Miele vs Dyson – And The Best Vacuum For 2019 Is?

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Miele vs Dyson – And The Best Vacuum For 2019 Is?

Two respected brands. A whole load of vacuum cleaners. Only one can be victorious. We are putting Miele and Dyson head to head to see which company creates the best vacuum cleaner.

They both have an equally good reputation, although there are some that might argue Miele’s were made to last longer.

It’s already obvious which brand will win some sections, but there are others that might just surprise you. Personally, I have favourites from both, so I was pretty excited to really get down and write this Miele vs Dyson comparison guide. 

More About Miele

Before we get into the comparison side of things, how about a little more detail about each of these companies? We’ll start with Miele.

They are known for their corded and bagged vacuum cleaners, which provide a whole load of power for a pretty reasonable price. The C3 range is probably their most popular, because it generates a huge amount of suction while remaining lightweight and easy to handle.

This is especially true for the pet model, which can really work out all that stubborn hair and fluff. However, the newer CX1 line is also very popular for its Vortex technology, which creates better suction that lasts even when it is starting to get full.

It also picks up more dust and debris, making it a clear winner for many fans of the brand. Best of all for many is it's a bagless vacuum. You will certainly see these lines in the coming comparisons.

More About Dyson

What about Dyson? That classic brand that revolutionised the way we clean. Unlike Miele, they were designed to be a bagless vacuum; instead using a clear canister that fills up with debris and can be emptied over the bin. 

It saves time and money, as well as waste from the used bag. Their upright corded models became a household name, and the Ball technology that was later invented made handling an absolute dream; there’s nothing like it.

However, they now focus solely on cordless models, with no new corded vacuum cleaners being designed and released. Bad business move? We have yet to see.

They certainly create some of the most powerful cordless vacuums on the market, with the V8 being the most popular of these. However, the release of the V11 has me wondering how long it will be until this one soars to the top. Again, you’ll see both of these models featured in the coming sections.

A Quick Comparison Rundown

To keep you prepared and in the loop, here’s a quick rundown of how this comparison piece is going to work. First, you will find that each of the models is in their own sections, like so:

To keep you prepared and in the loop, here’s a quick rundown of how this comparison piece is going to work. First, you will find that each of the models is in their own sections, like so:

  • Cylinder
  • Upright
  • Cordless
  • Robot
  • Pet

There will be one model from each brand in these sections, and I will take you through the pros and cons of each, as well as a quick conclusion to show you which one came out on top.

You’ll also find that there are helpful links, product specs, and prices so that you can explore your options for your future machine. Miele and Dyson have many similarities, as well as a few differences, and I have made sure to choose models that are equally matched in the cleaning world.

Here are the models I will be using today:

  • Miele Blizzard CX1 PowerLine vs Dyson Big Ball Multi-Floor 2
  • Miele Compact C2 PowerLine vs Dyson Light Ball Multi-Floor
  • Miele (N/A) vs Dyson V11
  • Miele Scout RX2 vs Dyson 360 Eye
  • Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog vs Dyson V8 Animal

Miele vs Dyson: Cylinder

Product Name

Miele Blizzard CX1 PowerLine

Cord Length

7.5m

6.6m

Suction Power

170aw

170aw

Capacity

2L

1.8L

Weight

8.45

7.5kg

Filter

AirClean

HEPA

Warranty

5 years

5 years

Miele Blizzard CX1 PowerLine

This is one of the few bagless vacuum cleaners that Miele have produced, and it has proved to be one of their best.

New technology means that suction remains constant, even when the bag is filling up, and you know you can rely on it to clean up any mess in your home. Suited to all floor types and with a load of accessories, what more could you ask for?

Features

  • Sleek and compact design
  • Vortex technology for better airflow
  • Bagless cleaning
  • Easy dust canister emptying
  • AirClean filtration system
  • Self-cleaning dust filter
  • Long cord and cleaning radius
  • Telescopic wand for floor to ceiling cleaning
  • Great for capturing dust and debris

The Good

  • Powerful suction that really lifts the carpet to get it clean.
  • Vortex technology means that suction is not lost, even when the bin starts getting full.
  • There is a brilliant bin capacity, nice and large, as well as being easy to empty.
  • Variable controls for different surfaces and situations.
  • Flooring controls on the head of the vacuum that can be switched with your foot.
  • Comes with three accessories to make cleaning easier; crevice, upholstery, dusting brush.
  • Easy stair cleaning thanks to the large cleaning radius and hose/wand length.
  • Good filtration system that helps keep dust inside and away from the air you breathe.

The Not So Good

  • The filtration system is not quite good enough for those with asthma and allergies
  • It can be a little heavy to lift when compared to other models.
  • The powerful suction can make it a little difficult to push across carpets.
  • It can get clogged easily, which would suggest the cyclone technology needs improvement.

Video

To learn more about this hoover and really see it in action, why not check out this video review from one of our favourites?

Dyson Big Ball Multi-Floor 2

Cyclonic vacuum cleaners have never been easier to use, with ball technology that makes zooming around the home a quicker task. Using the classic cyclonic technology that Dyson is famous for, fade-free suction is guaranteed without clogging up the shroud.

The included HEPA filters aren’t just good news for allergy and asthma sufferers either; they are completely washable for convenience.

Features

  • Picks itself up when knocked over
  • New ball technology for easy handling
  • Compact design for easy storage
  • Bagless cleaning
  • HEPA filter for asthma and allergies
  • Cyclonic technology for unfailing suction
  • Tool storage inside the actual ball of the vacuum cleaner
  • Telescopic wand for floor to ceiling cleaning
  • Quiet running

The Good

  • Powerful suction means that the floor gets a deep and thorough clean.
  • The cyclonic technology means that suction is constant, even when it starts filling up.
  • The large bin capacity means that emptying it is less frequently needed, and it is also hygienic to prevent dust from spreading everywhere once opened.
  • HEPA filtration system means that those with asthma and allergies are protected from dust and other allergens.
  • The main floorhead can be used across all floor types, and it adjusts itself automatically when it encounters a change in surface.
  • It comes with great tools and accessories to ensure that your home is kept clean, and they can be attached to the wand for easy floor to ceiling cleaning.
  • The rotating wand handle makes handling easier than ever before, so you can reach those corners faster and with greater efficiency.

The Not So Good

  • It is a little bulky to lift, which makes it more difficult to clean stairs with.
  • Not suitable for homes with pets, as cannot pick up animal hair very well at all.
  • Difficult to push this model when it is on the most powerful setting.

Miele Vs Dyson Cylinder Vacuum Overview

So, which of these models is the best? It is clear that Dyson wins in terms of cyclonic technology, but the suction on a Miele vacuum could be seen as better because it is not as difficult to push the machine on the maximum setting.

It still does a great suction job as well, which shows that the tech is spot on in that regard. However, the winner for this particular test is Dyson.

Winner : Dyson Ball Animal 2

Why? Well, a lot of it comes down to the advanced filtration system. Dyson is safe for allergy and asthma sufferers, whereas this Miele vacuum model is not.

The Dyson is also far less likely to get clogged because of the advanced technology, and it has better storage and overall design when compared to the Miele. Don’t get me wrong, though; the Miele vacuum is still a solid choice to make.

Miele vs Dyson: Upright


Cord Length

7.5m

9.4m

Suction Power

100aw

90aw

Capacity

3.5L

1.6L

Weight

6.5kg

6.9kg

Filter

AirClean Plus

HEPA

Warranty

5 years

5 years

Miele Compact C2 PowerLine

Efficient and powerful, it is one of the best vacuum cleaners out there for suction and cleaning ability. With a compact design that was made to make the most of your space, it really does cater to your most pressing needs.

Lightweight and easy to use, cleaning just became a much easier task. Plus, the improved filtration system makes it that much better.

Features

  • Compact and lightweight for easy storage
  • Large capacity bags
  • Advanced filtration system
  • Massive operating radius
  • Tool storage and cable rewind
  • Telescopic wand for floor to ceiling cleaning
  • Quiet running

The Good

  • The powerful suction means that dirt and grim are picked up effortlessly.
  • The fact that it uses bags means that there is a larger capacity overall, and also that the dirt and dust are kept sealed away for those with asthma and allergies.
  • The bag is easy to change, and can be done quickly without getting debris all over the floor.
  • The new filtration system is better than some of the other Miele models, which means cleaner air while vacuuming.
  • It can be used across all floor types, and there are suction controls to ensure that you have the right power for the surface you are on.
  • The tools and accessories are fantastic for getting a deeper clean, and they are also stored away easily when not in use.
  • The park and locking system makes taking a break easier, as well as packing it away. However, they also enhance the cleaning experience to make life just a bit simpler.  

The Not So Good

  • It can be a little difficult to carry up the stairs and try to balance while you clean.
  • It is not ideal for homes with pets because it doesn’t quite have the power to tackle their fur.
  • The bags do cost additional money, and they can fill up quite quickly.

Video

Visual representations are important, which is why I have this great video on the Miele Compact C2 PowerLine for you to watch. It’s quick, but it shows you everything you need to know.

Dyson Light Ball Multi-Floor

Relatively new on the scene, this Dyson vac really brings back the upright vacuum look and feel. With ball technology for easy handling and a brilliant selection of attachments, there isn’t much that this model isn’t able to tackle. 

Made to be light, and ready for action, it’s the kind of upright vacuum  that isn’t limited to part of your home; it can do the whole thing.

Features

  • Ball technology for easy handling
  • Lightweight design to make cleaning easier
  • Compact and easy to store away
  • On-board tool storage
  • Bagless cleaning
  • HEPA filter for asthma and allergies
  • Variable suction control
  • Telescopic wand for floor to ceiling cleaning
  • Quiet running (compared to older models)

The Good

  • Powerful suction means that the floor gets a deep and thorough clean.
  • The fade-free suction means that as the dust canister fills, the suction will not decrease so that you can vacuum for as long as possible.
  • It has a good bin capacity as well so that it does not need to be emptied as frequently, and the actual emptying process is really simple with very little mess.
  • Those with asthma and allergies can benefit from full protection thanks to the HEPA filtration system found in all Dyson vacuum cleaners.
  • It’s perfect for use on all floor types, and the variable suction controls mean that you can adjust things according to the surface you are currently cleaning.
  • The tools that it comes with can be stored on the machine, and they have also been designed to make cleaning a simpler and less stressful task.
  • The cyclonic technology means that the airflow is increased and more concentrated to capture dust and dirt more effectively.

The Not So Good

  • The hose does not quite reach the top of the average flight of stairs, so lifting it is required.
  • It does a decent job on pet hair, but would still not be recommended for a home with pets.
  • The hose design is awkward and can result in it falling over if pulled too much.

Video

I’m bringing you another video from my favourite vacuum cleaner YouTuber, and I hope that you find it as enjoyable as I did. Getting a physical look at how everything works are important, and it’s well worth the watch.

Comparison Overview

Which of these models came out on top? It’s not an easy one because they both have some great pros as well as a few cons.

The Miele has a bit more suction power than the Dyson, but the latter of these is also more effective on things like pet hair and also benefits from fade-free suction. The Dyson also uses cyclonic technology and is exceptionally compact with regards to storage.

Winner: Miele Compact C2 Powerline

However, the Miele is lighter and also uses bags; perfect for keeping dust and debris away. I would have to say that the Miele wins this round, purely because it is easier to use and handle, but also because it has a greater number of useful features. 


The capacity is also much larger because it uses bags, and the whole system is just more compact and easier to pack away.

Miele vs Dyson: Cordless


MIELE - N/A

Battery Life

-

60 mins (eco)

Charge Time

-

4.5 hours

Capacity

-

0.7L

Weight

-

3kg

Filter

-

HEPA

Warranty

-

5 years

Miele doesn’t actually have a cordless vacuum Though they do have one coming out later this year which i cant wait to test. Therefore, Dyson is the automatic winner here. The only thing close to a cordless model is the robot vacuum, which I will be looking at in more detail in the next section. 

Winner: Dyson v11 Cordless Vacuum

So, please enjoy the detailed look at the Dyson cordless model that I have chosen below; it’s an excellent one to go with.

Dyson V11 Absolute

Features

  • Powerful suction
  • Excellent battery life and charge period
  • Slim and compact design
  • Handheld cleaning mode
  • Bagless cleaning
  • HEPA filter for asthma and allergies
  • Tools and accessories to make cleaning easier
  • Telescopic wand for floor to ceiling cleaning

The Good

  • Powerful suction that can keep the floor looking its best, even with pet hair.
  • Fade-free suction that goes on even when the canister starts filling up.
  • An easy to empty dust canister that means less mess and quicker emptying times.
  • Can be charged on a wall mount or on the floor, and there are three power levels so that you can take full control over the way your home is vacuumed.
  • HEPA filtration system means that those with asthma and allergies are much less likely to have a reaction. Plus, they are completely washable.
  • It works across all floor types for a thorough clean that will keep your home looking and feeling amazing.
  • Transforms into a handheld for stairs and furniture to make things easier for you. The process is quick and effortless.
  • The tools clip on easily for quick cleaning that can reach every single corner. Floor to ceiling cleaning can also be achieved with this.

The Not So Good

  • It is really expensive, and it can be quite an investment to make.
  • The battery life for the boost mode is not very long (approx. 15 minutes).
  • The main body of the machine is actually quite heavy.

Video

Back with my favourite YouTuber for some more demonstrations. Check it out and get a feel for how this machine works around the home.

Miele Vs. Dyson: Robot


Battery Life

60 minutes

45 minutes

Charge Time

2.5 hours

2.5 hours

Capacity

0.5L

0.3L

Weight

3kg

2.5kg

Filter

AirClean Plus

HEPA

Warranty

5 years

5 years

Miele Scout RX2

This Robot is the beginning of the Miele cordless revolution. They may not have a mainline cordless, but this robotic model shows just what they are capable of in the area.

It’s packed with fantastic additional features, like corner brushes and app controls, that will make vacuuming by hand a thing of the past. Lead a busy life? Check out the Miele Scout RX2.

Features

  • Can cope with all floor types
  • 3D sensor technology to minimise crashing
  • Mobile controls
  • Compact design
  • Returns to docking station automatically to recharge
  • Long battery life and short charging period
  • Full of little extras for thorough cleaning
  • 5 operating modes
  • Quiet running

The Good

  • Great suction that gives a brilliant daily clean so that you can stay on top of things.
  • A decent bin capacity so that you can empty it each day without worrying about it overfilling.
  • There is a good filtration system to prevent dust from being pushed back into the room.
  • It is capable of covering all floor types so that you can leave it to run without wondering if it will do a good job. It can even slide under some furniture.
  • There are special brushes that clean right up to the edge of the walls, including the skirting. This ensures that nothing is missed.
  • You can control it with your phone so that it vacuums whenever you need it to. No more worrying about last minute company. You can even use the built-in camera to see through its eyes while it moves.
  • There are five operating modes so that you can choose the one that suits you, your home, and the situation at hand.

The Not So Good

  • It can’t clean stairs, and it is not able to climb small steps, so you will need a separate cleaner for this.
  • Only suitable for homes with pets that shed minimally and if the vacuum runs every day.
  • The price is very high, which means you will be making an investment in this vacuum cleaner.

Video

Just to give you a clear idea of the Miele robot vacuum and the way it works, why not check out this quick video that goes over the features, pros, and cons in record time.

Dyson 360 Eye

One of the most revolutionary robot vacuum cleaners out there, the Dyson 360 Eye really opened the doors to more advanced models.

The incredible suction matched with the additional tools that help make cleaning a better experience is just part of the reason you can trust this model to actually look after your home when you are out at work or just hanging with friends.

Features

  • Powerful suction
  • Good running time and short charge period
  • Sturdy build
  • Bagless cleaning
  • HEPA filter for asthma and allergies
  • Can be controlled using your mobile phone
  • Additional brushes for corner cleaning
  • Smart navigation technology
  • Quiet running

The Good

  • Powerful suction that is twice that of any robot vacuum (according to Dyson).
  • Uses cyclonic technology to keep the air focused and to ensure that there is no suction fading as the bin begins to fill up.
  • It has a decent capacity for a robot vacuum, and it is easy to empty after use for minimal hassle.
  • The HEPA filter means that it is ideal for those with asthma and allergies; it can also be washed.
  • It can be used across all floor types, and has additional brushes to ensure that every corner of the home is reached.
  • You can control it with your phone, and when it has finished cleaning it will automatically return to the docking station to recharge. It even sends you notifications.
  • The eye camera on the top has a 360 view for the best mapping possible as well as cleaning that involves as little crashing as possible.

The Not So Good

  • Too bulky to fit under furniture, and it is much taller than other robot vacuums.
  • Cannot clean stairs or go up/down steps so would be a companion for a regular vacuum.
  • Not suitable for homes with pets as it cannot collect all the hair.
  • It has a high price tag, and would certainly require some saving.It has a high price tag, and would certainly require some saving.

Video

Here’s a quick video that demonstrates this Dyson robot vac, as well as what makes it great, what could be improved, and some of the most important key features.

Miele Vs Dyson Robot Vacuum Comparison 

Which of these vacuum cleaners comes out on top? Both robot models have a good share of pros and cons, and it is important to remember that none of them is able to tackle stairs or steps.

Both models have great suction, but it could be argued that Dyson’s is better due to the cyclonic technology included. It also has a better navigation system that makes things more efficient.

Winner: Miele Scout RX2

However, Miele has a longer running time and a larger bin capacity. It is also slimmer, and so can reach right under furniture. Personally, Miele wins this round for me because it is more versatile in terms of cleaning power. Others may disagree

The Dyson might have more suction, but the Miele is able to go for longer and reach places that the 360 Eye simple cannot.

Miele vs Dyson: Pet Vacuum


Cord Length/Battery

8.5 Meters

6.5 Meters

Suction Power

170aw

180aw

Capacity

4.5L

1.8L

Weight

7.2kg

7.5kg

Filter

Active AirClean

HEPA

Warranty

5 years

5 years

Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog

It takes a specific kind of vacuum cleaner to really tackle the beast known as pet hair. The Complete C3 Cat and Dog from Miele have been designed to do just this, with exceptional suction and loads of great features that make picking up hair a breeze.

Whether you have one pet or a whole load of them, there is no way their hair will be able to outlast the power of the Miele C3.

Features

  • Powerful suction
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Internal tool storage for convenience
  • Uses vacuum bags
  • Great filtration system
  • Two floorheads to make cleaning easier
  • Telescopic wand for floor to ceiling cleaning
  • Bumper strip to protect furniture and walls

The Good

  • Powerful suction ensures a deep and thoroughly clean throughout the home. Designed for pets, there is nothing it can’t handle.
  • Two floorheads so that you can tackle regular dirt, as well as pet hair and debris that has been brought in from outside.
  • Large bag capacity so that you can keep vacuuming for longer periods of time. The bags are sealed to prevent dust and debris from spewing out. There is even a bag replacement light.
  • There is an 11-stage filtration system to ensure that those with asthma and allergies have a low risk of reaction, and also to keep the air in the home clean.
  • It works across all floor types, and also comes with a second head to help you tackle pet hair as well as hard to reach areas.
  • There is a fantastic range of tools, all of which are stored inside of the machine to keep it all tidy. This makes it even more compact and easy to store away.
  • It is really lightweight to make handling easier so that you can slide it through the home with minimal effort and maximum suction power.

The Not So Good

  • Lifting it can be a little tricky when you are going up the stairs, so this is often awkward.
  • The price is a little high compared to other Miele models.
  • The bag replacement indicator is not always accurate.

Video

Here is a fantastically detailed video for the Miele C3 Cat and Dog that you can take a look at. After all, taking a look at the way things run and move around the home can really open your eyes and give you a good idea as to whether or not it will work for you.

Dyson Big Ball Animal 2

One of the last corded vacuum cleaners designed by Dyson, the Big Ball Animal 2 is a glorious way for the line to end. Powerful and perfect for homes with pets, it brings the very best of Dyson’s technology together to create an incredible vacuum cleaner that provides more than impressive results.

For pet hair and thorough cleaning, it’s one of the best.

Features

  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Long hose and cord for excellent reach
  • Works across all floor types
  • Bagless cleaning with large capacity
  • HEPA filter for asthma and allergies
  • Cyclonic technology for fade-free suction
  • On-board tool storage for convenience
  • Wide selection of attachments
  • Very quiet running

The Good

  • Exceptionally powerful suction that is tough on dirt and embedded hair.
  • It uses cyclonic technology to ensure fade-free suction, even when the dust bin is filling up.
  • The ball technology means that knocking the vacuum cleaner over is a thing of the past, and also makes dragging it along behind you and turning corners a much smoother experience.
  • The main floorhead uses rotating brushes for effective cleaning and hair removal. It also comes with a pneumatic floorhead that is absolutely perfect for use on hard floors.
  • There are loads of great accessories to make cleaning easier, including a classic crevice tool and dusting brush. Additionally, you can store these tools on the vacuum cleaner so that they are always there when you need them most.
  • HEPA filtration system means that those with asthma and allergies are protected from potential allergic reactions. A sealed system means little to no air is able to escape either.
  • The tangle-free turbo pet tool means that there is no chance for hair and fluff to make itself at home. It’s ideal for stubborn dirt as well, clearing the area to ensure your floors get back to looking perfect.
  • It’s lovely and light for a cylinder vacuum cleaner, and has no trouble at all picking up large and chunky debris that other vacuums might struggle with.

The Not So Good

  • It can be a little tough to push on carpets because of the powerful suction.
  • It can be a little tricky to clean the stairs.
  • Emptying this vacuum cleaner can be a little clunky and fiddly at first.

Video

Here is a great video on the Dyson Big Ball Animal 2, showing you why we chose such a fantastic model of a vacuum cleaner. Take a look and see how it works around the home, as well as the features that make it so good. Why not take a look at smartvacuums to see what the best dyson vacuum cleaner is. 

Comparison Overview

Which one of these is the best pet vacuum? As always, a lot of it depends on you because they both have great features that cannot be ignored. 

The Dyson is fantastic at dealing with pet hair on all surfaces, has great suctions and ideal if you have a mix of carpets and hard floors as it transitions really well between surfaces. Thanks to the sealed system and hepa filtration, your totally covered if you suffer from allergies.

However, the Miele also has plenty to offer ( Its £70 cheaper to start with ) It has equally as good pick up as the Dyson, had better pick up around skirting board edges, has a larger bin capacity and a longer overall reach, so if you have long tall stairs to tackle this could be your pick. 

To Conclude

I hope that you have found this comparison guide both detailed and informative, and that is has helped you in your search for a new vacuum cleaner.

Both brands have plenty of amazing aspects, and ones that you will find you cannot live without, but which one is best? Which one should you buy?

Miele is the clear winner here for me. It did not win every category, but it certainly won most of them. Dyson has its advantages, and there is no doubt that it is a fantastic brand, but it doesn’t quite measure up to the Miele vacuums.

If you want a corded wonder that can deal with absolutely every situation, Miele is the one for you. Superior in almost every way, it will give your home the clean it not only needs, but also deserves.

What did you think of my Miele vs Dyson comparison guide? Did it hit the mark, or are you still left with questions? I love hearing from you, so make sure to leave me a message in the comment section below.

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