Miele Classic C1 canister vacuum cleaners are great mid-range vacuum cleaners optimized for low-pile carpets, rugs and smooth and flat floors. Miele Classic C1 canister vacuum cleaners come in several version:Olympus, Capri, Delphi and Titan, which differ in color, available attachments and air filtration level.
Miele Classic C1 canister vacuum cleaners are great mid-range vacuum cleaners optimized for low-pile carpets, rugs and smooth and flat floors. Miele Classic C1 is improved Miele Classic S2121 canister vacuum cleaner. Although Miele Classic S2121 is still available on the market, before buying S2121, check C1 models, since some of them are cheaper than S2121.
Miele Classic C1 canister vacuum cleaners come in several version: Olympus, Capri, Delphi and Titan, which differ in color, available attachments and air filtration level.
Miele Classic C1 Models – Olympus vs. Capri vs. Delphi vs. Titan
|Model||Classic C1 Olympus||Classic C1 Capri||Classic C1 Delphi||Classic C1 Titan|
|1200 W Vortex Motor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Six Power Control Settings||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|29.5 ft (9 m) Cleaning Radius||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Tool||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Recommended for Hard Floors||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Recommended for Low Pile Carpeting||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Recommended for Medium Pile Carpeting||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Additional Dedicated Hard Floor Brush||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Included HEPA AirClean Filter||No||No||No||Yes|
|Land of Origin||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Amazon Reviews and Recommendations||Miele Classic C1 Olympus||Miele Classic C1 Capri||Miele Classic C1 Delphi||Miele Classic C1 Titan|
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Miele Classic C1 canister vacuums are made in Germany and hence have 7 year motor warranty, 7 year casing warranty, and 1 year warranty on all other components – warranty may vary depending on the store/model, so be sure to check it twice before making a purchase.
Note: It is absolutely necessary to check warranty whenever one buys something, especially from the on-line shops, regardless if it is some cheap gadget or expensive vacuum cleaner.
All Miele Classic C1 canister vacuums come with:
– 1200 W Vortex Motor – this is very powerful motor, required for having good suction. Most of the similar vacuums have motors in 1000-1500W range and their suction levels depends on many other things, not only on the raw power of the motor. This motor does it’s job well.
– Six Power Control Settings – depending on the level of dirt and type of surface, C1 vacuums have six levels of power. As with most canisters, one has to bend over to adjust power level – unlike most uprights, where power control is much higher, often very near by or even on the handle itself.
– VarioClip with three onboard accessories – dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice tool.
– Telescopic, stainless steel wand and large, convenient handle – enables one to reach high and hard to reach areas like and ceilings and similar. Note that Delphi and Titan models have slightly different handle with electro-brush controls.
– 29.5 ft (9m) Cleaning Radius – more than enough for most homes and apartments. Longer range can be achieved using additional extension cord, just be sure that that extension cord is properly sized. Miele C1 requires at least 11 Amps, so extension cord should be designed for at least 15-16 Amps for longer periods of operation.
Miele Classic C1 Olympus
Obviously, Miele Classic C1 Olympus is entry level model, with least options. If it fits your needs, don’t consider more equipped models, since they cost more and most of the additional tools can be purchased later. On the other hand, when purchased separately, cleaning tools cost more.
SBD 350-3 Classic FiberTeQ tool is main cleaning tool of C1 Olympus model. It is ideal for smooth floors and low-pile carpets.
SBD 350-3 enables one to easily transitions from smooth floors to carpets with a quick click of the rocker switch – it is easily operated with a foot, just step on it (not with the full weight) or push it from below.
Miele’s AirClean System and AirClean Filter do very good job in C1 Olympus, but they don’t provide HEPA level of air filtration.
For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to follow Amazon Miele Classic C1 Olympus link (link opens in the new window).
Miele Classic C1 Capri
Instead of SBD 350-3 Classic FiberTeQ tool, Miele Classic C1 Capri comes with STB205-3 Turbo Comfort – Turbo Brush which does better job than Olympus’ SBD 350-3 cleaning tool due to rotating roller brush that helps to loosen the dirt within carpet fibers.
STB205-3 Turbo Comfort does great job on low-pile carpets, but could be better on medium-pile.
Roller brush must be periodically cleaned from hair and similar dirt.
Miele’s AirClean System and AirClean Filter do very good job in C1 Capri, too, but they don’t provide HEPA level of air filtration.
C1 Capri also comes with additional dedicated hard floor brush – SBB Parquet-3 Parquet Floor Brush.
It has natural bristles that ensure that tile, wood and other smooth surfaces are cleaned thoroughly with extreme care. This also means that parquet floor brush can’t remove stubborn stains and dirt from such surfaces, without additional help.
STB205-3 Turbo Brush can be used on hard surfaces, but on sensitive surface, SBB Parquet-3 is recommended.
For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Amazon Miele Classic C1 Capri link (link opens in the new window).
Miele Classic C1 Delphi
C1 Delphi doesn’t have additional tool for hard floors, but it comes with SEB 217-3 Electro Comfort Electrobrush, which is great for medium- and low-pile carpets and smooth floors.
It is electrically driven carpet tool with floating head and swivel neck designed for easy maneuverability on low to medium pile carpeting, rugs and smooth flooring.
C1 Delphi has an ergonomic handle with convenient Electrobrush on/off power switch.
Miele’s AirClean System and AirClean Filter do very good job in C1 Delphi, too, but they don’t provide HEPA level of air filtration.
For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to follow Amazon Miele Classic C1 Delphi link (link opens in the new window).
Miele Classic C1 Titan
Miele Classic C1 Titan is the most equipped and most expensive Classic C1 model.
C1 Olympus is entry level model, C1 Capri is for people with low-pile carpets and sensitive wooden floors, C1 Delphi for people with more medium- and low-pile carpets, while C1 Titan has it all – it is suitable for medium- and low-pile carpets, various sensitive flat surfaces and, unlike other C1 models, it is equipped with HEPA AirClean Filter.
Like C1 Delphi, C1 Titan comes with electrically driven SEB 217-3 Electro Comfort Electrobrush, great for medium- and low-pile carpets and smooth floors.
C1 Titan also has an ergonomic handle with convenient Electrobrush on/off power switch.
Like C1 Capri, C1 Titan comes with additional dedicated hard floor brush – SBB Parquet-3 Parquet Floor Brush suitable even for delicate wooden floors.
Miele Classic C1 Titan is the only C1 model that comes with AirClean System and HEPA AirClean Filter, providing true HEPA exhaust air filtration – very important for people having any health issues like asthma and allergies.
And C1 Titan comes with really nice price tag – but, what you pay, is what you get.
For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to follow Amazon Miele Classic C1 Titan link (link opens in the new window).
Miele Classic C1 Olympus, Capri, Delphi and Titan canister vacuum cleaners will get their job done easily, when used properly on the type of surfaces they were designed for.
They differ in price, so choose carefully. As with all similar comparisons, I would recommend the most equipped model, especially when they have such a long warranty – 7 years (on motor and casing) is very nice warranty, to say the least. Any price difference on a such long period is almost negligible.
Once again, they are made in Germany. Enough said.
With a degree in engineering, Kathryn Hansen loves to write about how things work. Having her own dilemmas on how to pick the best vacuum cleaner for her large family (with a handful of furry four-legged members as well), Kathryn decided to help others in the same situation. After all, vacuum cleaners are critical to a healthy lifestyle and people have a hard time choosing the best one for their needs.