Friday, December 9, 2011

Tips to keep your Home Clean

We have a sign in our restroom at our retail store that says "Clean as you go and everything stays cleaner."  I am one of those people that might be considered a "clean freak."  I like to keep things clean and I love time-saving tips to help me do this.  It has become second nature to me.  I thought I would share some of those tips with you.

  • If you spill, clean it up right away.  The longer it stays, on your counter, on your floor, on your upholstery, the harder it will be to clean up. 

  • Vacuum your floors and carpet regularly.  According to The Carpet and Rug Institute, "Removing loose soil while it remains on the carpet surface prevents dirt from being ground into the carpet pile and can help preserve the cushiness of your carpet."  It is also the best way to free your air of allergens.  When people are buying an Air Purifier due to allergies, we first ask if they have a good vacuum cleaner.  Vacuum, instead of sweeping wood floors, especially if you have allergies. Dirt and grit act like sandpaper and will scratch your wood floor.
  • Keep a microfiber mop handy. We recommend the Bona Mop.   After you've vacuumed your hard surface floors, running a microfiber mop over it will keep it looking clean and shiny.  Get your microfiber completely wet with hot water and then wring out as much water as possible before you mop.  Unlike other mops, the microfiber attracts the dirt and does not re-distribute it on your floor.    
  • If you splatter, clean it up right away.  Keep a microfiber cloth handy in all the usual places that this could happen:  near your kitchen counter, near the bathroom mirror.  Those spots on the mirror that happen after you brush your teeth are much easier to get off right after you do it.  If you get water on your bathroom counter, they won't spot if you wipe it up right then.
  • Do regular maintenance.  Keep a squeegee in the shower for shower doors, shower walls and use it.  This prevents build-up and water spots.  We also keep Unique Pet & Odor Eliminator (yes, humans can use it to) mixed with water in a spray bottle.  About every other day, I spray the shower doors, floor, where they meet, shower walls with the mixture.  Next time you finish your shower, rinse it off and use the squeegee.  
  • Keep a lambswool duster nearby.  If you see a build-up of dust, get the duster out and use it.  They don't spread the dust around.  Thousands of soft, dense lambs wool fibers act as a magnet to naturally attract and hold dust particles without the use of cleaning chemicals or aerosols.
  • Keep clutter to a minimum.  It is easier to clean and better for your indoor air quality.  Clutter gets in the way, collects more dust and can affect our overall sense of well-being.  Use baskets or other containers to store the clutter that collects in your house and store those out of your living areas, like in a closet.  Also, keep an empty basket or two to gather up junk out of your living room to re-distribute it in its proper place.  
  • A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place.  Make sure where you keep your items is close to where you use them.  I just did a reorganization of my kitchen because I realized how much time I was spending putting things away and that things stayed out longer because of this.  Re-evaluate how and what you use and keep the things you use frequently nearby and store lesser-used items in out of the way places. 
  •  Replace disposables with reusable items.  We have eliminated paper towels in our house and retail store.  We keep a good supply of microfiber cloths for all jobs and have a designated hamper or bucket to keep the used ones until we wash them.  I even have old flour sack towels I use to soak up grease from food when I cook.  Washing them in hot water makes them able to be used again and again for that same job.  We no longer use paper napkins, replacing them, instead with cloth.  We use glass straws.  All this cuts down on the garbage we throw out, making less work for us and helping the environment at the same time.  Modern conveniences sometimes cost more time and usually take a toll on Mother Nature.  
I hope these tips help you keep your home cleaner and, as a result, healthier.  I would love to hear from you and know what your tips are.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Miele Cat & Dog nominated by iVillage.com Stuff We Love

Press Release
No. 031/2011
Vote now at ivillage.com
iVillage.com Announces Miele S7 Cat & Dog Vacuum is “Stuff We Love”

Princeton, NJ – August 3, 2011 – Miele is proud to be a nominee in the first ever iVillage.com “Stuff We Love Awards.” The Miele S7 Cat & Dog® vacuum has been nominated in the “Things that Make Messes More Bearable” category. With its advanced cleaning system that is specifically designed to effectively remove pet hair and absorb carpet odors, it’s not hard to see why. The vacuum’s  AirClean FilterBags and Active Air Clean filters utilize odor absorbing charcoal making the Cat & Dog vacuum the perfect choice for pet lovers. Visit iVillage.com until August, 9, 2011, to vote. Winners will be announced on iVillage.com.
Designed specifically for pet owners, Miele’s S7 Cat & Dog vacuum not only keeps floors clean from pet hair, but it actually purifies the air with its high-tech AirClean filtration system. “The S7 Cat & Dog isn’t just for pet owners, it’s also the perfect vacuum for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma,” said Paul McCormack, Director of Public Relations for Miele. “We’ve spent years researching and developing our Sealed System® technology, which ensures dust, dirt and dander isn’t released back into the air while you clean.”
About Miele Vacuum Cleaners – Miele vacuums are known for legendary performance, advanced filtration and brilliant design, setting the standard for floor care and cleaning worldwide. Miele’s long heritage of vacuum innovations dates back 83 years to the use of Bakelite as a sound dampener in 1927, the advent of convenient integrated tools and stunning fashion colors in the 1960s to the world’s first HEPA-certified vacuums in the 1990s.
Throughout the century, these award-winning advances have established Miele as the “must have” status vacuum – hailed as “so smart it could start its own Mensa chapter.”Beyond the aforementioned accolades, design awards and sleek good looks, Miele continues to focus on making vacuuming easier through patented new technologies like the S7 SwivelNeck® as well as longer cords, automatic flooring sensors, powerful Vortex Motor Systems™ and silence settings. Miele’s passion for quality and innovation has resulted in a vacuum that excels not only in cleaning performance, but also in the area of filtration. According to recent independent tests, there’s no other vacuum that removes dust, dirt and allergens as efficiently as a Miele canister or upright. Miele’s unique combination of AirClean filter bag, HEPA filter and Sealed System® design is 99.99+% effective in capturing lung-damaging particles. The key to this design is its hygienic self-closing AirClean filter bag whose revolutionary multi-ply filtering material helps homeowners dispose of the captured particles without coming in contact with them. For more information, visit www.airtruth.com.


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Friday, July 29, 2011

Vacuum Cleaner Service

What does it mean to have a Vacuum Cleaner Serviced and Why Should I do IT?

Today, vacuum cleaners have become a disposable appliance.  We have countless customers come into our store and tell us, "I just buy a new vacuum cleaner every year (or every two years)."  WHY?  Because they are buying cheap, inefficient vacuum cleaners that are not equipped to do the job they need them to do, but....more importantly, they are not taking care of them properly.  I decided to (with the help of my husband) let you know what's involved when we service your vacuum and some things you can do at home to keep your vacuum cleaner running longer and smoother.  Please, let's stop throwing them in the landfills!



What we do when we "service" a vacuum cleaner:

Change the Bag or clean out the Tank on bagless models
Replace filters (this is especially true of bagless vacuum cleaners; they will not run properly and they will not last if you do not keep the filters clean)
Clean the Brush Roll (or roller bar, or beater bar)  
Change the Belt

Replace minor parts
Clean and deodorize the vacuum

Many of these things can be done at home, if you choose.

**If you accidentally vacuum up something you shouldn't (anything wet):
  • Take the bag out immediately  
  • On a tankless, empty the tank and clean it out
  • Clean out the area where the tank or bag goes and do NOT put it back together until it has aired/dried out completely. 
  • Clean out other affected areas and open up what you can
  • If you have an outside area that is safe, set it outside to dry out
  • If you are still having problems, take it to your local vacuum cleaner repair center, sooner not later
**If you have pets or people in the house with long hair, check the brushroll often and cut any hair that has wrapped around the brushroll.

**Change your belt:
  • Unless you have a machine with a lifetime belt, your vacuum cleaner belt needs changed about every six months, depending upon use. 
  • If you smell rubber when you vacuum, change the belt
  • If your vacuum cleaner is not picking up well and you have not changed your belt, do so
  • Belts are cheap but they can make all the difference 
  • You cannot always tell by looking whether or not a belt needs changed
  • Use genuine belts, made by the manufacturer 
  • Your manual will tell you how to change your belt; if you cannot or don't want to, take it to your local vacuum cleaner service center
**Change your Filters
  • This is especially important for bagless models
  • Again, depending upon your use and the vacuum cleaner, change them about every six months
  • NOTE:  Because of the excellent filtration, Miele HEPA filters only need changed about every two years
  • Look in your manual or ask where you bought it, to make sure you are changing all the filters 

Any vacuum cleaner can last for a long time, with the proper maintenance.  We believe models that use bags last longer and clean better over time, with less repair costs, but that's another post: http://jjscleanandhealthyhome.blogspot.com/search?q=bagless&updated-max=2011-06-30T07%3A24%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=20

I hope this has been helpful.  If you have other questions about your vacuum cleaner, let us know.  If you are in Oklahoma City and want us to service your vacuum cleaner, we are at 12409 N Rockwell Ave, 73142  www.acleanerplace.com

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Psychology of Cleaning out Your Closet

Much like hanging on to old resentments and hurts can interfere with our ability to grow and prosper, hanging on to old clothes and items that are no longer worth keeping can interfere with our ability to accomplish our daily tasks.  Cleaning out a closet can free you emotionally and physically. 

I was taught by my high school home economics teacher, DeAnn Pence, that you clean from the inside out.  She was right! This has so many applications in our life.  Keeping your closets and cupboards clean and organized can help your life be that way, as well.  If you are going to have impromptu guests and need to do a quick pickup/clean-up, it will be much easier if everything has a “home.”  That is why, in my house, I refer to where items “live.”  Likewise, if you are a busy person, getting ready in the morning is much easier if your clothes, make-up, accessories are organized in a way that fits with your lifestyle.
   
First step in cleaning out (your life or your closet) is to purge:
  • Get rid of things you no longer need.
  • If you can’t get rid of it, put in away in a spot that will not interfere with your daily routines.  
  • Enlist the help of a friend if you just can't decide.
  • Think about what clothes, resentments or past traditions are no longer useful or are holding you back.  

Be ruthless as you try on clothes that
  • Don’t fit
  • Aren’t in style
  • You don't wear
  • Are in disrepair and you either won’t fix or not worth fixing
Make three Piles:   Donate, give away, throw away.
After you get rid of some of the things that don’t belong in your closet, organize:
  • If you are limited on space, organize your clothes by size.  If you have all your long items together, you will have floor space under short items to have drawers, racks, etc.
  • Having uniform hangers takes up less space and makes it easier to get to what you need.
  • Use baskets, bins, storage drawers to keep things organized. 
Just like with your life, take time as you go to clean up and clear out things, clothes, thoughts, resentments you don't need.  Getting rid of the old always makes room for some new.  But, before you get new, think about leaving some free space, it can make things simpler. 



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Watch the clip talking about Kealey's closet and stay tuned for the "after".

Do you have a closet that you'd like made over?  Send pictures to acleanerplace@vacshack.com and we'll offer suggestions and/or give you a quote to makeover your closet.  

Friday, July 1, 2011

Oklahoma City Vacuum Store


Peace of mind knowing your home is A Cleaner Place

"In my childhood I liked to take things apart and fix them, or just see what made them work,” said A Cleaner Place owner, Stephen Fuhrman. “Sometimes they didn’t work when I was done, but I learned from that,” he chuckled.
                Little did he know that his childhood tinkering would lead him to a 25+ year-long career in the vacuum industry. Fuhrman began in 1985 by selling Kirby Vacuum cleaners door to door.  Later, while working as an electrician, he continued his fascination by working in a vacuum repair shop.
               Tired of his boss’ business practices Fuhrman decided to open his own store called “VacShack” in 1995 in Tracy
, California.  The primary focus of the new store was to offer customers high quality products at reasonable prices and back them up with the customer service he felt his customers deserved.
                The business was moved to Oklahoma City and renamed “A Cleaner Place,” soon after Fuhrman married Jeanie Jones. Oklahoma was home to Jeanie; it was centrally located for his Steve’s online vacuum business, and Oklahoma provided an affordable cost of living.
                Jeanie was sensitive to chemicals and had been using non-chemical methods
of cleaning for years.  Jeanie and Steve began to sell all natural and chemical free cleaning products.  They personally try all of the products they carry in their store. 
                “I think you will be surprised that we are more than vacuum cleaners. We help people,” Jeanie says. “It is sad that most people have to be disappointed by mass merchandisers and cheap imports before they come to us.  When they do finally come around, we get to help them with allergy symptoms, chemical sensitivities, and even cleaning advice.
  We promise to make the best recommendations that suit your needs.” 
A Cleaner Place offers excellent customer service by engaging with the customer, solving their problems, and offering quality products and services. They aim to provide eco-friendly products that are sustainable, free from harmful chemicals, and healthy for families. 
                They offer quality vacuum cleaners, floor care machines, personal care products, kitchen products
, and household products all with you in mind. A Cleaner Place takes pride in offering items that are made locally, regionally, or by responsible American and European companies. They are proud to carry the new Soda Stream product line. “We have map that shows where each of our vendors are located, we like to boast about this because most of them are right here in the USA,” Steve Fuhrman. 
 
                Stop by A Cleaner Place at 12409 N. Rockwell Ave. in Oklahoma City or visit
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Miele S6 Red Velvet Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Ever since I saw this wonderful vacuum cleaner, I have been excited about the launching.  Please read Miele's Press Release about this upcoming new vacuum cleaner.  I think you'll be excited, too.  

Introducing the Miele S6 Red Velvet Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Princeton, NJ – June 14, 2011 – Miele is unveiling its latest vacuum cleaner innovation for media exclusive events this week.   The unique S6 Red Velvet, the world’s first velvet-covered vacuum, will be displayed for media review on June 14th at the Total Home Event and on June 21st at the Holiday Gift Guide Show ahead of the scheduled fall 2011 market launch.  Inspired by the color of rich burgundy wines the S6 Red Velvet is a statement in design excellence. The Red Velvet flock coating is beautifully soft, yet very durable for daily use.
“We have paid careful attention to every curve and line ensuring the only thing rivaling the S6 series vacuums’ beauty is its functionality,” states Paul McCormack, Director of Public Relations for Miele, Inc. “These vacuums are so stunning, it would simply be a shame to hide them in a closet. The S6 series represents a re-launch of Miele vacuum cleaners. The luxury, full-featured vacuum in a wide array of fashion colors is what Miele is known for the world over. This important new series affirms our leadership position in this market and is a perfect complement to the innovative S7 upright series we launched just a few years back. Now, consumers can pick from a wide selection of Miele stick, upright and canister vacuum cleaners with the confidence that any vacuum they pick will be custom fit for their flooring needs and is tested to last for 20 years of uncompromising performance and advanced filtration with noiseless operation.”
The S6 flagship model, Red Velvet, is light, compact and powerful. Its innovative skeleton construction makes it easy to carry at less than 10 pounds. Also well-balanced, making it easy to transport. Yet still, the casing is designed to withstand up to 220 pounds of direct pressure. Nestled under its elegant yet robust exterior is the powerful, Miele-made Vortex Motor System™ that provides exceptional power.  A unique band of insulation blankets the interior of the vacuum making it remarkably quiet, the quietest ever by Miele.
Red Velvet is engineered with Miele’s legendary AirClean Sealed System™ which safeguards indoor air quality by retaining tiny lung damaging particulates from polluting the air you breathe. Recent scientific evidence that proves Miele vacuums (with a combination AirClean™ FilterBag,  certified HEPA filter and Sealed System™ engineering) are more effective at safeguarding indoor air quality than the leading bagless vacuum. In fact an independent laboratory confirmed that Miele vacuums capture and retain 99.99% of harmful pollutants – on average 21x better than the HEPA-filtered bagless rival.
“The results clearly demonstrate that Miele vacuums equipped with the AirClean™ FilterBag are the best at eliminating dangerous fine particles typically released into the air when vacuuming,” McCormack asserts. “On average, the leading bagless HEPA-filtered vacuum emitted over 175,900 lung-damaging particles per minute during the test. The evidence shows that a bagless vacuum equipped with only a HEPA filter cannot effectively protect a home’s air quality or prevent particle emissions that exacerbate allergy and asthma conditions,” explains McCormack. “That’s just when the vacuum is running… what the test doesn’t show is just how many particles are released back into the air when the bagless vacuum bin is emptied. It’s an indoor environmental disaster!  If you can smell the dust after cleaning the bin, you are already inhaling fine lung damaging particles.”
A Miele AirClean™ FilterBag with its unique spring-loaded collar locks shut when removed to trap particles and keep them out of the airstream. For detailed information related to this study, visit http://www.airtruth.com/.
Finally, the S6 Red Velvet includes a useful array of accessory and floor cleaning tools that makes cleaning easier.  “Convenience is part of the S6 DNA via multiple features,” concludes McCormack. “Accessories such as the upholstery brush, crevice nozzle and dusting brush are available on the VarioClip, which allow the onboard tools to be accessible either at waist level or on the canister. To offer added convenience, the S6 comes standard with an automatic one-touch cable rewind. Now, there’s no need to stand on a switch and no whiplash effect as is the case with other manufacturers.”   And, the cord itself allows for a larger operating radius of 33 feet.
In today’s economy, consumers demand longevity from their purchases. Miele vacuums are tested to last for 20 years – a tradition-rich, self-imposed quality standard that is the envy of the industry. Overall, the S6 Red Velvet was designed will brilliance to be compact and valuable, durable and robust. Its unique Red Velvet covering, which is a world-first, has yet again positioned Miele as the world leader in floor care.

About Miele
Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities, representation in nearly 100 countries and annual turnover of €2.83bn, approximately $3.62 billion (2009/10). As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards.  Miele’s range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and espresso/coffee systems. Additionally, Miele Professional (the commercial product division) offers dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and rotary irons for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors for medical, dental and laboratory applications.




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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Clutter & Stress

I recently did an interview on a local tv station, KSBI-TV,  talking about how to de-clutter and de-stress.  You can view that segment by clicking on this link and then clicking on Monday, June 27.

I.                    Cluttered Surroundings = Increased Stress
II.                  Create a Clutter-Free Zone
III.                Make Bedroom a Relaxing Place
IV.                A Place for Everything & Everything in its Place
V.                  A Clean Home is a Healthy Home
VI.                Clutter Free→ Clean Home→ Healthy Body→ Healthy Mind→ Less Stress→ Peace of Mind

 

Ways in which clutter can lead to increased stress can include time wasted looking for things. Wasted time can lead to a lot of stress if you constantly have to look for things like your keys, or other essential items to start your day. If you misplace your bills and they don't get paid on time you can pile stress upon stress.  Clutter can also lead to fear that someone will stop by and see your mess.  You can also become overwhelmed by your clutter, to the point you can't get motivated to do anything because it all seems so much.  
A good way to begin to tackle your clutter is to create a "clutter-free zone.  If you can't seem to rejuvenate because of the amount of chaos in your life, try to establish an area or a room if you can, where there is no clutter.  Arrange or decorate it in a way that is pleasing to you.  You might keep flowers there, a favorite throw, a stereo to play your music.  The idea is to have a least a place to sit and reconnect with what is important to you.  A place to read, meditate, pray or just be alone with your thoughts.
The bedroom is the best room to start to de-clutter.  Most people leave their bedroom to last, or never get to it, because "nobody sees it."  So....you are willing to make other rooms pleasing to others, but don't get to your bedroom because "it's just you."  See something wrong with this picture?  If you are trying to get your serenity back, make your bedroom a serene place.  It is the room where you spend more time than any other and, more importantly, it is where you sleep.  If you have a lot of clutter in your bedroom, it may be interfering with your sleep.  If the last thing you see before climbing into bed is a beg pile of mess, then that may be what you go to sleep and wake up thinking about.  
When you start to tackle this issue of getting your house (or your office or workplace) in order, make a place for everything.  If you don't have a place for everything, then you may want to look at other solutions or get rid of some things.  Are there things you want to keep but don't use as often?  Maybe they can go into longer term storage, into containers and in the garage, attic or basement.  Maybe you need some shelving or cabinets to store some things longer term.  Another good rule of thumb is "don't bring anything into your home unless you take something out:  clothes, shoes, furniture, knick-knacks, magazines, you get the picture.  
If you want to be healthy and you want your family to be healthy, then you need a clean home.  From allergies to bugs to rodents; all can become a problem in a dusty, cluttered, unkempt home.
Clutter-free is necessary to be able to properly clean your home.  A clean home helps maintain a clean body.  Healthy Body helps contribute to a healthy mind.  A healthy mind and state of being can lead to less stress and can help you deal better with the little bumps in life.  Less stress can help lead to that peace of mind we all want.  
Good luck to de-cluttering your home, your office and your mind.  There's no time like the present to start this task. 


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cherry Limeade

I have loved Cherry Limeade since I was a kid.  In my hometown of Chandler, OK, there was a drive-in food place, Sprague's Drive Inn where they made the best Cherry Limeade.  One summer after my mom had surgery, I would frequently walk down there to get her a Cherry Limeade.  Braum's makes a pretty good one, but (maybe it's just a fond childhood memory) not like Sprague's!  I have loved my Soda Stream Soda maker since I got it and have loved experimenting with recipes.  See my previous post for a great Cream Soda Recipe I got from the Martha Stewart Show.  So, I got the idea to make my own Cherry Limeade!  The first one I made was with carbonated water, maraschino cherries and juice and fresh lime.  It was pretty good.  But this one, made with fresh cherries is the BOMB.  So, if you like Cherry Limeade, here it is:

Start with Cold Water and Use your Soda Stream Soda Maker to carbonate the water.

8 ounces Carbonated Water
Juice of One Fresh Lime
1/8 cup Cherry Syrup (recipe to follow)

Put the lime juice and one half the lime into the carbonated water and add the Cherry Syrup.  Stir, add your ice and enjoy!

Notes:  I found the Cherry Syrup to not make it quite sweet enough, so I added 1/2 teaspoon Splenda.  I think that it is a preference how sweet/sour you want yours, so don't be afraid to experiment.  You could also top it off with a maraschino cherry to add flavor, sweetness and color.

Cherry Syrup

2 cups fresh cherries (any variety) 
1/4 cup water 
3 tbsp. granulated sugar (I used organic turbinado sugar)

Insert a small paring knife into each cherry and cut around the hard center pit until you can pop it out, then discard the pit. (or use a cherry pitter) Wash your hands immediately with soap and warm water to prevent the cherry juice from staining your hands.
Add 2 cups pitted cherries into a food processor. Puree by holding down the "On" button for roughly three-second intervals until the cherries are completely blended, with no visible lumps. Continuously holding down the "On" button may make the cherries blend unevenly.
Place a large saucepan on the stove, then pour in the pureed cherries. Stir in 1/4 cup water and 3 tbsp. granulated sugar. Heating sugar and water produces a thick base known as a simple syrup.
Turn the stove to "high" and heat until the mixture starts to boil. Lower the heat to "medium" and cook the mixture for approximately 10 minutes so it can thicken.
Allow the syrup to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until it's at room temperature. Pour into a jar and serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to a week for the best results.


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Miele’s Rotary Iron is the perfect way to Give Better Professional Results and Perfectly Pressed for the Holidays

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Professional Results and Perfectly Pressed for the Holidays
Princeton, NJ – June 14, 2011 – The holidays are not as far away as one may think. Soon it will be time to rediscover all those heirloom tablecloths, extra sheets for guests and holiday dresses to get ready for the season. Cut preparation time by 30-50% and live wrinkle free year-round with the unique Miele Rotary Iron.
The secret to the iron’s timesaving ingenuity - its user-friendly features and wide, open-ended roller that speeds up ironing, no matter what size or shape the item is. The rotary iron’s ergonomic design allows the user to sit comfortably while pressing… it even neatly folds large tablecloths and linens as they pass through the iron.
“Miele’s rotary iron is not new technology, its age-old, time-saving, smart technology,” said Paul McCormack, spokesperson for Miele. “Recently, we refreshed this product with new controls and temperature settings that takes the guesswork out of selecting the right parameters for specific fabric blends.  The product essence is a result of more than 100 years of Miele engineering for better laundry care, a core competency of the brand.  It’s a classic addition to any home and truly ideal to quickly yet perfectly manage holiday preparations and bring wrinkle free living to your every day.”
The rotary iron perfectly presses every item with professional results. From drapes to sheers, duvets to sheets, napkins to tablecloths and pants to dresses, it is specifically engineered for in-home and easy use. Its clever fold-away design and castor wheels a allow you to use it virtually anywhere in the home. And, when you have completed all your ironing, you can easily store it in a hall closet.
At Miele, safety is always top of mind.  That’s why the rotary iron is complete with a smart finger guard which detects when hands get too close to the heating plate and stops rotation, avoiding any risk of injury.
The rotary iron may be experienced at authorized Miele dealers nationwide or Visit www.mieleusa.com  or call 800.843.7231 for more details or to locate a nearby authorized Miele dealer. 
Miele will present the Rotary Iron this June to the media at Manhattan’s Holiday Gift Guide Show (6/21)
Overview of Rotary Iron Features / Benefits:
  • The Miele Rotary Iron offers professional features comparable to much larger, industrial machines but is specifically designed for in-home use.
  • 110-volt requirement means ironing is truly “plug and play” anywhere in the house.
  • Professional / crisp results:
    • Versatile enough to gently press delicates or put creases into pants.
    • The open-end of the roller is particularly useful for ironing unusually shaped items such as shirts and blouses that can be fitted over the open end without being folded.
    • The open-end also allows for easy ironing of very wide items such as sheets and tablecloths.
  • A clothing bar can easily be extended to help stage clothing for ironing or hold it neatly afterward.
  • A smart finger guard detects when hands get too close to the heating plate and stops the iron’s rotation to avoid any risk of injury.
  • Thanks to its clever foldaway mechanism and wheels, it can easily be stored in a closet or left out in the laundry room for immediate use.
  • Retail price: $2,099.

About MieleFounded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities, representation in nearly 100 countries and annual turnover of €2.83bn, approximately $3.62 billion (2009/10). As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards.  Miele’s range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and coffee systems. Additionally, Miele Professional (the commercial product division) offers dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and rotary irons for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors for medical, dental and laboratory applications. To enhance your experience and learn more about Miele, visit www.mieleusa.com, like us on Facebook @MieleUS, watch us on www.youtube.com/mieleus and follow us on Twitter @MieleUSA.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

VacuumWizard.com Ranks Miele S5 Canister Vacuum #1 in Value

We work hard to find products that are high quality and good value for our customers.  We believe in the Miele Brand and it is nice to see an independent evaluation that validates our belief.  Please read the Miele Press Release.  If you have questions about any of the Miele Vacuum Cleaners, please contact us:
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S5281 Callisto Canister and S7280 Salsa Upright Rigorously Evaluated
VacuumWizard.com Ranks Miele S5 Canister Vacuum #1 in Value
Princeton, NJ – May 6, 2011 – Top ranked review site, VacuumWizard.com evaluates a full spectrum of vacuum cleaner models representing over a dozen vacuum cleaner brands.  Uniquely this site tests vacuums in real situations, employing actual homeowners to use and rate the machines. For over 6 years Tomaz Mencinger, president of VacuumWizard.com has called upon homeowners to use and evaluate all kinds of cleaning machines, “I decided the only way to really provide good information is to test vacuums in real situations.  These tests need to be good enough for the average and more demanding homeowner to understand – but not too scientific or complicated.”
Miele has been rated four out of five stars in overall value for the S5 canister vacuums, emphasizing the zero particle emissions and amazing suction power of the machines. The S5 is noted for its ergonomics and superb performance.  “It is an honor to receive positive evaluations from the VacuumWizard raters,” said Paul McCormack, spokesperson for Miele.  “Real world testing by discriminating homeowners is the best way to receive feedback, allowing us to pursue our Miele mantra – Immer Besser, or Forever Better – constantly evolving and improving.”
VacuumWizard.com tests vacuum cleaner performance on a full range of flooring options, including carpets, hard wood floors, rugs, vinyl, ceramic, bricks and linoleum.  They measure filtration using a laser particle scanner, noise levels using a decibel meter and a special device specially created for measuring suction power.  Additionally the reviewers rate maneuverability, ease and thoroughness of edge and stair cleaning, all critical components to customer satisfaction.  Miele ratings are higher than average for all of these test criteria.
The site receives an average of 67,000 unique visitors per month and has logged as many as 10,000 in a single day.  Moving forward the site will have an aggregator which will allow consumers to identify desired features and attributes, which will then compare all of the tested brands and models, yielding a recommendation(s) for the user.  This comparative software will thrive on data, encouraging VacuumWizard to continually test and feed the database.
Miele, pursuing its’ Immer Besser philosophy will continue to provide machines for testing.  Insights gained will be shared with Miele engineers and designers in Germany for consideration while developing new models.  To see how the vacuums all stack up visit www.vacuumwizard.com.
About Miele Vacuum CleanersMiele vacuums are known for legendary performance, advanced filtration and brilliant design, setting the standard for floor care and cleaning worldwide. Miele’s long heritage of vacuum innovations dates back 83 years to the use of Bakelite as a sound dampener in 1927, the advent of convenient integrated tools and stunning fashion colors in the 1960s to the world’s first HEPA-certified vacuums in the 1990s.
Miele continues to focus on making vacuuming easier through patented new technologies like the S7 SwivelNeck® as well as longer cords, automatic flooring sensors, powerful Vortex Motor Systems™ and silence settings. Miele’s passion for quality and innovation has resulted in a vacuum that excels not only in cleaning performance, but also in the area of filtration.
According to recent independent tests, there’s no other vacuum on the planet that removes dust, dirt and allergens as efficiently as a Miele canister or upright. Miele’s unique combination of AirClean filter bag, HEPA filter and Sealed System® design is 99.99+% effective in capturing lung-damaging particles. The key to this design is its hygienic self-closing AirClean filter bag whose revolutionary multi-ply filtering material helps homeowners dispose of the captured particles without coming in contact with them. For more information, visit www.airtruth.com. The entire line of Miele vacuum cleaners earned the enviable Good Housekeeping Seal upon review by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute in 2010.
About Miele
Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities, representation in nearly 100 countries and annual turnover of €2.83bn, approximately $3.62 billion (2009/10). As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards.  Miele’s range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and coffee systems. Additionally, Miele Professional (the commercial product division) offers dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and rotary irons for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors for medical, dental and laboratory applications. To learn more, visit www.mieleusa.com.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner Improves Indoor Air Quality | HOST Dry Carpet Cleaning and Grout Cleaning System

HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner Improves Indoor Air Quality | HOST Dry Carpet Cleaning and Grout Cleaning System
Carpet provides the healthful role of filtering the air. It traps and holds soil, dust and allergens. The vertical pile of carpet traps and holds many times its weight in small particles, including dust and allergens, that enter into the indoor environment and descend onto it from above. Substantial research suggests carpet does not release these elements back into the air. However, just as it is important to clean or replace a furnace or HVAC filter, it’s important to routinely clean the carpets.
The HOST® System of applying HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner to the carpet, brushing it through the carpet and then vacuuming up the HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner removes dirt and reduces allergens. Research studies have shown that one cleaning with the HOST System using HOST Machines reduces: Dust mites by 78%, Dust Mite Allergen by 75%, Cat Allergen by 85%, Mold Spores by 85%. EPA Establishment Number: 074202-WI-001.

Just One HOST Carpet Cleaning Reduces Dust Mites by 78% and Dust Mite Allergen by 75%

A study of 25 homes, conducted in Wisconsin, to determine the effect of HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning on dust mites showed a 78% drop in the average mite count. An extended study of 63 homes in Georgia and Wisconsin showed mite allergen decreased by 75% one day after HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning. This research has been peer reviewed and was one of only 500 papers worldwide accepted for presentation at the Sixth International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and the Environment in Helsinki, Finland.
University laboratory tests prove HOST is not a food for dust mites. They eat only protein—skin scales—HOST is not a protein.
cat allergen graph

HOST Carpet Cleaning Dramatically Reduces Cat Allergen in Carpet

Pet allergens are one of the top indoor allergens to which people are sensitive. In 1995 and 1996 several homes, with a cat in residence for at least one year, were studied for the presence of cat allergens and the effects of HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning in reducing them.
The study established that cat allergens (dander, hair and saliva) in carpet can be decreased 85% with a single HOST Dry Extraction Cleaning of carpet; a second carpet cleaning reduces the number of these allergens to even lower levels.
This study was presented at the Seventh International IAQ Conference in Nagoya, Japan, July 1996.
mold spore graph

Mold & Mold Spores Also Dramatically Reduced with One HOST Carpet Cleaning

Mold spores travel with wind current and are deposited on all indoor and outdoor surfaces. Mold allergens are found virtually everywhere in residential and commercial environments.
IAQ research showing HOST removes mold spores was confirmed by studies conducted in Wisconsin and Georgia. Mold spore levels in the Georgia test homes (humid climate) decreased by 85%. Levels in the Wisconsin homes (temperate climate) decreased by 94%.
This study was presented at the Seventh International IAQ Conference in Nagoya, Japan, July 1996.

Ten Ways You Can Improve IAQ…

  1. Fix roof and pipe leaks promptly.
  2. Keep HVAC equipment dry and operational. Disinfect drip pans often, change filters regularly.
  3. Insulate to prevent condensation.
  4. Increase ventilation/fresh air into building.
  5. Reduce humidity and keep indoor surfaces dry.
  6. Switch to low odor VOC paints, adhesives and cleaning products.
  7. Control dust; switch to treated dusting cloths.
  8. Remove dust buildup inside HVAC ductwork. Filter the air to trap dust and other airborne particulate.
  9. Use a high retention vacuum cleaner that retains particles larger than 0.1 micron. Respirable dust may be redistributed if a dirty or faulty bag is used.
  10. Use the HOST Dry Carpet Cleaning System for carpet care and maintenance.

Did you know?

Products or equipment that advertise they remove dust mites and mold from the environment are under the jurisdiction of the EPA and must be made in an EPA registered facility.
HOST Machines are manufactured in an EPA registered facility; EPA Establishment No. 074202-WI-00


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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Miele Vacuum Cleaner Recycling Program and Earth Vacuum

The Earth is one of the many vacuum cleaners you can buy when you trade in your old vacuum.  Now until June 1, trade in your old vacuum at A Cleaner Place for up to  to $100 off a new Miele Vacuum.  We will recycle and/or refurbish and donate the old one.  You and Earth come out winners.   Can't beat that! 

Read about Miele Vacuum Cleaner:  Earth



Vacuum Features New Color; Steel Blue Metallic
Miele Celebrates Earth Day and Ecological Responsibility with S5 Earth® Vacuum

Princeton, NJ – April 15, 2011 – Miele, the world’s largest family-owned appliance company recognized for its longstanding sustainable production processes and incredible product lifespan, debuts its latest model in the S5 series – appropriately named Earth®, just in time to celebrate Earth Day. Simultaneously, Miele announces a new color for the Earth® vacuum, Steel Blue Metallic. This canister vacuum boasts some of the most energy-saving and ecologically-conscience advancements the global floor care industry has to offer. Featuring an AutoEco™ setting that automatically detects flooring surfaces; the Earth® vacuum adjusts power output for optimal cleaning performance and energy efficiency.
The Miele Earth® vacuum respects our precious planet from the first step of the manufacturing process through the duration of its life. Manufacturing methods and attention to detail ensure that each Miele vacuum leaving the factory has been tested to last 20 years, based on an average use of 45 minutes per week at maximum output. Only virgin, high-quality polymers are used to make Miele vacuum cleaners and are marked for easy recycling. Due to a highly advanced injection molding process, there is minimal scrap in production from the punching processes, therefore significantly reducing waste. The packaging for the S5 series vacuum cleaners comprises more than 80% recycled paper and is specially designed to keep the vacuum safe during transport, while remaining true to Miele's environmental protection standards.
Miele’s S5 Earth® vacuum has been proven cleaner for indoor air as all fine dust and allergens are trapped in its unique Sealed System™ featuring a certified HEPA filter and unique AirClean FilterBag. Miele’s revolutionary FilterBag consists of multi-ply, random-spun filter material and protective netting to reinforce the outer layer in order to ensure that dust and debris stays in the bag. Inside the AirClean FilterBag, air guides distribute dust evenly, achieving a 25% longer life cycle without compromising performance. A downstream HEPA filter then captures even the tiniest of particles, retaining lung damaging particles inside the vacuum.
“Protecting our planet by truly doing what’s right to safeguard our environment is of the utmost importance at Miele and has been for more than a century,” explains Paul McCormack, spokesperson for Miele. “As a global leader in the household appliance industry, we’ve been consistent in demonstrating our commitment to reducing energy consumption by offering products that are thoughtfully-designed and adhere to the strictest environmental guidelines. The new S5 Earth metaphorically represents this Miele family tradition while keeping the indoor air and environment cleaner and safer for our clients.”
Furthermore, Miele’s entire line of vacuum cleaners has earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal upon review by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.
What Makes the Miele S5 Earth® Vacuum Unique?
  • Miele’s ultra-quiet Vortex Motor System™ delivers powerful suction and airflow and is tested to last 20 years.
  • AutoEco™ intelligence automatically detects flooring surfaces and adjusts power output for optimal cleaning performance and energy efficiency.
  • Electronic variable suction control via convenient plus and minus (+ / -) step-on button controls. Controls range infinitely, from 300 Watts to 1200 Watts.
  • The Active HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter not only captures and retains tiny, lung-damaging particles (including dust mite feces and pollen); it also uses activated charcoal which isused to absorb odors.
  • Miele’s exclusive combination of a Sealed System™ using the very best raw materials, electrostatically charged AirClean FilterBags and a selection of high-quality filter cartridges, including certified HEPA filter, provide the essential formula for this success.Features an impressive 33-foot operating radius, dustbag change indicator, filter grill, filter indicator, overheating indicator lamp with safety shut-off and silence insulation.
The Miele S5481 Earth® vacuum retails for $1,065.
About Miele Vacuum Cleaners
Miele is the world’s largest family owned and operated appliance company, founded in 1899, and a leading maker of quality vacuums – legendary for their powerful performance, advanced filtration and brilliant design details that set the standard for floor care and cleaning. Miele’s long heritage of vacuum firsts dates back 83 years to the use of Bakelite as a sound dampener in 1927, the advent of convenient integrated tools and stunning fashion colors in the 1960s to the world’s first HEPA-certified vacuums in the 1990s. Throughout the century, these award-winning advances have established Miele as the “must-have” status vacuum – hailed as “so smart it could start its own Mensa chapter.”
Beyond the frequent accolades, design awards and sleek good looks, Miele continues to focus on making vacuuming easier through patented new technologies like the S7 SwivelNeck® as well as longer cords, automatic flooring sensors, powerful Vortex Motor Systems™ and silence settings. Miele’s passion for quality and innovation has resulted in a vacuum that excels not only in cleaning performance, but also in the area of filtration. According to recent independent tests, there’s no other vacuum that removes dust, dirt and allergens as efficiently as a Miele canister or upright. Miele’s unique combination of AirClean filter bag, HEPA filter and Sealed System® design is 99.99+% effective in capturing lung-damaging particles. The key to this design is its hygienic self-closing AirClean FilterBag whose revolutionary multi-ply filtering material helps homeowners dispose of the captured particles without coming in contact with them.




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Miele Partners with Jamie Oliver Food Revolution

Another reason why A Cleaner Place, VacShack.com is proud to be a Miele Authorized Dealer

Eating Better
Miele Partners with Jamie Oliver Food Revolution 
Princeton, NJ – April 29, 2011 – 2010 TED prize winner and world-renown chef Jamie Oliver has launched his mobile Food Revolution – an 18 month, multi-city effort to “educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” Miele is honored to be a part of this exciting and important initiative.  This partnership fully realizes the century old Miele mantra “Immer Besser” a German phrase meaning “Forever Better”.
Working with such a “passionate pusher” of healthy living like Jamie Oliver is a testament to the fact that not just any appliance brand will do when it comes to bringing food education to the forefront. The choice of Miele appliances is a perfect complement to the goal of “inspiring families to cook again”.  After all it is Miele’s mission to continuously offer culinary solutions which make it easy, fun and entertaining for families to experiment and learn in the kitchen, constantly making food better.
“The decision to work with Jamie Oliver to realize his vision of reducing obesity through food education was an easy one,” said Nick Ord, President and CEO of Miele, Inc.  “His vision and ours mesh perfectly – educate, inspire and empower families to live better.”
Food Revolution Flagship Mobile Classroom
A full suite of Miele appliances including two 36” refrigerators, three Master Chef 30” double ovens, Chef Series 60cm Microwave Oven, full-size Induction Cooktop and 30” canopy ventilation hood, 16 CombiSet™  Induction Units, and a top-of-the-line La Perla fully-integrated dishwasher have been installed in the mobile Food Revolution truck. Created to capitalize on the “grassroots” nature of this effort, the truck is traveling the country to teach kids about food and cooking, and to help train professionals and parents. 
Designed pro bono by the prestigious Rockwell Group, best known for their hotel and restaurant designs including The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, the Wasabi by Morimoto and Starwood Resorts new Aloft Hotels, Miele was selected as a key performance player in the mobile kitchen.  David Rockwell, founder and CEO of the Rockwell Group said, “We feel that design plays an important role in sparking children’s imagination, and sending them on the road to a better life.” 
Part of the “food education” will be correct preparation, using the best appliances for the job in a well-designed environment.  This early exposure to best practices will introduce children to the importance of thoughtfully considering how to prepare healthy meals using equipment which has also been thoughtfully designed.
“A few pieces of great gear area all it takes to make some incredibly tasty food,” said Jamie Oliver, chef, food activist and star of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. “My friends at Miele outfitted the Food Revolution truck with incredible appliances that not only last forever, but make cooking easy and fun.”
The Food Revolution – Miele Partnership
The bold graphics on the outside of the truck powerfully communicate who is on board.  The Miele brand is prominently shown as part of the spirited nature of the design.  The lively and energetic look is a nod to Jamie Oliver’s own way of cooking.  
The truck is travelling to schools, farmer’s markets, state and street fairs.  The sides of the truck open out and a unique white band shell can be inflated outside of the back of the truck to house larger events.  When the sides of the truck are pushed out, an expo kitchen and eight separate cooking stations are revealed – all featuring two Miele induction CombiSet™ cooktops.  Each station has been custom designed to outfit two children with a kitchen’s worth of equipment.  These stations allow the children to work on their own, learning how easy it is to prepare healthy meals.
The community website www.jamiesfoodrevolution.com, celebrating the partnerships and Jamie Oliver’s wish to teach kids about food, is rife with healthy recipes, toolkits and tutorials.  Miele has joined the revolution.  You might want to consider joining too.  Log on and sign the petition.  Commit with Jamie Oliver, The Rockwell Group and Miele to “inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”
About Miele
Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities, representation in nearly 100 countries and annual turnover of €2.83bn, approximately $3.62 billion (2009/10).
As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards. 
Miele’s range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and coffee systems. Additionally, Miele Professional (the commercial product division) offers dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and rotary irons for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors for medical, dental and laboratory applications. To learn more, visit www.mieleusa.com

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thymes Fragrance Profile: Lavender

Our newest line of products is Thymes:
"We're a creative collaborative based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fragrance captivates us, uniting and inspiring us every single day.  We dedicate ourselves to enhancing the quality of your daily life through the transformative power of fragrance." 
I love the Thymes products.  Our customers love them, too.  Describing is not enough, you need to try these products to understand the genius of their mix of essential oils.   Stop in our store today or request samples with your next online order. 

Today I am featuring their Lavender:

 

A small ritual that gives aid and comfort, Lavender creates an aromatic buffer to help cushion you from the stresses of the outside world.

Warm, relaxing lavender is topped with woody green notes of galbanum to open the senses with a tranquil accord. Immersed below is a subtle, spicy accord of rosewood, clary sage and cinnamon leaf to generate warmth. Precious woods and crisp aldehydes add depth for a finish that’s pure peace.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Miele Vacuum wins Housewares Design Award

Press Release

Miele Honored With Prestigious Housewares Design Award
S7260 Cat & Dog® Vacuum Wins ‘Best In Category’ for Floor Care Electrics
 
 

Princeton, NJ - January 11, 2011 – Often referred to as “the Oscars of home design,” the Housewares Design Awards is the premier awards competition of the housewares industry. An independent panel of judges recently selected Miele’s S7260 Cat & Dog® vacuum as “Best in Category” based on superior design, appearance, function and originality. The Housewares Design Awards are presented by HomeWorld Business, with educational support from the International Housewares Association and sponsorship by the New York International Gift Fair®.
Miele’s advanced S7260 Cat & Dog® vacuum is specifically designed to effectively remove pet hair and absorb carpet odors while retaining the dust, dirt and dander that can trigger allergies and asthma. Miele’s unique Sealed System® technology, AirClean filtering dustbag and Active AirClean filter with odor absorbing charcoal makes the Cat & Dog® vacuum the perfect choice for pet lovers. The entire Miele S7 series has garnered many coveted awards and significant recognitions since its introduction in February 2009.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as “Best in Category” by such a well-respected organization,” says Paul McCormack, Spokesperson for Miele. “The category received over 320 entries, so the fact that Miele was ranked at the very top is quite impressive and humbling.”
About Miele Vacuum CleanersMiele vacuums are known for legendary performance, advanced filtration and brilliant design, setting the standard for floor care and cleaning worldwide. Miele’s long heritage of vacuum innovations dates back 83 years to the use of Bakelite as a sound dampener in 1927, the advent of convenient integrated tools and stunning fashion colors in the 1960s to the world’s first HEPA-certified vacuums in the 1990s.

Throughout the century, these award-winning advances have established Miele as the “must-have” status vacuum – hailed as “so smart it could start its own Mensa chapter” and “it’s like the BMW of vacuum cleaners.” Beyond the aforementioned accolades, design awards and sleek good looks, Miele continues to focus on making vacuuming easier through patented new technologies like the S7 SwivelNeck® as well as longer cords, automatic flooring sensors, powerful Vortex Motor Systems™ and silence settings. Miele’s passion for quality and innovation has resulted in a vacuum that excels not only in cleaning performance, but also in the area of filtration. According to recent independent tests, there’s no other vacuum on the planet that removes dust, dirt and allergens as efficiently as a Miele canister or upright. Miele’s unique combination of AirClean filter bag, HEPA filter and Sealed System® design is 99.99+% effective in capturing lung-damaging particles. The key to this design is its hygienic self-closing AirClean filter bag whose revolutionary multi-ply filtering material helps homeowners dispose of the captured particles without coming in contact with them. For more information, visit www.airtruth.com.

About MieleFounded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities, representation in nearly 100 countries and annual turnover of €2.83bn, approximately $3.62 billion (2009/10).
As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards. The company’s innovative heritage, state-of-the-art design and engineering aesthetic have inspired comparison to other powerhouse German brands synonymous with innovation: Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Miele’s range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and coffee systems. Additionally, Miele Professional (the commercial product division) offers dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and rotary irons for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors for medical, dental and laboratory applications. To learn more, visit www.mieleusa.com.

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