Miele Compact C2 Electro+
Avg. consumer rating = 90/100
The marine blue Miele Compact C2 Electro+ is a lightweight, bagless canister vacuum that is capable on all manner of flooring - from smooth surfaces to low, medium, and even deep pile carpet. This is a great all-rounder machine that is manufactured in Germany. Owners really like the powerful suction, the low noise output, and the top-notch air filtration capabilities. However, the carpet cleaner head is a little on the bulky side, and the tools, which are attached via a clip to the hose, can sometimes get knocked off.
|Best for...||Hard Floors & Low/Medium/High Pile Carpet|
|Pet Hair Features||No|
|Approx. Weight||Canister approx 10 lbs|
|HEPA Level Filtration||Yes|
|Power Cord Length||20 feet|
|Motor Driven Brushroll||Yes|
|Warranty||1 Year P&L, 7 Years motor/housing|
A total of 214 consumer ratings were found online for the Miele C2 Electro+ and when these were averaged they generated a score of 89.9 out of 100 (or about 4.5 stars out of 5). This is a good score compared to most canisters we have looked at on the site, although there are some Miele units that do score higher. You may wish to view our full list of canister vacuum ratings or our list of Miele vacuum ratings.
|Source||Consumer Rating||# Ratings|
|Amazon||4.4 stars out of 5||149|
|Bed Bath & Beyond||4.7 stars out of 5||62|
|Wayfair||5 stars out of 5||2|
|Sylvane||5 stars out of 5||1|
- Powerful suction
- Variable suction controls
- Capable on bare floors, rugs, and carpet
- Well-made, solid vacuum
- Manufactured in Germany
- Not too noisy
- Top notch air filtration
- Lightweight canister
- Carpet cleaner head feels heavy
- Hose can be stiff
- Tools do not store in vacuum canister
- It is effective at cleaning low, medium and even high pile carpet
- The vacuum canister maneuvers and tracks well behind you
- It feels like a better built canister vacuum than units from other manufacturers
- Electro+ canister vacuum
- Electrobrush cleaner head (SEB 228)
- Parquet brush cleaner head (SBB Parquet-3)
- Upholstery tool
- Crevice tool
- Dusting brush
- 1 Miele AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM dustbag
- 1 Miele AirClean filter
The dustbags (sometimes referred to as filterbags) for the Electro+ are “Miele AirClean 3D Efficiency Dust Bag, Type FJM”. The dustbags are the first stage of filtration. They are composed of 3-ply polymer fibers which capture many of the small particles suspended in the air. As a result they help to keep the pre-motor and post-motor filters clean (they therefore last longer). The dustbags have a volume of 3.5 liters and an indicator on the canister will tell you when the bag needs to be changed.
The vacuum has two filters. There is a pre-motor filter and a post-motor filter. The pre-motor filter is sometimes called a motor protection filter as it removes small particles from the air before it enters the motor. This filter is a fairly simple white electrostatic pad. The post-motor filter (which is sometimes called the exhaust filter) is a HEPA AirClean filter (HA 50). This filter meets HEPA 13 specifications which means it will capture 99.95% of all particles as small as 0.3 micrometers. Miele indicates that this filter needs to be replaced about once per year but there is actually a "Timestrip" on the filter that provides a visual indication of when the filter needs to be replaced.
The vacuum has 6 stages of suction that can be set via a rotary dial on the canister body. When you adjust the suction what you are really doing is changing the motor speed settings which simply modifies the air flow. The six available settings are as follows:
- curtains and lightweight fabrics
- upholstery and cushions
- thick pile carpets, rugs and runners
- energy saving mode, daily vacuuming with low noise level
- low pile carpets
- hard flooring and intensive cleaning of carpets
Two cleaner heads are provided with the Electro+:
The vacuum has a 33 foot operating radius. Operating radius is the popular specification reported by Miele and some people mistake this for power cord length. Operating radius includes the full reach of the vacuum from where it is plugged into the wall to the end of the cleaner head. The power cord on this vacuum is closer to 20 feet in length. The power cord is also “automatic rewind” and is activated by a button on the canister body.
Three standard tools come with the vacuum:
- Upholstery tool
- 6 inch crevice tool
- Dusting brush
This is a lightweight vacuum and the canister weighs in at about 10 lbs or so. The canister also moves very well and easily tracks behind you as you vacuum. There are three caster wheels on the underside of the canister which swivel a full 360° and are gentle on hardwood floors.
The warranty provides for 1-year on parts & labor and 7-years on the motor & casing. You can also read more about the Miele Vacuum warranty.
The manual is provided in English, French and Spanish. It covers an introduction to the vacuum, basic operations and features, maintenance, FAQ, after-sales service, warranty, etc. It is important to note that the beginning of the manual carries the statement “USE OF NON-MIELE COMPONENTS MAY VOID THE WARRANTY.” You can view the manual here: Miele Compact C2 Electro+ Manual