Updated 1 Feb 2017

Miele

Dynamic U1 Obsidian Black

Snapshot: The Miele Dynamic U1 Obsidian Black power-head upright vacuum cleaner has a bag for dust collection but no HEPA filter. Is it a stand-out performer?

Dynamic U1 Obsidian Black
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$829

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Test results

Overall score
76
Carpet cleaning
?/10
Corners and edges
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good carpet cleaning.
  • Good corner-and-edges cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • OK to use.
  • Good reach from power point.

But

  • No HEPA filter.
  • Heavy.

How we test

Overall score includes:
Carpet cleaning: 40%.
Corners and edges: 15%.
Pet-hair removal: 15%.
Ease of use: 30%. Assessed head movement, versatility around low furniture, tools and general versatility, mobility, ease of removing dustbin, and ease of using the controls.

Carpet cleaning, corners and edges, and pet-hair removal are tested using the power or turbo head (where supplied).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$829
Type
Upright standard
Head type
Power

More test results (/10)

Car cleaning
-

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
72
Reach (m)
11.2
Weight (kg)
9.8
Bag/bin
Bag
Bag/bin volume (L)
4.8
Battery type
n/a
Battery voltage
n/a
Claimed charge time (hours)
n/a
Running time (minutes)
n/a

Features

HEPA filter
No
Variable power
Yes
Hand-held option
No
Wand suction control
No
Crevice tool
Yes
Upholstery tool
Yes
Dusting brush
Yes
Programmable time
n/a
Programmable day
n/a
Return to charge
n/a
Remote control
n/a
Stairs detect
n/a
Virtual wall
n/a
Wall mountable
n/a
Adjustable head
n/a

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
www.miele.co.nz and Miele Center only.

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