With the S5 Miele vacuums there are three features that makes
these units distinct. First and foremost is the size of these models. Not only does the larger canister allow for a larger bag, which means fewer bag changes for you,
but the additional space provides great storage for the mini attachments. A crevice tool, upholstery brush and dusting brush all fit neatly
"under the hood" of each of these units.
Next, all these models come standard with two cleaning brushes. While two in this series come standard with electric driven
powerbrushes, the last, the Miele Pisces, is fully upgradeable. So should your needs change, your vacuum can change with them.
While you have the option to choose either the SEB 217 or SEB 236 powerbrush for the
Miele Capricorn. For maximum cleaning
ability we strongly recommend the SEB 236 powerbrush, particularly for homes and apartments with wall to wall and very thick
carpeting. A newer "in-between" powerbrush is the SEB 228, very similar in size and still gives you height adjustment but it lacks the LED light that the 236 has. No matter which model
you choose, you will be receiving the right tools to clean both carpet and smooth floors. Lastly is the SEB 217-3, which works well on medium to low pile carpet. It is less
expensive and lighter but has a narrower cleaning path and no height adjustment.
For people suffering from asthma or allergies, the S5 series is a great choice. While few other Miele canisters
come standard with HEPA filtration,
this feature is standard on all S5 models. If you have never used a vacuum with a HEPA filter, you might just be surprised to find how much cleaner and
fresher the air can be. This combined with a sealed system, the new 9 ply AirClean G/N dust bag and pre-motor filter all work create vacuum cleaners
that not only clean your floors but the air as well.
Like other Miele canisters, the S5 models are constructed of
durable ABS plastic, and each is equipped with a rubber bumper to
help protect your furniture while cleaning. All also come
standard with 7 year warranty, sealed system construction,
self-sealing (9 ply AirClean) bags, self-winding power cords,
two cleaning brushes, and the reputation of a brand that has existed for over a century.
For further comparison of Miele vacuums, try one of the charts listed below or
shop all Miele vacuum cleaners.