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Miele Dynamic U1 Vacuum Cleaner Review

The BMW of vacuums

August 20, 2014
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About the Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog

The Cat & Dog ships with a HEPA filter and handheld turbo brush for dealing with pet hair, and also features an LED headlight. It comes in Lotus White.

About the Miele Dynamic U1 Jazz

The Jazz features an LED headlight and ships with a HEPA filter. Plus it comes in snazzy Canary Yellow.

About the Miele Dynamic U1 Limited Edition

The Dynamic U1 Limited Edition lacks a HEPA filter and LED headlight, but ships with an EasyLock Extension wand and comes in Ivory White.

About the Miele Dynamic U1 AutoEco

The AutoEco features digital suction control, including an automatic mode. It's also equipped with an LED headlight and HEPA air filter. It comes in Obsidian Black.

About the Miele Dynamic U1 Salsa

The Salsa features an LED headlight and ships with a HEPA filter. It comes in Mango Red.

About the Miele Dynamic U1 Twist

The Twist is the baseline Dynamic U1 model. It lacks extra features, but it's also the cheapest of the bunch. It comes in Sprint Blue.

About the Miele Dynamic U1 HomeCare

The HomeCare features digital suction control, including an automatic mode. It's also equipped with an LED headlight and HEPA air filter. It comes in Mango Red, just like the U1 Salsa.

We evaluate each vacuum's cleaning performance on three surfaces: tall carpet, short carpet, and bare floors.

For carpet testing we prepare a 100-gram mixture of sands of different grain sizes—from coarse granules to talcum powder—and spread the mixture out evenly onto each carpet then impact it with a roller.

Expect your Dynamic U1 to pick up 18% of the dirt from tall carpets per pass, which is better than average. From our shorter carpet the U1 removed 80% of the dirt per pass, which is significantly better than average.

In addition to dirt, we also test pet hair pickup by laying out cubic-inch tufts of cat and dog hair on each of the carpets. On average, the Twist picked up 83% of the hair from both surfaces.

To test bare floor performance we leave out 40 pieces of uncooked rice and 20 pieces of uncooked macaroni on a simulated kitchen floor. In a single pass, this model left our test area nearly spotless.

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