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Miele Complete C3 Review -Is it Worth Buying?

The Miele Complete C3 is a canister vacuum that’s been designed with different variant options to better tackle any mess you might find on your floors. Though the Alize model we tested had lower performance in certain areas, it still delivered an amazing overall clean and was very maneuverable throughout all surface types!

It also has durable build quality which allows for easy maintenance–just remember about replacing parts like filters regularly though because they don’t last forever even if handled properly.

Our Verdict:

Bare Floors:

The Miele Complete C3 is an outstanding vacuum for bare floors. It doesn’t have any problems picking up pet hair or small debris, and its performance remains consistent as the dirt compartment fills–it even has a special layer that prevents larger particles from getting stuck in it! This means you can keep this well-built machine easily clean by simply changing out filters on occasion instead of scrubbing constantly with soap every time before using; plus there are plenty of other parts to maintain so maintenance fees will stay low overall. However…

Mieles come at their own price.

  • Amazing overall cleaning performance
  • Maneuverable across all surfaces
  • Durable build quality and easy maintenance
  • Special layer preventing larger particles from getting stuck
  • Low maintenance fees
  • Higher cost than most vacuums

Low-Pile Carpet:

The Miele Complete C3 is great for low-pile carpets. It can pick up pet hair and most large debris, although it struggles a bit more to clean small objects like crumbs from your coffee table or loose change under the couch cushions (no big deal). That said this vacuum has an excellent build quality that makes maintaining them easy! It also comes with plenty of features including maneuverability which means you won’t need another one anytime soon if ever again.

  • Excellent overall performance
  • Maneuverable on low-pile carpets
  • Durable build quality and easy maintenance
  • Plenty of features included
  • Struggles with tiny objects like crumbs or loose change.

High-Pile Carpet:

The Miele Complete C3 is an excellent choice for those with high-pile carpets. It can pick up pet hair as well as a lot of large debris, although it has trouble dealing with small particles; this said though the vacuum cleaner’s design makes maintenance easy and inexpensive – there aren’t many recurring costs other than paying $10/year or so to use their disposable dirtbags!

  • Highly effective at picking up pet hair and large debris
  • Easy to maintain
  • Inexpensive recurring costs
  • Not overly effective at picking up small particles
  • Can be a bit loud when in use.


Does your pet shed everywhere? Worry no more, the Miele Complete C3 is here to save you from hair cleanup duty. This tough and durable vacuum will pick up even those pesky strands of fur stuck on hard-to-reach places like furniture or ceilings with ease! It’s also incredibly easy to care for; just changing out dirtbags every now and then keeps this machine running smoothly for years without fail–plus there are tons fewer parts involved than most other vacuums so maintenance won’t take up much time either way (we know what our readers thinking: “YES!”). So whether it be one small animal hiding under a sofa cushion

  • Clean up pet hair quickly and easily
  • Tough and durable construction
  • Easy to maintain
  • Fewer parts involved in maintenance
  • Great for hard-to-reach places like furniture or ceilings
  • More expensive than other vacuums on the market
  • Can be loud during operation


The Miele Complete C3 is the perfect vacuum for your stairs! It’s lightweight and easy to carry, while still being able clean hard-to-reach areas with its onboard LED light. Not only does this model have an amazing performance on all surface types but it also comes at a great price point so you can afford more than one in case something happens or someone gets their own personal fancy head-turner as mine does sometimes.

  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver
  • Comes with an onboard LED light for hard-to-reach spots
  • Great performance on all surface types
  • Affordable price point
  • Not as powerful as more expensive models
  • Short power cord limits range of use


I love that the Miele Complete C3 is good for cars! It has a great onboarding experience with its handheld configuration. You can get into difficult areas and crevices, as well as illuminate dark spots on the low-pile carpets like rugs – which some people may find to be short cord/hose lengths (but not us!).

  • Easy to use
  • Can remove dirt and debris from difficult areas and crevices
  • Good for illuminating dark spots on low-pile carpets
  • Comes with a handy handheld configuration
  • Cord/hose lengths could be longer

Different Sizes and Variants:

Miele’s Complete C3 vacuums are a great option for those looking to buy an all-inclusive package. However, it is important that you know the difference between each variant in order not to experience any disappointment when your purchase arrives!

Comparison with other Vacuums:

The Miele Complete C3 is a vacuum that can tackle any surface type. While many vacuums struggle on carpets, this one has great performance as it picks up small and large debris alike with its well-built design making maintenance easy thanks to parts like clips that keep them together! You will need some extra filters though–just like NACE’s HVR 200 Henry or even more affordable models from brands such as Eureka Forbes 1996i Zenith Pioneer CarpetShampooer – but these are easily accessible at your local store(s) near you so don’t worry too much about spending money now if want cleaner air tomorrow instead!


Build Quality:

The innovative design of this vacuum includes an LED light button on its handle to help you see in darker areas, as well as a winding cable auto-cable that can be activated with one hand while vacuuming!

User Maintenance:

The upright vacuum has an easy-to-use dirt compartment that enables you to take out the bag once full. There are also arrows on top of this part so disposal will not be difficult at all since they point in which direction it needs to go! After every four uses, I would recommend changing out pre-motor filters and HEPA filters as well; but one year seems like a long time unless there’s some sorta problem with your house or something else odd going out.

A fantastic feature of these types of vacuums is their ability to transition from one setting to another. For example, the Miele Complete C3 can go from a carpet set to a hardwood floor setting in just one simple motion. This is great for those who have both kinds of flooring in their homes. The quick transition makes vacuuming easy and efficient without having to constantly switch settings throughout the entire house.

Recurring Cost:

  • Bag Part Number GN AirClean 3D
  • Filter Part Number SF HA 50
  • HEPA Filter Part Number SF HA 50

The Miele bags are good for about 50 hours of normal use before they need to be replaced, but the cost is much lower than other vacuums because you only have one small container instead of three parts. However, this also means that if your dog goes everywhere with you or drinks outraportely contaminated water then it could potentially clog up its digestive system!


  • Height: 40.94″ (104.0 cm)
  • Width: 11.81″ (30.0 cm)
  • Depth: 25.20″ (64.0 cm)
  • Cord Storing: Automatic
  • On-Board Tool Storage: Yes
  • Vacuum Rack/Station: No

This vacuum has some great storing compatibility. You can store your tools and brushes directly onto the machine to save space, plus it comes with an automatic retractable cable for when you need more room in between uses!

Dirt Compartment:

  • Bagless: No
  • Volume: 0.66 gal (2.50 L)
  • Full Indicator: Yes
  • Bag Included: 1

This vacuum is great for containing dirt and debris! It has a huge bag that can hold 4.5 liters, but we found it to be less than this when measuring our tests with an accurate ruler (the indicator tells you when your compartment gets too full).

Inside the Box:

  • Telescopic wand
  • Handle
  • Hose
  • 1x Bag
  • 1x HEPA Filter
  • 1x Pre-motor filter
  • Main head
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool
  • Soft brush
  • 3x AAA batteries (for handle LED light)
  • Vacuum canister
  • User guide

A telescopic wand is a great tool for getting into hard-to-use areas and it’s easy to use! The handle has an LED light on the end, so you can see what you’re doing in dark spaces. It also includes two filters: One that blocks dirt particles while another removes allergens like pollen or dust mites from household fabrics/bedding which may cause allergies when inhaled by humans (and pets!). 

The main head slips right off but there are three other heads included with different tools attached including one designed just for upholstery jobs.


  • Cordless: No
  • Cord Length: 24.38 ft (7.4 m)
  • Hose Length: 6.40 ft (1.95 m)
  • Minimum Wand Length: 2.66 ft (0.81 m)
  • Maximum Wand Length: 4.10 ft (1.25 m)
  • Total Range: 34.22 ft (10.43 m)

This vacuum has an alright range, but its cord length is longer than the Miele Classic C1. You may still have to switch outlets if you’re cleaning a big room!


  • Total Weight: 15.87 lbs (7.20 kg)
  • Weight In Hand: 1.94 lbs (0.88 kg)
  • Carrying handle: Yes

This vacuum has great portability. It’s very heavy, but you can feel the weight dissipate as soon it leaves your hands and there are handles on both sides of this appliance to make carrying easier!


  • Minimum Battery Life: N/A
  • Maximum Battery Life: N/A
  • Recharge Time: N/A
  • Recharge Dock: No
  • Battery Life Indicator: No
  • Removable Batteries: No

A corded vacuum is a great option for those who want to use the same cleaner at their home and office. It comes with three AAA batteries, but you can also purchase an extra set of four if needed – each costing around $4!

Quality Of Life Features:

  • Rotating Head: Yes
  • Power Adjustment: Yes
  • Self-Propelled: No
  • Headlights: Yes
  • Easy: On/Off Yes
  • Head Surface Type Adjustment: Manual

This Miele Complete C3 has a great feature that can regulate the suction power to seven different levels. The Min level is designed for curtains and furniture, while Auto turns off your vacuum when you place it on the carpet or rug area without picking anything up with its powerful brush roller—a perfect option if these areas are too delicate! There’s also an LED light handle at each side which helps clean dark corners inside homes where sunlight doesn’t reach; plus this way no one will accidentally bump into any Costco-sized appliances while searching blindly through their living room after midnight.

Tools And Brushes:

  • Brushroll: No
  • Brushroll: On/Off No
  • Removable Brushroll: No
  • Turbo Brush: No
  • Crevice Tool: Yes
  • Upholstery Tool: Yes
  • Soft Bristle Brush: Yes
  • Hard Bristle Brush: No
  • Extension Wand: Yes
  • Ceiling Fan Tool: No
  • Pet Grooming Tool: No

The Bissell 1716 Cordless Vacuum is a great choice for anyone who wants to keep their home neat and tidy. This durable device has all the tools you need, with soft bristles on one side along 

with crevice tools or upholstery cleaners- it won’t be hard Work!

Alternative Configuration:

With the Vacuum’s handle, you can use it as a handheld vacuum to clean hard-to-reach places like under furniture or in your car.


Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles:

  • Setting Used “Auto”, Head Position “Floor Brush”
  • Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 100%
  • Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 100%
  • Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 100%
  • Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 100%
  • Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
  • Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
  • Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 100%
  • Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 100%
  • Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 100%
  • Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 100%
  • Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
  • Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

This vacuum is so great at picking up dirt and pet hair that you’ll wonder how your old one ever did it! It’s not just able to handle any type of mess, but its performance stays consistent no matter what happens.

Low-Pile Carpet Performance:

  • Setting Used “Auto”, Head Position “Floorhead”
  • Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 92%
  • Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 92%
  • Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 92%
  • Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 91%
  • Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
  • Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
  • Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 68%
  • Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 68%
  • Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 68%
  • Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 68%
  • Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
  • Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The vacuum’s performance is excellent on low-pile carpets. It doesn’t have trouble with pet hair or large debris like sand, but it does pick up more easily than smaller particles such as baking soda that are present in most homes today.

High-Pile Carpet Performance:

This vacuum is the best at removing dirt from high-pile carpets. It’s not as effective on the low pile, but still manages to pick up most of your pet hair and other large debris without any trouble at all! The only thing that might be tricky? Smaller bits of trash like crumbs or dust bunnies – will likely end up in one area instead if they weren’t already scattered around before you started cleaning ( gratitude!).


  • Maximum Suction 21.4 inH₂O (5.32 kPa)
  • Setting Used For Maximum “Max”, Head Position “Floor Brush”
  • Normal Suction 5.7 inH₂O (1.41 kPa)
  • Setting Used For Normal “Auto”, Head Position “Floor Brush”
  • Hose Diameter 1.3″ (3.2 cm)

The Miele C3 is a great vacuum for those looking to clear up any messes and crack debris in tight spaces. The floorhead has high suction power, making it easier than ever before.


  • Bare Floor 
  •  72.3 dBA
  • Low-Pile Carpet 
  •  62.9 dBA


This vacuum is great for tight spaces and corners. The rubber-like wheels make it easy to turn in places where others can’t go, like under furniture or on Shows its LED light off as you clean dark areas of your home such as next door’s common room rug near couches so they are easily visible while using this extendable wand with good reach when going underneath things without losing too much distance between head/cord connection points due mainly because there’s nothing stuck down deep within carpet fibers which would normally slow progress; however, it might be worth noting that this Miele C3 can only accommodate one power setting which may not always provide enough suction needed for deep cleaning in select areas of your home.


Physical Automation:

  • Automatic Recharging: No
  • Automatic Bag Emptying: No
  • Pathing Algorithm: No Pathing Algorithm
  • Physical Boundary Markers: No
  • Scheduled Start Buttons: No
  • Cycle Control Buttons: No
  • Navigation Control Buttons: No

The D21FX is perfect for those who want to keep their house spotless without having to think about it. It has a simple design and operation, so you can spend more time doing what matters most – living in the moment with your loved ones!

Companion App Automation:

  • App Name: No App
  • iOS Availability: No
  • Android Availability: No
  • Software Boundary Markers: (No Go Zones)  No
  • App Scheduled Start: No
  • App Cycle Control: No
  • Navigation Control within App: No

Things to Consider Before Buying Miele Complete C3 Vacuum:

  • Floor Type: Miele Complete C3 vacuums are designed to work on carpets, rugs, bare floors, and even pet hair. Make sure you select the right model for your floor type.
  • Filtration System: The filtration system of a vacuum is an important factor to consider when buying one. Miele Complete C3 vacuums come with a seven-stage filtration system so that dirt and dust particles do not escape back into your living environment while cleaning.
  • Maneuverability: Miele Complete C3 vacuums feature swivel steering, allowing you to maneuver around furniture in tight spaces effortlessly.
  • Power Settings: Miele Complete C3 vacuums come with six power settings so you can adjust the suction depending on the type of flooring or surface you are cleaning.
  • Accessories: The model of your choice should also include a range of accessories for better cleaning options. Look for models that come with an upholstery tool, dusting brush, crevice tool, and other attachments that will help make cleaning easier.
  • Noise Level: Most vacuums tend to be quite noisy but Miele Complete C3 vacuums are surprisingly quiet due to their excellent noise insulation technology.
  • Warranty: Make sure you get a model that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty so you can rest assured that it will be repaired or replaced in case of any mechanical faults.
  • Budget: Finally, consider the price tag and weigh your options wisely before making a final decision. Miele Complete C3 vacuums range from mid-range to high-end models so there is something for everyone’s budget.
  • These are some of the important factors to consider before purchasing a Miele Complete C3 Vacuum. With its advanced features and superior performance, this vacuum is sure to make your cleaning regimen easier and more effective.


Is Miele C1 or C3 better?

Miele Complete C3 vacuums are the newer models of the Miele C1 and C2 series. They come with updated features and improvements, making them the better option overall.

How long does Miele C3 last?

Miele Complete C3 vacuums are designed to last for many years with regular use. However, the motor may eventually need to be replaced after a certain number of years.

Is Miele C3 good for carpet?

Yes, the Miele C3 is a great vacuum for carpets. It comes with six power settings so you can adjust the suction depending on the type of flooring or surface you are cleaning. Additionally, it has a seven-stage filtration system so that dirt and dust particles do not escape back into your living environment while cleaning.

Final Words:

The Miele Complete C3 vacuum is a great choice for those who need an efficient and powerful vacuum cleaner. Its advanced features, superior performance, and range of accessories make it the perfect tool for keeping your house clean and spotless. Plus, with its noise insulation technology, you won’t have to worry about disturbing your family or neighbors while vacuuming! So if you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, the Miele Complete C3 should definitely be at the top of your list!

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