The Miele S7210 Twist is one of the most in demand upright vacuum cleaners from this popular brand. Built to last and meant as a true investment, the Miele brand has established itself in the area of top of the line vacuums.
Note: The Miele S7210 Twist is no longer available, but we also highly recommend these other Miele models.
For day to day use, the Miels Twist is very easy to use. First it has a patented swivel technology that makes it easy to steer. This is practically essential in any upright vacuum, as they can be quite cumbersome to maneuver, especially around corners and furniture. Not only can it move in any direction, it can also lay flat to get under low furniture like beds and couches.
To make it even easier to steer, push and pull, the wheels on the front rotate a full 360 degrees, meaning it really does swivel. The wheels are also non-marking, so they won’t leave smudges on hardwood floors and linoleum.
As far as the floor types the Miele S7210 works best for, it works very well on them all. Instead of having a switch or dial you need to flip or turn to change the height of the base plate, the adjustment for height is completely automatic. In other words, the Twist detects the type of carpet of bare floor and adjusts accordingly.
You can also easily turn off the roller brush so small bits won’t get flung around on your hardwood or other bare floors. (If you have a kitty litter box in the house, you’ll really appreciate this feature.) This will also protect your finely finished bare floors from getting scratched by the brush.
One of the other features users comment on in their reviews is something that is complained about quite a bit in other uprights with an extension hose and tools like the Shark Rotator and Navigator. That is that the machine has a tendency to want to tip over when the hose is stretched out all the way. Miele has thought of this and incorporated an anti-tipping device so the machine remains stable even when you stretch out the hose.
This popular vac has a powerful 1200 watt motor with a separate 4800 RPM motor for the brush motor, meaning it can spin fast and strong enough to get out even deep down dirt from deep pile shag carpets.
Even though it works great on carpet, it can be used for any type of surface without fuss, as the height adjustment is automatic. The way it cleans different types of floor surfaces varies to make sure they get as clean as possible.
It has what’s called an electrobrush in the head which incorporates an agitator roller brush to separate carpet fibers so it can suck out dirt that is embedded deep down. This brush is spring-loaded and flexible to adapt to different floor types.
It also has a dial on the top front of the unit for different speeds of the brush depending on how strong you want it to be. It has separate settings for low pile carpet, deep pile carpet, smooth surfaces and curtains or other fabrics.
The Miele S7210 comes complete with a powerful sealed air system, ensuring those find particles of dust, pollen, mold and pet dander end up in the vacuum instead of back in the air. Adding a HEPA filter is available as an option on the Twist.
Tools & Accessories
- Dusting brush
- Upholstery Tool
- Crevice nozzle
- Cord length: 39’
- Extension hose length: 12’
- Extension wand length: 3’
- Cleaning radius: 54’
- Weight: 21.6 pounds
- Power: 1200 watts with a 4800 r.p.m. agitator brush
- Voltage: 120v
- Warranty: 7 years (motor); 7 years (casing); 1 year (all other components)
- Product Manual
- Works great on all floor surfaces and adjusts automatically
- Great at getting close to edges and baseboards
- Does a good job on pet hair, even on furniture
- Bags are cloth instead of paper, and dust doesn’t escape when changing them
While many people prefer a bagged vacuum cleaner like the Miele S7210, some users when they review the model say they don’t want to spend the extra money on bags. Amazon actually sells the bags for under $20, and that includes 4 bags plus filters. Bags should be changed once the indicator light comes on or whenever you notice a loss of suction. Reviews do comment that the bags are large so don’t need to be changed so often.
Overall in user reviews, people who bought and use the Miele S7210 Twist give it a 4 out of 5 star rating. They love that it has all the power of a monster full-size vacuum but is very easy to steer and maneuver. It works just as well on pet hair on your couch as it does on the curtains or glossy hardwood floor. The height adjusts automatically for every type of floor surface, and there are 4 adjustments for speed as well as an option to turn off the brush roll.
If you’re someone who doesn’t want to hassle with the bags, the Dyson DC65 is also a great choice, but if you’re looking for a very powerful bagged full-size upright, the Twist is a great option as well as a great investment and value.