work but with it, no problem! You can't fault Miele products; very high quality and very reliable.
15 July 2014
Excellent outweighs the Dyson Dc54 by far!!!
I was unsure at first as i have owned this model for about 3 months now. In between I was duped by the Dyson advertising and thought bagless was better. I tried the DC54 (my review is on that item) it was returned.
This machine is so well made but it is not heavy either.Very easy to carry around .This model comes with a huge amount of tools and heads.I have found it quite difficult to push on some carpets but if you turn down the suction and open the little air vent on the turbo brush then it just whizzes around the floor. Using the Dyson i found it really messy to empty and the cyclone area was really dirty .However this is just a simple removal of the bag and pop in a new one.No mess ,no fuss.
I have found that the suction hasn't dropped off either and the bag does seem to last a good few weeks and I vac quite a lot.
This machine is so easy to move around and in all directions where as if the Dyson was in my way it would only move one way and not sidewards.
The hose is really long so when you have the brush tool on you can easily reach the top of the curtains,whereas with the Dyson i had to lift the machine off the floor.
I love this machine now and it is somewhat cheaper than afore mentioned!!. Very well made and feels quite luxurious for a vacuum! sounds a bit sad but i want the right tool for the job and this is it!!
16 May 2014
The vacuum I have had!
I was reluctant to buy this vacuum as it's a lot of money to spend on one item and I thought that I preferred bagless vacuums.
It is fantastic! The suction is fantastic and it doesn't diminish as the bag gets fuller or the vacuum gets older. Also the bags are deceptively big and I have not had to change them very often.
Overall I am very happy with my purchase and I would recommend it over and over again.
08 May 2014
Why did I wait so long!
For many years I bought cheap vacuum cleaners. I wish I hadn't. The Miele S8340 Ecoline Solution Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner shows me what I have been missing. Superb cleaning power on all surfaces my carpets have never been so clean. Loads of incredible suction and quiet too. I can thoroughly recommend this product and wish I hadn't waited so long to discover it.
05 May 2014
Powerful and Quiet
This vac is replacing a 4211 Model which I've had for 6 years, and looks bruised an battered. This model however is excellent at making the carpet look like it has been hovered, and looks like we just fitted it. It has not got off the lower setting yet as it does the job 100%. The range of floor heads (3) and the crevice brush etc are stored in the cleaner and easy accessible. It's unbelievably quiet even on the high setting which I just tested. You just can't beat a Miele Vacuum. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommended. And John Lewis as always superb service. 5*+
29 April 2014
This vacuum cleaner really does do what it's supposed to, that is to pick up all dust/debris, works on all floor surfaces and has all the attatchments you could need. Lightweight to carry or if you need to hold whilst doing stairs and is also much quieter than my old upright cleaner. I would reccommend this product to anyone.
16 April 2014
Poweful for Pet Hair
I have always used an upright vacuum - my previous three have been Dysons - but I chose the Miele S8340 Ecoline Solution based on the WHICH reports as I needed something to effectively deal with hair from our black Labrador and two cats (plus messy husband!). This vacuum is excellent and brings my carpets up like new. However, I do find changing the heads for use on our slate floors a tad tiresome but again, it's really good at picking up crumbs and mud from the uneven texture of the tiles and the grouting. In fact, all the attachments are extremely 'fit for purpose' and despite my gripe, are actually very easy to change. The vacuum also moves smoothly and easily along with you but, and this is a big 'but' it really isn't easy to use on stairs. You do have to rest it on a stair tread as the flexible hose will not reach from bottom to top and the whole thing is not a lightweight. It does balance perfectly on end but I do miss the convenience of the long hose from my Dyson - however, that is the only thing about the Dyson I do miss! The Miele is certainly much quieter and more efficient and I am very happy with the bag capacity too.
05 February 2014
Quiet and efficient, even on dog hair.
This vacuum has been a revelation - who would have thought something so quiet could be so effective? Dog hair (lots of it), dust, fluff and all the usual cleaning challenges are lifted from every surface, and I haven't yet had to use it at full power. Would have been 5 stars but for a couple of niggles: the exhaust blows straight up into your face if you lean over the unit and it's quite heavy to lug up the stairs - although it deals with the stair carpet really well. Finally - and this is a matter of personal taste - did it have to be so ugly?? I don't know whether Miele make this model in other colours, but if not, they should really think about it :). Other than that, would recommend for performance and efficiency.
07 January 2014