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Miele S194 Quickstep Review

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PROS / You can easily create four different types of vacuums with this machine’s versatile design.

CONS / While the vacuum works on multiple surfaces, it does not include the ability to turn off the brush-roll, which can harm hardwood floors.

 VERDICT / Between the features and design of this vacuum, you can clean all kinds of different surfaces. The large cleaning path and dirt bag help you clean quickly and efficiently. However, the vacuum lacks some standard features hardwood floors require.

While the Miele S194 Quickstep features several capabilities that help it vacuum all floor types, its features make it one of the best vacuums for hardwood floors. With adjustable height and suction, you can change the settings to match the floor you are cleaning. Rather than automatically adjust the height, you can manually adjust it, which gives you more control. While the vacuum has a brush, you cannot shut it off.

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The vacuum uses bags that hold a high capacity of 83.2 ounces. The bags include both a filter and an automatic seal closure so that you will not be exposed to the dust and particles. However, the way the bag sits on the vacuum means it can spill out the contents back onto the vacuum when you are removing it. The vacuum also has an AirClean filter.

  1. How many pounds the vacuum weighs.
    Less is Better.
  2. 8 Miele S194 Quickstep
    9 Pounds
  3. 15.6 Pounds
  4. 9 Pounds
  5. 5.5 Pounds
  6. Category Average
    10.04 Pounds

The design of this hardwood floor vacuum helps reduce how long you spend cleaning. The model has an 11.25-inch cleaning path that covers more surface as you vacuum than most hardwood floor vacuums. Weighing only nine pounds, you can easily maneuver the hard floor vacuum around low furniture and tight corners. It also has a 26-foot cord, which allows you to reach several rooms without having to plug in the cord multiple times.

The ability to make four different vacuums out of this model makes it unique. Whether you want a hand or stick vacuum, you can mold this model into either and use it to clean any surface. While this makes the vacuum versatile, it cannot stand up on its own. This vacuum for hardwood floors has an eight-amp motor that relies on suction to pick up the dust, food and particles. It includes both a crevice tool and an extension wand to help clean corners and edges.

This vacuum comes with a seven-year warranty on the motor and casing, which surpasses the warranty lengths of all the other hardwood floor vacuums in our review. The other parts of the vacuum are covered one year from the purchase date. With warranties this long, you can rely on the motor to last. If you need to contact Miele, the company provides an email and phone number on its website. You also can schedule service repairs on the website.


The Miele S194 Quickstep hardwood floor vacuum not only has the capability to clean different floor types without hurting them, but you also can adjust the vacuum into four different stick and handheld vacuums. While the machine lacks a brush-roll shut off, its design and features ensure that you can vacuum hardwood, tile, rugs and carpets.

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