Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Vacuum Cleaner Introduction
Miele has been designing and manufacturing products for the home since 1899. They produced their first vacuum cleaner in 1927. Their products are world renowned for their power, durability and performance. The introduction of the bagless Miele Blizzard Cat & Dog vacuum, with its beautiful Obsidian Black finish, effective bagless design and whisper quiet operation construction reflects their commitment to designing and manufacturing outstanding vacuum cleaners. As with all Miele products, all its advanced technology and incredible power is harnessed within a truly beautiful work of art.
While continuing the strong Miele tradition of quality, design, beauty and outstanding performance, this Miele Blizzard Cat & Dog, with its unique cyclonic bagless design plus its very convenient direct connect electric hose, direct connect electric wand, direct connect SEB 228 Electro Plus Powerbrush and deluxe Parquet "Twister" floor brush, takes Miele's beauty and technology to an even higher level.
Washable Cyclonic Chamber and Dirt Bin
The Miele Blizzard Cat & Dog vacuum cleaner incorporated a unique cyclonic chamber with dirt collection bin plus a large area fan-fold dust filter and a HEPA 13 exhaust filter to provide the high performance for which Miele is so well known. Air carrying the dirt enters the cyclonic chamber on an angle, creating a spinning action which moves the dirt and dust outward and into the collection bin. Air is extracted from the center of the cyclonic chamber through a conical filter screen. It, and the attached air ducts, can be easily removed for occasional cleaning when visiably dirty. The main dirt bin is easily emptied through the large door at its bottom. A special fine dust chamber collects the smaller particles seperately from the main dirt bin. The whole dirt collection bin and cyconic chamber can be cleaned under running water if desired. The Miele Blizzard series vacuums fill a void in the availability of durable, high performing canister vacuums that provide years of low cost operation.
Large Area Gore CleanStream Filter Cartridge
After the air passes through the cyclonic chamber, it reaches the special self-cleaning Gore CleanStream Dust Filter. Over five inches high and 3.5" in diameter, this fan-fold filter contains 360 square inches of special Gore filter media which enables the air to pass through easily while trapping virtually all the very fine dust. Sitting vertically in the vacuum, the fine dust easily falls off of it when the vacuum isn't running so there is never a problem of blockage of the air flow like so many other bagless vacuums experience. Even so, Miele incorporated a special ComfortClean process wherein, when the vacuum senses more restriction due to dust buildup on this filter, it will turn off, shake the filter media for twenty seconds, and start up again. This also can be initialized by pressing the ComfortClean button on the vacuum. One of Miele's goals with a bagless vacuum is to minimize contact with floating fine dust and dirt when removing collected debris. They expect users to empty and clean the Gore CleanStream filter and container about every six months. The outside of the filter can be brushed for cleaning or you can eliminate floating dust by washing the filter while still in its container. It can be removed from its container for additional cleaning and drying.
Sealed System with Lifetime HEPA Exhaust Filter
Using the Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog canister vacuum differs from your typical home vacuum cleaner because of its special high filtration capabilities and its Sealed System. This means that the sub-micrometer dust you pick up actually reaches the high filtration exhaust filter and is not blown out through minute cracks in the case or around the exhaust filter like many competing cleaners with high filtration exhaust filters. The combination of a Cyclonic Chamber with dirt bin, large area premotor Gore dust filter and lifetime HEPA 13 exhaust filter provides extremely clean exhausted air while keeping your operational costs at a minimum.
Efficient Miele Vortex Suction Motor
The powerful 1200 Watt, Miele Vortex suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning all heights of carpets when used with its SEB 228 Powerbrush. As such it is a very effective 1440 watt (12 Amps.) power team...both in its ability to pick up dirt and allergens and in its ability to retain them. This high performance motor has fan parts that are aerodynamically designed with no parallel surfaces and nine long fan scoops compared to the typical six shorter ones. These scoops are quite wide near the hub of the fan and become more narrow toward the outer edge similar to that of a jet engine compressor. This single stage "compressor design" optimizes the air flow and increases the overall motor efficiency. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings, well balanced motor parts, enhanced motor suspension and lining of the motor housing, the Miele Blizzard Cat & Dog vacuum will perform quietly for many years. To learn more about this outstanding motor, see our article on the Powerful Miele Vortex Motor.
Convenient Electronic Motor Power Control
The Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog vacuum is also equipped with a variable motor power control with four click stops. It is completely variable from minimum to maximum to enable you to easily select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to plush carpeting. Reducing the suction prevents curtains, upholstery or area rugs from inadvertently being drawn into the cleaning nozzle. Also visible in this photo is the ComfortClean button to manually start the fine dust filter cleaning process.
Direct Connect Hose, Wand and Powerbrush
Miele's Direct Connect Electric Hose automatically makes the electrical connections when you insert it into the cleaner. In addition to the direct connect at the cleaner, this hose mates with the top of the SET 220 Direct Connect Electric Wand with its internal wiring. The bottom of this wand mates with the SEB 228 Electro Plus Powerbrush. This electric wand even telescopes so you can easily adjust it to match your individual stature. For convenient storage, it collapses to about half its total height.
When you attach the wand to the hose and the powerbrush to the wand, all electrical connections are made automatically. Removing them is just as easy. There are absolutely no exposed cords on the hose, wand and powerbrush which need to be plugged in manually. All electrical wiring is built into them. This direct connect feature between the electric hose, electric wand and powerbrush provides even more convenience and user friendliness. It really makes it a breeze to switch between the powerbrush, floor brush or other attachment without breaking your pace.
Included Durable Hand Held Turbobrush
Also made in Germany, Miele's STB 101 Turbobrush provides outstanding pet hair removal from upholstered furniture and carpeted stairs. The nozzle is self-leveling, enabling easier cleaning of curved surfaces. It is easily opened for access to the turbine and brush roll for occasional cleaning. In fact, the complete attachment can be disassembled and cleaned should the need arise. This attachment is much more substantual in its performance and quality than most other hand held tubine nozzles.
Complete Power Team with SEB 228 Powerbrush
The Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog vacuum is a complete power team that includes the Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 220 Direct Connect Electric Wand and SEB 228 Electro Plus Powerbrush. Its powerbrush is designed for cleaning low to plush carpets.
Having a 1.4 Amp motor to drive the 12 1/2" revolving brush, the powerbrush adds to the power of the Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog vacuum. A cog type belt is used to provide positive power transfer from the motor to the brush roll. You can even use the powerbrush to clean small areas of bare floors by stopping the powerbrush motor and brush roll with a flip of the finger-tip power nozzle switch on the hose.
Deluxe Parquet Twister Floor Brush
This Miele vacuum is also packaged with the SBB 300-3 Parquet Twister Floor Brush which is specifically designed for cleaning Parquet floors although it works very nicely on all non-carpeted floors. It is 12" wide having long, very soft bristles completely around its perimeter. Notches along the front allow dirt to easily enter the nozzle. The wand connector elbow has a 2-way swivel which enables the brush to be pivoted (twisted) as the wand is twisted side to side. It is very agile, enabling it to even slide sideways between close furniture. The elbow has a long tab which can hold this nozzle securely in the parking slots on the sides and back of this vacuum when you pause while cleaning.
All Four Wheels Swivel 360°
The Miele Blizzard Cat & Dog vacuum cleaners are designed to track nicely behind you as you pull them by the hose. They are equipped with four wheels which turn a full 360° making them very easy to maneuver and very stable. Going over electrical cords, door thresholds and around furniture is a breeze. Since it can be moved in any direction, being able to easily push it out of your path when working near the machine is an added convenience.
The Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog vacuum cleaners are made in Germany and sold in the U.S.A. primarily through their network of independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. We also promote and sell additional models of Miele Canisters & Power Teams, various Miele Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Miele Dustbags, Filters & Supplies.
Please feel free to call toll free at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 for more details and information on this and additional models. All of our salespeople are also skilled technicians who are very knowledgeable about vacuum cleaners, both inside and out. They will be happy to talk with you regarding your various vacuum cleaner needs, preferences and desires. We are a vacuum cleaner specialty store providing outstanding customer service to all who purchase from us.
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|Key Features||Major Benefits|
|Complete Power Team||This is a complete power team including their SEB 228 Direct Connect Electro Plus Powerbrush for efficiently cleaning all your home's surfaces.|
|Direct Connect Attachments||The electrical connections on the electric hose, wand and powerbrush automatically are made when attaching these items. There are no external cords which must be manually connected.|
|Included Hand Turbobrush||The revolving brush roll, powered by the air flow, efficiently cleans pet hair from furniture and carpeted stairs.|
|Completely Sealed System||Ensures that all air flow through the system reaches the high filtration exhaust filter. It also improves the cleaning performance since all air flow passes through the hose and attachments as well.|
|Economical Bagless HEPA System||Eliminates on the ongoing cost of purchasing disposal bags and HEPA filters while providing effective performance and extremely clean exhausted air.|
|1200 Watt Miele Vortex Suction Motor||Delivers high air flow rates for very effective cleaning. Extra long life expectancy of 1200 hours exceeds most industrial motors.|
|Electronic Speed Control||Enables you to easily select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to plush carpeting.|
|Four 360° Swivel Wheels||Tracks nicely behind you as you pull it by the hose. It also can be easily pushed it out of your path when working near the machine.|
|One-touch Cord Rewind||Conveniently rewind the cord for storage with a quick tap of the foot pedal on the top of the cleaner. The rewind speed is limited by a built-in governor.|