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Miele Triflex HX1 Review

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Updated May 2, 2023
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The Miele Triflex HX1 is the brand’s mid-range cordless stick vacuum cleaner that was first launched in 2019, promising intuitive three-in-one functionality on all floor types and staircases. Ranking among the best-rated vacuum cleaners in its range, this model has a smart automatic surface detection sensor, which simplifies switching between carpets and hard floors.

It has a decent battery life and boasts a lightweight construction that suits cleaning stairs and vehicles. Learn more about the features of the Miele Triflex HX1 below and browse our iRobot H1 review if you prefer a robot vacuum.

Reasons to Buy

  • Excellent performance on bare floors
  • Exceptional pet hair removal ability
  • Superb build quality
  • Extremely easy to maintain
  • Supremely lightweight

Reasons to Not

  • Small dust bucket
  • Doesn’t have a HEPA filter
  • Poor performance on high-pile carpets
  • Struggles with fine debris
  • Lacks pet grooming tools

Market Context

Compared to the same brand’s similar models: The Miele Triflex HX1 is very similar to the Miele Triflex HX2. Both vacuums have a monocyclic filtration system with a non-HEPA filter, and both feature a modular design. However, unlike the HX1 (this review), the HX2 features LED lights for illuminating dark spots under furniture.

Compared to other brands’ similar models: Unlike the Miele Triflex HX1, the Samsung Jet 90 has an anti-allergy HEPA filter and boasts a bigger 0.5L compartment, which requires less frequent emptying than the HX1’s 0.25L dust cup. The Samsung vacuum also has a better 61-minute battery life that dwarfs the 34-minute runtime of the Miele.

While the Miele Triflex HX1 has an automatic adjustment function, the Dyson V15 Detect doesn’t have such a feature. On the other hand, the Dyson vacuum has a HEPA filter, which the Miele vacuum lacks. Weighing just 6.46 lbs, the Dyson is more portable than the 8.18-lb HX1.

Critic Consensus

Critics unanimously applauded the Miele Triflex HX1, recommending it for bare floors and carpets. It clocked in at a decent 34 minutes in battery life tests. However, if you need a longer-lasting battery, see our LG CordZero A9 Ultimate review. Although it has a non-HEPA filter, it prevented small particles from leaking during testing.

However, if you prefer a HEPA filter, check out our Roborock H6 Adapt review. RTINGS experts reported an astounding 99% large debris pick-up rate on hard surfaces and 82% on low-pile carpets during their experiments. However, critics from Real Homes bemoaned its small 0.25L dust cup. Explore our Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit review for a larger 4.3L dirt compartment.

Testers hailed its 72.5 dBA noise level and relatively portable 8.18-lb construction. However, reviewers were displeased with its 0.41 kPa suction power, picking up just 77% of the large debris on high-pile carpets. Check out the RYOBI 18V One+ 3 Gal. Project Wet/Dry review for a more effective vacuum on high-pile carpets.

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