How To Compare Miele Vacuums, Series by Series

jd-power-mieleIf you’re online shopping for a Miele vacuum cleaner today, you must already know about the incredible benefits Miele units provide. Miele vacuums are known for their quality construction and durability. The focus on quality control, from production design to manufacturing, have solidified Miele as the leader in better residential vacuums.

But how do you decide which model is right for your home? Purchasing a Miele is an important investment and Central Vacuum Stores wants to help you choose!

compare-all-mieleWhat Is A Series?

Miele divides their vacuum models by Series. Each Series houses several vacuums featuring similar benefits and properties. The Series will also contain a variety of price ranges within each set.

compare-all-mieleWhat Is The Main Difference In Price Between Series?

As each Series will house similar models, the main differences from Series to Series will be the internal structure, added features, and included attachments. For example, the S2 Miele Canisters will not have Miele’s patented Certified Sealed System (allows the unit to be both quieter and better at containing small particles.) The S6 and S8 Series, however, have the Sealed System and thus, the models within these cost more.

compare-all-mieleWhat Is The Main Difference In Price Between Models?

Within the Series, the main difference from model to model will be the floor attachment. Electric carpet tools will add to the expense of a unit while basic hard-floor tools will be less costly.

compare-all-mieleWhere Do I Start?

  1. We suggest that our customers start first with variety and type of flooring in their homes. Determine first how much carpeting your home has and its density. For example, if you only have a few, low pile area rugs and mostly hard surface flooring, you will not want to waste money buying a Miele with an electric carpet tool. Conversely, if your home has carpeting in several rooms, give thought to how dense that carpet is. You will need to choose a standard carpet tool, an electric carpet tool, or an upright model.
  2. Next, think about your additional needs. Do you have pets? Children? Allergies or health issues? Each of these are indicators of a need for the Certified Sealed System. You would want to select a model from a Series featuring this component.
  3. Lastly, consider your budget. Keep in mind the amount of money you wish to spend on a vacuum unit while also meeting all your needs.

An Introduction To Each Series

miele_9896_2The Miele S2 Series

The Miele S2 Series has been discontinued effective April 2017. See the bottom of the article for a list of the updated models.

The Miele S2 if often cited as Miele’s “introductory series.” This is because this Series contains the least expensive Miele models. The S2 models are designed to house a larger dust bag, allowing you more vacuum hours with fewer bag changes. However, the larger size also makes for heavier, bulkier units.

  • Pros: A great choice for a homeowner looking to simply purchase a quality unit without the bells and whistles. Accepts a large dust bag for more cleaning with less changing.
  • Cons: These models do not have Miele’s patented Certified Sealed System, so we do not recommend these units to homeowners with allergies or other breathing issues. They also will be louder than models with the Certified Sealed System (though still quieter than many competitors.) The S2 Series will be heavier than other Miele canister vacuums.

Common Features:

  • 4.76 quart Miele AirClean dustbag with flap for dust-free removal (1 supplied)
  • 29-1/2 foot operating radius
  • Dustbag change indicator
  • Automatic cord rewind
  • Safety shut-off on overheating
  • Miele Rotary Dial
  • Vario Tool Attachment (tools clip onto the hose)
Miele S2 Olympus S2121
Miele S2 Olympus
Miele S2121 Capri
Miele S2 Capri
Miele S2 Delphi
Miele S2 Delphi
Miele S2 Titan
Miele S2 Titan

Comparing each model is easy using our Miele S2 Series Comparison Chart. This chart will demonstrate the key differences between all four models and help you choose.

The Miele S4 & S5 Series

The Miele S4 Series featuring the Polaris and Neptune and the S5 Series of canister vacuums have been discontinued.

D-Quartz_CanisterVert-1The Miele S6 Series

The Miele S6 Series has been discontinued effective April 2017. See the bottom of the article for a list of the updated models.

The Miele S6 Series offers models featuring Miele’s Certified Sealed System. This system has been proven by independent laboratory tests to be over 99.9% effective in capturing and containing pollens, dust mites, pet dander and other irritants known to trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. This exceptional construction allows medical professionals to recommend the S6 Series to homeowners around the world.

  • Pros: The S6 Series is similar to the S2 Series with the exception of the quality construction. The Certified Sealed System is truly what sets the Miele vacuum apart from your standard vacuum. It’s this feature that has made Miele a leader in the industry. The units will also be the smallest and lightest Mieles.
  • Cons: While offering Miele’s Certified Sealed System, the S6 line does not offer the exemplary features you’ll find in the S8 Series. The bells & whistles on the S6 models are very basic.

Common Features:

  • Patented 12-Stage Certified Sealed System
  • 3.7 quart F/J/M AirClean dustbag with flap for dust-free removal (1 supplied)
  • 33-foot operating radius
  • Dustbag change indicator
  • Automatic cord rewind
  • Safety shut-off on overheating
  • Miele Rotary Dial
  • Vario Tool Attachment (tools clip onto the hose)
  • Optional HEPA or Charcoal filters accepted
Miele S6 Quartz
Miele S6 Quartz
Miele S6 Onyx
Miele S6 Onyx
Miele S6 Topaz
Miele S6 Topaz

The S6 Series includes the Quartz, Onyx, and Topaz. The difference between each are the included floor attachments.

To compare between each of the models, visit our Miele S6 Series Comparison ChartThis chart will demonstrate the key differences between all three models and help you choose.

Miele_S8390_6The Miele S8 Series

Effective 2016, the Miele S8 Series is referred to as the “Complete C3” Series. The model names are the same…

The Miele S8 line of canister vacuums is the absolute, top of the line, Miele model. The S8 vacuums feature Miele’s Certified Sealed System which has been proven by independent laboratory tests to be over 99.9% effective in capturing and containing pollens, dust mites, pet dander and other irritants known to trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. In addition to the quality construction, the models in this Series will also include exceptional features not found in any other Series such as LED lighting, further accessories for cleaning, and automatic suction settings.

  • Pros: The S8 Series houses Miele’s best units. Choosing from this Series ensures you’re getting all the quality of a Miele and some truly innovative extras, too.
  • Cons: The models within the S8 Series will be more expensive than many models from the other Series’.

Common Features:

  • Patented 12-Stage Certified Sealed System
  • 4.76 quart F/J/M AirClean dustbag with flap for dust-free removal (1 supplied)
  • 33-foot operating radius
  • Dustbag change indicator
  • Automatic cord rewind
  • Safety shut-off on overheating
  • Foot Control Settings (with the exception of the S8 UniQ)
  • Included accessories stored within the unit
  • Park system for wand
  • 3D bumper strip to protect furniture
  • Silence insulation

Features Unique To Some S8 Models:

  • Control settings located in the handle
  • Intelligent Automatic Suction Setting
  • Change Filter indicator
  • Automatic Standby Switch in Rear Park
  • On/Off Control of powerhead from handle
  • Spotlight on Handle
  • Underbody Lights
  • Hand-Held Turbobrush

NEW 2017 Miele Canister Models

In April 2017, Miele chose to discontinue their S2 / Classic C1 and S6 / Compact C2 models. This included the Olympus, Capri, Titan, Delphi, Quartz, Onyx, and Topaz canisters. In their place, Miele introduced a simplified Series housing three, brand new units. The models are, essentially, a Good, Better, and Best option. The new Compact C1 Pure Suction features an all-in-one floor tool for hard floors and low area rugs, the Compact C1 Turbo Team features a hard floor brush and a Turbo carpet powerhead for low-medium pile rugs, and the Compact C2 Electro+ features a hard floor brush and an electric powerhead for homes with carpeting or dense area rugs.

miele-personal-shopperFor even more resources and to speak with an expert about purchasing a Miele, call 1-800-221-8227 and let the pros at Central Vacuum Stores guide you through your choices. We’re a certified Miele dealership and we’re ready to help!


 

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