Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner

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The Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner has been discontinued.

The Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner has been discontinued. As an alternative we recommend the Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Canister Vacuum Cleaner. Accessories available for purchase below.

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The Miele Classic C1 Olympus represents an excellent value with Miele quality construction and reliable performance. It features variable suction control, choice of AirClean or HEPA filter and large 4.76 quart AirClean dust bags. The Miele C1 Olympus is the most affordable Miele vacuum packaged with a combination floor tool. It is an ideal starter vacuum for an apartment or small house with a mix of smooth floors and thin area rugs.

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  • Mid-sized canister vacuum
  • Suction control via rotary dial with 6 variable power settings
  • 1200 watt, high output Miele-made Vortex Motor System™
  • Sound insulation layer for quiet operation
  • Exclusive AirClean System uses the vary best in raw materials together with the revolutionary, electrostatically charged AirClean filtering dust bags and high quality filters to provide the essential formula necessary to safeguard your indoor air quality
  • Large capacity, AirClean FilterBags™ with spring-loaded, self-sealing collar - type G/N, 4.76 qt.
  • Choice of Filter:
    • AirClean Filter made of multi-ply material which is electrostatically charged to retain 94% of particles down to 0.3 microns
    • Active HEPA Filter with Activated Charcoal layer to capture and retain 99.99% of particles down to 0.3 microns, and absorb odors
  • Classic Combination Carpet/Smooth Floor Tool (SBD 350-3): easily transitions from smooth floors and low pile carpets or rugs with a quick click of the switch located on the floor tool
  • Three accessory tools: crevice nozzle, dusting brush, upholstery tool with VarioClip
  • Bag change indicator light
  • Automatic cord rewind with step-on button
  • Dual parking system for wand
  • Swivel hose at canister and at handle
  • Three smooth-running 360° caster wheels
  • 29.5-foot operating radius
  • Safety shut-off to prevent overheating
  • Good Housekeeping seal of approval
  • Made from ABS plastic
  • Color: Lotus White
1. Filtration Efficiency
2. Cleaning Power and Effectiveness
3. Easy to Use Controls
4. Noise Level
5. Maneuverability
6. Ease of Assembly & Attaching and Removing Parts and Accessories
7. Quality of Floor Tools
8. Quality of Accessory Tools
9. Quality of Dust Bags
10. Durability
11. Cleaning Radius
12. Warranty
13. Value for Price


  • Respectable filtration maintains healthy indoor air quality. The Super Air Clean filter is easy to change and is electro-statically charged to retain a majority of dust particles. If you want the best filtration, the active HEPA filter can be purchased separately.
  • Though not a certified sealed system, the Olympus's exclusive Air Clean System has been thoroughly researched, developed and tested by Miele's quality control laboratories to ensure it effectively captures and retains dust, dirt and other indoor air pollutants, guaranteeing it is one of the most effective and hygienic methods of removing particulate matter from the home.
  • Powerful motor and 6 suction settings accommodate a variety of vacuuming tasks.
  • Very low noise output for a pleasurable vacuuming experience. The C1 Olympus features a sound insulation layer that makes it particularly quiet especially when used on the silence setting.
  • Mid-sized canister vacuum with a lightweight design weighing only 11 lbs. This makes it very easy to maneuver around the house and carry up or down stairs.
  • Miele makes the easiest vacuums to assemble, change floor tools, put on accessory tools, remove the wand, etc. thanks to quick release buttons and snap-into-place construction.
  • The combination carpet/smooth floor tool is a economical and convenient floor tool that allows you to go from smooth floors to carpeted surfaces with a click of the foot switch.
  • Large 4.76 qt. (approx. 1 gallon) AirClean dust bags. We love these bags because they hold so much and do not need to be replaced until they are truly stuffed full. They are some of the best quality bags we have tested. They are 9 layers thick for filtration quality and durability, have excellent air flow for efficient use, and spring-loaded self-sealing covers for no-mess disposal.
  • The handy dust bag change indicator tells you when the bag is full and needs to be replaced, eliminating guessing games and loss of suction due to an overly full bag.
  • The Olympus is an unbelievable value for a Miele canister vacuum cleaner. As a budget choice not a luxury vacuum, it lacks some of the extra features and added construction perks found on Miele’s other canister vacuums; however, it does not lack in quality, performance, durability or integrity.


  • The lack of a direct connect wand and electric hose prevents the Olympus from being upgraded to accommodate one of Miele's electric power brushes. Since the Olympus only comes with a combination floor tool, it is not the best vacuum choice for someone who has lots of carpeting or thick, plush rugs.
  • Not a Miele certified sealed system.
  • Does not have integrated PVC bumper guards.
  • No integrated accessory tool storage. The tools are kept on the wand with a clip-on tool caddy.
  • Miele's crevice tool is not as long as we would have liked. It only offers a 4-inches reach where some competitors offer a full size 8-inch crevice tool.
  • Miele's dusting brush has the industry standard round design which we have found clogs easily when used on high suction because the bristles are sucked inwards. A triangular dusting brush proves to be a more efficient design because it does not become clogged by its bristles.


The Miele Classic C1 Olympus offers Miele's high quality German construction and parts, but with a budget-friendly price. Through quality engineering Miele has cut costs on these vacuums by streamlining the design to use less parts (NOT less quality parts) and leaving out unnecessary extras and luxury features. The Miele Olympus does not lack in durability and is designed to last an average of 20 years. If you live in a small apartment with smooth floors and thin area rugs and are looking for a simple, starter vacuum the Miele C1 Olympus would be a great choice. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies we strongly suggest choosing the HEPA filter option.

Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner


Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner

  • Color: lotus white
  • Filtration: Super Air Clean filter or HEPA filter
  • Floor Tools: combination carpet/smooth floor tool SBD350-3
  • Controls: rotary dial suction control with 6 variable power settings
  • Wand: Stainless steel, telescopic wand
  • Hose: Non-electric hose
  • Accessory Tools: crevice nozzle, dusting brush, upholstery tool with VariClip attachment
  • Recommended For: short-pile carpeting, area rugs and smooth flooring

Technical Specifications of Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner

  Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner
Motor (watts)
Motor (watts) 1200 watt Miele made Vortex Motor System
Power supply of vacuums
Power supply of vacuums AC 120V, 60Hz, 9.5A
Pre-motor filter for motor protection
Pre-motor filter for motor protection Yes
Radius of Use (reach)
Radius of Use (reach) 29.5 ft.
Included Standard Floor tool(s)
Included Standard Floor tool(s) Classic Combination Carpet/Smooth Floor Tool (SBD 350-3)
Included standard vacuum filter
Included standard vacuum filter Air Clean filter or Active HEPA Filter with charcoal
Standard hose
Standard hose Non-electric hose
Vacuum wand
Vacuum wand Stainless steel, telescopic wand
Vacuum bag capacity
Vacuum bag capacity 4.76 qt
Power cord length
Power cord length 18 ft.
Vacuum Dimensions
Vacuum Dimensions 18"L x 11.25"W x 8.5"H
Weight of vacuum
Weight of vacuum 11 lbs. (canister only)
Model Classic C1 Olympus
Warranty 2-year limited warranty on parts and labor.
7-year warranty on motor and casing.

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Filters & Accessories for Miele Classic C1 Olympus Vacuum Cleaner

Miele Type GN AirClean™ Vacuum Bags

Includes 4 dustbags, 1 pre-filter, 1 standard filter. Fits Miele S400, S600, S2000, S5000, S8000, Classic C1, Complete C2, & Complete C3 series canister vacuums. 9-layer filter bags with spring-loaded, self-locking collar. 4.76 qt capacity.

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Miele Type GN FilterBags & AirClean HEPA HA30 Filter Performance Pack

Includes 16 Miele Type GN FilterBags™ and 1 AirClean™ HEPA HA30 Filter. Compatible with Miele Classic C1, Complete C2 and Complete C3 vacuum cleaners.

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Recommended for: Gentle cleaning of stairs and other limited space carpet applications and aggressive cleaning of upholstery. Great for removing pet hair from upholstery. Fits all S4, S5, S6, S8 canister models and S7 upright models.

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Miele Extended Flexible Crevice Tool

This unique crevice tool offers 22 inches of flexible length and is ideal for cleaning hard to reach nooks and crannies. Fits all S2, S4, S5, S6 & S8 canisters and S7 uprights.

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