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Miele S 5981

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Miele S 5981. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The reliability also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, reliability, design

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Miele S 5981 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Miele S 5981

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Miele S 5981 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, design

price, reliability, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum CleanerMiele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: AllergyBuyersClub.com (allergybuyersclub.com)

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum with Mid-sized Power brush SEB 217

 

As Miele's top-of-the-line luxury vacuum, the Capricorn is packed with convenient features for hassle-free vacuuming. We really love how you can control everything right at your fingertips. Not to mention, how easy it is to assemble the vacuum,...

The fingertip controls for suction speed, power on/off, and brush roll on/off are easy to use and conveniently located on the deluxe handle for effortless operation. The LED indicator below the controls makes it easy to know what suction speed you are...

Miele's crevice tool is not as long as we would have liked. It only offers a 4" reach where some competitors offer a full size 8" crevice tool ; Miele's dusting brush has the industry standard round design which we have found clogs easily when used on...

Consumer review by: LL Cool J (allergybuyersclub.com)

So Worth It!

 

Gulped and spent the $1200 for a vacuum cleaner ... and discovered it truly is worth it! It picks up more dirt, more efficiently, and has so many great features to make the process easier on the person doing the work. Much quieter than the Kenmore I...

heavy hose/power head

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: sophia (allergybuyersclub.com)

effective

 

A major plus for me is the positioning of controls in the handle of the Capricorn model. Most convenient is the handy pause/stop action button. i use this button every time i need to move something while i am vacuuming and only want to pause for a...

difficult to use, heavy wand and hose

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Bonbry (allergybuyersclub.com)

Great Hepa Vacuum

 

I brought this vacuum to replace another Hepa vacuum that I have had for about 10 yrs. (Different company) I needed a more powerful power brush for carpets.

cord too short, power brush keeps turning off when upright

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Animal Lover (allergybuyersclub.com)

Best Ever But. . . .

 

too much vacuum for my home! I purchased this vacuum, with the larger power brush, a couple of months ago and am more than satisfied with the purchase. The HEPA sealed feature has made a huge difference. With our other, non-sealed Miele, my husband...

reliable, effective, high quality, met my expectations, quiet, easy to use

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Animal Lover (allergybuyersclub.com)

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaners

 

too much vacuum for my home! I purchased this vacuum, with the larger power brush, a couple of months ago and am more than satisfied with the purchase. The HEPA sealed feature has made a huge difference. With our other, non-sealed Miele, my husband...

reliable, effective, high quality, met my expectations, quiet, easy to use

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: erik45 (viewpoints.com)

Miele CAPRICORN in the smoothest ,best handling vacuum we sell

 

We sell 30 plus vacuums a month in our Virginia Beach store and by far the easiest to pull around and handle is the Miele. The Simplicity is more powerfull, but if you dont have wall to wall carpet and a lot of pets you cannot go wrong with the...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: IronGirl (viewpoints.com)

Better than I imagined!

 

I bought this vacuum at the suggestion of my daughter's allergist. At first, I thought the price was way too much, regardless of what the vacuum promised to do. However, after using it for several months, I can't say enough! I can actually vacuum in...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: mikelr61 (allergybuyersclub.com)

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaners

 

Okay, so it's a bit more than the best of the other brands but once you own a Miele, you will never go back. It will certainly outlast any other brand.

high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: lynrrt (allergybuyersclub.com)

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaners

 

After weeks of deliberation, I finally broke down and ordered the Miele Capricorn. Although I still can't believe I actually spent over a thousand dollars on a vacuum cleaner - I can honestly say it was worth every penny. It's incredibly quiet, it's...

high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations

wish the cord was longer

Oct, 2010
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