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It's dead (post #56600)

The cleaning gal tried to suck up liquid she spilled and killed my Mile canister vacuum!! I have been online for over an hour trying to find reviews on different canisters and am as confused as before I started. I don't want to spend that kind of money again. Any suggestions?Carole
Has anyone heard of or better yet, owned a Simplicity canister? He has one left in a box of the old model (new one arriving shortly) and will sell it for $300.


Edited 11/28/2009 1:50 pm ET by FL.Cook

Carole
Lee's picture

(post #56600, reply #1 of 31)

OMG.  Are you sure it can't be fixed? 

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #2 of 31)

He said it is through the whole vacuum and it is already starting to rust!! I could Kill her! Just what I need right now!

Carole

Carole
Lee's picture

(post #56600, reply #3 of 31)

That's awful.  I have a Miele canister, which I love, so I'm no help, but I feel your pain.

Ozark's picture

(post #56600, reply #4 of 31)

Could not get the ratings to paste to  a doc. CR's top 7, Miele was number 7th pick. Simplicity canister wasn't on there test of of 23. Did say very similar to the Ricsar 1700 that ranked 11th.


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Edited 11/28/2009 2:58 pm ET by Ozark

 

Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #5 of 31)

Thanks, but if you read all the reviews you are back at the starting line again. I looked up the Simplicity, it got good reviews, but no one seems to sell it online. I wish I could talk to someone who owns one. Actually I never heard of it before, but the same store that sold me the Miele sells them, and the new model sells for $699.Carole
I have a feeling that the Ricsar and the Simplicity are made by the same company. You can't find a price online for either. Strange!


Edited 11/28/2009 3:25 pm ET by FL.Cook

Carole
Glenys's picture

(post #56600, reply #6 of 31)

I just bought the new compact Miele Hermes simply because I wanted a smaller vacuum and no longer have any carpet whatsoever, it made sense to get something lighter with only leather, hardwood and a smaller space overall.

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #11 of 31)

I do have carpet, but very low pile. Also have quite a bit of tile.

Carole

Carole
Heather's picture

(post #56600, reply #8 of 31)

I have a Simplicity stick vacuum for the kitchen--it has worked very well for quite a few years now.

BillHartmann's picture

(post #56600, reply #9 of 31)

They are made by the same company. But the spelling is Riccar.

Watch the video.

http://www.simplicityvac.com/

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FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #10 of 31)

I think that the Riccar might be the higher priced line. Funny that Simplicity is never mentioned!

Carole

Carole
courgette's picture

(post #56600, reply #16 of 31)

I totally discount CR when looking at higher end products. I don't think there has been an occasion when they liked one. They LOVE Kenmore, which can be good, but often just adequate.


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smslaw's picture

(post #56600, reply #7 of 31)

killed my Mile canister vacuum


That really sucks.


Or it used to:-)

jojo's picture

(post #56600, reply #12 of 31)

I only have a Simplicity upright, but I love it. The vacuum I had before this one was a Simplicity too. It survived four children doing their own vacuuming for many years (So many interesting things I pulled out of that thing!). I don't know if this helps or not.

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #13 of 31)

Thanks, that did help. I will go in on Monday and look at it! I appreciate hearing from someone that had some experience with it, as I had never heard of it before, only the patterns!!

Carole

Carole
Gretchen's picture

(post #56600, reply #14 of 31)

I don't know if you are interested in any thing else, but the Dyson is on sale everywhere this weekend.

Gretchen

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KarenP's picture

(post #56600, reply #15 of 31)

When we were looking at vacuum cleaners we were torn between the riccar and the miele. I wanted the riccar and then the salesman said those magic words about the miele "this is an engineering marvel", which sold the old guy in about 4 seconds. It is the red velvet model.
Riccar is made in America. They're high power, have allergy filters, have scoping parts for cleaning tall places (california has a new cob web every time you turn around). the Miele isn't all that we thought it would be. I actually thought my old sears canister was as good or better. I'm not unhappy with the performance overall but we've had problems. The first was a cord problem that happened soon after we got it and was fixed under warranty (more than a week). the second was a hose that just fell apart one morning. I was away when it happened so, I don't know the details, but we aren't that hard on a vacuum cleaner, so it was surprising. I don't know that we would have had any different experience with the riccar, but then again, its about half the price.
That said, I would be reading the appliance forums at www.thathomesite.com. It's a blend of professionals and amateurs who give great information about all kinda of appliances. When doing the kitchen 8 years ago, I came upon it and i was walking into appliance stores armed with great tools.


Edited 11/28/2009 9:54 pm by KarenP

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #18 of 31)

They seem to like the Dyson, but I am not in the market to pay $500 for a vacuum. Thanks.Carole
As I said before, I believe the Riccar and the Simplicity are the same.


Edited 11/29/2009 1:51 pm ET by FL.Cook

Carole
Regality's picture

(post #56600, reply #17 of 31)

To start off with, I can't tell you how much I HATE my Miele canister.  I bought it to replace a succession of Kenmore cannisters, because of the Miele warranty.  Big mistook! There is nothing intuitive about its use.  But even if it every part functioned perfectly, the "exhaust" that shoots up from the top of the machine into my face every time I make the mistake of putting said face over said machine would make me hate it.  The Kenmores died way before their time, but I'd buy one again in an instant.  Hmm....water you say?  Hmmm.....



Edited 11/29/2009 2:14 pm by Regality

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #19 of 31)

The sad part is that I really liked my Miele canister. I had it for about 8 years and never had a problem with it. I have a Electrolux back north which I have had for about 20 years, and again no major problems with it. I actually like the Electrolux better then the Miele, but I know that they are not made by Electrolux anymore.
I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems with your Miele,maybe a lemon!

Carole

Carole
Regality's picture

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No, it's not a lemon.  It's just the basic design.  It works okay, but everything from the tilt-edge turn-on "pedal" that you have to put your foot on just so to that awful upward exhaust just annoys the bewhatsis out of me.

Glenys's picture

(post #56600, reply #21 of 31)

That's interesting, I have two plus the new one and no blast of exhaust air. Hhhmmmm indeed.

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #22 of 31)

Mine didn't have any blast of air either. That was why I said it was a lemon. Maybe not a lemon exactly, but needs to be taken in to be repaired.

Carole

Carole
Regality's picture

(post #56600, reply #23 of 31)

Mine is actually vented through the top.

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #24 of 31)

Can't check mine as it is dead and buried!! Boo woo!!

Carole

Carole
Regality's picture

(post #56600, reply #25 of 31)

It really is pretty funny, since, if mine had been the one that had died, I'd be doing a dance of joy.  But, damn, with that long warranty, even if it dies, I may have to get it fixed/replaced.  Dammmit!  *L*

nutcakes's picture

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I have been using a Dyson that I am very happy with. Gets up serious pet hair, easy to empty, doesn't use bags, and turns on a dime. No idea the cost.

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #27 of 31)

Expensive!

Carole

Carole
Gretchen's picture

(post #56600, reply #28 of 31)

ON SALE!!  $200 off, in our papers.

Gretchen

Gretchen
FL.Cook's picture

(post #56600, reply #29 of 31)

Not in our paper! $500. I looked at the Simplicity,liked it, reminded me of the Mile, so I bought it for the $300.

Carole

Carole
Gretchen's picture

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Well, check Target. And it was over the week-end as I suggested in "pull the trigger".

Gretchen

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