The Miele Complete C3 series vacuum cleaners (formerly S8) took many features that were upgrades in the S5 line and made them standard. Gone are the rotary dial controls.
Instead, each C3 has +/- buttons on the body or suction control on the handle. Instead of a 33' cleaning radius, each has a full 36' of cleaning reach (due to a longer cord),
and all come with the one-touch cord rewind. Like its predecessor series, Miele C vacuums come with the AirClean System, which includes a sealed system and 11
stages of filtration with a certified HEPA filter. The only exception to this is the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog. This unit comes with the Active AirClean filter which
gives up a little in terms of filtration (99.95% of particles .5 microns and larger) in favor of active carbon/charcoal for much improved pet odor filtration.
Unlike the S5 line, the C3 models come standard with improved silence insulation and encapsulated motors
for reduced noise, as well as a raised 3D bumper strip to protect furniture. Lastly, each has staple characteristics like the skeletal construction design,
ergonomically designed carrying handle, and integrated accessories. In all, the Miele took eight premium features and made them standard in this line.
Of the models in the line, five come with two floor tools (UniQ, Marin, Cat & Dog, Kona, and Calima), and four models feature electrically driven
powerheads (UniQ, Marin, Cat & Dog, and Kona). Three models also come with the Automatic Suction feature - the UniQ, Marin and Alize. The UniQ has the
highest price tag but also has the most features including velvet covered bumper strip,
park and side LEDs, chrome trim, and full vacuum controls on the handle. Though it lacks the luxury features of the UniQ, the Alize is also very unique Miele in that
it features DynamicDrive casters, to its smooth movement across hard flooring, a spotlight built into the ergonomic handle, and the AirTeQ combo
As the newest addition to the line, the FreshAir canister is a limited edition that also comes with the Spotlight Handle as well as three additional cleaning
accessories but is also the only model that comes solely with a combination floor tool. The Cat and Dog canister sets itself apart by using the AirClean filter and including
the STB 101 handheld turbobrush, while the Marin offers an amazing finish and is the only model that gives you your choice of powerhead. Other
Miele C3 vacuum cleaners vary by color, price, included floor tools, and additional features.
people suffering from asthma or allergies, the Complete C3 canister series is the most hygienic line of vacuum cleaners available today. These vacuum cleaners
come standard with an H13 HEPA filter and sealed system to create the Miele AirClean system which
eliminates 99.95% of particles 0.1 microns and larger. Instead of polluting the air in your home with allergens, a Miele C3 actually filters and retains particles like dust mites, pollen, pet dander,
and mold spores. And when you're finished, each Miele G/N back is self-sealing. So, unlike with a bagless vacuum, no dust or allergens escape
back into the air when you're done. With a Miele C3 canister, you clean not only for appearances, but for your health.
Other standard Miele features include 360° swiveling casters, durable ABS shell, crush-proof hose, and stainless steel wand. Of the
Complete C3 vacuums, all have Miele's standard 7 year warranty on the motor and body with a 1 year warranty for parts and labor. The only exception to this is
the Miele UniQ. It has a full 10 year warranty on the motor and shell with 5 years covering parts and labor, the most comprehensive in the industry.
For further comparison of Miele vacuums, try one of the charts listed below or shop all Miele vacuum cleaners.