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Miele S7210 Review: a Miele Vacuum for Hardwood Floors, Carpet, Pet Hair

Miele Twist S7210 Upright Vacuum for Hardwood Floors, Carpets, Pet Hair
This Miele S7210 upright bagged vacuum is built for hard floors, carpets, as well as area rugs. It also has the ability of picking up pet hair and works well. For detail info, read review of Miele Twist S7210 below.

    Pros of Miele S7210:

  • Plenty of suction.
  • Power cord is pretty long – 39 feet. You can vacuum a large area without changing outlets.
  • Noise level is low, for a vacuum, you can say it is quiet.
  • Well built and high quality.
  • Low profile, lays flat for getting under table and chair.
  • Bag is easy to change.
  • Filter is rinsable and also easy to change.
  • Twist feature is great, makes it very maneuverable.
  • It has a 2-motor system, one motor for rotating brush, one for suction. You can use only suction by turning off the rotating brush.
  • Though it is on the heavy side, its carry handle locates in the middle on the back, makes it convenient to carry.
  • Easy to push.
  • Attachments stored onboard.
  • On/Off button and carpet/bare floor control are easy to reach.
  • It has an indicator to tell when to change bag.
  • It can use both standard filter and HEPA filter. (HEPA filter not included, you have to pay extra money to buy.)

    Cons of Miele S7210:

  • It just picks up stuff underneath, no side suction to clean baseboards.
  • The hose is a bit short.
  • It is hard to use it on stairs since it is heavy and because of its twist feature.
  • When you unwind the cord, it falls from the holder easily. If you don’t need to use the whole cord, it still keeps falling. You will find it hard to unwind only part of the power cord. So every time you use it, you end up winding the whole cord which is 39 feet long. And it does not have the automatic cord recoil system.
  • Replacement bag is relatively expensive as compare with other brand vac bags.
  • It can lay flat, but still cannot get under some low furniture.

  • Heavy & bulky like some other full size upright vacuum cleaners. Not convenient to carry it up and down stairs.

This product is heavy, but it’s well built. It is not a good option for cleaning stairs, but if you need an upright vacuum for bare floors and carpets, just give it a shot. If you are not sure if it meets your needs? Just visit a local store to try it out. For $400+, it is worth spending some time on researching before ordering to avoid disappointment.

Miele S7210 Twist Specs and Features
Model: S7210 Twist
Design: Upright
Color: Sprint Blue
Suction Control: Yes, 4 level
Brush On/Off Switch: Yes
Carpet Height Setting: Automatic Adjustment
Price: Vacuum under $500.00, priced at $429.00 at http://mielestore.com (on 01.28.2013)
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 39 Feet
Automatic Cord Rewind: No
Bagged or Bagless: Bagged, use Type U AirClean dustbag
Full Bag Indicator: Yes
Filtration: Comprised of an Auto-Seal closing FilterBag and Air Clean filter
Onboard Tools: upholstery tool, dusting brush, crevice nozzle
Motor Wattage: 1,200 watt
Cleaning Radius: 54-Foot
Weight: about 21 pounds
Warranty: 7 Year Motor Warranty & 7 Year Casing Warranty
Other details: SwivelNeck Technology, 12-foot integrated flexible hose, telescopic aluminum wand, Anti-tipping device, 2-motor system, with separate control for electrobrush, 4,800 RPM electrobrush motor, 360°front castor wheels
Miele S7210 Twist Manual: Download, if the link is not working, you can visit http://www.mieleusa.com to download it.

Electrolux EL4300A Review: a canister vacuum for pet hair, hardwood floors, carpets

Electrolux EL4300A Ultra Active Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner

This canister vacuum does a good job picking up pet hair.
If you have mixed floor surfaces, then this vacuum cleaner is an option. Electrolux claim that EL4300A canister vacuum can be used to vacuum all types of flooring.
It comes with power nozzle for carpets and area rugs; bare floor brush for hard floors; crevice tool for cleaning crevices and corners; dusting brush for curtains and bookshelves; upholstery tool for vacuuming upholstery furniture. To learn more about this vac, you can read EL4300A reviews below.

Pros of Electrolux Bagless EL4300A:

  • This canister vacuum comes with two motors, one for agitating carpets and rugs, one for suction.
  • The power nozzle is powerful enough to vacuum carpets.
  • The power nozzle has adjustable height settings to meet different needs.
  • The power nozzle also has the ability to swivel 180 degrees easily, this makes it easy to reach hard to access spots.
  • It is easy to maneuver.
  • The brushroll On/Off control is located on the handle, you can switch between hard floors and carpets conveniently.
  • Easy to change attachments.
  • Adjustable wand length can fit both short people and tall people.
  • It has variable suction.
  • The dust bin is clear, you can see things you vacuumed up, and know when to empty.
  • Emptying the dirt binis a snap.
  • Self cord rewinding makes things easier and save you time.
  • This vac features a headlight, while vacuuming dark place like under the bed, you can see where you are at and what you are vacuuming.
  • The low profile bare floor attachments can fit under most furniture.
  • This vacuum is light enough for you to carry it up and down stairs.
  • It picks up dog and cat hair no problem.
  • It runs relatively quiet.
  • It is bagless, so no need to buy bags to replace.

Rating by Users:

Cons of Electrolux EL4300A Bagless Canister Vacuum:

  • Suction control is located on canister, not convenient when you want to change suction.
  • When you press the power button, there is a delay for it to turn on. But not a big deal.
  • The dusting brush and crevice tool that are stored in hose handle tends to fall out often while vacuuming.
  • The dust bin is on the small side, could be bigger.
  • The power cord is somewhat short (21 feet), if you have large house, it’s kind of pain to change outlets.
  • There is no place to store all the tools on the canister, such as the bare floor tool.
  • It is not easy to wrap the hose compactly for storage.
  • No attachment for stair cleaning.
Electrolux EL4300A Specs, Features and Details
Model: EL4300A
Use: all flooring types
Design: Canister
Color: Tangerine/Granite Grey
Weight: 12.5 Pounds
EL4300A Price: MSRP is $499.99
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 21 feet
Auto Cord Rewind: Yes
Motor Watts: 12 Amps
Motorized Brush: Yes
Hose Length: 7 feet
Filtration: HEPA Filtration with Washable HEPA Filter which traps dust and allergens
Electrolux EL4300A Exhaust Filter Type: Electrolux EL012B Filter, should be replaced about every six months
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Tools: Crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool.
Cleaning Path Width: 13 inches
Variable Speed Control: Yes
Warranty: 5 Year Limited

Dyson DC17 vs DC25 Animal Review: what is the difference and which is better?

Want to purchase a Dyson upright pet vacuum, but cannot decide which one to buy, DC17 Animal or DC25 Animal? Let’s help you. Just read the comparison below and find some of the main differences between DC17 and DC25 Animal.

Dyson DC17 Animal versus DC25 Animal

DC17 has stiffer as well as longer bristles than the DC25. Because of this, some customers said DC17 did a better job on carpets. However, customers also said DC17 might also rip off weak carpet fibers. If you have loop fiber carpets, DC25 is better while DC17 is better for straight fiber carpets.

Bin Capacity
DC17 has a bigger bin.
The bin capacity of DC17 is 0.625 gallons while it is 0.31 gallon on DC25.

DC17 is heavier.
DC17 weighs 20.79 lbs while DC25 weighs 16.12 lbs.

Cord Length
DC17 has a longer cord.
The cord length of DC17 is 35 feet while DC25 has a cord length of 24.6 feet. 24.6 foot cord is too short to vacuum a large house.

Removing Blockage from Brush Bar
It is more difficult to remove blockage like long pet hair from the brush bar of DC17.
For DC17, you have to remove the soleplate first, then use a pair of scissors to cut away the wrapped fibers and hair, you cannot remove the brushbar to do this. For DC25, the brush bar is removable, this makes it easier to unblock the brushbar.

Clog Problem
DC17 is easier to get cloged, since its holes around the cylinder is a bit small, whereas DC25 has bigger holes.

Overall, DC17 has stiffer bristles for thick carpets and it has 35 foot long cord; DC25 is easier to use, it is lighter but has short cord, smaller dirt bin.
Which is better depends on your needs, so just choose the one that fits your needs. For more info, you can read the Dyson DC17 Animal Review and DC25 Animal Review.

Dyson Pet Vacuum: Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dyson DC17 Animal weighs 20.79 pounds, its demensions are 43.5″ x 13.2″ x 16.7″ (H x W x D).
It has 12 amps motor, offers 220 air watts suction. This unit features Dyson’s Level 3 Root Cyclone technology for capturing small particles and providing constant suction.
Dyson DC17 Animal is designed for removing pet hair from all types of floors. When you want to pick up hair and dirt from carpeted flooring, you can turn on its motorized beater bar, this beater bar can also be turned off while vacuuming bare floors and delicate floors. And it comes with some tools for cleaning hard to reach spaces. For cleaning high reach area, you can use the quick-draw telescope wand; for cleaning tight spaces such as stairs, upholstery and inside the car, you can use the Mini turbine head which has an air driven brush bar to picks up dust, dirt and pet hair; for cleaning under furniture such as under couch and beds, you can use the low reach floor tool.
This unit is certified asthma friendly, it comes with lifetime washable HEPA filter which can trap microscopic allergens. Its hygienic bin emptying also reduces the contact with dirt.
This vac carries a 5 year warranty.

You can download the Dyson DC17 Animal Manual to have an overview of this vac.

Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson DC17 Animal Review:

Dislike about Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner:

  • Regular maintenance required, or it can get clogged. When it get clogged, it will lose suction. The holes around the cylinder is small, it tends to get clogged with fine dust and pet hair, so you need to clean it on a regular basis to make it perform well.
  • The lifetime HEPA filter is thick, it usually takes about 24 hours to dry. Fortunately, you do not have to wash it often. They suggest you to wash it at least once every 6 months.
  • Not all the accessories can be stored onboard. Only 3 small ones can attach to the vacuum, the others cannot. This is inconvenient when you want to use those ones that cannot attach to the unit during your vacuuming.
  • Winding the 35 foot cord manually can be a nuisance, it would be better if it comes with a automatic cord retractor.
  • Some customers said that the bristles of the beater bar are too stiff, they can rip carpet fibers.
  • Though it is easy to empty the dust bin, emptying it still can cause the dust to fly around in the air.
  • Does not clean edges well.
  • Some customers complained that this vac scratched their hard wood floors.
  • The hose and quick draw telescope wand is a bit awkward to use, not easy to vacuum the stairs.

Rating by Users:
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Likes about Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum:

  • Great suction.
  • Long power cord – 35 feet. Most corded vacuum cleaners have cord length from 20 to 30 feet.
  • Easy to empty, merely push the red button, then the bottom of the bin will flop down and the contents fall out.
  • Quiet for a vac, quieter than many other vacuum cleaners.
  • The build quality is good, though it is mostly plastic, but not those cheap plastic.
  • It has automatic carpet height adjustment, you don’t have to manually adjust it.
  • Easy to move around.
  • 5 year warranty.

Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Review: one of the most powerful vacuum cleaner on the market

DC33 Multi Floor has a suction power of 240 airwatts, it can pick up almost everything from carpet as well as hard floors. This unit definitely is one of the most powerful upright vacuum cleaner on the market. You can read the DC33 Multi Floor vacuum review below.

DC33 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Dislike about Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Vacuum:

  • This unit is too bulky to get under most funiture such as couch, bed, coffee table, etc.
  • You have to bend down to turn on/off brush bar, because the switch is located on the head, not convenient.
  • Wand is awkward to use, it does take some time to get used to it. As soon as the unit is put in upright position, it immediately switches suction from bottom to the wand, and the suction comes from the top of the wand, this may cause your sleeve get sucked when you hold the handle. You can turn off the unit before putting it to upright position to avoid this issue.
  • The hose is stiff, tries to retract itself.
  • Removing blockages from the beater bar is a pain. The bar cannot be removed, it is a pain to sit there to cut the hair with a pair of scissors, and pull them out.
  • No cord retraction.

Rating by Users:
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Likes about Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Vacuum:

  • 35 feet long cord. You can vacuum a fairly large area without changing outlet.
  • 240 airwatts powerful suction, picks up kitty litter, pet hair, dirt, etc.
  • The brush bar works well on carpets and area rugs.
  • This vacuum also does a good job on cleaning hard floors such as tile, vinyl, and hardwood floors.
  • Pretty big dirt bin.
  • Easy to empty the dirt bin. Press a button to take off the bin, then press another button to dump the junk.
  • Filters are easy to reach and wash.
  • It is quiet compared to many other upright vacuum cleaners.
  • 5 year warranty.

Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Specs, Features and Details
Design: Upright
Surface Type: All floor types.
Carpet Height Settings: No
Brush On/Off Switch: Yes, control on cleaner head.
Weight: 17.6 Pounds
Price: Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Price is $399.99 at dyson.com (July 20, 2011)
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 35 Feet
Auto Cord Rewind: No
Suction Power: 240 Air Watts (what is air watt)
Bag Type: Bagless
Bin: 0.61 gallons clear bin
Filter: Lifetime Washable HEPA filter captures microscopic dust and allergens.
Tools: Stair tool helps clean stairs, and stair carpets; Combination accessory tool: debris nozzle converts to a brush tool for dusting.
Telescope Reach Wand: Extends 15.7 feet, for cleaning hard to reach areas.
Root Cyclone Technology: For capturing more microscopic dust.
Dimensions: (H x D x W) 44.9 x 13.4 x 14.0 inches
Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Manual: Download User’s Guide