Miele Complete C3 Alize Review

Miele Complete C3 AlizeThe new Miele Complete C3 Alize, formerly S8590, is one of the best canister vacuums available on the market.

It is undoubtedly the best canister vacuum for hard floors when it comes to build quality vs price!

Currently Miele are doing a bundle deal where you can get the Miele Complete C3 Alize, a ReVIVE Rapid 6 Outlet Surge Protector, 4 x Miele AirClean Dust Bags, a Pre Motor filter and an Exhaust filter.

This represents great value compared to buying the C3 Alize and dust bags/filters separately. (Which you are going to need to buy anyway!)

So how did I end up buying a Miele Complete C3 Alize?

Well, I was sick and tired of my current vacuum cleaner. I’m not going to name and shame, however it was one of the biggest brands.

I was getting a headache from trying to figure out why my current canister worked brilliantly on some floor surfaces and then not at all on others.

It didn’t help that is caused my dust allergy to flare up every time I used it. The horrible machine used to blow dirty air back into my face as I was cleaning. Unfortunately, my partner has yet to accept this as a valid reason for me to not do the vacuuming!

I needed a canister vacuum cleaner to replace my current model that was suited for all floor types and that also sucked up all those pesky dust particles and kept them locked away inside.

In the end, after hours of researching different makes and models, I found what I was looking for.

This is my comprehensive review of the Miele Complete C3 Alize vacuum cleaner. This highly rated Powerline canister will literally suck all the trouble out of your cleaning!

Why I Love My New Miele C3 Alize?

Miele-Alize-With-Long-Power-CordIn my opinion, as far as canister vacuum cleaners go, the Alize is an ideal mixture of design and functionality.

It is ideal for rooms with low pile carpeting, rugs and smooth flooring.

I love the fact that it’s ultra quiet, light weight but sturdy, super powerful, allergy friendly and has a long cord that automatically rewinds itself.

Another main reason why I decided to part with my money for the C3 Alize vacuum cleaner was because of its designer.

After doing a tiny bit of research, I discovered that Miele are one of the best and most highly regarded vacuum cleaner manufacturers in the world for quality.

Does any other manufacturer give you a seven year warranty on the motors, power head motors, and the structural integrity of the vacuum cleaner casing (body), from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship.

They also test their products to last 20 years? I haven’t found any and this certainly eased my mind.

Features Of The C3 Complete Alize

Miele-Alize-Control-PanelSix-stage suction controls with automatic settings:

Fully controlled by a +/- footswitch, the six-stage suction controls features an automatic setting that intuitively increases and decreases suction based on the type of flooring and cleaning.

This was perfect for my house as it spotlessly cleaned my wooded, tile and carpet floors with ease.

One thing I did notice was that this vacuum almost floats over grooves in hard floors or tiles with its dynamic rubber wheels.

12 stage AirClean sealed system with auto-seal closing filter bag:

Just the answer to my dust and allergy problem! The Alize vacuum cleaner features an active HEPA filter complete with filter change indicator which captures and stores 99.9% of potentially lung-damaging dust particles.

On top of this, the AirClean filter bag, also with change indicator, ensures that these particles are then never released back into the air. No more choking and coughing after vacuuming the house!

One-Touch cable rewind:

Unlike most vacuum cleaners where you have to stand on a switch and hold it down until the cable is retrieved by the machine, this C3 Complete features a one-touch rewind cable which simplifies the task of rewinding the cable gently back into the vacuum cleaner.

No more dodging the plug as the cable reels back in towards you.

C3 Complete Alize Integrated AccessoriesThree integrated accessories:

This Miele vacuum cleaner comes with three convenient accessories that include a dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle for those hard to reach places.

These accessories are perfect for shelves, ceiling corners and a variety of other difficult, dust-accumulating areas that can be found in every household.

Deluxe comfort grip handle with spotlight:

The C3 Alize has an ergonomically correct handle which also has a LED spotlight built into this handle which illuminates the area that you are planning on vacuuming.

AirTeQ combination floor tool:

This machine features a streamline air flow for uninterrupted floor contact as you switch from smooth flooring to carpeting.

3D bumper strip:

A multi-faceted band runs around the perimeter of the Miele Complete C3 Alize and offers extra protection to any fine furnishings that you might bump into when you are vacuuming.

Dynamic Drive:

One of the only Miele Complete C3 series vacuums with specialized castor wheels which feature air-injected rubber tires and shock absorbers that allow for soft suspensions when the Alize gently manoeuvres over thresholds and uneven flooring.

What We Like About The Miele Alize C3

  • Lightweight design (11 lbs) means that it’s easy to move around while vacuuming and also to store when finished
  • Quiet but also powerful thanks to Miele’s amazing 1200 watt vortex motor
  • Made in Germany so you know the C3 has been built to last the test of time – the Alize has a 20 year average life-span
  • AirClean sealed system construction means that this vacuum cleaner is ideal for any allergy or asthma sufferers
  • Equipped with the Miele SBD 650-3 AirTeQ floor tool which is perfect for vacuuming bare floors and rugs
  • Comes with a 7 year Motor and Casing warranty

Some Things We Don’t Like

  • It still uses a bag for collecting dust (extra running costs), but better for allergy sufferers than a bagless model.
  • The price is a little high when compared to the best vacuum cleaner on the market.
  • Not great for picking up pet hair on carpet or rugs

The Best Vacuum Advisor Conclusion

So, there ends my review of the Miele Complete C3 Alize Canister Vacuum cleaner.

As I have said previously in this review, the two key elements of this vacuum that really makes it stand out for me amongst all the other makes and models was the fact that it is lightweight at 11lbs and robust as apparently it is made from the same material motorcycle helmets are made from. It is superb for allergy sufferers.

It is also extremely quiet when being moved across hard floors and it is so easy to adjust the head to whatever floor surface you intend on vacuuming while leaving no excess dust in it’s wake.

These factors mean that not only can I vacuum my entire house to the fullest extent, I can do so without my allergies springing into action directly afterwards. Now, I wouldn’t go as far as to say I all of a sudden relish the chance to vacuum, but it’s certainly far less taxing because of the Miele Alize.