Miele Boost CX1 review

In short: the Miele Boost CX1 has enormous suction power and is very manoeuvrable. Unlike other bagless vacuum cleaners, it is very easy to maintain. Emptying the vacuum cleaner is easy and filters are washable. Looking for a powerful bagless vacuum cleaner that you can easily keep clean? Then the Miele Boost CX1 is a very good (and beautiful) choice!

Every now and then a new vacuum cleaner is launched that immediately gives me a wow feeling. This is also the case with this new Miele Boost CX1, about which I wrote a news article earlier. The vacuum cleaner was launched by Miele with a promising advertisement: with words like Vortex technology and TrackDrive I am of course very curious how this vacuum cleaner performs.

I bought the Miele Boost CX1 Parquet to test it extensively. Check out all the test results and my findings in this Miele Boost CX1 review.

8.3Expert Score
Very manoeuvrable vacuum cleaner with a beautiful design

The new Miele Boost CX1 is a striking vacuum cleaner: it looks different from other vacuum cleaners. Thanks to the so-called ‘TrackDrive’ technology, it is a very manoeuvrable vacuum cleaner, which you can easily drag behind you. The vacuum cleaner is equipped with many different accessories, including a super flexible parquet brush for wooden floors. It is a bagless vacuum cleaner with very good filters. The vacuum cleaner is easy to empty and maintain: there is even a brush under the hood for the filters.

Suction performance
  • Incredibly manoeuvrable vacuum cleaner
  • Very easy to maintain
  • Looks very beautiful
  • He is heavy
  • Storage can be tricky

Accessories: unboxing the Miele Boost CX1

Let’s start with the unboxing of the Miele Boost CX1 Parquet. As I expected from Miele, this new vacuum cleaner arrived in a beautiful dark box. When opening this box I immediately notice that there are a lot of different suction brushes.

Miele Boost CX1 Parquet unboxing
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  1. Miele Boost CX1: the new bagless vacuum cleaner from Miele (top).
  2. Combi brush: a combi brush for hard and soft floor types.
  3. Parquet brush: an incredibly manoeuvrable Miele Parquet Twister brush for vulnerable wooden floors.
  4. Crevice tool: a crevice tool for hard-to-reach places.
  5. Soft dusting brush: a brush with soft bristles for vacuuming furniture or small sensitive surfaces.
  6. Turbo brush: a small brush for easy removal of pet hair (dog and cat hair).
  7. Accessory clip: a clip to always have the accessories at hand.
  8. Vacuum cleaner hose: a vacuum cleaner hose with handle.
  9. Vacuum cleaner rod: a vacuum cleaner rod that is adjustable in length.

Suction performance: suction power on different floor types

Although we know which suction brushes we all get with the Boost CX1 Parquet, nothing is known about the performance on specific floor types. I have extensively tested this new vacuum cleaner from Miele on wooden floors (hard floors), high-pile and low-pile carpet.

Suction performance wooden floor, carpet and pet hair

As we saw when unboxing this Miele Boost CX1 Parquet, we get a special suction brush for wooden floors. The vacuum cleaner protects wooden floors very well. In terms of suction performance, the vacuum cleaner also scores well: both small and large dirt is no problem at all.

On carpet, the vacuum cleaner also has no problem with small and large dirt. I do notice that the dirt is pushed a bit more forward by the multi-surface brush: because of this I have to lift the floor brush slightly to suck up the dirt.

The Miele Boost CX1 Parquet comes with a small turbo brush for pet hair. Unfortunately, this is not a motorized brush. However, removing pet hair is no problem for this vacuum cleaner because of its enormous suction power.

  • Hardwood floors: 8,5/10
  • Carpet: 7/10
  • Pet Hair: 7/10

Miele Boost CX1

This new Miele vacuum cleaner scores very well on every floor type, thanks to the included suction brushes.
🇺🇸 Available in the United States at Amazon.com and Ebay.com

Suction power (kPa) and air speed (m/s)

To measure the actual suction power of a vacuum cleaner, I use my suction power measuring instrument in every vacuum cleaner review: this shows in Kilopascals how hard a vacuum cleaner can suck. I use the results to compare the suction power of different vacuum cleaners.

Miele Boost CX1 Parquet suction power
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The suction power of the Miele Boost CX1 is 21 kPa. This is above average compared to other vacuum cleaners. If we look at the airflow, this canister vacuum cleaner also scores well: with an air speed of 41.8 meters per second, there is a very strong air speed.

Miele Boost CX1 Parquet airflow
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User-friendliness of the Miele Boost CX1

An important part of my reviews is the user-friendliness. In my view, this consists of several factors: the weight is very important, the noise level and the maneuverability of the vacuum cleaner. When it comes to user-friendliness, I look at many different factors to determine ‘how easily a vacuum cleaner’ vacuums.

Weight, noise level and cord length

During the unboxing of the Miele Boost CX1, I already noticed that it is not a lightweight vacuum cleaner. This is apparent when I put it on the scale: with 7.7 kilograms without accessories, it is a heavy vacuum cleaner that is less easy to carry with you. I did not expect this weight at all when I consider its compact size.

The vacuum cleaner has a 22.9 ft cord. This is not terribly long, but thanks to the somewhat longer vacuum cleaner hose, there is still a large working range of 32.8 ft. The Miele Boost CX1 has a noise level of 71.9 decibels. Although this is less than is communicated at web shops* (78 decibels), it is still not a silent vacuum cleaner.

Miele Boost CX1 Parquet noise level
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* I always do my sound measurement at the highest power near my ears, while the vacuum cleaner is equipped with a vacuum cleaner rod, vacuum cleaner hose and floor brush.

Maneuverability of the Boost CX1

When the Miele Boost CX1 was advertised, I already got the feeling that it would be a very manoeuvrable vacuum cleaner. Miele speaks of ‘TrackDrive technology’: a technique in which the vacuum cleaner should easily follow you. There appears to be nothing wrong with that. If I grab the vacuum cleaner on top, I can rotate it 360 degrees. The wheels turn without any problem. Even sharp bends are no problem for this compact vacuum cleaner.

The vacuum cleaner has large buttons on the top of the vacuum cleaner: you can easily press them with your foot. The power button makes it possible to set the vacuum cleaner in four different positions.

Maintenance and emptying

A look under the hood of the Miele Boost CX 1 Parquet shows that this bagless vacuum cleaner is equipped with a HEPA 13 filter. This filters 99.95% of the dust particles from the air. The vacuum cleaner has a very easily removable dust container. This has its pros and cons. When you pick up the handle at the back, the dust container clicks out immediately. During my review I confused this handle with the handle a few times to lift it, after which I immediately had the dust container in my hands.

Miele Boost CX1 Parquet dust container
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Miele has paid a lot of attention to the maintenance options of the vacuum cleaner. For example, the HEPA 13 filter is washable. Cleaning a HEPA filter regularly ensures good suction power and low dust emissions. But it doesn’t stop there: on the back of the dust container I discover a small brush to also be able to clean the filters in the dust container itself.

Miele Boost CX1 Parquet hepa filter
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Miele Boost CX1

The vacuum cleaner is easy to empty and equipped with a washable HEPA 13 filter. There is even a cleaning brush in the vacuum cleaner.
🇺🇸 Available in the United States at Amazon.com and Ebay.com

Specifications: test results in a row

Now that we have conducted all the studies, it is good to list all the test results. View the table below.

SpecificationTest result
Suction power 21 kPa
AirFlow41,8 m/s
Hardwood floors8,5/10
Pet Hair7/10
Cord length22.9 ft
Range32.8 ft
Weight7,7 kilograms
Noise level70,8 dB
Price indicationFrom $ 362

Conclusion Miele Boost CX1 review

The Miele Boost CX1 is a versatile bagless vacuum cleaner. Thanks to the included parquet brush, vacuuming wooden floors is no problem at all. There is enormous suction power on every floor type, which is reinforced by the suction power measurement: with 20 Kilopascals, it scores higher than other canister vacuum cleaners that I have tested. The vacuum cleaner is very manoeuvrable, which is mainly due to the TrackDrive technology from Miele. It is also an easy-to-maintain vacuum cleaner: the dust container is easy to empty and there is a washable HEPA 13 filter.

What you do take into account is that it is not a quiet vacuum cleaner: with more than 70 decibels, it is a bit noisy. If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner for several floors, then you may not make a good choice with this vacuum cleaner: with more than 7.5 kilograms, it is very heavy.

In summary: the Miele Boost CX1 is a powerful bagless vacuum cleaner. Thanks to the Vortex technology, there is enormous suction power on every floor type. TrackDrive ensures that the vacuum cleaner easily follows you and can make turns. The Miele Boost CX1 is a good choice for those looking for a bagless vacuum cleaner that is easy to maintain.
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar is the founder of Vacuumtester.com and is a true vacuum cleaner guru. With more than 10 years of experience in the world of electronic devices, he knows better than anyone what is important in a vacuum cleaner. When a new vacuum cleaner appears, he is eager to test it extensively.

  1. I found this particular model to be a complete disaster, quite frankly.
    First, this is my second Miele vacuum. The first one was not particularly a love affair however, I thought would give it another chance. That was a bad idea.

    – stylish looks (that’s the only positive for me)

    – short power cord
    – disappointing suction
    – difficult to move around the floor (wood and short bristle carpet)
    – poor handle design (because of the curved shape, the hand constantly tends to slide forward on the handle)
    – unreasonably highly priced
    – clunky attachments storage system
    – because of the way it is designed, it takes too much space/room to store
    – other models have suction power regulator button on the handle (which was the best feature of my other Miele vacuum)
    – it seems you just always want to grab the wrong handle to pick it up grabbing the canister release handle instead of the other one

    They say Boost CX1 is great for small living spaces, but small living spaces all tend to have limited storage space too, so to have this design set up is rather inconvenient.

    I am surprised Boost CX1 was given design award in 2021.

    • Thank you for sharing your experience with this Miele Boost CX1, Otis. I agree with your disadvantage about the handle design, I always pick it up wrong, after which I have the dust container in my hands.

    • 🧐-> Me reading your only PRO and your last sentence 😄

  2. Extensive testing.Expertly done…makes choosing easy! Thank you

  3. So it’s very loud and very heavy but still a 10 for usability? How?

    • Good afternoon Marzels,

      Thank you for your message. You certainly have a point and I may consider tightening this score. During my review, I placed great value on the vacuum’s versatility, technology and maintenance.

      I’ll keep you posted with an update!

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