Review: Miele Classic C1 Olympus – Corded Vacuum


With so many vacuum cleaners on the market, it is utterly important to know which vacuum is best to spend your money on and which would ultimately serve the best purpose to you. If not mishandled, vacuum cleaners go about fulfilling their cleaning duties for a long period of time.

Therefore, while selecting a vacuum for home or office, there are several factors to take into consideration. Factors such as the kind of flooring you have, whether you have pets or not, etc.

Among the various brands, Miele is renowned for manufacturing a wide range of conventional style vacuums that are great for cleaning and are also moderately priced.

Miele canister vacuums are very effective and efficient for all types of surfaces but the best one for hardwood floors is its Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner.

Whom Is This Product Designed For

  • Ideal for people who have wooden or vinyl flooring throughout the home or office
  • It works perfectly fine on rugs and carpets as well
  • Asthmatic individuals

Key Features

  • Light Weight and Compact Size

The weight is always an essential feature in vacuums because the lighter the machine is, the easier it is to carry around. With a weight of 12.9 pounds, Miele C1 canister vacuum is one of the best lightweight vacuums in the market. It is handier and lighter than its competitors. When the C1 is taken up the stairs or brought down, the light weight of it helps in less pressure being exerted on the shoulders.

Similarly, the compact size of the machine also offers an added advantage while cleaning. The compact size allows for the machine to be used with greater ease and also helps in comfortable storage. The C1 does not require a lot of space in the utility room or the store-room.

Moreover, the light weight and compact size do not take away the sturdiness of the machine. C1 is a very powerful and durable machine.

  • Soundproof and Cord Length

One of the fascinating features of the C1 vacuum is the complete sound proof nature of it. The machine does not make any sound while being turned on and hovered around, making it easy to use during the night when everyone is asleep.

Mostly people are working all day and when they come home, they have to take care of the children, prepare food, laundry, wash the dishes, etc. They do not have the time clean their home.

When the sun sets and the children go to sleep, the C1 can assist you in cleaning your floors without making any noise. It does not disturb any of the family members and at the same time does its job effectively.

Furthermore, the cord is retractable with a push of a button which is a convenient feature without having to roll the entire length of the cord. The cord also allows for 29.5 feet of cleaning radius.

  • Suction Power

With a 1200 watts’ suction power motor, the C1 is one of the strongest canisters in the market. The suction power gives the machine the ability to suck even the tiniest of particles from the rug, carpet, hardwood, vinyl and parquet surface.

The C1 does not leave anything behind. The only thing to look for is that with great suction power comes the possibility of overheating. But the C1 has combat that problem too. The product is equipped with a safety shut off feature which is important when needing to instantly shut the machine off to prevent overheating.

Rather than having to take the cord out from the plug, which might be several feet away, you can use the safety shut off button. This can prevent the machine from burning and causing any damage to the motor or other components of the vacuum.

  • Filter features

The C1 uses the advanced AirClean Filter which makes it very strong in pulling just about every sort of dirt or particles off the ground.

The filter is modernly designed to high-efficiency which removes 99.95% of the particles from the air that it passes through. Even the particles as small as 0.3 micrometers cannot escape the high power air clean filter.

Moreover, the machine comes with an auto seal filter bag. The filter bag has the ability to automatically seals itself when taken out from the machine. This protects the environment and the user from any dust or particles that might leave the bag when emptied.

  • Six Speed Rotary Dial Power Control

Rotary dial power selectorThe six-speed rotary dial power control helps the C1 in working smoothly on any surface. Whether it’s a carpet or hardwood, the control offers six-speed options for the user to utilize depending on the surface. It has a minimum and maximum levels to choose from which is crucial when determining the kind of power that is required to clean a certain place.

Not every room or every floor requires the same kind of speed levels. Therefore, Miele has engineered a state of the art six-speed rotary dial power control for the advance assistance of users.

The Good

  • Effective safety shut off feature
  • Extremely light in weight and compact size
  • Unique and modern design
  • Works amazingly on rugs, carpet, hardwood, vinyl and parquet
  • 7-year warranty for the suction motor
  • Has a telescopic wand which makes it easy to reach narrow places
  • Offers a wide range of accessories and various nozzle sizes

The Not So Good

  • The length of the power cord is similar to most vacuums on the market
  • C1 does not have a long vacuum tube or vacuum rod which most vacuums these days have

Customer Asked Questions & Answers

Definitely not, the bag holds over one gallon. Most people get a month or two out of a bag.

Final Verdict

Miele C1 Canister Vacuum is a cutting edge vacuum cleaner with definitely has more pros than cons. Not many vacuums in the market at the moment can match the unprecedented and supreme features of the C1.

People that have interiors covered with wood, can make the best use of C1. It has an extensively cleaning ability and the 7-year warranty indicates that the machine is manufactured well to work for a long period of time.

An average life of a Miele vacuum is 20 years. So the next time you want to choose a vacuum for your rugs, carpet, hardwood, vinyl and parquet, opt for the C1. Happy cleaning!