German juggernaut Miele launched its first ever cordless stick vacuum in 2020, and it continues to offer more than meets the eye. Miele’s brainchild – the Triflex HX1 – comes with an intelligent design incorporating three vacuums in one and a filter that doesn’t need changing. But, is it really worth its weight? Learn all you need to know about the Miele Triflex HX1 vacuum with this Canstar Blue review.
What’s in this guide?
Miele Triflex HX1 design
The unique selling point of Miele’s Triflex HX1 is undoubtedly its three-in-one configuration. In short, you can re-arrange the body, handle, power unit and floorhead to turn your appliance into either a stick vacuum or handheld model. The appliance incorporates three cordless modes in one 3.7kg vacuum. These cleaning modes include:
- Reach mode: This mode positions the power unit at the top, making the vacuum easier to lift and manoeuvre around hard-to-reach places. Reach mode is best for cleaning around corners or under furniture.
- Comfort mode: This mode places the power unit at the bottom, and shifts the centre of gravity to put less weight in your hand, making the vacuum easier to hold. Comfort mode is great for cleaning larger areas like hallways and living rooms.
- Compact mode:This allows you to detach the powered unit from the floorhead and swap the wand and handle around, to turn the Triflex HX1 into a smaller handheld unit. This mode works best for quick clean-ups and tight spaces like car interiors.
Miele Triflex HX1 features
Standout specs of the Miele Triflex HX1 vacuum include a lifetime hygienic filter, an XXL floorhead, a 60-minute run time, and flexible charging.
Lifetime hygienic filter
The Miele Triflex HX1 vacuum features a lifetime hygienic filter, which is particularly handy for those with asthma or allergies. It features a maintenance free HEPA lifetime filter, which removes up to 99.9% of ultrafine particles and allergens in the air. The lifetime quality of this filter means you’ll never have to change it. The only limitation here is that the Triflex has a smaller bin capacity of 0.5L which will need more regular emptying.
The Miele Triflex HX1 features an extra-wide 28cm electrobrush to help you cover more ground but in less time. The smart brush will automatically adapt to whatever type of floor you’re vacuuming, with various height adjustments to offer a more even and thorough clean.
60-minute run time
Miele’s HX1 stick vacuum is kitted with a rechargeable VARTA lithium-ion battery. This battery is equipped with seven high-performance cells, offering up 60-minutes of run time per charge. This is a pretty standard battery life for a high-end vac and on par with rival flagship model the Dyson V11 Outsize Pro vacuum.
Another standout feature of Miele’s Triflex HX1 vacuum is its flexible charging function. Depending on your chosen configuration (i.e. stick or handheld), you can opt to charge the appliance with the power unit in the upper position or lower position. You also have the added option to plug the charging cable directly into the battery or charge the battery externally. No power outlets, no problems.
How much does the Miele Triflex HX1 cost?
The Miele Triflex HX1 cordless stick vacuum will cost you around $700. For a premium brand, which consistently performs well and is known to be reliable, this is a pretty reasonable fee. Residing in a slightly higher price bracket is Miele’s newer Triflex HX2 model, which generally costs around $800 for the base model.
Purchasing the Miele Triflex HX1 Vacuum
Miele’s Triflex HX1 is a cut above the rest in terms of price, flexibility and functionality. Prices for cordless vacs from premium brands typically hover around the $1,200 mark, so Miele’s range is affordable for a big-wig model like this. All in all, Miele’s Triflex HX1 is a sound investment and one that comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind. Not too shabby. If Miele’s HX1 doesn’t sound like the perfect vacuum for you, it may be best to consider some alternative models. Check out Canstar Blue’s best-rated stick vacuums to help you decide which appliance is the best fit for your home.
Picture credits: Miele Australia.