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Miele Complete C3 Brilliant Powerline Review

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The Miele Complete C3’s powerful suction and large dirt bag capacity make it an ideal purchase for its mid-range price. It also effectively cleans up pet hair, dirt, and debris on bare floors and carpets. However, it has few attachments and doesn’t clean wet messes.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Miele Complete C3 is a high-end canister vacuum cleaner launched in 2016. Available in five different color choices, the vacuum cleaner has a fairly large dirt bag capacity of 2.5 liters, which compares very well to some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. The C3 also features an Anti-Allergen HEPA filter to clean out any dirty airborne particles, and its suction force is pretty high, at 5.32 kPa.

The Miele Complete C3 also has a reasonably low noise output of only 72.3 dB, and its vacuum head has LED lights for better visibility when cleaning dark corners and crevices. The canister vacuum offers seven different power control levels, and it ships with a crevice tool, an upholstery tool, a soft bristle brush, and an extension wand for versatile cleaning.

Best For

  • Bagged

  • Canister

  • Miele

Consensus

our Verdict

The Miele Complete C3 Brilliant PowerLine has a powerful suction rating of 5.32 kPa, which makes it capable of averaging 100% debris clearance on bare floors, 75.3% clearance on carpets, and 99% pet hair clearance, earning it a top 15% ranking on our certified, tested list of alternatives. Its vacuum head is flat enough to quickly get under furniture, and since it has LED lights, cleaning around dark spots and corners is a breeze. It also has a fairly long 24 ft cord length for easy maneuverability.

The C3 has only a few essential attachments and average noisy operation with a low noise output of only 72.3 dB. Its solid construction also points towards long durability, and even though it comes with a HEPA filter, it doesn’t clean wet messes. However, its sizeable 2.5-liter dirt bag capacity is impressive compared to other alternatives in its category.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Strong suction force
    • The Miele Complete C3 has a fairly powerful suction force of about 5.32 kPa.

  • Exceptional bare floor performance
    • The Miele C3 picks up 100% of dirt and debris on bare floors, placing it well at the top of other alternatives in its category.

  • Outstanding pet hair cleaning performance
    • The Miele Complete C3 clears up to 99% of pet hair from different surfaces, placing it in the top 10% of our certified, tested vacuums..

  • Great carpet cleaning performance
    • The Miele Complete C3 eliminates up to 75.31% of dirt and debris from carpets, placing it in the top 15% of our certified, tested list.

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited array of attachments
    • The Miele Complete C3 does not ship with a wide range of cleaning attachments, so users might find themselves purchasing additional attachments separately.

Miele Complete C3 Brilliant Powerline Specs

BaglessBaglessNo
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.18 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffUnknown
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path WidthUnknown
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor Typen/a
Cord LengthCord LengthUnknown
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCorded
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
PetPetNo
Product WeightProduct Weight10.3 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeCanister
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)100
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)75.31
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)99
Noise Level (dB)72.3

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Market Context

The Miele Complete C3 is a high-end canister vacuum cleaner launched in 2016. Available in five different color choices, the vacuum cleaner has a fairly…

The Miele Complete C3 is a high-end canister vacuum cleaner launched in 2016. Available in five different color choices, the vacuum cleaner has a fairly large dirt bag capacity of 2.5 liters, which compares very well to some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. The C3 also features an Anti-Allergen HEPA filter to clean out any dirty airborne particles, and its suction force is pretty high, at 5.32 kPa.

The Miele Complete C3 also has a reasonably low noise output of only 72.3 dB, and its vacuum head has LED lights for better visibility when cleaning dark corners and crevices. The canister vacuum offers seven different power control levels, and it ships with a crevice tool, an upholstery tool, a soft bristle brush, and an extension wand for versatile cleaning.

The Miele Complete C3 comes with an anti-allergen HEPA filter, while the Miele Classic C1 does not. This makes the C3 preferable for individuals who…

The Miele Complete C3 comes with an anti-allergen HEPA filter, while the Miele Classic C1 does not. This makes the C3 preferable for individuals who want to get rid of allergens in their space. The C3 also has a higher suction power rating than the C1, but If the Classic C1 sounds more interesting, go ahead and learn more about it through our Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction Powerline review.

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The Miele Complete C3 is designed as a canister vacuum, while the Samsung Jet 75 is a stick/handheld vacuum, but more importantly, the C3 has a much larger dirt compartment compared to the Jet 75. In terms of maneuverability, the Jet 75 is the better pick compared to the C3, as the Jet 75 is cordless, while the C3 is corded. However, the C3 has headlights on its vacuum head for better visibility, which the Jet 75 does not. We’ve covered the Jet 75 in our Samsung Jet 75 review.

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The Miele Complete C3 Brilliant PowerLine has a larger dirt compartment compared to the Dyson V15 Detect, but the V15 is cordless, making it much easier to move around. The V15 also ships with many more attachments than the C3, but the C3 has a higher suction power rating. If you’d prefer another canister vacuum with a larger dirt capacity, then check out our NaceCare HVR 200 Henry review.

Bagless

No

No

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.18 gal

0.9 gal

0.2 gal

0.2 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

Unknown

Unknown

No

No

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

No

No

Yes

Cleaning Path Width

Unknown

13"

9.8"

10"

Compatible Floor Type

n/a

All floors

All floors

All floors

Cord Length

Unknown

30 ft

Cordless

Cordless

Corded/Cordless

Corded

Corded

Cordless

Cordless

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

86

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True Score

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    Category Trust Rating

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