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8 Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners

Andy Vandervell


Miele Compact C2 Cat & Dog Powerline

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Reviewed by Richard & Jackie Stevenson

06 March 2015

Miele Compact C2 Cat & Dog Powerline

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Key Features

  • 4.7kg corded bagged cylinder-style cleaner
  • Turbobrush head included
  • Pet odour filter, 4.5-litre self-sealing bags
  • Review Price: £250

The Miele Compact C2 Cat & Dog Powerline has a rather hefty name, but it isn't a hefty vacuum. At 4.7kg, it's one of the lightest corded vacuums we've tested, but you don't have to suffer any compromises. This pet specialist has an efficient turbobrush head that cleans pet hair brilliantly, and even includes a charcoal odour filter to reduce pet odours.

It's an excellent all-round cleaner on all floors and its well-designed cleaner heads get right into the awkward corners. The 6.5m cable is a little on the short side, but it's the only serious complaint we have about this excellent vacuum cleaner.

Our Score:


e. black

January 10, 2017, 9:21 pm

a little surprised that the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light vacuum (hv302) wasn't included in this comparison as well?. we have the full sized dyson but for Christmas wanted a lighter vacuum so picked up the shark. nothing wrong with our dyson, just a bit cumbersome to haul all over the house.

we didn't expect much from the shark thinking it would work on par with other ultra-light models we've had in the past. boy were we wrong. not only did it cost a lot less but it works in my opinion nearly as good as the big dyson.

the surprising power from the small motor is something only made possibly by recent tech innovations, rare earth elements, stronger magnets,..amazing how much things have advanced over the course of just a few years. the only thing going for the larger dyson as opposed to the much smaller shark is the size of the dust bucket.

so the shark is something to consider when looking. fyi we got her shark on cyber monday so it cost even less, a little over a hundred bucks for the corded version.

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