Top positive review
This is NOT an electric power nozzle model!
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
This was the first Miele to be assembled in China. Most of the piece parts come from Germany, including the blower and the motor. That also includes many of the accessories, like the extra wide parquet brush. This was the model that had the redesigned storage compartment for the basic hose ends: crevice tool, passive upholstery tool, and dust brush. It made it very neat and tidy compared to the C1, which had a "clip" that held the basic accessories. They would continuously get knocked out of the clip or caught on another object, e.g. curtains, furniture, etc. This model does not have that problem. The Miele design team raised the bag hood slightly and put a compartment that hides/holds the accessories underneath a pop up lid on top of the canister. Nothing gets caught, nothing gets lost, and all the basic tools are one step away. Oh, one last thing, this does NOT ship with the STB-205-3 turbo brush. Unless you have 100% hardwood, tile & laminate flooring and no area rugs, you will need to get one of those. We have 100% hardwood, tile & laminate flooring AND area rugs from India, China and Belgium. The vacuum is OK without the turbo nozzle, but it is fabulous on the area rugs with the turbo nozzle. It is a pretty expensive accessory, but it is worth the money to get the fluff and cat hair off the area rugs. After using an electric power nozzle on my old vacuum, and comparing it to the turbo nozzle, I'm embarrassed to admit that I actually PREFER the turbo nozzle. My electric nozzle had enough power to rip the fringe off my Belgium rugs, and it did. The turbo nozzle doesn't have that kind of destructive force. The fringe just stops the brush from turning. No damage to the nozzle or the carpet. Works for me!