PROS / The Miele S 7580 Premium Class series has high quality HEPA filtration, a gentle roller brush and a seven-year motor warranty.
CONS / It is heavier than many uprights, weighing 21 pounds, and the filters are expensive to replace.
VERDICT / This is the best upright vacuum we reviewed. It cleans tall carpeting and flat surfaces, and it is easy to maneuver throughout your home.
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The Miele S7 series gives you excellent design, durability and cleaning performance. These upright vacuum cleaners are recognized for multiple suction control settings, long power cords and a design that allows you to clean hard-to-reach places. In a world full of disposable vacuum cleaners that rarely last longer than a few years, Miele offers a seven-year warranty so you can count on them to last.
The Miele S7 series of upright vacuum cleaners has a trademarked sealed system; each compartment is lined with a rubber gasket to prevent dirty air from escaping. The HEPA filter traps and holds tiny particles and allergens that aggravate asthma, allergies and bronchitis. If you or a family member suffers from respiratory problems, you will appreciate this feature.
This vacuum cleaner series is ideal for pet lovers. The powerful brushes pick up pet hair and dander, and the sealed system ensures particles don't escape the vacuum. A charcoal filter absorbs unpleasant odors. Although we found the HEPA filters to be expensive to replace, they last for up to 50 hours of use.
The large dust bag holds 4.5 quarts, so you do not have to change it often, unlike many cleaners that require you to empty the bag after nearly every use. The bag itself is composed of nine layers of material, so even the tiniest particles are going to have difficulty escaping. Additionally, the spring-loaded dust bag seals tight when you open the door to replace the bag, so there is no exposure to the dust cloud you get with most cleaners.
What makes this one of the top vacuum cleaner series is its pre-motor filter that cleans the air that cools off the vacuum cleaner's motor. This ensures that only pure air circulates throughout the machine, which prevents clogging and prolongs the life of the motor.
The Miele S7 series has an automatic height adjustment that moves up and down for different carpet depths, transitioning easily from room to room. There is no resistance when you go from a flat surface to high pile carpet. The roller brush assembly is spring-loaded, which enables it to be flexible and adapt to different flooring heights without causing damage, and the roller brush has a separate on/off button so you can shut off the roller when you are cleaning hard wood floors.
The soft roller brush gently separates carpet fibers and powerfully lifts embedded dirt. Many cleaners use rollers with hard plastic bristles that pound your carpet, causing damage and wear. This vacuum, while effectively removing dirt and other particles, is easy on all surfaces.
The Miele S7 series offers four to six electronic suction control settings, depending on the model, and you can adjust the settings with the push of a button. You can increase or lower the suction power depending on the kind of surface you are cleaning. If you want to eliminate the guesswork, you can use the Intelligent Automatic setting that adjusts the power level automatically. Some models have convenient electric controls. Miele also offers machines in this series with manual controls, which brings the cost of the vacuum down somewhat.
These vacuums operate using two motors. A 1,200-watt Vortex Motor runs the actual cleaning system, while a secondary motor runs the vacuum's roller brush at 4,800 rpm. These cleaners have a motor protection indicator. The indicator automatically shuts off the roller brush and turns on a red light if there is a blockage. In addition, an auto-setting indicator reminds you to check the filter bag after 50 hours. It also has an auto-shutoff feature so that if you run over a sock, the machine will turn off. This feature is vital for preventing the machine from overheating and ensures the longevity of the motor.
The 39-foot power cord lets you clean large spaces and go from room to room without the hassle of switching electrical outlets. The length of the power cord, combined with the suction hose and telescopic wand, gives you an extra-long 54-foot operating radius.
These machines are heavier than most and weigh 21 pounds, but with a well-engineered design, you hardly notice. They come with a patented SwivelNeck design that allows for steering in all directions and runs with rubber front wheels that rotate 360 degrees. If you accidentally bump into the wall, you will not leave a mark. The machines have a row of LED headlights that illuminate your cleaning path so you do not miss any spots, especially when cleaning under your bed or in dark closets.
The Miele negotiates furniture and reaches places that most vacuum cleaners can't. You will be impressed with this machine's ability to lie down flat to the floor. You can maneuver it under the coffee table and bed when the vacuum is reclined, and the innovative base assembly makes it easy to push because it carries the majority of weight for you. It has a built-in carry handle so you can lift it upstairs.
The Miele brings hard-to-clean places within your reach. The hose and telescopic wand combined give you a 15-foot stretch. You will also get a crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery brush. The tools attach to the back of the machine so you do not lose them, and you do not have to bend over to reach them.
Miele has telephone numbers and email contact information on its website. With service centers in most major cities, local customer service is available when you need it. Although there is no live chat service, we found it easy to reach a live agent via telephone. The Miele S cleaner is covered by a seven-year motor warranty and a two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.
The Miele S7 series offers the best upright vacuum cleaners. With excellent filtration capabilities, these cleaners are ideal if you or someone in your family suffers with respiratory problems or if you have pets. Because they are easy to maneuver and recline to the floor, you can clean under beds and coffee tables easily. Miele's machines are tough on embedded dirt while being gentle on expensive carpeting.