expired Miele Compact C1 Young $152.10 @ The Good Guys

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This vac came 2nd in Choice's 2016 vacuum cleaner reviews. Definitely a better buy than a generic $100 vac.

  • 1800W motor
  • Bagged, 3.5L
  • 5.5m cable

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Compatible bags are about $1.58 each on eBay.

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    5.5m is kinda short

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    Anyone know much about this model? How is it with pet hair

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    Seems to only come with 1 head?

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    What's the general consensus for bagged vacuum cleaners and bag-less? I've only used bag-less since there's no need to purchase replacement bags as with bagged vacuum cleaners.

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      I have this model and love it. Bags take ages before filling up (had to empty my bagless every time) I Bought bags like in the link for practically nothing so it's not an issue particularly considering how cheap this is compared to other units

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      I asked a vacuum-specialist storeman about this and in his opinion bagless was never as good, and that he thought a Miele bagged unit was best option for domestic use. He was mostly commercial focussed but sold several domestic brands, including Dyson etc. I can't say if it was impartial advice but he seemed well-informed.

      I later moved from owning a pair of Dyson bagless to a Miele bagged and it is a revelation. The Miele (C3) is superior in every way, especially much stronger suction and much less noise, and I almost enjoy vacuuming the house just to use it…
      The only disadvantage is disposable bags but they take ages to fill and they are so densely packed when full.
      I can't comment on this model in particular though.

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        Had the same experience as you. Used Dyson for years, one upright, two barrel and one portable. One of the barrel ones blew up, but they're fairly durable. However, the Miele thrashes it in every way – price, suction, noise, heads are mechanical, yet not electrical, accessory cost, quality, etc. I think the C1 is a cheaper version of the C3, possibly made in China, not Germany. I don't know how much where its made will affect quality, but I don't believe the motor is as powerful. Even still, it'll probably be better than the entry level $400 Dysons.

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    I've found 'compact' barrel vacs don't seem to offer much of a practical reduction in footprint, but sacrifice a lot in convenience - lower bag capacity, shorter power cord, no integrated storage. The low price might be a false economy because this model's 3.5L FJM bags aren't any cheaper than the 4.5L GN bags used by the C3.

    Light weight is the only significant plus I can think of. What else am I missing?

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      The low price might be a false economy because this model's 3.5L FJM bags aren't any cheaper than the 4.5L GN bags used by the C3.

      At $1.58 per bag, is that really a big deal?

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    From what I understand, this model is designed for hard floors and is unable to take the power heads with brushes in them that give carpets a deeper clean. Can anyone comment on the C1 compact's ability to deal with carpet? Especially if they have a cat.

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      The STB 205-3 Turbobrush fits it, and is listed as ideal for pet owners.

      It's $95 on eBay.

      The head it comes with is for carpet and hard floors, but a powered brushed head would probably be better for carpet.

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        Cheers. I feel like for an extra $100 you may as well just buy the better models to begin with. I'm not allergic or a clean freak though, so it'll probably be fine as is. Also, 10% off home at good guys, so this deal just keeps getting sweeter!

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    FYI Cash rewards says any Miele product is excluded from cash back

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