Miele Triflex HX2 Pro review: A sleek and stylish vacuum cleaner at a price to match – The Reviews
Box includes center power unit, handle, long suction tube, main brush head, dusting brush attachment, upholstery nozzle, crevice nozzle, delicate carpet roller, hard floor roll, 2 batteries, standalone battery charger and wall mount.
It’s clear from the outset that the Triflex HX2 Pro is a quality product. All pieces are sturdy, well made and seem built to last. Also, despite its small size, Miele claims to be the most powerful vacuum cleaner ever produced. promising start.
The second most amazing thing about the Triflex HX2 Pro after its hefty price tag is its design. It looks like a service robot you might see on deck cleaning duty in a Darth Vader Star Destroyer – not for everyone but I like its clean, futuristic lines.
Thanks to the clever 3-in-1 design, the separate pieces can be configured in many different ways giving users the option to use the Triflex HX2 Pro as a mini handheld cleaner, stick cleaner or traditional upright cleaner. Changing the configuration is a breeze and the parts snap together with a firm, reassuring ‘click’.
The cleaner is lightweight, at just under 4kg on my bathroom scale, and easy to handle in all positions. It has good maneuverability and feels comfortable and solid in the hand. One downside is that it will only stand up on its own in the vertical position. If you want to store it in the stick position, you’ll need to use the included wall mount.
Also, when placed on a flat surface in handheld mode, it rolls like a Weeble downing three pints of beer. Minor quibble, but an annoying nonetheless in a well designed product.
There are three power settings on the Triflex HX2 Pro – min, eco, and max. It’s relatively quiet in all modes which means you won’t be waking up the neighbors if you want to do some sweeping in the middle of the night, if that’s your thing.
The suction power is excellent, even in eco mode. The vacuum cleaner had some problems picking up anything I threw at it except feathers from the cushions burrowing into the fabric of the sofa. Perhaps this is more a statement about my boujee taste in interior design than a flaw with the Triflex HX2 Pro. The pesky little nuggets have defeated every other vacuum cleaner I own, and I usually have to tease them with tweezers.
Possibly due to the great suction power, the dust container fills up very quickly. This is not helped by the fact that it is quite small, around 500ml. Upon emptying it, I was surprised to see the small amount of dust/fluff it took to fill it up – about the same amount you’d find in a small plastic house for your average hamster.
This isn’t a problem if you’re just using the Triflex HX2 Pro to say, clean your car or to run quick errands around the house, but emptying it in the middle of cleaning can get a little tedious if you’re using it as your main cleaning device.
Another sign of the TriFlex HX2 Pro is its relatively short battery life. Miele says it should last up to 60 minutes on a single charge, but I’ve been getting a little less than that—maybe due to my slightly overloading the power modes.
The inclusion of an extra battery somewhat overcomes this problem because it means that if you’re organized enough, you can always have a fully charged spare battery to swap out in the case of the one you’re using. But it’s not the most convenient or elegant solution, especially when you consider that a dead battery takes four hours to fully charge.
There’s no denying that the Triflex HX2 is a quality combo. It’s sleek, quiet in operation, feels great in the hand, and has really great suction power. Of course, all of this comes with a hefty price tag attached. But then, if you really want what is essentially a Rolls-Royce of cordless vacuum cleaners, you should expect to pay top dollar for it.
Mela Triflex HX2
It has the same cool 3-in-1 design as its big brother and comes with the same set of accessories. You only get one battery, so you really need to stay on top of your charging game.
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