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Review: Miele S4212 Neptune Canister Vacuum Cleaner

If you’ve been avoiding Miele because it is expensive you really should stop and think. Is buying a cheap and low-performance vacuum will be better for you in the long run than buy an expensive and reliable vacuum?


If you’ve been using uprights you’ll be amazed by the performance of this canister vacuum. The cleaning performance of Miele S4212 Neptune is comparable to those high-end uprights that could cost you over $1000 to buy.

The Miele S4212 is one of the best vacuum for tile floors on the current market and works incredibly well for cleaning carpets, rugs, tile, hardwood floors and walls. It is lightweight, compact, easy to maneuver and easy to get under furniture and corners.

This canister vacuum has variable speed setting controls. You can adjust the suction power according to the cleaning task. When you’re cleaning delicate fabric, such as velvet, you can set the power to a very low suction. And when your kids are done playing in the living room leaving all kinds of dirt, dust and crumbs behind just set the power to maximum. Don’t forget to use the turbo power brush and watch all those stuff goes into the vacuum. The turbo brush is an excellent tool to get rid of hard-to-remove dirt from tile floors. When you need to clean bare floors use the Parquet 300-3 bare floor brush; it works like a charm.

The best thing about this Miele canister vacuum is its quietness. You are no longer need to wear ear plugs when vacuuming. If you have a small house and the kids are taking a nap you can bet the sound coming from this canister vac won’t be able to wake them up.

Other things worth mentioning are the telescopic stainless steel wand (that can be adjusted according to your preference) and the 30-foot long power cord. A power cord this long should enable to clean a large area without having to switch between power outlets too often.


The main grief for this Miele vacuum cleaner is the price. Five hundred dollars is a lot of money. Any family who want to spend that much money on a vacuum better discuss it thoroughly and make sure that it is really necessary to buy such a high-priced item.


If you’re ready to spend big money on a high-performance and reliable vacuum you should consider buying the Miele S4212 Neptune Canister Vacuum. It’s going to cost you $500, but it will be money well spent. The S4212 Neptune has adjustable suction power, useful attachments, ease of use and everything else you ever wanted from a vacuum.