We’ve looked at plenty of Miele canister vacuums in the past and concluded that all of them, despite their relatively hefty price tags, are worth every penny. Today, we’re going to see whether the Miele Classic C1 Turbo Team Canister Vacuum follows this formula by checking out what it has and how it performs. And if history tells us anything, it’s that any Miele canister vacuum, regardless of which C series it belongs to, will offer an amazing cleaning experience and unparalleled versatility.
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1200W Vortex Motor
Sticking to tradition, the Turbo Team comes equipped with Miele’s own 1200W Vortex Motor. The Turbo Team can deliver an astounding 18 kPa of suction pressure, more than needed to handle bare floors and even the shaggiest carpet you own. Despite its amazing suction delivery, the Turbo Team is designed specifically to handle low- and medium-pile carpeting along with smooth floors.
TurboTeq and Parquet Floorheads
The Turbo Team comes standard with two floorheads—the STB 305-3 TurboTeq Floorhead and the SBB Parquet-3 Pure Suction Floorhead. The TurboTeq has a stiff-bristle brushroll that is air driven by inward airflow to produce high-speed rotations for better deep-cleaning performance. This will be your main tool for extracting debris out of carpets of all fiber lengths. As for the Parquet, it’s a brushroll-less tool whose cleaning performance relies solely on pure suction. The lack of a brushroll makes the Parquet your go-to tool for smooth floors.
Variable Rotary Dial with 6 Power Settings
On the canister unit is a rotary dial with six different images surrounding depicting how much suction power each gear delivers. From cleaning curtains without pulling them off the rod to medium to deep-cleaning medium-pile carpeting, the Turbo Team can do it all. Readers, heed this warning: if you get the Turbo Team or any Miele canister vac, be sure to set it to its lowest power setting before putting it away.
4.67-quart AirClean Dust Bag
The Turbo Team uses AirClean technology bags to store dust, dirt, hair, and debris of all types. Each bag holds up to 4.67 quarts of whatever the Turbo Team picks up. Admittedly, the capacity of each bag means reduced replacement frequency, and it does an amazing job at keeping the contents from leaking out, we can’t ignore that it’s a bagged model when so many other manufacturers are switching over to bagless designs.
Super AirClean Filter or HEPA Filter (Optional)
Here’s something that has downright disappointed customers. The Turbo Team comes with a Super AirClean Filter which works exceptionally well at trapping all sorts of debris from penetrating the motor and shooting out of the vacuum’s exhaust. The bad part: it’s not a HEPA Filter. If you’d like to go the HEPA route, you’ll have to purchase a compatible filter separately. Considering their upfront investment cost, a HEPA filter really should come standard with all Miele canisters.
21-foot Power Cord
Another area that has left people somewhat disappointed is the “short” 21-foot power cord. Granted, it does provide a wide area of free movement, and the 5-1/2-foot suction hose does extend your reach by quite a bit, but the power cord could definitely be a bit longer. But ultimately, this is not the worst thing in the world and using an extension cord will increase your reach to whatever you like.
Large On/Off and Auto-Cord Retract Buttons
On the canister unit are two very oversized buttons—one to turn the Turbo Team on and off and another to retract the 21-foot power cord. The reason Miele designed such over-the-top button sizes is to allow users to control the Turbo Team without bending over. A simple tap of your foot will have the canister doing exactly what you want. Be sure to step back when pressing the auto-cord retract button since the cord comes reeling in at a pretty high speed.
3-Item Cleaning Tool Kit with VarioClip
The Turbo Team comes with the basic 3-item cleaning tool kit found in most Miele canister vacs. The tools that connect to the end of the non-electric suction hose are a dusting brush, a crevice tool, and an upholstery brush. They will help spot-clean any surface above the ground without trouble. Be sure to adjust the power rotary dial to the appropriate setting before starting.Related Miele Canister Vacuum Articles
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Verdict: Should I Get the Miele Classic C1 Turbo Team Canister?
We’ve looked at plenty of Miele canister vacuum cleaners and found them all to be of exceptional quality. Once again, we’re happy to report that this one—the Miele Classic C1 Turbo Team Canister—is no different. Adjustable power at your fingertips (up to 18 kPa) and the convenience of foot-operated control buttons make for a joyful cleaning experience on all surfaces.
|Best of the Best!||Budget Option||Also Great|
|Miele Electro+||Eureka NEN110A||Miele Classic C1|
| • Hard Floor / Carpet
• 18.7 lbs
• HEPA Filtration
| • Hard Floor
• 8.3 lbs
| • Hard Floor / Low-Pile Carpet
• 11.4 lbs