Yes, the German-made Miele Complete C3 Kona might be expensive, but after extensive testing in our vacuum cleaner lab, we think it is the best vacuum you can buy.
This bagged canister vacuum is lightweight and quiet, but it's also quite powerful. In our tests, the Kona simply captured more dirt than its competitors. That was true whether we measured how much dust it got out of thick carpet, or how much debris it cleaned off bare floors.
Every Miele we've tested feels well designed and sturdily built, and the Kona is no exception. Nothing feels cheap or wobbly, and it glides across floors with ease. We especially like how its wand is weighted, so it doesn't tip over when you walk away from vacuuming.
Still, we prefer the Kona to other Miele vacuums. Miele makes several C3 vacuums, ranging from a $650 model with an air-powered brush all the way to a $1,500 model with LED lighting. The Kona sits in the middle of the lineup, but includes a powered brush for rooting dirt out of thick carpets, a telescoping wand for cleaning hard-to-reach corners, a hardwood floor brush, and a combination dusting brush, upholstery tool, and crevice nozzle.
When cleaning is done, all those attachments store onboard—even the powered Electro Plus wand slots right into the body. There's even a seven-year warranty on the motor.
Read our full review of the Miele C3 series