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  • Clogging Issues Yes (2) · No (18)
  • Build Quality
    4.3 (20)
  • Value for Money
    3.9 (20)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (20)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (20)
  • Product is used:
    • Several times a week (10)
    • Weekly (9)
    • Daily (1)
  • Noise Level
    4.1 (19)
  • Pet OwnerYes (15) · No (7)

HKP

HKP

  • 3 reviews

Not sooo happy

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I have always had Miele Vacuum Cleaners, the old one was still working but the accessories and the actual rod were a bit damaged so I wanted to spoil myself with a new one. I was convinced a new Miele would be better than the old one... but not really so. It is definitely quieter, but I find the suction is a LOT less than my old one. So, this would be the first time that I was rather disappointed by my Miele purchase. I would not purchase this model again.

Purchased in November 2019 at Bing Lee for $399.00.

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Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Simone68

Simone68Hunter Region, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Better than a Dyson!

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Purchased in December 2019.

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Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Wood
Clogging Issues No
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AnnaMiele

Hi Simone,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review!
Kind Regards,
Joel

Jafrin S.

Jafrin S.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 6 reviews

Perfect cleaning

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I use it for both carpet and wooden floor. It cleans perfectly specially the carpet dust and hairs. It’s now a part of our home. Definitely recommend this vacuum cleaner.

Purchased at Harvey Norman for $300.00.

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Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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AnnaMiele

Hi Jafrin S,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review!
Kind regards
Joel

Lindy

LindySydney, NSW

  • 11 reviews

Disappointing

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Pluss:-
Easy instructions and assembly
Very good suction
Sturdily built
Minus:-
Cord is ridiculously short at 6.4 metres. Not 7.5 as claimed on the Miele au.web site. Previous vacuum had an 11 metre cord. Short cord means changing power points twice as often.
The built in brush accessory is useless for cleaning sliding window and door tracks as the bristles are too short. There also aren’t many of them so I expect they will quickly wear out.
The dust canister doesn’t close tightly. There is a visible 1-2mm gap so the outside of the canister and the compartment it sits in are coated in dust which has to be wiped off every time I empty it.
It’s heavy and bulky and takes up a lot of space in the hall cupboard.


Cat and Dog model does not work on dog hair. Powerline clogs up and turns off power.

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It was great for the first 6 months and then started clogging after 10 minutes of use. Each clogging requires an hour of taking apart the vacuum and repairing it, since the nearest repair center to take advantage of the warranty is 4 hours away.
I would not buy this again, and no longer recommend Miele.

Purchased in May 2018 at amazon.ca for $850.00.

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Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Linoleum, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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reeni89

reeni89Sydney, NSW

  • 10 reviews

Better Than A Dyson

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Absolutely perfect. This vacuum can pick up ANYTHING. I have two kids, four cats and a dog. The amount of dust, crumbs and hair it picks up is incredible. I'm left flabbergasted everytime!! Never did my two Dysons ever impress me like this.

Purchased in November 2018.

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Value for Money
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Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Linoleum, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review!


I bought a year ago Miele Vaccum Cleaner, Blizzard CX-1 Excellence Powerline SKCR3. and it has terrible smell now.

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It is advised by Miele Tech that I have passed over water and bad smell has caused for that. I bought for $699 and now Miele wants $270 for repairing after in warranty time. not recommended at all and poor customer service from Miele and Harvey Norman Thomastown.

Purchased at Harvey Norman for $699.00.

Pet OwnerNo

Emma

Emma

  • 5 reviews

Good but not worth the $$

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Whilst it does have a good suction, the force of air generated by the vacuum pushes all the dust into the air and around you. All the hair and fur got caught on the attachment pieces so those attachments are now useless. It is also quite heavy to lift up and down stairs.

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Pet OwnerYes
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Neel

NeelGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 4 reviews

Loving It

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Bought the Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog 7 months ago and love everything about it. With 1,100 W of power combined plus the included Turbobrush, this vacuum has picked up the finest dog hair that even a Dyson wouldn't pickup. The Click2open button to empty the dust bin is a very clever feature and one of the most hygienic ways of emptying the dust bin. The build is solid but that doesn't make the vacuum hard to handle. I've found that this vacuum is very easy to maneuver even though it is corded and of solid build. Overall I recommend this vacuum and also suggest that you look out for sale events as you can get a very good vacuum for a much lower price during these sale events.

Purchased in March 2019 at The Good Guys for $599.20.

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Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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AnnaMiele

Hi Neel, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Glad to hear you are enjoying your Miele vacuum! Kind regards, Jack.

Elena

ElenaSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • Verified purchase

The best

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Its a bit expensive but it is the Best vacuum cleaner I ever had! Strongly recommend!
We bought many different vacuums (even Dyson) in a pass few years and never been happy with them.

Purchased in October 2019 at Bing Lee Online store for $649.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you Elena for taking the time to leave this review!


Kelly W.

Kelly W.South East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Easiest Vacuum ever!

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This vacuum is a pleasure to use. I can see how much dirt and dust it has picked up with the clear easy to clean bagless compartment. This has 4 settings for different carpets and speed. Excellent on all types of flooring.
I've used it to clean my car, all the hard to reach places... my car interior looks new!

Thanks for producing a great product thats cheap and easy to maintain.

Purchased in September 2017 at Myers.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you Kelly for taking the time to leave this feedback!


FuzzyWuzzy

FuzzyWuzzyCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

  • 6 reviews

Best vacuum on the market.

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Purchased in September 2019 at Harvey Norman for $549.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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1 comment
Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are glad to hear you are enjoying your Miele CX1 vacuum!


Neo_one

Neo_oneMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Disappointing, want my old vacuum back.

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Purchased in February 2019 at Harvey Norman, Gepps cross for $599.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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smann

smannMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 4 reviews

Love how the vacuum works but not the turbo head

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This vacuum works like a dream however after each clean I need to cut the hair from the brushes which becomes clogged very easily. I would not have bought it if I had known this.

Purchased in January 2019.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you for providing this feedback. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Kind regards, Anna.

Chele

CheleNorthern Region, NSW

comfort mode

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why does my Miele keep turning it's self off into comfort mode and I have cleaned both filters,
it's becoming unusable and it's not very old.
I am not impressed at all with this vacuum

Purchased in March 2019 at Harvey Norman.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet
Clogging Issues No
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AnnaMiele
Jackie

JackieQueensland

Worst vacuum I’ve ever bought

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Purchased in February 2019 for $599.00.

Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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patricia m.

patricia m.South-East, TAS

  • 4 reviews

Excellent suction. A bit heavy.

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Purchased in July 2019 at Harvey Norman for $494.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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1 comment
Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you Patricia for taking the time to leave this review!


TWU

TWUSydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Very powerful vacuum cleaner

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I bought this vacuum cleaner three months ago and so far I am very satisfied with its performance. It's powerful suction sucks up the dust and dog hair very effectively over tiled floor and heavy rugs. It's easy to operate. The dust bin and filter can be emptied and washed easily after use. Also, this model comes with a number of attachments including a turbo brush. If I have to be very nitpicking, I will have liked it to be a couple of kilos lighter.

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Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review!


Angel

Angel

  • 6 reviews

Perfect for hairy dogs owner

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You got what you have paid for. i got 2 floofy big dogs shed alot and this amazing vacccum cleaner never fail me, just bit bulky for petite person like me and it does great work seriously

Purchased in September 2018 at The Good Guys for $550.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback!


Catherine Mansfield

Catherine MansfieldNortheast, VIC

  • 2 reviews

Bagless

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Bought this because was both Miele and bagless and it is a lovely machine. Take the point about the dusting brush being a bit short but I don’t dust with my vacuum so doesn’t worry me. I agree that that the cord is a bit short and I don’t find emptying the canister all that predictable (I’ve had to write how in marker to remind me each time), but easy once I remember. Haven’t had a Dyson but I’ve used one and I think this is probably better.

Purchased in January 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues Yes
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Miele
AnnaMiele

Thank you Catherine for taking the time to leave this feedback!


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Questions & Answers

Kathy

Kathyasked

Can you wash the filter

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Kelly W.
Kelly W.

Absolutely... rinse with water then leave it to dry in the sun


ShahSid

ShahSidasked

Where is it manufactured?

No answers

Anthoin P.

Anthoin P.asked

The BLIZZARD CX1 keeps switching to comfort. It has become completely unusable. It happens continuously and the filter is not at all clogged. Any help?

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Miele
AnnaMiele

Hi Anthoin,
You will need to follow the steps below, as there is more than one filter in this unit. This information comes directly from the operations manual.
1. The dust container is full - empty the dust container
2. The pre-filter is dirty. Clean the pre-filter (see 'Fault resolution' - 'Cleaning the pre-filter' in the operations manual).
3. The fine dust filter is dirty - Clean the fine dust filter at the next available opportunity (see 'Fault resolution' - 'Cleaning the fine dust filer manually' in the operations manual).
If you do still have any issues please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 464 353 (please be aware these contact methods are for Australia only).
Kind regards,
Anna.


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