Miele unveils 'hybrid' power vacuum cleanerHybrid S 4812 offers corded and cordless cleaning
12 February 2010
Miele is launching the first hybrid power vacuum cleaner which can 'seamlessly' switch between battery and mains power. Miele claims this exciting new vacuum cleaner offers ‘high class cleaning performance with unlimited mobility.’
The bagged S 4812 vacuum cleaner comes with a battery power option which Miele says will give 20 minutes of cordless cleaning - ideal for a quick clean of the car, stairs or attic.
The new Hybrid S 4812 cylinder vac will launch in the UK in March priced from £499. It will be available from Miele stockists including John Lewis and Comet.
Miele Hybrid S 4812
Which? vacuum cleaner expert Vivienne Fitzroy says: ‘We're currently testing the Hybrid S 4812 in our lab and you'll be able to check out how it does in our vacuum cleaner review soon. We’ll be testing out how it performs using both the battery and mains power.
'Lots of Miele cylinder vacuum cleaner have performed very well in our tests, so it'll be interesting to see how this new addition to Miele's range matches up.'
In the meantime you can check out reviews of over 100 other upright, cylinder and bagless vacuum cleaners from brands including Miele, Hoover, Dyson and Henry by visiting our vacuum cleaners web page. As well as vacuum cleaners, our laundry and cleaning section also includes reviews, including some on video, of the latest handheld vacuum cleaners, stick vacuum cleaners and carpet cleaners.
Cordless vacuum cleaner power
The Miele's battery automatically charges itself when its used on mains power. An LED indicator light shows you how much battery charge is left so you’ll know when you need to plug in again.
The Hybrid also comes with Miele's Hyclean bag which is designed to trap small particles and allergens.
We’ve put plenty of Miele cylinders through their paces in our lab including the Miele S 4212 and Miele Cat & Dog TT 5000. To compare vacuum cleaners from lots of popular brands including Dyson, Bosch, Hoover and Electrolux check out our dedicated vacuum cleaners web page.