Want a Free Vacuum and $250? Apply to Be Our Official Vacuum Tester!

Want a Free Vacuum and $250? Apply to Be Our Official Vacuum Tester!

If you have a dog, you know he or she probably has a complicated relationship with your vacuum. Whether your furry friend runs and hides at the very sight of the vacuum, or tries to attack the vacuum while you’re cleaning, it can be hard to clean your home with a little one around.

Over the past couple of weeks, our team has spent hours testing out cordless vacuums to determine which model is best. The new Miele Triflex HX1 cordless vacuum quickly became a favorite among our staff because of its performance and convenience. When testing this vacuum against its competitors, we noticed something interesting. Although the Triflex has similar noise ratings as its competitors, the frequency is lower, creating a quieter overall vacuuming experience.

After noticing this, we had a thought. What if the lower frequency of the Miele Triflex HX1 makes it easier to vacuum your home with your pet present? In honor of National Dog Day, we’re hiring someone to test our theory out! If chosen, you’ll get to keep the vacuum and we’ll even pay you $250 for your time (or donate $250 to an animal charity of your choice!) All you have to do is review your experience with the Triflex HX1 Cat and Dog model and tell us if it made a positive impact on your dog’s life.

Update: We Have Our Winner!

Congratulations to Nancy Garner and her dogs Harlequin and Tristan for being selected as our official vacuum testers!! We look forward to reading your review of the Miele Triflex HX1.


It was incredibly difficult to choose just one winner, and we’d like to thank all of the entrants for participating!

Here’s some of the other adorable entries we received:

Job Description:

We’re looking for someone to test out the new Miele Triflex HX1 vacuum to see if the lower sound frequency makes life easier for man’s best friend. If chosen, we’ll send you a Triflex HX1 Cat and Dog model (to keep!) All you have to do is test it out with your furry friend and report back to us with your findings. We’ll even give you an extra $250 for your time!

The ideal applicant:

  • Has an adorable dog
  • Is in the market for a new pet-friendly vacuum cleaner
  • Is a U.S. resident 18 or older

How to Apply:

  • Take a video of your dog (less than one minute long) while using your current vacuum cleaner. Is he/she afraid of it? Or does your dog like to play with it? Show us your dog’s cutest vacuum showdown!
  • Write a 250-word explanation of why your dog deserves a new vacuum friend. How will having a quieter vacuum make your dog’s life easier?
  • Fill out the form with all relevant information
  • Submissions are open from August 17-September 2. Submissions will not be accepted after September 2, 2020 at 5pm EST. Winner will be announced via email and social media on September 9.
Think you have what it takes?

Click here to apply

The Miele Triflex HX1

The Miele Triflex HX1 is the gold standard of cordless vacuums. This innovative new vacuum combines the power and reliability of a canister with the convenience and agility of a cordless. Unlike many traditional cordless vacuums that die quickly, the Triflex HX1 can operate for up to 60 minutes without recharging– a huge bonus for those who want to vacuum their entire home without interruption.

Speaking of cleaning your entire home, the Miele Triflex HX1 comes equipped with automatic surface detection technology. This means the vacuum automatically detects the type of flooring it is cleaning and applies the appropriate amount of suction for an effective clean. The Miele Triflex is powerful enough to tackle all kinds of flooring and can even be used on medium and high-pile carpets. The 3-in-1 design allows you to rearrange each piece of the vacuum and change the weight distribution to fit your preferences.

The best part? The Triflex is freestanding, which means you’ll never have to bend down to pick it up off the floor after taking a quick break.

Compared to other manufacturers, Miele’s vacuums are also pretty quiet. When operating on the lowest setting (70dBs), the vacuum’s hum is only slightly louder than the volume of a normal speaking conversation.

The Triflex comes in three different models: the Standard ($499), the Cat and Dog ($699), and the Pro ($799). You can read our in-depth Miele Triflex HX1 cordless vacuum review.

Designer Appliances “Vacuum Tester Contest” Official Rules
Sponsored by Designer Appliances

  1. The promoter of this competition is “Designer Appliances,” whose principal office is located at 280 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ 07921.
  2. Employees of Designer Appliances or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the Vacuum Tester Contest or helping to set up the Vacuum Tester Contest shall not be permitted to enter.
  3. Persons must be at least 18 years old, or otherwise have reached the age of majority under the laws of the state where you reside, in order to participate.
  4. Only residents of the United States are eligible to participate.
  6. There is NO ENTRY FEE AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR THIS VACUUM TESTER CONTEST. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by entrants will not improve one’s chances of being selected for the Vacuum Tester Contest.
  7. Route to entry for the Vacuum Tester Contest and details on how to enter are available at www.realnapalm.com. Individuals may apply by filling out the application form on the www.realnapalm.com website
  8. Entries will be accepted from August 17, 2020 through September 2, 2020. Closing date for entry will be September 2, 2020 at 5pm EST. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  9. Designer Appliances will select only one winner from the entire pool of eligible entries. The selection process will be at the discretion of Designer Appliances. The winner will be required to complete certain tasks designated by Designer Appliances. If the winner does not follow through with the tasks required of them, they will not receive the cash prize of $250 and will be asked to return the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat and Dog vacuum.
  10. The winner will be notified by email within 7 days at the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted, is not eligible, or does not claim the opportunity to participate in the Vacuum Tester Contest within 5 days of notification, Designer Appliances reserves the right to withdraw the offer from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  11. The winner acknowledges that participation in the Vacuum Tester Contest will be as an independent contractor. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by acceptance of the Vacuum Tester position. The winner has no authority to bind Designer Appliances to contracts, make any agreement or representations on Designer Appliances’ written consent. The winner shall not be eligible to participate in any vacation, group medical or life insurance, disability, profit sharing, or retirement benefits, or any other fringe benefits or benefit plans offered by Designer Appliances to its employees. Designer Appliances is not responsible for withholding or paying any income, payroll, Social Security, or other federal, state, or local taxes, making any insurance contributions, including unemployment or disability, or obtaining worker’s compensation insurance on the winner’s behalf. The winner acknowledges that stipend is subject to all applicable taxes. The winner is solely responsible for all such taxes or contributions, including penalties and interest.
  12. This contest is conducted by Designer Appliances and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Miele, or any of the properties listed above or their affiliates.
  13. Designer Appliances will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  14. Upon completion of the Vacuum Tester contest requirements, the winner will receive a one time payment of $250.00 USD. Funds shall be distributed no earlier than 30 days following winner notification.
  15. No cash alternative to the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat and Dog vacuum will be offered. The prize is not transferable.
  16. All applicants agree to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  17. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after the closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:
  18. 280 Main Street, Bedminster, New Jersey 07921

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SIDENOTE. This post was last modified on December 17, 2020. However, we regularly update our content as we test more products and new models are released. We also listen to the feedback of our customers and make changes to our product recommendations based on their experiences. So don’t be surprised if you see some old comments below! Since reader comments contribute to the topic, we have decided not to delete them.

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