After I learned so much about Miele in Princeton, I came home and was literally itching to clean my entire house. I wanted to clean like I never had before – but I didn’t. After learning about the Pure Air technology that Miele uses, I was so grossed out by my old crappy vacuum. I know that sounds silly, but it’s 100% true! I realized just how much dirt I was kicking up into my house, and how that dirt is settling into my lungs every time I vacuum. It had that “vacuum smell” – you know what I’m talking about. I always had to try to burn a candle after I cleaned to get rid of that smell.
Needless to say, I was *thrilled* the day that my new Miele vacuum arrived on my front porch. I texted my husband and told him, “IT’S HERE!!!” He didn’t even have to ask what “it” was – I had been talking about how excited I was to get it that he knew right away! (of course I had to share the news on my Instagram as well)
He helped me take it out of the box, and actually tried to turn it on before I literally jumped between him and the vacuum and said “NOOO!” I would NOT let him be the first to use it! I didn’t bother reading the manual before I used it for the first time (don’t worry – I’ll work on reading it soon!) but it was so easy to just switch on & off and begin the fun! (Please don’t judge me because this is my idea of fun – ha!)
First impressions (of the S7 upright model):
*It’s sleek. Is that silly? I love that it’s black and shiny. Maybe it’s because I’m a girl and looks matter to me for things in my home…but I really like how it looks
*I LOVE the thumb controls. It’s super easy to flick the vacuum on & off, and my FAVORITE part is how easy it is to switch from carpet to floor. Since our whole downstairs area is hardwood with area rugs, this is a huge plus for me.
*The “menu” is made so you can see it while you’re holding the vacuum. You don’t have to stand in front of it – the controls are just staring up at you. It’s these little things that make a big difference.
*It swivels- and that’s amazing. Maybe one of my favorite features of this vacuum! It’s super easy to twist your wrist slightly to maneuver the vacuum. Here’s just a 5 second demo:
*It’s heavy. I knew this before I got it, and was totally OK with this. I don’t have to push it hard at all, so that’s great. It actually feels like it’s self-propelling when you’re pushing it. But bringing it upstairs might be harder than some lighter weight vacuums. They told when we went to Miele that they didn’t go into business to design the lightest vacuums, but the best vacuums. If they would make it lighter, it wouldn’t be able to clean as well as it does.
*It cleans SO WELL. Seriously. I’ve never had such an awesome vacuum. Again, I know it’s a little silly to rave about it, but these things make my life so much easier! Since I’m usually vacuuming like this, it’s SO helpful that I don’t have to vacuum over spaces multiple times. Once and done!
*Funny added bonus- Isaac loves it. Buckley continues to hate vacuums of any brand, but Isaac gets put in a trance when I vacuum. It’s so cute!
So – I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m loving my Miele. I can’t wait to continue using it and sharing more about what I’ve learned next month!
Do your kids love vacuums? Does your dog hate them too? Which of these features sounds the best to you?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.