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Miele C1 Classic vacuum cleaner - worth buying in 2023?

First review of our new Miele C1 Classic PowerLine vacuum cleaner

Miele C1 Classic vacuum cleaner tested

Miele C1 Classic PowerLine is the budget preposition for a vacuum cleaner from the premium German manufacturer. Around Christmas we were able to buy couple of the C1 Classic for under 150 Euro which is a great deal. In addition to that you get a promo code inside the box for a free set of HyClean dustbags and filters.

It was ears ago when we bought our first Miele Product - the powerful Complete C3 Cat & Dog vacuum cleaner and since then the brand became our favorite. What we like most about Miele products is the premium quality and durability that they offer. 

vacuum cleaner box

For the vacuum cleaners that we have tested we can conclude that they are quite powerful and well designed. 

Our most recent purchase - the C1 Classic

As mentioned that is the entry level vacuum cleaner from Miele and it doesn't offer any special extras. It has 3-piece accessories set that is attached externally and would be more than enough for normal house and apartment cleaning. 

Miele C1 Classic accessories

We will probably test the Cat & Dog from our C3 to check if it is working fine on the C1 Classic as well.

Miele C1 Classic - product specifications

Here are the main product specs of the C1 Classic:

Construction type
Cylindrical bag vacuum cleaners
Product's nameClassic C1
Engine typePowerLine
Product typeSBAF5
Device colorRed mango
Convenience for the user
Electronic suction power controlRotary selector
Ergonomic carrying handle
Ergonomic handle
XXL handle
Quiet Silence system
Suction pipeTelescopic tube Comfort Compact
Park system for a short stop during cleaning
Park storage systemOne side
Efficiency and sustainability
Annual electricity consumption in kWh28.8
Sound power level dB(A) re 1 pW79
Rated input power in W890
Casters with steel shaft, gentle on floors
Three-point maneuverability
Working radius in m9
Cable length in m5.5
Filter system
Dust bag typeHyClean GN
Dust bag volume in l4.5
Bag change indicator element
Exhaust air filterAirClean Plus filter
Motor protection filter
Locking system for floor nozzle and handle
Automatic dust bag positioning
Max. power in W800
Height in mm221
Weight in kg5.54
Standard accessories
Three-piece accessory seton the VarioClip
Attachment for upholstered furniture
Attachment for joints
Dusting brush with synthetic bristles
SBD 355-3 floor nozzle
FilterAirClean Plus filter

With a maximum power of 800W the C1 is powerful enough for any surface and from our first tests we can say that it is a high-performing vacuum cleaner and quite effective as well.

2023 Miele C1 Classic

As you can see from the images there is a sticker on the vacuum cleaner itself for the free HyClean dust bags. The Miele C1 Classic is a canister vacuum cleaner designed for home use. Some of the key features of the machine include:

  • AirClean Sealed System: The C1 Classic is designed with Miele's AirClean Sealed System, which captures over 99.9% of all dust particles, including allergens, to keep your home clean and healthy.
  • PowerLine Motor: The C1 Classic is equipped with a powerful 1200-watt motor that delivers strong suction and deep cleaning.
  • Six Stage Variable Speed Control: The vacuum has a six stage variable speed control, which allows you to adjust the suction power for different surfaces and cleaning tasks.
  • SBD 285-3 Classic Combination Floorhead: The vacuum comes with a SBD 285-3 Classic Combination Floorhead, which is designed for cleaning hard floors and low-pile carpets.
  • Upholstery Nozzle and Crevice Tool: The vacuum also comes with an upholstery nozzle and crevice tool, which are perfect for cleaning furniture and tight spaces.
  • Dustbag Change Indicator: The C1 Classic has a dustbag change indicator that alerts you when the dustbag needs to be changed.
  • Automatic Rewind: The vacuum has an automatic rewind feature that neatly stores the cord when finished.
  • 3.5-quart capacity dustbag: The C1 Classic has a 3.5-quart capacity dustbag, which is large enough for most cleaning tasks.
  • FilterBag and Motor Protection Filter: The vacuum is equipped with a FilterBag and Motor Protection Filter, which captures dust and dirt while protecting the motor.

Overall, the Miele C1 Classic is a well-designed and feature-rich canister vacuum cleaner that is well suited for home use. It offers a powerful suction, a variety of attachments and a sealed system for a deep cleaning experience. 

Additionally, the dustbag change indicator, automatic rewind and the filter system are convenient features to maintain the vacuum.

Main advantages of the Miele C1 Classic vacuum cleaner and why you should consider it in 2023:

  • Affordable
  • Good build quality
  • Power and Performance
  • Reliable
We will share more of our consumer opinion about the C1 Classic after couple of months, after we use it in different conditions.