Got out the instruction book for the new Miele and gave her a try. Pretty slick! Works very well, even picks the spruce tree needles out of the entry carpet. That was always a challenge for the old Rainbow even with the power head. I love it, E’ ( the boss) loves it, now if our C. loves it ( she comes Tuesday), I’ll be a happy man. As the old saying goes " happy wife, happy cleaner Lady, happy man". Saying as adapted to suit my current circumstances. The new Miele weighs about a third of what the old Rainbow weighed. That’s nice but its too quiet though, with it running on high, I could still hear my wife talking! I guess it’s one of the challenges with this new equipment that I’ll just have to learn to live with! Petra, " you done good" ! As always I’d expect nothing less from Petra the Vacuum Specialist. Thank you, Perry D. - Perry D.