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.
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