Replacing Your Miele Platinum
The Miele Platinum was a truly luxurious vacuum cleaner in its time. The key feature on the S4 Platinum was the quality carpet tool. The included electric powerhead was designed to better clean homes with wall-to-wall carpeting. It also included upgraded features like 360-degree swivel wheels, the patented parking system, and foot operated suction control.
The Platinum also included three accessories (that were conveniently stored within the canister) and a Combo Floor Tool that would properly clean hard flooring and area rugs. With all these included tools, it’s no wonder the Platinum was so popular!
What’s A Comparable Miele Model Today?
The Miele Marin Complete C3 is one of Miele’s most impressive vacuums. Like your Platinum, the electric wand and carpet tool (the SEB236 Electrobrush) powerfully clean carpet. Because the Marin’s Electrobrush beater-bar is powered by electricity (and not the suction) it’s able to dig deep into the carpet fibers for a true cleaning. But unlike your Platinum, the Marin’s powerhead features an extra bright LED light to guide your path.
Also new is the Automatic Stand-By function. When you place the wand in the rear-park position, the Marin will automatically power off. Remove the wand and it powers back on. This is incredibly helpful for those necessary quick pauses in vacuuming like to answer the phone or move a piece of furniture.
The Marin will certainly be an easy transition from your Platinum. It’s a perfect model if you simply want the fantastic vacuum quality of the Platinum without any additional frills. But what if you want a little upgrade? Keep reading!
An Upgrade From Your Platinum
If your Platinum has been great but you’re ready for an upgrade, the Miele Brilliant Complete C3 is the absolute best! The Brilliant Complete C3 is Miele’s leading canister vacuum.
The Brilliant comes standard with Miele’s best, HEPA filtration. The power controls are also available at your fingertips for uninterrupted vacuuming. You’ll also recognize the powerful electric carpet tool but with the addition of a bright LED light. The Brilliant also comes standard with the extra wide, 16-inch hard floor tool.
The velvet bumper strip found only on the Miele Brilliant is designed to keep even the most valuable furniture protected from any scuffs or bumps. And 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 to. Or, simply use the convenient handle switches to set the six power levels from 1200 all the way down to 300 watts for every cleaning need, from draperies to carpeting.
There are also beautiful ambient lights that highlight the underbody of the canister and the side-park location. Speaking of the parking system, the Brilliant includes “Automatic StandBy” in the rear-park setting – place the wand in the rear-park and the unit powers down automatically; remove the wand and it starts back up!