Whether you want a canister vacuum or an upright, the best vacuum you can buy is going to be a Miele.
The German manufacturer is known for its attention to quality and detail, and it shows on both of these high-end vacuums. They’re quiet and sturdy, and every part fits into place perfectly.
In our lab tests, the C3 Series canisters cleaned well on multiple floor types—good news if your house has carpet, hardwood, and area rugs. But what really impressed us was how easy they were to use. Pulling the vacuum around the house didn’t feel like a chore, and there was an attachment for every task. Although prices range from a lofty $649 all the way up to $1,499, the C3 makes vacuuming feel less like a chore.
If you prefer an upright, the U1 Series is as good as it gets. Quiet and straightforward, the U1 uses self-sealing bags—so you can toss dirt away without touching it. The entry-level U1 Twist starts at $449 on sale.
Miele Canister Vacuums
Miele Canister Vacuum Cleaners feature a unique electrobrush that follows the contours of your floor, automatically adjusting for different carpet depths and surface coverings, providing even, consistent suction and gentle cleaning. Miele Upright Canister Vacuum Cleaners features Miele’s AirClean Sealed System, comprized of an AirClean FilterBag and Active HEPA Filter that captures and retains 99.9+% of dirt, dust and allergens. The Jazz vacuum features a rotary dial control with four power settings that allows you to adjust the level of suction to the type of surface being cleaned. Other conveniences include three accessories, a dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle, and an LED headlight.