Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool
The retractable bristle strips on the Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool makes it ideal for cleaning all smooth flooring as well as low-pile carpets and rugs. This tool will fit all Miele vacuums.
It consists of a foot switch that allows you to quickly shift between cleaning hard floors or carpets without needing to change the attachment every time. It comes in black color and has a 12” cleaning width. A metal soleplate assists in gliding smoothly across carpets. While the short and stiff bristles move gently over hard floors.
This SBD 285-3 AllTeQ is made up of hard plastic and has a decent build quality.
The floor switch feature on the Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool helps you avoid changing to a different attachment as you clean carpets or bare floors.
It comes as a standard attachment with some vacuums like the Miele C3 Alize and the Miele C3 Brilliant models. But it does fit all Miele canister vacuums in case you have an older model and considering buying this.
There are two brush strips, one at the front and one at the back of the tool. These strips are not connected all the way and there is a small gap between them on either side at the front. This design helps better cleaning near the edges.
You will also see a metal sole plate which makes cleaning low-pile carpets and rugs effortless by gliding smoothly over them. There are some instances where the two rows of felt at the bottom center of the tool left visible lines on some rugs after cleaning.
Now this should not be a deal breaker for most, but it is something you should keep in mind. Because if you have a medium-high pile carpet or rug, you are going to notice that happening!
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Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool Details
The retractable bristles on the SBD 285-3 AllTeQ are short and stiff. In some cases, they might be too hard for delicate surfaces.
Also, they will wear out relatively quickly than some other floorheads like the SBB 300-3 or the SBB 400-3. Once this happens, it will expose the sole plate probably causing the tool to leave scratch marks on delicate flooring.
So, even with the rubberized roller (also wears out over time) that prevents scratches being present, you will need to keep a close eye on the condition of the bristles.
Due to this reason, the Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool is somewhat unsuitable for hardwood and other bare floors.
The double joint neck on this attachment always maintains contact with the surface being cleaned. It swivels and goes down flat to allow cleaning under furniture. The neck is delicate and is also the part that can fall off before anything else if too much force is applied.
Where to Buy the Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool?
You can buy this vacuum cleaner floorhead at the following online retailers.
Why is the Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Tool Not Working?
There are a couple of reasons why your Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ tool could stop working. The first and most common one is that its airway is blocked. Because of the small fitting, things like small toys, towels, and other stuff can get sucked by the vacuum cleaner and get lodged in that area. Just dislodge it with a stick or any other long, flexible object.
Another reason could be because its joint has come lose and the suction is no longer as strong. This neck is the part of this tool that is most complained about. If the joint falls apart, you will have no choice but to replace the tool.
How to Clean Miele SBD 285-3 Floor Tool?
Although the wide thread lifters remove hair, some of it gets stuck in the bristles and the roller mechanism which can be difficult to clean. You can try to vacuum the floor tool itself with the hose directly or use a stiff brush as well to clean it.
The bristles on the Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool wear out over time. Once they are short enough and expose the metal plate, it is time to replace them or get a new floor tool altogether.
Where is the Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool Manufactured?
The Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor tool is manufactured in Miele’s facility in Warendorf, Germany.
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Specification: Miele SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combination Floor Tool
|Features and Functions
- Great for spaces a combination of hard floors and rugs.
- Easy to transition between carpeted surfaces and smooth floors using floor switch.
- No need to keep changing the floorheads while cleaning.
- Fits all Miele canister vacuums.
- Foot switch can be hard to push sometimes.
- Not easy to clean long hair stuck on the bristles.
- Somewhat bulky to use around tight places when bristles are retracted.
- Okay on hard surfaces. Better Miele hard surface floorheads available.