Many consumers love Miele because the company has a proven track record that spans more than 80 years. The S5981 Capricorn vacuum is another example of Miele’s ability to design functional, efficient and convenient products. This unit comes with the SEB-236 power brush which makes it a good choice for canister vacuum shoppers. It is also created with the sturdy German design that many returning Miele customers absolutely love about the company’s products.
The S5981 Capricorn is equipped with Miele’s powerful 1,200 watt Vortex motor system. This alone makes the unit worth the purchase, providing significant suction that makes other brand name models look inadequate in comparison. An SEB-217 power head is included and allows consumers to adjust based on carpet height. The unit is also ideal for cleaning around tight edges and bare floors with ease.
An SBB300-3 parquet floor brush is also included in the Miele S5981 Capricorn package. This brush is designed to handle low spaces, such as under furniture and along base boards. The brush can lay flat so the consumer can maneuver it around chair legs and tightly around corners and bends. The brush features a 90 degree twisting rotation which makes it easy to access many tight, narrow or awkward spaces in the home or office that other vacuums miss. The Capricorn is also built with a completely sealed system to prevent dust and debris from escaping back into the air and onto carpets and furniture.
What did customers who bought Miele’s S5981 Capricorn vacuum like?
- The durability and long life span that comes with many Miele products, including the S5981 Capricorn vacuum.
- Sturdy German design that gives every component a heavy duty, thick feel, including horse hair brushes, durable plastics and no cheap or flimsy parts.
- The S5981 is very quiet while running.
What did Miele’ S5981 Capricorn customers dislike?
- Some consumers complained that the head piece on the vacuum was the weakest part and required frequent maintenance and repair.
- The canister design requires some adapting for consumers who are accustomed to the standard upright vacuums.
- Attachment pieces felt awkward to use and did not seem to collect up floor debris, such as pet fur.
- Wires that run down along the head of the Capricorn vacuum have been known to collect debris and form clogs which can be very difficult to remove.