Compare Miele S8 Canister Vacuum Cleaners

Replacing the best-selling, Miele S5 line of canisters was no easy task, but the new Miele S8 vacuum cleaners have managed to exceed expectations in terms of price, features and overall value. Six models, each distinct, continue the tradition of top-notch cleaning ability and unmatched filtration. From the luxurious, top-of-the-line MieleUniQ to the air driven Alize or the pet-perfect Cat & Dog, the Miele S8 series raises the bar for all vacuums.

Below is a quick comparison chart highlighting some of the similarities and differences between the S8 Miele vacuum cleaners. Use this, as well as other charts and information we have provided, to help you make the most informed purchase that will meet all of your cleaning needs.




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11 Stage Sealed System X X X X X X X
H13 HEPA Filter X X Optional X X X X
HEPA Filter Change Indicator X X       X  
Encapsulated Motor (Quiet) X X X X X X X
Deluxe Ergonomic Handle X X X X   X  
Ergonomic Handle         X    
Deluxe Handle with Spotlight           X X
Full Electronic Handle Controls X            
Automatic Suction Adjustment X X       X  
+/- Foot Switch Controls   X X X X X X
Park and Pause X X          
One Touch Cord Rewind X X X X X X X
Raised 3D Bumper X
(Velvet Covered)
Enhanced Silence Insulation X X X X X X X
DynamicDrive Casters           X  
Chrome Accents X            
Park & Underbody LED Lights X            
Upholstery, Crevice and Dusting Brush X X X X X X X
STB 101 Turbobrush     X        
Parquet Floor Tool X X X X X    
SBD 650-3 AirTeQ Combo Tool           X  
STB 205-3 Turbobrush (Air Driven)         X    
SEB 217-3 Powerbrush   Optional          
SEB 228 Powerbrush   Optional X X      
SEB 236 Powerbrush X Optional          
* Price of Miele Marin with SEB 228 Powerhead

The Miele S8 series vacuum cleaners took many features that were upgrades in the S5 line and made them standard. Gone are the rotary dial controls. Instead, each S8 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 S8 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 S8 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 new S8s 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.

Exclusive Feature to the Premium Miele UniQ - Underbody LED LightsOf 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, full vacuum controls on the handle, and a velvet-lined tool compartment. 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 tool.

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 S8 vacuum cleaners vary by color, price, included floor tools, and additional features.

Miele S8 Self Sealing Dust BagFor people suffering from asthma or allergies, the S8 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 S8 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 S8 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 S8 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.

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