Miele vs. Steril Air Vacuum (xpost to Appliances)
We are in the market to replace our 11 y/o Sears cannister w/beater bar. Went to Sears and looked at the equivalent of what we bought 11 years ago, and the quality and construction looks chinzy: the floor model was already broke.
We are looking at Miele: the local vacuum place also carries Steril Aire. We have a 2750 SF ranch, one level, 90% hardwood or tile: about 140 SF low nap carpet.
My husband is wowed by the power and 10 year warranty on the Steril Aire ST400: at $1000.00 (I can't believe we're spending 1K on something that sucks dirt). I'm not quite sure we need that power for hardwood and think the Miele Gemini would do the trick for a few less $$. Vacuum place, of course is pushing the Steril Aire.
I can find great info on the Miele online and GW, but Nada on the Steril Aire. Can anyone out there contribute any info on either?