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Miele S 5261 CAT & DOG 5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 823 reviews of Miele S 5261 CAT & DOG 5000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and usability also get good views, but many are negative about the price.

usability, reliability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Miele S 5261 CAT & DOG 5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Miele S 5261 CAT & DOG 5000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Miele S 5261 CAT & DOG 5000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums on People really like the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Miele S5261 2200 Watt Cat and Dog Turbo Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner, RedMiele S5261 2200 Watt Cat and Dog Turbo Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner, Red

May, 2018

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Perfect for pet owners


I have an Alaskan Malamute dog with a thick double coat who sheds massive amounts. I need an all surface vacuum that is easy to use and can handle the workload. This vacuum fits the bill perfectly. It is fantastic on both carpets and hard floors. It is...

Jun, 2013

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Really really really GOOOD


sucks everything off the carpet like my 2 cats' hairs, coins, keys on my keyboard, moneys on the floor, man, I always set it to near the max power and have a cruise around my place. Suck everything up!

Mar, 2015

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Excellent machine


I was having trouble with a house full of synthetic blend carpet, the fluff and dirt were sticking to it and my vacuum could not cope. I purchased Miele cat dog and all my problems have been solved, it is doing a fantastic job, love the turbo head. I...

Jan, 2015

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Excellent Bit of Kit!


First time owner of this vacuum and it is fabulous. After owning Miele washing machines, dryers and dishwashers for many years, when it came time to replace an old vacuum, brand Miele was at the head of my list. Too many Dyson horror stories from...

Jan, 2015

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It really sucks!!!


I am on my second Miele now and absolutely love them. I had my first one for about 7 years and it is still going strong. These units are very dependable, have excellent adjustable suction and the unit is solidly built with a very sleek body design...

Nov, 2014

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Two year life span for a $500 vacuum cleaner - not so good


I loved my Cat and Dog from day one except for some problems with the on/off switch, but now it has really let me down. With just a few days to go until our two year anniversary, my Miele has lost suction and the problems I had with the on/off switch...

Nov, 2014

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A great product


After purchasing a Dyson hoover and needing to continually clean the filters and head during the hoovering i got fed up. I reviewed many brands of hoovers and decided on the cat and dog turbo. What a fantastic hoover, never misses a beat, sucks like it...

It does what it says, It hoovers

Aug, 2014

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Worth every cent used them for over 30 years!


The Mercedes.. of vacuum cleaners :) I really do not know why people bother with other ones? I work with other vacuums and they are all a pain! It would be good if they would bring out one that is bag less..but it is no big deal i use maybe 2-3 boxes a...

Handles well Suction is so good and last years!

Aug, 2014

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The best vacuum cleaner ever


After a very disappointing Electrolux vacuum (see review). I have been amazed by this Miele. I will never bother with any other brand vacuum again. With cat and dog and several long haired children the turbo brush is fantastic at picking up hair from...

Ability to remove human and pet hair from carpet. Excellent filters

Nothing that I have found. Maybe could have a longer electricity cord.

Aug, 2014

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Miele S5261


Easy to use, gets the job done, can be very quiet.

Gets very hot when the max power setting is used.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black, Blue, Grey, Stainless steel / Orange / Red / Red, Silver / Yellow
Cordless:No / Yes
Dust capacity:4.5
Dust container type:Dust bag
Electronic on/off switch: Yes
Filter:Active AirClean
Flexible hose: Yes
Motor filter:Y
Tube material:Stainless Steel
Tube parts quantity:2
Tube type:Telescopic

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230 / 230 - 240
Maximum input power:2200
Power control:Electronic
Power Requirements:230 V, 50 Hz / 50Hz, 13A
Variable power: Yes


Automatic cord rewinder: Yes
Cord Length:255.9
Dust bag full indicator: Yes
Park/storage assist: Yes
Power control:Electronic / Mechanical

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.8 x 19.2 x 8.91
Power consumption (typical):1900
Telescopic tube: Yes

Packaging Content

Brush tool: Yes
Crevice tool: Yes
Floor nozzle: Yes
Hard floor brush:Y
Turbo brush:Y
Upholstery nozzle included: Yes


Cleaning surfaces:Carpet, Hard floor
Cleaning type:Dry
Operating radius:393.7 / 472.4
Proper use:Home
Vacuum air filtering:HEPA / Miele Active AirClean
Vacuum cleaner air filtering:Active-air-clean / HEPA


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230 / 230 - 240
Maximum input power:2200
Power Requirements:50Hz, 13A
Variable power:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:17 / 21.6