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Post# 517379   5/13/2011 at 08:11 (3,022 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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After twenty years it was about time to replace the old Miele Silverstar (S240). Lately the front wheel came off several times and the screw that should keep it in position keeps turning around. If I wanted to keep it, it needed a repair. Besides that, it didn't have a HEPA filter, and because I have a dustmite allergy it seemed a good reason not to have the Miele repaired.

For several years now Electrolux have been tested very good overhere. Also they have washable HEPA-filters (H13), so no need to buy new expensive filsters all the time. This vacuum is partly (70%) from recycled plastic, which seemed a good idea. And it has an energy efficient motor. It's 1000 Watt, but it has about the same suction power as it's non-efficient 2200 Watt's brothers and sisters. I don't care much about the bit of electricity saved by this motor, but the less amount of noise was very welcome. On the highest speed it produces 72dB, but on that speed the parquet brush sucks almost stuck to the floor.

Here's the first picture.





Post# 517380 , Reply# 1   5/13/2011 at 08:12 (3,022 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Here's a picture of the bells and whistles (lights and buttons).

Post# 517381 , Reply# 2   5/13/2011 at 08:13 (3,022 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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The magic tool (or should I say wand... lol)

Post# 517382 , Reply# 3   5/13/2011 at 08:14 (3,022 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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The bag

Yes, it's smaller than the one in the Miele, but that was too big for this single household anyway.


Post# 517383 , Reply# 4   5/13/2011 at 08:16 (3,022 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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The washable HEPA-13 filter.

Post# 517384 , Reply# 5   5/13/2011 at 08:17 (3,022 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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BTW, I could choose between a normal brush and a parquet brush. I bought an extra one, just to have the vacuum complete.


Post# 517386 , Reply# 6   5/13/2011 at 08:30 (3,022 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Nice vacuum. I've not had a chance to try one of those out yet at the store. Needless to say I won't be getting one until one shows up in a thrift store LOL. How quiet is it compared to the Miele, about the same?

Post# 517387 , Reply# 7   5/13/2011 at 08:30 (3,022 days old) by vacfanatic ()        
Very nice

Louis,

Very nice machine! I really like the new Ultra One vacs that electrolux came out with - they look very comparable to a Miele to me.

Andrew


Post# 517420 , Reply# 8   5/13/2011 at 10:53 (3,022 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Pete,

My 20 old Miele was very noisy. This one is almost soothing to the ears. lol! Seriously, the sound was surprisingly less than that of the old one. There was even a less noisier machine, but that didn't have the electronic controlled suction power.


Andrew,

Not really a Miele, but a good vacuum. It will be used mostly by my cleaning lady. A similar model (but with old fashioned 2200 Watts) was recommended by the Dutch consumer organisation, so I thought this might even be a better choice!





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