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Miele Compact C1 PowerLine - Models Pure Suction, Turbo Team, HomeCare

Miele Compact C1 PowerLine is a group of several compact, but versatile bagged canister vacuum cleaners.

They differ in color and available cleaning attachments, but they all share the most important features like strong suction, excellent air filtration, automatic power cord rewind, easy dirt disposal etc.

Published: December 4, 2019.

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Miele Compact C1 PowerLine Features and Specifications

Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction, Turbo Team and HomeCare are powered via highly efficient electric motor rated at 1200 watts. In order to protect the motor, units feature thermal protection system which turns off the motor if its temperature starts to rise.

Maximum cleaning reach is ~29.5 feet (~9 m) - power cord, flexible cleaning hose, telescopic wand combined.

Using single wall power socket, the user can clean large area, from the floors to the ceiling.

Dirt is stored in Miele Type FJM disposable dirt bags, featuring large capacity of 3.5 liters, good air filtration and self-locking collars.

The most important features and specifications of the Miele Compact C1 vacuums are given in the following table:

Model Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team Miele Compact C1 HomeCare
Photo pure suction turbo team home care
Color Lotus White Obsidian Black Mango Red
Power 1200 watts 1200 watts 1200 watts
Thermal Protection Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Suction Control Rotary Selector Rotary Selector Rotary Selector
Manual Suction Control Air Inlet Valve Air Inlet Valve Air Inlet Valve
Three-point Maneuverability Caster Wheels Yes Yes Yes
Vacuum Bags AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM  AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM 
Automatic Vacuum Bag Positioning Yes Yes Yes
Vacuum Bag Sensor Yes Yes Yes
Motor Protection Filter Yes Yes Yes
Exhaust Air Filter AirClean Filter AirClean Filter  AirClean Filter 
Dimensions (L x H) 16.9 x 9.05 inches
(~43 x 23 cm)
16.9 x 9.05 inches
(~43 x 23 cm) 
16.9 x 9.05 inches
(~43 x 23 cm) 
Weight 6.03 lbs (2.73 kg) 6.7 lbs (3.0 kg) 6.7 lbs (3.0 kg) 
Three-Piece Accessory Set Holder Yes (VarioClip) Yes (VarioClip)  Yes (VarioClip) 
Uphosltery Tool Yes Yes Yes
Crevice Tool Yes Yes Yes
Dusting Brush Yes Yes Yes
AllTeQ Combination Floorhead SBD 285-3 Yes No Yes
Small Parquet Floorhead SBB Parquet-3  No Yes No
Turbo Comfort Floorhead STB 205-3  No Yes Yes
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 1200 watts suction motors provide plenty of suction, which can be controlled via rotary selector with 6 different settings. Rotary selector is positioned on the canister itself and requires the user to bend slightly, which can be problematic for people with lower back issues.

Also, there is an air inlet valve on the handle that allows the user to temporarily decrease the suction, if required.


Other controls on the canister include foot-operated power button and another foot-operated automatic power cord rewind button.

Note: power cord itself is relatively short - it is ~18 feet long (~5.5 m), but combined reach of the Miele Compact C1 vacuums is almost 30 feet (29.5 feet, ~9 m) using power cord, flexible cleaning hose and telescopic stainless steel cleaning wand.

Vacuumed dirt is collected into the AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM vacuum bags.

miele fjm type vacuum bag mMiele AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM vacuum bags feature 3.5 liters capacity and excellent air filtration - they capture 99.9% of all dust and other small particles.

Miele AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM vacuum bags are made using randomly spun fibers and although they are soft to touch, they are also very durable - important when sharp objects might be vacuumed.

Miele FJM vacuum bags automatically adjust themselves and ensure good air flow regardless how full they are.

And when they get full, their self-locking auto-seal collars prevent any dirt from escaping.

Miele Compact C1 vacuums feature Full Bag Indicator, which signals that the vacuum bag is full - if the bag doesn't seam to be full, check if there are clogs of some kind in the system, and if there are none, replace the dirt bag even if it is not full.

Note: vacuuming dirt with extra small particles can fill the pores on the vacuum bag and create large pressure drop - if/when that happens, replace the bag. Miele Compact C1 are simple to use and maintain vacuums, but when they arrive, be sure to read the manual thoroughly.

AirClean 3D Efficiency Type FJM bags are commonly purchased in larger packages containing 4 or more vacuum bags. Also, such packages commonly contain replacement motor protection air filters (pre-motor air filters), usually in 1:2 or 1:3 ratio - replace the motor protection air filter after replacing 2 or 3 vacuum bags.

hepa airclean sf ha 50

Final layer of air filtration system is exhaust filter, which is AirClean type of air filters.

AirClean air filters come in several versions, with the Miele HEPA AirClean SF-HA 50 air filter being recommended one.

Miele HEPA AirClean SF-HA 50 traps 99.95% of 0.3 microns or larger particles and in combination with FJM vacuum bags and motor protection filter, provides excellent air filtration, exhausting practically only the clean air back into the cleaned area.

Miele HEPA AirClean SF-HA 50 also features time strip which signals when it is time to replace the exhaust filter - usually after 12 months or 50 hours of vacuuming.

People having pets, or just wanting to gt rid of most common household smells and odors should consider Miele Active AirClean 50 Filter.

active airclean 50

Miele Active AirClean 50 Filter is very similar to HEPA AirClean SF-HA 50 air filter, except that it also features additional layer of activated charcoal and is able to remove odors too, not just dust and other small particles.

Miele Compact C1 PowerLine Cleaning Attachments

All Miele Compact C1 vacuums feature three-piece accessory set holder (VarioClip) positioned on the flexible cleaning hose, near the canister itself.

These three cleaning tools include Upholstery tool, Crevice tool and Dusting brush. These cleaning tools are used for vacuuming elevated surfaces and for detail cleaning of homes, cars etc.

For cleaning large floor areas, Miele Compact C1 vacuums come with:

sbd 285 3- AllTeQ Combination Floorhead SBD 285-3 comes with Pure Suction and HomeCare models. SBD 285-3 is designed for all smooth flooring and low-pile carpets. SBD 285-3 features a foot switch which allows the user to switch from bare floors to carpeted surfaces. Since SBD 285-3 doesn't feature rotating brushroll, it is very gentle cleaning tool and can be used for vacuuming even the sensitive carpets and similar surfaces - just adjust suction to appropriate level.

SBD 285-3 also features two joints to ensure proper contact with the floors, regardless of the floor type. Also, due to its low profile, SBD 285-3 can reach and clean under most beds and sofas.

- Small Parquet Floorhead SBB Parquet-3 comes only with Turbo Team model and ensures that Turbo Team vacuums can clean sensitive bare floors like parquet, laminate and similar.

stb 205 3- Turbo Comfort Floorhead STB 205-3 comes with Turbo Team and HomeCare models. STB 205-3 features air turbine that powers rotating brushroll which cleans deeply embedded dirt and hair even from thick carpets.

STB 205-3 features air valve in the form of slider, allowing the user to additionally adjust suction/brushroll rotation, depending on the surface being vacuumed.

STB 205-3 is not maintenance free tool and periodically user has to manually remove tangled hair and lint from the brushroll.

Turbo Comfort Floorhead STB 205-3 is able to reach and clean under most beds and sofas, but it doesn't feature LED headlights which can be very helpful when vacuuming in low light conditions and the brushroll cover is not transparent, not allowing the user to constantly monitor the brushroll condition.

Note: SBD 285-3 also doesn't feature LED headlights, but is is cheaper and simpler cleaning tool - personally, one doesn't even expect SBD 285-3 to feature LED headlights.

For Short: Miele Compact C1 vacuums come with 5-year limited warranty. If you are looking for durable, bagged, canister vacuum cleaner that gets its job done, consider one of these models.

Just be sure that available attachments fit your needs. And if required, additional cleaning attachments can be ordered later.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction and Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team Amazon links (links open in the new window).

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