There is a whole range of Miele appliances. Miele is based in Germany and has always been a family-owned and run company founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann.
Amongst the range of Miele domestic appliances are Miele vacuum cleaners, Miele dishwashers and Miele ovens plus many other Miele appliances.
Miele was presented with an award in Munich on February 7, for being the most successful company in Germany in 2007. In the Best Company category, Miele beat last year's winner Google, which placed second, and also Porsche, which came in third.
Miele positions itself at the upper end of the market for domestic appliances, where competitors include Bosch and Siemens.
Miele use the slogan - Anything else is a compromise. There is a variety of choice when looking for a Miele vacuum including
* Compact Cylinder * Standard Cylinder
* Special Requirements for Allergy Sufferers * Special Requirements for Pet Owners * Special Requirements for Removing Odours
* Suitable for Loop Pile Carpet * Suitable for Deep Cut Pile Carpet * Suitable for Wooden & Parquet Floors * Suitable for Stone & Ceramic Floors * Suitable for Furniture
There are a number of formats in which vacuum cleaners are available:
Upright vacuum cleaners - These are usually a taller unit sometimes with a detachable head. The bag is integrated into the main unit and they usually run on wheels to make movement easier. The most common form of head design is a beater bar or rotating bushroll which sweeps and shakes the debris into the air stream. To create the actual air stream (or vacuum) there are usually two methods - the first method, which is not often used these days is the direct air or dirty air and the second method is indirect or clean air. Direct air cleaners are efficient at generating good airflow from relatively low power but they lose suction over long hoses. Most modern upright vacuum cleaners use the indirect air method as it is more efficient all-round given the increased power of modern upright vacuum cleaner motors.
Cylinder vacuum cleaners - These types of vacuum cleaner are usually connected via a hose to a unit that incorporates the filter, motor, etc on a smaller, lighter wheeled casing. Although upright vacuum cleaners are generally more effective due to the larger, more complex head the flexibility of cylinder vacuum cleaners makes them more popular.
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