We visited my father-in-law yesterday and he was very glad that we came. He's been trapped inside the house these winter season as he does not drive anymore. He gets very lonely when no one is visiting him. Anyhow, every time we are there, the kids would always play, thus, a mess. I cleaned up their mess before we left last night. I tried using his vacuum and noticed that it was not sucking any dirt on the floor. So I opened his filter and it was packed. His vacuum was like ours with two filters, one at the bottom and there is one at the top. He forgot that it has one filter at the top so he never cleaned it. To make the story short, I washed it and let it dry. I think that it would be better for Dad to have one of the Miele Vacuum cleaners as it is light to maneuver and it is easier to handle. At 90 years old, his ability to carry and lift heavy stuff is getting limited. He gets frustrated sometimes of the things that he wants to do but he can't do it. Sometimes, he forget that he is almost 91 so if he can't do a certain thing that he used to do when he was 50, he get a little agitated. The Miele S7 Upright vacuum would be a perfect one for him as it provide excellent carpet and floor cleaning.