May 7th, 2013

“Just a short note to say WOW. I ordered this thing yesterday morning and it was on my doorstep when I came home today at 3:00pm.  Nice to know there are businesses that still have really good service.  Thank you”

Oh, that? Just a little love note from another satisfied customer. Thinking that maybe we were just treating him special? Consider this: he ordered a $5.46 replacement part. Central Vacuum Stores caters to every single customer, no matter what the order. The only level of customer service we have is exceptional.

What we also have is a team of Miele specialists who answer your phone calls and emails six days a week and a full-time repair and installation crew who have over 100 years combined experience in the vacuum industry. And don’t forget about the 17,000 square foot warehouse, the staff of six employees dedicated to anything and everything shipping, and the state-of-the-art web tools at your fingertips. Really, I know I’ve said it before but why would you purchase a Miele vacuum cleaner from Amazon? Don’t you only want the best?

Speaking of the best…this will be the final article in my Too Good For Amazon series and I’ve saved the magnum opus for last. The pièce de résistance, the crème de la crème, the Mona Lisa of the vacuum world, the Miele S8 UniQ S8990. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be writing about it!

2017 Update 

Miele has renamed the S8 UniQ. It is now called the Brilliant Complete C3. The features and design elements have not changed, just a new name! We think it’s pretty Brilliant – wink wink!

The Miele S8 S8990 UniQ Canister Vacuum
The Miele S8 UniQ Canister Vacuum

Oh my goodness, where to start? Let me just say, if you did a Google search for “Best Vacuum” or “Elite Vacuum” or “Most Fabulous Vacuum Ever Designed” and stumbled upon my blog, you’re in the right place. The S8 UniQ S8990 is Miele’s way of saying, “Here is everything amazing we could fit into a canister vacuum, now love it.” And we do.

First, we’ll take a roll call of the unmatched standard features you’ll find in Miele’s S8 line of vacuums. Just keep in mind…there’s even more to come!

  • Exclusive 12-Stage AirClean Sealed System: dust and dirt is processed through twelve stages of filtration, capturing an unmatched 99.9%
  • Silence Motor & Silence Insulation: No rattles or rumbles here; Miele’s high-grade materials and attention to detail make for the quietest construction
  • Six Power Levels: from 1200 all the way down to 300 watts to tackle thick carpeting or delicate fabrics
  • Smooth Running 360 Degree Castor Wheels & Travel Ramp Design: providing unbelievable maneuverability
  • H.E.P.A. Filtration: combined with the 12-stage filtration, the H.E.P.A. feature makes this unit perfect for owners with pets or allergies
  • 70-inch Poly Foam Flexible Suction Hose
  • Natural Bristle Dusting Brush, Upholstery Nozzle, Crevice tool
  • Stainless Steel Telescopic Wand
  • One-touch Cable Rewind
  • 33ft Operating Radius
  • Lightweight Skeleton Construction
  • Filter Change Indicator
  • Safety Shut-Off on Overheating
Miele S8 UniQ illuminated parking system
Illuminated parking system

These features are what make a Miele a Miele. But what makes the UniQ truly unique are the unbelievably luxurious elements found only in the S8990. Take, for example, the stylish LED lighting like the illuminated parking system. When you’ve finished vacuuming or simply taking a pause, there’s no need to set down your Miele wand. The canister includes a built-in parking application for the wand and powerhead making it easy to store and rest.

LED underbody lighting

Additionally, the UniQ S8 has brilliant underbody LED lights to both guide your vacuum path and also create an aesthetic appeal. Combined with the lighting found on the powerhead, you’re sure to find every dirt particle on your floor!

The underbody lighting will also highlight another UniQ feature, the velvet trim bumper strip. No longer will your fine furniture be at risk of bumps and scuffs. Miele wants to treat your chair legs and dresser corners with white-glove care!

With Miele’s exclusive automatic setting function, you can allow the machine to automatically adjust to different power levels when the vacuum detects the need. So as you vacuum from carpeting to hard surface flooring, your UniQ S8 recognizes the change and adjusts the power, saving energy and hassle!

Miele UniQ Vacuum Handle
All your controls conveniently placed at your fingertips!

And to add to the convenience, there’s no need to bend over to turn the vacuum on and off or change the settings. The power control handle puts everything at your command.

The Miele S8 UniQ comes complete with the Electro Premium Electrobrush (SEB236), the extra-wide, 16-inch Parquet Twister floor brush, AND the SBD285-3 All TeQ Combination smooth/carpet floor tool. No other Miele model comes with three separate floor tools to clean carpeting, hard surface flooring, and anything else! It also includes Miele’s elite, household tools stored conveniently within the canister.

Miele S8 UniQ Velvet
Onboard tool caddy

The Miele S8990 UniQ is clearly in a class all its own. This isn’t the kind of household tool you would pluck from the shelves of a department store or buy from a second-hand shop, or worse, purchase from a giant online retailer like Amazon. This is the type of product you would purchase from a respected vendor like Central Vacuum Stores.

Making an investment in a quality vacuum is important. Seek out the advice and knowledge of a retailer who has been in the vacuum industry since 1948. Central Vacuum Stores offers FREE NEXT DAY AIR SHIPPING on the UniQ and many other Miele vacuum cleaners. It’s our pleasure to get this fantastic vacuum to you as quickly as we can. We also offer continued customer service before, during, and well after your Miele purchase. Call one of our specialists today and let them prove what I’ve been preaching all along. We’re just plain better than Amazon.

There. I’ve said it.

Visit or call 1-800-221-8227 to speak with a sales representative.

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