|Ideal for all smooth flooring and low-pile carpeting. Easily transition from smooth floors to carpeted surfaces with a quick click of the rocker switch. For use with S2000-8000 series canister vacuums.|
Miele is one of the most generous manufacturers in the industry when it comes to combination floor tools, offering their customers several choices in this area. They launched a collection of combo tools comprising of three similar attachments. This collection is known as the SBD collection and includes the SBD 350-3 FiberTeQ combination floor tool, the SBD 450-3 classic combination floor tool and the SBD 550-3 combo tool.
The SBD 450-3 classic combination floor tool is the middle entry model of the SBD tool family, being released after the 350-3 model and before the 550-3 model, which is the most advanced. In fact, the 450-3 combination floor tool replaces the SBD 245 model on the market. One of the main differences between the tools of the SBD collection lies in the material used. Metal was used for manufacturing the last two models whereas in the case of the 350-3 combination floor tool the Miele designers used plastic.
As far as its performance is concerned, the SBD 450-3 combo tool will definitely satisfy the needs of all those who have bare floors or carpets around their homes. It is designed to deliver excellent results on both these types of surfaces. In the former case, the actual cleaning is done by a brush strip fitted at the front and a squeegee which is fitted at the back of the combo tool. These two work together to prevent any scratching or other forms of damage that might occur during vacuuming. The access of the dust and dirt into the powerhead is eased by the thread notches that cover the front side of the brush. The brush strip with its notches and the squeegee are no longer used in carpet cleaning mode, in this case the actual cleaning being done by the steel soleplate which removes the dust and dirt by creating a strong airflow. A rocker switch is used for the selection of one cleaning mode or another.
The bristles, the soleplate and the other components of the SBD 450-3 classic combination tool are made so as not to damage the bare floor or carpet they clean in any way. This is also the case of the roller wheels, which are soft enough to allow the user to move their vacuum cleaner around the house freely and without having to focus on the protection of the floors. The bristles are also synthetic, so they protect the floor surface too.
The efficiency of this combination floor tool is not determined solely by the nature of its components but also by their size. For instance, the cleaning path of this floor tool measures 10 inches in width, which makes it ideal for use in any condos and homes with bare or carpeted floors.
All in all, the high efficiency and versatility of the SBD 450-3 classic combination floor tool, which can be fitted on all models of the Miele Galaxy series, should meet the expectations of anyone who wants to clean their living space properly and protect their health as well as their home.