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Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum, Lotus White

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Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum, Lotus White

Product Features

  • Classic combination rug and floor tool
  • Air clean filter
  • 29.5 Foot operating radius
  • Rotary dial speed control

Product Description

Miele’s classic c1 Olympus vacuum cleaner features a classic FiberTeQ floor tool ideal for cleaning low-pile carpeting, rugs and smooth flooring. The classic FiberTeQ allows the user to easily transition from carpet to smooth flooring with a flip of the toggle switch. The Olympus features a telescopic, stainless steel wand and long electrical cord with automatic rewind for a total cleaning radius of 29.5 Feet. Other conveniences include three accessories – a dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle – held in place by a VarioClip.

List Price: $ 369.00

Savings: 40

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Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Carpet need not apply, March 8, 2015

This review is from: Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum, Lotus White (Misc.)
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
I’ll be honest off the bat; my experience with vacuum cleaners is limited. I mean I’m a crusty old biker with long hair so have had to vacuum up my own fallen locks with many different types of vacuum cleaners over the years. So I have used vacuum cleaners! I just couldn’t scientifically say what makes one better than another.

I’ve got a feeling your home layout and style will dictate the value of this vac and not the price or design of it. After unpacking it – it comes in a surprisingly small fairly lightweight box – I had it together in no time and was ready to give it a testing.

I am more used to uprights and my recent Hoover upright, which costs a third of this one, doesn’t need bags… But boy does than cylinder receptacle get dusty and dirty. Bag less may be the way forward, but I often create as much mess emptying it and cleaning it as I do cleaning the house. So whilst this unit takes bags, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

So I’m dragging this little R2D2 thing around and I’m actually surprised at how easy it was over an upright to maneuver. I could reach tonnes of places my upright cannot without connecting the hose; I got under the cabinets, on the sofa, under coffee tables etc all without changing or unclipping anything. I could totally see the benefit of a suitcase vac over an upright and that was a surprise. I think I finished in literally half the time. Plus no messy cylinder to empty out.

After going over my hardwood floors and tile, trying the various attachments I hit the button to retract the cable and thought that is was a job very well done. So off I head to a friends house to test it there and that’s where a creeping doubt came in as to whether this is a five star product.

You see, I ONLY have hardwood, vinyl and tile floors. And it’s very clear upon putting this to use in thick carpet that it’s simply not designed for it. After reading the other reviews here apparently the vac needs a "beater bar" which I assuming is the car wash style roller most vacs have. Well this was doesn’t have one and it simply doesn’t work well on thick hair-embedded carpet as I found out.

So before I slapped three or four stars on the review and went about my day I read the PR and promo text that advertises this. It does say it works on carpet but it’s very specific about only thin carpet. In fact after perusing the blurb I would say that this is very obviously aimed at house with tile and wood only. If you have a carpeted atrium or just a patch here and there then it’s okay. But a fully carpeted house – well my advice is to look elsewhere.

So I’ve decide on five stars as I believe this vac does everything it’s supposed to and is as advertised and does it all brilliantly. If you have a house with lots of hardwood and tile then THIS is a great buy.


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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not a Big Qui, Miele!, February 18, 2015
This review is from: Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum, Lotus White (Misc.)
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
I’ve always respected the Miele Brand and coveted them. I could never afford to justify a purchase of one. When I received this Vine offering I was thrilled and honored to give this Classic C1 a test run. It was exciting to open the box, the machine is very lightweight and from the picture on the outside it looks like it comes in fun colors.

First thing to know is that it is a BAG Vacuum, meaning that if you are used to bagless ones, you will have to purchase Miele bags for this specific model. Putting it together is pretty intuitive, if you are reading THIS instead of your instructions then you put the hose in first (either end is fine they will snap into place), then the Plastic "Hook Shaped" nozzle and then the Stainless Steel "pole" where the attachments will snap.

I had a carpet with a few days worth of cat hair on it (if Amazon lets me post the pics, then you’ll see Gabe’s tail) so I put on the wide carpet and hard wood attachment. The Miele uses a lot of symbols that you kinda have to memorize like "Curtains", "Furniture", "Hardwood", "Pile" and a couple of others.

The Electric cord pulls from the back and is retractable by the press of a button on the rear of the machine, it’s a substantial length and combined with the hose does let you roam about in a 29 foot radius. The ON switch is on the opposite side of the cord retraction button. When I turned on the Vacuum I had to look twice it was so delightfully quiet! So I started on the rug (that is hopefully pictured) and to my surprise immediately noticed that there are NO BEATER BARS!

I took another look in the box because I noticed that the cat hair wasn’t going into the vacuum, it was sticking to the velcro like red strip (you know, the kind they use on those "miracle" lint brushes). I kept hoping I was doing something wrong because I was going over the same spot 5 to 8 times and hair would just stick to the strip. When I was done with a 2foot wide 6ft long strip of carpet I looked at the end and was really impressed with the amount of hair but Depressed with the fact that I had to work so hard for it.

It doesn’t seem to roll on carpet very easily. There are wheels on the back of the bar suggesting that it you put pressure on that part it will be easier to push, and it was, but it was already too much for me. Rolling it to the hardwood floor was easier for sure and the machine is light as can be so it followed me around perfectly.

The curtain speed was a little low for me but it is a great use of a canister vac – that and stairs and the stairs are carpeted and again, took work.

I think at this price range this little guy needs a serious beating – er beater bar. They help bring up the dirt and more than that they help pull the arm on carpet. I really wanted more for the price, if it were 150 dollars cheaper (considering you have bags to buy) I’d reconsider adding that fourth star but at this price, It should help me more.


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Designed For and Excels on — Hard Floors, February 28, 2015
Scott Bright “scottypotty” (Grayslake, IL USA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Miele Classic C1 Olympus Canister Vacuum, Lotus White (Misc.)
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
This model was a change for me. I am used to bag-less upright vacuums with motorized spinning brushes. The C1 is a throwback to the models I remember from when I was a kid. We had a canister vacuum to get to places that the upright could not. The first thing I noticed was how light this unit is. It’s well built and mostly plastic. It assembles very easily. It has an easy to hold handle to carry it around. The wheels on the bottom let it follow along almost effortlessly. I found the self retracting cord to be long enough and very convenient.

I put this unit to use all over the house. It is very easy to maneuver around and under things that the larger upright vacuums can not. It did amazingly well on hard floors. It got under my counters and around furniture with ease. Before this I had to sweep our hard floors because none of our other vacuums do hard floors very well. On area rugs it did well. It doesn’t suck the rug up at the edges like my other ones do. To switch from rugs to bar floors there is a switch on the brush head you toggle with your foot. Very easy. I found the C1 does very well on my carpeted stairs. It was easy to carry along and cleaned the carpet well.

Finally I did a carpeted room. It has low to medium pile. Without the spinning brush, the C1 does not do as well as the uprights.

****My conclusion is that this model with its 11 inch floor brush and no motorized brush is not designed for large areas of carpet. So make sure you are buying it to do what it was designed to do.

C1 Strengths:
– Hard floors, rugs, furniture and curtains
– Air filtration
– Low Noise and Variable motor
– Ease of use and mobility

Major Points to Consider:
– No motorized or beater brush. This means it does not do as well on carpets. Does pretty well on rugs.
– Does really well on hard floors. Floor brush fits in all sorts of places.
– Takes bags and two extra filters for it’s clean air system.
– Cost

– Light. Pulls along very easily.
– Self retracting cord is very nice.
– Low noise
– Variable adjustable motor for varying levels of power.
– Well built
– Air inlet valve to reduce suction when needed
– Floor brush has low profile and gets under things easily
– Very nice for stairs


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