Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Surface Recommendation||Upholstery, Carpet|
About this item
- Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
- Exceptionally lightweight
- Air Clean filter
- Dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle on VarioClip
- 29.5-feet cleaning radius
- Classic combination carpet/smooth floor tool recommended for low pile carpeting, rugs and smooth flooring
Compare with other vacuum cleaners
This ItemMiele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner
|model number||S2121||41BBN031USA||COMPLETE C3 MARIN||41BAN044USA||Compact C1||Compact C1|
|model name||-||Classic C1||Complete C3 Marin||Classic C1 Turbo Team||Compact C1 Pure Suction||Turbo Team|
|color||Lotus White||White||Marine Blue||Mystique Blue||Lotus White||Obsidian Black|
|surface recommendation||Upholstery||Hard Floor||Carpet||Hard Floor||Hard Floor||Hard Floor|
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
The Miele S2 Series Incorporating the quality and performance for which Miele vacuum cleaners are renowned, the S2 Series delivers exceptional cleaning power perfectly packaged in an agile, lightweight body. These versatile canisters gently care for all flooring in your home, from smooth, solid surfaces like tiles and hardwoods to plush rugs and deep-pile carpeting. With six distinct power settings — all clearly displayed on a front-mounted rotary dial — it’s easy to vary your vacuum cleaner’s suction power according to the carpet pile, flooring and fabrics you’re cleaning.
S2121 Olympus Miele’s S2 Olympus vacuum cleaner features a Classic FiberTeQ floor tool ideal for cleaning low-pile carpeting, rugs and smooth flooring. The Classic FiberTeQ allows the user to easily transition from carpet to smooth flooring with a flip of the toggle switch. The Olympus features a telescopic, stainless steel wand and long electrical cord with automatic rewind for a total cleaning radius of 29.5 feet. Other conveniences include three accessories — a dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle — held in place by a VarioClip.
- The vacuum that truly cleans. And lasts. Since 1899, Miele has been dedicated to producing state-of-the-art home appliances, and we support your passion for a cleaner, healthier and more comfortable home with our innovative, award-winning collection of vacuum cleaners. Our canister and upright vacuum cleaners help you care for all aspects of your home. Miele’s advanced, technologically-superior filtration systems also improve the quality of air in your home.
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
For such an expensive little canister, we were dismayed to find that the head is constructed of plastic and that it does not work on our large area rugs. We've tried playing with the suction and simply cannot get the head to roll when its pushed. It just kind of stutters across the rug and/or sticks, making it impossible to vacuum. This means Mr. Consumer King has to drag the old upright Oreck (the monster we were trying to replace) down from upstairs. This is very inconvenient, inefficient and essentially renders the Miele useless to us.
I speculate that the problem with the head is that it is too lightweight, and has no substance. Also the wheels on the head seem to be inadequate. Perhaps they are also made of plastic, have insufficient bearings, are just too small - or something. Whatever the reason(s), the head won't roll across the carpet. The result is the aforementioned, very frustrating and unproductive, skittering and sticking.
The hose was a part of the overall problem as well. It is a stiff plastic that doesn't flex and move effortlessly like the old cloth hoses did. I am sure one reason plastic was used in both the head and hose was in an effort to keep the system (more affordable and) light, but that doesn't add to the package if it renders it unusable, in my opinion. A couple more pounds of weight would be a tradeoff I would invest in, if I was only financially able.
The final thing that pushed my husband over the top was that when he would pick the machine up and carry it, (as was his preferred method of using the Miele. He is 6'1", and the entire system felt too short for him...), it blew the exhaust air out of the top sending dust, papers etc. flying, essentially undoing all of his work! My frustrated husband was brought to the point where he finally said "RETURN THIS!".
This is not an all-negative review though. There are good things about this vacuum. It is so pretty and small, it fit just right in our little closet. The suction is fabulous, it has a metal hose piece for more stability, it is so quiet, the cord automatically retracts and then there is the well-respected quality of a Miele machine. Maybe one day we'll be able to afford a Miele upright. But for now, back she goes and our search continues.
Since I was a boy in Germany, my Oma and mother both swore that there was no better vacuum than Miele. I shuddered at the price point but I did pay twice as much for one from a door to door salesman so who was I to talk? We did purchase a Miele dishwasher last year and have been impressed by its performance so when my wife sent me a text picture of a Miele S2121 with the caption, "Drooling," I knew what to get her for Christmas.
Needless to say, she was ecstatic to open her gift and even better, she can not stop singing the Miele praises. This thing sucks! Yes, it sucks, in a good way, and never gets plugged like the Shark always did. I accidentally sucked up a small dinner roll - a fatal move with the Shark - and the Miele practically looked at me with a smile almost saying, "Really, that's all you have?" The vacuum is just simply incredible. It actually cleans the carpet. It actually cleans wooden floors. It actually cleans corners with the attachments.
Attachments? Oh yes, unlike other vacuum cleaners which come with such accessories as a brush, narrow tube, and so on, they are never used because they are left in the closet on the other side of the house. You never use them. Miele's German engineering realized this and placed an attachment carrier on the vacuum and guess what? You use the attachments all the time! Who would have thought?
Remember that dirty bagless Shark I mentioned? Well, dirt was an issue with replacing bags on the Kirby as well. The Miele, however, again goes back to that fine German engineering that you expect from something like a Mercedes and the bag replacement is clean as can be! Miele designed a unique seal within each bag the prevents any dirt or dust from escaping! It is amazing and it's only a stinking bag!
The vacuum is light and and easy to move. All four wheels turn 360 degrees to allow it to follow you and move into difficult areas without heartache. It really does work nicely unlike the shopping carts at IKEA. The power button slowly starts up the engine like the turbines of an F-22 which can be adjusted to a nimble suck to not damage sensitive work areas. Don't worry, though, even at full thrust, the motor is much quieter than all our previous vacuum cleaners. My kids and wife love the cord retractor the best as with a push of a button, in goes the cord without any assistance from you.
So what's the negative on this? The only one I can think of is that we waited too long before purchasing it. Don't make the same mistake that we did.
Top reviews from other countries
The unit is replacing a unit purchased three years ago at about the same price from another manufacturer which is no longer supported by that manufacturer for filters and parts. Bags and filters can be readily ordered on line for the Miele unit.