Miele S2121 Review


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7.9 Overall Score Reviewed By Experts

Miele vacuum cleaners have always been associated with performance and quality. The Miele S2121 is no different, delivering exceptional cleaning power packed into a lightweight and agile body. This versatile canister takes gentle care of all flooring in your home starting from solid smooth surfaces like hardwoods and tiles to deep-pile carpet and plush rugs. Its six distinct power settings available using the front mounted rotary dial help in adjusting suction power of the vacuum cleaner as per the carpet pile, fabric or floor you are cleaning. The Miele S2121 Olympus offers a Classic FiberTeQ tool that is excellent for any kind of surface. It allows smooth transitions from hard floors to carpet and vice versa with a simple flip of a toggle switch. This vacuum cleaner also comes with a stainless steel, telescopic wand, auto rewinding electrical cable with an effective cleaning radius of 29.5 feet. Other attachments available with the 7 year warranty protected Miele Olympus cleaner include an upholstery tool, crevice nozzle and dusting brush all held onto the vac with a VarioClip.

Bare Floors
Hose Airflow Strength
Ease Of Use
Pet Hair
User Rating: 3.45 (2 votes)

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With the ability to suck up 94 percent of all particles down to 0.3 micron size, the Miele S2121 is a great carpet cleaner. Yes it lacks a beater brush head but once you try out this compact vac on your heavy-pile carpet you will realize that it doesn’t really matter. Might not give you a 99 percent efficiency like a heavy upright vacuum cleaner on carpet, but it does the trick if you have more smooth flooring and less carpet or rugs.

Bare Floors:

With six different suction power modes, an excellent vacuum seal and a wide nozzle, it does a highly impressive job with bare floors. Regardless of the type, from smooth to laminated floors, it works flawlessly sucking up everything in its way while purifying the air in the process. Just be sure to use the toggle switch on top of the vacuum head when transitioning between carpet and bare floor or else it will scrape the surface and make an awfully irritating sound.

Hose Airflow Strength:

The Olympus S2121 is the lowest priced Miele canister vacuum cleaner in this series and operates on a 1200 Watt base motor with a variable switch for power selection. At the highest setting, it is seriously powerful and can suck small pieces of cloth if you are not careful. I haven’t yet used the low settings but can understand the importance of reducing suction power when trying to clean draperies and upholstery of a sensitive nature.

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I just love the humming sound it makes. If you stand about 6 feet away from the Miele S2121 you will never even realize that this vacuum cleaner is running at high. My husband is highly sensitive to noise and always wakes up every time I vacuum. However, when I ran the S2121 Olympus, he slept right through till the end, even when I was vacuuming our bedroom!

Miele S2121

Miele S2121

Ease Of Use:

The compact nature is augmented well by its lightweight construction that does fool one into thinking that it lacks suction power. With the onboard attachments you can quickly change the head but what really makes it such a pleasure to use is the clip that helps keep the telescopic wand upright when you need to clear stuff out of the way. Also, the caster wheels on all four help in maneuvering through a crowded floor with ease or pushing underneath furniture. It even comes with an auto retracting power cord that together with the hose provides a neat 29.5 feet cleaning radius, enough for me to clean the stairs in a single go.

Pet Hair:

Obviously, the Miele S2121 isn’t designed to tackle pet hair but this doesn’t mean that it won’t do a thing to better your pet situation at home. Not a 100 percent effective but definitely around 80 percent effective with pet hair, dander and larger stuffs. I find that it works best on bare floors probably because it lacks a rotary beater brush.


Affordable, well designed and definitely effective on all kinds of surface, the Miele S2121 is a canister vacuum ideal for a large apartment or a small house. Plenty of power options, decent suction pressure, compact construction, silent operations and ergonomically designed features the Miele Olympus is a real treat to use.

  • Six stage suction controls using a rotary dial helps ensure proper power level for different surfaces.
  • The Combination floor tool easily transitions between carpet and smooth flooring using the rocker switch.
  • Varioclip holds all three accessories onboard including the crevice tool, upholstery tool and cleaning brush.
  • Stainless steel telescopic wand with auto retracting cable completes a cleaning radius of 29.5 feet.
  • The Filter bags auto seal to prevent contamination during removal and also to alert users.
  • Extra long handle with ergonomic design simplifies vacuuming and helps reach up the stairs or the ceiling.
  • Exceptionally lightweight design with long reach.
  • 7 year repair warranty on the chassis and motor with 2 years complete warranty for all parts.
Miele S2121

Plenty of power and suction, capable on all kinds of floors and super easy to use with a lightweight chassis, superior performance and 7 year long warranty.

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