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Full line of commercial and domestic vacuums and cleaning machines, accessories, bags and cleaning products ready for demonstration.

Miele Vacuum's
Authorized Warranty/Dealer of some of the best vacuums in the world. Come in for a demonstration. You'll be glad you did.

Fourteen years of experience in repairs of all small appliances and vacuums.  All work done on premises. I take pride in my work.


Nic's Vacuums and Small Appliances has been at this location since 1961.  Nicolas Deroche started repairing appliances for neighbors and friends out of his garage.  Nic was so good at it and people loved his Belgian charm.  As the word spread, business boomed.  He outgrew his garage and 216 Del Mar would become Nic's Vacuum and Small Appliances to this day.

In 1975 Nic sold the business to his brother-in-law Ray Dekens, who had a special way with people.  With a little help from Nic, he became a master in the field of small appliance repair.

My name is Jean-Louis, and I also had an obsession with small appliances and how they worked.  When I was a little boy, I would dig up things that were thrown in the trash by my father, when nobody was looking, I would take them apart to find out what was inside them, and how they worked.  The problem was I could never put them back together.  Then in 1989 Nic introduced me to Ray Dekens.  Ray taught me everything, from how to change a belt on a vacuum, to silver soldering a belt buckle, as well as how to make a customer smile.  Today Nic lives in Carmel, CA and is doing very well. Ray passed away in 1999 of cancer; we miss him very much.

I am now the owner of Nic's Vacuums and Small Appliances, the experience imparted to me by Nic and Ray has proven invaluable in my everyday repairs.  Since everybody's' carpets and floors are different, I strive to provide our customers with the best vacuum, or floor cleaner for their needs.

Our repairs involve all brands of vacuums, coffee makers, toasters, blenders, food processors, mixers, irons, blow-dryers, curling-irons, shavers, lamps, and more... we also sharpen scissors, knifes and most garden tools.

We carry some of the best models of vacuums by Miele, Sanitaire (Eureka commercial), Eureka, Hoover, Panasonic, Sebo, Sanyo, Royal and Oreck.  We are authorized Warranty service center for Miele, Eureka, Hoover, Bissell, and Royal.

Last but not least, sales and service of all restaurant commercial blenders, mixers and toasters. They are my favorites! I also will turn anything into a lamp, just bring me the item and your idea and leave the rest to me.

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