Which? reviews the Miele Hybrid vacuumLab test results are in for Miele Hybrid S 4812

03 March 2010

Miele Hybrid vacuum cleaner

Miele Hybrid S 4812

Which? has tested the Miele Hybrid S 4812 - an innovative new vacuum cleaner which runs on both battery and mains power. 

To find out if this latest Miele vacuum has what it takes to be a Which? Best Buy, check out the full test results in our vacuum cleaners review.

Miele Hybrid test results

The Miele Hybrid isn’t cheap and for the hefty £499 price tag you’d expect great cleaning no matter which power source you use.

Which? vacuum cleaner expert Vivienne Fitzroy said ‘Miele vacs often do very well in our tests. We were keen to see what standard of cleaning the Hybrid could deliver on both its power sources, so we carried out some additional tests to find out.’

As with all Which? vacuum cleaner tests, we’ve tested the Hybrid's cleaning power on a range of floor surfaces and on pet hair. We’ve also looked at how well it retains the dust and allergens it picks up.

To see how well the S 4812 did in all our rigorous tests check out our full vacuum cleaners review.

Using the Miele Hybrid S 4812

The Miele Hybrid's dual power function means you might not need a handheld to clean the car or the attic, but to get the best from this vac you’ll want it to be easy to manoeuvre and use.

We test maneourvability and ease of use in all our vac tests so you can tell which machines are very heavy or clunky to use. Which? also tests energy use so you can tell if a vac is a power guzzler.

For more on vacuum cleaners, take a look at our vacuum cleaners review for an independent verdict on 16 other Miele upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners, plus read our guide to buying the best vacuum cleaner.

As well as vacuum cleaners, our laundry and cleaning section also includes reviews, including some on video, of the best handheld vacuum cleaners, stick vacuum cleaners and carpet cleaners

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