Looking for a replacement Miele floor tool for your S5 vacuum? The chart below lists which Miele
attachments are compatible with each of the Miele S5 canister vacuums we offer.
You can find out which attachments come standard with each vacuum as well as which are additional purchase options. Lastly, we try
to explain the differences between your brush/floor tool options to help you select the Miele attachment that would best meet your
cleaning needs. If you need further assistance, please call our friendly Miele vacuum cleaner experts at 1-800-339-7123.
Miele S5 vacuum cleaners come with one of four carpet attachments.
The first three are electrically driven floor tools with
independent motors. This allows you to turn off the brush roll and use straight suction (like a smooth floor tool) which can be handy
if you are vacuuming carpet, and then you come to a small area of smooth flooring. Instead of switching attachments, you simply turn off the brush roll and
quickly clean the smooth flooring with ease. The Miele SEB 236 and
Miele SEB 228 are full-size carpet brushes suited
for all types of carpet. Each are nearly 14" wide and come with 5 height adjustments, in the form of a built-in foot pedal, and an upright
park position. The SEB 236 features a rubber bumper strip and LED lamp, while the SEB 228 lacks these features. Both are excellent
options for homes that are predominantly carpet. Both are ideal for high pile and dense carpet.
The SEB 217-3 powerbrush is a mid-size vacuum attachment that works best on
low to medium pile carpet. It also features an independent, electrically driven motor and cleans a 10.5" path. For most homes,
the SEB 217-3 is a good choice because it features the power of the larger powerbrushes without the weight or expense. On
high pile or dense carpet, the Miele SEB 217-3 will work, but it can be difficult to use.
All three Miele powerbrushes perform well in removing pet hair, cleaning
up dirt, and restoring crushed carpeting. For anyone who has
wall-to-wall or even large areas of carpet, one of theses three brushes is your best option.
The last carpet attachment is the Miele STB 205-3. This turbobrush features an air driven brush roll that is best on low to medium pile
carpet. It lacks some of the power that larger carpet tools have, but it is also less expensive and can be used with models that do not
come standard with electric wands and hoses (Pisces). While the STB 205-3 is an option for any of the S5 vacuum cleaners,
the Capricorn, Earth, Callisto, and Miele Libra all come standard with a much
more powerful brushes. When purchasing the Miele Capricorn, you can select either the SEB 217-3 or SEB 236.
For all Miele vacuum cleaners, you have four options for smooth floor cleaning. The primary
brush is the Miele Twister Parquet Floor Brush.
With a mixture of polyamide and natural horsehair bristles as well as an expanded range of motion, this
attachment is slim, maneuverable and lightweight. The bristles easily dislodge and collect
particles on hardwood and tile flooring. As a nearly identical but larger version of this, Miele offers the
Twister XL Floor Tool. This extra large smooth floor tool
features the same bristles and maneuverability, but instead of being 11.5" wide, the XL measures a full 16"
wide which allows you
to clean larger areas quickly and efficiently.
The third smooth floor tool is the Miele Smooth Floor Brush. This
tool has synthetic bristles, a slim body, and two small wheels to aid its floor movement. The main difference
between this and the Twister floor tools is the type of bristles used. For most people, this brush is just a personal preference towards
the slimmer body style.
The final Miele attachment is the Combination Floor Tool. A decent option for most types of smooth
flooring, the Combo Floor tool allows you to move from low pile carpet or smooth surfaces with the flip of a switch. This model is standard in many of the
Miele vacuums that do not have electric wands or hoses. For delicate flooring,
we recommend you go with one of the Twisters or the Smooth Floor Brush.
With the purchase of any Miele S5 canister vacuum, the Twister Parquet Floor Brush is a standard accessory.